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December 2017
Peak Performance Montclair State
1
December
$15

John J. Cali School of Music

MSU Symphonic Band and MSU Campus Band

December 1 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater, 1 Normal Ave
Montclair, 07043 United States

Thomas McCauley and Shelley Axelson, Conductors Please join two of Montclair State's concert bands for an exciting and inspiring evening of winds, brass, and percussion for an eclectic, entertaining evening of music making. Program Artists Thomas McCauley is the newly appointed Director of Bands at Montclair State University where he conducts the Montclair State University Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band. He comes to New Jersey from the University of Indianapolis where he held the position of Director of Bands and…

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Singers Chorale Montclair State
2
December
$15

John J. Cali School of Music

MSU Singers and MSU Chorale

December 2 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater, 1 Normal Ave
Montclair, 07043 United States

Heather J. Buchanan, Conductor | Steven W. Ryan, Accompanist The MSU Singers perform excerpts from Handel's Messiah. The MSU Chorale will perform the East Coast premiere and chamber orchestration world premiere performance of Appalachian Requiem by Michael Conley with soprano soloist Karen Driscoll and guest instrumental artists. The work addresses the devastating environmental and economic impact strip-mining has had on the people of Appalachia. Pre-concert presentation in the Alexander Kasser Theater, Studio 104 @ 7:00 pm Program Artists Heather J.…

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Cali School of Music
3
December
$15

John J. Cali School of Music

MSU Jazz Ensemble

December 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater, 1 Normal Ave
Montclair, 07043 United States

Jeffrey Kunkel, Director The MSU Jazz Ensemble performs the music of the legendary Thad Jones. Program Artists Dr. Jeffrey Kunkel (D.Ed., Penn State University; M.M., New England Conservatory; B.S., Penn State University) is Coordinator of Jazz Studies and Director of the MSU Jazz Ensemble. Jeff previously served as the Associate Director for Faculty of the Cali School, and as Coordinator of Undergraduate Music Education. Jeff won the prestigious New Jersey Jazz Education Achievement Award in 2008. His personal musical endeavors…

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Cali School of Music
8
December
$15

John J. Cali School of Music

MSU Wind Symphony: A River Runs Through It

December 8 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater, 1 Normal Ave
Montclair, 07043 United States

Thomas McCauley, Conductor Join the MSU Wind Symphony on a gondola ride through the musical worlds of composers Gustav Holst, O’Neal Douglas, G. F. Handel, Leonard Bernstein, and others. Program Artists Thomas McCauley conducts the MSU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band. He came to the Cali School from the University of Indianapolis, where he was Director of Instrumental Music Activities and the founder of the University of Indianapolis Chamber (later Symphony) Orchestra. He holds a DMA degree in conducting from…

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Peak Performances
9
December
$15

John J. Cali School of Music

MSU Opera Workshop: Crime—and Punishment?

December 9 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater, 1 Normal Ave
Montclair, 07043 United States

Jeffrey Gall, Director MSU Opera Workshop investigates opera's lens on transgression and retribution in an evening of staged scenes with piano, centered around Benjamin Britten's searing The Rape of Lucretia. Program Artists Jeffrey Gall made his Metropolitan Opera debut in 1988, the first countertenor ever to sing at the Met. He sang Tolomeo in Handel's Giulio Cesare, and in 1994 returned to the Met for Britten's Death in Venice. He studied voice at the Yale School of Music with Blake…

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Peak Performances
10
December
$15

John J. Cali School of Music

MSU Symphony Orchestra

December 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater, 1 Normal Ave
Montclair, 07043 United States

Markand Thakar, Conductor, with the Shanghai Quartet The 2017 Beatrice Crawford Memorial Concert features Discovery, a newly commissioned work by South Carolina composer Edward Hart, written especially for the Shanghai Quartet and the MSU Symphony Orchestra, as well as Haydn’s Symphony No. 104 and Janáček’s Sinfonietta. * This concert is a free public performance supported by a generous grant from the Keating Crawford Foundation. It is presented at Montclair State University in memory of Beatrice Crawford, a Montclair musician who…

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Yiwen Lu
16
December
$20

Shanghai Quartet with Yiwen Lu

December 16 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater, 1 Normal Ave
Montclair, 07043 United States

Known worldwide for its passionate musicality, impressive technique and expansive repertoire, the Shanghai Quartet melds traditional Chinese folk music, masterpieces of Western musical literature and cutting-edge contemporary works.

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January 2018
Peak Performances
27
January
$15

John J. Cali School of Music

MSU Opera: The Rape of Lucretia

January 27, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on January 28, 2018 at 3:00pm

Alexander Kasser Theater, 1 Normal Ave
Montclair, 07043 United States

Jeffrey Gall, Director | Markand Thakar, Conductor In the corridors of power, jealousy and ambition lead to sexual violence and a suicide. Where is meaning in a world where crimes like these go unpunished? In collaboration with the MSU Symphony, MSU Opera explores these questions in a fully staged production of Benjamin Britten's transcendent 2-act chamber opera. Sung in the original English. Program Artists Jeffrey Gall made his Metropolitan Opera debut in 1988, the first countertenor ever to sing at…

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Peak Performances
28
January
$15

John J. Cali School of Music

MSU Opera: The Rape of Lucretia

January 28, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on January 28, 2018 at 3:00pm

Alexander Kasser Theater, 1 Normal Ave
Montclair, 07043 United States

Jeffrey Gall, Director | Markand Thakar, Conductor In the corridors of power, jealousy and ambition lead to sexual violence and a suicide. Where is meaning in a world where crimes like these go unpunished? In collaboration with the MSU Symphony, MSU Opera explores these questions in a fully staged production of Benjamin Britten's transcendent 2-act chamber opera. Sung in the original English. Program Artists Jeffrey Gall made his Metropolitan Opera debut in 1988, the first countertenor ever to sing at…

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February 2018
black girl linguistic
1
February
$20

Camille A. Brown & Dancers

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February 1, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on February 2, 2018 at 7:30pm

One event on February 3, 2018 at 8:00pm

One event on February 4, 2018 at 3:00pm

Alexander Kasser Theater, 1 Normal Ave
Montclair, 07043 United States

Award-winning choreographer and TED Fellow Camille A. Brown brings her company and its irresistible energy to Peak Performances. ink, the final installation of her dance trilogy about culture, race, and identity, celebrates the rituals, gestural vocabulary, and traditions of the African diaspora.

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