Drew Forum 2018–2019 Season

This season’s roster of acclaimed headliners is sure to spark thought-provoking and spirited discussion among attendees.

Tickets can be purchased from The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, 973-408-3917, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Tickets for all events are general admission.

Ticket prices are listed with each event and range from $32 to $75.* They may be purchased from The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey online or by calling 973-408-3917.

*Plus $6 handling fee per order.

Co-sponsored by The Casement Fund and the English department, the Writers@Drew reading series hosts a variety of published authors, who recite excerpts from their works for the Drew community throughout the academic year. The list of previous guest authors includes Drew alumni/ae, faculty, poets and fiction/nonfiction writers, such as Priscilla Becker, William Giraldi, Kathleen Graber, Phil Kay, Collum McCann, Sean Nevin, Patrick Phillips, Kevin Prufer, Jacqueline Woodson and Courtney Zoffness. At the end of the spring semester, the Drew Student Writing Prize winners read their award winning poetry and prose for the Drew community.

First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare is a national travelling exhibition organized by the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

The exhibition is produced in association with the American Library Association and Cincinnati Museum Center and is funded in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor and the generous support of Google.org, Lord Browne of Madingley, Vinton and Sigrid Cerf, the British Council, Stuart and Mimi Rose, Albert and Shirley Small and other generous donors.

First Folio, which was assembled in 1623, seven years after Shakespeare’s death, includes 36 of his plays—18 of which had never before been published. Without it, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, As You Like It, The Tempest and more could have been lost. The book will travel to all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. The exhibition, which also includes panels and digital content, exclusively features First Folios from the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., whose collection of 82 First Folios is the largest in the world.

Folger Shakespeare Library selected Drew as the sole exhibitor in New Jersey because of its renowned theatre program, wealth of Shakespeare courses and nexus with the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, which is based on Drew’s 186-acre campus. The book will arrive in late September and be displayed from Oct. 6 through Oct. 30 on the first floor of Mead Hall, with a bevvy of daily programming around it.

First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare appears courtesy of the Folger Shakespeare Library. Books in the Time of Shakespeare is supported in part by the Delmas Foundation.

Exhibit Hours: Tuesday to Friday 4-8 p.m. and weekends 12-8 p.m.

Group Tours: For information on tours for groups up to 60, such as from schools, contact hryan@drew.edu or 973-408-3702.

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March 2019
Free

Senior Recital: Caitlin Shannon, clarinet

March 22 @ 8:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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The Drew University Music Department presents the senior recital of Caitlin Shannon, clarinet.

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$35

Rachel Lee Priday, Violin, and Marija Stroke, Piano

March 23 @ 8:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Violinist Rachel Lee Priday, widely acclaimed for her “rich, mellifluous sound,” will bring the sounds of Mozart, Debussy, Pärt and Schubert to life. Her tone and imaginative curiosity explores the narratives of each piece, connecting the past to present. Priday will be performing with Steinway artist Marija Stroke, know for her ability to highlight the “stature and substance” of the music she performs.

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Free

All of the Above’s 25th Anniversary Concert

March 24 @ 3:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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All of the Above celebrates its 25th anniversary with a concert that will bring all three of Drew University’s a cappella groups together.

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April 2019
Free

Music at Noon

April 5 @ 12:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Take a mid-day break! This season-long series features Drew students enrolled in private instruction classes. Presented by the Drew Music Department.

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Free

Senior Recital: Nicolette Boillotat, Soprano

April 5 @ 8:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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The Drew University Music Department presents the senior recital of Nicollette Boillotat, voice. Photo credit: Catherine Revelas.

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Free

Senior Recital: Ashlie Sicilia, Soprano

April 6 @ 3:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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The Drew University Music Department presents the senior recital of Ashlie Sicilia, voice.

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$40

Bartók a la Mode

April 7 @ 3:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Join Maestro Maull and members of The Discovery Orchestra as they traverse Bartók’s delightful Romanian folk dances. Presented by The Discovery Orchestra.

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Free

Distinctly Bacas: A Senior Jazz Recital

April 12 @ 8:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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The Drew University Music Department presents the senior recital of Peter Bacas, saxophone.

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Free

Jill Spurr Titus Memorial Scholarship Recital

April 13 @ 8:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Jill Spurr Titus graduated from Drew University in 1989 with a double major in music and psychology. She was enrolled as a graduate student at Lesley College in the Creative Arts Therapy Program when she was tragically killed in an automobile accident.

It is the wish and hope of the Music Department, together with Jill’s parents, who have made this scholarship possible, that the memory of Jill and her remarkable spirit may continue here at Drew.

The Jill Spurr Titus Memorial Scholarship pays for students’ lessons and enables them to participate in a chamber music ensemble.

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Free

Drew University Composers Concert

April 24 @ 8:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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The concert features new works for music boxes and solo piano composed by Drew University students. Presented by the Drew Music Department.

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Free

End of Classes Jam

April 26 @ 8:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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The Drew a cappella groups present their last concert of the semester. Presented by All of the Above.

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$60

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: From Mendelssohn

April 27 @ 8:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Bookended by Mendelssohn’s own works, admirers Schumann, Brahms and Tchaikovsky respond with their own Mendelssohnian pieces.

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Free

Drew University Flute Ensemble

April 28 @ 3:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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The Flute Ensemble, conducted by Elise Carter, combines the talents of both students and community members. This concert will feature works from a variety of composers.

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Free

Choral Celebration Concert

April 28 @ 3:00 pm
The Presbyterian Church,
65 South Street, Morristown, NJ
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The Drew University Chorale and Choral Union will join forces with the Chancel Choir of the Presbyterian Church in Morristown and a professional orchestra to present two great masterworks: The Chichester Psalms by Leonard Bernstein and Symphony No. 9 by Ludwig van Beethoven. Directed by Dr. Matthew Webb.

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Free

Drew University Jazz Ensemble

April 28 @ 7:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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The jazz ensemble, directed by Jim Saltzman, includes dedicated and experienced student musicians who focus on repertoire from the swing, bebop and hard bop eras.

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Free

Drew University Chamber Orchestra

April 29 @ 8:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Orchestra members are musicians from the community and Drew students from all majors and departments who share a common love of music. Conducted by Michael Avagliano and presented by the Drew Music Department.

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May 2019
$25

Fantastic Berlioz

May 5 @ 3:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Andres Sanchez, Cellist

Presented by Central Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Repertoire:

Lalo: Cello Concerto

Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique

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