Past Events


A New World: intimate music from FINAL FANTASY

The Composition Department of the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University will be hosting the New World Players under the direction of conductor Eric Roth in their performances of the music of Nobuo Uematsu and other composers from the FINAL FANTASY series of video games. An exclusive, officially licensed production with renowned game developer SQUARE ENIX, only A New World delivers your favorite themes, satisfying surprises, beautiful melodies in inimitable and faithful style. Don’t miss what promises to be an incredible evening of live FINAL FANTASY music. (NOTE: Chris Opperman will only be giving brief remarks at the start of this event and not performing in it).

Friday, November 2nd, 2018
Memorial Auditorium
Montclair State University

Tour Dates with Project/Object

Chris Opperman will be sitting in on trumpet with Project/Object featuring original Zappa band members Napoleon Murphy Brock and Denny Walley at the following dates.

Thursday, November 29th - Daryl’s House - Pawling, NY
Friday, November 30th - Funk & Waffles - Syracuse, NY
Saturday, December 1st - ABC Brewing - Harrisburg, PA
Sunday, December 2nd - Ardmore Music Hall - Ardmore, PA (opening for Consider the Source)
Thursday, December 6th - The Met Cafe - Pawtucket, RI
Friday, December 7th - Cohoes Music Hall - Cohoes, NY
Saturday, December 8th - Stone Church - Brattleboro, VT
Sunday, December 9th - The Acoustic - Bridgeport, CT
Friday, December 14th - Golden Nugget - Atlantic City, NJ
Saturday, December 15th - Jazz Cafe - Wilkes-Barre, PA
Sunday, December 16th - The Cutting Room - New York City, NY

Bitter Branches, Taller Trees - World Premiere Performance

A free romantic afternoon of solo piano music by Beethoven, Opperman, and Schumann

Ruth Rendleman, pianist
Saturday, February 16th, 2019
Leshowitz Recital Hall
John J. Cali School of Music
Montclair State University