Sunday, February 14, 2016



The South Orange Symphony presents a free family-friendly “Winter Carnival” concert. Designed to appeal to adults and youngsters alike, the program includes musical favorites by Bizet, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Shostakovich, Vivaldi. Concertmaster Robert Radliff is violin soloist in Winter, from Vivaldi's The Four Seasons. The concert finishes with selections from "Star Wars” by John Williams.

Children can try various instruments at the “musical instrument petting zoo” during intermission, and will receive a special 'kids program' booklet including musical terms and games. Children young and old will be invited to dance along to Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty Waltz and Bizet's Carmen Prelude. The orchestra's annual Silent Auction fundraiser runs pre-concert through intermission, featuring a wide selection of items donated by patrons, members, musicians, and local businesses.

The South Orange Symphony, now under the direction of Susan Haig of Summit, NJ, has been presenting free concerts for South Orange-Maplewood citizens and neighbors since 1949. It has been in residence at the South Orange Middle School since the 1970s. For more information, visit; email; or call 973 376-6349. Be sure to “Like” us on Facebook!

This concert is made possible by generous donations and by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts administered through Essex County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs.