NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- The New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra (NJIO) will continue its 2017-2018 season with its annual Family Holiday Concert on Sunday, Dec.17. The concert will begin at 3:00 p.m. at New Providence High School, and will feature performances from all three of NJIO’s orchestral ensembles and special guests. Admission is free, but donations gratefully accepted. 

NJIO is excited to welcome as special guests at this concert, Arts Alive!, an Australian concert band comprised of the most talented young musicians from the Sydney area. Arts Alive! has played at the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Town Hall and is currently on a U.S. tour. Under the direction of James Hill, they will open the concert with some great holiday music.

The featured soloist at the concert will be the second-place winner of the Young Artist Concerto Competition, violinist Eilene Lee.

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oncertgoers will enjoy a variety of selections that celebrate traditions of the season, including popular works like Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride.” Talented Eilene Lee will perform the incredible Violin Concerto #1 by Max Bruch.  

The New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra “Bridges the Generations through Music” by providing orchestral education to musicians of all ages and skill levels in a nurturing but artistically challenging environment. Players, young and old, benefit through their interactions with each other, while advancing toward the common goal of artistic excellence.

NJIO provides full orchestral concerts, outreach performances and special events in central New Jersey. These events are designed to share the joy of music for audiences of all ages.

Children especially will enjoy this delightful concert, which includes audience participation on certain holiday favorites. Following the concert, members of the orchestra will host their popular “Instrument Petting Zoo,” where kids will have the opportunity to try out a variety of orchestral instruments.

Be sure to arrive to the concert a half hour early to enjoy a short yet delightful performance by NJIO’s Prelude Ensemble, led by conductor Robert Anderson, in the lobby, as well as a performance by the orchestra's Flute Choir at intermission.

New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra's Family Holiday Concert
Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.
New Providence High School
35 Pioneer Drive, New Providence
Free Admission