College of Communication and the Arts Logo

Arts Council Kicks Off Season of Virtualized Cultural Programming  

music composerHoused in the College of Communication and the Arts, the Arts Council is proud to continue the long-standing tradition of bringing world-class cultural programming to the University community and beyond.

The 2020-2021 season will kick off with a series of virtualized events, all of which are free and accessible to all. Several Arts Council programs happening in this month of November include a special concert from the Classical Concert Series, two unique broadcasts of Jazz 'n the Hall, and encore access to a special Seton Hall Theatre production. Events this year are available in a variety of ways, some being broadcast via the South Orange Performing Arts Center, some on the University's own website and others over the airwaves of the award-winning radio station, WSOU 89.5FM. 

More details on the upcoming events are below.

Jazz 'n the Hall presents "A Brief History Of Jazz"
Saturday, November 14, 9 p.m. ET 

Tune into WSOU 89.5FM Radio for Jazz 'n the Hall's special one-hour presentation entitled "A Brief History of Jazz." Presented by Seton Hall adjunct professor Gregory Scime, and Seton Hall adjunct professor Douglas Purviance, a prominent jazz producer and manager of the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, and pianist Scott Arcangel, formerly the Musical Director of the United States Military Academy Jazz Knights at West Point. Click here for more information.

A Night of Italian Opera: Arias for Hope and Resilience
Thursday, November 19, 7:30 p.m. ET
The Classical Concert Series and the Charles and Joan Alberto Italian Studies Institute are thrilled to mark the return of Seton Hall University's Classical Concert Series with a virtual performance *FREE WITH REGISTRATION* Click here to reserve your spot.

An Encore of SHU Theatre production of Spoon River: Revisited ON Demand!
Adapted for the Stage by Associate Professor of Theatre Peter Reader, Directed by Stephanie Ila Silver. Featuring a collection of performances based on the works of acclaimed poet Edgar Lee Masters. Click here to watch Spoon River: Revisited.

Jazz 'n the Hall presents, "Jazz Vocalists"
Saturday, November 21, 9 p.m. ET
Tune into WSOU 89.5 FM Radio for the second event in this special jazz series, featuring a jazz vocal repertoire ranging from the great classic blues singer Gertrude "Ma" Rainey to the contemporary jazz vocals of Diana Krall. Click here for more information.

Coming in December, the much beloved Seton Hall Christmas tradition of Lessons and Carols will take place as well, with the choir led virtually by Assistant Professor of Music, Dr. Jason Tramm.

For more on the Arts Council and upcoming events, click here.

Categories: Arts and Culture , Education

For more information, please contact:

  • Danielle Clements
  • (973) 275-4871