New Jersey Youth Symphony (NJYS) will put the fright in Halloween as it performs some of the scariest music ever written on Sunday, October 27 beginning at 3:00 p.m. at the New Providence High School auditorium. The Halloween Concert, open to the public, features the NJYS Youth Symphony and Youth Orchestra dressed in costume. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, and $5 for children 12 and under in costume. Tickets can be purchased in advance at New Jersey Youth Symphony or at the door. Everyone is invited to dress in their Halloween best. New Providence High School is located at 35 Pioneer Drive in New Providence.

The Halloween program includes appearances by Darth Vader and the Invisible Man conducting such Halloween hits as music from Star Wars and Pirates of the Caribbean. Besides the Halloween costumes donned by the orchestra, spooky decorations and special effects will create a chilling experience for young and old alike. Halloween treats will be given to all children.

Youth Symphony, the premier orchestra of NJYS, will perform under the direction of Jeffrey Grogan. Youth Orchestra will perform under the direction of Simon Lipskar.

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New Jersey Youth Symphony is the orchestral and ensemble division of Wharton Music Center, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. New Jersey Youth Symphony (NJYS) is located at 570 Central Avenue in New Providence. NJYS, one of the foremost youth orchestras in the state, has ten orchestras and ensembles for which auditions are held annually. NJYS’s premier orchestra, Youth Symphony, has performed in internationally-renowned concert halls such as Carnegie Hall in New York City and Musikverein in Vienna.

Wharton Music Center, located at 60 Locust Avenue in Berkeley Heights, provides music, theatre, and dance instruction, educational programs, and performances for children, teens, and adults. In addition to instruction in all instruments and voice, WMC offers classes in musical theatre, drama, choral music, vocal music, music theory, audio recording, early childhood music, and music for children with special needs. Offering a range of musical genres including classical, rock, jazz, and blues, WMC is one of New Jersey’s largest independent non-profit community music centers serving students in Union, Morris, Essex, Somerset, Middlesex, and surrounding counties.