NEW PROVIDENCE — The New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra (NJIO) will present a free concert, “Longing for Home” on Saturday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m. at New Providence High School, 35 Pioneer Drive, New Providence.
NJIO Music Director and Conductor Farkhad Khudyev has programmed a concert with the theme of “Longing for Home”, featuring the Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A Major with special guest soloist William Shadel. The Symphony will also perform “Kadra’s Dance” by Sibelius, “Sabre Dance” by Khachaturian and the Dvorak Symphony No. 8 in G Major. The Intermezzo String Orchestra under the baton of Gavin Davies will perform works by Handel, Mussorgsky, Franck and Peter Warlock. The Prelude String Ensemble under the direction of Margaret Zufall Roberts will perform prior to the concert.
Guest soloist William Shadel is the principal clarinetist with the Westfield Symphony and was the principal clarinetist of the New Jersey Symphony for thirteen years. He has performed and recorded with the New York Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra under the direction of Leonard Bernstein, Zubin Mehta, Kurt Masur and others.
The New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra was founded in 1994, and has grown into one of New Jersey’s shining stars. With 3 orchestras and over 100 volunteer musicians from various New Jersey communities, the NJIO has successfully bridged the generations through music. Members have ranged in age from 6 to 93 years old.
NJIO promotes the idea that music performance is beneficial to everyone by providing three full orchestral concerts each season, as well as outreach performances and special events in the central New Jersey community. Currently, NJIO is accepting applications for its annual concerto competition, the spring cello workshop and the summer introduction to chamber music program. Information about these and other programs is available on the NJIO website at www.njio.org
This concert is free and open to the public. Donations will be gratefully accepted. New Providence High School is handicap accessible. For more information, visit www.njio.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-908-603-7691.