CULTURAL ARTS COMMITTEE
"Our Mission: To coordinate and conduct cultural and performing arts programs, including art, dance, music and theater,
for the benefit of the residents of Hanover Township."
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Chinese New Year Celebration: Let’s ring in the Year of the Dog with Hanover Township’s Chinese New Year Celebration! This event will feature music by The Lintet ( http://lintet.com/ ) led by Taiwanese-American musician (and Whippany Park alumnus) Peter Lin, playing Chinese music with a jazz twist. Chinese-style refreshments will be served. This event will be held on Sunday February 11, at 3:30 P.M., in the main meeting room of the Hanover Township Municipal Building. Admission is free. For more information, download the flyer here, and/or visit the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1148028441999427
Hanover Wind Symphony: The Hanover Wind Symphony is our community-based symphonic wind band, and is made up exclusively of woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments. They are known for delighting audiences of all ages by giving a contemporary twist to traditional favorites. They have announced the performance schedule for the 2017-2018 season:
· October 25, 2017 - "Friends Old and New,” at Memorial Junior School
· March 11, 2018 - "Brass in the Bickford,” at Bickford Theatre (Morris Museum)
· April 18, 2018 – “Outreach Concert,” at Jefferson HS
· May 16, 2018 – “Remembrance,” at Memorial Junior School
· June 27, 2018 – “Indoor Pops Concert: Winds Beneath My Wings,” at Memorial Junior School
For program details, as well as venue and schedule information, check regularly at the website of the Hanover Wind Symphony at http://hanoverwinds.org/
Art on the Wall:
Art on the Wall is pleased to present art in the traditional Chinese style by Professor Jingxi Li. Professor Li is an immigrant from Guangzhou, China. He is a former professor of Mechanical Engineering, spending his career devoted to the South China University of Technology. He began flourishing his beautiful talent for Ancient Chinese Calligraphy (the art of decorative handwriting) in his retirement years. Professor Li now resides with his wife in Parsippany, and has three daughters and six grandchildren. Unique samples of this ancient art will be on display at Art on the Wall in the Township Building in January and February, 2018 (and that includes the day of the Year of the Dog celebration, February 11!).
Local Artists, by invitation of the committee, hang their works in the public areas of the Township Municipal Building. Art work has included Original Oils, Lithographs, Watercolors, Photography, Stone Rubbings, Historical Maps, Pencil Drawings, etc.
Shows are hung for a minimum of two months, permitting viewers to see 6 artists' work each year.
Music / Dance
Concerts are hosted, coordinated and supported to offer our residents a wide diversity of performances. We have enjoyed the concerts of the
West Point Military Band, Jazz band, numerous performances by professional and amateur area musicians, singers, and actors. We have also
provide continual support the The Hanover Wind Symphony, a local organization that has, over the past 25 years, grown to perform in professional venues in Boston, Rhode Island, New York and throughout New Jersey.
Hanover Wind Symphony on YouTube: A selection of videos of the Hanover Wind Symphony can be found online at the HWS Official YouTube Channel. Check it out anytime to see and hear the orchestra in live performances from the past few years.
The Cultural Arts Committee is open to township residents who wish to enhance the Arts experience for township residents. Meetings are held monthly, excluding July and August, in the Municipal Building on the 1st Thursday of each month. If you are interested in becoming a member … click here
"Would you like to be informed of upcoming Cultural Arts events? You can have your name added to the email list by contactingCulturalArts@HanoverTownship.com with your name and email address, or clicking on this link."
CCB Flute Ensemble: On November 19, 2017, the Cultural Arts Committee sponsored "The Flutes Are Coming," a chamber music performance by the flute section of the Chatham Community Band. They performed a variety of classical, show tunes, and popular music.
Hanover Township Day 2017: On September 9, 2017, the Cultural Arts Committee sponsored a booth at the annual Hanover Township Day. Residents received information about the arts in town, and kids had a chance to create a fun musical instrument.
Hanover Cabaret 2017: On April 29, 2017, an enthusiastic audience of area residents enjoyed singing performances from two a cappellagroups: the all-male barbershop-style Morris Music Men, and Drew University’s all-female On A Different Note. For more information about the performers, see:
A Tribute to Count Basie: On January 15, 2017, the CAC sponsored the Chatham Community Jazz Band, led by Director Ed Beales, in a tribute to New Jersey’s own jazz great William “Count” Basie (1904-1984). A capacity crowd enjoyed two sets of legendary tunes in the “big band” style.