Bay Atlantic Symphony lights up the holidays

BAY ATLANTIC SYMPHONY LIGHTS UP THE HOLIDAYS ON DECEMBER 10 AT VINELAND’S HISTORIC LANDIS THEATER! AND STOCKTON UNIVERSITY’S CAMPUS CENTER THEATER ON DECEMBER 11!
(Note Stockton Location)

CONCERT TO INCLUDE MUSIC BY BACH, PACHELBEL, SCHUBERT, J. STRAUSS, AND OTHERS

Reduced ticket prices in all venues this season thanks to Woodruff Energy sponsorship

ATLANTIC CITY/BRIDGETON, NJ (November 16, 2016)—The Bay Atlantic Symphony will be lighting up the holidays in Cumberland and Atlantic Counties with concerts featuring music by Bach, Pachelbel, Schubert, Strauss, and others. Cumberland County’s concert will be performed at the historic Landis Theater, 830 Landis Ave., Vineland, NJ on Saturday, December 10, at 7 p.m.* (*Please note the revised starting time of 7 p.m. from all previously printed materials.)
The concert in Atlantic County will also be performed at Stockton University’s Campus Center Theater, 101 Vera King Farris Dr., Galloway Township, NJ, on Sunday, December 11, at 2 p.m. (Please note the change in location from other Bay Atlantic Symphony concerts at Stockton University.)

All ticket prices are just $30 per concert (plus service charges), which is made possible by the generous support of Woodruff Energy. Group and student rates are also available.
Enjoy music that brings out the warmth of the season with works that remind you of what is special about this time of year. The program will include Johann Pachelbel’s familiar Canon in D,  Johann Sebastian Bach’s Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring and Brandenburg Concerto No. 4; Josef and Johann Strauss, Jr.’s fun Pizzicato Polka, Russell Steinberg’s festive Lights On!—A Chanukah Medley; and A Medley of Christmas Carols arranged by Arthur Harris. Acclaimed soprano Lauren Athey-Janka will be the guest soloist in Franz Schubert’s Ave Maria and Adolph Adam’s Cantique de Noël (O Holy Night).  Also, join Gaylin around the keyboard for a Christmas carol sing-along.

These concerts are also made possible through funding from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.
For tickets at the Landis Theater, please call 866-811-4111. For tickets at Stockton University, please call 609-652-9000 or 609-449-8873.

(For those who purchased tickets for the Landis Theater concert prior to November 27 and cannot make the new 7 p.m. starting time, tickets can be exchanged for another upcoming Bay Atlantic Symphony concert or a refund can be arranged. Please e-mail megan.chstheatrical@gmail.com for details.)


About Lauren Athey-Janka

New Jersey native lyric soprano Lauren Athey-Janka makes here her second appearance with the Bay Atlantic Symphony. The winner in 2014 of the Milton Cross Young Artist Program, she sang Pamina in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte with the Minuetto Music Festival, as well as scenes from Floyd’s Susanna and Dvořák’s Rusalka. She has also sung in Charpentier’s Louise, Handel’s Rinaldo, and Ravel’s L’Enfant et les Sortilèges with Choral Arts of Southern New Jersey, New York Opera Studio, CCM’s Rising Star Singers, Florence Voice Seminar, Westminster Opera Theatre, and Boston University. She has also sung as a soprano soloist in Mozart’s Vesperae and his Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Ola Gjiela’s Dark Night of the Soul (with Choral Arts of Southern New Jersey and the Bay Atlantic Symphony), Haydn’s Harmoniemesse, Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem and his Serenade to Music with Boston University and the Garden State Philharmonic. She has placed in New Jersey and Boston NATS Classical and Musical Theatre Competitions and, abroad, has performed recitals in Italy, Albania, and Romania.

Athey-Janka is also a prominent voice teacher in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and serves on the voice faculty at Rowan University and West Chester University. She gives master classes for schools, choirs, and festivals and serves as a vocal consultant for professional and children’s choirs, as well as theatre companies.

She has Master of Music degrees in Voice Performance and Pedagogy from Westminster Choir College, where she studied with Margaret Cusak, and a Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance from Boston University, where she studied with Penelope Bitzas.

About the Bay Atlantic Symphony

The Bay Atlantic Symphony performs symphonic and chamber concerts and educates adults, young people, and special populations throughout southern New Jersey in the beauty and power of classical music. Since its founding as the Bridgeton Symphony in 1983, the orchestra has been recognized for its world-class performers, diverse programs and outstanding community services. Under the talented baton of passionate Music Director Jed Gaylin since 1997, the Bay Atlantic Symphony is the only professional orchestra to serve the five southern-most counties of New Jersey. The Orchestra makes great music accessible through live concerts with low ticket prices at the Stockton Performing Arts Center (PAC), the historic Landis Theater in Vineland, the Avalon Symphony by the Sea Series, the Cape May Music Festival, and Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa.

The Symphony’s value to the community goes far beyond performing great music. As a cultural centerpiece, the BAS is a treasured music education resource.  By creating meaningful, interactive music experiences for children, adults, the visually-impaired, veterans, and seniors with limited mobility, the BAS strives to create vibrant communities rooted in the love of music. The New Jersey State Council on the Arts has honored the Bay Atlantic Symphony with a 2017 Citation of Excellence, which denotes arts programs and projects that receive the Council’s highest possible assessment.   The New Jersey State Council on the Arts has honored Bay Atlantic Symphony with a 2017 Citation of Excellence, which denotes arts programs and projects that receive the Council’s highest possible assessment. To learn more, visit BayAtlanticSymphony.org, call 856-451-1169, or visit them on Facebook.