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Enjoy music by Bach, Beethoven, and Rachmaninoff, as well as a new violin concerto based upon melodies by the Beatles, as we explore the relationship of classical music to popular music.  To be redirected to the ticketing page, please click here.


Performed by: Members of the Garden State Philharmonic  Diane Wittry, Conductor

From Bach to the Beatles
Garden State Philharmonic
Saturday June 3, 2023
Grunin Center for the Performing Arts
Ocean County College

Soloists and Guests:
Music Director & Conductor – Diane Wittry
Piano – Craig Ketter
Violin – Nicholas Pappone

Guest Beatles Expert – Ken Womack

Toccata and Fugue in d minor BWV 565 – J.S. Bach

Brandenburg No. 2 (1st mvt) – J.S. Bach

Lieutenant Kije – Romance – Prokofiev

Piano Concerto No. 2 (2nd mvt) – Rachmaninoff

Piano Sonata No. 14 in C# minor, Op. 27, No. 2, (1st mvt) – Beethoven
(Moonlight Sonata)

Symphony No. 5 (1st mvt ) – Beethoven


Beatles Fantasy Concerto for Violin – arr. Maxime Goulet and
Eric Jones Cadieux

Yesterday – arr. Bill Holcombe

Can’t Buy me Love – arr. Audrey Snyder

Hey Jude – arr. Bill Holcombe



Nicholas Pappone, Violin

Michael Baker, Trumpet

Craig Ketter, Piano

Chorus, TBA