Thursday, October 1, 2020

Montclair Orchestra back on stage for the fall season!

Like so many performing arts organizations, the Montclair Orchestra team has spent the summer rethinking, reorganizing, and redefining what it means to present our exceptional programming in the current restricted environment. The good news is that while the challenges are numerous, we are seeing our planning pay off with an agile and creative approach to providing innovative performances this fall. Our vision includes utilizing smaller ensembles to ensure safety and social distancing, and broadcasting these virtual concerts for our loyal audiences. We are confident that these steps will not only make it possible for MO to continue its performances, but also enable us to maintain our unique mission of providing paid Fellowships to outstanding music students. We are committed to ensuring our mentorship will continue and that our promising young musicians are part of the future of classical music.

Montclair Orchestra at SOPAC

Although this year’s challenges present many logistical and safety considerations, we are ready to be back on the stage, prepared to keep our MO family safe. 

We are excited to announce our first concert on October 22 at 7:30pm, presented in partnership with the South Orange Performing Arts Center, as part of their SOPAC Sessions Series. 

This virtual concert will come to you directly from the SOPAC stage, bringing the excitement of a night out directly to your living room. Tune in as MO Music Director David Chan trades his baton for the violin in what will prove to be a stunning evening as The Montclair Orchestra musicians take the stage for the first time in many months. Listen to Montclair resident and piano phenom Terrence Wilson as he joins longtime friend and colleague David Chan in their first duo performance since they were together at Juilliard. For the grand finale, MO Fellows join MO String Mentors to play side by side in a virtuosic showcase of musical talent.​ 

Tickets are $10 per link
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Current Members contact us directly at to receive your unique Membership access code to enjoy the concert. 

Back by popular demand, we are pleased to offer a comprehensive 6-week course of 

our innovative Your-Rhythmics! class this fall. 

Each class will be 30 minutes via Zoom, held on 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10 from 3:00pm-3:30pm ET. 

Register your child today. 

This innovative music education program is designed specifically for young children ages 3-7 and will be taught by Dr. Thomas Parente, Montclair resident and board member of The Montclair Orchestra, and well-known and respected pianist, composer, and Dalcroze clinician. “Dr. Tom” will focus on different musical themes each week, with all classes emphasizing the development of children’s coordination through listening, feeling, thinking and rhythmic movement. Children will be encouraged to move and respond freely to improvised piano music. Part of the fun will be listening to the music and musical cues and responding accordingly.

Come Join The Fun!

Chamber Music Concert at Van Vleck

Later this fall, we are pleased to return to our local Montclair community for a virtual performance from the Van Vleck House & Gardens. On November 19th at 7:30pm, tune in as Mentors and Fellows join together to perform an exciting chamber music program of Shostakovich and Mendelssohn. 

Become a Member

You, our loyal donors and audiences, are what have kept the Montclair Orchestra organization afloat, and it is with your support that we have been able to prepare these exciting online offerings.

New for this season, all contributions of $50 will provide a Member benefit of access to a single concert virtual performance. Contributions of $250 or more will provide the additional Member benefit of access to all of our virtual performances throughout the year. When we are safely able to provide live in person events in accordance with government guidelines, it is our hope to provide special access to live performances exclusively for our Members, so stay tuned!

For more information on our Membership benefits click here.
To become a Member click here.

Any questions?
Contact us directly through our Membership department at

You already appreciate firsthand how unique and important The Montclair Orchestra is to our community. If you are able, please renew your support today as generously as you can. Any size gift helps us continue to present unique programming, electric performances, and provide a variety of Mentor-led educational content for our talented Fellows. You are making the future of classical music possible. 


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