50 Years of Music at Bergen

PARAMUS, N.J. – “Bergen Five-0,” a musical celebration of Bergen Community College’s 50th anniversary featuring the music of former distinguished artists who have performed on the College’s stage throughout the past five decades, will take place Thursday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre. The event represents this year’s installment in the annual Ron Mazurek Scholarship concert series.

Directed by Bergen music professors Andy Krikun, Ph.D., and Meryl Sole, Ph.D., the live production of Bergen Five-0 will include the music of composers Ron Mazurek and Phillip Glass as well as musicians John Densmore (The Doors) and Suzanne Vega and Patrick Moraz (Yes) performed by current students, faculty, recent alumni and special guests.

The series has featured diverse artists from theatre and film such as Olympia Dukakis, tap dancer Heather Cornell (Manhattan Tap), musical theatre composers Stew and Heidi Rodewald (Passing Strange) and Native American musician Bill Miller.

The performance will take place at the main campus, 400 Paramus Road. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Ron Mazurek Scholarship fund to help music students continue their studies at Bergen.

Ticket prices are $15 for the general public with discounts offered to senior citizens, Bergen faculty and students. Guests can purchase tickets by calling (201) 447-7428 or online at tickets.bergen.edu.

Based in Paramus, Bergen Community College (www.bergen.edu), a public two-year coeducational college celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017-18, enrolls 14,000 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.

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