Travel from Italy to Norway, United States to Scotland, and many destinations in between with The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey during its upcoming 2010-2011 performance season. Founder and artistic director Dr. Robert W. Butts will lead the Orchestra as it inaugurates its fifteenth concert season.
Kicking off the season on Sunday, October 10, at 3 P.M., at Dolan Hall, College of Saint Elizabeth, 2 Convent Road, Morristown, will be "Old World, New World," featuring works by Felix Mendelssohn, "Hebrides Overture, Fingal's Cave"; Louis Spohr, "Concerto for Clarinet," with soloist Dan Sagi; and Antonin Dvorak, "New World Symphony."
The second concert of the series will be "Southern Passion, Northern Passion," scheduled for 3 P.M., Sunday, November 14, at Dolan Hall, College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown. The program includes works by Giuseppe Verdi, "La Forza del Destino: Overture," and Edvard Grieg,"Piano Concerto," with guest artist pianist Jarred Tafaro. The program will also feature opera favorites, sung by soprano Pamela Stein.
The Sunday, January 10, 2011 program, beginning at 3 P.M., at Dolan Hall, College of Saint Elizabeth, is entitled, "A Wolfgang Wassail." Featured works, all by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, include "Cosi Fan Tuttti: Overture," "Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor," with guest artist, pianist David Witten, and "Concerto for Bassoon," featuring soloist Andrew Pecota.
The annual, free family concert will be held at 3 P.M., Sunday, March 20, 2011, at Grace Church, 4 Madison Avenue, Madison. The program for this concert will be announced later in the season.
The May 1, 201l concert, beginning at 3 P.M., at Dolan Hall, College of Saint Elizabeth, is entitled "The Three B's" and will feature the works of Johann Sebastian Bach, "Orchestra Suite No.4; Ludwig von Beethoven, "Symphony No. 8"; and Johannes Brahms, "Piano Concerto No. 1," with Paul Zeigler as guest pianist.
The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey will conclude its season with two concerts in mid-June. At 7:30 P.M., Saturday, June 11 at Grace Church, Madison, the program will be "A Chamber Music Celebration," including selections from different periods of music, presented by members of the Orchestra.
The final concert of the season at 3 P.M., Sunday, June 12, at Dolan Hall, College of Saint Elizabeth, is entitled, "Canaletto's Venice." Canaletto's paintings were vistas of Venice's romantic canals, piazzas and villas. The city of carnivals and romantic adventures was also a major center of music and composition, featuring several of the Baroque era's greatest composers. The Orchestra will present the music of Claudio Monteverdi, Tomasso Albinoni, Benedetto Marcello and Antonio Vivaldi.
Season ticket subscriptions, which include five orchestra concerts and the chamber music concert, are priced at $110. Each individual concert will cost $35/$25/$5/Adult/Senior/Student (under 22 with ID). Individual tickets for the 7:30 P.M. Chamber Music concert will cost $15/$10/$5/Adult/Senior/Student (under 22 with ID). For further information, please visit the web site, www.baroqueorchetra.org, or call 973-366-8922.