Irish Chamber Orchestra
Sun, November 3, 2013 at 3pm
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Sir James Galway, flute
Lady Jeanne Galway, flute
Program: Harty, In Ireland; Mozart, Flute Concerto in D major with Sir James Galway, flute; Hammond, Carolan Variations with Sir James Galway, flute and Lady Jeanne Galway, flute; Mendelssohn, Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 56 ("Scottish")
The living legend of the flute, Sir James Galway, joins the Irish Chamber Orchestra for a wonderful matinee performance led by Conductor JoAnn Falletta. The performance will also feature flute soloist Lady Jeanne Galway. Concert tickets range from $35-70.
In addition to the concert, State Theatre will be hosting a Classical Season Celebration that day. This special event features a pre-concert champagne reception at 2pm and a post-concert dinner and silent auction at Christopher's Restaurant (10 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick). For more information on the event or sponsorship opportunities, call 732-247-7200, ext. 543. Proceeds from this event support the classical performing arts at the State Theatre.
Hungarian State Folk Ensemble
Sat, November 9, 2013 at 8pm
The Hungarian State Folk Ensemble, accompanied by the Folk Orchestra and the world-famous Gipsy Orchestra, presents their show Gypsy Romance, a wonderful performance of authentic dances from throughout Hungary's history. Celebrating the heritage of Hungary, the Ensemble performs in beautiful traditional Hungarian costumes, while the orchestra performs on authentic, traditional Hungarian instruments. Since it was established in 1951, the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble has performed in 44 countries across four continents to more than 7.5 million people. Tickets range from $27-57.
Sun, November 10, 2013 at 2pm and 7pm
Prepare ye for Godspell, the beloved musical from Stephen Schwartz, the Grammy® and Academy Award®-winning composer of Wicked. Enjoy all the good gifts of one of the most enduring shows of all time in a brand new intimate, one-of-a-kind production. Raise your spirit with the Tony®-nominated score filled with the popular hits "Day By Day," "Light of the World," "All Good Gifts," "By My Side," and "Turn Back, O Man." Tickets range from $35-75.
The Butterfly Lovers
The Shanghai Ballet
Sat, November 16, 2013 at 8pm
With a history of 33 years, the Shanghai Ballet has created and staged new folk-styled ballet productions of The Butterfly Lovers, and A Sigh of Love. Xin Lili, the Artistic Director of The Butterfly Lovers, won the Silver Medal at the New York International Ballet Competition in 1987 and the first Grand Prix Couple in the third Paris International Dance Competition. The Butterfly Lovers premiered at the Ceremony of the Shanghai International Arts Festival in 2001 and has been modified and perfected since then. Tickets range from $27-57.
Mon, November 18, 2013 at 8pm
ZZ Top has a musical style all their own rooted in the blues, and always transforming into something different, whether its punk rock, electronica, or new wave. This American blues-rock trio from Texas consists of Billy Gibbons (guitar), Dusty Hill (bass), and Frank Beard (drums). The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers' hits include "Gimme All Your Lovin'," "Sharp Dressed Man," "Legs," "Rough Boy," "Cheap Sunglasses," and "La Grange." Tickets range from $45-125.
For tickets or more information, call the State Theatre ticket office at 732-246-SHOW (7469), or visit us online at www.StateTheatreNJ.org. The State Theatre ticket office, located at 15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick NJ, is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 10am to 6pm; Wednesday 11am to 7pm; Friday, 10am-5pm; and at least three hours prior to curtain on performance dates, unless otherwise specified. For information on group outings and discounts, call 732-247-7200, ext. 517. Some additional ticket and transaction fees may apply.
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