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Sunday, April 3, 2011

AWARD-WINNING COMPOSER SALUTED BY NJSO APRIL 17

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New Jersey Symphony Orchestra & State Theatre present
A Salute to John Williams with
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Gerald Steichen, conductor
Peter Lockyer, vocalist

WHEN: Sunday, April 17, 2011, 3 PM
WHERE: State Theatre, 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick
TICKETS: $65, $60, $45, $20 (A $7 off per ticket discount is available for this performance. Just mention the promotional code “OFF7” when ordering tickets to receive the discount.)
Ticket Office: 732.246.SHOW (7469) or online www.StateTheatreNJ.org

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and State Theatre present A Salute to John Williams with New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra will perform songs from Oscar® and Golden Globe®-winning composer John Williams.

Composer John Williams has written the soundtracks for some of the most defining films of the last 50 years. It takes only a few notes to recognize the themes from Jaws, Star Wars, Indiana Jones and Schindler’s List. The program will include these selections and more, like Superman, Memoirs of a Geisha and The Cowboys.

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO), now in its 88th season, comprises some of the country’s finest musicians. The Orchestra is proud to have Jacques Lacombe as its Music Director Designate and Neeme J√§rvi as its Conductor Laureate.

The NJSO brings the symphonic-music experience to more than 250,000 people each year and reaches thousands more through radio broadcasts. Select NJSO performances are broadcast regionally and throughout North America.

Gerald Steichen
With a career that ranges from symphony to opera, Broadway to chamber music, conductor Gerald Steichen has established himself as one of America’s most versatile musicians. He serves as Music Director of the Ridgefield (Connecticut) Symphony, Principal Pops Conductor of the Utah Symphony and Associate Conductor of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. He has conducted the Boston Pops, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Columbus Symphony and Oklahoma City Philharmonic. Internationally, Steichen has led the NDR, NRK, and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestras.

The State Theatre ticket office, located at 15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick NJ, is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10 AM to 6 PM; Wednesday 11 AM to 7 PM; Saturday 1 to 5PM; and at least one hour prior to curtain on performance dates. For information on group outings and discounts, call 732.247.7200, ext. 517.

The State Theatre, a premier nonprofit venue for the performing arts and entertainment. The theater exists to enrich people’s lives, contribute to a vital urban environment, and build future audiences by presenting the finest performing artists and entertainers and fostering lifetime appreciation for the performing arts through education. The State Theatre’s programs are made possible, in part, by funding from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and contributions from numerous corporations, foundations, and individuals. The Heldrich is the official hotel of the State Theatre. The Star-Ledger is the official newspaper of the State Theatre. United is the official airline of the State Theatre.