CULTURAL ARTS COMMITTEE
"Our Mission: To coordinate and conduct cultural and performing arts programs, including art, dance, music and theater,
for the benefit of the residents of Hanover Township."
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Sunday Fall Concerts: The Cultural Arts Committee is pleased to invite you to the Sunday Fall Concerts. Here is the schedule:
- Sunday, September 23, 2018: Unintended Consequences will perform jazz repertoire and known chart hits. This NYC-based jazz quartet is led by Whippany native Tom McHugh. To sample their music, visit https://unintendedconsequences.bandcamp.com/ and come enjoy the performance here in town on September 23.
- Sunday, December 2, 2018: The Madison String Quartet is known for “blurring the line between performer and audience, creating a comfortable performance atmosphere for masterworks from past and present.” Learn more at their website https://www.madisonstringquartet.com/ and come enjoy the performance on December 2 before they leave on their European tour in January.
Both performances will be held at the Hanover Township Community Center, 15 N. Jefferson Rd, Whippany.
Performance time is 3:00-4:30. Admission is free, and light refreshments will be served.
Hanover Wind Symphony: The Hanover Wind Symphony is our community-based symphonic wind band, and is made up exclusively of woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments. They are known for delighting audiences of all ages by giving a contemporary twist to traditional favorites. They have announced the following upcoming performances:
· October 24, 2018: "Songs from the Heart" at Memorial Junior School, Whippany
· November 11, 2018: “Duty, Honor, Country: A Salute to Service" (Veterans’ Day Concert) at Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), Morristown
· December 9, 2018: “A Christmas Presence” at Our Lady of Mercy Church, Whippany
For program details, as well as venue and schedule information, check regularly at the website of the Hanover Wind Symphony: http://hanoverwinds.org/
Art on the Wall:
Art on the Wall is pleased to present works by Mia Mutascio. Mia Mutascio is a freelance photographer based in Morristown. Her subjects encompass landscapes and nature, real estate, newborns, headshots, portraits, and special events. Her recent exhibitions have been at the Lakefront Gallery in Hamilton, Gateway Project Spaces in Newark, and the Blatt Gallery in Morristown. She is also VP of the HUB Camera Club of Mountain Lakes. You can see samples of her work at https://miamutascio.smugmug.com/ and by visiting Art on the Wall in the Hanover Township Municipal Building during September and October.
Local Artists, by invitation of the committee, hang their works in the public areas of the Township Municipal Building. Art work has included Original Oils, Lithographs, Watercolors, Photography, Stone Rubbings, Historical Maps, Pencil Drawings, etc.
Shows are hung for a minimum of two months, permitting viewers to see 6 artists' work each year.
Music / Dance
Concerts are hosted, coordinated and supported to offer our residents a wide diversity of performances. We have enjoyed the concerts of the
West Point Military Band, Jazz band, numerous performances by professional and amateur area musicians, singers, and actors. We have also
provide continual support the The Hanover Wind Symphony, a local organization that has, over the past 25 years, grown to perform in professional venues in Boston, Rhode Island, New York and throughout New Jersey.
Hanover Wind Symphony on YouTube: A selection of videos of the Hanover Wind Symphony can be found online at the HWS Official YouTube Channel. Check it out anytime to see and hear the orchestra in live performances from the past few years.
The Cultural Arts Committee is open to township residents who wish to enhance the Arts experience for township residents. Meetings are held monthly, excluding July and August, in the Municipal Building on the 1st Thursday of each month. If you are interested in becoming a member … click here
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Hanover Cabaret – Square Dance: On April 21, 2018, the CAC’s annual Cabaret featured “Square Dance with a Modern Twist.” With participation from the Northern New Jersey Square Dance Association, attendees enjoyed a fun and active evening.
Chinese New Year Event: On February 11, 2018, over 260 township residents participated in the Cultural Arts Committee’s Chinese New Year celebration. Attendees rang in the Year of the Dog with decorations, refreshments, and Chinese-themed music by Peter Lin and the Lintet.
CCB Flute Ensemble: On November 19, 2017, the Cultural Arts Committee sponsored "The Flutes Are Coming," a chamber music performance by the flute section of the Chatham Community Band. They performed a variety of classical, show tunes, and popular music.
Hanover Township Day 2017: On September 9, 2017, the Cultural Arts Committee sponsored a booth at the annual Hanover Township Day. Residents received information about the arts in town, and kids had a chance to create a fun musical instrument.
Hanover Cabaret 2017: On April 29, 2017, an enthusiastic audience of area residents enjoyed singing performances from two a cappellagroups: the all-male barbershop-style Morris Music Men, and Drew University’s all-female On A Different Note. For more information about the performers, see:
A Tribute to Count Basie: On January 15, 2017, the CAC sponsored the Chatham Community Jazz Band, led by Director Ed Beales, in a tribute to New Jersey’s own jazz great William “Count” Basie (1904-1984). A capacity crowd enjoyed two sets of legendary tunes in the “big band” style.