Friends of Music

The Ringwood Friends of Music Announces our 38th Anniversary Season


Our next concert will be VIRTUAL

Back by popular demand: The Twenty-Fourth Annual Youth Performance Festival

Note: Advance Registration is Required for ALL Concerts

Sunday, June 5, 2022


Twenty-Fourth Annual

Youth Performance Festival

On Sunday June 5, 2022 at 7 PM, the Ringwood Friends of Music is bringing back by popular demand the free admission broadcast of the Twenty-Fourth Annual Youth Performance Festival. This event has been pre-recorded at the Community Presbyterian Church of Ringwood. This Festival provides an opportunity for young musicians to share their music in a non-competitive environment.

As part of our mission, each year we present performances by music students from northern New Jersey communities at varying levels of advancement. This event will consist of one 60-minute concert.

To watch the performances, please register by clicking the link below to obtain your personal concert link. The link cannot be shared. Each household needs to register in order to participate. The Ringwood Friends of Music is offering this service to you free, as always. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have difficulty accessing the program.

Please, support the musical achievements of your children! Thank you for watching, and thank you for sharing.

Coming up next...

Sunday, July 10, 2022 - Susan Heerema, violin - Larry Paykin, cello

Program: Duos for Violin and Violoncello

Reinhold Glière - Huit Morceaux Op. 39

Bohuslav Martinů –Duo No. 1, H. 157

Handel/Halvorsen –Passacaglia in G Minor

Joseph Haydn- Duo in D Major, Hob. VI:D1

About the Artists

Susan Heerema, violinist and Lanny Paykin, cellist combine their talents to present a stunning outdoor summer concert in a beautiful labyrinth garden setting. Both performers are Juilliard graduates and maintain a diverse career as soloists and chamber and orchestral musicians. Ms. Heerema is truly mesmerizing with her graceful, spirited, elegant phrasing, and her extraordinary beauty of tone. (New York Concert Review) She is known nationally and internationally, performing a variety of genres in a variety of venues. Mr. Paykin is an accomplished cellist, he summons a full tone from his instrument, plays with vigor…a big hearty, appropriately extroverted performance. (The New York Times) His active career includes recording and performances with major orchestras in New York City. Together, they are superb! Come and be captivated by their music and the pleasure of a beautiful summer afternoon!

Watch this page for registration information for our summer concert.

We rely on supporters like you to help fund these events.

Donations can be sent via U.S. Postal mail to the address below.