Saturday, August 15, 2020

BONJ Weekend: News 12 NJ and Opening Festival Concert

The News 12 New Jersey segment on The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey will be featured once again this weekend in the station's arts and entertainment series "ON THE SCENE With John Bathke." 

This episode is dedicated to the struggles and triumphs of the arts during the pandemic. It airs on News 12 New Jersey Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 & 3:30 PM each day. News 12 is available on Cable and Fios. Check your local program guide.

News 12 New Jersey is NOT the same as New Jersey Network, which is usually on channel 12. You need to check your cable listings—for example, on FIOS in Madison, it is Channel 29.

BONJ 2020 Summer Music Festival

WHEN: Our 2020 Summer Music Festival opens Sunday, August 16, at 7:30 PM. 
WHERE: The opening concert can be viewed starting at 7:30 PM on two different sites:
On YouTube:
On The Web: 

Concerts were recorded live at The Madison Community Arts Center. 

The website video will be online for the entire week. Concert #2 will appear Sunday, August 23. Concerts on YouTube will remain throughout the festival.

Our opening concert features pianist Paul Zeigler performing the passionate Rhapsodies #1 & #2 Opus 79 by Johannes Brahms. Bassist Roosevelt Porter will perform the World Premiere of Three Movements for Bass, composed by Maestro Robert W. Butts, and 3 short waltzes by Domenico Dragonetti. Bass-baritone Jason Adamo, accompanied by pianist John Pivarnik, will sing arias by George Frideric Handel, Gioachino Rossini, Giacomo Puccini, Reynaldo Hahn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Cole Porter, and Rodgers & Hammerstein. .

Don't miss this unique opportunity to share the summer with us, enjoying great music and great artists.

A special thank you to Eric Hafen, Director of The Madison Community Arts Center; Jerry Vezza, President of MACA; and Brian Foran for his terrific audio and video recording.

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Thank You for Your Patronage and Support

Thank you for being a supporter of The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey. We rely not only on ticket sales, but also donations from individuals just like you who want to see and hear world class performances of history's finest classical compositions right here in your own backyard.

Please consider making a donation to help us continue in our mission of providing some of the best and most diverse classical music performances in Northern New Jersey. 

Online donations will be available soon, but you can mail your donation to: The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey, 531 Herrick Drive, Dover, New Jersey 07801 or call 973-366-8922.