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Open Door Concert Series to Present Next Concert on March 6

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)February 19, 2013

(MAHWAH, NJ) – On Wednesday, March 6 at 7 p.m., The Open Door Concert Series will be presenting another concert in the York Room at the Birch Mansion. The series continues to promote live classical music for Ramapo College students and the surrounding community with a concert that will be performed by the New Jersey-based Madison String Quartet and pianist Itay Goren.

The March 6 concert will feature Robert Schumann’s exquisite Quintet for piano and strings op. 44. The members of the Madison String Quartet will also perform Beethoven’s String Quartet Op. 18 No. 2, as well as pieces by Astor Piazzolla and Miguel Del Aguila.
The Quintet was written in 1842, the “chamber music” year of Schumann, during which he wrote three string quartets and a piano quartet in addition to the quintet. It is one of the most beloved chamber music pieces by audiences and musicians alike due to its divine melodies, pulsating rhythms and surprising harmonies. Additionally, its second movement was famously used by Ingmar Bergman in his film, “Fanny and Alexander.”

Admission to the event is free, and tickets are not necessary. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis and doors open at 6:30 p.m.


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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