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NJCU Alumni Jazz Big Band with Jon Faddis and Cyrille Aimèe

Friday, September 15
6:00 p.m.
J. Owen Grundy Pier at Exchange Place, Jersey City

FREE

Trumpeter Jon Faddis and singer Cyrille Aimèe join the NJCU Alumni Jazz Big Band, conducted by Dick Lowenthal, in a tribute to four jazz icons: Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Buddy Rich, and Thelonious Monk. Enjoy an evening of great music, set against the New York City skyline.

Rain venue: The Atrium at Harborside

 

MUSIC @ONE: Danica Borisavljevic, piano

Wednesday, September 27
1:00 p.m.
Ingalls Recital Hall

FREE

Serbian pianist Danica Borisavljevic explores the avant-garde piano repertoire of composers from her native country, utilizing extended techniques and improvisation, with a world premiere of a piece for the toy piano. 

 

 

IN REALTIME: Heller-Freund Duo

Sunday, October 1
3:00 p.m.
Ingalls Recital Hall

FREE with RSVP >

Long-time collaborators Lesley Heller, violin, and Robin Freund, piano, play music by W.A. Mozart, Gabriel Faure, Einojuhani Rautavaara and Antonin Dvorak. 

 


 

IN REALTIME: Ana María Rosado, guitar and guests

Sunday, October 15
3:00 p.m.
Ingalls Recital Hal

FREE with RSVP >

Solo and chamber masterpieces for guitar from the 20th century and beyond, with Valerie Gonzalez, soprano, and Paul Robertson, marimba. Music by Manuel M. Ponce, Benjamin Britten, and Astor Piazzolla, with the U.S. premiere of 3 Kaleidoscopios for solo guitar by Amparo Fabra. 

 

 

MUSIC @ONE: The Gabriel Alegría Afro-Peruvian Sextet

Wednesday, October 18
1:00 p.m.
Ingalls Recital Hall

FREE

“Alegría and company are reigniting Latin jazz for present and future connoisseurs.”  -- Hot House Magazine
NJCU’s new Jazz Coordinator, Dr. Gabriel Alegría, and his acclaimed group have made a name for themselves by blending the sounds and rhythms of Afro-Peruvian music with the rich inventiveness of the jazz idiom. 

 

Sister Act

Friday – Saturday, October 20, 21, 27, 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 22 and 29 at 3:00 p.m.
West Side Theatre

Tickets: $15 general / $5 students and seniors

In this feel-good comedy based on the smash hit film, a woman hiding in a convent helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she rediscovers her own. Directed by Marc G. Dalio and performed by NJCU musical theatre students.

 

 

A Night of Bernstein featuring Trouble in Tahiti

Thursday – Saturday, November 16 – 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 19 at 3:00 p.m.
West Side Theatre

Tickets: $15 general / $5 students and seniors

In honor of Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday, NJCU’s Opera Workshop presents his one act opera, Trouble in Tahiti, a brilliant pastiche of 1950s pop music and melodrama, plus the Song Cycles, I Hate Music and La Bonne Cuisine, and scenes from Candide. Kimun Kim (Director) and David Mayfield (Music Director).

 

NJCU Symphony of Winds & Percussion: Legacies
Patrick Burns, conductor
Tuesday, November 28
7:30 p.m.
Margaret Williams Theatre

FREE with RSVP >

The 60 musicians of the Symphony of Winds and Percussion, under the direction of Patrick Burns, play a program of new and traditional music.




Additional free performances in the community:

Tuesday, November 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Secaucus High School - 11 Millridge Rd, Secaucus, NJ

Tuesday, November 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Harrison High School - 401 Kingsland Ave, Harrison, NJ
 

Songs from Our World

December 1 & 2
7:30 p.m.
West Side Theatre

FREE with RSVP >

NJCU's Musical Theatre Workshop presents  an evening of songs by contemporary musical theatre composers.
 
 
 
 
 

NJCU Holiday Choral Concert for Peace

Robert Prowse, D.M.A, director
Sunday, December 3
3:00 p.m.
Margaret Williams Theatre

FREE with RSVP >

The Second Annual Holiday Choral Concert for Peace, featuring Dona Nobis Pacem by Ralph Vaughan Williams, performed by the NJCU Concert Chorale and Chamber Singers with orchestra.  


 

NJCU Jazz Ensemble: A Portrait of Duke Ellington

Dr. Gabriel Alegría, artistic director
Monday, December 4
7:30 p.m.
Margaret Williams Theatre

FREE with RSVP >

"Some of the best jazz music I've heard in the past 20 years has been by the New Jersey City University Jazz Ensemble, here in the Margaret Williams Theatre." 
- Gary Walker, WBGO Jazz 88.3


 

NJCU ORCHESTRA
Lou Kosma, conductor
Friday, December 8
7:30 p.m.
Margaret Williams Theatre

FREE with RSVP >

A program that spans the centuries: Rufus Reid’s modern symphonic composition, Mass Transit; NJCU Professor Dr. Stelio Dubbiosi’s The Pied Piper of Hamlin; and Camille Saint-Saens’ iconic Cello Concerto No. 1 Op. 33 in A minor.

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