NEW PROVIDENCE—The New Jersey Youth Symphony (NJYS) will present a concert featuring the NJYS Youth Orchestra, Clarinet Ensemble, and Fortissimo Flutes on Sunday, November 3 at 3:00pm at Dolan Hall at the College of Saint Elizabeth located at 2 Convent Road in Morristown. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and students available online at www.whartonarts.boxoffice.us.
The November 3 concert opens with a performance of Austin Alan Scott’s Memories of East Tennessee by the NJYS Fortissimo Flutes led by conductor Diana Charos Reilly. Following the flute ensemble, the NJYS Clarinet Ensemble led by conductor Bryan Rudderow will perform arrangements of works by Beethoven and Chopin as well Freddie Mercury’s Don’t Stop Me Now arranged for the ensemble by Rudderow. The concert concludes with Tormis’ Overture No.2, two movements from Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite, and Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances No.17 from Prince Igor performed by the NJYS Youth Orchestra under the baton of Simon Lipskar.
The Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts’ mission is to provide the highest quality performing arts education to a wide range of students in a supportive and inclusive environment, where striving for personal excellence inspires and connects those we teach to the communities we serve.
Wharton Arts is New Jersey’s largest independent non-profit community performing arts education center serving over 1,500 students through a range of classes and ensembles including the 15 ensembles of the New Jersey Youth Symphony, which serve 500 students in grades 3 – 12 by audition. Beginning with Out of the Box Music and Pathways classes for young children, Wharton Arts offers private lessons, group classes, and ensembles for all ages and all abilities at the Performing Arts School. With the belief in the positive and unifying influence of music and the performing arts and that arts education should be accessible to all people regardless of their ability to pay, Wharton teaches all instruments and voice and has a robust musical theater program. Based in Paterson, New Jersey, the Paterson Music Project is an El Sistema-inspired program of the Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts that uses music as a vehicle for social change by empowering and inspiring children through the community experience of ensemble learning and playing.
Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts is located in Berkeley Heights, New Providence and Paterson, NJ and reaches students from 10 counties. All of Wharton’s extraordinary faculty members and conductors hold degrees in their teaching specialty and have been vetted and trained to enable our students to achieve their personal best.