The Moonlight Duo began in the fall of 2005 with the vision of bringing audiences of all ages closer to classical music. A major part of their mission is performing for seniors who can no longer get out to public concerts. With the support of generous donors and sponsors, the Moonlight Duo has established an ongoing concert series for independent senior groups, senior residences and nursing homes in New Jersey. The repertoire chosen for these concerts is based on a wide range of classical chamber music pieces from the Baroque thru the Romantic Eras to Folk Music. Throughout the concerts, the artists speak about the composers, the history and culture that surrounded the pieces performed in an engaging anecdotal style.

In their unique Cross-Curricular Educational Program Time Machine, the Moonlight Duo combines music, history, science and the arts and takes students Grades 4, 5, 6 and 7 on A Musical Journey Through History. The accompanying Power Point Presentation covers a wide range of Core Curriculum Standards as an enhancement of this live music performance.

 

An exciting highlight for the current season is the Moonlight Duo's newest program "HERstory" - Three Centuries of Women Composer History for cello and piano. With music by women composers from Europe and the US, the Duo introduces a variety of rarely performed treasure.