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Ramapo College’s Open Door Concert Series Features Internationally Acclaimed Mezzo Soprano MaryAnn McCormick February 6

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)January 24, 2013

(MAHWAH, NJ) – The Open Door Concert Series continues to promote live classical music for Ramapo College students and the surrounding community with a fascinating lineup this semester of concerts showcasing a wide amplitude of ensembles, soloists and composers.

The February 6 concert will feature internationally acclaimed mezzo soprano MaryAnn McCormick, who teaches voice lessons at Ramapo, and pianist Corazon Andres Bisda performing “lieder” by Hugo Wolf and Gustav Mahler, coupled with a rendering of Felix Mendelssohn’s “Songs Without Words op.19b” by pianist and artistic director Itay Goren.

Following a successful collaboration during last season’s concerts playing Brahms’s “Quintet for piano and strings Op. 34,” on March 6 the Madison String Quartet and Itay Goren will bring Robert Schumann’s legendary “Piano Quintet Op. 44” to Ramapo College. MSQ will complete the program with Beethoven’s “Quartet op.18, no. 2.”

The April 3 concert will present music by composer and Ramapo College faculty member Richard Sorce. Faculty and guest musicians will interpret several of Sorce’s compositions while the composer will offer insights and commentary about his works.

All concerts begin at 7 p.m. in  the York Room, located in the Birch Mansion on campus.

Admission is free and tickets are not necessary. Seating is limited and seats are available on first come basis.


About Ramapo College

Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per

Ramapo College provides its students with individualized attention, mentorship, and supports; hands-on learning; and a range of opportunities for service and leadership development. Its graduation and retention rates exceed national averages and it places approximately 1,000 students per year in internships in New York City. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice; is recognized as the state’s top college on the list of Best Disability Schools by Great Value Colleges; is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools; and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others.  

Ramapo College’s over 40,000 alumni are the confident, intellectually curious, self-aware, and humble people who are highly sought after and who make a positive impact at local, national, and global levels.  Ramapo College is distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by Every student at Ramapo is enrolled in its unique and award winning Pathways Program which equips and empowers students, across the continuum of their academic career, to secure internships, pursue graduate/professional school, and/or enter the job market. 

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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