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Jarrod Spector & Kelli Barrett  This Is Dedicated: Music's Greatest Marriages

Nov 19

Jarrod Spector & Kelli Barrett This Is Dedicated: Music's Greatest Marriages 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Presale for donors begins June 17 at noon. Tickets on sale to general public June 22 at noon. "Newly-married Broadway veterans Jarrod Spector and Kelli Barrett are often asked, “What’s it like to be married to a fellow artist?” Bringing to life the greatest songs birthed from the greatest marriages, the two attempt to answer the question. From Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil and Alan & Marilyn Bergman to Sonny & Cher to Beyonce & Jay-Z, the themes of love, heartbreak, triumph, and despair infuse not only these incredible songs but also the storied partnerships themselves. In an evening filled with humor, heart, and powerhouse vocals, Barrett & Spector celebrate marriage as the driving force behind this timeless music and tackle the difficult questions behind keeping it all together.

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Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea - SOLD OUT

Dec 2

Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea - SOLD OUT 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Please note this concert is SOLD OUT. Tickets to the May 20 concert with the Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea are still available. An annual holiday tradition, the ever lovable and charismatic Father Alphonse Stevenson returns to conduct the Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea for their 26th concert of carols and seasonal favorites. There’s simply no better way to start the holiday season than to spend a special evening with Father Alphonse, his 42-piece orchestra and distinguished vocalists as he provides humorous and personal anecdotes amidst a program of holiday classics and carols.

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A MUSICAL WINTER WONDERLAND

Dec 8

A MUSICAL WINTER WONDERLAND 

Wilson Hall - 7:30 PM

A cavalcade of Holiday favorites featuring the Monmouth University Chamber Orchestra, The Jazz Hawks, The Concert Choir, the Chamber Choir, soloists, and a special appearance by the Colts Neck Reformed Church Exultation Ringers, all in the magisterial setting of Wilson Hall.

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December Senior Show

Dec 9-16

December Senior Show 

Rotary Ice House Gallery - 10 AM

Featuring the work of Monmouth University graduating seniors who will receive their degrees in Graphic Design, Animation or Fine Art.

Free Event


Met Opera: L’Amour de Loin (Broadcast Live in HD)

Dec 10

Met Opera: L’Amour de Loin (Broadcast Live in HD) 

Pollak Gallery - 1 PM

One of the most highly praised operas of recent years, which had its premiere at the Salzburg Festival in 2000, Kaija Saariaho’s yearning medieval romance L’Amour de Loin (“Love From Afar”), has its Met premiere this season.

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Met Opera: Nabucco (Broadcast Live in HD)

Jan 7

Met Opera: Nabucco (Broadcast Live in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Met Music Director James Levine conducts Verdi’s early drama of Ancient Babylon, Nabucco, with Plácido Domingo adding a new role to his repertory as the title character.

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Met Opera Encore: L’Amour de Loin (Broadcast Live in HD)

Jan 15

Met Opera Encore: L’Amour de Loin (Broadcast Live in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

One of the most highly praised operas of recent years, which had its premiere at the Salzburg Festival in 2000, Kaija Saariaho’s yearning medieval romance L’Amour de Loin (“Love From Afar”), has its Met premiere this season.

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Drones by Karina Aguilera Skvirsky

Jan 17-Mar 24

Drones by Karina Aguilera Skvirsky 

Rotary Ice House Gallery - 10 AM

Drones are in the news. They carry out targeted killings; they are manned with cameras to record movements on the ground; hobbyists fly them in public spaces; Amazon wants to use them to deliver their products. Appropriating visual juxtapositions from the surrealists and kitsch sic-fi invasion films, Karina Aguilera Skvirsky's Drones, is a series of photo-collages that put flying objects into our aerial landscapes. This series includes landscapes from US, Ecuador and other unidentifiable locations. Skvirsky is a multi-disciplinary artist who works in photography, video and performance. Her work has been exhibited internationally in group and solo exhibitions. She teaches at Lafayette College and The New School, Parsons School of Design. Lecture: Feb. 2, from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall Auditorium. Opening reception: Friday, Feb. 2, from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

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Jan 17-Mar 10

Monmouth University Department of Art and Design Faculty Exhibtion 

Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall - 10 AM

Featuring the work of the Monmouth University Department of Art and Design Faculty and Adjunct Faculty. Opening Reception: Friday, Jan. 27, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

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Met Opera: Roméo et Juliette (Broadcast Live in HD)

Jan 21

Met Opera: Roméo et Juliette (Broadcast Live in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

The electrifying team of Vittorio Grigolo and Diana Damrau reunites for a new production of Gounod’s opera based on the Shakespeare play.

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Bolshoi Ballet: The Bright Stream - Live in HD

Jan 22

Bolshoi Ballet: The Bright Stream - Live in HD 

Pollak Theatre - 3 PM

During harvest festival at a collective farm, a visiting dance troupe reunites a ballerina with her childhood friend Zina. In order to teach her unfaithful husband a lesson, Zina, the ballerina and the ballerina’s husband decide to swap roles for the evening…

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World Cinema Series: Labyrinth of Lies

Jan 25

World Cinema Series: Labyrinth of Lies 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

A story that exposes the conspiracy of prominent German institutions and government branches to cover up the crimes of Nazis during World War II.

Free Event


National Theatre of London: No Man's Land (Live in HD)

Jan 26

National Theatre of London: No Man's Land (Live in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter’s No Man's Land, broadcast live to cinemas from Wyndham’s Theatre, London. One summer's evening, two ageing writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinking into the night at Hirst's stately house nearby.  As the pair become increasingly inebriated, and their stories increasingly unbelievable, the lively conversation soon turns into a revealing power game, further complicated by the return home of two sinister younger men.

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Met Opera Encore: Nabucco (Broadcast Live in HD)

Jan 29

Met Opera Encore: Nabucco (Broadcast Live in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Met Music Director James Levine conducts Verdi’s early drama of Ancient Babylon, Nabucco, with Plácido Domingo adding a new role to his repertory as the title character.

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Feb 1-Mar 24

WOMEN IN THE WORLD… A VISUAL PERSPECTIVE 

Pollak Gallery - 9 AM

The Women In the World…A Visual Perspective, art exhibit ties into the theme for Women In Media – Newark’s 8th annual Women’s History Month Film Festival (see event on pg. 34), and takes a broad look at the struggles and triumphs experienced by women globally. This exhibition, exquisitely curated by the renowned Gladys B. Grauer, uses the work of a socially and culturally diverse group of New Jersey based women artists to explore this seemingly simple topic. The images in this exhibit are not necessarily intended to be a literal interpretation of the theme, rather they often offer a metaphorical relationship to the theme. This inspiring exhibit is not to be missed! Opening Reception: Feb. 10, 6:30-8:30 PM

Free Event