Music

Music

In RealTime:  Sodam Jeon, soprano, with Henry Sungho Yang, piano
Sunday, February 11 
3:00 p.m.
Ingalls Recital Hall

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Classically trained Korean soprano Sodam Jeon, a versatile singer who moves comfortably between arias and folk songs, performs a selection of popular music from her native country.

NJCU Jazz Ensemble: Three Divas of Song
Featuring Sofia Rei, vocalist
Dr. Gabriel Alegria, artistic director
Thursday – Friday, March 1 – 2
7:00 p.m.
West Side Theatre

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The NJCU Jazz Ensemble paints contemporary portraits of jazz legends Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Sarah Vaughan. A moving evening of song, swinging big band arrangements, and joy to go around, with world-renowned singer and NJCU faculty member Sofia Rei.

In the Heights
Friday - Saturday, March 16, 17, 23, 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 18, 25 at 3:00 p.m.
Margaret Williams Theatre

$15 general / $5 student & senior

Tony Award winning musical In the Heights launched the career of composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, who went on to make his name with Hamilton on Broadway. The tuneful score, spiked with Latin hip hop and dance rhythms, creates a panoramic mural of Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood, while telling an authentic story of hope, change, and self-discovery.

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Music@One: Con Vivo Music presents Emerging Voices
Elisabeth Halliday, soprano
Zach Herchen, saxophones
Wednesday, April 4
1:00 p.m.
Ingalls Recital Hall

FREE

Jersey City-based Con Vivo Music, a collective of musicians featuring some of the region’s finest soloists and rising stars, brings a program of modern compositions for voice and saxophone to NJCU.

NJCU Jazz Ensemble: Swing Time

Ronald Carter, guest conductor
Thursday, April 5
7:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m.
West Side Theatre

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Master teacher and saxophonist Ronald Carter leads the NJCU Jazz Ensemble in an evening of greatest hits of the Big Band Era, featuring the swinging music of Basie, Ellington, and Thad Jones/Mel Lewis. Carter, who tours the world as an award-winning guest artist, brings his infectious energy and passion for jazz to the NJCU campus for a three-day residency culminating in this concert.

In RealTime: Trifecta
Sunday, April 8 
3:00 p.m.
Ingalls Recital Hall

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Combining virtuosity with flair, this string trio performs an eclectic program of music by J.S. Bach, Alfred Schnittke, Paul Wiancko, George Enescu, and Missy Mazzolli. Trifecta is Sarah Whitney, violin, Angela Pickett, viola, and Laura Metcalf, cello.

Music@One: Craig Ketter, piano
Wednesday, April 25
1:00 p.m.
Ingalls Recital Hall

FREE

Critically acclaimed for “transporting the listeners to extraordinary heights” and “into a world beyond time and space,” pianist Craig Ketter performs music by Ludwig van Beethoven, Frederic Chopin and George Gershwin.

NJCU Symphony of Winds & Percussion
Patrick Burns, conductor
Tuesday, April 17
7:30 p.m.
Margaret Williams Theatre

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

Additional free performance in the community: Tuesday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Palisades Park High School, 1 Veterans Plaza, Palisades Park, NJ

NJCU Orchestra 
Lou Kosma, conductor
Sunday, April 29
3:00 p.m.
Margaret Williams Theatre 

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The program includes Johann Sebastian Bach's cantata, Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten, BWV 202, featuring MDT Graduate Student Katie Kang, soprano, and Nino Rota's Divertimento Concertante for Double Bass and Orchestra, with Jeremy McCoy, double bass with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.

West Point Band
Monday, April 30
7:00 p.m.
Margaret Williams Theatre

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The West Point Band traces its history to the American Revolution and, since then, it has evolved into one of the most impressive and versatile performing groups in the world. The program features toe-tapping military marches, selections from Mussorgsky’s masterpiece, Pictures at an Exhibition, and a medley from Les Miserables.

The Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet
Featuring Hugo Alcazar, drums
Thursday, May 3
7:00 p.m.
West Side Theatre

$15 general / $5 students and seniors

“A highly sympatico blend of North American improv and South American beats.” 
—The Wall Street Journal

The Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet, led by NJCU’s Jazz Studies Director Gabriel Alegria, has won audiences across the globe with its infectious rhythms and original compositions. An evening of irrepressible Latin jazz music, with guest percussion master Hugo Alcazar.

NJCU Choral Concert: Music from the Movies

Robert Prowse, D.M.A, director
Sunday, May 6
3:00 p.m.
Margaret Williams Theatre

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The NJCU Concert Chorale and Chamber Singers present favorite songs and music from the movies.

 
 
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