Thursday, May 4, 2017


Photo 3 - Spring concert poster

Photo 2 – Brennan Sweet, Associate Concertmaster of the NJSO, will be NJIO’s guest soloist at thWHEN: Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.
Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School, 272 Morris Ave, Summit

New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra’s spring concert will feature renowned guest artist, Brennan Sweet, the Associate Concertmaster of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.  Come to this free concert and be treated to beautiful works by Bruch, Respighi, Beethoven, and more.

NJIO’s Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Artistic Director Maestro Warren Cohen, will perform Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 1, Respighi’s Church Windows and Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor, featuring soloist Brennan Sweet.  The Leonore Overture No. 1 is one of four overtures that Beethoven composed for his only opera, Fidelio.  Respighi’s Vetrate di Chiesa (or Church Windows) was written during a prolific period, three years after his famous Pines of Rome.  Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 2 was dedicated to the famous Spanish violinist Pablo de Sarasate.

Photo 1 - Maestro Warren Cohen conducting an NJIO performance

NJIO’s Intermezzo Orchestra, led by Brian McGowan, will also perform a Respighi composition, Ancient Airs and Dances No. 1, as well as Boyce’s Symphony No. 4.  Composed ten years prior to Church Windows, Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances No. 1 is based on Renaissance lute pieces by the father of Galileo Galilei and other composers, inspired by Respighi’s interest in musicology and early Italian music.  William Boyce’s Symphony No. 2 is one of eight symphonies composed by this 18th century organist, whose works are rarely performed today.

Be sure to arrive to the concert half an hour early to enjoy a short, but delightful serenade by NJIO’s Prelude Ensemble, led by conductor Robert Anderson, in the lobby.  During Intermission, NJIO’s newly formed Flute Choir led by Alissa Delgado will perform selections. 

NJIO is committed to ensuring that its programs and concerts are accessible to all.  For more information regarding the organization, the concert or to inquire about patron services, please contact Mary Beth Sweet at (908) 603-7691,, or visit NJIO’s website or Facebook page.