Atlantic Highlands, NJ – Laura DuBois, pianist, musical director and teacher, will perform on Sunday, May 17, at 4:00pm at the Central Baptist Church, 28 E. Highland Ave, Atlantic Highlands. She will be joined by a delightful selection of her musical friends, including violinist Joel DeWitt, guitarist Dave Croton, pianist Sergio DuBois, and singers Jose Loo, Mary McCrink, Rosemary Conte, Jeanne O’Neill & Neal Harrelson. Also sharing the stage will be several wonderful musicians from Monmouth University and Unity by the Shore.
The concert will feature a refreshing mix of classical and contemporary music; including original compositions by many of the performers, as well as local artist and composer Robert O’Connor’s six pieces entitled “Songs from Winter”. “The music I’ve selected for this program is uplifting, beautiful and inspiring. My heart is full of immense love and gratitude for this community, and I want to express that through the music,” says Laura.
Laura and her husband, Gary Collins, will be moving to Eugene Oregon in June. This concert is a celebration of her time in NJ, and a way for her to say “farewell & thank you” to the community. For the past 15 years, she has had the pleasure of teaching piano to many local children. Also during this time, she has been the musical director of Unity by the Shore, and on the music faculty at Monmouth University, teaching piano, music appreciation and serving as the staff accompanist. She was a founding trustee of the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council and served as its president. She also created and produced the first three years of the Sounds of the Highlands, Jr. Concert, which highlighted young performers, aged 5 to 17.
The concert will be a benefit for the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council and tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children under 18. Tickets can be purchased at the AHAC website www.aharts.org, at The Painted Frame on First Ave or at the Arts Corner, 135 First Avenue
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The AHAC is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The mission of the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council is to strengthen community through the arts. For further information on the Arts Council, visit aharts.org.
This program is made possible in part by Monmouth Arts through funding from the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.