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Strike Up the Band: Music and Dance (Mostly Free) At Rutgers-Newark in 2013-2014

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For great music or dance performances, at a great price, Rutgers University in Newark offers a diverse calendar of performances. All events are open to the public; most are free except where indicated. All programs, dates and locations are subject to change; for updated information, visit www.newark.rutgers.edu/.  John Cotton Dana Library, Paul Robeson Campus Center, Bradley Hall are wheelchair-accessible.

MUSIC AND DANCE, FALL 2013

Sept. 18, 2:30–4 p.m., Paul Robeson Gallery, Paul Robeson Campus Center, 350 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Newark
Jazz with The Phil Scarff-Lewis Porter Quartet; Phil Scarff, saxophone; John Funkhouser, bass; Bertram Lehmann, drums; Prof. Lewis Porter, keyboards

Sept. 25, 7 p.m., Bradley Hall Theatre, 3rd floor, 110 Warren St., Newark
Ancient Salutations: A Concert of Classical Indian Dance With Ramya Ramnarayan and live musicians. Reception following the concert.  Presented by the Rutgers Institute on Ethnicity, Culture & the Modern Experience.

Oct. 23, 1:30–4 p.m., Dana Room, 4th floor, John Cotton Dana Library, 185 University Ave., Newark
A concert featuring vocalist/pianist Daryl Sherman; in celebration of the Rutgers Institute of Jazz Studies (IJS) being designated as the New Jersey Center for the Book’s Fifth Literary Landmark. Presented by the IJS.

Nov. 6, 5 p.m., University Club, Paul Robeson Campus Center
An Evening of Music & Art, featuring the U.S. Marine Band String Quartet
Program to be announced; meet-the-artists reception following in the Paul Robeson Gallery, Paul Robeson Campus Center, first floor.

Nov. 6, 2:30–4 p.m., Dana Room, 4th floor, John Cotton Dana Library
The Dan Faulk-Lewis Porter, Freeology.
Dan Faulk, saxophone; Joris teepe, bass; Chad Taylor, drums; Prof. Lewis Porter, keyboards

Nov. 14, 12:30–2 p.m., Paul Robeson Gallery, Robeson Campus Center
Narum-Berger Duo; Leighann Narum, classical guitar; Berger, flute

Dec. 9, 11:30 a.m., Paul Robeson Gallery, Robeson Campus Center
Holiday Choral Concert; Rutgers University Chorus, John Floreen, conductor

December 10, 2–4 p.m., Dana Room, 4th floor, John Cotton Dana Library
Institute for Jazz Studies presents tenor saxophonist Houston Person and his quartet

MUSIC AND DANCE, SPRING 2014

Feb. 5, 2:30–4 p.m., Dana Room, 4th floor, John Cotton Dana Library
George Stavis, banjo; Prof. Lewis Porter, piano; and friends

March 11, 2–4 p.m., Dana Room, 4th floor, John Cotton Dana Library
Institute for Jazz Studies presents trumpeter Warren Vache and bassist/vocalist Nicki Parrott

March 26, 7 p.m., Bradley Hall Theatre, 3rd floor
The Institute on Ethnicity, Culture& the Modern Experience presents Brian Sanders JUNK: A Concert of Modern Dance & Physical Theater; audience reception following the concert

March 27, University Club, Paul Robeson Campus Center
An Evening of Music and Art, featuring Akua Dixon’s Quartette Indigo performing classical jazz selections; followed by a meet-the-artists reception in the Paul Gallery

April 2, 2:30–4 p.m., Dana Room, 4th floor, John Cotton Dana Library
Vincent Gardner and Strings play music by Prof. Lewis Porter
World Premiere of Lewis Porter’s Movements for Jazz Trombone and String Quartet

April 8, 2–4 p.m., Dana Room, 4th floor, John Cotton Dana Library
Institute of Jazz Studies presents pianist Michael Cochrane

May 5, 11:30 a.m., Paul Robeson Gallery, Paul Robeson Campus Center
Spring Choral Concert, Rutgers University Chorus, John Floreen, conductor

Events are supported in part by grants from the Rutgers-Newark Cultural Programming Committee.  Additional support for selected programs: the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

For more information: Carla Capizzi, 973/353-5263, or capizzi@rutgers.edu.

Rutgers-Newark can be reached by New Jersey Transit buses and trains, the PATH train and Amtrak from New York City, and by the Newark Light Rail, Washington Street Station or Broad Street Station. BY CAR: Printable maps and driving directions at: www.newark.rutgers.edu/maps/index.php