FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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.
Bay Atlantic Symphony Media Contact:
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Cathleen Kiernan: 609/601.8379