Downtown Concert Series kicks off 2013-2014 season with a bang!

Tapping into the brilliance of percussion performance, the Downtown Concert Series launches into its fourth season with the acclaimed percussion ensemble, Exit 9 on September 28th at St. Peter’s Church in Freehold. This leading ensemble in the contemporary music scene blends diverse expertise to create a fresh, unconventional sound. Whether performing ragtime xylophone, steel pan calypso, West African drumming, or premiering exciting newly commissioned works, Exit 9 is devoted to performing invigorating and innovative percussion works. 

Members Peter Saleh, Kenneth Riehman, Mike Ramsey and Britton Matthews are committed to the culture of music from across the globe, including Africa, Asia, South America, and the Caribbean. Exit 9 members have traveled worldwide, not only as performers, but also as students of music, constantly exploring the musical traditions of new cultures. 

Exit 9 initiates a new season of music for the Downtown Concert Series which will also include NJ based classical guitarist Anton Del Forno and the highly acclaimed Lysander Piano Trio.

Artistic director Mark Hyczko states “This is going to be another great season of music in downtown Freehold. Exit 9 will bring a whole new sound to the concert series. It’s definitely an event you don’t want to miss!”

Tickets for the concerts are $25 and $10 for students 18 years and younger. Seating is limited and tickets should be purchased in advance. The concert will begin at 7:30 pm.  A reception honoring the artists will be hosted by Investors Bank (21 West Main Street, Freehold) following the concert.

The Downtown Concert Series is committed to bringing extraordinary musical artists to the intimate and historic venue of St. Peter’s Church located in downtown Freehold at 33 Throckmorton Street, Freehold, New Jersey 07728.