Season & Tickets

music : 2014-2015 season

Natalie Merchant

Saturday, March 7 at 7:30 pm

$55 - $75 Single Tickets / Enlow Recital Hall

Platinum recording artist and prolific songwriter, Natalie Merchant, rose to fame as lead singer of the folk-rock band 10,000 Maniacs and went on to a solo career which established her among the preeminent women in pop music with hits including Carnival and Wonder. Merchant's self-titled, self-produced, sixth studio album releases this month featuring 19th and 20th century poetry adapted to music augmented by strings, brass and woodwinds in sparse to lush arrangements.

Tomaseen Foley's "Irish Times"

Sunday, March 15 at 3 pm

$35 - $45 Single Tickets / Enlow Recital Hall

Master of the Irish narrative, Tomáseen Foley, and his ensemble of world-class Celtic musicians, traditional Irish dancers and singers from both sides of the Atlantic brings to exhilarating life, on stage, fiery music, stirring ballads, foot-stomping traditional dances, and, of course, stories.

Arco Ensemble "Under The Italian Sun"

Sunday, April 19 at 3 pm

$25 Single Tickets / Enlow Recital Hall

Arco Ensemble performs "Under the Italian Sun", a concert of string music from Italy. The vibrant young Canadian conductor, Jean-Marie Zeitouni, will lead Arco in Nino Rota's Concerto for String Orchestra, Verdi's String Quartet (version for string orchestra), and Respighi's Il Tramonto, featuring mezzo-soprano Abigail Fischer. The orchestra and guest performers will be available for questions and conversation at the reception following this engaging hour of music.

Ars Vitalis: The New Jersey New Music Forum

Thursday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m.

$25 Standard / Enlow Recital Hall

The best of contemporary chamber music by some of today's leading composers including a new work for guitarist Daniel Lippel by Princeton University's Dmitri Tymoczko. Featured performers and composers will be available for questions and conversation at the meet-and-greet reception following this exciting evening of music. Come experience the allure, the drama and the impact of the living art of music composition.

The Art of Two Piano Playing
Martha Marchena and Felix Spengler

Saturday, April 25 at 5 p.m.

$25 Standard / Enlow Recital Hall

MARTHA MARCHENA, Concert Pianist with Guest Concert Pianist FELIX SPENGLER

Featuring favorite piano duets by Mozart, Arensky, Gershwin, Piazzola and others.

Sandi Patty

Sunday, May 3 at 3 pm

$35 - $55 Single Tickets / Enlow Recital Hall

One of the most highly acclaimed performers of our time with five Grammy® Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, three platinum records, five gold records, and eleven million units sold, Sandi Patty is simply known as The Voice. While her thirty-year career is heavily rooted in the gospel music industry, Sandi has had the opportunity in more recent years to extend her career outside the genre with her debut full length symphonic pops album "Broadway Stories" released to rave reviews.

Past Concerts

Sutton Foster

Saturday, Sep. 27 at 7:30 pm ~ Opening Night

Sunday, Sep. 28 at 3 pm ~ Special Added Performance

$55 - $75 Single Tickets / Enlow Recital Hall

Two-time Tony® Award winner Sutton Foster performs an evening of Broadways showstoppers and cabaret-style ballads that showcase her powerful soprano, fantastic footwork and dazzling stage presence. Earning rave reviews and a 2014 Tony® nomination for her current run as the lead in the Broadway musical Violet, this vocal powerhouse has taken the musical theatre world by storm!

Street Corner Symphony

Sunday, October 5 at 3 pm

$25 - $35 Single Tickets / Enlow Recital Hall

Gaining international recognition as runners up on the NBC competition show The Sing-Off, Street Corner Symphony is an a cappella group based out of Nashville, Tennessee. Since their success on The Sing-Off, Street Corner Symphony has made their mark on the music world, recording albums and touring with Ben Folds. Their repertoire covers a wide range, from gospel and barbershop to rock and pop, appealing to audiences of all ages.

Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir

Saturday, October 11 at 7:30 p.m.

$35 Standard; $20 Senior, Student, Child / Wilkins Theatre

Direct from Dakar, Senegal! The Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir, a company of 15 singers and 4 traditional Senegalese Drummers, interpret gospel/Negro spirituals, traditional African songs, and the magnificent masses.

Barbara Cook

Sunday, October 19 at 3 p.m.

$35 Standard; $20 Senior, Student, Child / Wilkins Theatre

Considered "Broadway's favorite ingénue" during the heyday of the Broadway musical, Barbara Cook's silvery soprano, purity of tone, and warm presence have delighted audiences around the world for more than 50 years.

New Orleans Legends
Featuring: The Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Allen Toussaint

Saturday, October 25 at 7:30 pm

$35 - $45 Single Tickets / Enlow Recital Hall

"The best jazz band in the land" (San Francisco Examiner), Preservation Hall Jazz Band and New Orleans icon Allen Toussaint will join forces for the first time ever for an evening of legendary music making.

An Evening with Branford Marsalis
Featuring: The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia

Saturday, November 1 at 7:30 pm

$55 - $75 Single Tickets / Enlow Recital Hall

Renowned Grammy® Award–winning saxophonist and Tony® Award nominee composer Branford Marsalis joins the highly celebrated Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia in "Marsalis Well-Tempered", performing Baroque masterpieces by Albinoni, Bach, Handel, Vivaldi and others.

Bobby McFerrin

Saturday, November 8 at 7:30 p.m.

$35 Standard; $20 Senior, Student, Child / Wilkins Theatre

Ten-time Grammy Award-winner Bobby McFerrin has dazzled audiences all over the world, blurring the distinction between pop music and fine art, goofing around barefoot in the world's finest concert halls, exploring uncharted vocal territory, collaborating with artists from Yo-Yo Ma to Herbie Hancock.

Arco Ensemble conducted by Gerard Schwarz

Sunday, November 23 at 3 pm

$25 Single Tickets / Enlow Recital Hall

Gerard Schwarz, internationally renowned Music Director of public television's All-Star Orchestra, will conduct Arco Ensemble in masterpieces for string orchestra. The program will include Grieg's Holberg Suite, Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings, and Maestro Schwarz's own arrangement of the String Sextet from Richard Strauss's opera Capriccio. This exciting hour of music will be followed by refreshments and lively discussion with Maestro Schwarz and the musicians of Arco.

Vienna Boys Choir

Saturday, December 6 at 7:30 pm

$35 - $55 Single Tickets / Enlow Recital Hall

Over the past six centuries, the famed Vienna Boys Choir has delighted music- lovers across the globe with their purity of tone, distinctive charm and diverse, crowd pleasing repertoire. Christmas In Vienna encompasses Austrian folk songs and waltzes, classical masterpieces, and, of course, beloved holiday favorites.

Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra

Friday, January 9 at 7:30 p.m.

$35 Standard; $20 Senior, Student, Child / Wilkins Theatre

New Zealand's "hottest musical/comedy ensemble" is an infectious group of 12 dynamic performers rocking the four-string with a charming swagger and delicious style performing harmonious and hilarious renditions of modern and traditional tunes.

Zap Mama & Antibalas

Saturday, January 31 at 7:30 p.m.

$35 Standard; $20 Senior, Student, Child / Wilkins Theatre

From Belgium and Congo, Zap Mama seamlessly blends African, European and American musical styles into eclectic arrangements of modern sound. Expanding upon American Soul, Jazz, Afro-beat and Pop-world music Marie creates a genre that connects the citizens of the world.
Antibalas weaves a fascinating tapestry of Latin, jazz, funk, reggae and soul into kinetic performances featuring dazzling horn lines and gutsy guitar.

Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México

Sunday, February 8 at 3 p.m.

$35 Standard; $20 Senior, Student, Child / Wilkins Theatre

Direct from México City, Conductor Enrique Batiz leads the orchestra in a program featuring Manuel de Falla's Noches en los Jardines de Espana with Piano Soloist Irina Chistiakova, Manuel Ponce's guitar concerto Southern with Guitar Soloist Alfonzo Moreno and Johannes Brahms' Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90 with Violin Soloist Dalia Kuznecovaite.

Tango Buenos Aires

Sunday, February 15 at 3 pm

$35 - $45 Single Tickets / Enlow Recital Hall

One of Argentina's great cultural exports, Tango Buenos Aires is known throughout the Americas, Europe and the Far East as the most authentic and uncompromising representative of the Tango. "Song of Eva Perón" is a Tango dance and music presentation inspired by the most important feminine character in Argentinian history, Eva Perón. Tracing her epic life – from her ascent to fame in the 1930s to her death in 1952 – this is a sparkling and poignant spectacle that is not to be missed.