PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Symphony, New Jersey's oldest community symphony, is kicking off its 97th season this fall with a showcase event to be held under the stars.  The festivities will take place on Saturday, September 24th in the heart of the Hillside Avenue Historic District in Plainfield, at the home of Peter and Libby Price.

This grand event will feature a musical performance by Steven Scheschareg, accompanied by the symphony's very own, Charles Prince.  Music by Kurt Weill, Eirch Wolfgng Korngold, Fritz Spielmann and Gustav Mahler will be featured.

Attire is black tie preferred, and tickets are $125 per person, with all proceeds benefiting the Plainfield Symphony Orchestra.  RSVP by September 19th to

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Be sure to save the date for the symphony's season opener on October 8th, "Shostakovich’s Testament: 10th Symphony” with a program featuring this monumental, Mahlerian-like work, one of tragedy, despair, terror, violence and triumph. The “Linz” Symphony, one of Mozart's five great final symphonies, completes the program.

Both individual and season tickets can be purchased online at