SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Symphony Orchestra will begin its 2019-20 season by celebrating both 81 years of providing Summit free concerts and -- a little early -- Ludvig Von Beethoven's 250th birthday on November 3, beginning at 2 p.m., at Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School. Admission to all Summit Symphony concerts is free.

The concert, entitled 'LVB 250 - a little early' -- Beethoven's 250th does not occur until 2020 -- will feature Music Director Michael Avagliano leading the orchestra in performances of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4, and the Concerto for Violin, featuring soloist Emil Israel Chudnovsky.

Chudnovsky hearkens back to the grand romantic tradition of the golden age of violinists. His lush sound and inimitable ability to connect with audiences have garnered him accolades from listeners, presenters, and critics alike. Recent seasons have included his debut at the Seoul Arts Center in South Korea with the KammerSymphonie Berlin, and his inaugural recording with the St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra.

Sign Up for Summit Newsletter
Our newsletter delivers the local news that you can trust.

The Summit Symphony has been providing free orchestral concerts for the Summit area since 1938. Their 2019-20 season will include three performances, with future shows set for March 15 and May 31.

For more information, visit