Montclair, NJ – The Montclair Orchestra will perform its third concert of the inaugural season on Sunday, February 25th at Leshowitz Hall at Montclair State University. A concert for smaller forces on display, a total of twenty musicians will perform, with professionals from major New York region orchestras playing alongside aspiring student musicians at the metro region’s top music schools and conservatories.


The title of the show is ‘Contrasts’, in reference to the eclectic music on the program.  Music Director David Chan will lead a program consisting of Richard Wagner’s gentle symphonic poem Siegfried Idyll, Dmitri Shostakovich’s forceful and churning music of Two Pieces for String Octet, and Wynton Marsalis’ A Fiddler’s Tale. Marsalis wrote A Fiddler’s Tale in 1998 as a re-scoring of L’Histoire du Soldat (The Soldier’s Tale), a highly virtuosic work by Igor Stravinsky for chamber ensemble and narrators. For the performance, the story will be told by three special guest narrators – Melissa Walker, Founder + President of Jazz House Kids and Montclair Jazz Festival; Bob Feinberg, Chairman & Founder of Montclair Film; and Montclair-based actor, singer and author Marsha Mercant.


Limited seating tickets for the February 25th 5:00 p.m. performance at Leshowitz Hall can be purchased online at, or by calling The Montclair Orchestra at (973) 435-2906.

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About The Montclair Orchestra

The Montclair Orchestra is a semi-professional orchestra based in Montclair, New Jersey, with performers comprising local area professional musicians and conservatory level students, as well as highly trained amateurs. The inaugural 2017-2018 season will present full orchestral concert repertoire ranging from traditional classical works to twentieth century and contemporary composers. The Montclair Orchestra is a New Jersey based 501(c)3 non-profit organization.