Performing Arts

NEW Presenting Series debuts at Rowan

This spring, fresh and classic artists converge in an exciting series of performances by professional music and dance artists at Rowan University.


Kicking off on March 3, the Series open with lutenist Miguel Yisrael followed by Da Da Dance Project on March 5 and composers Philip Maneval on March 12 and Kareem Roustom on April 2.


All performances are at 8 PM at various venues on Rowan's Glassboro campus. General admission tickets are $15. Rowan students and staff with ID are FREE. Visit or call the box office at 856-256-4545.



Miguel Yisrael, Lutenist

Monday, March 3 @ 8 PM in Boyd Recital Hall

Born in Lisbon, lutenist Miguel Yisrael's concerts have been described as "a revelation" and "joining rhythmic conviction with a perfect mastery of detail and ornamentation." Yisrael presents The Lute of the Sun King, 11 Course Baroque Lute, a magnificent collection of Baroque lute pieces in an evening that is sure to captivate the aural senses.



Da Da Dance Project: A Story of Three Cities

Wednesday, March 5 @ 8 PM in Pfleeger Concert Hall

A Story of Three Cities is an evening of dance curated by Da·Da·Dance Project, co-directed by Eun Jung Choi and Guillermo Ortega Tanus. The concert features the premiere of The Strangest Thing: Clearance 13"6' by Erick Montes. The visual images embrace humor, buoyancy, perplexity, aggression and a sense of absence, all through compelling contemporary dance.



The Music of Philip Maneval

Wednesday, March 12 @ 8 PM in Boyd Recital Hall

Classical music is alive and brand new in this concert, featuring exciting new chamber works by Philadelphia composer Philip Maneval. Performed by Rowan University faculty and students, these works represent the state of the art and include two world premieres. Maneval's Viola Sonata No. 2 will be performed internationally acclaimed violist Lenuta Atanasiu on the Pfleeger family viola, recently donated to the Rowan University by Lucile Pfleeger.



Kareem Roustom: Composer-in-Residence

Wednesday, April 2 @ 8 PM in Pfleeger Concert Hall

Syrian-American composer Kareem Roustom's work spans a wide spectrum of mediums from arrangements for pop-star Shakira and Emmy-nominated film scores to his recent commissions for the renowned Kronos Quartet. The works on the program both celebrate the culture and music of Roustom's native Syria and reflect upon the devastating civil war there. The concert features the Rowan University Women's Choir, under the direction of Jack Hill, giving the mid-Atlantic premiere of Roustom's Hot Tea, Mint and Olives, which features the hopeful and inspiring text of Palestinian-American poet Ibtisam Barakaat. This program is made possible in part by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

The Kareem Roustom residency also includes the following events:


Tuesday, April 1:

Storytime at Glassboro Library @ 11:00 am – a free event appropriate for 3-5 year olds.


Tuesday, April 2:

"Composing Music for Film" workshop @ 3:15 PM in Boyd Recital Hall.


Rowan Prep Family Concert @ 6:15 in Wilson Hall Room 153.


For more information, email