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Garden State Philharmonic

An Afternoon with Maestro Anthony LaGruth, Artistic Director and Conductor of The Garden State Philharmonic


Thursday February 27, 2014
1:30 PM
Join us for an afternoon of fascinating discussion with this noted American conductor and proponent of American music. The program is sponsored by the National Society of Arts and Letters and the general public is welcome. This program has been rescheduled from earlier in the month.

American conductor Anthony LaGruth has delighted audiences and critics alike with many exciting performances Garden State Orchestrarecognized for their innovative presentation of orchestral music. A versatile musician, Mr. LaGruth hasPhilharmonic Orchestra shown that he is equally at home leading orchestral, operatic, and choral ensembles. He is currently serving as the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Garden State Philharmonic (NJ) and the Lyric Opera of San Antonio (TX), as well as the Shrewsbury Chorale (NJ). Mr. LaGruth has worked with some of the greatest composers of our age, including Hans Werner Henze, John Corigliano, and Pulitzer Prize winner Karel Husa, and has collaborated with a wide range of soloists including Philip Smith, Devy Ehrly, Christopher Collins Lee, and Neal Sedaka.

Founded in 1944, The National Society of Arts and Letters is a non-profit organization that assists promising young artists through arts competitions, scholarships and other career opportunities. Stars such as Shirley MacLaine and Jessye Norman have been past NSAL award winners. Click here for The National Society of Arts and Letters website.

The mission of the Garden State Philharmonic Symphony Society, Inc. (GSP) is to maintain and operate a professional level symphony orchestra at the Jersey Shore, to give concerts of cultural and educational value in and for the community, and to foster such related activities that will encourage interest in and appreciation of music. The core values of the GSP center around performance, education, and accessibility: to preserve classical music through public presentation, to promote arts education by introducing the children of our community to the wonders of orchestral and choral music, to make such music accessible to all residents, and to contribute vital energy to regional economic development and cultural tourism. Click here for the Garden State Philharmonic website.
 


 


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