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Presented by On a Different NoteSaturday, February 16, 2019, 8:00 pm
The Drew a capella groups present their first concert of the semester. On a Different Note notably performed at Radio City Music Hall’s Christmas Spectacular last winter.


Presented by the New Jersey Festival Orchestra
Sunday, February 24, 3:00pm

David Wroe conductor
Maria Todaro artistic director
International Guest Soloists
New Jersey Festival Orchestra


Puccini’s irresistible lyric genius has long made Tosca one of opera’s most breathtaking masterpieces. A cast of internationally acclaimed guest performers assembled from Maestro Wroe’s extensive contacts in European and American opera houses joins NJFO to present, acted and in costume, this gripping tale of love, lust, corruption and ultimate struggle for survival.

Tickets $30/$58/$76
Students $20
Under 18 $15
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For tickets and information go to www.njfestivalorchestra.org

Karpati Lecture

Presented by Drew University Advancement
Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Victor Wooten, renowned jazz bassist

Presented by The Social Justice Leadership Project at Drew University
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 8pm

Victor Lemonte Wooten is a unique human being. Born the youngest of five boys, he began learning to play music at the tender age of two. He started performing in nightclubs and theaters as the bassist with the family band at age five, and at age six, was on tour with his brothers opening shows for legendary soul artist Curtis Mayfield. Soon after, he was affectionately known as the 8-year-old Bass Ace, and before graduating high school, he and his brothers had shared the stage with artists such as Stephanie Mills, War, Ramsey Lewis, Frankie Beverly and Maze, Dexter Wansel, and The Temptations. But, this only begins to tell the tale of this Tennessee titan.

Wooten, now a five-time Grammy winner, hit the worldwide scene in 1990 as a founding member of the super-group Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. Continuing to blaze a musical trail with the band, Victor has also become widely known for his own Grammy nominated solo recordings and tours.

Among other things, he is a loving husband and father of four, a skilled naturalist and teacher, a published author, a magician and acrobat, and has won every major award given to a bass guitarist including being voted Bassist of the Year in Bass Player Magazine’s readers poll three times (the only person to win it more than once.) In 2011, Rolling Stone Magazine voted Victor one of the Top Ten Bassist of ALL TIME.

Photo credit: Lynne DeLade

Caitlin Shannon, clarinet

Presented by Drew Music Department
Friday, March 22, 2019 at 8pm

The Drew University Music Department presents the senior recital of Caitlin Shannon, clarinet. Classics from the clarinet solo and chamber repertoire featuring works by Bruch, Holmes, Saint Saens, and more.


Photo credit: Katie Revelas

AOTA’s 25th Anniversary Concert

Presented by All of the Above
Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 3pm

All of the Above celebrates their 25th anniversary with a concert bringing together all three of Drew University’s a capella groups!


Presented by TEDxDrewUniversity
Saturday, March 30, 2019 2:00 pm

NJ Flute Choir Day

Sunday, March 31, 2019, 4pm

The Annual New Jersey Flute Choir Day is open to Elementary, Junior High, High School, College students, and Adults who play the flute and would like to take part in playing ensemble works scored for piccolo, C flute, alto and bass flutes, and the contrabass flute.

Day of Scholars

Presented by Drew University’s Baldwin Honors Program
Friday, April 5, 2019 3:30pm

Celebrate the work of students in Drew’s Baldwin Honors Program

Photo credit: Katie Revelas

Nicollette Boillotat, soprano

Presented by Drew Music Department
Friday, April 5, 2019 at 8pm

The Drew University Music Department presents the senior recital of Nicollette Boillotat, voice.

Ashlie Sicilia, soprano

Presented by Drew Music Department
Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 3pm

The Drew University Music Department presents the senior recital of Ashlie Sicilia, voice.

Bartok a la Mode

Presented by Discovery Orchestra
Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 3pm

Hungarian composer Béla Bartók roamed the villages of central Europe collecting and documenting native folk songs and dances. This material subsequently resurfaced in his many original compositions. Join Maestro Maull and members of The Discovery Orchestra as they traverse Bartók’s delightful Romanian Folk Dances.

Tickets: $40; Seniors/Students/Groups of 10+: $30.
Call 973-379-2200 or visit discoveryorchestra.org for tickets

Discovery Concerts™ are sponsored by The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation,
the F.M. Kirby Foundation, Investors Foundation, Sherman Wells Sylvester & Stamelman LLP & the Summit Area Public Foundation.


Photo credit: Andrew Cardozo

Distinctly Bacas: a Senior Jazz Recital

Presented by Drew Music Department
Saturday, April 12, 2019 at 8pm

The Drew University Music Department presents the senior recital of Peter Bacas, saxophone. Featuring the music of Peter Bacas, Freddie Hubbard, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis and more!



End of Classes Jam

Presented by All of the Above
Friday, April 26, 2019 8:00 pm

The Drew a capella groups present their last concert of the semester.

Fantastic Berlioz

Presented by Central Jersey Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, May 5, 2019
Lalo – Cello Concerto (Andres Sanchez-cello)
Berlioz – Symphonie Fantastique

General Admission Tickets: $25 (Adult), $20 (Seniors), $15 (Students)
Purchase tickets at http://www.cjso.org
Contact Michael Avagliano for more information


Presented by Masterwork Chorus
Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 8pm

The radiant sound of voices with orchestra, the musical acrobatics of violin with coloratura soprano, the jazz rhythms of gospel with string orchestra and chorus – this is Voices and Strings – a promise of a magical evening of song.

Golden Circle Seating $55
General Seating $38
Students under the age of 17 $18

Tickets can be purchased at http://www.masterwork.org or by calling 973-692-6051.

From the Middle Passage, An African American Journey

Saturday, June 1, 2019, 4:00 PM
Presented by Jubilation Choir
Dr. Stefanie Minatee, Director

Rev. Dr. Stefanie R. Minatee MTS alumni ’97, returns to Drew University with her choir Rev. Stef and Jubilation (www.jubilationchoir.org) on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 4pm presenting “From the Middle Passage, An African American Journey” complete with music, dance, narration and powerful slides. This historic presentation is a chronicle of the African American Journey from Africa to the age of Obama. It is a presentation you will not want to miss.

Tickets can be purchased at jubilationchoir.org.