‘Masters of the Orchestra’ Presented by NJ Intergenerational Orchestra

The New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra will showcase various works by masterful composers with its annual winter concert on Sunday, Feb. 23, at Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School. The performance will begin at 3 p.m., and will feature performances from all three of NJIO’s orchestral ensembles, beginning with Prelude’s onstage performance, as well as its Flute Choir in the lobby during intermission. Admission is free; donations are gratefully accepted at the door.

NJIO’s Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Artistic Director Warren Cohen, will be performing Sergei Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 7. Written in 1952, one year before Prokofiev’s death, this was the last of his symphonies. Symphony No. 7 was originally written with a quiet ending to the final movement, but due to pressure from Russian officials at the time, Prokofiev added an energetic coda to be played at the end. This addition earned him the coveted Stalin Prize, although Prokofiev noted that he did prefer the original, quieter ending himself.

NJIO’s Symphony will also perform Maurice Ravel’s Tzigane featuring Dylan Hamme, our 2019 Concerto Competition Winner, on violin. The piece features a virtuosic violin solo alongside the orchestra, and its characteristics mirror traditional Gypsy music (the title, Tzigane, comes from the French word for “gypsy”).  Ravel completed Tzigane only days before it was premiered by famous violinist Jelly d’Arányi in 1924, where it was universally praised by critics. Intermezzo Orchestra will be performing the first movement of Johann Stamitz’s Sinfonia in D Major along with the first of Ludwig van Beethoven’s German Dances.

Concert Details
February 23, 2020, at 3:00 pm
Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School
272 Morris Ave.Summit, NJ 07901
Free Admission

NJIO is committed to ensuring that its programs and concerts are accessible to all. For more information regarding the Open House rehearsals, the concert, or NJIO as an organization, please contact Mary Beth Sweet at (908) 603-7691, info@njio.org, or visit NJIO’s website at http://www.njio.org or follow us on Facebook.

NJIO, now in its 26th season, has been recognized as a national leader in intergenerational excellence through its unique approach to teaching musical performance.  Not only do the members aged 8 to 80 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!  

This program is made possible by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. 

Contact Information
  1. NJIO
  2. 908-603-7691
  3. info@njio.org
Sun, February 23
3:00 pm — 4:30 pm
Add to My Calendar 02/23/2020 3:00pm 02/23/2020 4:30pm America/New_York ‘Masters of the Orchestra’ Presented by NJ Intergenerational Orchestra

The New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra will showcase various works by masterful composers with its annual winter concert on Sunday, Feb. 23, at Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School. The performance will begin at 3 p.m., and will feature performances from all three of NJIO’s orchestral ensembles, beginning with Prelude’s onstage performance, as well as its Flute Choir in the ...

272 Morris Ave. Summit, NJ

Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School

272 Morris Ave.
Summit, NJ

Sign Up for E-Calendar


Arts & Entertainment

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-Calendar


Resident of Chelsea at Fanwood, 99, Tests Positive for COVID-19, Later Dies

March 31, 2020

FANWOOD, NJ — Chelsea Senior Living at Fanwood learned Monday that a 99-year-old resident of its assisted living residence tested positive for COVID-19 after he was transported to Overlook Medical Center for an unrelated issue. Chelsea was later informed that the resident died.

"We are deeply saddened by the loss of our resident," said Annette Watson, executive ...

Westfield School Board on Remote Learning, QSAC, New Principal

March 31, 2020

The following is a synopsis of Westfield Board of Education Meeting held on March 24, 2020.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the March 24 Board of Education meeting was held remotely, with Board members and members of the community joining in from remote locations using an online videoconferencing platform. Board president Peggy Oster thanked members of the public for their patience as the Board ...

Feast Catering & Cafe in Westfield Appreciative of Customers

March 31, 2020

Feast Catering & Cafe have been providing fresh healthy convenient food to Westfield for almost 20 years. 

We are so appreciative of our amazing customers and want to make sure we are there for you as you are there for us in this difficult time. All our soups, sandwiches and salads are available for curbside pick and delivery through UberEats, Delivery Now and Door ...

14 Homes Sold March 22 — March 29 in Westfield, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Mountainside, Cranford, Garwood

Fourteen homes were sold March 22 through March 29 in Westfield, Fanwood, Garwood, Cranford, Mountainside and Scotch Plains, according to the Garden State MLS. The homes sold are as follows:

TOWN                  ADDRESS             ...

Boneparth: This is Where I Am

Douglas A. Boneparth is a Westfield resident and Founder of Bone Fide Wealth, LLC, a boutique wealth management firm in New York City, and co-author of The Millennial Money Fix. Contact Douglas to learn how he’s not your parent’s financial advisor.

These past few weeks have had their moments. With everyone in triage mode, it’s been hard to find the ...

Taxes in the Time of Coronavirus

Amidst a pandemic, it’s hard to think of tax relief as much of a positive.  However, Congress and the IRS have given taxpayers a little less to worry about.  Like everything else, the situation is in flux. Here are current highlights:

Most 2019 non-corporate income tax returns, along with any balance due, are delayed until July 15.

First-quarter estimated payments ...

Westfield Public Schools Pitch In to Help Community

Whether donating 10,000 medical gloves to an area hospital, helping to disinfect Westfield police vehicles or setting up a social media fundraiser to buy grocery gift cards for families in need, the Westfield Public Schools community is pitching in to help during this public health crisis.

Custodial and maintenance crews from the district’s Department of Buildings and Grounds are ...

Grieving After Losing a Loved One Suddenly

Grief is a normal and natural reaction to the death of a loved one. Most of us are not prepared for the long journey of grief which is sometimes devastating, frightening, and often lonely. We may think, do, and say things that are very unlike us. There seems to be no respite, no end to the intense feelings that we experience. 

Losing a loved one during this pandemic, is ...

Opinion: Let’s Stay Positive During the Coronavirus Pandemic

March 24, 2020

The following guest column was written by Westfield High School freshman Annika Vesuna.

The coronavirus has impacted many people’s lives around the world, including mine.

My life has been put on hold, as I’m trapped in my house all day. It was day one after the schools closed and I was stuck at home and I was bored. Bored out of my mind because I had nothing to do. It was ...

Dog Lost by Garwood/Cranford Border

UPDATE: Norman has been found!

ORIGINAL POST: Norman was last seen by Yummy ice cream shop on North Avenue on the border of Cranford and Garwood on Tuesday afternoon

Do not chase. Call 908-512-4567 if you see him. Reward offered.

Buy or Rent? That's A Great Question

Owning a home is an important life goal for many Americans. Yet buying a home is not always the best financial decision for everyone. In some life situations, renting is a more prudent choice. If you or your loved ones are contemplating the buy-or-rent decision, consider these questions, courtesy of Arias & Partners Wealth Advisors, to inform your next move.

How likely are you ...

Extraordinary Care From One Care Giver to Another

Morristown Medical Center team member earns DAISY Award for life saving action

Nurses are always committed to the care of their patients and don’t often get to provide care for each other, but that’s exactly what happened recently at Morristown Medical Center. A phlebotomist was drawing blood when she began to feel ill. She had developed a great rapport with the patient and wanted ...

Amid Coronavirus, Verona Public Schools Move to Pass/Fail Grading

March 31, 2020

VERONA, NJ — Verona public schools will be moving to a pass/fail grading policy for the remainder of the school year, according to an email sent ot parents by Dr. Charles R. Miller, Director of Curriculum, Assessment & Instruction for the district. Verona public schools have been following a remote learning plan since March 18 due to the COVID-19 ...