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