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

Trumpet Overture – Purcell

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


Penny Lane – arr. M. Zavoski

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

Yesterday – arr. Bill Holcombe

Hey Jude – arr. Bill Holcombe



Nicholas Pappone, Violin

Michael Baker, Trumpet

Craig Ketter, Piano