Drew Forum 2016–2017 Season

This time around our lineup of nationally known speakers covers sports, politics, satire, show business and more.

Ticket prices are listed with each event and individual tickets can be purchased online or by calling the box office at 973-408-3917, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

The Drew Forum speaker series is generously sponsored by the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation and the Thomas H. Kean Visiting Lectureship.

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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April 2017
$30; $40

Are You Hungary? Discover Brahms!

April 30 @ 3:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Celebrate the orchestra’s 30th anniversary as it reprises Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No. 6, performed at its debut concert in 1987. The Discovery Orchestra specializes in connecting listeners ages 10 and up with classical music in performances that are interactive, educational and entertaining.

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May 2017

Stars of Tomorrow

May 7 @ 3:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States

This orchestra of members representing seven counties in central New Jersey is committed to presenting New Jersey artists and composers, including some of today’s finest young musicians—like those showcased in this performance.

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Battle of the Titans!

May 21 @ 3:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Dazzling bravura meets epic instrumentation when virtuoso Sophie Bacelar performs Tchaikovsky’s cheerful and demanding cello showpiece, Variations on a Rococo Theme, followed by Mahler’s monumental and spellbinding masterwork, Symphony No. 1 “Titan.”

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July 2017

Summer Music Institute

July 27 - July 28

Explore new ways of integrating music and liturgy in worship at this annual two-day event. Designed for pastors, worship leaders, congregation members and musicians, it uses spoken word, music, ritual and sacred text in ways that inspire justice, mercy and love.

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