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SHUFFLE Concert performers with their instruments. The Classical Concert Series, within the College of Communication and the Arts, is pleased to feature SHUFFLE Concert, a New York-based chamber ensemble, for its final event of the season at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, 2018, at the South Orange Performing Arts Center.

SHUFFLE specifically delivers its own distinctive concert experience: the audience chooses the performance. Listeners are asked to select the pieces to be performed, choosing from a variety of works and genres including classical, baroque, romantic, Jazz, Latin, and Broadway. Out of over 35 options, an average of 12 works is played. Central to SHUFFLE's performance is the group's interaction with the audience, leaving listeners with a shuffled evening of music genres that is both unexpected and thrilling.

"Many musical groups have recently been trying to show classical music is not a 'stuffy' art form, but rather one that is vibrant and alive," shares Dena Levine, Ph.D., director of the Classical Concert Series. "Musicians value and work with the presence of the audience. SHUFFLE's menu idea is a fun way for our audience to experience this."

Members of SHUFFLE will also offer a career talk after the performance, sharing their insights and professional journeys. Attendees will be able to interact with, learn from and inquire about the ensemble directly from the stage.

The Classical Concert Series brings renowned world-class soloists and ensembles from around the globe to the University and South Orange community. This year, the series presented Polish and Hungarian piano soloist, Piotr Anderszewski, in October and international artists in a concert version of Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly opera in December. SHUFFLE Concert will close the Classical Concert season, with many members of the ensemble being of Israeli descent.

The series is proud to be part of the Arts Council, an initiative supporting the integral role of the arts in higher education and housed in the College of Communication and the Arts.

For more information on the series, its season or its programming please contact Dena Levine at

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For more information, please contact:

  • Danielle Clements
  • (973) 275-4831
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