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Saturday, May 14th, 8:00 pm

Roger McGuinn
Presented by Sanctuary Concerts

Jim McGuinn, later known as Roger, was already a veteran of the New York and Los Angeles music scene when he co-founded the group that would become the Byrds with Gene Clark and David Crosby in 1964. He is best known for being the lead singer and lead guitarist on many of the Byrds’ records. He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his work with the Byrds.

Tickets: $35
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Saturday, May 21st, 8:00 pm4984619

Haydn The Creation
Presented by Masterwork Chorus

By using a reduced orchestration, we are paying homage to an important performance tradition in the eighteenth century: flexibility in the size of instrumental ensembles to suit performing spaces and available resources.  Composers like Bach, Handel, Haydn and Mozart were nothing if not practical, and they often adjusted their performing forces, keeping what was essential but re-orchestrating to create a different soundscape for a work.  We have done just that in this gem of a concert hall at Drew, honoring the room’s spectacular acoustics that are particularly fine for chamber-style ensembles. We hope that this new orchestration enables long-time lovers of this oratorio to hear it in a new light, and to hear colors that might sometimes have been missing in the more monumental full orchestra version.
$55 Golden Circle – reserved seating with private preconcert champagne reception (also included with season subscription)
$38 General Admission – open seating

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Shuang Guo
Shuang Guo, conductor

Sunday, May 22nd, 3:00 pm

Enter the Dragon
Presented by NJ Festival Orchestra

The season concludes with two monumental masterpieces featuring Chinese choirs from New York and New Jersey. Xian’s Yellow River Cantata, with its famous “Ode to the Yellow River,” is the undisputed champion of choral work in China, commemorating the seismic revolutionary events of the country’s recent history. Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9, the awe-inspiring “New World Symphony” presents a magnificent homage to America. Musical solidarity, humanism and heroism heralding from opposite ends of the earth.

Tickets $75 | $60| $48 | $26 | students $13

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