RAHWAY — Rahway Public Schools’ performing arts faculty will be taking their own moment in the spotlight as they perform in recital at the Hamilton Stage on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m.
In what has become a Rahway tradition, the faculty will perform a variety of musical styles in an evening of solos, small groups and even large ensembles. The evening will feature works from diverse sources of the classical, Broadway, jazz and even pop/rock repertoire.
Selections include Manuel De Falla’s “Ritual Fire Dance” for concert piano, a performed transcription of jazz trombonist J.J. Johnson, a tango for rhythm section, bassoon and cello, and even the music of “Tower of Power” and “Blood, Sweat and Tears.” The evening will feature both a faculty big band and a rock band with horn section which they humorously call “Staff Infection”.
Rahway Academy Band Director Amara Van Wyk shares, “Our Rahway Public School performing arts faculty are a close knit group of educators that love sharing our love of music with our students. Our annual recital is a great way for our team to come together in putting on this performance for the community.”