RAHWAY – The “(Seriously) Good Music Mostly Classical” concert series begins on Sunday, Sept. 30 and runs through April 14, 2013. For the inaugural season, producer James Luce has curated a uniquely individual series of eight separate concerts featuring some of the most important musicians in music today. All of concerts will take place at the brand new Hamilton Stage For The Performing Arts facility located in the heart of the Rahway Arts District at 1591 Irving Street.
“(Seriously) Good Music Mostly Classical” is produced by The Luce Group and funded by the RSI Bank. The inaugural season consists of the following select concerts:
- Sunday, Sept. 30, 4 p.m. – INAUGURAL CONCERT: Amphion String Quartet, Fei Fei Dong
- Thursday, Nov. 8, 4 p.m. – MOZART MEETS RADIOHEAD: Sybarite 5 String Quartet
- Sunday, Nov. 11, 4 p.m. – HIGH OCTANE JAZZ: Luis Perdomo, Gregg August Quartet
- Thursday, Jan. 10, 8 p.m. – GOLDBERG VARIATIONS : Simone Dinnerstein
- Sunday, Jan. 20, 4 p.m. – COMPOSERS COLLABORATIVE: Ursula Oppens – “Innovation/Tradition”; Jed Distler – “Plays Bill Evans”
- Sunday, Feb. 3, 4 p.m. – BEETHOVEN’S GENIUS: Daria Rabotkina – “Diabelli Variations,” Sebastian Baverstram/Yannick Rafalimana, Michael Brown
- Sunday, March 24, 4 p.m. – BEYOND THE BLUE: Tessa Souter
- Sunday, April 14, 4 p.m. – PROFOUND PIANO: Ilya Yakushev
Ticket prices are priced at $24 in advance and $29 at the door and a special subscription price is $168 inclusive. For additional ticket information, call the Union County Performing Arts Center Box Office at 1-732-499-8226 or visit seriousmusic.org.
“(Seriously) Good Music Mostly Classical” is produced by The Luce Group and funded by the RSI Bank. Jim Luce is the driving force behind the concert series and is a Peabody Award winning radio producer for a documentary work he did at NPR Jazz. Luce is also a veteran jazz and classical music presenter – he produces the Caramoor Jazz Festival in Katonah, New York.
Luce said, “We are very fortunate to have the RSI Bank as our presenting sponsor for our inaugural season. With their support, we were able to schedule a first-class mix of fabulous music from the world stage, and offer it at a small fraction of what it would cost elsewhere.
According to Russ Taylor, President of RSI Bank, “In Rahway, we are in the bullseye of a cultural renaissance of theater, dance and music. We are proud to support this series of world class music in the brand new Hamilton Stage. Rahway is a small town with big ideas and a commitment to a vision for a local economy that is driven by urban and world culture. This directly affects the daily life of our community. This series shows what can happen when leaders of finance, culture and politics work together for positive change.”