Catch a bit of Brahms with your Berlioz this weekend

A hefty dose of culture is on the menu this weekend in South Jersey when the Bay Atlantic Symphony presents the music of German composer Johannes Brahms and French composer Louis-Hector Berlioz. Performances take place 3 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at the Landis Theater and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at Stockton University’s Performing Arts Center. All Bay Atlantic Symphony performances will be preceded one hour prior to starting time with a pre-concert conversation with the Maestro Jed Gaylin. The pre-concert lectures are free and open to the public.

Special guest performer and Mezzo-Soprano Cecelia Hall will sing Berlioz’s Les Nuits d’été Op.7 (Summer Nights). Lending her richly-hued voice and magnetic artistry, Hall brings to life this cycle of six poems written by French poet Théophile Gautier.

The next work is by Johannes Brahms, “Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98,” which was also the German composer’s final symphony.

Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased by calling the Landis Theater 856-691-3600 and Stockton University 609-652-9000, or online at BayAtlanticSymphony.org.

The Landis Theater is located at 830 E. Landis Avenue in Vineland. Stockton University Performing Arts Center is located at 101 Vera King Farris Drive in Galloway.

—Ryan Loughlin

Beth Beauchamp

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.