From Beethoven to Broadway - Concert 3

Westfield on Weekend’s Creative Arts Center in collaboration with the Music Department of Westfield State University will present the third free edition of its new Up Close and Musical series entitled “From Beethoven to Broadway" Friday, December 3 at 7 pm at the Center at 105 Elm Street in Westfield.

Spotlighting the University’s Music program, the concert will range from classical to modern pieces, along with classic jazz standards.  It will feature the Center’s Steinway piano on loan from the university.

“Our October and November events were fantastic. The student musician's performances and the involved audience interaction made for an incredible night in the Center.” said CAC director Kathi Bradford.

“We are thrilled to collaborate with WOW and have a chance to shine a spotlight on our students,” Music Department Professor Andrew Bonacci shares. “What is so enjoyable to me about our recitals was the chance for folks to discover the talents of our student musicians, their engaging personalities, and their enthusiasm for music making.”

In addition to enjoying the musical program, audiences will also be able to view an exhibit of student art at the Center – works created by Westfield State University Art students at the Catherine Dower Center.

Admission is free with the wearing of masks strongly encouraged. This event is limited to the first 50-60 guests.

Following the upcoming recital on Friday, December 3 the series will take a break for the holiday and will then return in the new year with a full year of programming that will feature six evenings in the spring and fall – six concerts, complemented by six faculty lectures on topics that explore worlds of music, its varied cultures, composers, compositions and instruments.

“This series highlights the new beginning for the Center, emerging from the COVID crisis to create wonderful opportunities for community collaboration.” Bradford explained.  “Our new, distinctive programming planned for 2022 will continue to focus on this collaboration.”

The Creative Arts Center is a program of Westfield on Weekends, a 501 (c)(3) volunteer non-profit which seeks to enhance community life through accessible and affordable programming that celebrates the diversity of Westfield.  It also conducts a variety of classes and courses at the center, including watercolor, oil painting, photography and yoga.

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