Tuesday, February 27, 2018

NJ FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA SETS SPRING CONCERTS

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MADAMA BUTTERFLY

The Joseph DeAlessandro Memorial Opera Concert

WHEN: Saturday, March 3, 2018, at 7pm 
WHERE:
The Presbyterian Church, Westfield, NJ

WHEN: Sunday, March 4, 2018, at 3pm 
WHERE:
The Concert Hall, Drew University, Madison, NJ

  • David Wroe conductor
  • Maria Todaro artistic director
  • International Guest Soloists
  • New Jersey Festival Orchestra

Puccini’s irresistible lyric genius has long made Madama Butterfly one of opera’s most enduring tales of unrequited passion. A cast of internationally acclaimed guest performers assembled from Maestro Wroe’s extensive contacts in European and American opera houses joins NJFO to present, acted and in costume, this most heart-rending of stories, breathtakingly beautiful from first love to love child to tragic end.

IN LONDON TOWN

WHEN: Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 7pm     
WHERE: The Presbyterian Church, Westfield, NJ

WHEN: Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 3pm      
WHERE:
The Concert Hall, Drew University, Madison, NJ

  • David Wroe conductor
  • New Jersey Festival Orchestra

ELGAR Cockaigne Overture “In London Town”

R. STRAUSS Four Last Songs (excerpts)

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS A London Symphony

The sounds of Big Ben, the colossus of St Paul's Cathedral, the hustle-bustle of Piccadilly Circus, the vast horizons of this mega City – all captured in tone paintings by two iconic 20th century British composers – bring the 35th anniversary season celebration to a glorious close.