Tuesday, October 10, 2017

NJIO OUTREACH ENSEMBLE TO PLAY IN NJPAC LOBBY BEFORE NJ SYMPHONY PERFORMANCE

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New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra (NJIO)’s Outreach Ensemble

WHEN: Thursday, October 12th.  The performance begins at 12:40 pm, and will be immediately followed by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s concert at 1:30 pm.
WHERE
: in the lobby of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, One Center St., Newark

This opportunity is made possible through the NJSO’s Prelude Performance series.

imageThe Outreach Ensemble is made up of a group of musicians led by Ms. Miki Hatcher (right), who perform light classical fare as well as arrangements of more popular music, playing everything from Handel to the Beatles. Their mission is to bring the music to the audience, and to give back to communities with their playing. The Outreach Ensemble performs at nursing homes, libraries, schools, and other neighborhood locations around northern and central  New Jersey. 

NJIO, now in its 24th season, has been recognized as a national leader in intergenerational excellence through its unique approach to teaching musical performance.  Not only do the  members aged 8 to 80 play together, but they also mentor one another.  In addition to providing free concerts and outreach to the community, NJIO has been invited to perform at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. and at the United Nations, and was a finalist for the Eisner Prize for Intergenerational Excellence.  NJIO welcomes new members of all ages and abilities each concert period to one of its several orchestras - no auditions needed! 

Mark it on your calendar: NJIO’s first concert of the season is Sunday, November 12th at 3:00 pm at the beautiful neo-Gothic Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church in Plainfield. 

For more information regarding Outreach Ensemble, joining NJIO or attending NJIO’s concerts, or to inquire about patron services, please contact Mary Beth Sweet at (908) 603-7691 or info@njio.org, or visit NJIO’s website at http://njio.org.  You can also find NJIO on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

This program is made possible by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.