Spring Lunchtime Concert Series

Published on April 17, 2024

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Please join us this May for midday music recitals in the back of our Readers Services area.  Performances will be held from 12:15pm to12:45pm.  Attendance is free of charge and seating is first come, first served.  Bring your lunch and enjoy some great music while you eat! 

On Wednesday, May 1st join harpist, Merynda Adams, and guitarist, Darren O’Neill for performances of music by Enrique Granados, Erik Marchelie, and Maximo Diego Pujol. Merynda Adams is a soloist and chamber musician, performing throughout the United States, Belgium, France, and the Netherlands. Adams is a 1994 winner of the Artists International Competition and the Goldblatt Award. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Harp Performance from the Manhattan School of Music. Darren O'Neill is the current Library Director and Guitarist Extraordinaire. 

On Wednesday, May 15th, soprano, Mara Adler O’Kelly, and guitarist, Darren O’Neill, will perform music by Ferdinando Carulli and Gioacchino Rossini. Mara Adler O'Kelly has appeared with locally with Opera Theater of Montclair and The Garden State Opera. She is the co-founder of Musicians for Mercy, a charity concert collective. Able to move audiences with her voice, Mara is known for delivering inspiring performances and bold interpretations of her roles. Her ambitious nature is fueled by her desire to share music’s astounding emotional depth with a wider audience, and to inspire younger generations through teaching and performance.

On Wednesday, May 29th UpTown Flutes will perform an innovative program of transcriptions and commissions. UpTown Flutes is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year and is an Artists International Award-winning group. UpTown Flutes presents an ever-changing repertoire of music that is evocative, enchanting, always appealing, and makes full use of the rich tone colors of the flute family. UpTown Flutes actively commissions new works and is dedicated to bringing new music to a wide audience, embracing a wide spectrum of musical styles.

For questions or concerns, please contact library administration at (973) 285-6934. 




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