NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Intergenerational Orchestra (NJIO) presents its annual Family Holiday free concert this year at New Providence High School on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 3:00 p.m. 

Concert-goers will enjoy a variety of selections that celebrate traditions of the season, including popular works like Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride” and the “Santa Claus: Christmas Symphony,” composed by William Henry Fry in 1853. Talented young violinist, Sea Yoon, will be the featured soloist on Pablo de Sarasate’s “Zigeunerweisen” (which translates to “Gypsy Airs”). Children especially will enjoy this interactive concert which includes audience participation on select holiday favorites. 

Following the concert, members of the orchestra will host their always-popular “Instrument Petting Zoo,” where kids will have the opportunity to try out a variety of instruments. Bring the family to celebrate the holiday season with music and fun with NJIO! 

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Concert Details
Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.
New Providence High School
35 Pioneer Drive, New Providence
Free Admission

New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra, now in its 23rd season, has been nationally recognized as a 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 each other.  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., 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!  Next open house rehearsals occur on January 5 and 12.

NJIO is committed to ensuring that its programs and concerts are accessible to all.  For more information regarding the concert or to inquire about patron services, please contact Mary Beth Sweet at (908) 603-7691, info@njio.org, or visit NJIO’s website http://njio.org or Facebook page.

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Funding is also provided by Frank and Lydia Bergen Foundation, Investors Foundation, K&S Music, Main Violin, Northern New Jersey Musicians’ Guild – Local 16-248 of American Federation of Musicians, Lillian Schenck Foundation, Shilling Family Foundation, Ltd, Standish Foundation, Henry S. and Agnes M. Truzack Foundation and Turrell Fund.