NEWARK—The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra continues its annual tradition of presenting summer concerts in outdoor venues throughout New Jersey. The concerts, led by conductor Emil de Cou, feature music from the stage and screen, including John Williams’ “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial” and Rodgers’ “The Carousel Waltz.” Patriotic favorites close the concert on a rousing note. These summer concerts reflect the NJSO’s commitment to bringing live symphonic music to communities throughout the state.
Concerts take place on the following dates:
- Thursday, June 21, at Moorland Farms in Far Hills (7:30 pm)
- Sunday, June 24, Giralda Farms in Madison (6 pm)
- Monday, June 25, at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel (8 pm) – FREE!
- Thursday June 28, at Pier A Park in Hoboken (7:30 pm) – FREE!
- Friday, June 29, at Branch Brook Park in Newark (7:30 pm) – FREE!
- Saturday, June 30, at Goffle Brook Park in Hawthorne (7:30 pm) – FREE!
MUSIC AT MOORLAND
The NJSO returns to the annual Music at Moorland, a magical evening of open-air dining, classical music and spectacular fireworks on the lawn of Moorland Farms in Far Hills, is a much-anticipated event.
In addition to classic film music from “Back to the Future” and “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial,” the Orchestra performs seldom-heard Italian orchestral gems and music from Shostakovich and Bruch. Violist Paul Laraia, winner of the 2011 Sphinx Competition, joins the Orchestra for this special event.
Music at Moorland has been generously presented by sanofi-aventis U.S since its inception. Tickets are $30 in advance or $60 at the gate; children under 14 are admitted free. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.somersetmedicalcenter.com/body_foundation.cfm?id=879.
GIRALDA MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL
Enjoy the sounds of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, and Opera New Jersey soloists, under the baton of Emil de Cou on the gracious lawns of Giralda Farms in Madison. Gates open early for picnics and activities, including an art show/sale and children’s book readings and signings. Prizes will be awarded for the most inventive picnics, and the 50/50 raffle, which supports the Arts Council of the Morris Area’s scholarship program, nets a lucky winner a generous cash prize. Advance tickets are $12 for adults and $4 for children and students in advance or $15 for adults and $5 for children and students at the gate; children under 4 are admitted free. This concert is presented by the Arts Council of the Morris Area. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.morrisarts.org/programs/events/giralda.
NJSO AT PNC BANK ARTS CENTER (FREE CONCERT)
This concert is presented by the Garden State Arts Foundation. The event is free, but tickets must be reserved in advance. To reserve tickets, send a self-addressed stamped envelope and a note requesting tickets to: Garden State Arts Foundation, Attention: NJSO concert, P.O. Box 5013, Woodbridge, NJ 07095-5013. For more information, visit www.gsafoundation.org/classical.html.
NJSO AT PIER A PARK IN HOBOKEN (FREE CONCERT)
This event is presented by Mayor Dawn Zimmer and the City of Hoboken.
NJSO AT BRANCH BROOK PARK (FREE CONCERT WITH FIREWORKS!)
Fun festivities for the whole family begin at 6 pm, with ready-to-play child-sized orchestral instruments provided by Touch the Music and performances by student ensembles from the Greater Newark area. A fabulous fireworks display closes the evening with a bang! This event is presented by the County of Essex and Branch Brook Park Alliance. This concert is part of the 2012 Essex County Free Summer Music Concert Series.
NJSO AT GOFFLE BROOK PARK IN HAWTHORNE (FREE CONCERT)
This event is presented by Friends of Passaic County Parks and PNC Bank.
THE NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra is comprised of some of the country’s finest musicians. The Orchestra is proud to have Jacques Lacombe as its Music Director and Neeme Järvi as its Conductor Laureate. Artistic excellence, innovative programming and community engagement are hallmarks of its mission. To best serve the people of New Jersey, the orchestra brings its programs to seven outstanding venues throughout the state. Education and community engagement programs enrich the listening experience for children and adults alike. Select performances of the NJSO are broadcast regionally and throughout North America. United is the official airline of the NJSO.