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Sat, Sep 11


Whittemore - Community, Culture & Conser

FREE Garden Concert - Laura Giannini, Classical Violinist, Fundraiser - to help local victims of Hurricane Ida

We are honored to have world-renowned violinist, Laura Giannini debut for us in the Gardens of Whittemore! This is a FREE Concert, donations welcome to help support those affected by Hurricane Ida! NEW Day & Time - Saturday at 2:pm

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FREE Garden Concert - Laura Giannini, Classical Violinist, Fundraiser - to help local victims of Hurricane Ida
FREE Garden Concert - Laura Giannini, Classical Violinist, Fundraiser - to help local victims of Hurricane Ida

Time & Location

Sep 11, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Whittemore - Community, Culture & Conser, 7, Rockaway Rd, Lebanon, NJ 08833, USA


About The Event

UPDATE 9/8/2021

Saturdays September 11th Concert is now a FREE concert to raise monies for local Hurricane Ida victims.

Donations will be welcome at the door. If you cannot attend, please consider making a donation online at our website.

All the monies raised will be donated to local charities, helping those in need, affected by the recent catastrophe!

This is our Kick-Off Fall Garden Concert and to thank our Members we have a selection of boxed lunches available. We have decided that any box lunch ordered, Friends of Whittemore will donate a boxed lunch as well. We are working with our local Township offices  to make sure our monetary donation and lunches will best serve our community in need.

If you have any questions - please reach out to us at

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you Saturday.

Friends of Whittemore

RSVP by September 9th, 5pm for those ordering boxed lunches.

BYO, Chair and Picnic and make a AFTERNOON of it! 

Note our Fall Concerts on Saturday, start at 2pm, Arrival time 1:30pm

Laura Giannini, is an Italian-born concert violinist currently based in New York City. At age nineteen Laura was selected by the violinist Uto Ughi to perform as soloist and member of his Festival Omaggio a Roma Youth Orchestra. A graduate of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome and Hochschule für Künste Bremen in Germany, she was a student of Felix Ayo and Katrin Scholz, as well as Shmuel Ashkenasi and Daniel Phillips in the USA.

While living in Europe, Laura was already an active chamber musician for several artistic institutions, such as Accademia dei Cameristi, A.Gi.Mus. Roma, Musica a Piazza Navona and Deutscher Tonkünstlerverband. Her performance of Schönberg’s Pierrot Lunaire as violinist in the Kammerensemble Nordwind was also broadcast live on Deutschland Radio Kultur. In 2006 she contributed in the Ensemble Méditerranée to the recording of chamber works by Raffaele Gervasio in a CD entitled “Rapsodia su Canti di Puglia”, produced by the DAD Records. 

Ms. Giannini is at present engaged in various musical projects, including those of Semplice Players – chamber group performing with Mark Peskanov at Bargemusic, The Symphony Orchestra of the Americas, orchestra lead by Felipe Tristan and of which Laura is Principal, Broadway Sings – the concert series praised by the New York Times, The Queens Consort and Ensemble Leonarda – performing on period instruments. In summer 2018 she toured in Taiwan presenting both modern and baroque repertoire respectively in duo with piano and harpsichord.

Laura is also excited to be a member and cofounder of the QueensSound Ensemble, chamber group with soprano 

Linda Teixeira and pianist/organist Helena Kim, combining vocal and instrumental music, and the OLLA Rhapsody, violin duo with violinist Olga Tymchenko, both since 2019. Ms. Giannini has performed in several orchestras and chamber ensembles around the world at prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, DiMenna Center for Classical Music, The National Opera Center, Die Glocke, Yuanlin Performing Arts Hall, Shinmin Art Center Performance Hall, Piccinni Theater and Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome.

As its our FALL KICK-OFF GARDEN CONCERT,  we have Metropolitan Seafood & Gourmet offering a selection of boxed Lunches for your enjoyment. When you register, please be sure to select your choice:

- Metro's Deluxe Grilled Fish Tacos (2): Grilled Latino Spiced Fish (2) with Baja Slaw, Gucaamole and Lime Creme, on a Grilled Flour Tortilla (2) With House  Pickles Jalapenos and Red Onion on the Side & Chips. $13

- Grilled Lemon Basil Organic Scottish Salmon over Mixed Filed Greens: with a choice of Dressing: Dijon Balsamic, Ranch Or Blue Cheese & Chips $13

- Grilled House-Made Lime Garlic Black Bean Burger: with Baja Slaw, Guacamole and a Lime Creme Drizzzle on a Toasted Challah Bun & Chips $12


ALL ACTIVE FOW MEMBERS - to say thank you for your support of Whittemore - please enjoy a lunch on us.

Non-Members ordering, please have exact change for your boxed meal, you will be able to pay for it upon your arrival to the concert. 

The concert will be livestreamed on the Friends of Whittemore Facebook page for those who cannot attend.

Registration Required.

RAINDATE: 9/12/2021


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