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February 2020

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February

MSU Opera

with the MSU Symphony Orchestra
February 1 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on February 2, 2020 at 3:00 pm

What moral authority commands the decision to take a human life? MSU Opera explores Puccini's answer in his favorite one-act opera Suor Angelica, and a radically different perspective by Viktor Ullmann in his rarely performed one-act Die Kaiser von Atlantis, composed in the Nazi ghetto of Theresienstadt. Fully staged and performed in Italian and German with English subtitles.

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February

Shanghai Quartet

Peak Performances
February 8 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

String Quartet in D Major op.20 no.4 (28’) Franz Haydn (1732-1809) 1. Allegro di Molto 2. Un poco Adagio Affettuoso 3. Allegro alla zingarese 4. Presto scherzando Entre’acte (11’) Caroline Shaw (1982-) String Quartet F Major Op.59 no.1 Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) 1. Allegro 2. Allegretto vivace e sempre scherzando 3. Adagio molto e mesto 4. “Thème Russe” Allegro Shanghai Quartet’s second engagement features notable classical compositions alongside a cutting-edge contemporary work. The world-class chamber ensemble performs a mysterious work…

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February

Grand Band

Peak Debut
February 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on February 15, 2020 at 8:00 pm

Grand Band is a unique musical ensemble that includes six pianos arranged in a circle and played by “the finest, busiest pianists active in New York’s contemporary-classical scene” (The New York Times). The sextet engulfs the audience in the sonic intensity of four landmark contemporary works: the iconic and massive Gay Guerilla by cult underground figure Julius Eastman; the pulsating Sensitive Spot by Australian sound artist Kate Moore; and my lips from speaking, a riff on Aretha Franklin’s Think by Pulitzer-winning composer Julia Wolfe.

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February

Richard Alston Dance Company

Three American Premieres
February 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on February 21, 2020 at 7:30 pm

One event on February 22, 2020 at 8:00 pm

One event on February 23, 2020 at 3:00 pm

Boasting a “rich, pliant, full-bodied” style that transports audiences “to the heart of dance itself” (The New York Times), Richard Alston Dance Company returns to Peak Performances for its final American engagement before the company closes its doors after more than 25 years.

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March 2020

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March

Spring Dance 2020

Department of Theatre & Dance
March 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on March 5, 2020 at 7:30 pm

One event on March 6, 2020 at 7:30 pm

One event on March 7, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on March 7, 2020 at 8:00 pm

5 Performances at Montclair State University presented by the Department of Theatre & Dance.

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March

MSU Wind Symphony

John J. Cali School of Music
March 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join conductor Thomas McCauley and the MSU Wind Symphony as they share the stage with conductor Bryan Stepneski and the Clifton High School Mustang Band for an exciting evening of music making.

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March

MSU Symphony Orchestra

John J. Cali School of Music
March 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Performing Claude Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, Benjamin Britten’s Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, Katherine Balch’s Leaf Catalogue, and Beethoven’s Symphony No.4.

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April 2020

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April

The Romance of the Rose

Kate Soper - PEAK World Premiere
April 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on April 3, 2020 at 7:30 pm

One event on April 4, 2020 at 8:00 pm

One event on April 5, 2020 at 3:00 pm

The startlingly refreshing work of composer/performer Kate Soper arrives with the world premiere of The Romance of the Rose. Performed by seven singers and a chamber ensemble and live electronics, this innovative work mixes medieval and contemporary allegory—along with shrieks, wails, and auto-tuned oration—to dramatize the ways in which love, sex, and music wreak havoc on our sense of self.

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April

Titanic

Department of Theatre & Dance
April 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on April 19, 2020 at 8:00 pm

One event on April 22, 2020 at 7:30 pm

One event on April 23, 2020 at 7:30 pm

One event on April 24, 2020 at 7:30 pm

One event on April 26, 2020 at 2:00 pm

A dramatic musical examining the lives of passengers aboard the doomed ship presented by the College of the Arts at Montclair State University.

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April

MSU Symphonic Band and MSU Campus Band

John J. Cali School of Music
April 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for a great evening of eclectic and entertaining music making by both the MSU Symphonic Band and the MSU Campus Band.

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