Seton Hall University
Arts Council

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. 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)

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

2016-2017 Season


Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca (concert version)

MidAtlantic Opera and SHU Choir

November 16 @ 7PM (please note special concert time)

Pre-Concert lecture in the SOPAC Loft at 5:30pm with August Ventura

A co-presentation of Seton Hall University’s Classical Concert Series and Charles and Joan Alberto Italian Studies Institute.

 The MidAtlantic Opera Company and Seton Hall University join forces again to present a concert version of Puccini’s powerful and dramatic operatic masterpiece, Tosca.  Premiering in 1900, Tosca has become one of the most beloved and popular operas.  The performance will feature an internationally acclaimed cast under the baton of Maestro Jason C. Tramm, the MidAtlantic Opera Orchestra, and the Seton Hall University Choir.  Come experience the thrill of grand opera right here in South Orange.


Curtis Chamber Orchestra

Mozart Violin Concertos

December 5 @ 7:30PM

A full-scholarship institution, and the most selective conservatory in the country, the Curtis Institute of Music educates and trains exceptionally gifted young musicians to engage a local and global community through the highest level of artistry. This 16-piece orchestra of the future stars of the Classical music world will perform three of the sparkling Mozart violin concerti with soloists from within the orchestra.


Musicians from Marlboro

February 20 @ 7:30PM

“Passionate, detailed music-making is a hallmark of Marlboro performances . . .The musicians played with a rich, full-blooded sound and infused the piece . . . with nuance and spontaneity.”

– The New York Times

Please join us for this program featuring seasoned musicians and young talent as they bring us into the intimate chamber music world of Haydn, Fauré, and Brahms.


Gleb Ivanov, piano

March 28 @ 7:30PM

Gleb Ivanov “is a cut above the usual, a young super-virtuoso, with musical sensitivity and an appreciation of style to go with the thunder and lightning.” 

The New York Times

We are delighted to present this brilliant and internationally acclaimed solo pianist, winner in the prestigious Young Concert Artist auditions and Vladimir Horowitz competition in Kiev. Program selections to include Prokofiev and Ravel.

*Please note special concert times Admission to all concerts: $25 General; $15 Seniors and Seton Hall Alumni; $8 Seton Hall Employees and students from universities other than Seton Hall; FREE to Seton Hall Students and individuals 18 and under.

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


Classical Concert Series
Dena Levine, D.M.A.
Corrigan Hall Music Center
Phone (973) 275-2450

Ticket Information

  • Buying tickets for events at SOPAC
  • Reserve tickets for on-campus events by calling (973) 761-9098

Arts Council Leadership

Deirdre Yates, Dean, College of Communication and the Arts
Ruth Sharkey, Honorary Chair
Lorrain A. Hughes ('72, '81)

Program Directors

Jeanne Brasile, Walsh Gallery
Dena Levine, Classical Concert Series
Denisse Oller, Joseph A. Unanue
Peter Reader, Seton Hall Theatre
Gloria Thurmond, Jazz 'n the Hall

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