THE CITY OF MARGATE’S FREE NEW YEAR’S EVE CONCERT FEATURING THE BAY ATLANTIC SYMPHONY & SOPRANO LAUREN SNOUFFER NEARS CAPACITY IN JUST 48 HOURS


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THE CITY OF MARGATE’S FREE NEW YEAR’S EVE CONCERT
FEATURING THE BAY ATLANTIC SYMPHONY & SOPRANO LAUREN SNOUFFER
NEARS CAPACITY IN JUST 48 HOURS

Due to an overwhelming response from Margate residents, just “Standing Room Only” tickets remain for availability.  


ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (November 8, 2017) — What are you doing New Year’s Eve?  Head “downbeach” for a FREE concert and ring in the New Year with the Bay Atlantic Symphony and internationally renowned soprano Lauren Snouffer, Sunday, December 31 at 7:30 p.m. in the Dominick A . Potena Performing Arts Center, located at 7804 Amherst Avenue in Margate City, New Jersey. 

Due to an overwhelming response from Margate residents, just 100 “Standing Room Only” tickets remain for availability. If empty seats are available the evening of the concert, standing room ticket holders will be accompanied by ushers to sit down after the first piece on the program is completed. 

Tickets to attend the free concert are required and are available to Margate City homeowners (up to four per household) now through December 4. Tickets can be obtained by visiting the Margate City Library at 8100 Atlantic Avenue in Margate.  Tickets for the general public (up to two per household) will be available beginning Monday, December 4.

“We are both surprised and thrilled at the incredible response from Margate residents for our first ever New Year’s Eve Concert,” said Margate City Mayor Michael Becker.  “But there’s still room left, we want to pack the Dominick A. Potena Performing Arts Center for a truly magical evening of music and celebration,” he added.  

Under the baton of Music Director Jed Gaylin, concert goers will revel in the power and artistry of the orchestra’s 50 plus professional musicians as they perform a variety of timeless compositions by George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, Johann Strauss, and the incomparable Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.  

Gracing the stage alongside the Symphony is American soprano Lauren Snouffer, celebrated as one of the most versatile and respected sopranos on the international stage. Her performances in the current season fortify the soprano’s position as one of the eminent interpreters of contemporary music.  Snouffer assays the title role of Berg’s Lulu in a new production at the  Teatro Municipal de Santiago Opera, Santiago, Chile -- conducted by Juan Pablo Izquierdo and directed by Mariame Clément -- and she reprises her acclaimed portrayal of Agnès in George Benjamin’s Written on Skin for Opera Philadelphia’s new production. 

A graduate of the Houston Grand Opera Studio, Snouffer was a winner of a 2013 Sara Tucker Study Grant from the Richard Tucker Music Foundation, a Richard F. Gold Career Grant bestowed by Houston Grand Opera, a grand finalist in the 2012 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and was graduated from Rice University and The Juilliard School.

“What better way to celebrate the New Year than spending part of your evening enjoying some of the most beautiful music ever composed,” stated Mark Soifer, Esq., president of the Bay Atlantic Symphony Board of Trustees. “I know I speak for all of my fellow Symphony board members when I say we are thrilled to return to Margate and for a New Year’s Eve concert to boot!”  


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, 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 Bay Atlantic Symphony 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 symphony strives to create vibrant communities rooted in the love of music.  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 www.BayAtlanticSymphony.org, call (609) 449-8780, or visit them on Facebook.

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Bay Atlantic Symphony Media Contact:

Fish With Feet, LLC
Cathleen Kiernan: 609/601.8379 

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BAY ATLANTIC SYMPHONY AND STOCKTON UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCE FREE VETERANS DAY CONCERT NOVEMBER 11


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BAY ATLANTIC SYMPHONY AND STOCKTON UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCE FREE VETERANS DAY CONCERT NOVEMBER 11


ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (October 23, 2017) — The Bay Atlantic Symphony, in partnership with Stockton University, will present a free, family-friendly Veterans Day Concert on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in the Stockton University Performing Arts Center. 

The Symphony’s musical salute will include a program of patriotic favorites, beginning with Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man. Audiences will feel their hearts beat in pace with the percussion section as the Symphony performs Armed Forces: The Pride of America, arranged by Greg Gilpin and Larry Clark. Next is the poignant Tribute by modern-day composer James Grant, followed by Copland’s John Henry. Act one closes with Stockton University President Dr. Harvey Kesselman presenting a stirring narration of Copland’s Lincoln Portrait, backed by the full power of the orchestra.

 “We are exceptionally proud to welcome Harvey Kesselman as our very special guest for this concert paying tribute to all of our great Veterans,” Meg Sippey, Executive Director said. “This special night of music recognizes all branches of the armed forces, and pays tribute to those who selflessly and bravely serve our nation and its guiding principles of freedom.”

After a brief intermission, the Symphony will launch into Fanfare on Amazing Grace, from contemporary composer Adollphus Hailstork, followed by two rousing John Philip Sousa pieces: Washington Post March and Stars and Stripes Forever. The Veterans Concert comes to a climatic close with Tchaikovsky’s iconic 1812 Overture and a surprise encore.

While the Veterans Day Concert is free, advanced reservation tickets are required to attend. Tickets can be reserved by calling Stockton University at 609-652-9000 or visiting http://www.stocktonpac.org online. 


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, 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 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 www.BayAtlanticSymphony.org, call (609) 449-8780, or visit them on Facebook.

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Bay Atlantic Symphony Media Contact:
Fish With Feet, LLC
Cathleen Kiernan: 609/601.8379 ckiernan@fishwithfeet.com

BAY ATLANTIC SYMPHONY’S 10TH ANNUAL GALA CONCERT!


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BAY ATLANTIC SYMPHONY’S 10TH ANNUAL GALA CONCERT FEATURING CLASSICAL MYSTERY TOUR:
A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES

Saturday, September 16, 2017 · 8 p.m. at Borgata Casino Hotel & Spa

Concert Features Dozens of Beatles Songs Performed Exactly As They Were Recorded, Including Special "Sgt. Pepper's" Segment Celebrating the Groundbreaking Album's 50th Anniversary


ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (July 11, 2017) – What would The Beatles have sounded like if they had the chance to perform live in concert with a symphony orchestra? Find out when the Bay Atlantic Symphony presents its 10th Annual Gala Concert performance featuring Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to The Beatles, Saturday, September 16, 2017, 8 p.m. in the The Music Box at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa

Tickets are $60. VIP tickets are $175 and include a pre-concert dinner at the Borgata, VIP theater seating, and post-concert cocktail and dessert reception with the Symphony’s Music Director and guest artists. To purchase a $60 ticket, please call the Borgata Box Office at 866-900-4849. For VIP or group sales (10 or more), please call the Bay Atlantic Symphony direct at 609-449-8780 or visit www.bayatlanticsymphony.org. Groups will receive a discount. Gala concert tickets are subsidized by a generous grant provided through the PNC Arts Alive initiative.

The four musicians in Classical Mystery Tour look and sound just like The Beatles, but Classical Mystery Tour is more than just a rock concert. The show presents more than two dozen Beatles tunes performed exactly as they were originally recorded. Hear "Penny Lane" with a live trumpet section, experience the beauty of "Yesterday" with an acoustic guitar and string quartet, and enjoy the classical/rock blend on "I Am the Walrus." Selling out venues nationwide, Bay Atlantic Symphony is thrilled to bring this audience favorite to Atlantic City.

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," Classical Mystery Tour has added a special "Sgt. Pepper's" section to their concert, featuring the title track plus such iconic songs as "With a Little Help From My Friends," "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds," "She's Leaving Home," "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite," "When I'm 64," and "A Day in the Life."

“From early Beatles music on through the solo years, Classical Mystery Tour is the best of The Beatles like you've never heard them before, backed by the power and artistry of Bay Atlantic Symphony’s 50 plus member orchestra,” commented Jed Gaylin, Bay Atlantic Symphony’s Music Director. “You might say it’s the best show the Beatles never did!”

Now in its tenth year, the Symphony’s Gala concert event serves as a critical annual fundraiser in support of Bay Atlantic’s dynamic music education programs and community outreach initiatives.

“Public school budget cuts for arts education are unfortunately too common,” stated Mark Soifer, Esq., President, Board of Trustees for the Bay Atlantic Symphony. “From music mentorship programs in elementary and high schools, to symphonic music education programs dedicated to students throughout South Jersey, Bay Atlantic Symphony’s outreach programs represent the only instruction many area students receive in music education.”

In addition to purchasing tickets, a number of Gala Concert Sponsorship opportunities are available. To learn more about supporting the Symphony’s important education mission while enjoying a world class concert experience through a sponsorship, call the Bay Atlantic Symphony’s Executive Director, Meg Sippey at 609-449-8780, or visit the Symphony on the web www.bayatlanticsymphony.org

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, 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 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 www.BayAtlanticSymphony.org, call (609) 449-8780, or visit them on Facebook.

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Bay Atlantic Symphony Media Contact:
Fish With Feet, LLC
Cathleen Kiernan: 609/601.8379 ckiernan@fishwithfeet.com

Bay Atlantic Symphony announces 2017/2018 Season Subscription

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BAY ATLANTIC SYMPHONY ANNOUNCES 2017/2018 SEASON SUBSCRIPTION

The Symphony is popping the cork on a new concert season featuring world renowned artists and blockbuster classics

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (May 5, 2017) — Beloved masterworks, world renowned soloists and a special holiday concert highlight the Bay Atlantic Symphony’s 2017-2018 Subscription Concert Season beginning in October.

“This season celebrates some of the most timeless works of art ever written. Their emotional power, depth, and drama inspire today's performers and audiences in fresh ways with each encounter,” says Music Director Jed Gaylin. I am proud to have some of the most gifted, brilliant soloists join our stage--it's a glorious season,” he added. 

October 21 & 22, 2017

The 10-concert series kicks off in October with an all-Tchaikovsky program,

featuring American-Korean violinist Esther Yoo, internationally celebrated as the youngest prizewinner of the 2010 International Sibelius Violin Competition at the age of 16. The New Jersey native will play Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. The powerful Symphony No. 4 rounds out this season opener. These concerts will be performed October 21 at 8 p.m. at the Landis Theater and October 22 at 2 p.m. at the Stockton Performing Arts Center. 

December 9 & 10, 2017

December brings holiday tidings with two festive themed concerts featuring works by Holst, Bach, J. Strauss Jr., Schubert, and more, along with Hanukkah and Christmas medleys. Two carol sing-alongs conclude the concerts, which take place December 9 at 8 p.m. at the Landis Theater and December 10 at 2 p.m. at the Stockton University Campus Theater.

January 20 & 21, 2018

January features a marriage made in music as husband-and-wife-duo Kai Gleusteen (violin) and Catherine Ordronneau (piano) join the Symphony for performances of Bach’s Concerto in F minor and Concerto in E major, as well has Mendelssohn’s Double Concerto. The couple have become one of the most important duos in the interpretation of sonatas for violin and piano and are praised for the emotional power they convey. These concerts will take place January 20 at 8 p.m. at the Landis Theater and January 21 at 2 p.m. at the Stockton Performing Arts Center. 

March 17 & 18, 2018

March brings the unique opportunity to see and hear a true music sensation. Czech-born pianist Lukáš Vondráček Grand Prize Winner of the International Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition 2016 is now a household name. Vondráček will join the Symphony in performing Grieg’s Piano Concerto, one of the best-known compositions in classical music. Performances of Elgar’s dreamy Salut d’amour and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 round out these concerts, which take place March 17 at 8 p.m. at the Landis Theater and March 18 at 2 p.m. at the Stockton Performing Arts Center. 

May 5 & 6, 2018

May marks the thrilling return of violin superstar Stefan Jackiw to the Bay Atlantic Symphony stage. He returns to play the towering Brahms Violin Concerto, lending his spell-binding lyricism and intensity to this work full of drama and soaring lines. The Symphony’s brilliance is featured in Mozart’s luminous final symphony, the Jupiter, making this a concert that will enchant audiences from start to finish. These concerts will take place May 5 at 8 p.m. at the Landis Theater and May 6 at 2 p.m. at the Stockton Performing Arts Center. 

Ticketing Information

2017/2018 Season Subscriptions includes all five concert events for just $125 thanks to the generous support of Woodruff Energy; and are on sale beginning Saturday, May 6. Individual tickets for the Symphony’s 2017/2018 season concerts will be available beginning July 1. Subscriptions and tickets can be purchased by calling the Landis Theater 856-691-3600 and Stockton University 609-652-9000. Ticket fees apply. Free valet parking is available for the Landis Theater performances. 

For up-to-the-minute Symphony news, concert updates and more, visit Bay Atlantic Symphony’s re-designed website www.bayatlanticsymphony.org launching May 6. “We are thrilled to roll out our revamped website, which we hope our beloved patrons, sponsors, and the public at large, will find both attractive and engaging,” stated Meg Sippey, Executive Director of Bay Atlantic Symphony.  

The “renewed” online portal provides web visitors with a comprehensive overview of the Bay Atlantic Symphony and simplifies how online visitors can get involved.  From concert calendar listings of all the Symphony’s performances, lectures and music education opportunities, to streamlined donation options, including enrollment in a monthly donation plan that supports Bay Atlantic Symphony’s impact throughout South Jersey. 

“We are especially excited about the Media page where site visitors can view Symphony performance videos, interviews, and listen to music clips,” added Sippey.  

EDITOR’S NOTE: High resolution images of the Symphony and 2017/2018 concert season guest soloists can be downloaded by visiting the following file sharing link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B5Qdo0pJYXe1YVJTQmtXRF91Ync

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, 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 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 www.BayAtlanticSymphony.org, call (609) 449-8780, or visit them on Facebook.

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Bay Atlantic Symphony Media Contact:

Fish With Feet, LLC

Cathleen Kiernan: 609/601.8379 

ckiernan@fishwithfeet.com 

 

Bay Atlantic Symphony expands downbeach with summer concert in Margate July 3

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BAY ATLANTIC SYMPHONY EXPANDS DOWNBEACH WITH SUMMER CONCERT IN MARGATE JULY 3
 

OUR APOLOGIES:  THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT - HOWEVER, CHECK OUT OUR OTHER UPCOMING CONCERTS HERE:  

                            https://bayatlanticsymphony.org/calendar/

IF YOU DO HAVE TICKETS TO THIS CONCERT AND DO NOT PLAN ON UTILIZING THEM, PLEASE RETURN THEM TO THE MARGATE CITY LIBRARY.  

THANK YOU.

Patriotic Concert is FREE thanks to the City of Margate, Dr. Thomas Giegerich, Margate Board of Education, Margate Library, and Friends of the Symphony

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (April 27, 2017) — The Bay Atlantic Symphony is heading “downbeach” to Margate, with a star-spangled addition to a vibrant summer concert schedule. On Monday, July 3, 2017 at 7 p.m., the symphony will perform a free concert of patriotic music at the Potena Performing Arts Center, located at 7804 Amherst Avenue in Margate City, New Jersey. 

Tickets to attend the concert are required and will be made available to Margate City homeowners (up to four per household) beginning Saturday, May 27, 2017. Tickets can be obtained by visiting the Margate City Library at 8100 Atlantic Avenue in Margate. Tickets for the general public (up to two per household) will be available beginning Monday, June 19.  

Under the baton of Music Director Jed Gaylin, the orchestra’s 50 plus professional musicians will perform a variety of patriotic and soul-stirring compositions such as “Armed Forces The Pride of America,” “Star Spangled Banner,” Copland’s “John Henry,” John Philip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever,” and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture to name just a few.  

In honor of Independence Day, this free concert is made possible through a partnership with the City of Margate, Dr. Thomas Giegerich, Margate Board of Education, Margate Library, and Friends of the Symphony.  

“The City of Margate and all the partners involved in this endeavor are thrilled to provide our residents with an unforgettable concert experience to honor and celebrate our nation’s great history,” commented Margate City Mayor Michael Becker.

“We are thrilled to be expanding our summer season to my hometown of Margate,” stated Mark Soifer, Esq., president of the Bay Atlantic Symphony Board of Directors. For over 30 years, the Bay Atlantic Symphony has ‘spread its wings’ reaching audiences in five Southern New Jersey counties. Many of our loyal patrons come from Margate, and now we are able to return the favor and come to them,” added Soifer. 

“The Symphony’s patriotic concert performances are second to none. I consider it my privilege to be part of the collaboration of partners making this concert event possible,” added Dr. Thomas Giegerich, event sponsor and a member of the Symphony’s Board of Trustees.  

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, 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 Bay Atlantic Symphony 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 symphony strives to create vibrant communities rooted in the love of music.  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 www.BayAtlanticSymphony.org, call (609) 449-8780, or visit them on Facebook.

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Bay Atlantic Symphony Media Contact:

Fish With Feet, LLC

Cathleen Kiernan: 609/601.8379 

ckiernan@fishwithfeet.com 

Bay Atlantic Symphony presents: Glinka, Prokofiev & Mendelssohn
May 6 and 7

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BAY ATLANTIC SYMPHONY PRESENTS
GLINKA, PROKOFIEV & MENDELSSOHN
MAY 6 AND 7


Reduced Ticket Prices for all Performances Provided by Woodruff Energy

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (March 21, 2017) – The Bay Atlantic Symphony’s exhilarating 2016/2017 concert season continues with two performances showcasing celebrated works by composers Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka, Sergei Prokofiev, and Felix Mendelssohn. The concerts will take place Saturday, May 6 at 8 p.m. in the historic Landis Theater, 830 Landis Avenue, Vineland, New Jersey; and Sunday, May 7 at 2 p.m. in Stockton University’s Performing Arts Center, 101 Vera King Ferris Dr., Galloway Township, New Jersey.  

Concert tickets are available at a reduced price of $30 each, thanks to the generous support of Woodruff Energy. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Landis Theater 866-811-4111 and Stockton University 609-652-9000. Free valet parking is available for the Landis Theater performance. 

Bay Atlantic Symphony concerts are made possible through funding from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. Music Director Jed Gaylin concludes the season with a powerful program featuring Glinka’s Kamarinskaya (Wedding Song) – Fantasy for Orchestra on Two Russian Folksongs, Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No.2, and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No.4, the Italian. 

“Folklore is the watchword for this colorful panoply of dance and melody,” Gaylin explains. “Kamarinskaya is Glinka’s crowning orchestral achievement. Young superstar violinist Luosha Fang serves as the soloist for Prokofiev’s treacherous second concerto ending in a diabolically warped witch’s dance. Just as fiery is the conclusion to Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony, featuring a scorpion-stung tarantella.”

Classical music fans should plan to arrive early. An hour before each concert, the Bay Atlantic Symphony will present a “Pre-Concert Conversation with the Maestro.” The Symphony’s pre-concert lectures are free and open to the public.

About Luosha Fang

Wunderkind violinist Luosha Fang made her concert debut at the age of eight in Mozart’s Violin Concerto No.3. A native of China, Fang came to the United States in 2005 to attend Bard College Conservatory of Music in Red Hook, New York on a distinguished scholarship in 

classical violin. After graduating from Bard, she attended the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as a student of Ida Kavafian and Schmuel Ashkenasi, where she received a diploma in 2014. A winner of Astral Artists’ 2013 National Auditions, Fang was awarded the silver medal at the prestigious 2010 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.  Fang has performed throughout the United States and around the globe in music festivals and as a much sought-after guest soloist for countless orchestras. 

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, 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 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 www.BayAtlanticSymphony.org, call (609) 449-8780, or visit them on Facebook.

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Bay Atlantic Symphony Media Contact:
Fish With Feet, LLC
Cathleen Kiernan: 609/601.8379
ckiernan@fishwithfeet.com 

Bay Atlantic Symphony extends contract with music director Jed Gaylin through 2021

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BAY ATLANTIC SYMPHONY EXTENDS CONTRACT WITH
MUSIC DIRECTOR JED GAYLIN THROUGH 2021
Contract Marks a Quarter Century of Symphony Leadership Under the Baton of Maestro Jed Gaylin

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (March 2, 2017) – The Board of Directors and Trustees for Bay Atlantic Symphony announced today a five-year contract extension for Maestro Jed Gaylin as Music Director. This new contract secures Gaylin’s proven leadership at a pivotal time in the orchestra’s expansion of performances and music education initiatives in southern New Jersey. 

“Since Jed joined as Music Director in 1997 the orchestra embarked on a period of phenomenal growth,” said Board President Mark Soifer, Esq. “Through his charismatic leadership and creative expertise, Jed has brought a level of earned prominence and respectability to our symphony orchestra as one of the finest performing arts organizations in New Jersey.”

In the 20 years Gaylin has served as music director, the Symphony expanded its performance schedule from nine classical concerts per year to 21 full orchestra concerts. Performances now take place in Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem Counties and feature a range of classical and pops, concerts including a full schedule of summer engagements in partnership with the City of Avalon and Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City. Under Gaylin’s guidance and oversight Bay Atlantic Symphony’s youth education initiatives have grown significantly including a new music mentorship program in Vineland, New Jersey, and a thriving program in two Atlantic City Schools in association with William and Virginia Gormley’s Atlantic City Friends of Music Foundation.  

“As a long-time Symphony supporter, I have watched Jed build it up from a local performing group to one of the finest regional orchestras in the country,” commented Bob Woodruff, board member, past president and long-time supporter. “The quality of music is outstanding and now draws audiences from throughout South Jersey.”

 Bay Atlantic Symphony’s partnership with Stockton University has established a prominent Atlantic County home for the orchestra. It has also created a dynamic community relationship that takes the music far beyond the performance hall. Since 2012 Gaylin has served as artist in residence at Stockton University. In that short time, he has played an active role in developing several music education and enrichment programs including master classes, open rehearsals, and conversations with the artists. He teaches classes in the arts as well as other disciplines, serves as curriculum advisor, and collaborates with Stockton’s expanding network of performance venues and education resource centers. 

“Of all the significant contributions the Maestro has made to the orchestra, the most important is the commitment he makes to the talented professional musicians that make Bay Atlantic Symphony the orchestra it is today,” said the orchestra’s concertmaster Ruotao Mao.

“Many of my colleagues have been performing with the Bay Atlantic Symphony for years. This is a testament to the respect we all have for Jed’s leadership, generosity and musicianship," added principal flutist, Kimberly Reighley.

Looking forward to the next five years Gaylin commented, “I consider it a privilege to continue my association with Bay Atlantic Symphony as music director. It is an honor to lead an orchestra comprised of the most talented musicians in the region, who bring such committed artistry to every rehearsal and performance. During my tenure, I have witnessed the continued evolution of the Symphony’s board of directors and their steadfast resolve to building a symphony and organization of such scope, strength, and reach. Collaborating with this fine group of community leaders has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my professional career. I am enthusiastic that Bay Atlantic Symphony will experience unprecedented growth as we move further into this century.”  

EDITOR’S NOTE: Full biography and credits for Maestro Jed Gaylin are available by visiting http://jedgaylin.com/about-jed/

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, 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 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 www.BayAtlanticSymphony.org , call (609) 449-8780, or visit them on Facebook.

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Bay Atlantic Symphony Media Contact:

Fish With Feet, LLC

Cathleen Kiernan: 609/601.8379 

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Bay Atlantic Symphony presents Schnittke piano concerto and Brahms Symphony no. 1
 March 18 and 19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BAY ATLANTIC SYMPHONY PRESENTS
SCHNITTKE PIANO CONCERTO AND BRAHMS SYMPHONY NO. 1
MARCH 18 AND 19


Reduced Ticket Prices for all Performances Provided by Woodruff Energy

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (February 23, 2017) – The Bay Atlantic Symphony’s exhilarating 2016/2017 concert season continues with two performances of Schnittke’s Piano Concerto and Brahms’ Symphony No.1. The concerts will take place Saturday, March 18 at 8 p.m. in the historic Landis Theater, 830 Landis Avenue, Vineland, New Jersey; and Sunday, March 19 at 2 p.m. in Stockton University’s Performing Arts Center, 101 Vera King Ferris Dr., Galloway Township, New Jersey.  

Tickets are specially-priced at just $30 each and can be purchased by calling the Landis Theater 866-811-4111 and Stockton University 609-652-9000. Free valet parking is available for the Landis Theater performance. Reduced ticket prices for all performances are made possible through the generous support of Woodruff Energy. Bay Atlantic Symphony concerts are also made possible through funding from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.  

Under the direction of Music Director Jed Gaylin, audiences will be treated to a musical journey featuring the eclectic virtuosity of Schnittke’s Piano Concerto, a harrowing and shimmering lyrical work of beauty and dissidence. The mood continues with Brahms’ Symphony No. 1, in which audiences travel slowly from darkness into light, culminating in a grand masterpiece that forever cemented Brahms as Beethoven’s successor in the annals of classical composers.  

Maestro Gaylin ensures the audience’s rapture by inviting his former piano Professor, world renowned Lydia Frumkin, as the soloist for Schnittke’s Piano Concerto. Professor Emerita at the Oberlin College Conservatory, Frumkin has been brought up in a tradition of legendary Russian pianists like Nadezhda Golubovskaya and Felix Blumenfeld. Frumkin’s performances have been called “indescribably beautiful,” and her playing, “warm and sensitive.” For her part, she says, “…the piano sound is a connection to something I cannot describe in words. You can only feel it, and when you get it right, it feels great.”

Classical music fans should plan to arrive early. An hour before each concert, the Bay Atlantic Symphony will present a “Pre-Concert Conversation with the Maestro.” The Symphony’s pre-concert lectures are free and open to the public.

About Lydia Frumkin
Professor Emerita at the Oberlin College Conservatory, pianist Lydia Frumkin studied with the pupils of legendary Russian pianists Nadezhda Golubovskaya and Felix Blumenfeld in Tajikistan and Saint Petersburg (then Leningrad). After graduation with honors from Leningrad University, Frumkin was invited to join the roster of the Leningrad Philharmonic Music Society. She appeared as a soloist, chamber music performer and accompanist throughout the former Soviet Union, as well as on television and radio.

Emigrating to the U.S. in 1974, Frumkin taught at the Oberlin Conservatory (1975-2012), conducting master classes at universities in the U.S. and Canada. Currently, she teaches at the Washington Conservatory of Music. Her talents have made her a sought-after performer in major American cities including: New York City, New York (Merkin Hall, W.M.P. Concert Hall); Washington D.C. (National Gallery of Art, Phillips Gallery, Strathmore Hall, McCathran Hall, Corcoran Gallery); Cleveland, Ohio; Chicago, Illinois (Severance Hall); Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and New Orleans, Louisiana. Internationally, Frumkin has graced stages in: Moscow, Russia (The Rachmaninoff Hall); Reykjavik, Iceland (Salurinn Concert Hall); Mexico City and Morelia, Mexico; Florence, Italy; Spain; the Netherlands; and Switzerland. 

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, 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 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 www.BayAtlanticSymphony.org , call (609) 449-8873, or visit them on Facebook.

Bay Atlantic Symphony Media Contact:

Fish With Feet, LLC

Cathleen Kiernan: 609/601.8379 

ckiernan@fishwithfeet.com