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NJ Intergenerational Orchestra Prepares for a Fantastic Musical Season

NJIO performs in beautiful Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church in Plainfield
Violinist stand partners make music together during an NJIO performance

New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra (NJIO) is excited to welcome newcomers to its 24th 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 2017-18 season, NJIO will hold two open house rehearsals on September 7 and 14.  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 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 12th 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 Tchaikovsky and Brahms, as well as Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 “Pastorale.”  The orchestra will accompany violinist Daniel Seog, the first-place winner of NJIO’s annual Young Artist Concerto Competition.  Intermezzo Orchestra will perform works by Bach and Brahms.  Be sure to arrive early to the concert to hear the Prelude Ensemble perform in the lobby, and you will be serenaded by the Flute Choir during Intermission!

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Contact Administrator Mary Beth Sweet at 908-603-7691 or if you are interested in becoming a member or obtaining more information about the organization.  You can also visit our website at, like New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra on Facebook, and follow our Twitter and Instagram @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 24th 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, or visit NJIO’s website at

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South Orange Police Blotter as of March 16

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