Annual Music Faculty Recital to be Presented

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
violin on piano

The Visual and Performing Arts Department (VAPA) of Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) will present the annual Music Faculty Recital, Sunday, February 18, at 3 p.m., in the Welpe Theatre at the College’s Branchburg campus. The program will be coordinated by Associate Professor Tony Strong, Music Coordinator for the VAPA Department.

Featured music faculty will include Steve Hudson, piano (New York City); John Loehrke, bass (New York City); John Sichel, piano (Mountainside); Tony Strong, piano (Long Valley); and Eldad Tarmu, vibraphone (Union City). Special guest artists will include Cengiz Baysl, drums (Toms River); RVCC English Professor Michelle Brazier, violin (Bound Brook); RVCC music major Eleni Catanzaro, soprano (New Providence); and Hsinyi Tsai, piano (Flemington).

The program will include solo, accompanied and ensemble pieces, spanning a wonderful variety of musical styles, traditions and repertory. Original compositions and arrangements also will be featured.

General admission tickets cost $12 each, $8 for students and seniors. For advance ticket reservations, contact the RVCC Theatre Box Office at 908-725-3420. For additional information, call the VAPA office at 908-218-8876 or Tony Strong at 908-526-1200, ext. 8394.

Raritan Valley Community College’s main campus is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. Serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for close to 50 years, RVCC is an educational and cultural center that is nationally recognized for its innovative programming, service to the community and environmental leadership. The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, professional development, and adult and youth personal enrichment courses. The College also has a performing arts center and planetarium.

RVCC is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community’s businesses, and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit



February 6, 2018

Media contact: Donna Stolzer, 908-526-1200, ext. 8383

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