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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College Presents Celebrating the Birthday and Legacy of Antonin Dvorak

The Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College presents
Great Music for a Great City:
Celebrating the Birthday and Legacy of Antonin DvoČŰak
Saturday, September 12, 2009 at 7:30pm

The Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College presents the first concert of its Fall 2009 Season - part of the classical music series Great Music for a Great City - Celebrating the Birthday and Legacy of Antonin DvoČŰak, on Saturday, September 12, 2009 at 7:30pm at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, 899 Tenth Avenue, NYC. Admission is FREE.

This narrated concert features the Afiara String Quartet as well as Metropolitan Opera soloists Camellia Johnson, soprano, and Terry Cook, bass-baritone, with pianist Caroline Stoessinger.

As DvoČŰak taught America about its own heritage and spirituals, this concert will present music by composers he influenced as well as his own inspired compositions, including Quintet for Piano and Strings, Opus 91; Gypsy Songs; and selected works by Burleigh, Ellington and Copland, as well as spirituals. The concert will also feature contralto Yvonne Hatchett.

Great Music for a Great City, a classical music series, was founded in 2002 by artistic director Caroline Stoessinger. The series will continue with A Baroque Holiday on Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 7:30pm. Enhanced with readings by Eli Wallach, audiences will come hear a magical concert of music by baroque composers - Bach, Handel, Vivaldi and Purcell - that evokes memories of the joys and comforts of the holiday season. Admission is FREE.

Since opening its doors in 1988, the Gerald W. Lynch Theater has been an invaluable cultural resource for John Jay College and the larger New York City community. Under the new direction of Executive Director Shannon R. Mayers, the Theater is dedicated to the creation and presentation of performing arts programming of all disciplines with a special focus on how the artistic imagination can shed light on the many perceptions of justice in our society.

About John Jay College of Criminal Justice: An international leader in educating for justice, John Jay College of Criminal Justice of The City University of New York offers a rich liberal arts and professional studies curriculum to upwards of 14,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 135 nations. In teaching, scholarship and research, the College approaches justice as an applied art and science in service to society and as an ongoing conversation about fundamental human desires for fairness, equality and the rule of law. For more information, visit www.jjay.cuny.edu.

For more information, visit www.jjay.cuny.edu/theater.php.

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