The Arts in December

The Arts in December

NJCU Announces December 2017 Arts Events

Jersey City, N.J. (November 21, 2017) – New Jersey City University (NJCU) Center for the Arts, the creative umbrella for the University’s performing, visual, film, and literary arts activities, announces its arts and culture events for December.

Highlights for December include a Holiday Concert for Peace by the NJCU Concert Chorale and Chamber Singers (December 3) and the NJCU Jazz Ensemble in A Portrait of Duke Ellington (December 4). Barbara London, a curator and writer who started the video collection at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), talks about her work (December 5). In the galleries, Eileen Ferara curates On a Different Page, a group exhibition that creatively employs books in all their forms (on view thru December 14).

For the full Fall 2017 Calendar of Events for NJCU performing, visual, and literary arts visit www.njcu.edu/arts. For additional information call 201-200-3426. NJCU’s spring performing arts programs will be announced in January 2018.

All of NJCU’s performances and events in December are free, and reservations may be made in advance online. For group sales and reservations, please contact the box office directly: boxoffice@njcu.edu.

DECEMBER 2017 CALENDER OF EVENTS

PERFORMING ARTS | DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC, DANCE & THEATRE

NJCU Holiday Choral Concert for Peace
Robert Prowse, D.M.A., director
Sunday, December 3 at 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 at 7:30 p.m.
Margaret Williams Theatre
FREE with RSVP

Under the artistic direction of Dr. Gabriel Alegría, NJCU's Jazz Ensemble plays tribute to the inimitable jazz legend, Duke Ellington. 

NJCU Orchestra
Lou Kosma, conductor
Friday, December 8 at 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.

EXHIBITIONS | ART DEPARTMENT

On a Different Page
On view through December 14
Visual Art Gallery

Curated by Eileen Ferara, On a Different Page presents the artist’s personal relationship to the book as art form. Whether storytelling, tackling social issues, sculpting or deconstructing, each of these artists utilizes the book to create individual works of art. Featuring Aileen Bassis, Kate Dodd, Asha Ganpat, Jaz Graf, Ibou Ndoye, Carol Kunstadt, and David Sandlin.

FILM | MEDIA ARTS DEPARTMENT

IMAP @ NJCU Visiting Speaker: Barbara London
Tuesday, December 5 at 7:00 p.m.
Fries Hall basement, IMAP Graduate Room
FREE

Barbara London is an American curator and writer best known for founding the video collection at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). London founded the museum's video collection with works by Nam June Paik, Laurie Anderson, and Lynda Benglis, and curated many major exhibitions at MoMA, showcasing Chinese and Japanese artists.

LITERARY EVENTS | ENGLISH DEPARTMENT

WRITERS ON CAMPUS: Writing Other People’s Stories
Tuesday, December 5
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Gilligan Student Union, Room 129
FREE

What are the challenges and the rewards of trying to tell another person’s story? Evocative and enlightening readings by NJCU authors.

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