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Premier jazz pianist and composer Renee Rosnes will kick off the 2019-2020 season of Afternoon Music at 4 p.m., Sunday, October 27, in Beacon’s acoustically excellent sanctuary.
Rosnes has released 17 recordings and collaborated with artists as diverse as drummer Jack DeJohnette and tabla master Zakir Hussain. She has produced shows at New Jersey Performing Arts Center and Jazz at Lincoln Center and is music director for the new all-star international band featuring the vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant, clarinetist Anat Cohen and four other renowned women in jazz.
She will perform here with Grammy award-winning bassist Todd Coolman. Rosnes lives in West Orange with her husband, jazz pianist Bill Charlap.
Other Afternoon Music concerts this season feature acclaimed British-German tenor Rufus Müller and pianist Kayo Iwama, on Sunday, January 26, and the critically praised Elysian Camerata string ensemble, on Sunday, April 19. Kayo Iwama’s sister is Misa Iwama, Beacon’s Director of Music Ministry.
The audience is invited to meet the artists at a reception following each performance.
Afternoon Music tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for seniors. Students are welcome free. Subscriptions to all three concerts are $65 and $50 for seniors. For advance tickets, send a check made out to Afternoon Music to Beacon at 4 Waldron Avenue, 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.
Further information is available at (908) 273-2899