HILLSIDE — The Foulger International Music Festival, back in New Jersey for its second summer, will showcase world-renowned performers as well as exciting young talents from throughout the U.S. and abroad. In residence at Enlow Hall at Kean University, the Foulger International Music Festival features internationally renowned Artist Faculty as well as exceptional classical music students from around the world, including Asia, the Dominican Republic, Iceland, and Albania.
The success of the inaugural Foulger concert season was due in large part to the great support of the central New Jersey audience. After witnessing the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, the faculty, staff, and students of the Foulger International Music Festival wanted to do something to help.
The concert by the Foulger Festival Orchestra on Sunday, July 7 at 2 p.m. at Enlow Hall will be a fundraiser for the American Red Cross -100% of the net proceeds to be donated to their Disaster Relief Fund. The performers in this concert include students and faculty members who come from throughout the U.S. and abroad, and who are eager to make a contribution to the healing process in New Jersey. Artistic Director and Founder Allison Eldredge, a featured soloist in the program, says, “Music is more than our job. It is a privilege to be able to share great music and to bring beauty to this community.”
The program features two internationally renowned soloists, cellist and Artistic Director Allison Eldredge in Tchaikovsky’s Andante Cantablie, and violinist Miranda Cuckson in the Violin Concerto in a minor by J.S. Bach. Between the two of these great artists, their credits include performing as soloists with the world’s greatest orchestras, like the Chicago Symphony and New York Philharmonic, and in the most important concert venues, like Carnegie Hall, the Berlin Philharmonie, and the Library of Congress.
Also on the program is the Foulger Festival Orchestra, led by conductor Max Levinson. This ensemble is made up of the elite students of the Foulger International Music Festival: students from around the world who attend the major conservatories of the U.S. The program will also include Mozart’s Divertimento in D and Dvorak’s beloved Serenade for Strings.
Tickets for the concert can be purchased online or at the door at Enlow Hall. Ticket prices are $25 general admission, except for free student concerts. Discounted admission ($10) for seniors is available at the door. More information, including the complete festival concert schedule, photos, and videos, can be found on the Foulger International Music Festival’s website: http://foulgermusic.org/.
Enlow Hall is located at 215 North Avenue at Hillside, NJ.
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