Music Department Events

  • WP Music presents
    University Symphony Concert

    Nov 13, 2019, 8:00 PM to Nov 13, 2019, 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    This concert will feature:
    Star Spangled Banner
    Capriccio Espagnol - Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov
    Symphony No. 7 - Ludwig van Beethoven


    Dr. Joshua Bavaro,
    Director, University Symphony
    Admission:  Free!

     

  • Jazz Room Series presents
    New York Voices
    w/WP Jazz Orchestra dir. by David Demsey

    Nov 17, 2019, 4:00 PM to Nov 17, 2019, 4:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    The multi-talented New York Voices are one of today’s premiere jazz vocal groups, celebrating their 30th year, with styles ranging from doo-wop to swing to modern jazz.  This exciting concert will feature the Voices foursome (Kim Nazarian, Darmon Meader, Lauren Kinhan and Peter Eldridge) in collaboration with the talented students of William Paterson’s 18-piece Jazz Orchestra, with exciting performances of NY Voices’ lead arranger Meader’s great arrangements of standards and big band hits. 

    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.

    New York Voices


     

  • WP New Music Series
    WP New Music and Percussion Ensembles

    Nov 18, 2019, 7:00 PM to Nov 18, 2019, 7:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Admission:  Free!


     

  • WP Voice presents
    Opera Scenes

    Nov 22, 2019, 7:30 PM to Nov 22, 2019, 7:30 PM
    Location: Shea Recital Hall 101

    WP opera students present scenes from various operatic works with piano, led by WP professors Christopher Dylan Herbert and Lois Buesser.

    Admission:  Free!


     

  • WP Voice presents
    Opera Scenes

    Nov 23, 2019, 7:30 PM to Nov 23, 2019, 7:30 PM
    Location: Shea Recital Hall 101

    WP opera students present scenes from various operatic works with piano, led by WP professors Christopher Dylan Herbert and Lois Buesser.

    Admission:  Free!


     

  • Jazz Room Series presents
    Daisy Castro Quartet

    Nov 24, 2019, 4:00 PM to Nov 24, 2019, 4:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    The young violinist Daisy Castro has grown to become a major part of gypsy jazz music worldwide, including appearances at Django Reinhardt celebrations in New York, across the US and Europe.  Daisy began violin studies in the usual way with Suzuki and school orchestras, but fell in love with gypsy jazz on a France visit with her parents.  Her debut CD, Gypsy Moth was released at age 13, and she has been appearing on the world’s stages since then, appearing with violinist Mark O’Connor, guitarist Howard Alden, and many more.  Her high-energy gypsy swing will certainly make a wonderful impression in her first Jazz Room performance.

    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.

    Daisy Castro


     

  • WP Voice Master Class
    Nov 25, 2019, 7:00 PM to Nov 25, 2019, 7:00 PM
    Location: Shea Recital Hall 101

    WP Voice professors work with WP Voice students in a public master class focusing on vocal technique, arias, art songs, and stagecraft

    Admission:  Free!


     

  • WP Voice presents
    Song Evening

    Nov 26, 2019, 7:00 PM to Nov 26, 2019, 7:00 PM
    Location: Shea Recital Hall 101

    WP voice students in their second, third, and fourth years of study present an evening of art songs focused on a specific theme. Professors Warren Helms and June Marano-Murray lead the evening from the piano. 

    Admission:  Free!


     

  • WP Voice presents
    Winter Choral Concert

    Dec 06, 2019, 7:30 PM to Dec 06, 2019, 7:30 PM
    Location: Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Wayne, NJ

    Led by Dr. Lauren Fowler-Calisto, WP Concert Choir and Chamber Choir present  a program featuring internationally renowned composer, Tarik O'Regan's Magnificat and Classic Winter Carols with Warren Helms, organist.

    Admission: Free!


     

  • WP New Music Series
    WP New Music and Percussion Ensembles

    Dec 09, 2019, 7:00 PM to Dec 09, 2019, 7:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Admission:  Free!


     

  • WP Music presents
    Concert Band

    Dec 12, 2019, 8:00 PM to Dec 12, 2019, 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Admission:  Free!


     

  • Jazz Room Series & WP Presents! present
    John Pizzarelli and Catherine Russell:
    Nat King Cole and The Ladies of Song

    Dec 15, 2019, 4:00 PM to Dec 15, 2019, 4:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    With the inspiration that Nat King Cole’s TV show brought to the American public which included so many amazingly talented singers such as Dinah Washington, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Carmen McRae and many others, John Pizzarelli and Catherine Russell pay homage to Nat King Cole and these iconic singers. This new show is timely for John Pizzarelli who recently released a Nat King Cole tribute album. He also shares a deep connection to William Paterson with his father and historic jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli. Catherine Russell returns by popular demand. Together, they bring Nat King Cole’s most memorable hits such as Route 66, Straighten Up and Fly Right, and Paper Moon along with the timeless works from Billie Holiday and the Ladies of Song.

    Admission: $45 Orchestra • $40 Loge • $10 WP students*
    *20% off for WP employees, alumni, and senior citizens by calling (973-720-2371) or visiting the box office in Shea Center lobby.

    John Pizzarelli
    Catherine Russell