CLARK — Majestic Winds, the professional wind band of the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts, will present a concert to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts at the Zion Lutheran Church, 559 Raritan Road, Clark on Thursday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m. The ensemble will be directed by Howard Toplansky, an NJWA staff instrumental instructor.
The featured selections on this concert will be: “Aroldo” Overture by Verdi, the Ballet Music from “William Tell” by Rossini, and “Liebeslieder Waltzes” by Strauss. Several soloists will also be presented during the program. Dr. Ted Schlosberg will perform “I Dreamed a Dream” from “Les Miserables” as a French Horn solo and Frank Narucki, a graduate of the Julliard School of Music and a virtuoso jazz musician, will present “Valse Coquette” by Cyril Watters as a saxophone solo.
Several Broadway and film highlights will also be performed, which are: selections from “South Pacific” and “Gigi” as well as “Parade of the Charioteers” from ‘Ben Hur” by Miklos Rozsa.
The band will present several famous marches on the program which are: “New Colonial” by R.B. Hall, “National Spirit” by S.E. Hummel and “The Vanished Army” by Kenneth Alford.
The NJWA was founded in 1972 by Ted Schlossberg to offer children an opportunity to pursue their musical talents. In 1987 Dr. Schlosberg founded the Music Studio to offer private instruction and various ensemble experiences.
This concert is open to the public and admission is $10 per person. For additional information about NJWA or Majestic Winds, call 1-908-789-9696.
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