The New Jersey Intergenerational Symphony is expanding its 1st violin section and will hold open auditions for 1st violinists at 6 p.m. on November 18, at the Wharton Music Center, 60 Locust Avenue, Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922.  For more information, email info@njio.org  or call Liz Nowick, at 908-603-7691. www.njio.org

Audition repertoire will include excerpts from the Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 Op. 46 by Grieg and the Masquerade Suite by Khachaturian. NJIO Music Director and Symphony Conductor, Joe Gluck will preside.

First violinists’ chosen will perform in the NJIO Symphony’s winter and spring concerts. The winter concert program on Sunday, February 13, 2011 at 3 p.m. at Madison Junior High School, Madison, NJ will feature 14-year old Sophia Bacelar, cellist and winner of the 2010 Young Artists Concerto Competition, performing the allegro movement of the Haydn Cello Concerto in D Major with the symphony.  The spring concert program on Sunday, May 1, 2011, at 3 p.m. at Summit High School, 125 Kent Place Blvd., Summit, NJ will feature critically acclaimed classical guitarist, Christopher Kenniff, of Summit, NJ premiering the Concerto for Guitar and Chamber Orchestra, written by noted American/Greek composer Victor Kioulaphides.

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At NJIO, symphony members of all ages enjoy working with professional musicians as mentors to blend a high vision of artistic excellence with strong educational components in a non-competitive, musically challenging atmosphere. The New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra is a unique organization for “Bridging the Generations Through Music.”

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.  Additional financial support comes from The Lillian P. Schenck Fund and Tokio Marine Management, Inc.