Music

  • WP New Music and Percussion Ensembles
    Oct 30, 2017 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    WP New Music Series
    WP New Music and Percussion Ensembles

    Program TBA

    Admission:  Free!


     

  • William Paterson University Symphony
    Nov 01, 2017 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    University Music
    William Paterson University Symphony
    Conducted by Sandra Dackow

    Fall Classics

    Admission:  Free!

    Sandra Dackow


     

  • ARTISTS 4 PEACE: Be The Change Tour
    Nov 02, 2017 @ 12:30 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    The Ganda Boys and Yael Deckelbaum with Kristen Hoffmann

    One United Movement, through music and enlightened words, sharing a universal message of non-violence

    On a mission for peace, The Ganda Boys deliver lively performances that both energize and connect fans through the power of love. Their music, as heard on “The Forgotten People,” addresses the unprecedented flow of over 60 million displaced people from troubled countries around the world. By their side is Yael Deckelbaum, an award-winning Israeli/Canadian singer-songwriter and activist (similar to Joan Baez), whose music carries a message of hope. Her song “Prayer of The Mothers” was the anthem for Women Wage Peace, a movement of Palestinian and Israeli women advocating for a two-state solution. They are joined by American singer-songwriter Kristin Hoffmann, in hopes of making the world a better place.

    Admission:  $10 General Admission for schools.
    Please call the University Performing Arts office at 973.720.3178 for ticket reservations and information.

    The Ganda Boys
    Yael Deckelbaum
    Kristen Hoffmann


     

  • ARTISTS 4 PEACE: Be The Change Tour
    Nov 02, 2017 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    The Ganda Boys and Yael Deckelbaum with Kristen Hoffmann

    One United Movement, through music and enlightened words, sharing a universal message of non-violence

    On a mission for peace, The Ganda Boys deliver lively performances that both energize and connect fans through the power of love. Their music, as heard on “The Forgotten People,” addresses the unprecedented flow of over 60 million displaced people from troubled countries around the world. By their side is Yael Deckelbaum, an award-winning Israeli/Canadian singer-songwriter and activist (similar to Joan Baez), whose music carries a message of hope. Her song “Prayer of The Mothers” was the anthem for Women Wage Peace, a movement of Palestinian and Israeli women advocating for a two-state solution. They are joined by American singer-songwriter Kristin Hoffmann, in hopes of making the world a better place.

    Admission: Orchestra $25.00 • Loge $20.00

    The Ganda Boys
    Yael Deckelbaum
    Kristen Hoffmann


     

  • WP Arrangers 40th Anniversary Tribute:
    WP Jazz Orchestra with special guests
    perform works by faculty composers

    Nov 05, 2017 @ 4:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    The faculty and students of the William Paterson jazz studies program celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Jazz Room Series, the longest-running campus-based jazz concert series in the nation.  The 18-piece WP Jazz Orchestra will be featured, performing compositions featuring WP current and former faculty composers Rufus Reid, Cecil Bridgewater, Jim McNeely, Pete McGuinness, Bill Mobley, and founding director Thad Jones.

    3:00 p.m. Sittin’ In Meet-the-Artist Session in Shea Recital Hall 101

    Admission: $15 General Public • $12 WP faculty, staff, alumni, and senior citizens • $8 non-William Paterson students
    Please note: $3 additional charge on show day per ticket
    WP students are admitted free with ID.


     

  • WP Brass Ensembles
    Nov 08, 2017 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    University Music
    WP Brass Ensembles

    The WP Brass Ensembles and other chamber ensembles perform the works of Frackenpohl, Bach, Ewald, Palestrina, Sousa, Gabrielli, Calvert, and Gershwin.

    Admission:  Free!


     

  • Opera Workshop Performance
    Nov 09, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
    Location: Shea Recital Hall 101

    University Music
    Opera Workshop Performance

    Led by Christopher Herbert and Lois Buesser

    Students perform Hans Krása's Brundibar and scenes from Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro.

    There is an additional performance at 7:30pm on Nov. 10, 2017.

    Admission: Free!


     

  • Opera Workshop Performance
    Nov 10, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
    Location: Shea Recital Hall 101

    University Music
    Opera Workshop Performance

    Led by Christopher Herbert and Lois Buesser

    Students perform Hans Krása's Brundibar and scenes from Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro.

    Admission: Free!


     

  • Barry Harris Quartet
    with saxophonist Larry McKenna

    Nov 12, 2017 @ 4:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    87-year-old Barry Harris is truly one of the living legends of the jazz piano – and a great teacher of the bebop language. Dr. Harris is an exponent of the classic jazz style that was developed by Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, and other greats. His 40 plus years of excellence in the field of music will be on full display at the Shea Center.

    3:00 p.m. Sittin’ In Meet-the-Artist Session in Shea Recital Hall 101

    Admission: $15 General Public • $12 WP faculty, staff, alumni, and senior citizens • $8 non-William Paterson students
    Please note: $3 additional charge on show day per ticket
    WP students are admitted free with ID.

    Barry Harris
    Larry McKenna on the Jazz Sanctuary


     

  • Vocal Area Song Evening
    Nov 13, 2017 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Shea Recital Hall 101

    University Music
    Vocal Area Song Evening

    Led by Warren Helms

    Voice students perform selections of English-language art songs and arias

    Admission:  Free!


     

  • Vocal Area Song Evening
    Nov 14, 2017 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Shea Recital Hall 101

    University Music
    Vocal Area Song Evening

    Led by June Marano-Murray

    Voice students perform selections of English-language art songs and arias.

    Admission:  Free!


     

  • Dr. Jeffrey Kresky Retirement Concert
    Nov 27, 2017 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    WP New Music Series
    Dr. Jeffrey Kresky Retirement Concert

    This concert will feature the music of longtime WP music faculty Dr. Jeffrey Kresky, performed by the New Jersey Percussion Ensemble and guests, in celebration of Kresky’s 44 years of service to William Paterson University.

    Admission:  Free!

    Jeffrey Kresky


     

  • The Moscow Ballet presents
    The Great Russian Nutcracker

    Nov 30, 2017 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    25th Anniversary Season

    See the one and only Moscow Ballet’s The Great Russian Nutcracker when it returns to the Shea Center for the 25th anniversary season tour. All ages are invited to celebrate the magic of the holidays with Moscow Ballet’s exquisite Russian dancers, gorgeous costumes, and spectacular scenic design created by Carl Sprague (concept designer of the Oscar-winning film La La Land).  The Great Russian Nutcracker is an American holiday tradition not to be missed.

    Admission: $65.00 Gold Circle •  $55.00 Rear Orchestra/Front Loge • $45.00 Rear Loge
    Premium packages are available by calling the box office.

    The Great Russian Nutcracker


     

  • Glen Burtnik’s The Summer of Love Concert
    Dec 02, 2017 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the “Summer of Love” 1967 & Christmas

    The Summer of Love Concert makes its return to the Shea Center, recreating the songs and psychedelically-flavored spirit of the Woodstock generation. Join us as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the “Summer of Love” 1967 with all your favorite music by The Doors, The Beatles, Joplin, Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane, Joe Cocker, Otis Redding, and more! The concert will give a nod to the holiday season with music from Phil Spector’s iconic Christmas album.

    Admission: Orchestra $38.00 •  Loge $33.00

    Summer Of Love Concert


     

  • Horacee Arnold Trio
    with bassist Buster Williams

    Dec 03, 2017 @ 4:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Drummer Horacee Arnold is one of the senior-most members of the WP jazz faculty. He was brought to New York by legendary Max Roach, landing a spot in the Bud Powell Trio and composing for the Alvin Alley Dance Company. Arnold went on to become an original member of Chick Corea’s Return to Forever and an influential teacher. He is joined by bassist Buster Williams, a veteran of Herbie Hancock’s Mwandishi Quartet.

    3:00 p.m. Sittin’ In Meet-the-Artist Session in Shea Recital Hall 101

    Admission: $15 General Public • $12 WP faculty, staff, alumni, and senior citizens • $8 non-William Paterson students
    Please note: $3 additional charge on show day per ticket
    WP students are admitted free with ID.

    Horacee Arnold
    Buster Williams on Facebook


     

  • Winter Choral Concert
    Dec 05, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
    Location: Immaculate Heart of Mary, Roman Catholic Churge in Wayne, NJ

    Winter Choral Concert featuring WPU Choirs and Warren Helms, Organ


     

  • WP Wind Ensemble
    Dec 07, 2017 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    University Music
    WP Wind Ensemble
    Conducted by Dr. J. Craig Davis

    The WP Ensemble will perform the works of Larry Daehn, Vaclav Nelhybel, Percy Grainger, and Alfred Reed.

    Admission:  Free!

    Dr. J. Craig Davis


     

  • The Doo Wop Project
    Dec 08, 2017 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Jersey Boys and Motown the Musical may have closed on Broadway, but you can still the catch the former stars of those shows onstage at the Shea Center. The Doo Wop Project brings unparalleled authenticity of sound and vocal excellence to recreate some of the greatest music in American pop and rock history. From Bop to Pop, you will journey through the evolution of music from groups like the Crests, Belmonts, and Flamingos, through Smokey Robinson, the Temptations, and the Four Seasons, all the way to Michael Jackson and Amy Winehouse.

    Admission: Orchestra $33.00 • Loge $27.00

    The Doo Wop Project


     

  • Jazz Room Holiday Celebration
    with WP Jazz Orchestra and Guests

    Dec 09, 2017 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    A William Paterson tradition returns as WP students and faculty celebrate the holiday season in jazz. The WP Jazz Orchestra will perform several movements from the legendary Duke Ellington-Billy Strayhorn version of the Nutcracker Suite, and will accompany some of the jazz studies program’s most stellar vocal and instrumental soloists in holiday arrangements from the repertoire of Ella Fitzgerald, Clark Terry and the New York Voices’ Darmon Meader.

    Admission: $15 General Public • $12 WP faculty, staff, alumni, and senior citizens • $8 non-William Paterson students
    Please note: $3 additional charge on show day per ticket
    WP students are admitted free with ID.


     

  • James D’Amico Productions presents
    Get The Led Out
    The American Led Zeppelin

    Dec 16, 2017 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, Get The Led Out captures the essence of Led Zeppelin music. The band focuses on the early years and deeper cuts of “The Mighty Zep” with a passion and fury that makes a truly awe-inspiring performance. No wigs or fake English accents, the band simply delivers an honest, heart-thumping Zeppelin concert!

    Admission: $45.00 Orchestra • $40.00 Loge

    Get The Led Out

    GTLO 1 from GTLO Productions on Vimeo.


     

  • Food for Thought presents
    Jen Chapin Band

    Feb 23, 2018 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Jen Chapin's music reflects a diversity of experience, and an ongoing passion to learn more about the world, and its emerging pathways to greater social justice.

    Her selections will reflect her activism and involvement with global access to food.

    Admission:  $25.00

    Jen Chapin


     

  • Victor Wooten Trio
    Apr 05, 2018 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Five time Grammy Award winning musician Victor Wooten has been called the most influential bassist since Jaco Pastorius. Wooten was named Bass Player of the Year three times in a row by Bass Player magazine and the first person to win the award more than once. In 2011, he was ranked #10 in the “Top Ten Bassists of All Time” by Rolling Stone. He is a master innovator of the bass guitar, gifted composer, arranger, producer, vocalist, multi instrumentalist and founding member of Béla Fleck & The Flecktones. His legendary live shows continues the tradition of funkified virtuosity forged by James Brown, Funkadelic and Prince.

    Admission: TBA • Please call the box office at 973-720-2371 for ticket information and reservations

    Victor Wooten


     

  • David Bromberg Big Band
    Apr 07, 2018 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    For Americana godfather David Bromberg, it’s all about the blues! His incredible musical journey spans over 50 years, and includes adventures with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jerry Garcia, and music and life lessons from seminal blues guitarist Reverend Gary Davis, who claimed the young Bromberg as a son. A musician’s musician, Bromberg’s mastery of several stringed instruments (guitar, fiddle, Dobro, mandolin), and multiple styles is legendary, leading Dr. John to declare him an American icon.

    Admission: TBA • Please call the box office at 973-720-2371 for ticket information and reservations

    David Bromberg


     

  • Dido and Aeneas
    Apr 13, 2018 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    University Music
    Dido and Aeneas 
    by Henry Purcell

    Students of Opera Workshop and Chamber Singers perform a fully-staged production of Purcell's masterpiece about love and war.

    There is an additional performance of this event at 8:00pm on April 14, 2018.

    Admission:  TBD


     

  • Dido and Aeneas
    Apr 14, 2018 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    University Music
    Dido and Aeneas 
    by Henry Purcell

    Students of Opera Workshop and Chamber Singers perform a fully-staged production of Purcell's masterpiece about love and war.

    Admission:  TBD