"Rio plays my father’s music better than anyone I ever
heard – with
unremitting style and sensitivity,
and always with a technique that is elegant." -
Rio Clemente Comes To Centenary Stage
For Annual Valentine's Day Performance
From Manhattan's famed Birdland to the Lincoln Center
and even a performance at the White House this past December, anyone who has listened to Rio Clemente play piano comes
away in awe. A native of Morristown, NJ and a member of its Hall of Fame, Rio Clemente, will make a stop at the Little
Theatre on Sunday, February 17th at 2 p.m. for his annual Valentine’s Day performance at Centenary Stage Company.
This master pianist, also known as “The Bishop of Jazz,” mixes a strong classical background with a rich
knowledge of jazz history, then adds an amazing sense of creativity and interpretation. The result is music that transcends
all others, and nearly always produces a standing ovation and cries for “more.”
Clemente’s career began with a BMI scholarship for musical theatre and subsequent studies at Julliard School
of Music. Along with his classical training, Clemente developed a style embracing a diversity of music that makes him
one of the most expressive and versatile pianists anywhere. He's been named Professional Artist of the Year by the
Arts Council of the Morris Area, New Jersey Monthly Magazine named him among its "Top 40 New Jerseyans",
and the New Jersey Jazz Society named him Musician of the Year.
The Music for a Sunday Afternoon Series is sponsored by Mama’s Restaurant & Café Baci on Mountain
Avenue in Hackettstown. Bring your ticket stub into Mama’s on the 17th and get a discount on a heart shaped pizza.
Tickets for Rio Clemente’s Valentine’s Day Concert are $17.50 in advance and $22.50
at the door. The performance is Sunday, February 17th at 2 p.m. at the Little Theatre on 400 Jefferson Street.
To purchase tickets or to find more information on other performances in the 2012-2013 season, review more
of our Web site or
call (908) 979-0900. Patrons are encouraged to check the age recommendations for individual shows.
Flex Pass Discount Options
Music for a Sunday Afternoon (Four Sunday concerts) $60.00
OR include some or all of these events in a
Subscription Flex Passes:
Golden Flex Pass (all 25 events incl. Curtain Up & Family Series)
Pick Ten Flex Pass (any ten events)
Pick Seven Flex Pass (any seven events)
Pick Five (Any five events)
FLEX PASSES ARE FOR CSC EVENTS ONLY AND DO NOT INCLUDE BLUES BASH OR
NUTCRACKER. YOU DO NOT NEED TO CHOOSE FLEX PASS EVENTS IN ADVANCE.
All Performances (in advance):
Adults: $17.50 Sr/Stu:
$17.50 Child under 12: $10.00