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Rutgers Wind Ensemble: Music of the Masters

7:30 p.m. Friday, October 6, 2017
Darryl J. Bott, conductor, and William Berz, conductor emeritus
Dvořák’s Serenade for Wind Instruments, Op. 44; Hindemith’s Symphony in B-Flat.
Nicholas Music Center
Public $15 / Seniors, Rutgers Alumni and Employees $10 / Students $5

8 p.m. Thursday, October 12, 2017
A love triangle between a passionate, free-spirited woman, the fickle soldier Don José, and the bullfighter Escamillo, based on Georges Bizet’s opera. The evening also features Kirk Peterson’s The Eyes that Gently Touch, set to the driving rhythms of Philip Glass’s “Mad Rush,” and Mary Barton’s Straight Up with a Twist, set to the sounds of violinist/composer Kaila Flexer and Third Ear.
State Theatre, 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick
Tickets: 732-246-7469 or statetheatrenj.org/event/carmen-arb
Public $27 to $57 / Student discount available

Mason Gross Presents: Rutgers Symphony Orchestra with Guest Conductor Gregory Vajda
7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 28, 2017
Ravel’s La Valse, Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major (Brannon Cho, soloist), Stravinsky’s Petrushka (1947).
Nicholas Music Center
Public $15 / Seniors, Rutgers Alumni and Employees $10 / Students $5

Opera at Rutgers with Rutgers Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven’s Fidelio
7:30 p.m. Saturday, November 18, 2017
Pamela Gilmore, artistic director
Kynan Johns, conductor
Concert presentation of Beethoven’s only opera.
Nicholas Music Center
Public $15 / Seniors, Rutgers Alumni and Employees $10 / Students $5

Rutgers Jazz Ensemble I: Legends of the Fall
7:30 p.m. Friday, December 8, 2017
Ed Neumeister, conductor
Ed Neumeister’s arrangement of The Queen’s Suite and other Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn classics. Featuring soloist Billy Drewes on clarinet and sax.
Nicholas Music Center
Public $15 / Seniors, Rutgers Alumni and Employees $10 / Students $5

Christmas in Carol and Song
6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday, December 9, 2017
5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, December 10, 2017
Patrick Gardner, conductor
Rutgers Kirkpatrick Choir and Rutgers University Glee Club celebrate the holiday season.
Kirkpatrick Chapel
Public $20 / Seniors, Rutgers Alumni and Employees $15 / Students $10

Rutgers Wind Ensemble: The Bells
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Darryl J. Bott, conductor, and William Berz, conductor emeritus
Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor and Michael Daugherty’s “Bells for Stokowski.”
Nicholas Music Center
Public $15 / Seniors, Rutgers Alumni and Employees $10 / Students $5