Dueling Violins Featured in Jersey Shore Pops Holiday Concert
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The Middle Township PAC and Linda Gentille & The Jersey Shore Pops are proud to announce their annual traditional Christmas concert. The “Fantasia Christmas” concert will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16 at the Middle Township Performing Arts Center, 212 Bayberry Dr., Cape May Court House.
The show will feature various guest artists and the return of the popular mother daughter duo, Susan and Amina Elsayed, known as the Dueling Violins.
Susan Elsayed, former concert master of the Ocean City Pops, has been performing with her daughter for the Pops since 2009. The duo has become one of the most popular attractions for the Pops orchestra in recent years.
Linda Gentille, music director and conductor for the orchestra, comments, “I am so excited to be able to include this fabulous performance duo into our annual Christmas concert because they continue to amaze our audiences every time. Standing ovations after their duets are just normal. Amina and her mother both have amazing stage charisma in addition to fabulous technique. How they bounce all over the stage while playing amazing technical feats astounds me!”
Susan Elsayed is principal violinist and a featured soloist with the Jersey Shore Pops. Elsayed studied with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra and earned her violin performance Bachelor’s degree from the Philadelphia College of the Performing Arts. She was the concert mistress of the Ocean City Pops during the ‘80s under the leadership of Frank Ruggieri, and currently is also violinist with the Masterworks Choir/Ensemble. Elsayed has performed in the main showrooms of the casinos for headliners such as Frank Sinatra, Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli and Tony Bennet.
Tickets range from $25 (for group sales) to $40 for preferred orchestra seats. To secure your seats for
“Fantasia Christmas,” call the JSP Ticket Office at (800) 838-3006 or select your seats online at www.JerseyShorePops.org. The PAC offers free and convenient parking. Gift certificates for this show as well as the 2018 Summer Concert Season are available by calling the box office.