Monday, January 1, 2018

NJIO Kicks off 2018 with Open House Rehearsals!

Intermezzo Viola section

NEW JERSEY INTERGENERATIONAL ORCHESTRA OPEN HOUSE REHEARSALS

WHEN: Thursdays, January 4th and 11th

  • Prelude: 4:30 pm-5:30 pm
  • Intermezzo: 5:45 pm-7:00 pm
  • Symphony: 7:15 pm-9:30 pm

WHERE: New Jersey Youth Symphony Music Center, 570 Central Avenue, New Providence
NJIO is committed to ensuring that its programs and concerts are accessible to all. For more information regarding the Open House rehearsals, the concert, or NJIO as an organization, please contact Mary Beth Sweet at (908) 603-7691, info@njio.org, or visit NJIO’s website at http://www.njio.org or follow us on Facebook. (Above: NJIO members perform in concert)

The New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra is excited to ring in the new year with interested musicians at their Open House rehearsals!  Whether you are a musician looking for a skillful non-competitive orchestra to join or an avid classical music lover looking for free concerts, NJIO invites you to learn more about this New Providence-based organization.

Mark it on your calendar: NJIO’s first concert of 2018 is Sunday, February 18th at 3:00 pm at Summit Middle School.  Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Artistic Director Warren Cohen, will perform works by Coleridge-Taylor and Smetana and will feature the NJIO Festival Chorus. Intermezzo Orchestra will perform pieces by Offenbach and Vivaldi.  Be sure to arrive half an hour early to catch Prelude Ensemble’s performance in the lobby, and Flute Choir’s performance at intermission!

About NJIO
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! 

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.