BONJ & Grounds For Sculpture


Boheme Opera NJ returns to Grounds For Sculpture East Gallery for its 5th Annual Holiday appearance on Friday, December 9 at 7:00pm.

“Wind, Water, Stone”

Boheme Opera NJ is proud to partner with The Grounds For Sculpture in this collaborative presentation.  The concert will highlight the photographic exhibition of Elyn Zimmerman entitled, “Wind, Water, Stone” being shown in the Dom Arts Mezzanine and East Gallery.

Featured will be selections from composers such as Mozart, Verdi, Puccini and others that will enhance the emotions and senses while viewing the exhibit.  Some selections will focus on the exotic locales of these photographs.  Other selections will represent both the healing and destructive powers of the basic elements represented by the title of this exhibit.

There is both a time and a timelessness in both the  photographs in this exhibition and in opera.  Wind and Water are timeless.  Stone represents a time and place.  The same can be said for opera.  The stories are set in a specific time and place.  The beauty of the music is timeless.

The traditional sing-a-long will take place after Boheme Opera’s presentation as we celebrate the synergy of art and music.

Artists will be announced in the fall.

Sandra Milstein-Pucciatti will return at the Petrov grand.

Sandra began her life-long musical pursuits as a young piano student of Curtis Institute artist teachers, later enjoying a 10-year association with German master teacher Karl Ulrich Schnabel.  A concert performer as solo pianist, soloist with orchestra, chamber musician and professional accompanist, her career featured a 1980’s national tour by the East-West Piano duo, formulated with her Temple U colleague Sylvia Ho. During her more than 40 years as a professional accompanist, she has collaborated with many vocal and instrumental artists in recital, most notably with the late Met Opera bass Jerome Hines.  In 1989, together with her husband Joseph, she co-founded Boheme Opera NJ for which she has been Managing Director since 1997.  For the past 36 years, she has accompanied, while her husband Joseph has directed, the Congregation Beth Chaim Choir of Princeton Junction.

Special thanks to Kathryn Chisholm, Rena Perrone and the entire staff

at Grounds For Sculpture for their efforts in these holiday concerts.