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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)February 24, 2003

(Mahwah) – Classical guitarist Seth Himmelhoch, a member of the classical flute-guitar duo, Duo Cavatina, as well as seven-member pop-rock band, Ripe, performs a selection of classical guitar pieces as a solo artist Sunday, March 23 at 3 p.m. in Ramapo College’s York Room in the Mansion Salon Series.

Himmelhoch is a teacher and founder of the Suzuki Guitar Program, based at JCC/Thurnauer School of Music in Tenafly. He is also director of guitar studies at William Paterson University.

As a soloist, Himmelhoch has performed at many venues, including Alice Tully Hall, Rhode Island College, St. Paul’s Chapel in New York City, 92nd Street Y, and Wagner College, Staten Island. Himmelhoch’s planned program includes an original composition, five bagatelles by William Walton, and the Suite Andalucía by Ernesto Lecuona. Other compositions on tap include jazz such as Take Five by Paul Desmond and Gentle Rain by Luiz Bonfa. Additional featured selections include flamenco music and sonatinas.

Himmelhoch and his partner in Duo Cavatinas, Carol Shansky, were winners of the 1998 Artist’s International Debut Award, presenting their Carnegie Recital Hall debut in February 1999, the same month they released Songs and Dances of the Americas, their first CD. As a member of Ripe, Himmelhoch appears on the album Pretty Shiny Must Touch. Himmelhoch holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music.

Tickets are $10 for general admission, which includes coffee and pastry. For tickets or information, call (201) 684-7844.


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, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, 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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