June 20, 2018

Four-Part Concert Series At Plainsboro Library

The Chinese American Music Ensemble, an adult chorus, will present a program at the Plainsboro Public Library on Sunday, June 24, at 2 p.m. It is one of four concerts by New Jersey-based musicians that will be presented on four separate Sundays at 2 p.m. as part of the library’s Community Fusion program. The ensemble will perform songs of love and passion from China and the West, dating from ancient times to the present.

On July 8, the influence of African American music on western music will be the focus of a concert by the three-person musical group The Drinking Gourd.

The International Dance Party, a duet by string players from the NJ Symphony on July 15, should appeal to both children and adults. It will feature dance melodies and folk songs from around the world.

On July 22, the Soulful Sounds of the Santoor by 100 Strings, featuring Plainsboro residents Deepal Chodhari on santoor and Pratik Devasthale on tabla, will play a concert of North Indian classical music. All concerts will include commentary about the music, including its cultural significance.

Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders through a grant provided by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State.

The Plainsboro Library is located at 9 Van Doren Street, Plainsboro, and can be reached at (609) 275-2897 or www.plainsborolibrary.org.