This Friday, May 4, the Fridays-on-the-Green concert series returns to The Presbyterian Church in Morristown with a performance by flutist Melissa Baker accompanied by pianist Charity Wicks. Fridays-on-the-Green is a music series held during the lunch hour on Fridays in March, May and October. The free series features a wide variety of musicians from PCM, the New York metro area and around the world. Each performance is held in the church sanctuary from 12:00 to 12:35 p.m. Lunches prepared by C’est Cheese are for sale in the back hall after each concert. This week’s performer, flutist Melissa Baker, specializes in Baroque music but with a modern twist. She received critical acclaim for her dissertation, “Thinking Forward to the Past,” a treatise on Baroque performance practice and its application to modern instruments. All are welcome to take a break from the rigors of the week and enjoy this free concert. More concerts – violinist Shannon Merlino, Travels with Tricksters for children, Steve Hess Jazz Band with saxophonist Rob Middleton – are planned for the remaining Fridays in May.
On Sunday, May 6, the last presentation in the First Sundays concert series at The Presbyterian Church in Morristown features baritone Drew Santini accompanied by pianist Charity Wicks at 4 p.m. Canadian Drew Santini’s “lively and engaging work” (New York Times) and “pure baritone and natural musicality” (London Free Press) have made him a sought-after artist on the opera and concert stage as well as an interpreter of new music. Drew has performed in several opera productions at Juliard in NYC. The First Sundays monthly series was introduced by Interim Director of Music at PCM, Dr. Charity Wicks, as a showcase for talented musicians from the New York metro area with whom she has connected as conductor, music director and rehearsal pianist on Broadway.
We welcome all to join us for these musical events as well as our weekly services at The Presbyterian Church in Morristown. To learn more about our church community and the fresh traditional perspective we offer on faith, please visit our website and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.