Local music lovers and music students will enjoy a unique opportunity to hear early 20th century piano works performed by the Coordinator of Keyboard Studies of the John J. Cali school of music at Montclair State University, in a concert at Van Vleck House & Gardens on Sunday, March 22 at 2 pm. There is no charge for admission. Reserved seating is available by contacting 973-744-4752 or info@vanvleck.org. Seating is limited, so reservations are required. Previous concerts have over-subscribed. Part of the community collaboration between Van Vleck and the Cali School, this concert features David Witten, who will perform pieces composed by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Nikolai Tcherepnin, Alexander Tcherepnin, and Claude Debussy. The main focus of the program is to promote the re-discovery of piano music by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, including some of his Greeting Cards pieces, musical cryptograms honoring his friends through the secret coding of their names. Professor Witten has had an international career that included numerous concert tours in Ireland, Finland, Russia, Ukraine, Europe, Mexico, South America, and China. The recipient of a 1990 Fulbright Scholar award, Witten spent five months teaching and performing throughout Brazil and he is frequently invited back to give concerts and masterclasses. He has appeared with the Boston Pops Orchestra, the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, and various chamber music collaborations with members of the New York Philharmonic and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He has also been active in contemporary musicMSU Concert Flyer  03-22-15 1.1