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October 2020

Salon Series: Matt King

October 4, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free
Matt King Salon Series Oct 4

Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts kicks off the virtual Salon Series on Sunday, October 4 at 7:00 p.m. on WhartonArts.tv. Replacing cabaret-style seating on stage alongside the performers in Wharton’s black box theatre, the intimate concert series continues via livestream free of charge. Audience members are invited to watch from the comfort of home and share on social media the wine and cheese pairings of their choice while viewing. The Sunday evening series opens with pianist, composer, and arranger…

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November 2020

New Jersey Youth Symphony Concert

November 7, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free
NJYS Livestream concerts

The New Jersey Youth Symphony (NJYS), a program of the Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts, will present a concert on Saturday, November 7 at 2:00 p.m. EST that will be available at a later date for viewing on www.WhartonArts.tv. The livestream of this concert has been cancelled. VIEW THE CONCERT PROGRAM HERE. The NJYS Clarinet Ensemble, led by Bryan Rudderow, and Youth Symphony Strings under the baton of Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Helen H. Cha-Pyo will perform works…

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December 2020

Holiday Cabaret for the Arts

December 18, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free
Holiday Cabaret for the Arts

Click Here to watch the FREE event on Zoom. Passcode: Holiday20! or tune in to Facebook LIVE!   The Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts joins forces with the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey (VACNJ) for a Holiday Cabaret for the Arts on Friday, December 18 at 6:00-8:00 p.m. Featuring pops and holiday favorites from Wharton’s musical theater arts department alongside video footage from the Art Center’s current exhibitions and educational offerings, this new collaboration between the arts organizations hopes…

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Messengers of Hope Festival

December 19, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
FREE
Messengers of Hope NJYS

Nearly two dozen ensembles and orchestras of the New Jersey Youth Symphony present a virtual festival of works including Bizet, Copland, John Williams, Duke Ellington, Jessie Montgomery, and award-winning Jersey City resident Aferdian Stephens, among others. Performances by Youth Symphony, Youth Orchestra, Philharmonia, Sinfonia, Concertino Strings, Concertino Serenade, Primo Strings, Flute Choir, Flute Forum, Fortissimo Flutes, Concertino Winds, Clarinet Ensemble, CL4tet, Jazz Orchestra, Big Band, Saxophone Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, and Percussion Quartet. The Messengers of Hope Virtual Festival will livestream…

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January 2021

Voice Master Class with Marissa McGowan

January 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

An afternoon master class for Wharton's Voice and MTA students with Broadway performer Marissa McGowan. Students work with the acclaimed teacher and performer to enrich their study and performance of a prepared song from standard musical theater repertoire. CLICK HERE to sign up to attend the voice master class. ABOUT MARISSA MCGOWAN Marissa McGowan is currently appearing in the Roundabout Theatre Company Broadway Revival of Kiss Me Kate at Studio 54, playing the Wardrobe Mistress and understudying Lilli Vanessi, played…

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Out of the Box Music FREE Virtual Sample Class

January 23 @ 11:00 am - 11:35 am
Free
PAS Early Childhood Music for the Very Young

CLICK HERE to register for the free class. You are invited to attend a free early childhood music class with Ms. Margaret Persing, Director of Out of the Box Music programs at Wharton Arts. In this one-time, thirty-five minute sample class, students ages 3-5 will have fun learning through song, dance, drama, rhythm, and rhyme. The online class takes place on Saturday, January 23, 2021, 11:00-11:35 a.m. EST. Please complete the sign up below and you will automatically receive the…

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February 2021

Guitar Master Class with Sharon Isbin

February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Free
Guitar Master Class with Sharon Isbin

An evening master class for Wharton’s guitar students with GRAMMY Award winner Sharon Isbin. Students work with the acclaimed teacher and performer to enrich their study and performance of a prepared piece. CLICK HERE to sign up to attend the guitar master class. Acclaimed for her extraordinary lyricism, technique and versatility, multiple GRAMMY Award winner Sharon Isbin was named the 2020 Musical America Worldwide Instrumentalist of the Year, the first guitarist ever to receive the coveted honor in its 59…

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Jazz History & Masters Listening Hour Series

February 6 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Jazz Masters Online Course Wharton Arts

February 6 | 9-10 AM: Jazz History and Listening Survey I Part I of a survey of the history of Jazz music through listening, briefly touching on each of the eras from Early Jazz in the late 19th century through the Bebop Era ending in the ’50s. Sign Up to Attend February 6   Chicago native Dave Schumacher has been a key player in the New York jazz scene for more than three decades, touring throughout the United States and internationally with…

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Jazz History & Masters Listening Hour Series

February 13 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Wharton Arts Jazz Listening Hour Online Course

February 13 | 9-10 AM: Jazz History and Listening Survey II Part II of a survey of the history of Jazz music through listening, briefly touching on each of the eras of Jazz from the mid-50s Hard Bop/Cool eras through the present. Sign Up to Attend February 13   Chicago native Dave Schumacher has been a key player in the New York jazz scene for more than three decades, touring throughout the United States and internationally with the Lionel Hampton Orchestra, Art…

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Jazz History & Masters Listening Hour Series

February 20 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

February 20 | 9-10 AM: Jazz Masters Series – Louis Armstrong An examination through listening and commentary of Jazz Master Louis Armstrong, considered by many the greatest soloist and one of the most influential Jazz artists of all time. Sign Up to Attend February 20   Chicago native Dave Schumacher has been a key player in the New York jazz scene for more than three decades, touring throughout the United States and internationally with the Lionel Hampton Orchestra, Art Blakely Big Band,…

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2/21 Flute Workshop: Do You Know Your Scales & Arpeggios?

February 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Kathleen Nester, clinician Wharton Arts Workshops: Instrumentalists entering grades 3-12 from anywhere in the world are invited to take advantage of this series of virtual workshops to hone skills and prepare for orchestral auditions. Free and Open to the Public February 21: Flute This workshop meets from 4:00 – 5:15 p.m. EST on Sunday, February 21. Sign Up to Attend February 21

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2/22 Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn Workshop: Do You Know Your Scales & Arpeggios?

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Clinicians:  Oboe, Meredyth Coleman; Clarinet, David Sapadin; Bassoon, Sasha Energren; Horn, Amy Larkey-Emelianoff; Trumpet, Valdemar Castillo; Trombone, Nicole Abissi; and Tuba, Derek M. Fenstermacher Wharton Arts Workshops: Instrumentalists entering grades 3-12 from anywhere in the world are invited to take advantage of this series of virtual workshops to hone skills and prepare for orchestral auditions. Free and Open to the Public Do You Know Your Scales & Arpeggios? Audition Workshops: Mondays 7:00 – 8:15 p.m. EST February 22: Winds & Brass…

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Jazz History & Masters Listening Hour Series

February 27 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Jazz Masters Online Course Wharton Arts

February 27 | 9-10 AM: Jazz Masters Series – Mary Lou Williams An examination through listening and commentary of Jazz Master Mary Lou Williams. Williams was a great pianist, arranger and informal educator who influenced many younger Jazz musicians including Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, and Tadd Dameron at informal sessions at her apartment. Mary Lou Williams came to prominence in the 1930s when very few women in Jazz received their due. Sign Up to Attend February 27   Chicago native Dave…

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March 2021

3/1 Strings Workshop: Do You Know Your Scales & Arpeggios?

March 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Clinicians: Violin, James Keene; Viola, Elizabeth Nowik; Cello, Tomoko Fujita; Bass, Ha Young Jung Wharton Arts Workshops: Instrumentalists entering grades 3-12 from anywhere in the world are invited to take advantage of this series of virtual workshops to hone skills and prepare for orchestral auditions. Free and Open to the Public Do You Know Your Scales & Arpeggios? Audition Workshops: Mondays 7:00 – 8:15 p.m. EST March 1: Strings Violin, Viola, Cello & Double Bass Sign Up to Attend March 1  

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