2022 “Summer Stars” Classical Music Series at Ocean Grove

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originally published: 06/15/2022

(OCEAN GROVE, NJ) – The “Summer Stars” classical music series presented weekly by the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association (OGCMA) begins Thursday, July 7, 2022 at the Great Auditorium in Ocean Grove, NJ. Sessions are at 7:30 p.m. NJ’s Imperial Brass will present a program called “Americans We,” featuring patriotic tunes, Broadway hits and Tin Pan Alley classics by American composers.

Dr. Gordon Turk, OGCMA Organist-in-Residence and Summer Stars Artistic Director, says, “There’s something for everyone in this season’s musical lineup, which includes acclaimed brass and string ensembles, a trio of stellar young artists, acclaimed soloists and a grand finale featuring the Philadelphia Brass Ensemble accompanied by the magnificent Great Auditorium pipe organ.

Summer Star Schedule

July 7, NJ’s Imperial Brass will present a program called “Americans We,” featuring patriotic tunes, Broadway hits and Tin Pan Alley classics by American composers.

July 14tha trio of stellar young artists consisting of Anthony Trionfo (flute), Ying Li (piano) and Narek Arutyunian (clarinet) will perform a program called “The Power of Three” with works by Debussy, Poulenc, Stravinsky and Camille Saint-Saëns .

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July 21, Ensemble Solisti will present an evening entitled “Serenade for Strings” featuring works by Carl Jenkins; Astor Piazzolla, Pablo de Sarasate and GF Handel.

July 28the “French Connection” will present works by French composers Claude Debussy and Marcel Grandjany performed by Merynda Adams (harp) and a string quartet, with Byung Kook-Kwak (violin).

August 4the Summer Stars series will end with “Fanfares and Trumpetings” featuring the Philadelphia Brass Ensemble and the Great Auditorium Pipe Organ played by Gordon Turk.

The Great Auditorium is located at Pilgrim and Ocean Pathways in Ocean Grove, New Jersey. All facilities are handicapped accessible. Tickets: $17.50, $12.00 for students; and $80 for the prices of the five concerts, including taxes and fees. To purchase tickets, please visit www.oceangrove.org/stars or call 732-775-0035.

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