Monday, November 27, 2023

NJIO Presents Free Family Holiday Concert in Summit


WHEN: Sunday, December 10, 2023, 2pm to 3pm
Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School, 272 Morris Avenue, Summit
free and open to the public.  Donations are gratefully accepted.

New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra will be entertaining families with a free concert of seasonal holiday favorites. Families with children of all ages are invited to come and join in the fun! 

NJIO’s three orchestral ensembles will combine to perform music by Strauss, Mozart, Brahms, and more! The concert concludes with Leroy Anderson’s exciting Sleigh Ride, with percussion accompaniment provided by the youngest members of the audience!

Following the concert, the famous NJIO Instrument Petting Zoo returns! Experienced NJIO musicians will guide young audience members and assist them in safely trying out the instrument of their dreams. Instruments are loaned by Elefante Music of New Providence and Scotch Plains.

This concert is made possible by funds from: the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; Frank and Lydia Bergen Foundation; The Lillian Schenck Foundation; The Henry S. and Agnes M. Truzack Foundation; Investors Foundation; Standish Foundation; and many other generous supporters.  NJIO is a proud participating organization in the Families First Discovery Pass Program, a program of the NJ Departments of Health and Human Services.  

NJIO is committed to ensuring that its programs and concerts are accessible.  For more information regarding the concert or to inquire about patron services, please contact NJIO at, or visit NJIO’s website

New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra, now in its 30th season, has been nationally recognized as a leader in intergenerational excellence through its unique approach to teaching musical performance and as a model for intergenerational orchestras across the country. Depending on space availability, NJIO welcomes new members of all ages and abilities each concert period to one of its several orchestras—no auditions needed! 

NJIO’s 30th Anniversary Season will continue with two more concerts:

NJIO’s Winter Concert

WHEN: Sunday, February 25, 2024, 3 pm
Dolan Performance Hall, Saint Elizabeth University, Morristown, NJ

NJIO’s Spring Concert, followed by 30th Anniversary Celebration!

WHEN: Sunday, April 21, 2024, 3 pm
Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, Plainfield, NJ

We hope to see you there!