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Orchestra Presents Free Family Concert “Byts and Pieces”

The New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra (NJIO) will present their Annual Family Concert Sunday, November 18, 2012, 3:00 PM at Summit High School. Guest Conductor Karen Pinoci will lead the Symphony Orchestra and Conductor Gavin Davies will lead the Intermezzo Orchestra in a program of popular favorites. Admission is free.

15-year old Soyeong Park, a winner of the 2012 NJIO Concerto Competition, will be the guest soloist in a musical program that includes Rossini’s William Tell Overture, Debussy’s Golliwog’s Cake Walk, Brahms’ Hungarian Rhapsody No. 5, Ponchielli’s Dance of the Hours (made famous by the dancing pink hippos in Fantasia) and more. A fun and interactive “Instrument Petting Zoo” will allow young audience members to try a variety of musical instruments.

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 and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.  Funding has also been provided by Puffin Foundation, the Lillian P. Schenck Trust Fund, the Standish Foundation, the Provident Bank Foundation and Tokio Marine Management, Inc.  The NJIO Young Artist Concerto Competition was made possible by the support of K&S Music, Robert Ames and Main Violin.

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Location: Summit High School, 125 Kent Place Blvd, Summit, NJ 07901. For more information regarding this concert, please call (908) 603-7691. Handicap accessible.

About New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra   NJIO (http://www.njio.org) bridges the generations through music by bringing together musicians of all ages and abilities. The orchestra promotes education, growth and understanding through the experience of musical performance. Orchestra members have ranged in age from six to 93 and have come from over 44 communities throughout New Jersey.  A non-profit organization, NJIO runs programming year-round including orchestras, chamber groups and community outreach from the Judith Wharton Music Center in Berkeley Heights.

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