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Special Guests Tuning Up For Cresskill Concert For Education

Variousmusicians have been performing at the concert for more than a decade.
Variousmusicians have been performing at the concert for more than a decade. Photo Credit: COURTESY: Cresskill Education Foundation

CRESSKILL, NJ -- The borough plans its 11th annual "Concert for the Arts" on Mon. Oct. 19 to showcase professional talent and benefit the Cresskill Education Foundation.

"This is a wonderful opportunity to bring in professional talent for student performers and their families," said Kathy Lazzaro, co-president of the Cresskill Education Foundation. "We're excited that performers will take on a theme of 'Music From Around the World,' in order to address diversity and appreciation."

The 25-year-old non-profit organization has raised thousands of dollars over the past few years to upgrade technology in music labs and in environmental studies. The group also allots funds for anti-bullying initiatives, in addition to providing students opportunities to learn to play musical instruments.

Visitors have included broadcast journalist Sarah Wallace -- who has served several times as the master of ceremonies -- along with fellow Cresskill residents who are all professionals in the music industry.

'We have had world-class performers attend like Rebecca Young, a violist with the New York Philharmonic, John and Karen Littlefield, Pat Zuber, Sooji Oh - a number of them performing recognizable pieces by Cole Porter and others," Lazzaro said. "Even if people are new to the names of music, they may easily recognize some of the standards.

Borough Hall, Hudson Drug and the public schools have all assisted with ticket sales.

They cost $20 each; or $10 for students and seniors in advance of the performance.

(Prices will increase by $5 at the door for each attendee.)

"This is a highlight of the year, and we are proud that our local musicians support the cause," Schools Supt. Michael Burke said.


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