Photo Flash: Jason Tramm Launches First Peace Trilogy Concert
With the launch of the 61st Annual Ocean Grove Choir Festival Sunday July 12th noted conductor Jason C. Tramm leads the first of three concerts which define a major theme in Tramm's 2015 performance season - Peace. Check out photos from the performance below!
In response to polarizing reports of violence at home and abroad and inspired by Leonard Bernstein's artistic mandate "This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before" Tramm has fashioned a trilogy of concert performances designed to underscore humanity's universal connection through music.
Tramm will conduct "Prince of Peace" the 61st Annual Choir Festival Sunday July 12th with over 1000 choristers, Philadelphia's Festive Brass, and the renown organist Gordon and "Grace and Peace" on August 23rd, a Sacred Masterworks series performance featuring the Adelphi Orchestra, at Ocean Grove's historic, 6,500 seat venue, the Great Auditorium, where Tramm serves as Music Director. "A Prayer for Peace" the third concert of the trilogy, a joint venture of the MidAtlantic Opera and Seton Hall University, will take place on October 17th at Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage Carnegie Hall where Tramm will conduct selections of the rarely performed Yanus Emre Oratorio by Ahmed Adnan Saygun, Leonard Bernstein's Chichester Psalms and Ralph Vaughan William's Dona Nobis Pacem with featured guest soloists, the MidAtlantic Opera Orchestra and Chorus, and the Seton Hall University Chorus.
Collectively Tramm's three peace themed concerts represent collaborations with over a thousand musicians and singers from throughout the Eastern seaboard and US. In each concert the repertoire reflects works by classical and contemporary composers whose nationality, background and circumstances differ, yet whose compositions share and celebrate a vision of peace and hope.
In addition to his role as Music Director at Ocean Grove CMA, Jason C. Tramm serves as Director of Choral Activities at Seton Hall University and is Artistic Director and principal conductor of the MidAtlantic Opera.
"61st Annual Ocean Grove Choir Festival, Prince of Peace" Sunday July 12th at 7PM, Great Auditorium, Ocean Grove, NJ Free and open to the public. Seating available on a first come, first served basis. For further information visit http://www.oceangrove.org/Songs_Sun_Aft
"Sacred Masterworks Concert "Grace and Peace" Sunday August 23rd at 7PM, Great Auditorium, Ocean Grove, NJ. Free and open to the public. Seating available on a first come, first served basis. For further information visithttp://www.oceangrove.org/Songs_Sun_Aft
"A Prayer for Peace Concert" Saturday October 17 at 8PM, Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall. General Admission $15 - $100. Tickets available via the Carnegie Hall website www.carnegiehall.org/ beginning August 1st.