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September 1, 2017

Classical Music Takes on Unusual Forms at Grunin Center

Résonances boréales – Northern Vibes shows how classical music can take on an unusual form when it kicks off the classical series at the Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College for the 2017-2018 season. Performances take place on the OCC Main Campus, College Drive, Toms River, NJ.

Résonances boréales – Northern Vibes: Wednesday, October 4, 2:00 p.m., and Friday, October 6, 7:30 p.m., $20. Light Refreshments will be served. Location: Novins Planetarium. This unique classical concert takes the form of a multimedia projection in the planetarium. With an upright piano anchored to the rock of the Canadian Shield, Roman Zavada created new piano compositions inspired by the aurora borealis of the Northwest Territories. Zavada then returned to the scene of his creation to capture with his video team the northern lights in 360 degrees and in real time. Acclaimed by critics and the public for its beauty and originality, this outstanding 360 degree piano performance immerses the audience above the 60th parallel deep into the heart of the northern spirit.

Vienna Boys Choir: Thursday, December 14, 7:30 p.m., $49 - $40. Location: Main Stage, Grunin Center. Dinner Add-On Available: $25 Dinner in the Grunin Center Gallery catered by Prime 13. Renowned as one of the finest vocal ensembles in the world for over five centuries, the Vienna Boys Choir is a frequent visitor to North America, performing throughout the country in everything from houses of worship to great concert venues like

New York’s Carnegie Hall and Chicago’s Symphony Hall. This illustrious group of child musicians has been delighting music lovers across the globe for six centuries with their purity of tone, distinctive charm, and popular repertoire. “Christmas in Vienna” showcases these gifted musicians with voices of unforgettable beauty in an extraordinary program featuring Austrian folk songs, classical masterpieces, popular songs, and, of course, holiday favorites.

Westminster Concert Bell Choir: Friday, December 15, 7:30 p.m., $20. Location: Main Stage, Grunin Center. A new Grunin Center tradition, the Westminster Concert Bell Choir returns to the Grunin Center stage! This group is composed of undergraduate and graduate students of Westminster Choir College of Rider University, conducted by Kathleen Ebling Shaw. Celebrating the 39th year of the hand bell curriculum, Westminster Choir College was the first institution in the world to develop such a program. The Choir has performed twice at Carnegie Hall during the Christmas season and was featured on New Jersey Network’s “State of the Arts” program.

Purchase Tickets online, call 732-255-0500, or visit the Box Office, Monday to Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Prices, dates, times, performers, and shows are subject to change. Subscription Rates and Military Discounts (active US military/eligible veterans) may be available.