Bay Atlantic Symphony’s move to Vineland theater tied to downtown revitalization

Posted on: May 11, 2016

“Built during the Depression to make a grand statement, the historic Landis Theater is again at the centerpiece of a plan to rebuild downtown Vineland, N.J.,” writes Melanie Burney in Wednesday’s (5/11) Philadelphia Inquirer. “Under a partnership announced Tuesday, the Landis will be the new Cumberland County base for the Bay Atlantic Symphony. Beginning with the 2016-17 season, the orchestra will bring its subscription concert series to the landmark theater…. In addition to a five-concert classical music series that will launch in the fall, the symphony plans to develop an educational outreach program in Vineland public schools for middle and high school students…. [Paul Herron, executive director of the Bay Atlantic Symphony] said, ‘We see ourselves not just as an arts organization but also a service organization.’ … Besides the symphony, the Landis will be used for movies and live shows year-round…. The symphony has long operated in the most rural and economically distressed parts of the state like Vineland…. The Bay Atlantic has residencies at colleges, towns, and festivals, and at the Borgata in Atlantic City. The symphony is moving its performances from Cumberland County College to the Landis.”

Posted May 11, 2016

Landis Theater photo by Elizabeth Robertson