Thursday, April 15 at 7:30PM EST

Seton Hall University’s Classical Concert Series is pleased to present violin soloist entrepreneur Kelly Hall-Tompkins who has been acclaimed by the New York Times as “the versatile violinist who makes the music come alive,” for her “tonal mastery” (BBC Music) and as New York Times “New Yorker of the Year.”

A live Q&A will be held Wednesday, April 14 at 3PM EST.
The performance will be presented Thursday, April 15 at 7:30PM EST.

Pre-registration is required for each of these virtual events.

Kelly Hall-Tompkins “Virtual Recital in Quarantine”

Concert halls have been mostly dark for over a year due to the pandemic. But despite that, for some artists this has also been a time of flourishing with creativity and lots of interesting projects, some of which would not have existed but for these unprecedented times. Join us for Kelly Hall-Tompkins “Virtual Recital in Quarantine” to experience many of these unique performances and collaborations with incredible artists, ranging from musician and composer premieres to dance, to spoken word and film. From Bach to Zwilich, Tony nominee Daniel J. Watts to texts by homeless shelter clients from Music Kitchen’s “Forgotten Voices” project, and with aerial dance and Shostakovich, this is an eclectic and exciting program you don’t want to miss!

Special Thanks

Special thanks to those at Seton Hall who have made this program possible:

Joseph E. Nyre, President
Katia Passerini, Provost and Executive Vice President
Deirdre Yates, Dean of the College of Communication and the Arts
Chris Aurilio, Communications, Seton Hall University Arts Council

For questions about the Seton Hall University Classical Series, please contact Dena Levine:

Kelly Hall-Tompkins

Winner of a Naumburg International Violin Competition Honorarium Prize and featured in the Smithsonian Museum for African-American History, Ms. Hall-Tompkins is a violin soloist entrepreneur who has been acclaimed by the New York Times as “the versatile violinist who makes the music come alive,” for her “tonal mastery” (BBC Music) and as New York Times “New Yorker of the Year.”

She has appeared as co-soloist in Carnegie Hall with Glenn Dicterow and conductor Leonard Slatkin, in London at Queen Elizabeth Hall, at Lincoln Center and with the Symphonies of Dallas, Jacksonville, Oakland, recitals in Paris, New York, Toronto, Washington, Chicago, and festivals of Tanglewood, Ravinia, Santa Fe, France, Germany and Italy. She was “Fiddler”/Violin Soloist of the Grammy/Tony-nominated Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof. Inspired by her experience, she commissioned and developed the first ever Fiddler solo disc of all new arrangements, “The Fiddler Expanding Tradition,” which is featured in the new documentary “Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles” on the 55-year history of the musical. As founder of Music Kitchen-Food for the Soul, Kelly Hall-Tompkins is a pioneer of social justice in classical music, bringing top artists in over 100 concerts coast to coast in homeless shelters from New York to Los Angeles and in internationally in Paris, France. Music Kitchen makes its Carnegie Hall debut to present the Forgotten Voices Song Cycle May 21,2020 in Association with Carnegie Hall.

SOPAC Sessions is a livestream series of concerts coming to you directly from the SOPAC stage! These events, often featuring some of our most beloved SOMA-based performers, will bring the excitement of a night out at SOPAC right in to your living room. SOPAC Sessions will be free for SOPAC members and just $10 per ticket link for non-members.