SCHNITTKE PIANO CONCERTO AND BRAHMS SYMPHONY NO. 1
MARCH 18 AND 19...Reduced Ticket Prices for all Performances Provided by Woodruff Energy
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – The Bay Atlantic Symphony’s exhilarating 2016/2017 concert season continues with two performances of Schnittke’s Piano Concerto and Brahms’ Symphony No.1. The concerts will take place Saturday, March 18 at 8 p.m. in the historic Landis Theater, 830 Landis Avenue, Vineland, New Jersey; and Sunday, March 19 at 2 p.m. in Stockton University’s Performing Arts Center, 101 Vera King Ferris Dr., Galloway Township, New Jersey.
Tickets are specially-priced at just $30 each and can be purchased by calling the Landis Theater 866-811-4111 and Stockton University 609-652-9000. Free valet parking is available for the Landis Theater performance. Reduced ticket prices for all performances are made possible through the generous support of Woodruff Energy. Bay Atlantic Symphony concerts are also made possible through funding from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.
Under the direction of Music Director Jed Gaylin, audiences will be treated to a musical journey featuring the eclectic virtuosity of Schnittke’s Piano Concerto, a harrowing and shimmering lyrical work of beauty and dissidence. The mood continues with Brahms’ Symphony No. 1, in which audiences travel slowly from darkness into light, culminating in a grand masterpiece that forever cemented Brahms as Beethoven’s successor in the annals of classical composers.
Maestro Gaylin ensures the audience’s rapture by inviting his former piano Professor, world renowned Lydia Frumkin, as the soloist for Schnittke’s Piano Concerto. Professor Emerita at the Oberlin College Conservatory, Frumkin has been brought up in a tradition of legendary Russian pianists like Nadezhda Golubovskaya and Felix Blumenfeld. Frumkin’s performances have been called “indescribably beautiful,” and her playing, “warm and sensitive.” For her part, she says, “…the piano sound is a connection to something I cannot describe in words. You can only feel it, and when you get it right, it feels great.”
Classical music fans should plan to arrive early. An hour before each concert, the Bay Atlantic Symphony will present a “Pre-Concert Conversation with the Maestro.” The Symphony’s pre-concert lectures are free and open to the public.
About Lydia Frumkin
Professor Emerita at the Oberlin College Conservatory, pianist Lydia Frumkin studied with the pupils of legendary Russian pianists Nadezhda Golubovskaya and Felix Blumenfeld in Tajikistan and Saint Petersburg (then Leningrad). After graduation with honors from Leningrad University, Frumkin was invited to join the roster of the Leningrad Philharmonic Music Society. She appeared as a soloist, chamber music performer and accompanist throughout the former Soviet Union, as well as on television and radio.
Emigrating to the U.S. in 1974, Frumkin taught at the Oberlin Conservatory (1975-2012), conducting master classes at universities in the U.S. and Canada. Currently, she teaches at the Washington Conservatory of Music. Her talents have made her a sought-after performer in major American cities including: New York City, New York (Merkin Hall, W.M.P. Concert Hall); Washington D.C. (National Gallery of Art, Phillips Gallery, Strathmore Hall, McCathran Hall, Corcoran Gallery); Cleveland, Ohio; Chicago, Illinois (Severance Hall); Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and New Orleans, Louisiana. Internationally, Frumkin has graced stages in: Moscow, Russia (The Rachmaninoff Hall); Reykjavik, Iceland (Salurinn Concert Hall); Mexico City and Morelia, Mexico; Florence, Italy; Spain; the Netherlands; and Switzerland.
About The Bay Atlantic Symphony
The Bay Atlantic Symphony performs symphonic and chamber concerts and educates adults, young people, and special populations throughout southern New Jersey in the beauty and power of classical music. Since its founding as the Bridgeton Symphony in 1983, the orchestra has been recognized for its world-class performers, diverse programs and outstanding community services. Under the talented baton of passionate Music Director Jed Gaylin, the Bay Atlantic Symphony is the only professional orchestra to serve the five southern-most counties of New Jersey. The Orchestra makes great music accessible through live concerts with low ticket prices at the Stockton Performing Arts Center (PAC), the historic Landis Theater in Vineland, the Avalon Symphony by the Sea Series, the Cape May Music Festival, and Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa.
The Symphony’s value to the community goes far beyond performing great music. As a cultural centerpiece, the BAS is a treasured music education resource. By creating meaningful, interactive music experiences for children, adults, the visually-impaired, veterans, and seniors with limited mobility, the BAS strives to create vibrant communities rooted in the love of music. The New Jersey State Council on the Arts has honored Bay Atlantic Symphony with a 2017 Citation of Excellence, which denotes arts programs and projects that receive the Council’s highest possible assessment. To learn more, visit www.BayAtlanticSymphony.org , call (609) 449-8873, or visit them on Facebook.