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Concert Series


Hanover Wind Symphony. Photo Courtesy of David Patino.

Brass in the Bickford
Hanover Wind Symphony
Wednesday, April 25, 7:30PM

Enjoy a wonderful evening performance by this fabulous unique group of musicians that will delight audiences of all ages with a contemporary twist to old favorites.

Under the direction of Matthew J. Paterno and Associate Music Director, Kurt Zimmerman, this symphonic band, now in its 33rd season, is made up exclusively of woodwind, brass and percussion instruments.  They embrace as their mission to bring “Music to People and People to Music.”

The program will include:

  • Prelude, Siciliano, and Rondo by Malcolm Arnold
  • Red Rock Mountain by Rossano Galante
  • Shepherd’s Song arranged by Kevin Thompson
  • Serenade by Derek Bourgeois
  • Action Brass by Brian Sadler
  • Fame and Glory by Albert Matt
  • Le Chasseur Maudit by Cesar Franck
  • Them Basses by Getty Huffine

The Bickford Theatre has become the band’s home away from home, in our intimate venue.  Don’t miss the magical sound they create!

This concert was rescheduled from March 11, 2018.  All prior tickets will be honored on the new date.

Hear a preview of this concert!

Museum Members: $20
Seniors: $20
Non-Members: $25
Students: $15 (with valid student ID)

Reserved Seating



Juliana Areias. Photo by Angelyne Wolfe.

Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby
Friday, June 15, 8:00PM

This Australian-based Brazilian singer-songwriter draws on traditional bossa-nova rhythms to create a contemporary Latin Jazz style which has made her a hit down under. Her debut CD “Bossa Nova Baby” received multiple nominations for The Western Australian Music Awards and has been receiving considerable air play around the world.

She has performed at many major venues including Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London, the Montreux Jazz Festival, the Auckland Festival, and the legendary Beco das Garrafas in Rio. Her Bickford Theatre debut will celebrate 60 years of the Bossa Nova and include new arrangements of classic bossa and samba hits.

Juliana will be backed by a quintet led by Wesley lima de Amorim (guitar) and includes: Jorge Continentino (sax/flute), Itaiguara Brandão (bass), Oriente Lopez (piano), and Samuel Martinelle (drums).

Museum Members: $20
Non-members: $25



Tickets for each concert in this series:

  • Museum Members: $35
  • Seniors: $38
  • Non-members: $40
  • Students: $20 ( with valid student ID)


Christopher Johnson. Photo Courtesy of the artist.

Christopher Johnson: Portrait of American Music
Sunday, May 6, 3:00PM

Winning high critical acclaim, pianist Christopher Johnson has given 18 solo recitals at the Bar Harbor Music Festival in Maine and recently made his 10th appearance at the Marcella Sembrich Opera Museum in New  York. He performed the dazzling Horowitz/Sousa “Stars and Stripes Forever” at the 2001 Presidential All-Star Gala for President George W. Bush in 2001 and in 2008, Alfred Music International released his heralded book “Popular Performer: Broadway” which comprises piano arrangements for Broadway shows.

Dr. Johnson will perform the New Jersey premiere of his composition “Rhapsody on America the Beautiful” as well as classical favorites. Dr. Johnson performs throughout the USA, Europe, Central America, South America, and Canada.

 This concert is Reserved Seating.