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Open Door Concert Series Begins Second Season February 19 At Ramapo College

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)February 4, 2014

(MAHWAH, NJ) – Continuing its second season, The Open Door Series will present in three concerts with excellent soloists and varied chamber music ensembles. All concerts are free and open to the public and take place in the York Room at the Birch Mansion on campus.

On Wednesday, February 19 at 7 p.m., the series will feature for the first time a woodwind recital and the York Room will be filled with the warm sounds of the oboe. Oboist Frederick Katzenberg and pianist Gary Klein will perform a program that will include music of the baroque, classical, and romantic periods, as well as the 20th century. Frederick and Gary have performed on radio and television in New York City and New Jersey, as well as at numerous universities and concert halls.

On Wednesday, March 5 at 7 p.m., the Gabriel Chamber Ensemble of Pennsylvania, celebrating their 25th season, will be joined by pianist and the series’ director Itay Goren for an exciting program. Mozart’s Piano Concerto K. 449 will be performed in an intimate setting with a string quartet, the same way Mozart himself performed it in house concerts in Vienna. Also on the program are Debussy’s String Quartet and César Franck’s mighty Quintet for Piano and Strings.

On Wednesday, April 2 at 7 p.m., internationally known pianist and William Paterson University faculty member Frank Pavese will give a solo recital as part of a series of recitals in the metropolitan area. Mr. Pavese, who is known for his especially sonorous sound and imaginary interpretations, and who is the artistic director of the Hindemithon festival in William Paterson University now in its 13th season, will play Hindemith’s In einer Nacht. The program will also include Ravel’s Valses nobles et sentimentales and a selection of pieces by Chopin including the fourth Ballade.

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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 Niche.com.

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 CollegesofDistinction.com. 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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