Reeves-Reed Arboretum will once again host a summer series of concerts in the garden. Featured will be performances from: the New Jersey Youth Symphony, New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble, American jazz guitarist Julian Lage, and a return performance by the Massive Reggae Band.
All Sounds of A Summer Night concerts are on Wednesday evenings, and begin with the Arboretum grounds opening up at 6:00 pm for concertgoers to picnic. The performances are from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. You are encouraged to bring your lawn chairs and blankets.
Cost: Free to Members (thanks to underwriting support from Investors Bank)
$10 per person for Non-Members and $5 for students
Sounds of A Summer Night is sponsored, in part, thanks to support from Nick & Tracy McKee,
the Summit Area Public Foundation and the Grand Summit Hotel.
New Jersey Youth Symphony
The New Jersey Youth Symphony (NJYS) presents Summer Winds, a concert featuring 50 wind instrumentalists! NJYS provides talented young musicians with orchestral and related music education experiences that enable them to reach their highest potential as performers and listeners. The mission of NJYS is to advance excellence and education in music and the other performing arts. (www.njys.org)
Wednesday, June 17 at 7:00 pm
New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble
The New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble (NJDTE) has produced a site-specific dance concert for Reeves-Reed Arboretum! NJDTE provides the highest quality, pre-professional training to aspiring dancers through professional experiences with world-renowned dancers, teachers, choreographers, and musicians. Founded in 1969, the Ensemble fosters advanced ballet, modern, and contemporary dance programs for dancers ages 7-22. NJDTE annually premieres new works and maintains a diverse repertory by renowned choreographers. (www.njdte.org)
Wednesday, July 29 at 7:00 pm
Julian Lage is an American guitarist, composer and arranger living in NYC. Often categorized as a jazz musician, his music is rooted in both traditional and acoustic forms. He was the subject of an Academy Award nominated documentary "Jules at Eight". Julian's album "Sounding Point" was nominated for a Best Contemporary Jazz album Grammy in 2010. His most recent duo album "Free Flying" with Fred Hersch received a coveted 5 star review in Down Beat magazine. (www.julianlage.com)
Wednesday, August 12
Massive Reggae Band
Based in Morristown, NJ, Massive specializes in reggae idioms and selections from artists like Bob Marley, Toots and the Maytails, Sublime, Peter Tosh and many others. The music is continuous and the vibes infectious. (www.massivereggaeband.com)
Wednesday, September 9 at 7:00 pm