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 at the South Orange Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. 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

The 2013 - 2014 Season

Brooklyn Chamber Music Society Brooklyn Chamber Music Society 
Wednesday, November 20th, 7:30 p.m.  

In a return to the Classical Series, artistic director and violinist Carmit Zori and her distinguished roster of musicians from the Brooklyn Chamber Music Society present a brilliant and colorful program including the Brahms Clarinet Quintet, Debussy Trio for Flute, Viola and Harp, and Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro. 

Viva Verdi Viva Verdi Tuesday
December 3rd, 6:30 p.m.* 

In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Giuseppe Verdi, and through the generosity of Angelo Rancatti, the Charles and Joan Alberto Italian Studies Institute and Classical Concert Series of Seton Hall University are delighted to present MidAtlantic Opera, conducted by Jason Tramm in Viva Verdi, a program of beloved concert arias. 

Jean-Yves ThibaudetJean-Yves Thibaudet
Tuesday, March 4th, 7:30 p.m.  

Jean-Yves Thibaudet, "one of the best pianists of our time" (New York Sun), has the rare ability to combine poetic musical sensibilities with dazzling technical prowess. Exclaims the New York Times, “…every note he fashions is a pearl…the joy, brilliance and musicality of his performance could not be missed.” 

Dido and Aeneas Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell 
May 1, 2, 3 at 8 p.m. and May 4 at 2 p.m.* 

A collaborative production of the MidAtlantic Opera Company and Seton Hall’s performing arts programs, the Classical Series is delighted to jointly present, along with Seton Hall Theatre, Dido and Aeneas conducted and directed by Jason Tramm. Please see Seton Hall Theatre listing for further details. 

 *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

Michael Zavada, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Ruth Sharkey, Honorary Chair
Dena Levine, Arts Council Chair
Lorrain A. Hughes ('72, '81)

Program Directors

Jeanne Brasile, Walsh Gallery
Dena Levine, Classical Concert Series
Nathan Oates, Poetry-in-the-Round
Denisse Oller, Joseph A. Unanue
Peter Reader and Deirdre Yates, Seton Hall Theatre
Gloria Thurmond, Jazz 'n the Hall

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