Summer Festival Lunchtime Keyboard Recitals

The popular BONJ Summer Music Festival keyboard recitals will be held in collaboration with Grace Community Music at Grace Church at 12:15 Monday-Friday, August 10-14.

An affordable lunch witl be available for a social reception with the artists in Grace Hall following the recitals.    

Admission is by freewill donation.

Monday August 10  Diane Pivarnik, with Anne Yardley, early instruments - Diane holds a B.Mus. in Church Music from Susquehanna University where she was a student of James Boeringer, and a M.Mus.Ed. from Montclair University, studying organ under Russell Hayton. A public school music teacher, Diane taught in Madison and retired from Harding Township. She has been the Minister of Music at New Providence United Methodist Church for 22 years and accompanies and teaches Dance for Parkinson's classes.

Tuesday August 11  Ian Tomesch, Bach, Bruhns, Scheidemann, Rossi - Ian Tomesch is a doctoral candidate in organ at Yale University, where he earned his master's degree in 2012 as a student of Thomas Murray, Arthur Haas, and Marguerite Brooks.  Prior to Yale, Ian earned degrees in organ and philosophy at Oberlin College, as a student of James David Christie. Active as a church musician and teacher, Ian is associate organist at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, NJ and Uniersity Organist at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. Recent performance projects include Marcel Dupré's Chemin de la Croix and the complete organ works of  Maurice Duruflé at churches in New Jersey, Boston, and the midwest.

Wednesday August 12  James Little, Froberger & Bach - James began playing the organ in church at the age of 15.  At present, he is organist/choirmaster at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Chatham.   Prefiously, he was organist/choirmaster at Calvary Church, Summit, for 21 years.  He conducted the Choral Art Society of New Jersey for several years and was director of the Men’s Glee Club of the Pingry School for 21 years before going to Calvary.  He is a graduate of Trenton State College (TCNJ) and earned a Masters in Sacred Music from Westminster Choir College, studying organ with Eugene Roand and conducting with Joseph Flummerfelt.  

Thursday August 13  Casey Molino Dunn, Baroque and Beyond - for organ, piano, & voice -  Casey Molino Dunn is active as a keyboard player, music director, and baritone vocalist. As the Director of Music at Ogden Memorial Presbyterian in Chatham, NJ he shares organ, piano, and vocal solos, leads choral and instrumental ensembles, plus produces the church’s “Concerts on Main” series. His recent highlights include Papagenos (Mozart's Magic Flute) in NYC and New Hampshire, oratorio, concert, and musical theatre performances, as well as ensemble work at Lincoln Center and with New York City Opera. He holds degrees from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music.   

Friday August 14  Anne Matlack, Couperin, Sweelinck, Langlais - Anne holds a B.A. in Music from Yale University and M.M. and D.M.A. degrees from the University of Cincinnati.  Her organ teachers have included Charles Krigbaum (Yale) and David Mulbury (Cincinnati. As well as serving as organist/choir director at Grace Church for 25 years, she is Artistic Director of the acclaimed Harmonium Choral Society.       










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