Music

  • WP Voice presents
    Winter Choral Concert

    Dec 06, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
    Location: Sacred Heart Church, 12 Terrace Ave., Rochelle Park, NJ

    WINTER CHORAL CONCERT
    "Sing We Nowell"
    featuring music of the English Choral School Tradition

    Led by Dr. Lauren Fowler-Calisto, WP Concert Choir and Chamber Choir present  a program featuring internationally renowned composer, Tarik O'Regan's Magnificat and Classic Winter Carols with Warren Helms, organist.

    Admission: Free!


     

  • WP New Music Series
    WP New Music and Percussion Ensembles

    Dec 09, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    WP music professors Peter Jarvis and Payton MacDonald will perform a snare drum solo and duet of composer Chris Opperman’s world premiere pieces “Discovery” and “Tachyon Pulse.” Music by Peter Jarvis will also be performed.

    Admission:  Free!


     

  • The Center for Chinese Art
    China Oriental Performing Arts Group

    Dec 11, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    The performance of “National Beauty” by the Chinese Oriental Song and Dance Troupe, represents the most prestigious nationally recognized music and dance performance in China.  The spectacular presentation of oriental songs and dances created by famous Chinese artists epitomizes the deep love of culture, music and dance delivered in the folk-art style unique to China. 

    Admission: $35 Adult • $20 Children • $20 WP Alumni
    WP Faculty, Staff and Students - FREE!


     

  • WP Music presents
    Concert Band

    Dec 12, 2019 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Admission:  Free!


     

  • WP Presents!
    Blue Suede Christmas with Scot Bruce

    Dec 14, 2019 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Scot Bruce, recognized as the country’s preeminent Elvis performer, and his amazing rockin’ band, meticulously and respectfully recreate the high-energy musical and visual excitement of Elvis’ pre-Vegas career, right down to the vintage instruments and grease in the hair. This riveting and ROCKIN’ holiday tribute concert features the wonderful Christmas songs recorded by Elvis Presley - such as ‘Santa Bring My Baby Back,’ ‘Blue Christmas’, and more! A show guaranteed to have you ALL SHOOK UP!  

    Because of his uncanny resemblance to the young “King” (and his ability to sing, strum a guitar, and swivel his hips), Scot Bruce’s live show has taken him from his roots in the Pacific Northwest to across the U.S. and all over the world. As Elvis, he has appeared in music videos with Faith Hill and Sheryl Crow, and has been heard as the “Resident Elvis” on the highly rated “Mark and Brian” Los Angeles morning radio show. Recently, he had the honor of performing with the legendary Jordanaires (Elvis’ original backup singers). He also played Elvis in the recreation scenes from E! Entertainment Network’s True Hollywood Story: Elvis in Hollywood. He appeared at Disneyland in California on a regular basis.

    “The closest they can get to Elvis in the flesh is Scot Bruce!” – CNN    

    Admission: Orchestra $35 • Loge $30

    Blue Suede Christmas with Scot Bruce
    Scot Bruce


     

  • Jazz Room Series & WP Presents! present
    John Pizzarelli and Catherine Russell:
    Nat King Cole and The Ladies of Song

    Dec 15, 2019 @ 4:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    With the inspiration that Nat King Cole’s TV show brought to the American public which included so many amazingly talented singers such as Dinah Washington, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Carmen McRae and many others, John Pizzarelli and Catherine Russell pay homage to Nat King Cole and these iconic singers. This new show is timely for John Pizzarelli who recently released a Nat King Cole tribute album. He also shares a deep connection to William Paterson with his father and historic jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli. Catherine Russell returns by popular demand. Together, they bring Nat King Cole’s most memorable hits such as Route 66, Straighten Up and Fly Right, and Paper Moon along with the timeless works from Billie Holiday and the Ladies of Song.

    Admission: $45 Orchestra • $40 Loge • $10 WP students*
    *20% off for WP employees, alumni, and senior citizens by calling (973-720-2371) or visiting the box office in Shea Center lobby.

    John Pizzarelli
    Catherine Russell


     

  • WP Presents!
    Destination Motown featuring The Sensational Soul Cruisers

    Feb 14, 2020 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    “Destination Motown” is a multi-media show performed by New Jersey’s own, The Sensational Soul Cruisers, delivering the greatest hits by the Temptations, the Jackson Five, Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops and so many others. This incredible live band brings a “WOW” show, time after time. They will have you singing and dancing along to all your favorite Motown hits.

    The Sensational Soul Cruisers are described as a cross between Kool and the Gang, Chicago and the Temptations. If you remember a movie called “Eddie and the Cruisers,” you would be interested to know that the Soul Cruisers rhythm section was the band behind Eddie Testa, as Eddie and the Cruisers. That band and its name inspired the movie of the same name. So many National Artists have been guests at Soul Cruisers shows, including Bruce Springsteen, Clarence Clemons, John Eddie, Southside Johnny, and so many more.

    Admission: $35 Orchestra • $30 Loge • Standard WP discounts apply

    Destination Motown


     

  • WP Presents!
    San Jose Taiko’s Rhythm Journey

    Feb 22, 2020 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    San Jose Taiko’s distinct performance style blends traditional rhythms of Japanese drumming with the beat of world rhythms, including African, Brazilian, Filipino, Latin and Jazz. Known for synchronized choreography, eclectic musicality, and joyful spirit, the group has captivated audiences worldwide with the empowering sounds of taiko and connecting people through cultural understanding, creative expression, and rhythmic heartbeat.

    San Jose Taiko is acknowledged as one of the premier taiko ensembles in the world, whose artistry, philosophy, and unique organizational structure are studied and emulated by many arts groups throughout the U.S. and Japan. Recognized for its artistic and managerial excellence, San Jose Taiko has received both Advancement and Challenge Grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Chevron Award for Excellence. Most recently, in 2010, the Foreign Minister’s office of the Japanese government awarded San Jose Taiko the Foreign Minister’s Commendation of Achievement in recognition of the group’s (then) 38-year history and contributions to the taiko art form. San Jose Taiko is only the second North American taiko group to receive that honor.

    Admission: $25 Orchestra • $20 Loge • Standard WP discounts apply

    San Jose Taiko


     

  • WP Presents!
    The Machine Performs Pink Floyd

    Mar 14, 2020 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    The Machine, America's top Pink Floyd show, has forged a 30-year reputation of excellence, extending the legacy of Pink Floyd, while creating another legacy all their own. The band focuses on making every show an authentic Floydian experience for their fans. Known for performing a diverse mix of The Floyd's extensive 16-album repertoire, The Machine's stellar musicianship, dramatic lighting and video, and their passionate delivery sets them above and beyond the rest.

    In the classic tradition, The Machine explores collective improvisation paralleling early 1970's Pink Floyd. Their use of theatrical elements and elaborate stage displays continues in the spirit of the later Floyd lineups of the 1980's. The band is also known for recreating entire albums as a part of their show, accepting requests from fans, and for taking an A to Z approach in which one song is played for every letter of the alphabet. Additionally, the quartet has been sharing the stage with full symphony orchestras, including the Buffalo, Charlotte, Atlanta, Detroit, Pittsburgh and San Diego Symphonies.

    The members of The Machine include founding members Joe Pascarell (guitar, vocals) and Tahrah Cohen (drums), long time stagemate Scott Chasolen (keys, vocals), and the newest addition to the band, Dylan Kelehan (bass, vocals). 

    Admission: $40 Orchestra • $30 Loge • Standard WP discounts apply

    The Machine


     

  • WP Presents! & Midday Concert Series
    Sons of Mystro

    Mar 26, 2020 @ 12:30 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Sons of Mystro is the violin duo of two brothers, Malcolm and Umoja. These brothers use their violins to interpret reggae classics, American pop songs and their own creations accompanied by a DJ & a drummer. They are winners of the Best Emerging Artist under 21 Award at the International Reggae and World Music Awards. Their music is a reflection of their Caribbean roots, American upbringing and classical music training.

    “Our protégés, Sons of Mystro are an innovative musical force that is ready to take the world by storm.” -Black Violin

    Admission:  $10 • WP students admitted free with ID.

    Sons of Mystro


     

  • WP Presents!
    Best of the Eagles
    The Ultimate Eagles Experience

    Mar 28, 2020 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Best of the Eagles is the most exact interpretation of the music of the Eagles in America, bar none! Each member mirrors his counterpart in the Eagles instrumentally and vocally. This group of excellent musicians expertly and authentically re-create the songs, the music, the vocals and the magical aura of one of America’s greatest rock bands. Enjoy a great night of Eagles hits.

    Admission: $40 Orchestra • $35 Loge • Standard WP discounts apply

    Best of the Eagles


     

  • WP Presents!
    Graham Parker

    Apr 04, 2020 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    For nearly 30 years, Graham Parker has been slinging his signature sound, earning a spot in the pantheon of influential rock ‘n’ roll figures. Since his early days with The Rumour, Parker has coupled punk’s energy with his deeply rooted love of American R&B, country, and soul music. With a snotty barroom brawler’s rasp, a soul man’s swagger, and an indelible ear for hooks and songcraft, you will find that Parker is still at the absolute top of his game.

    Graham Parker emerged from England’s vibrant mid-70s pub rock music scene, and was promptly tagged the quintessential angry young man. His musical style informed the likes of Elvis Costello and Joe Jackson, as well as earning raves from rock critics worldwide. His recordings with The Rumour are legendary, earning two spots in Rolling Stone’s “Top 100 Albums of All Time.”

    Graham Parker