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NJ Intergenerational Orchestra Looks Forward to an Exciting Musical Season

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Photo 1 – Violinist stand partners make music together during an NJIO performance
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Photo 2 - NJIO performs in beautiful Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church in Plainfield
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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra (NJIO) is excited to welcome newcomers to its 23rd season.  Whether you are a musician looking for an excellent non-competitive orchestra to join or an avid classical music lover seeking free concerts, NJIO invites you to learn more about this organization based in New Providence. 

At the beginning of the 2016-17 season, NJIO will hold two open house rehearsals on September 15 and 22.  Musicians of all ages and abilities are welcome to join one or all of our orchestras during these rehearsals.  It’s the start of a new concert period and the music is new to everyone.  Come get the feel of the orchestra and see why the musicians love being a part of the NJIO family!  Prelude Ensemble, an ensemble intended for beginning strings, rehearses 4:30-5:30 pm.  Intermezzo Orchestra, an intermediate-level group that recently expanded to a full symphony orchestra (strings, winds, brass, and percussion), rehearses from 5:45-7:00 pm and Symphony Orchestra, the more advanced symphony orchestra, rehearses from 7:15-9:30 pm.

Mark it on your calendar: NJIO’s first concert of the season is Sunday, November 13th at 3:00 pm at the beautiful neo-Gothic Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church in Plainfield.  Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Artistic Director Warren Cohen, will play works by Borodin, Glazunov, and Mozart.  The orchestra will accompany pianist Angela Zhao, the first-place winner of NJIO’s annual Young Artist Concerto Competition, in the Mozart Piano Concerto No. 22.  Intermezzo Orchestra will perform works by Gliere and Mozart.  NJIO warmly welcomes Brian McGowan as the new Intermezzo conductor.  Be sure to arrive early to the concert to hear the Prelude Ensemble perform in the lobby!

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Contact Administrator Mary Beth Sweet at 908-603-7691 or info@njio.org if you are interested in becoming a member or obtaining more information about the organization.  You can also visit our website at http://njio.org, like New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra on Facebook, and follow our Twitter and Instagram pages @NJIOmusic.

 

NJIO Details

 

When: Thursdays

  • Prelude (Beginning) Ensemble from 4:30 - 5:30 pm
  • Intermezzo (Intermediate) Orchestra from 5:45 - 7:00 pm
  • Symphony Orchestra from 7:15 - 9:30 pm

 

Where: NJYS Music Center, 570 Central Ave, New Providence

 

About NJIO

 

New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra, now in its 23rd season, has been recognized as a national leader in intergenerational excellence through its unique approach to teaching musical performance and as a model for intergenerational orchestras across the country.  Not only do the intergenerational members play together, but they also mentor one another.  In addition to providing free concerts and outreach to the community, NJIO has been invited to perform at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. and at the United Nations, and was a finalist for the Eisner Prize for Intergenerational Excellence.  NJIO welcomes new members of all ages and abilities each concert period to one of its several orchestras - no auditions needed!

 

NJIO is committed to ensuring that all programs and concerts are accessible to everyone.  For more information regarding the concert or to inquire about patron services, please contact Mary Beth Sweet at (908) 603-7691 or info@njio.org, or visit NJIO’s website at http://njio.org

 

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