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Come enjoy great music in a beautiful setting at NJBG’s new Carriage House Concert Series at the New Jersey State Botanical Garden in Ringwood. With seating limited to 75, these concerts offer an intimate introduction to some of the region’s brightest talents.
Spero Plays Nyro
On Saturday, April 22, 2017, the Christine Spero Duo will bring their dulcet tones to NJBG in a program called ‘Spero Plays Nyro.’ The concert begins 2:00 pm in the Carriage House Visitor Center.
In this heartfelt and moving tribute to Laura Nyro, one of the greatest and most covered songwriters of the 20th century, pianist/singer Christine Spero and her group take the listener on an unforgettable journey through some of Laura’s most memorable songs.
Poignant and Timeless
"Spero Plays Nyro" reminds us that Laura Nyro’s music is poignant and timeless. The arrangements are hip, the vocals are beautiful, the musicianship is stellar. The exquisite arrangements are true to Nyro’s originals but with many sweet creative touches, beautifully interpreted in the group’s own distinct style. Christine has fully recaptured Nyro’s spirit and passion with beautiful renditions running the breadth and depth of her emotions. Saxophonist/percussionist Elliot Spero adds excellent sax solos, flutes and multiple percussion accents. In February 2015 the group released their latest CD, Spero Plays Nyro. available at CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon and streaming on Pandora Radio. Visit them at www.christinesperogroup.com.
Get Your Tickets Now
Advance tickets are $20 and can be purchased at skylandsassociation.ticketleap.com/langberg. Tickets can be purchased for $25 at the door (if tickets are still available). Seating is limited to 75, so reserve your tickets early.
This concert is sponsored by American Wear.
The New Jersey Botanical Garden is located on Morris Road in Ringwood, New Jersey.