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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)January 19, 2006

(Mahwah) – Boasting some of the most talented musicians who call New Jersey home, the Hawthorne Symphony, under the direction of conductor John Minkoff, returns to the Sharp Theater at Ramapo College of New Jersey on Sunday, February 26 at 3 p.m. for a performance featuring the music of Mozart, Ravel and Wagner, and performances by internationally renowned soloists.

The afternoon features sisters Anat and Bracha Malkin, who will perform Mozart’s Symphony Concertante in E-flat for Violin and Viola; Hawthorne competition winner Jennifer Chu, who will play Ravel’s Sonatine and Ondine; and Metropolitan Opera singer Steven Fredricks and soprano Alison Bolshoi, who will perform the final scene of Wagner’s die Walkure.

John Minkoff organized the Hawthorne Symphony in 2000.  The group is composed of professional musicians from the New York/New Jersey area who routinely perform with soloists from Julliard, The Metropolitan Opera and The Manhattan School of Music.  The symphony is sponsored by the Louis Bay 2nd Library of Hawthorne, New Jersey.

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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 College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

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, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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