DeBaun Center presents: Performing Arts Spring Concerts

4/13/2011

Hoboken, NJ- For the end of the 2010–2011 Music Series, DeBaun Center for Performing Arts is proud to present the Spring Concerts of the Performing Arts Groups within the Stevens Music Program: Stevens Choir, Stevens Orchestra, Stevens Jazz Band and Stevens Concert Band. The Stevens Choir Spring Concert will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 8 p.m. The Stevens Orchestra

Spring Concert will be held on Sunday, April 17, 2011 at 8 p.m. The Stevens Concert Band Spring Concert will be held on Saturday,April 30, 2011 at 8 p.m. All of these concerts will be held in DeBaun Auditorium, Edwin A. Stevens Hall, 5th and Hudson Sts.,The Stevens Jazz Band Spring Concert will be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 7 p.m. in the Bissinger Room, 4th Floor of the Wesley J. Howe Center, on the campus of Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ.

The Stevens Choir Spring Concert, directed by Bethany Reeves, is entitled “The Animal Kingdom.” The concert, will feature music stemming from animals, such as The Lion King, "Animal Crackers," "The Silver Swan," Into the Woods, and "The Jabberwocky."The Stevens Orchestra Spring Concert, under the direction of Beth Cohen, will feature music from The Barber of Seville, Carmen,Bach, and a Beethoven Piano Concerto.

The Stevens Jazz Band, under the direction of Gerald Ficeto, will perform a mixture of classics, both old and new, featuring the music of Sonny Rollins, Ella Fitzgerald, George and Ira Gershwin, Billie Holiday, Hoagie Carmichael, Lee Morgan, Bill Finegan, Louis Prima,Hanna Barbera and Seth MacFarlane. Also, there will be a special presentation of an exciting world premiere of a student composition, written by Victoria O'Connor and orchestrated by Nicholas Catania.

The Stevens Concert Band Spring Concert, conducted by Gerald Ficeto, is entitled "Classics to Broadway," and will feature performances by the Stevens Brass Ensemble, Stevens Woodwind Ensemble and Stevens Flute Ensemble. The Concert Band will present classic band and chamber music by Mozart, Handel, Grundman, Holst, Schonberg, Lloyd Weber, Debussy, Lecuona, and Schwartz. There will also be a special presentation of a world premiere student orchestration by Taylore Anne Fowler. Tickets for the Choir, Jazz Band and Concert Band concerts are $7 for general admission; tickets for the Orchestra concert are $5 for general admission. Tickets may be purchased online at www.DeBaun.org/Tickets and will be available for purchase at the Box
Office.

For more information about the concerts, please call 201‐216‐8933, email Center@DeBaun.org or visit www.DeBaun.org.

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Based in Hoboken, N.J. and with a location in Washington, D.C., Stevens offers baccalaureate, master’s, certificates and doctoral degrees in engineering, the sciences and management, in addition to baccalaureate degrees in business and liberal arts.  Stevens has been recognized by both the US Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Excellence in the areas of systems engineering and port security research. The University has a total enrollment of more than 2,350 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students with almost 450 faculty. Stevens’ graduate programs have attracted international participation from China, India, Southeast Asia, Europe and Latin America as well as strategic partnerships with industry leaders, governments and other universities around the world.  Additional information may be obtained at www.stevens.edu and www.stevens.edu/news.