Sunday, January 14, 2018

Maria Gillan Reading During the NJSO Winter Festival

Maria Mazziotti Gillan will be a featured poet along with Patrick Rosal on January 28 at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown as part of the NJSO Winter Festival.

Spanning three weekends, January 11-28, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Winter Festival includes orchestral performances at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick, Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, Richardson Auditorium in Princeton, Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown and bergenPAC in Englewood.

Events across the three weekends include talkbacks with members of the NJSO's international roster of musicians, a panel discussion about the political climates that led many of the Festival-featured composers to the United States, wine tastings, artist Ken Ahlering painting live in response to a post-concert performance by the NJSO Chamber Players and a reading by poets Maria Gillan and Patrick Rosal reflecting on their own immigrant experiences.

Maria Mazziotti Gillan's most recent books are the poetry and photography collection, Paterson Light and Shadow  and the poetry collection, What Blooms in Winter . Her collection of poems along with some of her paintings is The Girls in the Chartreuse Jackets . Maria's official website is