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Music Department Preview

By Brianna HolcombSTAFF WRITER

Photo courtesy of Hofstra University Relations.

Hofstra’s music department puts on several shows in the fall semester for students and the public. These shows range from jazz ensembles, to works by Beethoven. The variety of shows will begin this month and continue through December.

The Hofstra music department’s first show will take place Oct. 26 at 3:00 p.m. in the Helene Fortunoff Theater. The show will consist of works by Beethoven, Chopin, Poulenc, Stravinsky, Milhaud and Smetena. These pieces will be performed by the American Chamber Assemble and will be directed by Blanche Abram, Naomi Drucker and Marilyn Lehman.

The Hofstra String Quartet will be performing on Nov. 9 at 3:00 p.m. also in the Helene Fortunoff Theater. The quartet will perform songs of J.S Bach’s Art of the Fugue, Stravinsky’s eclectic “Three Pieces for String Quartet” and Schubert’s dramatic “String Quartet No.14 in D minor.”

Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. the Hofstra Chorale and Chamber Choir will put on a performance in the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Garden City, N.Y. They will perform an eclectic selection of choral music. For tickets you must call Dr. Fryling, (516) 463-5497.

The Hofstra Jazz Ensemble will feature the Interplay Jazz Orchestra, formerly known as the Hofstra Alumni Big Band, on Nov. 23 at 7:00 p.m. at the Helene Fortunoff Theater. This annual concert helps contribute to the annual Peter B. Clark Memorial Scholarship Fund.

In December, the music department will start off the month with a show featuring traditional and contemporary works by Hofstra Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band. This show will be held in John Cranford Adams Playhouse on Dec. 6 at 8:00 p.m.

The shows that end the semester will be performed on Dec. 9 and 13 at 8:00 p.m. The Hofstra Choir and String Orchestra will be the first to perform their contemporary music at the John Cranford Adams Playhouse. To end the semester, the Symphony Orchestra will perform at the Playhouse as well.

Hofstra students receive two free tickets for each show, the general public’s ticket prices vary depending on the show and senior citizens receive tickets at a reduced price. For further information on tickets and sale dates, refer to the Hofstra music department page online.

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