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GCU Celebrates Broadway and Hollywood with the Garden State Philharmonic

Lakewood, N.J., Mar. 14, 2011—Join Georgian Court for “The Great White Way to Tinsel Town: The Music You Know and Love from Broadway and the Movies,” a springtime concert presented by the Garden State Philharmonic. The afternoon of music, held Sunday, April 3, at 2:00 p.m., will feature the songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein, Frank Sinatra, John Williams, and more. The concert will take place in the Casino Auditorium on GCU’s Lakewood campus.

Founded in 1955, the Garden State Philharmonic Orchestra is a cultural resource for the Jersey Shore and the surrounding region, performing the best in symphonic repertoire in a variety of venues. Music lovers do not have to travel to the cities to enjoy live performances of fine symphonic music presented by a quality orchestra. This season marks the 10th anniversary of Maestro Anthony LaGruth as conductor and artistic director.

Conductor Anthony LaGruth has delighted audiences and critics alike with many exciting performances recognized for their innovative presentation of orchestral music. A proponent of American music, Maestro LaGruth is on the steering committee of the American Symphony Orchestra League’s commissioning project, Ford Made in America. This program offers smaller orchestras throughout the country the opportunity to commission works by major American composers through grassroots consortiums. Noted by his colleagues for his rapport with audiences, Maestro LaGruth builds relationships with his listeners through many outreach programs and his very popular pre-concert discussions, Musically Speaking. Whether educating and entertaining students in a Music for Young People concert or chatting informally with audience members, Maestro LaGruth finds innovative ways to bridge the gap between new audiences and classical music.

Tickets are $20 for members of the general public and $15 for paid members of the McAuley Institute for Lifelong Learning or GCU students with ID. Reservations are required and can be made by contacting the GCU Office of Conferences and Special Events at or 732.987.2263.

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts core and a special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court serves nearly 3,000 students of all faiths and backgrounds in a residential Women's College and a coeducational University College with undergraduate and graduate programs. Georgian Court's main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, now named a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also offers classes at its site at One Woodbridge Center in Woodbridge, at Coastal Communiversity in Wall, and at Cumberland County College in Vineland.

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