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Turtle Island String Quartet

Feb 26

Turtle Island String Quartet 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Winner of the 2006 and 2008 GRAMMY® Awards for Best Classical Crossover category, Turtle Island fuses the classical quartet esthetic with contemporary American musical styles, and by devising a performance practice that honors both, the state of the art has inevitably been redefined. Cellist nonpareil Yo-Yo Ma has proclaimed TIQ to be “a unified voice that truly breaks new ground – authentic and passionate – a reflection of some of the most creative music-making today.” Formed in 1985, the Turtle Island Quartet has been a singular force in the creation of bold, new trends in chamber music for strings.


Mavis Staples with Nicole Atkins

Feb 21

Mavis Staples with Nicole Atkins 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

There are few living musicians who can lay claim to being the voice of America’s conscience, and even fewer who continue to make vital music. For six decades Mavis Staples has been the solid rock of American music. Alongside the family group she is so identified with, the Staple Singers, Mavis has managed to transform herself as she goes, yet never alter.


Jason Isbell

Feb 6

Jason Isbell 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

A former member of the Southern rock outfit Drive by Truckers, Jason Isbell’s solo career has seemed effortless, from Sirens of the Ditch (2007) to Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit (2009), through Here We Rest (2011) and last year’s Live From Alabama. He writes open -hearted songs full of storm and drama, bursting with personal truths, and echoing with the southern sound of his Alabama upbringing. Embracing his newfound sobriety, Isbell next produced an album of haunting atonement and redemption, the sparse and impressive Southeastern, which was a critical success and commercial breakthrough. Tickets on sale Friday, August 22 at 10 am.


LA Theatre Work’s In the Heat of the Night

Feb 5

LA Theatre Work’s In the Heat of the Night 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

John Ball’s 1965 novel, In the Heat of the Night, which was adapted into a five time Academy Award-winning film starring Sidney Poitier and a hugely popular television series, tells the story of black police detective Virgil Tibbs passing through the small town in the Carolinas on a hot August night in an America during the 1960s grappling with integration and an evolving acceptance of the Civil Rights Movement. Now in conjunction with LA Theatre Works, the foremost radio theatre company in the United States, playwright and screenwriter Matt Pelfrey’s riveting stage adaptation of this classic American thriller comes to life in a "live-in-performance" radio drama.


David Lindley & John Hammond

Jan 30

David Lindley & John Hammond 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Throughout his long and distinguished career David Lindley has performed music that redefines the word “eclectic.” He founded and lead the first world music rock band, the Kaleidoscope, has collaborated with artists such as Jackson Browne, Henry Kaiser and Ry Cooder and is leader of his own band El Rayo-X, that intergrates American roots music and world beat with a heavy reggae influence. Lindley has been one of Hollywood’s most in demand session musicians playing with Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart, Linda Ronstadt, Crosby and Nash, Warren Zevon, and many others. His live performances incorporate an incredible array of stringed instruments into a unique concert experience. John Hammond, Jr. is one of a handful of white blues musicians who was on the scene at the beginning of the first blues renaissance of the mid-'60s. A Grammy winner whose 50-year career has seen successful collaborations with the likes of Tom Waits, Dr. John, Duane Allman, Robbie Robertson, and G. Love and who once boasted both Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix in his band; Hammond does justice to classic blues by combining powerful guitar and harmonica playing with expressive vocals and a dignified stage presence.


Senior Recital - Katie Cozzi

Dec 13

Senior Recital - Katie Cozzi 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 6 PM

Katie Cozzi is a Graphic Design major performing a Junior Voice Recital on Saturday, December 13 at 6 pm at the Lauren K. Woods Theatre. Admission is free; light refreshments will be served.

Free Event


Senior Recital - Katelyn Harodetsky

Dec 13

Senior Recital - Katelyn Harodetsky 

2 PM

Katelyn Harodetsky, Music Education major, will be performing her senior recital at the First Presbyterian Church of Long Branch on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 2:00 PM. She will be featured on voice.

Free Event


Senior Recital - Connor Healey

Dec 6

Senior Recital - Connor Healey 

4 PM

Connor Healey, Music major, will be performing his Senior Recital at Unity by the Shore – 3508 Asbury Avenue Neptune, NJ 07753 – on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. He will be featured on the double bass. Admission is free; light refreshments will be served.”

Free Event


Senior Recital - Jennifer Weingarten

Dec 5

Senior Recital - Jennifer Weingarten 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 7 PM

Jennifer Weingarten, a Music Education Major, will be performing her senior recital on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 7:00 PM in the Lauren K. Woods Theater. She will be featured on voice, piano, and clarinet. Admission is free; light refreshments will be served.

Free Event


Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea

Dec 5

Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

There’s simply no better way to start the holiday season than to spend this special evening with Conductor Father Alphonse Stephenson as he provides humorous and personal anecdotes amidst a program of holiday classics and carols performed flawlessly by his 42-piece orchestra and distinguished vocalists. This well-established Christmas tradition is celebrating its 24th year at Monmouth University. Be sure to get your tickets early for this annual sell out!


Theatre Fest 2014

Dec 1-4

Theatre Fest 2014 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - All Day

Please join us for the first Annual TheatreFest, four days and nights of theatre entirely produced and directed by Monmouth University students. All events free of charge and open to the public!

Free Event


A Marvelous Night: The music of Van Morrison

Nov 26

A Marvelous Night: The music of Van Morrison 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

PLEASE NOTE: This concert will take place as scheduled.


One Last Waltz: A Celebration of the Music & Legacy of The Band

Nov 21

One Last Waltz: A Celebration of the Music & Legacy of The Band 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

A wise man once said it’s better to burn out than fade away, and on Thanksgiving Day of 1976, one of the best live acts of the rock era went out in a blaze of glory. Glen Burtnik, Salvatore Boyd, Bob Burger & Arne Wendt, performing as The Band. They will be joined on stage by a cast of artists, including Southside Johnny, Pat Guadagno, Bobby Banderia, Kate Taylor, Bruce Gassman, Frank Puggy DeRosa, Matt Wade, Stringbean Sorenson, Frank Lombardi, Anthony D'Amato, Emily Grove, Nick Foster, Tommy LaBella, Taylor Hope and more, to bring us on a musical journey back in time to the fall of 1976. Tickets on sale Mon. Oct. 6.


Mary Chapin Carpenter

Nov 20

Mary Chapin Carpenter 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter will appear at the Pollak Theatre this fall in an intimate, acoustic performance. The tour marks Carpenter’s return to singing both timeless hits and deep cuts from her expansive and beloved 13-album catalog after performing with orchestras in early 2014. Over the course of her career, Carpenter has sold over 13 million records. With hits like “Passionate Kisses” and “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her,” she has won five Grammy Awards (with 15 nominations), two CMA awards and two Academy of Country Music awards for her vocals. Her songs speak to the most personal of life’s details and the most universal. Opening the show will be Tift Merritt.


Art Now: Bernd Klug - Sound Installation and Performance

Nov 20

Art Now: Bernd Klug - Sound Installation and Performance 

Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall - 2 PM

This sound installation features a piano-wired based interactive feedback system that turns Rechnitz Hall into a resonating instrument. Room frequencies, wavelengths and the connection points of the strings will create a unique sonic activation of the exhibition space.

Free Event