Hunterdon Summer Concert Series

Courtesy of Hunterdon County Division of Parks & Recreation

Hunterdon County’s Music Under the Stars summer concert Series returns to Deer Path Park.

Shows begin at 7 pm and run until approximately 9 pm.

Alcoholic beverages are not permitted in any of the county parks, but food is permitted, please bring your own. Information is just a click away, visit the county website here or if internet access is not available, call 908-782-7275 for the Parks Office.

Deer Path Park offers incredible vistas, especially at sunset, for spectators to enjoy. The park also offers plenty of room for the entire family to spread out a blanket, have a picnic dinner, hold an impromptu game of frisbee or volleyball, as well as enjoy the playgrounds.

Updated information about the concerts, including rain location needs (which at this time are scheduled to be held at Hunterdon Central Regional High School – 84 Route 31, Flemington, NJ 08822), will be posted on this page as well as the County’s Home page and the main Parks and Recreation web page and the Parks Division Facebook page. A voice recording will be available at the Division of Parks and Recreation at (908) 782-PARK(7275).

Concerts

June 17th: Hunterdon Symphony – “ESCAPE WITH MUSIC”

The theme of Escape plays out in many ways throughout the program, from travel to foreign lands to fantasy adventures and dreams, but is perhaps best exemplified in the piece “Sull’aria” from Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, an essential component of the famous “opera scene” in the film, “The Shawshank Redemption”.  As the character Red narrates, “…those voices soared higher than anybody in a gray place dares to dream. It was like some beautiful bird flapped into our drab little cage and made those walls dissolve away, and for the briefest of moments, every last man in Shawshank felt free.”  After the last sixteen months of lockdowns and quarantines, this is something we can all appreciate on some level. The aria will be sung by Amalia Crevani and Amy Suznovich.

Other works include:  D’un Matin de Printemps, by Lili Boulanger; the finale from Beethoven’s Symphony No 5; Danzas de Panama, by William Grant Still; Symphony No 4 (Italian), mvt 1, by Felix Mendelssohn; Brahms Hungarian Dance No 1, and Lord of the Rings (Medley), by Howard Shore, with Amalia Crevani, Soloist, for “In Dreams”.  You’ll also hear two small groups from the Symphony that formed during the last year:  a Flute Quartet, and a brass quintet, The Pandemix.

Hunterdon Symphony is conducted by Lawrence Kursar. https://www.hunterdonmusicalarts.org

July 8: Southern Steel

Southern Steel is New Jersey’s premier southern rock tribute band. Their specialty is recreating the sound and excitement of the concert experience as performed by the original artists. Their high energy show delivers spot on renditions of the music of The Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Marshall Tucker Band, 38. Special, The Outlaws, Molly Hatchet, Blackfoot and many others. They are the most requested opening act whenever The Outlaws perform in the Northeast. Southern Steel is more than a cover band, they are a Southern Rock Party.

https://southernsteelband.com

 

July 22: Hunterdon Harmonizers

The Hunterdon Harmonizers present an evening of a cappella harmony, celebrating “The Bright Side of Life,” and the long-awaited return to our “Wonderful World.”  The performance will feature OVATION, one of the leading contemporary quartets in New Jersey, SOMERSET HILLS HARMONY, SATB (men and women a cappella) with their special selections, and the HUNTERDON HARMONIZERS!  After more than a year of rehearsing on ZOOM and in drive-in venues, our enthusiasm cannot be contained.  You don’t want to miss this one!

ww.njharmonizers.org

August 5: Captain Jack Billy Joel Tribute Band

The Captain Jack Band is a Billy Joel Tribute band consisting of some of the tristate areas top musicians. The band, in every performance, captures the “live concert” arrangements of these timeless hits which captivated tens of thousands to Billy Joel concerts. Every event is packed with all the energy, passion and interaction of a Billy Joel Concert, represented by 3 decades of Billy’s music in every Captain Jack show.

www.captainjacktributeband.com

 

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