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NJFO 2015 - 2016 Season

NJFO CLASSICAL SERIES

YOU ARE MY RHAPSODY IN BLUE

Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 7pm

The Presbyterian Church,
Westfield, NJ

Sunday October 11, 2015 at 3pm

The Concert Hall
Dorothy Young Center
for the Performing Arts,
Drew University, Madison, NJ

GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue
BRAHMS Academic Festival Overture
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5

David Wroe Music Director and Conductor
Michael Fennelly piano
Harmonium Choral Society
New Jersey Festival Orchestra

NJ Festival Orchestra’s 2015-2016 season opens dramatically with three life-affirming works, wildly swinging from student drinking songs in the Academic Festival Overture to the epic yet triumphant majesty of Tchaikovsky’s Fifth. Sparkling in between is a world premiere of Gershwin’s familiar Rhapsody in Blue with brand new chorus complementing the symphonic and solo piano forces. Featured soloist is the internationally acclaimed, award-winning pianist and composer Michael Fennelly.

Tickets $75 | $60 | $48 | $26 | students $13

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Mark Giarrusso Photography


Michael Fennelly


 

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Saturday December 5, 2015 at 7pm   

The Presbyterian Church,
Westfield, NJ

David Wroe Music Director and Conductor
Guest Soloists
Bell Choir
Holiday Choruses
New Jersey Festival Orchestra

There’s no place like home for the holidays with a family festival of traditional and contemporary songs, music, sing-a-longs, and more. This year’s seasonal stroll of timeless classics and sentimental wintertime favorites kicks off the holiday season with a bang and plenty of bling – a blast of bells and brass, showcasing the power, charm and virtuosity of the NJFO brass and percussion sections. A musical celebration guaranteed to make the season merry.

Tickets $75 | $60 | $48 | $26 | students $13

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BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
The Joseph DeAlessandro Memorial Opera Concert

Saturday, March 5, 2015 at 7pm   

The Presbyterian Church,
Westfield, NJ

PUCCINI La Boheme

International Guest Soloists
David Wroe Music Director and Conductor
New Jersey Festival Orchestra

No opera can equal the passion, romance and tragedy of La Boheme. This perennial favorite about love and loss that inspired Rent and many other contemporary shows is surely one of Puccini’s most glorious works. A cast of internationally acclaimed guest performers assembled from Maestro Wroe’s extensive contacts in European and American opera houses joins NJFO to present, acted and in costume, this magnum opus that will not leave a dry eye in the house.

Tickets $75 | $60 | $48 | $26 | students $13

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ENTER THE DRAGON

Saturday May 21, 2015 at 7pm   

The Presbyterian Church,
Westfield

Sunday May 22, 2015 at 3pm   

The Concert Hall
Dorothy Young Center
for the Performing Arts,
Drew University, Madison, NJ

XIAN Yellow River Cantata
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9 "Choral"

David Wroe Music Director and Conductor
Shuang Guo Conductor
International guest soloists
Chinese American Music Ensemble
Haiyun Chorus
New Jersey Festival Orchestra

The season concludes with two monumental masterpieces featuring Chinese choirs from New York and New Jersey. Xian’s Yellow River Cantata, with its famous "Ode to the Yellow River," is the undisputed champion of choral work in China, commemorating the seismic revolutionary events of the country’s recent history. Symphony No. 9 with the awe-inspiring "Ode to Joy" chorus also presents Beethoven at his most revolutionary, most uplifting and most beloved. Musical solidarity, humanism and heroism heralding from opposite ends of the earth.

Tickets $75 | $60 | $48 | $26 | students $13

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Shuang Guo


 

NJFO SPECIAL EVENTS
Please note: Special Events are not eligible for inclusion in the season discount ticket packages.

MAHLER IN MINIATURE

Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 3pm   

Bickford Theatre
at Morris Museum,
Morristown, NJ

MAHLER Symphony No. 9

David Wroe Music Director and Conductor
New Jersey Festival Orchestra Chamber Ensemble

Mahler’s 9th symphony, considered by some to be the most monumental musical creation ever written, is rarely performed due to its epic proportions and complex orchestral requirements. NJFO’s 18-piece chamber ensemble now presents a jaw-dropping "bonsai" reorchestration of this celebrated mighty work, expertly retaining the exquisite architecture and expressive power while adding white-hot intensity. Experiencing this concert could be life changing!

Tickets $40 | $35 museum members | $25 students

Buy tickets online at www.morrismuseum.org or call (973) 971-3706

 

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HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Saturday December 5, 2015 at 7pm   

The Presbyterian Church,
Westfield, NJ

David Wroe Music Director and Conductor
Guest Soloists
Bell Choir
Holiday Choruses
New Jersey Festival Orchestra

A family festival of symphonic pops and wintertime favorites guaranteed to make the season merry, featuring guest soloists, holiday brass, MPAC’s teen performing arts company, and other surprises.

Tickets $59 | $49 | $39 | $29 | $19

Buy tickets online at www.mayoarts.org or call (973) 539-8008

 

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New Year's Eve
DANCING THE BLUES AWAY

Thursday, December 31 at 7pm   

Westfield H.S. Auditorium,
Westfield, NJ

David Wroe Music Director and Conductor
New Jersey Festival Orchestra

Ring in the New Year with NJFO! One of New Jersey’s most popular New Year's Eve musical festivities, this year’s cabaret-style celebration promises a superb revue of Broadway classics and more, presented in glorious symphonic splendor. Features Jennifer Sheehan and other soloists direct from the Broadway stage.

Tickets $40 | $55 | $70

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JACKIE EVANCHO
In concert with NJ Festival Orchestra Ensemble

Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 8pm   

Mayo Performing Arts Center,
Morristown, NJ

Jackie Evancho's first performance on America's Got Talent in 2010 left audiences astonished that such a perfect, beautiful, soprano voice could come from a 10-year-old girl. Now a teenager, the best-selling classical crossover artist continues to impress and inspire, whether performing Puccini or pop.

Tickets $129 | $99 | $79 | $69| $59

Buy tickets online at www.mayoarts.org or call (973) 539-8008

 

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A Tour of Notable Homes
Presented by the Friends of NJ Festival Orchestra

Saturday May 7th 10am-3pm

Five distinguished homes representing a range of architectural influences and design sensibilities generously open their doors to benefit the NJ Festival Orchestra.

Tickets $35 | $40 Day of Tour

 

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All programs subject to change