FREE CONCERT IN METUCHEN: Metuchen Arts Council & Westerhoff School of Music & Art

What: Classical Afternoons Concert
Where: First Presbyterian Church Sanctuary, Woodbridge Ave., Metuchen, NJ
Date: May 1, 2011
Time: 3 p.m.
Admission: Free; Donations will be accepted
For more information, contact Nancy Goldberg,; 732-632-8502.

The Metuchen Arts Council and the Westerhoff School of Music & Art present Classical Afternoons, a concert featuring the artists and teachers of the Westerhoff School. The concert will be held Sunday, May 1, 2011, at 3 p.m. in the main sanctuary of the First Presbyterian Church on Woodbridge Avenue in Metuchen (adjacent to the Metuchen train station). The concert will be offered to the community free of charge. Donations will be accepted.

The artists of the Westerhoff School of Music & Art will present an eclectic selection of classical pieces. David Iskowitz, Music Director of the Westerhoff School and Heather Lee will perform classical selections on the piano. Mr. Iskowitz and Ms. Lee will be joined by violinists Gulia Gurevich and Cliff Bernzweig as well as vocalists Sun Young Chang and Janette Goleme. Singer/songwriter Gerald Edward will round out the program.

The Metuchen Arts Council has partnered with the Westerhoff School to bring its annual spring concert to the School’s home town, following the debut of this program last fall. “The fall concert was so successful and the feedback we got from the community was ‘do more!'” said Henry Chang, Co-Chair of the Metuchen Arts Council. “We are excited to again present this group of fine musicians—we encourage the audience to have high expectations; they won’t be disappointed.”

Westerhoff musicians are conservatory trained, seasoned performers who also devote their efforts to educating future musicians and music lovers. “The Westerhoff School of Music & Art believes that music should be an integral part of every person’s life,” said Helga Westerhoff, founder of the School. “Through concerts like these, we not only hope to entertain the Metuchen community but also to extend our education efforts through performance.”

About Metuchen Arts Council – MCAC is an 18-member charged with creating and executing arts programming in Metuchen. The commission supports arts of all disciplines and promotes performance and exhibition opportunities for community artists.

About the Westerhoff School of Music & Art – The Westerhoff School of Music & Art was founded in 1998 by Helga K. Westerhoff. The School provides a solid foundation that prepares students for careers in music or the visual arts and a lifetime of music enjoyment and art appreciation. The curriculum is designed to deepen the love and understanding of music and to develop performance skills. It is also designed to develop skills in the visual arts.