Afternoon Music is a chamber concert series at Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Summit. Founded in 1982, we provide Summit and area residents with affordable, excellent music programs presented by fine classical and jazz performers exploring the wide diversity of music. Our acoustically excellent sanctuary with its fine Steinway grand piano and custom-designed Flentrop organ makes an ideal venue for performing and listening.
At Beacon, music has always been central to congregational life. That's why Betsy Lewis, a long-time, active member started Afternoon Music 40 years ago. Another long-time congregation member, Satt Oishi, created our distinctive, sumi-e logo. Afternoon Music has since blossomed into a series that supports up-and-coming musicians -- as well as experienced performers.
Every year we offer three musically diverse concerts, one featuring jazz. Musicians love to play here. Our wonderful acoustics provide them and the audience with an intimate experience in a beautiful setting.
Afternoon Music is a 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation, a supporting organization of Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Summit, New Jersey.
Afternoon Music Board
OUR ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Misa Iwama, a singer, teacher, conductor, arranger and pianist, has appeared on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning revival of The King & I, and on opera and concert stages throughout the United States. Currently, she serves as Afternoon Music's Artistic Director and Beacon's Director of Music Ministry.
Misa Iwama is a singer, teacher, conductor, arranger and pianist. She has flourished working in repertoire ranging from classical, musical theater and folk to liturgical and world music. She has performed on opera and concert stages throughout the United States, and appeared on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning revival of The King & I.