The New Jersey Youth Symphony (NJYS) will present a concert by the Flute Choir and Sinfonia, a string orchestra, on Sunday, December 11 at 3:00 p.m. at the Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School located at 272 Morris Avenue in Summit. Tickets for the concert can be purchased at the door. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students and seniors.

Under the direction of Diana Charos Reilly, the Flute Choir will perform The Flower Duet from Lakme by Delibes and the Dance of the Reed-Flutes from The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky. Sinfonia will perform a suite from Handel’s Messiah and Symphony No. 12 for String Orchestra composed by Vojtech Jirovec under the direction of Cynthia Longley. The Flute Choir and Sinfonia accompanied by members of the NJYS Percussion Ensemble will conclude the program by performing Lombardo’s Winter Frolic.

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.

The New Jersey Youth Symphony is home to one of the foremost youth orchestras in New Jersey and draws students from around the state.  NJYS provides talented young musicians with orchestral and related musical education experiences that enable them to reach their highest potential as performers and listeners. Its orchestras include the Youth Symphony, Youth Orchestra, and Philharmonia. Sinfonia, an advanced strings orchestra, the Percussion Ensemble, Flute Forum, Flute Choir, Junior Strings and Preparatory String Ensemble, and Junior Winds round out NJYS ensembles. A non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, NJYS is located at 570 Central Avenue in Murray Hill. For more information, visit www.NJYS.org.