Old Bridge, NJ –  April 30, 2019 – Residents can enjoy a classical flute concert as well as a tribute concert to Big Band female singers at The Old Bridge Public Library in May.

As part of the Second Saturday Concert Series, guitarist and vocalist Ken Lelen will present his program entitled, “She Did It Her Way,” on Sat. May 11th at 2:30pm. A tribute to Big Band hits by popular singers from the 1940s and 50s, the performance will feature well-known tunes from Peggy Lee, Judy Garland, Billie Holiday, Rosemary Clooney, Dinah Shore and Ella Fitzgerald. To ensure an authentic sound true to the era, Lelen plays vintage guitars made by Regal, Gibson, Martin and others known for their character and tone. The concert is being generously sponsored by The Friends of the Old Bridge Public Library and by Gary Matoren, in memory of his daughter Debbie Lynn Matoren.

On Sun. May 19th at 2pm, the Festive Flutes, a semi-professional flute choir that plays light classical music and show tunes throughout New Jersey, will return to the Library for their “Shall We Dance?” program featuring the piccolo and alto and C flutes. This concert will feature bourrees, minuets, and gavottes by Bach, Handel and Mozart, ballet classics by Tchaikovsky and a contemporary dance suite by Nishimura. Leading the group will be Festive Flutes founder and director Marjorie Koharski, a retired flutist with the Monmouth Symphony Orchestra, an active flutist with The Elysion Winds Quintet and a former faculty member of The Monmouth Conservatory of Music.

Attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable, unexpired donation for the Old Bridge Food Pantry to these free events.

The Old Bridge Public Library has consistently been voted one of the three Best Public Libraries in Middlesex County by the readers of the Home News Tribune. The Library is open seven-days-a-week and is located at 1 Old Bridge Plaza at the corner of Rt. 516 and Cottrell Road in the Municipal Center. More information about this and other Library programs is available at www.oldbridgelibrary.org or by calling 732-721-5600 x5033. The satellite Laurence Harbor branch is located at 277 Shoreland Circle; phone: 732-566-2227. 


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