October 27, 2014
This popular one-night only event kicks off Halloween week. This 90 minute delightfully bone-chilling evening is a ghoulish collage of dramatic readings from the classic canon of the macabre including Shakespeare, Poe and Lovecraft. “The stories come alive in front of an audience. We combine talented storytelling and haunting music to create a wonderfully spooky atmosphere,” says Director Brian Crowe.
Composer, musician and a prominent theremin player, John Hoge, will provide the music for this unique evening. The only instrument played without physical contact, the theremin is one of the first electronic instruments and became the iconic sound signature of hundreds of B horror movies in the first half of the 20th century. Now enjoying a resurgence, it is used by rock bands and symphonies. Hoge has performed with the NY Theremin Society, is the editor of ThereminWorld.com and can be heard on Spellbound, the internet radio theremin show. He has also composed music for and worked as sound designer for various theatres such as The Public Theater of NY, The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ and Indiana Repertory Theatre. For many years, he worked as an organist and conductor in NYC churches.
October 29, 2014
Examine old bottles from the Museum’s collection and learn what they can teach us about their contents, manufacturing methods, and the time from which they came. But don’t let their claims fool you – in a time of little regulation, what was labeled as a “cure” could have been a poison to the consumer.
October 31, 2014
Morristown native Lisa Romain (violin) is joined by pianist Suzana Bartal will perform Beethoven’s “Spring” Sonata in F Major, Op. 24, no. 5. Romain will offer comments on the piece.
Kemble portrays this beloved icon of American stage and screen, capturing Durante’s unique delivery of comedy and song. A Cavalcade of Costumed Crooners follows. Folk Project vocalists in costume will sing, accompanied by member musicians. Free parking.
November 1, 2014
Savor Flesh and The Devil (1926), the silver screen’s greatest romantic melodrama – which launched Greta Garbo as one of the most mysterious, glamorous stars of American film, presented complete with LIVE symphonic score composed by Carl Davies.
There will not be a single moment of silence as the NJFO musicians, under the baton of conductor David Wroe perform, with split second timing and precision, Davies’ extraordinary soundtrack as the original classic silent movie is projected above the orchestra.
Program will conclude with a Beethoven favorite: Symphony No. 7
Performances will take place on
- Saturday, November 1 at 7pm at The Presbyterian Church, Westfield and
- Sunday, November 2 at 3pm at the Bickford Theatre, Morris Museum, Morristown.
Tickets start st $26
For Westfield perofrmance, call (908) 232-9400
For Morristown perofrmance, call (973) 971-3706
Masterwork Camerata, the chamber ensemble of he Masterwork Chorus, presents “Grace, ” an intimate program of songs of adoration and love. A free will offering and light refreshments served.
November 2, 2014
The Veggies are super excited about their new TV Show! But which song is the silliest? Sing along with some of your favorite silly songs of all time and the Veggies will teach you some new songs too. This rollicking musical review of VeggieTales’ greatest hits is sure to delight families as our Veggies friends learn to consider each other’s feelings and wishes, and how to be a good friend at all times.
Two performances: 1:00 pm and 4:30 pm
Golden Circle comes with a post show meet and greet.
Wheelchair accessible, Assisted listening, Large Print
November 6, 2014
Make a Puppy Puppet an event for children and families
Bring in a photo of your pet and join us for a 3 hr. workshop inspired by the work of George Rodrigue. Artists will be working with you 1 to 1 to create a portrait of your favorite furry friend. A portion of the event’s earnings will be donated to Coming Home Rescue, an animal shelter that rescues and finds loving homes for hundreds of abandoned animals through out New Jersey.
November 7, 2014
Enjoy the sounds of the season with the New Jersey Youth Chorus. With over 200 talented young singers, the many ensembles of the NJYC will fill you with holiday spirit as they perform selections that celebrate the many festivities of winter.
Wheelchair accessible, Listening Device, Large Print