4.3.2018

Old Bridge, NJ – April 3, 2018 – Music fans will have an opportunity to enjoy a wide array of concert offerings at the Old Bridge Public Library in April.

On Saturday, April 14th at 2:30pm, the Library’s Second Saturday Concert Series will feature the Carnaby Street Band performing a tribute to the Beatles. The group, primarily known for the music of the 1960s, especially from the British Invasion, will present many of the Fab Four’s greatest and most popular hits. The trio features Chris Roselle (guitar/vocals), Pete Bremy (bass/vocals) and Dino DiMartino (drums/vocals), who have performed with well-known artists such as The Moody Blues, The Kinks, Rod Stewart and The Temptations. More information about the band can be found at: http://carnabystreetband.wixsite.com/carnaby-street.

Then, on Sunday, April 22nd at 2pm, the Library will present the first concert in a classical music series entitled, “Old Bridge Collegium Musicum Presents,” with a selection of Russian Romantic music by Tchaikovsky, Glazunov and more. It will feature Old Bridge resident Alexei Yavtuhovich, who was born in Belarus and was a member of the prestigious Belarus State Concert Orchestra and Belarus String Quartet. Joining Yavtuhovich will be respected musicians Dr. Eugenia Goldman on violin, Joel Rudin on viola and Dr. Tomasz Rzeczycki on cello. The group plans three other classical concerts at the Library later this year.

Lastly, on Saturday, April 28th at 2pm, The Festive Flutes, a semi-professional flute choir that plays light classical music and show tunes throughout New Jersey, will perform. Their “Enchantment” program will feature Tchaikovsky ballet music, Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade,” George Gershwin favorites, and themes from the movies. Also featured will be a new piece by Trenton composer Ricky Lombardo entitled “Enchantment Trios.” Leading the group will be Festive Flutes founder and director Marjorie Koharski, a retired flutist with the Monmouth Symphony Orchestra, an active flutist with The Elysion Winds Quintet and a former faculty member of The Monmouth Conservatory of Music. 

Attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable donation to the Old Bridge Food Pantry to these free events.

The Old Bridge Public Library has consistently been voted one of the three Best Public Libraries in Middlesex County by the readers of the Home News Tribune. The Library is open seven-days-a-week and is located at 1 Old Bridge Plaza at the corner of Rt. 516 and Cottrell Road in the Municipal Center. More information about these and other Library programs is available at www.oldbridgelibrary.org or by calling 732-721-5600 x5033. The satellite Laurence Harbor branch is located at 277 Shoreland Circle; phone: 732-566-2227.

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