Entering its second year on the virtual stage, the 2021 Monmouth University Music & Arts Festival will feature members of the Garden State Philharmonic performing music from Civil War era Marches through Ragtime, Dixieland, and Jazz featuring music by composers George Gershwin, Scott Joplin, C.W. Handy, Duke Ellington, and Louis Armstrong.
The festival will also highlight selections and solos from The Monmouth University Chamber Choir, a performance by the Blue Hawk House Band, and a special reading by former United States Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Natasha Trethaway.
The festival will premiere at 7 p.m. on July 1 and be available to view through July 31. Register to receive the streaming link for the festival.