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Pair of Youth Symphony Spring Concerts Set for May 20 at Summit Middle School

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Jersey Youth Symphony (NJYS) will present two spring concerts May 20 -- at both 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. -- at Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School. The event will feature musical performances by Flute Choir, Junior Strings, Prep Strings, and Sinfonia in the afternoon and Flute Forum, Junior Wind Ensemble, and Philharmonia in the evening.

Flute Choir, led by conductor Diana Charos Reilly, will open the 3 p.m. concert with arrangements of Kabalevsky The Comedian’s Gallop and Delibes Flower Duet from Lakme among other works followed by Junior Strings and Prep Strings led by conductor Michelle Hatcher performing works by Granados, Balmage, and Holst. The concert concludes with Sinfonia led by conductor Nate White performing Meyer’s Westridge Overture and Dvořák Serenade for Strings, Op. 22.

Flute Forum, also led by conductor Charos Reilly, will open the 7 p.m. concert with works including Yiruma River Runs in You followed by Junior Wind Ensemble led by conductor Bryan Rudderow performing works by J.S. Bach, Vaughn Williams, Frackenpohl, and Shaffer. The concert concludes with Philharmonia led by conductor Mark Gunderman performing an arrangement of Sibelius Finlandia, Saint-Saens Danse Bacchanale from Samson et Dalila, Op. 47, and Holst Jupiter, The Bringer of Jollity from The Planets.

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Tickets, priced at $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors, are available at the door or by visiting njys.myboxoffice.us. Current NJYS students and their music teachers may attend for free.

Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School is located at 272 Morris Avenue.

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