Special Performances

BOX OFFICE  973.971.3706

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Rob Kapilow. Photo by John Johansen.

Rob Kapilow. Photo by John Johansen.

What Makes it Great

Through his concert presentations, commentaries and CD series, Rob Kapilow helps listeners understand “what makes great music great”.  In the first part of each program, he explores a piece of music thoroughly to understand why it is so extraordinary. Then in the second part, the music is heard performed in its entirety, hopefully with a totally new perspective.

Characterized by his unique ability to create an “aha” moment for his audiences and collaborators, whatever their level of musical sophistication, Kapilow’s work brings music into people’s lives, opening new ears to musical experiences and helping people to listen actively rather than just hear.

Theatermania.com calls Rob Kapilow’s engaging commentaries “a knockout combination of entertainment and education.”

Reserved Seating.

Members: $30
Non-Members: $40
Seniors: $35
Students: $20 with ID
Groups of 10 or more: $33


Harlem Quartet. Photo courtesy of PatchWorks Films and Evolution Cuba

Octet for Strings (E-flat Major, Op. 20)
by Felix Mendelssohn

Sunday, October 14, 2018, 2:00PM

Rob Kapilow will dissect and explore a Mendelssohn masterpiece revealing why it is so beloved in the chamber-music repertoire. After his discussion of this composition, you will listen to the full work performed by the Harlem Quartet and special musical guests from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.

Harlem Quartet

  • Ilmar Gavilán, violin
  • Melissa White, violin
  • Jaime Amador, viola
  • Felix Umansky, cello

Guest Musicians

  • Namhoon Kim, violin
  • Yu Ouyang, violin
  • Oh Hyun Kwon, viola
  • Jichen Li, cello


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Photo courtesy of Kyle Athaid Dance Party.

It Don’t Mean a Thing, Music of Duke Ellington
Sunday, March 10, 2019, 2:00PM

Performed by the Kyle Athaid Dance Party

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Photo by Bob Sweeney.


Nisse Greenberg is a storyteller, producer, and educator for The Moth and Story Collider.  He has performed across the country and taught storytelling to groups as diverse as scientists at Harvard ComSicCon to activists working on #CloseRikers.  He is, was and will always be a high school math educator.  His website is nissegreenberg.com

Participants will enroll in this four-week series culminating in a final performance.

Sunday, October 14, 2018, 2:00PM – 5:00PM
Sunday, October 21, 2018, 2:00PM – 5:00PM
Sunday, October 28, 2018, 2:00PM – 5:00PM
Sunday, November 4, 2018, 2:00PM (Performance)

Spring 2019 Workshop to be Announced.

$250 per person for 4 sessions


Museum Members: $10
Non-Members: $15

To register for the workshop or get tickets to the performance, call the Box Office at 973.971.3706.


The Brass Project (left to right): Eric Huckins, french horn; Steven Franklin, trumpet; Andrew Soub, tuba; János Sutyák , trombone; Caleb Wiebe, trumpet; and Daniel Schwalbach, trombone. Photo courtesy of János Sutyák.

The Brass Project

The Brass Project is a brass sextet formed by leading players from Philadelphia’s celebrated Curtis Institute of Music.  During the Museum’s blockbuster exhibit this fall /winter —Trumpets, Weird and Wonderful — this brilliant, young brass ensemble will be in residence twice!

Reserved Seating.

Members: $30
Non-Members: $40
Seniors: $35
Students: $20 with ID
Groups of 10 or more: $33

The Brass Project Christmas
Tuesday, December 18, 7:30PM

An exhilarating, spirit-filled program of traditional holiday favorites as well as winter-season pops.

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The Brass Project POPs
Sunday, March 3, 2:00PM

There’s fun for all, in this survey of hits, including jazz, marches, film music, and original works composed specifically for The Brass Project.

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