Drew Forum 2017–2018 Season

This year's lineup of nationally known speakers will cover sports, politics, satire, science and more.

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.

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

*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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February 2018

Music at Noon

February 23 @ 12:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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Enjoy a little noon music, in this series featuring Drew students enrolled in private instruction courses.

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$30

Suites

February 24 @ 8:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Hear from Alexander Woods, hailed by TheNew York Times as a “showstopping” violinist and “deft and sensitive accompanist.”

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$40

Dueling Pianists Strike Again

February 25 @ 3:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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Sensational young artists Suejin Jung and Péter Tóth will leave you breathless with their performance of virtuosic gems by Franz Liszt, in a concert designed for ages 10 and up.

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March 2018

Madama Butterfly

March 4 @ 3:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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A cast of internationally acclaimed performers, assembled from European and American opera houses, joins the orchestra to present this heart-rending story.

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Music at Noon

March 16 @ 12:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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Enjoy a little noon music, in this series featuring Drew students enrolled in private instruction courses.

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$10

24th Annual New Jersey Flute Choir Day: Blended Luminosity

March 18 @ 4:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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Each year, flutists of all ages gather at Drew for a day of classes culminating in a concert of ensemble works. The program is open to students as well as adults.

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Plays in Process

March 21 @ 6:30 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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New, student-written plays get their first public airings in this always-lively program.

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$25

Living Standards

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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Critically acclaimed drummer Karl Latham, legendary Grammy Award–winning bassist Mark Egan and internationally renowned guitarist Vic Juris explore iconic popular music standards from the 60s and 70s.

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Schubert & Beethoven

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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Join us for a program originally presented on March 14, 1824 in Vienna by violinist Ignaz Schuppanzigh.

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48th Annual Piano Competition

March 25 @ 2:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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Admire the artistry of serious, self-motivated student pianists, ages seven to 18, who are pursuing top-notch performing experience.

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April 2018

Music at Noon

April 6 @ 12:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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Enjoy a little noon music, in this series featuring Drew students enrolled in private instruction courses.

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Senior Recital: Ian Nadler, Baritone

April 7 @ 3:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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One sure sign of spring: music students, in their junior or senior years, performing a repertoire that represents the full range of their accomplishments in private instruction courses.

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John Cage: Sonatas and Interludes

April 11 @ 8:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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Enjoy a rare opportunity to hear this groundbreaking piece, performed on a tricked-out grand piano using a set of preparations approved by John Cage himself.

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Jill Spurr Titus Memorial Scholarship Recital

April 15 @ 7:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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Enjoy chamber music by this year’s Jill Spurr Titus Scholars, Drew student instrumentalists chosen for their talent and dedication to music performance.

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Chorale and Alta Voce Spring Concert

April 21 @ 8:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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Offering songs for spring are the student vocalists of Alta Voce, a new treble-voice ensemble for sopranos and altos, and Chorale, a mixed-voice chamber choir.

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Drew University Flute Ensemble

April 22 @ 3:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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This ensemble of flute players—students as well as community members—rehearses weekly and presents concerts on campus and in the community.

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Drew University Jazz Ensemble

April 22 @ 7:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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The jazz ensemble includes dedicated, experienced student musicians who focus on repertoire from the swing, bebop, and hard bop eras as well as the 21st century.

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Ubuntu Pan-African Choir Spring Concert

April 22 @ 7:00 pm
Seminary Hall – Craig Chapel

Enjoy sacred music from around the world and representing all cultures and languages, performed by a multi-ethnic, multicultural, 40-voice choir of Drew students, faculty and staff.

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Drew University Orchestra Concert

April 23 @ 8:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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The orchestra’s members are musicians from the community and Drew students from all majors and departments who share a common love of music.

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Drew University Composers Concert

April 24 @ 8:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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Hear original works composed by Drew students.

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Music at Noon

April 27 @ 12:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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Enjoy a little noon music, in this series featuring Drew students enrolled in private instruction courses.

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Classical Evolution

April 28 @ 8:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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This sublime program brings together three seminal chamber works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Carl Maria von Weber and Johannes Brahms.

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Discover the Joy of Corelli

April 29 @ 3:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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Come bask in the sunshine! One of the most joyous musical statements in the Baroque string repertoire is Arcangelo Corelli’s Concerto Grosso, Op. 6, No. 4.

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May 2018
$25

Mahler in Marseilles

May 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 orchestra continues its 48th season of music making, with a program that celebrates composer Gustav Mahler.

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Music Department Capstone Festival

May 6 @ 7:30 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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Graduating students who are majoring in music share excerpts from their senior capstone projects in music performance, scholarship, and composition.

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War and Peace

May 19 @ 8:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Soothe your spirit with a program juxtaposing Gabriel Fauré lovely and ethereal Requiem with Ralph Vaughan Williams’ powerful Dona Nobis Pacem.

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In London Town

May 20 @ 3:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Big Ben, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Piccadilly Circus—the vast horizons of London are captured by iconic 20th-century British composers.

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July 2018

Summer Music Institute 2018

July 26 - July 27

Explore ways of integrating music and liturgy in worship at this annual two-day event, designed for pastors, worship leaders, congregation members and musicians.

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