Saturday March 21, 2015 8:00pm
Frank Guaracini, Jr. Fine and Performing Arts Center, Cumberland County College, Vineland, NJ
Guaracini Fine and Performing Arts Center (856) 692-8499
MUSIC OF ROMANCE AND REQUITED LOVE BY CHOPIN AND SCHUMANN
AND A SPECIAL COMMISSIONED WORK BY RUSSELL STEINBERG
AT BAY ATLANTIC SYMPHONY CONCERTS ON MARCH 21 AND 22
Reduced ticket prices in all venues this season thanks to Woodruff Energy sponsorship
ATLANTIC CITY/BRIDGETON, NJ—A beloved piano concerto by Frédéric Chopin and renowned symphony by Robert Schumann—two of the most romantic and intimate works in the classical music repertoire—and an exciting new work by Russell Steinberg will comprise the program of the Bay Atlantic Symphony’s next subscription concert series on March 21 and 22.
The concerts will take place on Saturday, March 21, at 8 p.m., at the Frank Guaracini, Jr. Fine and Performing Arts Center, Cumberland County College, College Drive, Vineland, NJ; and Sunday, March 22, at 2 p.m., at the Stockton University Performing Arts Center, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, NJ.
For this season’s subscription concert series, reduced ticket prices--$30 per concert (Service charges might apply for Stockton tickets.)—will be for all seats in all venues, subsidized by the generosity of sponsorship by Woodruff Energy.
Tickets may be ordered by calling the Guaracini Fine and Performing Arts Center box office at (856) 692-8499, or the Stockton University Performing Arts Center box office at (609) 652-9000.
The concerts, conducted by Music Director Jed Gaylin, will include the return of Terrence Wilson, one of the great pianists of our generation, in Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11—a work full of the virtuosity combined with lyricism, romantic ardor, and passion that characterize this composer’s music. The program will also be highlighted by another work full of joy and yearning—Schumann’s Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op 97, “Rhenish.” The composer’s tribute to the Rhineland, it is awe-inspiring in its sweep and melodic invention.
Also on the program will be Cosmic Dust by Russell Steinberg, whose Hanukah medley Lights On has been a Bay Atlantic Symphony favorite. Cosmic Dust was co-commissioned by the Bay Atlantic Symphony, New West Symphony, and the Hopkins Symphony and received its world premiere this past April. Steinberg, artistic director of the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra, received his inspiration for this work from the Hubble Space Telescope.
All Bay Atlantic Symphony performances will be preceded one hour prior to starting time with a “Pre-Concert Conversation with the Maestro.”
These concerts are also made possible through funding from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.