Our Concert in the Sanctuary series offers a variety of quality programs and concerts throughout the year that are wholesome in nature and compliment Christian values taught by the Church. The proceeds from concerts go to the upkeep of our historic sanctuary and the mission and ministries of MUMC.
September 27, 2020 - Rio Clemente
Critically acclaimed master pianist and audience favorite Bishop of Jazz, Rio Clemente, will appear at the Wesley Stage. The show will be followed by some light refreshments with the opportunity to meet Rio.
This will be Rio's 8 th concert on our stage. Rio is a consummate pianist who has performed at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, NJPAC and at the White House representing the United States Coast Guard. He always holds his audiences spellbound with the sheer brilliance of his improvisations of favorite standards from the great American Songbook, and always receives a standing ovation with cries for more..
Rio Clemente's career began with a BMI scholarship for musical theatre and subsequent studies at Juilliard Shool of Music. Along with his classical training, Rio developed a style embracing a diversity of music that makes him one of the most expressive and versatile pianists anywhere.
Rio has recorded for well-known labels and has published twenty CDs under his own label, Etremelc Music Productions. In collaboration with Carmine Lombardo, he has written a number of works ranging from gospel to Latin and a children's songbook which was nominated for a Grammy.
Tickets will be available at the door. The Wesley Stage is the area's most comfortable performance venue, is handicapped-accessible, and all parking is close-by. The price of admission is Adults $20, Seniors and Students $ 15, and children 12 and under are free. The Wesley Stage is located within the Milton United Methodist Church at 316 Dover -Milton Road, Oak Ridge, NJ. 07438.