A Summer Season that offers something for audience members of all ages

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (May 16, 2018) — From favorite composers and free concerts to beloved songs from iconic movies, the Symphony has it all this summer. Just when other orchestras are wrapping up their seasons, the Bay Atlantic Symphony announces seven summer concerts at the southern New Jersey shore, made possible by collaborations with the Cape May Music Festival, the Avalon Summer Concert Series, and the City of Margate.

“Get swept away by an al fresco afternoon with Bach. Feel the haunting melodies of woodwinds. Embrace the vibrancy of our Independence Day concerts. Experience movie soundtracks like you never have before. With so many incredible programs, summer at the shore sounds exhilarating,” said Executive Director, Meg Sippey.

The Symphony’s Summer Concert Schedule is as follows:

Bach’s Lunch

Join select members of the Bay Atlantic Symphony for an intimate, al fresco afternoon of music, accompanied by a delicious tea luncheon under a tent. These mini concerts feature the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, generally considered one of the greatest composers of all time. Performances include selections from Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major; Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor; and Concerto for Strings & b.c. in D minor.

WHEN:              Wednesdays: May 30, June 6, June 13 at 12:30 p.m.

WHERE:           Carriage House Café & Tearoom on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street in Cape May.

ADMISSION:   $30 per person. For more information, call 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

PART OF:         The Cape May Music Festival presented by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities.

Prevailing Winds

This intriguing concert will feature the vast capabilities of woodwinds and brass. The evening begins with Gounod’s charming Petite Symphonie, which is filled with echoes of southern France. Then it’s on to Mozart’s Serenade No. 12. This so-called “serenade” is at times uncompromisingly tragic, even angry, creating a virtual symphony in its human pathos. Dvořák’s Serenade for Winds delivers ripples of nature and rural life in its folk-dance forms, providing a fitting close to this program filled with melody and emotion.

WHEN:                  Thursday, June 7 at 8 p.m.

WHERE:               First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, located at 500 Hughes Street.

TICKETS:             General admission is $25 per person, $20 for seniors and $10 for students.

                                For tickets, call 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

PART OF:             The Cape May Music Festival presented by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities.

Two Free Concerts for Independence Day

A Bay Atlantic Symphony tradition! Music lovers won’t want to miss the chance to bring family and friends to enjoy an evening of patriotic favorites, along with a rousing version of the Star-Spangled Banner featuring the winner of this year’s local “O Say Can You Sing” competition. The evening’s musical lineup includes: Armed Forces––Pride of America!; Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo; Buckaroo Holiday; Liberty Bell March; Stars and Stripes Forever; 1812 Overture and more.

WHEN/WHERE: Tuesday, July 3 8 p.m. – Margate’s Potena Performing Arts Center, located at 780  Amherst Avenue. 

Wednesday, July 4 at 8 p.m. - Avalon’s Community Hall, located at 3001 Avalon Avenue.

ADMISSION:       The concerts are free, however tickets are required for the Margate concert; with priority given to Margate residents beginning June 2 and for the general public beginning June 16.  For ticket availability, contact or visit the Margate City Library 609-822-4700.  Tickets are not required for the Avalon concert.

PART OF:             The Margate Summer Concert Series, and The Avalon Summer Concert Series.  

Free Concert - Music and the Movies

Revel in an orchestral evening filled with music from iconic films such as 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Empire Strikes Back, Dunkirk, the Harry Potter films, The Godfather, Jurassic Park, Magnificent Seven, several James Bond films, Moulin Rouge and Up along with a salute to cinema and a tribute to the great cinematic composer John Williams.

WHEN:                  Sunday, July 22 at 7 p.m.

WHERE:               The Avalon Free Public Library, located at 235 32nd Street.

ADMISSION:       Admission is free but advance tickets are required. Ticket distribution begins at the Library for Avalon residents and property owners on June 1, and for the general public on  July 9. Tickets are subject to availability. For more information, call 609-967-7155 or stop by the Library.

PART OF:             The Avalon Summer Concert Series, presented by the Avalon Free Public Library.  

Free Concert - Mozart & Beethoven, the Classical Classics

They are two of the most enduringly popular composers of all time and this summer, their music is yours to enjoy. Join the Symphony for an evening of beautiful masterpieces from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven. This free concert will feature Mozart’s The Magic Flute Overture, one of his famous Flute Concerti, followed by selections from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5.

WHEN:                  Saturday, August 18 at 7 p.m.

WHERE:               The Avalon Free Public Library, located at 235 32nd Street.

ADMISSION:       Admission is free but advance tickets are required. Ticket distribution begins at the   Library for Avalon residents and property owners on July 1, and for the general public on August 6. Tickets are subject to availability. For more information, call 609-967-7155 or stop by the Library.

PART OF:             The Avalon Summer Concert Series, presented by the Avalon Free Public Library.