GSP – Symphonic Encounters Series

Pick Three Concerts
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Women in Music

Sunday, October 31, 2021  3:00pm 

Grunin Center for the Arts
Ocean County College, Toms River, NJ

Be moved by the beautiful melodies of the String Quartet in Eb Major by Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, sister of Felix Mendelssohn, along with works by, Florence Price, Grazyna Bacewicz, and Gabriela Lena Frank.  This concert will be performed by a string quartet comprised of all women from the Garden State Philharmonic.

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Peter and the Wolf & Music from Around the World

Sunday, February 20, 2022  3:00pm 

Grunin Center for the Arts
Ocean County College, Toms River, NJ

Serge Prokofiev’s famous story, Peter and the Wolf, is known and loved by people around the world.  Experience this classic in the woodwind and percussion version performed by the Garden State Philharmonic Woodwind Quintet, as we take a trip around the world with additional music by Claude Debussy, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Scott Joplin, Valerie Coleman, and Zequinha de Abreu. Featuring Narrator and Baritone,  Edward Pleasant,  this concert is great for people of all ages.

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Mozart, Beethoven, and More!

Sunday, April 10, 2022  3:00pm 

Grunin Center for the Arts
Ocean County College, Toms River, NJ

Mozart’s “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” and Beethoven’s String Quartets are iconic.  Hear these favorites performed by the Garden State Philharmonic String Quartet, along with a world premiere piece by Garden State Philharmonic Composer in Residence, Ben Goldberg, a Toms River, NJ native.

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From Bach to the Beatles

Sunday, May 15, 2022  3:00pm 

Grunin Center for the Arts
Ocean County College, Toms River, NJ

Enjoy the intersection of classical and pops melodies from Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Sergei Prokofiev, to music by the Beatles.  This concert will be performed by the Garden State Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Music Director Diane Wittry.

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