Ewing to hit a high note with musical events

February 22, 2013 by  

Ewing, New Jersey will be the scene for a crescendo of musical entertainment events over the next couple of months.

First of all, orchestra students from the music department of The College of New Jersey will perform in solos and ensembles in a concert this Sunday, February 24.

The music department’s goals are to promote music study based on performance, technology, music education, scholarship, and creativity. Admission is $5 – $15.

The College of New Jersey Center for the Arts also offers a Brown Bag Series of events that are free to the public.

First up is the Russian Folk Group Zolotoj Plyos, which will give a demonstration concert of music from the country. The trio consists of Elena Sadina, Alexander Solovov, and Sergeui Gratchev, who will perform authentic folk music from Russia in costume. The group will sing a capella and with musical accompaniment on the dutki, treschetki, lozhki, balalaika, and garmoshki – all authentic folk instruments.

On April 19, Rosalind and Nathan Erwin will present ‘The Music of Insects’. Rosalind is a professor in the college’s music department and on staff with the Philadelphia International Music Festival, while nathan is manager at the O.Orkin Insect Zoo and Butterfly Pavilion at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History.

All events will be held in the Mildred and Ernest E. Mayo Concert Hall, 2000 Pennington Road, Ewing. For more information on any of these events, call (609) 771-2585.

The mission of the center is the promotion of arts activities in schools and communities and to collaborate with New Jersey arts organizations and surrounding vicinities. Postcard printing is an economical way to alert the college community and residents about interesting upcoming events like these.