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We are pleased to welcome the community, including family members, local schoolchildren, alumni and friends, to athletic and cultural events on campus. Please register in advance at events.hofstra.edu.

Any guest who is unvaccinated should wear a mask, which will be available at the entrances to most buildings. Refer to hofstra.edu/togetheragain for updated mask protocols.

The Helene Fortunoff Theater

American Chamber Ensemble

ACE will present its Annual Music Party concert and fundraiser, celebrating the life of founding ACE Co-Director Blanche Abram.

More information.

  • Sunday, September 18, 3 p.m.

The Helene Fortunoff Theater

Octubafest

Directed by Michael Salzman. Hofstra’s annual autumn celebration of the tuba, featuring student and faculty solo performances and the Hofstra Tuba Euphonium Ensemble.

  • Saturday, October 29, 7:30 p.m.

The Helene Fortunoff Theater

The American Chamber Ensemble

The Music Department of Hofstra University presents ACE performing Exploring the Human Spirit – Part 1.

Composers to be performed include Natalie Hunt, Shostakovich, Bernard Crussell, Mendelssohn and Mark Sherman.

  • Sunday, October 30, at 3 p.m.

Toni and Martin Sosnoff Theater, John Cranford Adams Playhouse

Hofstra Chamber Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra

The Department of Music presents Hofstra Chamber Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra present "Spirit and Memory," directed by Adam Glaser and featuring Tammy Hensrud, mezzo-soprano.

The program includes:

Handel: The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (from Solomon)

Creston: Gregorian Chant for String Orchestra

J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 82: Ich habe genug (I have enough)

J.S. Bach (arr. Cailliet): Sheep May Safely Graze (from Cantata No. 208)

Ravel: Pavane for a Dead Princess

Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 5, Op. 107, “Reformation”

  • Friday, November 11, 8 p.m.

Cathedral of the Incarnation, Garden City, NY

Chorale and Chamber Choir

Directed by David Fryling, featuring an eclectic selection of choral music presented in an exquisite acoustic space.

Tickets available at the door. Hofstra students and faculty receive one free ticket upon presentation of a current HofstraCard. Tickets for the general public are $10; $8 for adults 65+ or non-Hofstra students with ID. *For more information, please call Dr. Fryling at 516-463-5497. 

  • Friday, November 18, 7:30 p.m.

 

Shapiro Family Hall, Room 010

Hofstra Jazz Combos

Directed by Shawn Lovato.

  • Saturday, December 3, at 1 p.m.

Toni and Martin Sosnoff Theater, John Cranford Adams Playhouse

University Choir & Chamber Orchestra

Cindy Bell and Adam Glaser, directors

An evening of traditional and contemporary music performed by chamber orchestra and choir.

  • Tuesday, December 6, 8 p.m.

Toni and Martin Sosnoff Theater, John Cranford Adams Playhouse

Hofstra Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble

Directed by David Soto

  • Saturday, December 10, 8 p.m.

Student Honors Recitals

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Symphony Orchestra Concert

Dorothy Hoag Honors Recital
Saturday, November 5, 7:30 p.m.
The Helene Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center

A cherished friend and benefactor of Hofstra University, Dorothy Hoag supported a number of special projects at Hofstra to ensure continued quality musical performances and rehearsal space for future generations of students. She established a scholarship in her name, which has benefited countless students pursuing the field of music. Ms. Hoag also provided additional scholarship funds through a generous bequest to the University in her will.

This year's performers: Courtney Conkling (flute)James Kelly (violin)Kyla Surajbali (soprano), and John Paul West (piano)Free and open to the public.

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Hoag Recital performers 2022

William H. Lawrence Honors Recital
Saturday, November 12, 7:30 p.m.
The Helene Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center

William H. Lawrence was an internationally acclaimed African-American pianist and composer. Mr. Lawrence provided financial support for the Music Department through a bequest in his will. His gift, which included two pianos, helped support renovations in the John Cranford Adams Playhouse and the establishment of an endowed scholarship in his name to support students majoring in the field of music.

This year's recital, for trumpet, voice and percussion, features Kevin BonillaAmanda LarsenAnthony Malizia, and Rebekah Strohmeyer.

Free and open to the public.

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Lawrence recital performers

We are pleased to welcome the community, including family members, local schoolchildren, alumni and friends, to athletic and cultural events on campus. Please register in advance at events.hofstra.edu.

Any guest who is unvaccinated should wear a mask, which will be available at the entrances to most buildings. Refer to hofstra.edu/togetheragain for updated mask protocols.