“Sundays at Three” Concerts

The Program Committee members of the Friends of the Bernardsville Public Library spend a significant amount of time each year interviewing, auditioning, selecting and funding extraordinary concerts. Concerts begin at 3:00 pm. Doors open at 2:45 pm. Attendance is free and registration is not required, just come and enjoy!

Upcoming Events

Date/Time
Event
10/12/2014
3:00 PM

A Touch of Sinatra

Donnie FarraroJoin us for a musical show about the life and music of Frank Sinatra, narrated by Joe Gilligan and performed by Donnie Farraro. You will be entertained with the story of Sinatra’s life, the songs that made him one of the most renowned singers of the 20th century, and funny stories and jokes.

Joe Gilligan is a former singer and founder of the oldies group Reminisce. Reminisce warmed the hearts of many, singing nostalgic songs of the past. He is the creative writer for the “A Touch of Sinatra” show. Mr. Gilligan has done research to uncover some unknown facts about Sinatra and has incorporated them into this entertaining show.

In 2004, Donnie Farraro was diagnosed with Stage 4 throat cancer and was not expected to live, let alone sing. Today, he is an inspiration to many, singing at about 100 performances a year. He may be the most authentic sounding Frank Sinatra singer that you will ever hear.

This concert is funded by the Friends of the Bernardsville Library. It’s free and no sign-up is needed. Doors open at 2:45 pm.

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12/07/2014
3:00 PM

Sundays at Three: The History of Jazz through Song

Gordon JamesTrumpeter, flugelhornist and vocalist Gordon James and his quartet will take listeners on a journey through the different eras of jazz with words and song. This lecture and performance will cover the origins of jazz music, Ragtime, the Blues, Dixieland Jazz, the Big Band Era and include big band singers, Latin Jazz, Bebop, Cool Jazz, Jazz Fusion and Smooth Jazz. Songs from each era will be performed and some of the artists covered will be Scott Joplin, W.C. Handy, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Glen Miller, Benny Goodman, Count Baise, Frank Sinatra, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis and Dave Brubeck.

Funded by the Friends of the Bernardsville Library. Free. No sign-up is needed. Just come! Doors open at 2:45 pm.

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