Calendar of Events

September 2013 – March 2014

Sep
13
Fri
Caldwell University Jennings Library to Present Author of “Orphan Train”
Sep 13 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

 

 

Christina Baker Kline

Caldwell, N.J. – August 16, 2013 - Caldwell University Jennings Library will present Christina Baker-Kline, author of “Orphan Train” at noon Friday Sept. 13.   The author visit and book discussion is free and open to the public.

Orphan Train“Orphan Train” is a novel highlighting the orphan trains that ran from East coast cities to Midwest farmlands from 1854 to 1929 carrying thousands of abandoned children. This little-known period in American history became the premise of the book.   .

The power of human resilience and unexpected friendship are at the heart of this novel. Kline seamlessly blends contemporary and historical storylines, while alternating between present-day Maine, where readers meet seventeen-year-old foster child and Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer and 91-year-old Irish immigrant Vivian Daly, and Minnesota in the early 20th century, where readers learn about Vivian’s past.

Kline is the author of five novels, including Bird in Hand and The Way Life Should Be.  Writer-in-Residence at Fordham University from 2007-2011, Kline is a recent recipient of a Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Fellowship and several research fellowships (to Ireland and Minnesota), and has been a Writer-in-Residence at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.  She lives with husband and three sons in Montclair, New Jersey, and spends as much time as possible in northern Minnesota and on the coast of Maine, where she grew up.  For more information,  visit her Facebook author page www.facebook.com/CBakerKline and on the web at www.christinabakerkline.com.

For more information about the event, please contact Joan Reamer in Jennings Library at jreamer@caldwell.edu or 973-618-3564.

Sep
21
Sat
Faculty Favorites Celebrate Homecoming
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

faculty favorites celebrate homecomingThe Music Department faculty will remember songs made famous by Frank Sinatra as part of a concert of classical music and jazz. We celebrate our Caldwell University alumni, especially our 50th anniversary class, with a special discounted admission of $10 for alumni.

Oct
27
Sun
Garden State Opera Performs IL Campanello (Donizetti) and the Premiere of Tamar Da Timna (Santelli)
Oct 27 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Garden State Opera, assisted by the Caldwell University Choir and Kennedy Dancers will perform Donizetti’s one-act comedy Il Campanello di Notte and the premiere of Tamar da Timna. Sung in Italian with English super-titles, the performance will be accompanied by full orchestra and conducted by GSO founder and artistic director, Francesco Santelli. For more information go to www.gardenstateopera.homestead.com.

 This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and administered by the Essex County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs.

Nov
10
Sun
Sky Band
Nov 10 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

sky bandSky Band is a Haitian band that plays Kompa Direk, music that reflects the spirit of Haiti and its people living in New York City. The music is vibrant, cultural, and spiritual with strong beats and melodic rhythms. It tells of the desire to continue the Haitian Culture while learning and loving a new language and culture. Special ticket price of $10.

Nov
13
Wed
Solo & Chamber Concert
Nov 13 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Nov
19
Tue
Jazz & Percussion Concert
Nov 19 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Nov
23
Sat
Children’s Opera
Nov 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Dec
6
Fri
Christmas Spectacular
Dec 6 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

christmas spectacularCelebrate the holiday season with the High School Honor Band and Caldwell University Wind Ensemble and Choir! Featuring works by NJ composer, Joseph Turrin and an international Christmas celebration and culminating with the annual carol sing along, under the direction of Laura Greenwald and Rebecca Vega.

Feb
11
Tue
Paul Meyers, Guitar • Music of Brazil and Beyond
Feb 11 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

paul

One of the top jazz guitarists of our time, Paul Meyers combines a deep understanding of the jazz tradition with strong influences of Brazilian, Latin and classical music to create a truly unique sound.

Mar
2
Sun
Music and the Arts Through Song
Mar 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

music and arts through songExplore relationships of music with architecture, sculpture, poetry, painting and literature through the arias and art songs of Handel, Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Debussy, Verdi and others performed by a quartet of professional singers accompanied by Warren Helms.


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