Drew Forum 2018–2019 Season
This season’s roster of acclaimed headliners is sure to spark thought-provoking and spirited discussion among attendees.
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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 email@example.com or 973-408-3702.
Folio News & Links
- 4 Things You Should Know About Shakespeare's First Folio
- The Record traces the history of First Folio
- BroadwayWorld reviews Richard III at @ShakespeareNJ
- Drew, Shakespeare Theatre celebrate the 1623 book's arrival
- JerseyArts interviews Drew's Chris Ceraso about the book that gave us Shakespeare
- Drew Co-Hosts Shakespeare’s First Folio
- Shakespeare Theatre is performing Richard III during the First Folio exhibition
- Drew's Jonathan Rose reviews book on First Folio
- Drew students create exhibits for First Folio
- Drew University chosen to host Shakespeare's First Folio
- Drew University site
- Folger's First Folio site
- Shakespeare Theatre of N.J. site
- Drew Department of Theatre and Dance
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The Drew a cappella groups present their first concert of the semester.Find out more »
Debussy’s impressionist cello sonata and Brahms’s magisterial string sextet combine with Armenian Aram Khachaturian’s colorful clarinet trio and Welshman Huw Watkins’ piano quintet for a truly international flavor. A cast of powerhouse players promises an unforgettable performance.Find out more »
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. Acted and in costume, Tosca is a gripping tale of love, lust, corruption and the ultimate struggle for survival.Find out more »
Join the Drew University choirs and student a cappella groups for an evening of excitement that you won’t want to miss! The Drew University Chorale and Choral Union will also present their favorite choral pieces from all time periods and genres. Presented by the Drew Music Department.Find out more »
Bassist Victor Wooten, five-time Grammy winner and founding member of the super-group Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, performs solo.Find out more »
The Drew University Music Department presents the senior recital of Caitlin Shannon, clarinet.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
All of the Above celebrates their 25th anniversary with a concert that will bring all three of Drew University’s a cappella groups together.Find out more »
The Drew University Music Department presents the senior recital of Nicollette Boillotat, voice. Photo credit: Catherine Revelas.Find out more »
The Drew University Music Department presents the senior recital of Ashlie Sicilia, voice.Find out more »
Join Maestro Maull and members of The Discovery Orchestra as they traverse Bartók’s delightful Romanian folk dances. Presented by Discovery Orchestra.Find out more »
The Drew University Music Department presents the senior recital of Peter Bacas, saxophone.Find out more »
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 student’s lessons and enables them to participate in a chamber music ensemble.Find out more »
The concert features new works for music boxes and solo piano composed by Drew University students. Presented by the Drew Music Department.Find out more »
The Drew a cappella groups present their last concert of the semester. Presented by All of the Above.Find out more »
Bookended by Mendelssohn’s own works, admirers Schumann, Brahms and Tchaikovsky respond with their own Mendelssohnian pieces.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
Andres Sanchez, Cellist
Presented by Central Jersey Symphony Orchestra
Lalo: Cello Concerto
Berlioz: Symphonie FantastiqueFind out more »
Rev. Dr. Stefanie Minatee G’97 returns to Drew with her choir, Rev. Stef and Jubilation, for a performance 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.Find out more »