Concert Band To Play At Temple Emanu-El

NJWA Concert Band will perform a concert on November 13, 2011 at Temple Emanu-El in Westfield

WESTFIELD — On Sunday, Nov. 13, at 3 p.m., the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts (NJWA) Concert Band under the direction of conductor Howard Toplansky will perform a fall concert at Temple Emanu-El, 756 East Broad Street in Westfield. This is the second of a five concert series for the 2011-2012 concert season. The event is open to the public and admission is $10 per person.

“We are delighted to be invited back to play at Temple Emanu-El. Our musical selections are geared to please a variety of musical tastes and range from Renaissance to Ragtime favorites,” stated Toplansky. “Light Cavalry” Overture by Franz von Suppe, Selections from “Kurt Weill” by Paul Yoder and “Prelude and Fugue in f minor” by J. S. Bach will be featured on this program.

The concert will also offer “Crazy Bones Rag” by Charles L. Johnson and “Reverie” by Claude Debussy. Several fine marches will also be performed on this program, which include “Keeping Step with the Union” by John Philip Sousa, “Trombone King” by Karl King and “Men of Ohio” by Henry Fillmore.

Rounding out this concert will be “Light My Fire” by Robby Krieger, made famous by the Doors, “Those Were the Days by Gene Raskin and “Ballet Song” by John Cacavas.

As an intermission feature, the NJWA Rockin’ Jazz Band, under the direction of Dr. Ted Schlosberg, will perform popular swing and rock selections. Dr. Schlosberg is the founder and executive director of the New Jersey Workshop for the arts.

For further information about the concert or to learn how to become a member of the NJWA Concert Band, call 1-908-789-9696 or e-mail at

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