WP Voice presents a reading of Clint Edwards' new musical, Whitman's War, performed by WP students and faculty.
Iktus Duo (flute and percussion) is an ensemble based in New York City that specializes in commissioning, promotion, and educational outreach of new music.
The WP New Music and Percussion Ensembles combine for an epic performance of Robert Morris’s Oracles.
Please note: the rain date/time will be Saturday, September 20, 1:00 p.m.
WP jazz faculty member Pete McGuinness leads a 16-piece big band in a public premiere of McGuinness’s new compositions and arrangements. This rare and exciting concert will be a run-up to the group’s recording session for McGuinness’s new CD project, featuring performances of his new works.
This performance will feature over thirty, one-minute world premiere pieces for unaccompanied chorus, including the works of four WP composers.
This duo features WP music faculty member and bass trombonist Tim Newman, who is a veteran of the Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra and tours with They Might Be Giants, paired with WP jazz alumnus and newly arrived WP adjunct faculty David DeMotta. The relationship of these two top-level jazz performers and scholars began as student-teacher mentorship and evolved into performing colleagues, showcased on this invigorating concert.
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WP music faculty member Payton MacDonald, along with Ina Filip and Shawn Mativetsky, bring their extensive knowledge and remarkable playing of Dhrupad, a 700-year-old tradition of Indian classical music that is noted for its majestic and meditative quality.
WP music faculty members Joseph Kimura and Carl Boleia will perform a program inspired by dance, including Chopin’s Op. 3and Introductionand Polonaise Brillante, Stravinksy's Suite Italienne, and solo piano music by American composer, William Bolcom, in celebration of his 80thbirthday.
The ensembles, along with alumni and other area professionals, will present a program of 20thCentury classics and world premieres.
WP music alumnus Matthew Pidi and Matthew Kaplan perform music for classical guitar from the Renaissance through the 20th Century.
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WP Opera presents students in captivating and delightful scenes from diverse opera and musical theatre works.
The New Jersey Percussion Ensemble has been on the forefront of the percussive arts since 1968. A new documentary film by Payton MacDonald chronicles the development of the ensemble, with extensive interview footage from members of the group, as well as founder Ray DesRoches, composers Charles Wuorinen, Robert Pollock, David Saperstein, and many others. The film also includes historical footage and new performances.
Screenings on November 19, 2018 at 7:00pm and 9:00pm
The ensembles will perform a program of 20thCentury classics and world premieres.
The concert will feature the J.S. Bach cantata, Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir, BWV 131,in addition to seasonal choral favorites.
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Wayne, New Jersey 07470