Ustad Shafaat Khan, world-renowned classical Indian musician, debuted at the age
of 11 in the King's Lynn Festival opened by the Queen Mother. Since then he has performed worldwide at many prestigious
concert halls, music festivals, universities in India, Pakistan, Japan, Russia, China, Malaysia, UK, Germany, France,
Italy, and other European countries.
Ustad Shafaat Khan will be performing on the Centenary Stage Company with internationally acclaimed virtuoso musicianship on Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 2:00 pm. Khan has mastered such classical Indian instruments as the Sitar, Surbahar and Tabla, and will be joined on stage by accompanying musicians, Richi Mehrotra and Layla Plaza.
Jazz Master Bill Mays returns to Centenary Stage with his new ensemble, including classically
trained flugelhornist Marvin Stamm and cellist Alisa Horn. “Invention Trio” explores the intersection of chamber music
and jazz, performing fresh interpretations of well-known classical themes, jazz classics and original works.
From Manhattan's famed Birdland to The Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel; from Carnegie Hall to Lincoln Center...
anyone who has listened to Rio Clemente play piano comes away in awe. This master pianist 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 is different from others and nearly always produces a standing ovation and cries
for "more." A native of Morristown, NJ, Rio is a member of its Hall of Fame. 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.
Founded by conductor/music director Robert W. Butts in 1996, the Baroque Orchestra of NJ is renown for their
repertoire of seventh and eighteenth centuries. The orchestra now performs a wide variety of symphonic, chamber
and operatic classical music from all periods.