Sunday, August 25, 2019

NJ FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES 2019-2020 SEASON

Spectacular Events.....Sensational Celebrations

Join us for our new 2019-2020 season.

Single tickets now available... or save up to 20% with one of our special discount packages!

INVITATION TO THE WALTZ

David Wroe conductor

Jiapeng Nie cello

New Jersey Festival Orchestra

J. STRAUSS Emperor Waltz

TCHAIKOVSKY Variations on a Rococo Theme

R.STRAUSS   Waltzes from Der Rosenkavalier

The waltz - that outrageous and intoxicating dance that forced 19th century fathers to lock up their daughters—made a super star of Johann Strauss and captured the imagination of generations. See how these master composers, and special guest Jiapeng Nie, handle the 3-beat phenomenon!

WHEN: Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 7pm
WHERE:
First United Methodist Church, Westfield, NJ

WHEN: Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 3pm        
WHERE:
The Concert Hall, Drew University, Madison, NJ
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RETURN OF THE THREE HOLIDAY TENORS

Featuring Met. Opera's Barry Banks and Friends

David Wroe conductor

The Three Holiday Tenors

Holiday Choruses

New Jersey Festival Orchestra

Encore! Three award-winning tenors join NJFO to celebrate and captivate with a dazzling selection of renowned tenor fare to welcome in the holiday season. A family festival of symphonic pops and wintertime favorites guaranteed to make the season merry. (Above: Barry Banks)

WHEN: Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 7pm
WHERE:
The Presbyterian Church, Westfield

WHEN: Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 3 pm 
WHERE:
The Concert Hall, Drew University, Madison, NJ
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OPERA’S ULTIMATE ODD COUPLE

The Joseph DeAlessandro Memorial Opera Concert

David Wroe conductor

Maria Todaro stage manager

International Guest Soloists

New Jersey Festival Orchestra

WAGNER Die Walkure Act 1

LEONCAVALLO Pagliacci

Two operatic legends come together for the first time as Wagner’s monumental drama meets the tragic pathos of Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci. A cast of internationally acclaimed guest performers assembled from Maestro Wroe’s extensive contacts in European and American opera houses joins NJFO to present these two magnificent operatic staples - an unlikely couple united by the tragedy and trauma of forbidden love.

WHEN: Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 7pm     
WHERE:
The Presbyterian Church, Westfield, NJ

WHEN: Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 3pm      
WHERE:
The Concert Hall, Drew University, Madison, NJ
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NJFO SEASON FINALE: RUSSIAN NIGHTS

David Wroe  conductor

Andrew Tyson piano

New Jersey Festival Orchestra

SMETANA "The Moldau" from Má Vlast

RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No.2

RIMSKY KORSAKOV Scheherazade

The Slavic influence in music, whether full-blooded Russian or Central European in nature, has captivated audiences with its brooding, vivid, romanticism. From the roaring Moldau River to the seductive mystique of Scheherazade herself, Slavic music lends itself to stories, simply because it is so evocative. Internationally acclaimed pianist Andrew Tyson joins NJFO to present the thrilling centerpiece of the program: Rachmaninoff’s epic Concerto No. 2., surely one of the most powerful works in the entire piano repertoire.

WHEN: Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 7pm   
WHERE:
First United Methodist Church, Westfield

WHEN: Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 3pm      
WHERE:
The Concert Hall, Drew University, Madison, NJ
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TICKETS: NJFO 2019 - 2020 CLASSICAL SERIES: Tickets start at only $30 (students $15). Save up to 20% with one of our NJFO discount packages

BROADWAY THROUGH THE AGES

David Wroe conductor

Broadway Guest Vocalists

Dance Theater of Harlem

New Jersey Festival Orchestra

NJFO’s quintessential New Year’s celebration promises a superb revue of Broadway classics in glorious symphonic splendor. Come join the festivities as Dance Theatre of Harlem’s Da'von Doane and friends join Maestro David Wroe and guest Broadway soloists to swing to favorites from America’s Great Songbook.

WHEN: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 7pm 
WHERE:
Westfield High School Auditorium, Westfield
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Please note: This event is not eligible for inclusion in the season discount ticket packages.