Culture in brief: Classical concerts next weekend
For its last concert of the 2018-19 season, the Montclair Orchestra will take its audience on a journey back to the Classical and Romantic eras in France. The orchestra’s French Connection performance is Sunday, April 28, at 7 p.m., at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 73 South Fullerton Ave. It will include works by Haydn, Berlioz and Bizet.
Following last week's fire at the Cathedral of Notre Dame, 10 percent of all ticket sales will be donated to the French Heritage Society, which is dedicated to the preservation of French architecture and history.
The up to 75-piece ensemble is made up of professional musicians from world class orchestras playing alongside student fellows from leading conservatories. Tickets for French Connection are available at the montclairorchestra.org or by calling 973-435-2906.
Oratorio Society of New Jersey
“Stabat Mater,” the 13th-century hymn portraying Mary’s suffering at the crucifixion, set by Karl Jenkins, with soprano, chorus and orchestra, is the centerpiece of the Oratorio Society of New Jersey’s annual spring concert on Saturday, April 27, 8 p.m., at Church of the Immaculate Conception, 30 North Fullerton Ave., as part of the church’s “Music in Montclair” series. Tickets and information are available at oratoriosocietynj.org.