Celebrate the Sounds of the Season in the Ciccone

PARAMUS, N.J. – Classical music from the Bergen Sinfonia Orchestra highlights its annual holiday concert, “Uplifting Music for Strings,” Saturday, Dec. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Bergen Community College Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre, located at 400 Paramus Road.

In this live on-stage performance, maestro Murray Colosimo has developed a concert without wind instruments as an extra safeguard for COVID-19. Under his baton, the orchestra will perform favorite masterworks for strings including Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nacht Musik and Elgar’s Serenade for Strings in E minor. Notable highlights of the holiday concert include Vivaldi’s Winter from the Four Seasons and guest soloist Krzysztof Kuznik. The concert also features holiday works by Leroy Anderson and Irving Berlin, which include Fiddle-Faddle, Plink, Plank, Plunk and Happy Holiday/White Christmas.

Ticket prices are $45, with discounts offered to senior citizens ($35), Bergen faculty ($35) and students ($10). Group discounts are also available. Tickets can be purchased online at tickets.bergen.edu or by calling the Box Office at (201) 447-7428.

In the continued interest of the health and safety of the campus community, all on-campus events/gatherings of more than 50 non-College employees in the same room require proof of vaccination at entry. Attendees age 18 or older must present their official Centers for Disease Control COVID-19 Vaccination Record cards bearing his or her name, a certified document from a healthcare provider (personal physician, the agency that performed the vaccination or the New Jersey Immunization Information System) confirming the administration of the vaccine to him or her, the Docket app bearing his or her name or an official dated test record with his or her name confirming a negative test within the last 48 hours. Patrons under the age of 18 do not require vaccination or proof of a negative test. All patrons, including children, must wear masks while indoors on the College’s campus. Public safety will ensure compliance at entry.

Based in Paramus, Bergen Community College (www.bergen.edu), a public two-year coeducational college, enrolls more than 13,000 students at locations in Paramus, the Philip Ciarco Jr. Learning Center in Hackensack and Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands in Lyndhurst. The College offers associate degree, certificate and continuing education programs in a variety of fields. More students graduate from Bergen than any other community college in the state.

Photo caption: Murray Colosimo conducts Bergen Sinfonia.

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