Beethoven and New Jersey Symphony come to NJCU on Saturday


originally published: 04/22/2022

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) — The Department of Music, Dance and Theater Caroline L. Guarini at New Jersey City University (NJCU), in conjunction with the New Jersey Symphony, will present Symphony No. 9 in D minor by Ludwig van Beethoven, this Saturday April 23 at 7:30 p.m. The show will take place at the Margaret Williams Theater located inside NJCU’s Hepburn Hall, 2039 Kennedy Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ

This powerful music, featuring “Ode to Joy,” will be performed by an orchestra of students, alumni, faculty and members of the New Jersey Symphony. The choral finale will feature the NJCU Concert Chorale and the Oratorio Choir of West Side Presbyterian Church in Ridgewood, NJ

The show will be led by Dr. Robert Prowse, Coordinator of Choral Studies at NJCU. The program will also feature excerpts from Randall Thompson The Kingdom of Peace, led by Deborah Holden-Holloway, music minister of the West Side Presbyterian Church.

Dr Prowse said: “It took two years, involving the whole community and beyond, and the production has an incredible message for our times.”

Tickets are available for general admission of $20, $15 for seniors and $5 for students. All tickets for the show must be purchased in advance. Click here to buy tickets online.

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All attendees must adhere to NJCU Theater’s COVID-19 protocols.

The NJCU Center for the Arts brings together the University’s cultural offerings under one creative umbrella. With New York City just across the river, the NJCU Center for the Arts is New Jersey’s cultural hub, hosting visiting artists and speakers in the performing, visual, film, and literary arts, as well as student presentations. The history of our ongoing arts program has been rooted in both sharing the resources of our faculty who work artists in their respective disciplines with our community, as well as contributing international, national, regional and locals across a wide range of genres, to bring their global perspectives to our Centre. We strive to present inspiring and challenging artistic experiences that foster dialogue between generations, support diversity, and address our place in the world.

City University of New Jersey is an institution of higher education with a bold goal: the development of our students, our city, our communities, our state and the world beyond. We are a force for change for our students and their families. Whether our students are enrolled in one of our 50 undergraduate programs, 30 graduate programs or three doctoral programs at our three locations – our main campus in Jersey City, our business school located in the heart of the financial district from Jersey City or our newest location at NJCU @ Fort Monmouth, which expands bachelor’s and master’s degree offerings along the Jersey Shore, NJCU offers an affordable, diverse environment and an exceptionally supportive faculty, which prepares them for to be critical thinkers in a global landscape.

We are also changing the game for our city, our communities and our state. As an anchor educational institution in Jersey City, we have established partnerships to ensure that the region’s growth directly benefits our students and community members. We seek to improve the lives of everyone in the Garden State, whether it’s creating a home for the arts, providing educational programs for K-12 students, offering bachelor’s degrees in partnership with community colleges or to provide professional development opportunities for adults.

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