Tuesday, July 13, 2021


The Baroque Orchestra returns to live in-person concerts with a special concert outdoors in the Pavilion in front of the Madison Community Arts Center.

This concert will feature BONJ collaborations and special international guest artists.

WHENJuly 18, 2021, at 4:00 PM. The concert will happen—rain or shine!
the Pavilion in front of the Madison Community Arts Center, Kings Road, Madison
Donations and contributions are very much welcome

In a historic performance, Maestro Robert W. Butts will conduct a combined concert featuring the orchestra together with students and staff of Keys 2 Success, a renowned group bringing piano instruction to young students in Newark, New Jersey.  Led by Jee-Hoon Krska, Keys 2 Success has provided instruments, instruction, and inspiration to students in grades K-6.  For the first time, students and professional musicians will perform together works composed specifically for them!    

Maestro Butts collaborated with young Newark composer Elijah Souels co-composing Variations on Simple Gifts—which everybody will perform together. They will then perform  Lift Every Voice and Sing (co-composed by Elijah Souels and Saki Uetsuhara) with a solo violin part performed by special guest Héctor Falcón, violnist with The New Jersey Symphony. Also joining will be pianist Serafina Taylor.   

The special guest artists continue with members of the renowned New York Classical Music Society. Pianist Lynn Czae will perform the 3rd movement of Mozart's popular concerto K450 - familiar to most audiences from the film AmadeusSeunghee Cha, soprano and former Miss Korea, will sing selections from Broadway and opera.  Cellist Liz SeungAh Hong will make her BONJ debut with a special arrangement of Les Larmes de Jacqueline by Jacques Offenbach.   

The final special guests will be the orchestra's own Evergreen Violin TrioEmily James, Sara d'Sa, and Amelia Muccia will play the solo parts of Antonio Vivaldi's dynamic Concerto for 3 Violins.

The orchestra will also perform a few favorites as well.  

BONJ board members and volunteers will be there to answer questions and accept your contributions as we start a return to a normal concert schedule.

There will be limited seating towards the art center, but the immediate area will be on the lawnso bring a blanket or chair if you wish to sit up close.

The concert starts at 4:00 PM and will last a little over an hour.  Following the concert, it is an easy walk to Madison's many fine restaurants.

We greatly look forward to sharing great music with you again!  Thank you for your support and friendship!