Unique Performances Including Masterpieces from

Tchaikovsky, Schubert, Mozart, Beethoven & Prokofiev

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (April 16, 2013) – 

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa today announced The Bay-Atlantic Symphony will bring masterpieces by Tchaikovsky, Schubert, Mozart, Beethoven and Prokofiev to The Music Box in a series of five spectacular concerts from July 7 through August 18.


The concerts will be conducted by Bay Atlantic Symphony Music Director Jed Gaylin and will feature world-renowned soloists who have been favorites of Bay-Atlantic Symphony audiences.


“The concept of taking the great classical masterpieces into a casino showroom is a way to bring this music to new audiences who might not have heard a live symphony orchestra. At the same time, it brings our loyal audience members to a new and different performance venue,” said Bay-Atlantic Symphony Executive Director Paul Herron. “We are constantly trying to find new, exciting ways to present classical music and to build on our established partnerships.”


Borgata and The Bay-Atlantic Symphony forged a relationship in 2008 with a gala 25th anniversary concert featuring Cirque de la Symphonique. The success of this show resulted in annual season-opening gala shows featuring tributes to Benny Goodman, The Beatles, and the Motown Sound. The Texas Tenors, stars of NBC’s reality show America’s Got Talent, appeared in Borgata’s Music Box this past year and, in addition to the concert series below, the Symphony is scheduled for a tribute to Paul McCartney concert in September.


July 7—An Americana concert will feature Aaron Copland’s stirring A Lincoln Portrait, rousing marches by John Philip Sousa, and the Symphony’s spectacular reading of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.


July 14—Two of the most beloved classical masterpieces will share the program—Franz Schubert’s lyrical Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D. 759, “Unfinished” and Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 58—one of the most famous and demanding violin concerti in the repertoire  The concerto  will feature the dynamic violinist Jorge Ávila as soloist.


July 21—A program of Italian opera will include arias and duets by Gioachino Rossini, Giacomo Puccini, and Giuseppe Verdi. Featured soloists will be soprano Julia Kierstine and tenor Richard Crawley. Kierstine has won critical acclaim from coast-to-coast for her “resplendent instrument” and vivid portrayals of spinto soprano roles. Crawley, has established himself as one of the most exciting and innovative interpreters of the spinto tenor repertoire, with leading roles to his credit at the San Francisco Opera and other venues through the United States and abroad.


August 4—An all-Mozart concert will take place on August 4, featuring his sublime Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551, “Jupiter” and his beautiful Violin Concerto in D major, K. 218, with the brilliant Canadian-born violinist Kai Gleusteen as soloist. Gleusteen has been recognized worldwide as soloist, concertmaster of the Orchestra del Gran Teatre del Liceu of Barcelona Spain.


August 18—Ludwig van Beethoven’s happy, smiling Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93 will share the program with Sergei Prokofiev’s lyrical Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63, the best-known of the composer’s violin works. Soloist Stefan Jackiw, is recognized one of his generation’s most significant artists. He has collaborated around the world in solo appearances and with such conductors as Yannick Nénet-Séguin, Marin Alsop, Sir Andrew Davis, Mikhail Pletnev, Gerard Schwarz, and Yuri Temirkanov.


All concerts will take place on Sundays at 5 p.m. Tickets for these performances will go on sale Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 10 a.m. and are priced at $25. They can be purchased through, or by calling 866-900-4TIX (4849).


About Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa

Located at Renaissance Pointe in Atlantic City, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa features 2,000 guest rooms and suites; 161,000 square feet of gaming; 182 gaming tables; 3,475 slot machines; an 85-table poker room; 11 retail boutiques; 6 acclaimed fine dining restaurants by renowned chefs; 6 casual dining options; a 54,000 square foot spa; 70,000 square feet of event space; 4 signature nightlife experiences; and parking for 7,100 cars. The resort also features Atlantic City’s first cosmopolitan hotel experience, The Water Club at Borgata, with 800 guest rooms and suites; a 36,000 square foot spa; 18,000 square feet of meeting space; 6 designer retail boutiques; and 5 heated indoor and outdoor pools.

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