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Open Door Concert Series at Ramapo College Continues with Classical Russian Musical Repertoire

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)March 16, 2016

MAHWAH, N.J. — The Open Door Concert Series at Ramapo College continues on Saturday, April 2 at 7 p.m. with the second of three concerts for the Spring 2016 season highlighting Russian music of the last 150 years.

The first half features a journey with the evocative melodies and sounds of Alexander Borodin’s music – his famous “In the Steppes of Central Asia” followed by the sweet and melodious String Quartet no. 2. The wonderful Gabriel Chamber Ensemble from Pennsylvania is returning to the Series to perform this magnificent work.

The second half will feature works by Dmitri Shostakovich whose music embodies the cataclysmic events of the last century and reflects the depths of the Russian soul. Cellist Jeffrey Shah and pianist Itay Goren will perform the lyrical Cello Sonata and the concert will end with the Waltz No. 2 from the Jazz Suite.

The Open Door Concert Series will take place in the York Room at the Birch Mansion on campus. Admission is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 and seating is limited. Refreshments will be served following each performance.

For information, contact Itay Goren at


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 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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