FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
BAY ATLANTIC SYMPHONY ANNOUNCES 2019–2020 SEASON CONCERT SERIES
Music Director Jed Gaylin leads the orchestra’s subscription series, November 2019 to May 2020, including a holiday music concert ensemble
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (May 14, 2019) – The Bay Atlantic Symphony announced today performances for the ensemble’s 2019–2020 concert season featuring such highlights as Italian operatic classics, a big choral collaboration, joyful holiday music, and internationally acclaimed soloists including pianist Terrence Wilson and guitar prodigy Junhong Kuang.
“This season, we will captivate audiences with passionate and magical musical journeys. From an Italian opener filled with Puccini’s exquisite harmony and lyricism, to an autobiographical sketch of J. Kimo Williams’ Hawaiian childhood, from Rodrigo’s soulful guitar concerto, to Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, audience members will be enthralled with the beauty and transcendence of each program,” said Jed Gaylin, Bay Atlantic Symphony Music Director.
Below are the details for each of these unforgettable performances:
Nov. 2 and 3, 2019
Viva Rossini, Verdi, Bellini, e Puccini – Viva Italia! We are delighted to reconnect with and feature the Greater South Jersey Chorus and Artistic Director Dr. Chris Thomas, in Puccini's stunningly beautiful Messa di Gloria. With Min Jin's supplely rich tenor and Jason Widney’s expressively resonant baritone, this work is irresistible. What a celebratory way to open a season featuring some rollicking Rossini overtures! Performances are Saturday, November 2 at 3 p.m. at the Guaracini Performing Arts Center, Cumberland County College, Vineland, and Sunday, November 3 at 2 p.m. at the Stockton Performing Arts Center.
Dec. 7 and 8, 2019
Every family enjoys a holiday tradition, so let the Bay Atlantic Symphony become yours! During the holiday season, you’ll enjoy a concert of classical favorites including: Holst’s Saint Paul’s Suite, Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, Strauss’ Pizzicato Polka, and Russell Steinberg’s Light’s On! A Hanukkah Medley as well as Schubert’s Ave Maria, Adam’s O Holy Night with magnetic tenor Andrew Sauvageau and Harris’ A Medley of Christmas Carols. Plus, we’ll host two carol sing-alongs to conclude our concerts and a memorable holiday tradition. One is with the orchestra and the PNC Holiday Youth Chorus and the other gathered ’round the piano led by the Symphony’s maestro. Let’s trim the tree and spin the dreidel together! Performances are Saturday, December 7 at 3 p.m. at the Guaracini Performing Arts Center, Cumberland County College, Vineland, and Sunday, December 8 at 2 p.m. at the Stockton Performing Arts Center.
Jan. 18 and 19, 2020
Into the Liquid is a work of ravishing colors by American Composer J. Kimo Williams. Featured in this vibrant chamber orchestra concert are Concertmaster Ruotao Mao and Principal Second Violinist Genaro Medina in Bach's immortal Double Concerto.
We conclude the performance with a virtuosic work for the whole string section in Tchaikovsky's haunting Souvenir de Florence. Performances are Saturday, January 18 at 3 p.m. at the Guaracini Performing Arts Center, Cumberland County College, Vineland, and Sunday, January 19 at 2 p.m. at the Stockton Performing Arts Center.
March 21 and 22, 2020
Magic and shimmer abound in a program with Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture, then the work of two Ravel classics, Pavane for a Dead Princess and Le Tombeau de Couperin. The concert closes with the mystery of Beethoven's lyrically spellbinding piano concerto, played by internationally renowned pianist Terrence Wilson. Otherworldly and divine! Performances are Saturday, March 21 at 3 p.m. at the Guaracini Performing Arts Center, Cumberland County College, Vineland, and Sunday, March 22 at 2 p.m. at the Stockton Performing Arts Center.
May 2 and 3, 2020
The Symphony’s season finale features music that speaks of the land. Whether it's Rodrigo's Zarabanda lejana y villancico or Concierto d’Aranjuez, the gutsy Bartok folk dances or Bizet's champagne-popping symphony of youthful abandon, this inviting concert will captivate you. So will magnificent 18-year-old guitar superstar Junhong Kuang. Performances are Saturday, May 2 at 3 p.m. at the Guaracini Performing Arts Center, Cumberland County College, Vineland, and Sunday, May 3 at 2 p.m. at the Stockton Performing Arts Center.
Ticket Information & Concert Locations
The 2019–2020 Season Subscription includes all five concert events for just $125, plus a $3 ticket service fee, thanks to the generous support of Woodruff Energy and PNC Arts Alive. Tickets are on sale now. The Guaracini Performing Arts Center is located at Cumberland County College, 3322 College Dr., Vineland, N.J. The Stockton Performing Arts Center (PAC) is located at Stockton University, 101 Vera King Ferris Dr., Galloway, N.J.
Subscriptions and tickets for the Guaracini Performing Arts Center can be purchased by calling Bay Atlantic Symphony offices at 609-449-8780, and Stockton University Box Office for PAC performances at 609-652-9000. Individual tickets for the Symphony’s 2019–2020 concert season will be available this summer. Check www.Bayatlanticsymphony.org for the most up-to-date information!
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 Guaracini Performing Arts Center, Cumberland County College in Vineland, the Avalon Symphony by the Sea Series, and the Cape May Music Festival.
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 2019 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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