Music Department Concerts and Events

  • The WP Chamber Wind Ensemble & WP Community Symphony Orchestra Perform at Carnegie Hall as part of DCINY‚Äôs Windsongs
    Apr 28, 2024 @ 2:00 PM
    Location: Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage

    The program features “Danse Bachanale” from Samson et Delilah by Camille Saint-Saens and

    Feurfest by Josef Strauss for orchestra, and Four Dances from WEST SIDE STORY by Leonard Bernstein, arr. by Ian Polster and Fanfarria (2018) for Wind Ensemble by Giovanni Santos 

    Tickets range from $23 to $109.  

    Info & tickets available here: https://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2024/04/28/DCINYs-Windsongs-0200PM  

     Friends and Family Bus To Carnegie Hall 

    Friends and family are not only invited to attend the concert, but also to enjoy a day out in New York City, using university-provided transportation which will depart WP’s campus the morning of the concert, and return in the evening, following the concert. Details regarding the time of departure and return will be confirmed by April 15th communicated via email. Departure will be no earlier than 8:00 AM and return no later than 6:30 PM. There is no fee to use the bus, but registration is required, along with proof of purchase of tickets for the 2:00 concert. 

    Link to RSVP Friends and Family Bus is here: https://wpunj.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6XrWSd8M1gBIub4  


     

  • Wingspan: Reunion Concert
    Apr 28, 2024 @ 3:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center Auditorium

    This important event brings together again the members of the landmark, critically acclaimed Wingspan sextet that was led by the late great pianist Mulgrew Miller.  This band was perhaps Miller’s great “voice,” in terms of the showcase of his compositions, and his long collaboration with the world-renowned players appearing on this concert.  Wingspan was called “dependably hard-charging” by The New Yorker, and that energy is apparent in all their performances.  The ensemble has previously come together at Jazz at Lincoln Center with great critical acclaim, and this concert also promises to be thrilling.  Reuniting will be vibraphonist Steve Nelson, trumpeter Duane Eubanks, saxophonist Steve Wilson, bassist Nat Reeves, and drummer Carl Allen.  Pianist Danny Grissett will perform as the group’s pianist. 

    Admission: Public $15 • WP community and senior citizens $12 • Non-William Paterson students $8 • WP students admitted free with ID (1 ticket per student) at Box Office on day of show. Tickets are an additional $5 on show day.


     

  • WP Choirs Concert
    May 03, 2024 @ 7:30 PM
    Location:

    WP Concert Choir and WP Chamber Choir


     

  • Martin Wind All-Star Quartet, with Scott Robinson, Jim McNeely, and Matt Wilson
    May 05, 2024 @ 3:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center Auditorium

    This all-star foursome brings worlds of experience to our stage.  Multi-instrumentalist Scott Robinson is a true virtuoso on everything from all saxophones, to trumpet and cornet, to such unusual creatures as the Theremin.  Pianist Jim McNeely spent many years with Stan Getz, and as a member of the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra; he is one of the most influential arrangers today, and conducts worldwide.  Bassist Martin Wind is a busy jazz musician, has appeared on numerous movie soundtracks, and was one of the three finalists in the Thelonious Monk Bass Competition. Drummer Matt Wilson is an inventive and often humorous composer and bandleader, a virtuosic drummer, and appears in a wide variety of musical surroundings.  Together, these four create a blend of their commanding playing and their wonderful compositions that will close the Jazz Room Series out with a memorable musical event. 

    Admission: Public $15 • WP community and senior citizens $12 • Non-William Paterson students $8 • WP students admitted free with ID (1 ticket per student) at Box Office on day of show. Tickets are an additional $5 on show day.


     

  • WP New Music Ensemble
    May 06, 2024 @ 7:30 PM
    Location: Shea Recital Hall 101

    WP New Music Series

    WP New Music Ensemble

    The WP New Music Ensemble and faculty present compositions of faculty, students and alumni, celebrating the long-standing new music tradition at William Paterson University.


     

  • Piano Night: Romanticism and the 20th Century
    May 08, 2024 @ 7:30 PM
    Location: Shea Recital Hall 101

    WP Pianists present compositions of the Romantic and early 20th Century, featuring compositions of Margaret Bonds, Lili Boulanger, Cécile Chaminade, as well as repertory favorites of Brahms, Chopin, Liszt and more.


     

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