2022-2023 Concerts

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Saturday, October 1, 2022  7:00pm

Pre-concert lecture at 6pm by Yifei Xu

The Hertell Gardens, at 241 E. Dudley Avenue, Westfield, NJ

NJFO presents a "touch of the folksy" in this program! Every piece has a "grass roots" element to it - from  Stravinsky's Pulcinella with is pastorales, gavottes, tarantellas, and jigs to Copland's Appalachian flavors in his Old American Folk Songs and finally to Gershwin's ultimate American folk opera Porgy and Bess. It's music for America's Musical Constitution  - "... of the people, by the people, for the people."

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Program

STRAVINSKY Pulcinella Suite

COPLAND Old American Songs   

GERSHWIN Porgy and Bess Fantasy.

Artists

David Wroe Conductor
Stephen Gaertner
Baritone

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Friday, October 21, 2022  7:00pm

Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ

Saturday, October 29, 2022  7:00pm

Barrymore Film Center, 153 Main St. Fort Lee, NJ

Sunday, October 30, 2022  3:00pm

Monroe High School Performing Arts Center

200 Schoolhouse Road, Monroe Township, NJ

Savor the silver screen's original Phantom experience as Hollywood 's first great horror epic starring Lon Cheney is shown complete with LIVE orchestral soundtrack by Gabriel Thibaudeau. 

Program

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

Original 1925 movie starring Lon Cheney

Artists

David Wroe Conductor

Sydney Anderson Soprano

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Saturday, November 5, 2022  7:00pm

Pre-concert lecture at 6pm by Yifei Xu

The Presbyterian Church, Westfield, NJ

Great movie themes meet the classics in this festival of Italian favorites.

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Program

MORRICONE The Good, Bad, and the Ugly Suite
MORRICONE
Love theme from Cinema Paradiso
VERDI/LOVREGLIO Fantasy on Themes from La Traviata

RESPIGHI Pines of Rome 

Artists

David Wroe Conductor

Sam Boutris Clarinet

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Saturday, December 10, 2022  7:00pm

The Presbyterian Church, Westfield, NJ

Sunday, December 11, 2022  3:00pm

The Concert Hall, Drew University, Madison, NJ

Encore! Award-winning tenors, guests and choruses join NJFO to celebrate and captivate with a dazzling selection of renowned tenor and holiday fare. A family festival of symphonic pops and wintertime favorites guaranteed to make the season merry.

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Artists

David Wroe Conductor

Jonathan Boyd Tenor

Derrek Stark Tenor
Holiday Choruses

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Saturday, December 31, 2022  7:00pm

Westfield High School Auditorium, Westfield, NJ 

Sunday, January 1, 2023  2:30pm

Sieminski Theater, Cultural Arts Center, Basking Ridge, NJ 

NJFO’s quintessential New Year’s celebration is back with a superb revue of Broadway classics in glorious symphonic splendor. Come join the festivities as Maestro David Wroe, guest Broadway soloists and dancers from Dance Theatre of Harlem swing to favorites from America’s Great Songbook.

Artists

David Wroe Conductor

Dance Theater of Harlem

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Saturday, February 25, 2023  7:00pm

Renaissance Church, 639 Mountain Ave, Springfield, NJ

Sunday, February 26, 2023  3:00pm

The Concert Hall, Drew University, Madison, NJ

The Joseph DeAlessandro Memorial Opera Concert  

A cast of internationally acclaimed guest performers joins NJFO to present this fast-flow comic opera of deception, greed and double-crossing that highlights Puccini’s mastery of emotional storytelling. And it boasts some of the composer’s most memorable work including “O mio babbino caro,” one of the most popular arias in opera – ever!  

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Program

PUCCINI Gianni Schicchi
 

Artists

David Wroe Conductor

Maria Todaro Artistic Director

International Guest Soloists

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Saturday, March 11, 2023  2:00pm
Concert presented in partnership with IMAGINE,
Mountainside, NJ

Renaissance Church, 639 Mountain Ave, Springfield, NJ

Saturday, March 11, 2023  8:00pm

Barrymore Film Center, 153 Main St. Fort Lee,  NJ

Celebrate the 90th birthday of John Williams. Join NJFO for an evening of highlights from the composer’s incomparable concert music and landmark film scores. Enjoy themes from blockbuster favorites —Jaws, Star Wars, Harry Potter and more, and salute the mastery of one of America’s favorite musical icons.

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Artists

David Wroe Conductor

Guest Soloists

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