A benefit for the Symphony, the event takes place
Saturday, Sept.
28, 2019 from 6 to 10 p.m.

BRIDGETON, N.J. (July 25, 2019) The Bay Atlantic Symphony will host an evening of fine food and live musical entertainment to preview the orchestra’s upcoming 2019/2020 Subscription Series Concert Season opener featuring Italian operatic classics.  A Night in Venice will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, from 6 to 10 p.m., at the Treborgarth Estate, One East Lake, located at 401 East Commerce St., Bridgeton, N.J. 

Hosted by Bay Atlantic Symphony Board Member Robert Dragotta on his century-old lake     front estate, A Night in Venice will feature action stations of Italian-inspired cuisine expertly paired with locally sourced wines.  Each of the event’s action stations will include live musical performances provided by professional musicians from Bay Atlantic Symphony, regional musicians from New York and Atlantic City, and Italian instrumentalists hailing from the Bridgeton area.  Guests can meander the property’s five acres of formal gardens, moving from one station to the next making for an evening of fun, frivolity and world-class entertainment featuring a range of Italian music from classical to gondolier songs and more.

As part of the event’s preview theme for Bay Atlantic Symphony’s 2019/2020 season-opening concert scheduled for Nov. 2 and 3, 2019, a stunning program showcasing Italian operatic classics and Puccini’s exquisite harmony and lyricism, each event guest will receive a Venetian mask to wear or hold for the evening.  Additionally attendees have the opportunity to be fitted for period costumes in advance to wear during the event. 

Event tickets are $100 per person available on a limited basis. For tickets, sponsorships or more information, contact Robert Dragotta, 917-860-1855, or visit: www.bayatlanticsymphony,com/a-night-in-venice

Event sponsors to date include: The Italian Cultural Foundation of Vineland; Dr. Thomas  Giegerich, DMD; Eastern Pacific Development LLC; Aaron Cohen; and Robert DiSanto. A Night in Venice is also made possible in part by a grant from The New Jersey Department of State – Division of Travel & Tourism.  

In addition to serving as the benefit kick-off celebration for the Symphony’s 2019/2020 Subscription Series Concert Season, Bay Atlantic Symphony is proud to announce their return to a familiar venue for their Cumberland County concert location.  All Symphony subscription Series Concert performances on Saturdays will be performed at the Guaracini Performing Arts Center, Rowan College of South Jersey – Cumberland Campus (formerly Cumberland County College). Sunday concert dates will still be performed at Stockton University’s Performing Arts Center (PAC).

“We’re so very pleased and honored to be returning to a concert venue that has been so beloved by our patrons, as well as serving as the official resident symphony orchestra for the Center,” stated Jed Gaylin music director and maestro for Bay Atlantic Symphony. “The acoustics in Guaracini Performing Arts Center are excellent and truly enrich the sound of our orchestra for a magical audience experience,” added Gaylin.   

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, Rowan College of South Jersey-Cumberland Campus, 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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Cathleen Kiernan: 609.601.8379 



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