About Us

Afternoon Music produces an annual 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. Every year we offer musically diverse concerts, including one featuring jazz. The acoustically excellent sanctuary, with its Steinway grand piano and custom-designed Flentrop organ, makes an ideal venue for performing and listening in an intimate and beautiful setting. We look forward to welcoming you to our next concert!

Afternoon Music is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, a supporting organization of Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Summit, New Jersey.

Bill Charlap
Sanctuary at Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Mitchell Vines and Makoto Nakura


Music has always been central to congregational life at Beacon, which led Betsy Lewis, a long-time, active Beacon member, to start Afternoon Music more than 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.

Afternoon Music logo