Friday, May 4, 2018

MUSIC DIRECTOR MICHAEL AVAGLIANO AND THE CENTRAL JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCLUDE ENSEMBLE’S 48TH SEASON MAY 6

MAHLER IN MARSEILLES

WHEN: Sunday, May 6, at 3p.m.
WHERE:
Concert Hall at Drew University, located at 36 Madison Avenue in Madison
TICKETS:  $25/adult, $20/senior, $15/student
To purchase tickets visit www.cjso.org/concert_tickets. Please e-mail orchestra@cjso.org with any questions.

The Central Jersey Symphony Orchestra (CJSO) will conclude its 2017-2018 season with a program entitled Mahler in Marseilles. The concert – the finale of the CJSO’s 48th season (its 10th under music director Michael Avagliano) – will include Debussy’s Petite Suite, Griffes’ Poéme, featuring winner of the New Jersey Flute Society competition Kim Lewis, and Mahler’s Symphony No. 4, featuring soprano Nadine Robinson.

“We are very excited to conclude the 48th season of the Central Jersey Symphony Orchestra with another great concert of timeless works,” Mr. Avagliano said. “We aim to present excellent concerts for loyal and new listeners, and will continue our tradition of bringing timeless symphonic music performed at the highest level to the people of central New Jersey and beyond. We are looking forward to performing great music of three outstanding composers, and to working with our excellent soloists.”

  • Michael Avagliano, music director
  • Nadine Robinson, soprano
  • Kim Lewis, flute
  • Debussy Petite Suite
  • Griffes Poéme
  • Mahler Symphony No. 4

About the Central Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Founded in 1970 as the Somerset County College Orchestra, the orchestra changed its name to the Central Jersey Symphony Orchestra in 1985. For 16 seasons, the orchestra presented six to eight concerts, performing the standard orchestral repertoire. At its Gala 10th anniversary concert under the new name, the orchestra completed a cycle of the Beethoven symphonies with a sold-out performance of the Ninth. In the following year, it presented an acclaimed concert of “Music of the Holocaust at Terezin.” In 1998, the orchestra began a cultural exchange with Lithuania, presenting Lithuanian guest artists making their U.S. debuts. Committed to presenting the works of New Jersey composers, the orchestra has presented world premieres by Mario Lombardo, John Sichel, David Rimelis, and David Sampson.