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Classical Concert Series

The Classical Concert series presents world-class soloists and ensembles from around the globe. Blending education with artistry, the series offers preconcert lectures and workshops on a regular basis which are offered to students and the public free of charge.

All concerts are at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) unless otherwise noted. For tickets, contact the SOPAC box office: (973) 313-2787 and Regular admission $25; Seniors and Alumni $15; and SHU Employees with ID $8 (Admission includes SOPAC facility fee.)

All Classical Concerts in the series are FREE to SHU students with their SHU ID.

For more information, contact Dena Levine, Program Director: (973) 275-2450 or

2018-2019 Season

Orchestra for the classical concert seriesSilent Films with Live Scores

Part of the SOMA Film Festival 2019 
Ghosts Before Breakfast and Speedy
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 
7 p.m.
Jubilee Hall Auditorium, Seton Hall University 

Admission is free, but registration is encouraged and can be done by visiting Eventbrite. The Classical Concert Series presents two silent films with scores performed live as part of the 2019 South Orange Maplewood (SOMA) Film Festival. 

The evening will feature Ghosts Before Breakfast, a 1928 animated short film that tells the story of everyday objects rebelling against their daily routine, and Speedy, a 1928 comedy about Harold "Speedy" Swift, a fan of Babe Ruth and the New York Yankees, as he saves the city's last horse-drawn trolley from extinction.

Experience the joy of silent film with live performances by 20 Digitus, named a Top 50 Favorite Artist by Artslandia, and The Alloy Orchestra (pictured above), a three-man ensemble that writes and performs to classic silent films.

The Classical Concert Series is part of the Seton Hall Arts Council. For more information about Arts Council events, call (973) 313-6338, or send an e-mail to

Jason Tramm conducting students at a performance.

Gioachino Rossini's Barber of Seville

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
7 p.m. (please note special concert time)

Join the Classical Concert series as it presents the MidAtlantic Symphony Orchestra, Soloists and Seton Hall University Chamber Choir under the direction of Jason Tramm (pictured above) in this concert version of Rossini's comedic masterpiece, The Barber of Seville.

This event is co-sponsored by the Seton Hall Charles and Joan Alberto Italian Studies Institute and Classical Concert Series.

Photo of Richie GoodeRichard Goode, piano recital

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 
7:30 p.m.

Returning to the Seton Hall Classical Concert Series for a third appearance, Richard Goode has been hailed for music-making of tremendous emotional power, depth and expressiveness, and has been acknowledged worldwide as one of today's leading interpreters of Classical and Romantic music. In regular performances with the major orchestras, recitals in the world’s music capitals, and through his extensive and acclaimed Nonesuch recordings, he has won a large and devoted following.

"Every time we hear him, he impresses us as better than we remembered, surprising us, surpassing our expectations and communicating perceptions that stay in the mind."
— Gramophone

Music of Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Janacek and Chopin will be performed.

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