FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
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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