NJFO Movies

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A virtual concert

Available on demand.

Part 1

Stars from the Broadway stage, international opera houses and Dance Theatre of Harlem return to NJFO to present a unique musical experience to restart the artistic engines with a message of hope, rebirth and spiritual enrichment. This made-for-television special is the first of a two part series set to usher in new times ahead with warmth and cheer. Safely filmed at the Ward Mansion in Westfield, the virtual event captures all the magic of a live performance and promises a treat for the whole family.

A free virtual event – our gift to you!

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Produced by

Four/Ten Media and NJ Festival Orchestra

 

Directed by

Evan Chapman and Kevin Eikenberg | Four/Ten Media

Artists

David Wroe Conductor

Jeremy Bauner Tenor
Errin Brooks Tenor
Marissa McGowan Soprano
Dancers from Dance Theatre of Harlem
New Jersey Festival Orchestra

MEET THE GUEST ARTISTS

Program

Renowned tenor fare, dazzling dance classics and
Broadway favorites. LEARN MORE

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New Beginnings   Part 1 

Trepek


I Have Confidence
featuring Marissa McGowan

Addio, sogna di Gloria
featuring Jeremy Brauner

Arabian Dance
featuring Dance Theatre of Harlem 

Waltz of the Flowers
featuring Dance Theatre of Harlem 

Torna a Surriento
featuring Errin Brooks

Empress of the Pagodas

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky     


Richard Rodgers and


Carlo Innocenzi

 

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
 

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
 

Ernesto De Curtis

Maurice Ravel

Oscar Hammerstein

 
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Concert and recording made possible through generous support from NJ State Council on the Arts, Jerome and Helene Dreskin and John and James Ward. 

 
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Produced by

Four/Ten Media and NJ Festival Orchestra

 

Directed by

Evan Chapman and Kevin Eikenberg | Four/Ten Media

Artists

David Wroe Conductor

Jeremy Bauner Tenor
Errin Brooks Tenor
Marissa McGowan Soprano
Dancers from Dance Theatre of Harlem
New Jersey Festival Orchestra

MEET THE GUEST ARTISTS

Program

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Renowned tenor fare, dazzling dance classics and Broadway favorites.

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New Beginnings   Part 2

Mamma
featuring Jeremy Brauner and Errin Brooks

Besame Mucho
featuring Jeremey Brauner and Dance Theatre of Harlem 

The Light in the Piazza
featuring Marissa McGowan


Beauty and the Beast
featuring Dance Theatre of Harlem

La Donna e mobile
featuring Errin Brooks
                 
Nessun Dorma
featuring Jeremy Brauner and Errin Brooks

Cesare Andrea Bixio


Consuelo Velazquez                    

 

Adam Guettel
 


Maurice Ravel 
 

Giuseppe Verdi                       

                 
Giacomo Puccini

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A virtual concert

Available on demand.

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Part 2

Stars from the Broadway stage, international opera houses and Dance Theatre of Harlem return to NJFO to present the second in a series of made-for-television specials to restart the artistic engines and usher in new times. Safely filmed at the Ward Mansion in Westfield, the virtual event captures all the magic of a live performance and promises another treat for the whole family.

 
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SUPPORT NJFO

Despite the current challenges and everything we have all encountered in the past year, we at NJFO remain committed to keeping us all connected through music. That is why we are offering New Beginnings as our gift to you.

Our hope is that you experience the pure joy that comes from this extraordinary event and will consider making a donation to the NJFO in the amount of $25.00 or more. This will help to cover some of the expenses and enable us to continue making great music free and accessible to all. 

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MEET THE GUEST ARTISTS

JEREMY BAUNER

A finalist in the 2019 Metropolitan Opera National Council competition, Jeremy Brauner has a brassy rich, powerful and liquid flowing tenor. With a BFA in musical theatre from Montclair State University he began his opera career as a baritone. In 2016 he made his tenor debut as Alfredo (La traviata) with Dell’Arte Opera Ensemblé. He has since performed such roles as Mario Cavaradossi (Tosca), Ricardo (Un ballo in maschera), Calaf (Turandot). Most recently Jeremy performed the role of B.F. Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) with Ceder Rapids Opera Theatre and The Duke of Mantua (Rigoletto) with Opera North. Plans are also in the works for the role of Arrigo (I vespri sicilliani) with New Amsterdam Opera when circumstances permit.

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ERRIN DUANE BROOKS

Errin Duane Brooks is quickly gaining momentum worldwide as an American tenor from Detroit, Michigan. Most recently, he sang the title role in Wagner's Tristan und Isolde with Conneticut Lyric Opera in the fall of 2019 and made his Metropolitan Opera debut, singing the role of Mingo in Porgy and Bess in 2019 and 2020. Brooks has performed with many other companies including New Amsterdam Opera, Boheme Opera New Jersey, Lyric Opera Chicago, Michigan Opera Theater, New York City Opera, Teatro Petruzelli, Toledo Opera and Utah Festival Opera. He has also had success in competitions, most recently, winning the Giulio Gari Foundation International Voice Competition. Brooks is also scheduled to return to the Metropolitan Opera for Die Zauberflöte and Strauss' Die Frau ohne schatten.

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NJFO MUSICIANS

VIOLIN  1

VIOLIN 2

VIOLA

CELLO

BASS

FLUTE

OBOE

CLARINET

BASSOON

HORN

TRUMPET

TROMBONE

TIMPANI

PERCUSSION

HARP

PIANO

Yukie Handa

Evelyn R. Esteva

William R. Frampton

Elizabeth Thompson

Richard Sosinsky

Helen Campo

Christa Robinson

Benjamin R. Fingland

Brad Balliet

Patrick Milando

Donald B. Batchelder

Mark S. Broschinsky

Barry C. Centanni

Thomas J. Mulvaney

Frances C. Duffy

Steven Samuel Beck

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