Performance Calendar

More information on Eric Olsen's concerts may be found at www.dyadplayspuccini.com.

Upcoming in 2014:

Saturday, October 18, 2014
8 PM
"Falling" in Love with Song
Kristine Hart, Pamela Olsen, Richard Gillyard, William Amory, soloists
Chamber Orchestra led by Music Director Eric Olsen, featuring musicians
from the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Union Congregational Church, 176 Cooper Avenue, Montclair, NJ
Freewill Donation

This is a loving tribute to songs of many different cultures! It features romantic songs
by Mahler and Poulenc, and gorgeous arias by Delibes, Mozart, and Verdi.  
Our section leaders are all exceptional artists, and they are certain to help you
“fall” in love with song this fall season!
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Thursday, November 6, 2014
7:30 PM
Eric Olsen ReVision Trio
with Ratzo Harris, bass and Tim Horner, drums

Wharton Music Center
60 Locust Avenue
Berkeley Heights, NJ
$5 Tickets

Featuring music from his upcoming CD
Sea Changes, Eric has taken beloved melodies
by Faure, Chopin, Grieg, and Beatles George Harrison and John Lennon, and given them
a completely new jazz framework!  An electrifying group of top notch jazz musicians in a
concert that is not to be missed!
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In 2015:

Thursday, January 29, 2015
8 PM
Music For All Ages
Eric Olsen, solo piano

Montclair State University
Leschowitz Recital Hall-Chapin Hall
1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ
Free admission

Eric plays Debussy's charming
Children's Corner suite, before embarking on some
solo jazz forays into the realm of classical music. New arrangements of works from
Bizet's
Carmen and Leoncavallo's Pagliacci. A special solo piano treat for the whole family!
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Previously in 2013 and 2014:
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Princeton Performing Arts Center
with Kevin Maynor, bass
Paul Robeson Remembered

NJPAC
Sunday, November 2, 2013
with Kevin Maynor, bass
Paul Robeson Remembered

2012:
Friday, July 29
Two Sets at 7 and 9 PM
Eric Olsen Trio
Shanghai Jazz Restaurant
24 Main Street in Madison, NJ

Sunday, September 4
The Eric Olsen Jazz Group
Scanfest
Vasa Park at Budd Lake, NJ
Please see www.scanfest.org for details.

Sunday, September 11, 2 PM
with Kevin Maynor, bass
Freeport Library, NY
Mussorgsky, Brahms, Mahler songs

2011:
Friday, February 11, 7:00pm
American Sacred Sounds
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
70 Maple Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960-5293
(973) 538-0555

Mark Fitzgerald Wilson, baritone, accompanied by Eric Olsen, piano, sings an impressive program of American music for Black History month, including the rarely heard works
Pilgrimage (solo cantata on Biblical texts) by Carlisle Floyd and I have a Dream, Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous speech set to music by Lee Hoiby. Tickets: $15 suggested
donation for adults; $10 suggested donation for students.

Sunday, February 13, 3 PM
“Two Guys, No Dolls”
Richard Gillyard, tenor
Walter Ulrich, tenor
Eric Olsen, piano
Union Congregational Church
176 Cooper Avenue in Montclair, NJ www.unioncong.org

The program features Union’s very own “Two Tenors” singing selections from three centuries, including works by Handel, Mozart, Strauss, Leoncavallo, Tosti, and Sondheim.

Saturday, March 12, 8 PM
"Classics Re-Imagined"
Eric Olsen, classical and jazz piano
Union Congregational Church
176 Cooper Avenue in Montclair, NJ www.unioncong.org

Come hear the works of immortal classical composers as interpreted by an extraordinary classical and jazz artist.

Friday, April 1, 12:15 PM
"Piano and Organ Duet"
Holst: The Planets
Ravel: Ma Mere L'oye
Sandor Szabo, organ and piano
Eric Olsen, piano and organ
Central Presbyterian Church
70 Maple Street, Summit, NJ 07901

Two accomplished keyboardists sharing the stage in their own arrangements of famous orchestral works.

Saturday, April 2, 8 PM
"Piano and Organ Duet"
Holst: The Planets
Ravel: Ma Mere L'oye
Sandor Szabo, organ and piano
Eric Olsen, piano and organ
Union Congregational Church
176 Cooper Avenue in Montclair, NJ www.unioncong.org

Two accomplished keyboardists sharing the stage in their own arrangements of famous orchestral works.

Saturday, April 9
Kaohsiung Symphony Orchestra, Taiwan
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

Eric Olsen appears with the Kaohsiung Symphony Orchestra playing an American Classic!

Tuesday, May 3, 8 PM
Caldwell College, Caldwell, NJ
Eric Olsen and Rob Middleton.

Classic clarinet duos by Brahms and scintillating jazz by two accomplished jazz and classical artists!

Sunday, June 19, 10 AM
Selections from Godspell and Jesus Christ Superstar
Eric Olsen, Conductor
Union Congregational Church
176 Cooper Avenue in Montclair, NJ www.unioncong.org

Closing the UCC Concert Season in a blaze of contemporary rhythmic and melodic fireworks.

From 2010:

Sunday, January 24, 2010
3 PM

The Eric Olsen Trio
Bernardsville Library
1 Anderson Hill Road
Bernardsville, NJ

Eric Olsen, piano
Don Miller, bass
Tim Horner, drums

Friday, February 5
7 PM

Highlights from Tosca
Rutherford Congregational Church
251 Union Avenue
Rutherford, NJ

Pamela Olsen, Tosca
Richard Gillyard, Cavaradossi
Mark Wilson, Scarpia
Eric Olsen, Conductor

Tuesday, February 23
4:30 PM

Paul Robeson Remembered
Kevin Maynor, bass
Eric Olsen, piano
Mary Burch Theater Essex County College, Newark, NJ

Saturday, February 27
8 PM

NJ Oratorio Society Concert
Eric Olsen, harpsichord and organ
Union Congregational Church

Wednesday, March 3
2 to 3 PM
Chopin Festival NYC

Chopin Ballade in g minor
Scherzo in b flat minor
Plus preludes, waltzes, nocturnes, and mazurkas, in Chopin's own versions, and special  jazz arrangements of some of Chopin's works by Eric Olsen.

Friday, March 5
7 PM
Concert with Phil Reynolds, clarinet
Rutherford Congregational Church
251 Union Avenue
Rutherford, NJ

Thursday March 18 through Saturday, March 20
Jazz Clinic and Concert in Upstate NY

Friday, March 26
12:15 PM
Chopin ReImagined Piano Recital
Central Presbyterian Church
70 Maple Street, Summit, NJ 07901

Sunday, March 28
7 PM
Urban Survival Jazz Group
Drew University
Wharton Music Center Fundraising Concert

Sunday, April 18
7:30 PM
Kevin Maynor, bass, with Eric Olsen, piano
Joint Concert with Joshua Bell, World-renowned violinist
South Orange Performing Arts Center

Sunday, April 25
Eric Olsen and Urban Survival Jazz Group
Trumpets Jazz Club
6 Depot Square

Saturday, May 1
8:00 PM
Union Congregational Church
“Classics and Jazz”
Rob Middleton, saxophone and woodwinds
Eric Olsen, piano

Saturday, May 29
Eric Olsen and Urban Survival
Jack & Luna’s Café • 3928 Main Street •
Stone Ridge, New York

Saturday, June 12
The Eric Olsen Trio
Eric Olsen, piano
Don Miller, bass
Eliot Zigmund, drums

Shanghai Jazz Restaurant
24 Main Street, Madison, NJ

Sunday, June 20
10 AM
Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms
UCC Church
Montclair, NJ 07043
Eric Olsen, Conductor

Sunday, September 6
1:30 and 4:30 PM
The Eric Olsen Jazz Group
Featuring Eric Person on saxes, Don Miller on bass, and Tim Horner on drums.
Scanfest
Vasa Park at Budd Lake, NJ
Please see www.scanfest.org for details.

Sunday, September 12, 3 PM
Schubert's Schwanengesang
Freeport Library, Long Island
Kevin Maynor, bass
Eric Olsen, piano

Saturday, October 23, 8 PM
"Pagliacci"
Richard Gillyard, Canio
Pamela Olsen, Nedda
Mark Wilson, Tonio
Walter Ulrich, Beppe
William Amory, Silvio
Eric Olsen, piano and organ
Union Congregational Church
176 Cooper Avenue in Montclair, NJ www.unioncong.org

Sunday, December 19, 10 AM
Benjamin Briten: Ceremony of Carols
Eric Olsen, Conductor
Union Congregational Church
176 Cooper Avenue in Montclair, NJ www.unioncong.org

From 2009:

Friday, September 18 and Saturday, September 19
Cecil's Jazz Club
West Orange, NJ
Featuring Gail Allen, a sultry vocalist, and a wonderful backing quartet!

Sunday, September 27
Freeport Library, Long Island, NY4 PM
Schubert's incomparable song cycle Die Winterreise
with Kevin Maynor, bass
Eric Olsen, piano

Saturday, October 10
7 PM
Jack & Luna’s Café • 3928 Main Street •
Stone Ridge, New York
Urban Survival Jazz Group

Thursday, October 15
Essex County College, Newark, NJ
Darfur, a Dramatic Cantata
Kevin Maynor, bass
Eric Olsen, piano

Saturday, November 7
Union Congregational Church Concert Series
8 PM
W.A. Mozart
Highlights from Don Giovanni
Freewill Donation

Mark Wilson, Don Giovanni
Nathan Resika, Leporello and Commendatore
Pamela Olsen, Donna Anna
TRichard Gillyard, Don Ottavio
Jane Seaman, Donna Elvira
Kristine Hart, Zerlina
Eric Olsen, Conductor and Pianist/Organist

Friday, November 13
10 PM
Villa Roma Resort
Calicoon, NY
Eric Olsen Jazz Quartet featuring Billy Hart on drums.