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FEBRUARY

 

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IN REALTIME: Eight Strings & A Whistle
Sunday, February 26
3:00 p.m.
Ingalls Recital Hall

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An adventurous trio of flute, viola, and cello, Eight Strings & A Whistle plays Baroque, Classical, and Romantic pieces and collaborates with contemporary composers on new music. Featuring: Suzanne Gilcrest, flute, Ina Litera, viola, and Matthew Goeke, cello.

 

 

MARCH
 

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GUEST ARTIST: Ken Fowser, tenor saxophone
Monday, March 13
7:30 p.m.
Ingalls Recital Hall

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“A modern twist on classic hard bop sounds” – All About Jazz.
One of the preeminent instrumentalists of his generation, tenor saxophonist and Posi-tone Records artist Ken Fowser is true to tradition – always swinging and melodic. The evening also features the NJCU jazz faculty rhythm section: Allen Farnham, piano, Andy Eulau, bass, and Tim Horner, drums.

 

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MUSIC@ONE: Walter Aparicio, piano
Wednesday, March 15
1:00 p.m.
Ingalls Recital Hall

FREE

An international concert artist, Bolivian-American pianist Walter Aparicio maintains a versatile career as a performer, teacher, and collaborator in New York City. Aparicio’s debut album, Aires Indios: Piano Music of Bolivia, is under the MSR Classics label.

 

 

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IN REALTIME: Abdou M’Boup and Waakaw
Sunday, March 19
3:00 p.m.
Ingalls Recital Hall

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Multi-instrumentalist Abdou M’Boup, born in a small town in Senegal to a family of oral historians and musicians, pioneered incorporating traditional instruments into Senegalese popular music in the 1970s. M’Boup now leads his own band, Waakaw (“Country Boys” in his native Wolof) and teaches World Music Rhythm at the New School University (NYC).

 

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GUEST ARTIST: Montclair Citadel Band
Friday, March 24
7:30 p.m.
Margaret Williams Theatre

Suggested donation of canned goods or non-perishable food items.

One of The Salvation Army’s finest brass bands, Montclair Citadel Band’s repertoire ranges from hymns to the scherzo of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony #6 and toe-tapping Sousa marches. The group has performed with Wynton Marsalis and the Canadian Brass, and delighted audiences at NJPAC, New York’s Alice Tully Hall, London’s Royal Albert Hall and beyond. Led by bandmaster Charles Baker with soloists Michael Baker, cornet, and Aaron VanderWeele, euphonium. 
*School groups and students interested in a music clinic with the Montclair Citadel Band: RSVP to gbernard@njcu.edu
 

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SIDE SHOW
Friday – Saturday, March 24, 25, 31 and April 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 26 and April 2 at 3:00 p.m.
West Side Theatre

Tickets: $15 general / $5 students and seniors

American Horror Story meets Heroes meets PT Barnum in this showbiz saga that weaves together story and songs based on the lives of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton, famous sideshow performers from the 1930s. Directed by Marc G. Dalio and performed by NJCU musical theatre students.

WATCH a behind-the-scenes video about Side Show > 

 

 

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MUSIC@ONE: Instruments of the People
Wednesday, March 29
1:00 p.m.
Ingalls Recital Hall 

FREE

NJCU guitar faculty member Francisco Roldán and percussionist Danny Mallon are an exquisite duo that turns traditional guitar repertoire and folkloric gems from Spain, Latin America, and the United States into a conversation of equals.

 

 

APRIL

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NJCU JAZZ ENSEMBLE
GUEST ARTIST: Chris Byars
Walt Weiskopf, director
Monday, April 10
7:30 p.m.
Margaret Williams Theatre

Tickets: $15 general / $5 student & senior

“Mr. Byars is in the pantheon of the contemporary breed of composer band leaders. His music is highly original and thoroughly eclectic, yet solidly within the jazz mainstream.” – The New York Sun
The Jazz Ensemble, NJCU’s premier ensemble in the Jazz Studies Department, performs original compositions by award-winning composer/ arranger and saxophonist Chris Byars.
 

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NJCU SYMPHONY OF WINDS & PERCUSSION: METAMORPHOSES
Patrick Burns, conductor
Tuesday, April 18
7:30 p.m.
Margaret Williams Theatre

Tickets: $15 general / $5 student & senior

The 60 musicians of the Symphony of Winds and Percussion play a program of new and traditional music, including: “Transformed Spring” (Patrick J. Burns), “Chester” (William Schuman), “Prima Luce” (Jan van der Roost), “Second Suite for Band” (Alfred Reed), “Up” (Anthony O’Toole), and “March from Symphonic Metamorphosis” (Paul Hindemith). Featuring trumpeter Jerry Bryant, NJCU faculty member, as soloist.
 

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NEW JERSEY PERCUSSION FESTIVAL
April 29: 10 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
April 30: 10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Rossey Hall, Room 105

FREE with RSVP to bporter1@njcu.edu

Enjoy a weekend of guest artists, clinics, concerts, world premieres, and school percussion ensembles. Artist presenters: Colin McNutt (known for his work with Drum Corps International), Rolando Morales-Matos (drummer for The Lion King on Broadway), Juan Mendoza (winner of the Guitar Center Drum Off), Steven White (new percussionist for the Metropolitan Opera) Greg Giannascoli, and Brandon Ilaw. Food, door prizes, and more!

 

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NJCU CHORALE CONCERT
Robert Prowse, D.M.A, director
Maurice Duruflé – Requiem, Opus 9
Sunday, April 30
3:00 p.m.
Margaret Williams Theatre

Tickets: $15 general / $5 student & senior

The Requiem, Op. 9, by Maurice Duruflé, based on ancient chant, comes to life with a 175-member chorus and full orchestra, as the NJCU Concert Chorale and Chamber Singers are joined by choirs from Newark Arts High School. Conducted by Dr. Robert Prowse, with special guests: New Arts High School Freshman Choir, Mixed Chorus, and Advanced Choir under Dr. Jerry Forderhase, Director.

MAY

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NJCU ORCHESTRA
Lou Kosma, conductor
Friday, May 5
7:30 p.m.
Margaret Williams Theatre

Tickets: $15 general / $5 student & senior

An evening of music that includes Beethoven’s Romance in F for Violin and Orchestra, featuring Music, Dance, & Theatre student A Hyung Jo.

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