Ars Vitalis at Kean University to host Grammy Award-winning composer Carlos Franzetti April 21 

Ars Vitalis: The New Jersey New Music Forum at Kean University presents Grammy Award-winning composer Carlos Franzetti of Cranford to the Gene & Shelley Enlow Recital Hall on Thursday, April 21. (Photo courtesy Kean University).

Ars Vitalis: The New Jersey New Music Forum at Kean University presents Grammy Award-winning composer Carlos Franzetti of Cranford to the Gene & Shelley Enlow Recital Hall on Thursday, April 21. (Photo courtesy Kean University).

Ars Vitalis: The New Jersey New Music Forum at Kean University will bring Grammy Award-winning composer Carlos Franzetti to the Gene & Shelley Enlow Recital Hall on Thursday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m.

The concert will showcase the Cranford resident’s wide-ranging talent and will include an eclectic mix of chamber music, jazz and Latin crossover repertoire.

Enlow Recital Hall is located on Kean University’s East Campus, 215 North Avenue in Hillside.

Franzetti won his first Grammy Award in 2015 as producer of the CD, “Tangos,” and previously has won 5 Latin Grammy Awards for categories including Best Classical Composition, Best Instrumental Album and Best Tango Album.

“For 18 years, Ars Vitalis have been hosting some of the finest New Jersey area composers at Kean University, said Matthew Halper, DMA, Artistic Director and Kean Professor of Music. “This year continues that trend with Carlos Franzetti––one of Union County’s most lauded artists.”

Performers include: Brennan Sweet, violin; Mira Kang, cello; Franzetti, piano and conductor; Allison Brewster Franzetti, piano; David Finck, bass; James Musto, drums; Lawrence Feldman, soprano sax; Bart Feller, flute; and Maureen Hurd, clarinet.

Franzetti, along with the featured performers, will meet and greet audience members at a post-concert reception.

Tickets are $25. For a limited time, tickets are available for $10 when purchased in advance using discount code “COUGAR” online and in person at the Kean Stage Box Office. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 908.737.SHOW (7469) or visit http://www.keanstage.com.

Founded in 1855, Kean University has become one of the largest metropolitan institutions of higher education in the region, with a richly diverse student, faculty and staff population. Kean continues to play a key role in the training of teachers and is a hub of educational, technological and cultural enrichment serving nearly 15,000 students.


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