Dance, music, and visual arts events celebrate Rutgers University's 250th anniversary

Mason Gross honors Rutgers University's 250th anniversary with a series of events that feature guest artists or interpret the anniversary's theme of revolution, the Rutgers motto, and the power of music.


2015-16 Rutgers 250 events at Mason Gross:

Undergraduate Annual Art Open: Revolution

October 20–November 11, 2015
Reception: Thursday, October 22, 2015, 5–8 p.m.
In celebration of Rutgers’ 250th anniversary, all visual arts undergraduates are invited to submit their interpretation of “revolution.”



Rutgers Kirkpatrick Choir: Sol musicae et occidentem illustra

Sunday, November 1, 2015, 4 p.m.
In celebration of Rutgers’ 250th anniversary, this program features Bach Cantatas 161, 173, and 184; Aldridge's Bless This House; Emily Dickinson settings by O'Regan, Grantham, and Carter

General Public $15 / Rutgers Alumni, Employees, and Seniors $10 / Students $5


Mason Gross Presents: “Radical Means: Technology and Media Activism in the New Millennium”

Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 5–7 p.m.
Panel discussion exploring Rutgers University’s 250th anniversary theme of revolution via multiple perspectives.




Featuring Riverside Choral Society. Program includes Aldridge's Variations on a Folk Tune for piano solo and orchestra, Poulenc’s Gloria, and Duruflé’s Requiem. Min Kwon, piano
Saturday, April 9, 2016, 7:30 p.m. at Nicholas Music Center
Saturday, April 16, 2016, 8 p.m. at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, 1941 Broadway, New York City

Tickets ($25–$100) available at the Riverside Choral Society or Lincoln Center site.

Yvonne Rainer: "Doing Nothing/Nothin' Doin': Revisiting a Minimalist Approach to Performance"

Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Renowned American dancer, choreographer, and filmmaker Yvonne Rainer
Lecture followed by Q&A
Victoria J. Mastrobuono Theater
Co-sponsored by the Center For Women in the Arts and Humanities

Read more about the lecture and about DancePlus Spring (April 20 to 24), where students will perform Rainer's work.


Rutgers Glee Club

Saturday, April 23, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
144th annual spring concert and a musical celebration of the 250th anniversary of Rutgers. Program includes George Gershwin's Someone to Watch Over Me, Giuseppe Verdi's "Evviva! Beviam!" from Ernani, and Stephen Foster's Hard Times Come Again No More, among others.
Nicholas Music Center
General Public $15/ Rutgers Alumni, Employees, and Seniors $10/ Students $5


Posted October 2015