2018 Mason Gross Summer Series

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2018 Mason Gross Summer Series: Dance & Music

Christopher Kenniff, artistic director

An Evening with Stephen Sondheim
June 1, 2018, 7 p.m.
A live interview onstage with the legendary composer and lyricist (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Sweeney Todd, Assassins, Into the Woods), hosted by NPR’s David Bianculli and followed by an audience Q&A.
Nicholas Music Center
General public $75 / Rutgers faculty and staff $49 / Rutgers students $20 (Fees may apply)
Tickets on sale now.
Co-sponsored by Rutgers–New Brunswick Office of Summer and Winter Sessions and the Mason Gross School of the Arts

Ed Neumeister Quartet
July 16, 2018, 7 p.m., Free
The award-winning trombonist and his quartet perform an unforgettable evening of jazz. Watch/listen here.
Hickman Hall, Room 138

Summer DancePlus I: Rock Dance Collective
July 18, 7 p.m., Free
Contemporary dance from a company led by Mason Gross alumnae Cleo Mack, Blair Ritchie, and Kelli McGovern, featuring original choreography.
Victoria J. Mastrobuono Theater






Mason Gross Jazz Faculty
July 19, 2018, 7 p.m., Free
The award-winning ensemble performs straight-ahead jazz in this annual summer favorite.
Hickman Hall, Room 138

Jasper String Quartet
July 25, 2018, 7 p.m., Free
Philadelphia-based classical string quartet, winner of the CMA Cleveland Quartet Award, performing masterworks from around the world. Watch/listen here.
Shindell Choral Hall







Summer DancePlus II: 10 Hairy Legs
July 26, 2018, 7 p.m., Free
Faculty member Randy James leads an all-male repertory dance company performing commissioned and curated works from major contemporary choreographers.
"...these men dance on a level that simply must be seen to be believed." - The Shiny Sheet
 Victoria J. Mastrobuono Theater

Hickman Hall is adjacent to the Mason Gross Performing Arts Center; Richard H. Shindell Choral Hall is located on the first floor of the Robert E. Mortensen Hall, which, along with the Victoria J. Mastrobuono Theater and Nicholas Music Center, are in the Mason Gross Performing Arts Center, at 85 George Street on Douglass Campus in New Brunswick. Wristbands will be distributed upon entry to free performances. No tickets required for free events. Limited seating. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

No one under the age of 5 is permitted at any performance. Babies in arms are also not permitted.

Note: Concert attendees may park in parking lot 79, lot 79a, and the Douglass Deck. Faculty, staff, and students must park in their authorized lots. For more information, call the Mason Gross Performing Arts Center Ticket Office at 848-932-7511.

Map of venues and parking lots [PDF]

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