Jazz vocalist-pianist Karrin Allyson kicked off Afternoon Music’s 2018 season with a concert at 4 p.m., Sunday, January 14, in Beacon’s acoustically excellent sanctuary.
Other concerts in the series featured mezzo-soprano Helen Karloski, flutist Bart Feller and pianist Mitchell Vines, performing on March 4.
Makoto Nakura is playing marimba, on April 29. The audience can meet the artists at a reception held after each performance.
Makoto Nakura, playing marimba in the April 29 concert, is known for his command of traditional classical repertoire as well as innovative programs of new music, revealing the versatility and expressive range of his instrument. He has recorded his own transcription of works by Bach called “Bach Beat” and most recently “Bach Beat II,” released to critical acclaim last spring. These recordings have inspired artists in different disciplines and were featured in the fashion show of Rei Kawakubo’s COMME des GARCONS 2017 spring/summer collection.
Tickets to Afternoon Music are $25 and seniors, $20. Students attend free. Subscriptions for all three concerts are $65, with seniors $50. Tickets are available at the door or by sending a check made out to “Afternoon Music” to our Beacon office at 4 Waldron Ave., Summit, NJ 07901.
The series is funded in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through a grant administered by the Union County Division of Cultural & Heritage Affairs.
For further information, call (908) 273-2899 or visit www.summitbeacon.org.