South Orange Events

From South Orange Symphony: Join South Orange Symphony for a spectacular Spring Concert on Sunday, May 5 at 5 pm! Susan Haig of Summit leads the orchestra on the main stage of South Orange Middle School, 70 N. Ridgewood Road, South Orange On the program: Saint-Saens Violin Concerto No. 3–our own concertmaster Robert Radliff as soloist; also music of Bizet, Suk, and for a special Cinco de Mayo finale–El Salon Mexico by Aaron Copland. Concert is free to all. Silent Auction Fundraiser during intermission. More information

From SOPAC: Graham Parker at SOPAC Wednesday, May 15 at 7:30 p.m. Graham Parker and The Rumour were formed in the summer of 1975 and released their first album, Howlin’ Wind six months later, garnering them international recognition. That same year, a 4-track EP, featuring a cover of the Trammps’ “Hold Back The Night,” earned the band two appearances on Top Of The Pops and gave them a UK Top 20 single. Their second album, Heat Treatment, a three-sided live album, reached #14 in the spring of 1978. Third album Stick To Me made the UK Top 20 and The Parkerilla, a 1978 live double  album containing  a disco-fied version of Howlin Wind’s “Lord Don’t Ask Me Questions” was a major hit. The bands’ classic 1979 release Squeezing Out Sparks cemented their position as one of Britain’s top live acts and ensured sold out concerts on their seemingly endless world tours. The Up Escalator followed in 1980, reaching #11 on the UK charts and sold well throughout the world. Graham Parker and The Rumour disbanded after Escalator and Parker went on to forge a solo career that continues to produce powerful work including 1988’s The Mona Lisa’s Sister, 1991’s Struck By Lightning and the hard rocking Acid Bubblegum, released in 1996. A […]

From SOPAC: Recognized as “the queen of kids’ music” (People magazine), Laurie Berkner is a singer, songwriter, lyricist, author, and founder of Two Tomatoes Records, LLC. She has released twelve bestselling, award-winning albums, was the first recording artist ever to perform in music videos on Nick Jr., appeared regularly on the network’s Jack’s Big Music Show, and helped develop the short-form animated musical preschool series Sing It, Laurie! on Sprout TV. Her music videos now appear on Universal Kids’ Sprout House. More information 

Don McLean performs at South Orange Performing Arts Center Friday, June 7 at 8PM. Don McLean is one of America’s most iconic singer-songwriters and will be forever celebrated for his classic hits “American Pie” and “Vincent (Starry Starry Night).” Since first hitting the charts in 1971, Don McLean has amassed over 40 gold and platinum records worldwide and in 2004 was inducted into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. Tickets start at $68.