New Providence - New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra (NJIO)’s Outreach Ensemble will be performing in the Plainfield Library on Friday, October 28th.  The performance will begin at 1:00 p.m.  and will last about an hour. 

The Outreach Ensemble is made up of a group of musicians led by Ms. Miki Hatcher who will perform light classical fare as well as arrangements of more popular music, playing everything from Handel to the Beatles.  Their mission is to bring the music to the audience, and to give back to communities with their playing.  The Outreach Ensemble performs at nursing homes, libraries, schools, and other neighborhood locations around northern and central New Jersey. 

NJIO, now in its 24th season, has been recognized as a national leader in intergenerational excellence through its unique approach to teaching musical performance.  Not only do the  members aged 8 to 80 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!  Mark it on your calendar: NJIO’s first concert of the season is Sunday, November 12th at 3:00 pm at the beautiful neo-Gothic Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church in Plainfield. 

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For more information regarding Outreach Ensemble, joining NJIO or attending NJIO’s concerts, or to inquire about patron services, please contact Mary Beth Sweet at (908) 603-7691 or, or visit NJIO’s website at  You can also find NJIO on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

This program is made possible by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.