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To Russia with Love A Concert Featuring Russian, Estonian and American Music

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)April 12, 2013

(MAHWAH, NJ) – The Friends of Ramapo will host To Russia with Love, a choral concert and dessert reception Sunday, April 21, 3 p.m. in the Berrie Center Rehearsal Hall.  The program will span from Russian masters to favorite American composers.

The program will feature selections of the 1980s rock opera, “Chess,” by Tim Rice and former ABBA band members Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson.  “Chess” is based on the famous Cold War world chess championship between United States’ grandmaster Bobby Fisher and Russian world champion Boris Spassky.

The Ramapo College choral groups CantaNOVA and Skylark will perform under the direction of Lisa Lutter, professor of Music with pianist Itay Goren.

Tickets are $25 per person.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Friends of Ramapo Scholarship for the Arts for students in the visual or performing arts.  Seating is limited.  Reservations required.  Tickets may be ordered online: or by sending a check payable to Ramapo College Foundation to JoAnne Zellers, Ramapo College Foundation, 505 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah, NJ  07430.  Info:

The Berrie Center Rehearsal Hall is located on the campus of Ramapo College, 505 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah, NJ.


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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