Top 10 Events of 2015 at the Dorothy Young Center for the Arts

The Dorothy Young Center for the Arts offers a home to the music, art, and theatre departments. If you’re interested in supporting the 2015 season, which is filled with beautiful displays of creativity and hard work visit the arts center which is just a short drive from Rockaway Township, Denville, and Parsippany-Troy Hills. Here’s a list of the top five events of 2015 at the Dorothy Young Center for the Arts.

The Chamber Music Society (CMS) of Lincoln Center presents two performances in 2015 at the concert hall at Drew University. These events include the following:

On February 7th, 2015 at 8:00 P.M. Orion String Quartet and Friends will perform four pieces including Beethoven Serenade in D major for Flute, Violin, and Viola, Op. 25 (1801), Boccherini Quintet in G major for flute, two violins, viola, and cello, G. 431, Op. 55, No. 1 (1797), Haydn Quartet in G minor for strings, Hob. III: 74, Op. 74, No. 3, “The Rider” (1793), and Mozart Quintet in D major for two violins, two violas, and cello, K. 593 (1790). The Orion Street Quartet includes flutist Tara Helen O’Connor, violinist/violist Ida Kavafian, cellist Timothy Eddy, violist Steven Tennenbom, and violinists Daniel and Todd Phillips. At 7:15 P.M. CMS artists will engage in a pre-concert conversation.

On March 28th, 2015 at 8:00 P.M. notable violist James Egnes will join the cast of CMS musicians for three pieces—by Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Brahms. Pieces include Mozart Sonata in A major for violin and piano, K. 526 (1787), Mendelssohn Quartet in C minor for piano, violin, viola, and cello, Op. 1 (1822), and Brahms Sextet No. 1 in B-flat major for two violins, two violas, and two cellos, Op. 18 (1859-60). CMS artists will host a pre-concert conversation. Musicians include pianist Gloria Chien, violists Yura Lee and Richard O’Neill, violinist Sean Lee, and cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan.


Tickets for each of these events are $55 per person. If you’re interested in attending multiple performances, a three-concert subscription is just $144 per person. Get your tickets today at or

The Korn Gallery will house the mid-year exhibition, “Coming Home” by Artist in Residence Valerie Hegarty from January 8th through January 30th, 2015. The exhibition includes an installation piece entitled Parents’ Bedroom and an acrylic painting on canvas Dripping Watermelon and Peaches. The Korn Gallery will be open to patrons Tuesday through Friday from 12:30 to 4:00 P.M. and during select weekends. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 973.508.3758.

Plays in Progress is presented by the Drew Theatre Arts Department. The production series is meant to help student playwrights develop their new work. A discussion with the playwright follows each reading where patrons are invited to offer constructive criticism and comments. Spring 2015 offers several productions including the following:

Gillian’s Ocean will be presented February 25th through the 28th along with Face Forward: Growing Up in Nazi Germany. The first is a new play by Devon Villacampa and directed by Emma Osmundson who will graduate in 2016. Face Forward is a piece by Brendon Votipka and directed by Valery Drake who will graduate in 2015. Face Forward will be performed in The Directing Lab.

From March 25th through the 28th the F.M. in the Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, Drew presents You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown based on the comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz. The piece is directed by Samantha Steele, a Drew student who will graduate in 2015. With book, music, and lyrics by Clark Gesner, additional dialogue by Michael Mayer, and additional music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, this performance is sure to delight!

Mainstage production performances are at 7:00 P.M., while performances Thursday through Saturday begin at 8:00 P.M., with an additional matinee on Saturdays at 2:00 P.M.

If you want to support your local arts community, check out these events and show your support. Consider making a donation to the program or simply support them by showing up and sharing your love with friends and family. Drew is located at Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ, just a few minutes from Rockaway Township, Denville, and Parsippany-Troy Hills.