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

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Having worked as a professional musician, a music-educator, and the Executive Director of a number of non-profit arts organizations, Beth has over 10 years of experience in catering to the unique needs of artists. Beth believes that the talent, education, and skill-sets of her clients have inherent worth. As a passionate artist advocate, she aims to help her artists improve the quality of their own lives by encouraging them to honor the value of their own work, and by creating materials which allow them to champion their art with confidence. Equally interested in building community, Beth aims to create a roster of artists who are excited to support and collaborate together.