Ocean County Library Jackson Branch to Present ‘Sol y Sombras’ Classical Recital

May 18, 2023

JACKSON TOWNSHIP – Welcome summer with a virtuoso performance of flute and guitar. “Sol y Sombras” (“Sun and Shadows”), by Marjorie Koharski and Keith Calmes, will be given at the Ocean County Library Jackson Branch, 2 PM Saturday, June 10.

The New Jersey-based musicians will perform music written by Bach, Carulli, composers of Hispanic origins, and the late local composer Joseph Virgilio.

Marjorie Koharski’s credits include the Monmouth, Lakewood, and Manalapan Symphony Orchestras and Garden State Philharmonic. The founder of New Jersey’s Festive Flutes ensemble has performed in master classes with James Galway, Julius Baker and Murray Panitz. Marjorie teaches flute in Neptune and maintains the influential Flute and Friends website.

Keith Calmes’s three-decade career includes his Carnegie Recital Hall debut as winner of the Artists International Competition, concerts with the Monmouth Symphony Orchestra, and a performance with Maestro Carlos Barbosa-Lima. The Wall Township High School teacher has authored several guitar books and also engages in classical, jazz, rock, fusion and world music on guitar, mandolin, ukulele, steel guitars, and bass.

The musicians’ synergy is fed by their longtime partnership. Marjorie noted, “Keith and I have been performing together for 17 years at libraries, churches, receptions, art shows, and senior residences throughout New Jersey.”

The late Joseph Virgilio, formerly of Hazlet, studied at Rutgers University under the mentorship of Louie L. White and George T. Walker. Selections from his Mr. Joe’s Music Company can be found on YouTube and Reverbnation.

Please register at www.theoceancountylibrary.org/events to attend this free program. For more information, visit the OCL Jackson Branch, 2 Jackson Drive, or call (732) 928-4400.

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