HILLSIDE – Gene & Shelley Enlow Recital Hall at Kean University will presents 12 one-night-only concerts featuring today’s leading musicians in classical, jazz, pop and world music during its 2013-14 season.
Enlow Hall opens its 2013-14 Season with a concert by legendary pianist and composer Herbie Hancock on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. An integral part of every jazz movement since the 1960s, Hancock is a 14-time Grammy® Award winner and renowned for his solo works Cantaloupe Island, Watermelon Man, Maiden Voyage, Chameleon, and singles I Thought It Was You and Rockit.
Enlow Hall’s fall season continues with up-and-coming, suspender-snapping, indie-folk trio The Lone Bellow (Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m.), New Jersey’s virtuoso chamber orchestra Arco Ensemble (Oct. 27 at 3 p.m.) conducted by Stewart Robertson, World Blues (Nov. 10 at 3 p.m.) anchored by Blues Hall of Fame inductee Taj Mahal and concludes with Grammy® Award winning sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar (Nov. 17 at 3 p.m.).
Get in the holiday spirit when “Christmas in Harmony” reunites multi-platinum pop-trio Wilson Phillips (Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m.) to perform hits from their first ever Christmas album. Sisters Carnie and Wendy Wilson along with Chynna Phillips perform new and classic Christmas songs, sung in their signature harmony-rich sound.
Enlow Hall opens its spring season with living legends of gospel Blind Boys of Alabama (Feb. 9 at 3 p.m.). Avery Sharpe Jazz Sextet (Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m.) continues the season with a moving performance “Ain’t I A Woman” inspired by Sojourner Truth, virtuoso pianist and multiple Grammy® Award winner Emanuel Ax (March 2 at 3 p.m.) performs a recital of works by Brahms and new works inspired by Brahms, Arco Ensemble (March 23 at 3 p.m.) returns under the baton of Joseph Rescigno and two-time Tony Award® winner Sutton Foster (April 5 at 7:30 p.m.) performs an evening of Broadway show-stoppers and cabaret ballads. The season closes with Broadway’s legendary song and dance man, Tommy Tune (April 27 at 3 p.m.) in the high-stepping “Taps, Tunes and Tall Tales”.
Full and partial season subscriptions are available, offering discounts off of the single show price and other benefits. Tickets can be purchased by calling Kean Stage Box Office at 908-737-7469, online at http://EnlowHall.kean.edu or in person at Kean University’s Wilkins Theater Box Office, 1000 Morris Avenue in Union.
Situated on Kean University’s East Campus, at 215 North Avenue in Hillside, Enlow Hall is renowned for its superb acoustics and elegant design. With just 300 spectacular seats, Enlow Hall has been praised by noted performers and patrons for its intimate ambiance and close proximity between musicians and audience members.
WBGO/JAZZ88.3FM is an arts partner of Gene & Shelley Enlow Recital Hall.
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