Newark (17th Century Baroque) 2019.
ArtsPRunlimited begins planning this Baroque Festival 2019. Individuals, and Foundation are all Invited to lend in-kind, financial or sponsorship support for Newark, NJ.
The Newark Goes Baroque Festival is still in the planning stages of development over 3 years and the themes are Prelude, Overture, and Finale. Newark and Naples, Italy. Both are struggling Cities with artistic treasures that might be vivified by a bold cultural exchange venture here and there.
Other Newark roots include German Beer Baron History, and German Jews (on King Blvd) or a BACH celebration of German composers with the NJ Symphony. St Benedicts (of which I am an alumnus) was founded by monks from Germany as well. A Homage to Sol Hurok who kept classical music alive in Newark along w/Moe Septee might be part of this celebration of Baroque culture in Newark.
The Irish Community and the Newark Fire Department with a focus on supporting their Annual St Patrick’s Parade with an Irish week at NJPAC with a homage to Supremer Court Justice Brennan who hailed from Newark. Perhaps a feature on SACCO & VANZETTI and issues of no justice, no peace.
At Essex County College (Certificate of Appreciation) as Arts Editor, and Literary Editor for The Ecco, and Shapes of Things w Angela Rapkin.
Newark Then + Now debuts in Lulu Books (2018) by Daniel P Quinn.
Czech soprano Maria Jeritza, favorite singer of Giacomo Puccini’s favorite TOSCA, Leos Janacek’s first JENUFA; Richard Strauss wrote a fifth song for Maria Jeritza who retired to Newark’s Forest Hill section after her illustrious work with Strauss, Puccini, and her legendary (musical soirees) in Newark.
Jeritza appeared many times at the The Metropolitan, and NJ State Opera openings at Symphony Hall, (Mosque Theatre). Newark Goes Opera would honor the heritage of Jeritza with a series of opera excerpts, recitals, or opera in concert with the NJ Symphony. .
Other dimensions could include showcasing the Print Collection of the Newark Library at NJPAC to honor Music, Opera in Concert, Ballet, or Denmark, Armenia, Ireland, Germany, or Spain or Italy.
Gallery American Premiere show with art by Antonio Masini, Potenza, Italy,
Photographs from Newark to Naples, or Commedia by Ciro Giorgio from Naples. This would, honor the 118 year legacy of the Feast of St Gerard in St Lucy;s Church on 7th Av. In Newark. Modern music by Sylvano Bussotti, or archeological research by Nicola Masini, from the USA to Italy, Napoli or Newark on a rotating basis.
Quinn is New York Times blogger, Tweets, and Guest Lecturer/Adjudicator At SUNY/Brockport; John Jay College/CUNY; Rutgers University, and the Italian-American Museum in NYC.