Celebrate Thanksgiving with NJIO Young People’s Concert

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MADISON – “A Musical Adventure for All Ages” is the theme for a Thanksgiving season concert by the New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra on Sunday, Nov. 21, at 3 p.m. Children of all ages, teens, parents and grandparents alike will enjoy this afternoon performance and a sumptuous baked goods sale during intermission.

On the program are musical highlights from Harry Potter by notable composer John Williams, who won numerous awards for his original film scores for popular motion pictures such as Star Wars, Superman, E.T., Jurassic Park, Home Alone and three Harry Potter films. Other highlights are ballet music, an English folk song suite, the Light Cavalry Overture and more. The audience will enjoy Maestro Joe Gluck’s humorous musical anecdotes.

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Featured is soloist Alex Wang, 8th grade student of Scotch Plains and runner-up of the 2010 NJIO Young Artists Concerto Competition. Wang will perform the Allegro Movement of the Mozart Violin Concerto in G Major under the baton of Joe Gluck, NJIO Symphony Conductor and Music Director.

The first event of the orchestra’s 2010-11 Concert Season of outstanding guest artists will take place at the Madison Junior High School, 160 Main Street, Madison. Arrive early for parking, wheel-chair access and seating, desserts, refreshments and custom gift shop items. Donations will be accepted at the door.

A non-profit organization with free concerts three times a year, NJIO is unique for “Bridging the Generations Through Music.” Musicians of all ages and skill levels come together to experience the joy of making music. Professional musicians work alongside members as mentors, enabling NJIO to blend a high vision of artistic excellence with strong educational components in a non-competitive musically challenging atmosphere.

For more information, visit www.njio.org


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