Friday, September 8, 2017, 8:00 PMkinnara


Kinnara Ensemble
Presented by the Drew Music Department

Marking the quincentennial of Martin Luther’s thetical revolution rooted in the rejection of Catholic theology that supported its own corrupt practices and influences, Kinnara Ensemble performs music of the Protestant Reformation. This rich legacy of music spans the centuries and styles, and will be represented in this concert ​by works of Luther, Franck, Tallis, Bach, Brahms, Distler, and more.

Rehearsal-3Sunday, September 24, 2017, 10:00 AM

Drew Orchestra Day
Presented by the Drew Music Department
10:00am – 3:00 pm
Free to the Public
Contact Michael Avagliano or Jason Bishop for more information


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Return of the Holiday Tenors
Presented by NJ Festival Orchestra
David Wroe conductor
The Three Holiday Tenors
Holiday Choruses
New Jersey Festival Orchestra

They’re back! Last year’s darling, award-winning tenor Cody Austin (Picture above), returns with friends to celebrate and captivate with a dazzling selection of renowned tenor fare to welcome in the holiday season. A family festival of symphonic pops and wintertime favorites guaranteed to make the season merry.

Tickets $28 | $48 | $60 | $76 | FT Students $20
Buy tickets online at or call (908) 232-9400

Sunday, October 22, 2017

NJJS 45th Anniversary Celebration: A Salute to Jazz in the Garden State
Presented by the NJ Jazz Society
3:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Celebrating the rich jazz history of New Jersey, from big bands to bebop and beyond, and honoring the 75- year career of the Garden State’s own beloved jazz guitarist, Bucky Pizzarelli.
Bucky Pizzarelli – Guest of Honor/guitar
Martin Pizzarelli – Bass
Ed Laub – Guitar
Dave Stryker – Guitar
Don Braden – Saxophone and Music Director
Bernard Purdie – Drums
Tomoko Ohno – Piano
Danny Bacher – Vocals
6 pc. “Big Band” – William Patterson Jazz Studies Students
Leoneke Scheuble (15yo) – Piano
Alexis Morrast (15yo) – Vocals
Rhonda Hamilton WBGO – Mistress of Ceremonies
Dorthaan Kirk – a brief address

You can order by phone or by mail/check:
Advance: $30 for members, $35 for non-members
At the door: $35 for members, $40 for non-members
$15 Student Ticket Balcony Seating – I.D. Required
by phone: 1-800-838-3006, select option 1.
by mail: send a check payable to NJJS, including a $3 handling fee, together with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: NJJS, c/o Kate Casano, 158 Cotton Street, Philadelphia, PA 19127

Sunday, November 12, 2017, 3:00 PM

Central Jersey Symphony Concert
Presented by the Central Jersey Symphony

The CJSO returns to the Drew Concert Hall! We will open our season with a program featuring guitarist Carlos Cuestas performing music by Rodrigo, and Mendelssohn’s glorious”Reformation” Symphony no. 5.
Contact Michael Avagliano for more information

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Discover the GrooveBarbers
Presented by Discovery Orchestra
An a cappella supergroup? Sounds paradoxical, absurd, perhaps even dangerous; indeed, The GrooveBarbers is all these things. Each member of this all-vocal powerhouse quartet is a bona fide star in his own right: Sean Altman, Charlie Evett and Steve Keyes are former members of the pioneering contemporary a cappella group Rockapella, and Kevin Weist is a renowned bald vocal guru. Collectively they have established themselves as the “go to” vocal group for rock, doo-wop, jazz and even (no way!) barbershop!

Tickets are $40; Seniors/Students (ages 10-18)/Groups of 10+: $30 Call 908.226.7300

Madama-Butterfly-logo-1Sunday, December 10, 2017, 3:00 PM

Madama Butterfly
Presented by NJ Festival Orchestra

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

The Joseph DeAlessandro Memorial Opera Concert

Puccini’s irresistible lyric genius has long made Madama Butterfly one of opera’s most enduring tales of unrequited passion. 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 most heart-rending of stories, breathtakingly beautiful from first love to love child to tragic end.

Tickets $28 | $48 | $60 | $76 | FT Students $20
Buy tickets online at or call (908) 232-9400