Drew Forum 2016–2017 Season

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

Note: The Earl Monroe event originally scheduled for March 14 at The Concert Hall has been rescheduled to March 28 at Crawford Hall. Start time is still 8 p.m.

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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March 2017
$5; $10

23rd Annual New Jersey Flute Choir Day: Swinging Virtuosity

March 26 @ 4:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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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. Open to elementary, middle, high school and college students as well as adults, the program is coached by members of UpTown Flutes and special guests.

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$20

Concert and Workshop on Low Flutes

March 27 @ 3:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Peter Sheridan, low flutes specialist, will give a concert and workshop on low flutes (alto flute, bass flute, contrabass flute and sub-contrabass flute).

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Free

Kinnara Ensemble: Provenance

March 31 @ 8:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Singers from around the country spend one week in residency with this Princeton-based professional choir preparing for each concert series. Enjoy some of the nation’s best voices singing Poulenc’s Chansons Françaises and other Kinnara favorites.

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April 2017

Songs for Smiles Benefit Concert

April 1 @ 7:30 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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This evening of musical variety entertainment, benefiting the
pediatric cancer unit at Goryeb
Children’s Hospital in Morristown,
is a civic engagement capstone project of Brianna Donofrio, pianist and Drew Civic Scholar. She and
fellow student musicians present solo and ensemble performances.

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Music Department Capstone Festival

April 2 @ 7:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Graduating students who are majoring in music share excerpts from their senior capstone projects—in music performance, scholarship and composition—with fellow students, families, friends and the general public.

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Free

Music at Noon

April 7 @ 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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Annual Irish Music Concert: Mick Moloney and Friends

April 7 @ 8:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Join Mick Moloney, one of the world’s leading scholars of Irish-American music—and lauded singer and musician with more than 60 albums to his credit—along with a former member of the Irish folk group The Johnsons and a founder of the Green Fields of America ensemble.

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Free

Senior Recital: Suzanne Sawyer C’17, Soprano

April 8 @ 3:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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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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Free

Jamfest: A Cappella Concert

April 8 @ 8:00 pm

Catch some a cappella sounds, with performances by our own student groups: 36 Madison Avenue, All of the Above and On a Different Note.

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Free

A Symposium on Poetic Histories

April 9 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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A Discussion on Documentary Expression in Contemporary Art Presented and generously funded by: The Andrew W. Mellon Arts and the Common Good Grant and the Drew University Music Department Drew Artist in Residence, composer Julia Wolfe, welcomes her artist-colleagues Beryl Korot (early pioneer in video art), Suzanne Bocanegra (performance/installation artist) and R. Luke DuBois (conceptual composer/new media artist) to join her in a discussion on documentary expression in contemporary art. These renowned artists draw from real-life events, different communities, and…

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Free

Jill Spurr Titus Memorial Scholarship Recital

April 9 @ 7:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Enjoy chamber music by this year’s Jill Spurr Titus Scholars. These Drew student instrumentalists are chosen for their skill, talent and dedication to performing music.

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Free

Music at Noon

April 21 @ 12:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Enjoy a little noon music in this series featuring Drew students enrolled in private instruction courses.

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Free

Drew University Chamber Orchestra

April 21 @ 8:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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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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$5

Drew University Chorale and Choral Union

April 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 Chorale, Drew’s select student choir, and the Choral Union, Drew’s choir of student, faculty, staff and community singers, join forces for a spring concert, featuring a program of spirituals as well as choruses from operas and musicals.

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Free

Drew University Flute Ensemble

April 23 @ 3:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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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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Free

Drew University Jazz Ensemble

April 23 @ 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 includes dedicated and 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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Free

Steel Hammer: An Inside Look

April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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This lecture demonstration with Julia Wolfe and the Bang on a Can All-Stars focuses on the making of Steel Hammer, previewing the composition’s April 26 performance.

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Free

Julia Wolfe: Steel Hammer

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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Julia Wolfe, the 2017 Mellon Artist-in-Residence at Drew, is a 2016 MacArthur Fellow, a 2015 Pulitzer Prize winner in music and a co-founder of the experimental music organization Bang on a Can. Steel Hammer reflects her love for the legends and music of Appalachia, culling from musical and oral traditions of the region.

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Free

Senior Recital: Brianna Donofrio C’17, Piano

April 28 @ 7:30 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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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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Return to Mozart

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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Pre-concert conversations with the artists at 7:15 p.m. Throughout history, people at life’s critical junctures have turned to the music of Mozart for sustenance and tranquility. This riveting listening experience mirrors life itself— the turbulence of Shostakovich and bracing ferocity of Bartók, culminating in the ideal peace that only Mozart can supply. Bartók: Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano, Sz. 111, BB 116 Shostakovich: Trio for Piano, Violin, and Cello No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67 Mozart: Quintet for…

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$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
$15–25

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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$15–$76

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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