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Sunday, August 25, 2019

NJFO Single Tickerts now on sale for 2019/2020 Season


Spectacular Events.....Sensational Celebrations
Join us for our new 2019-2020 season.
Single tickets now available... or save up to 20% with one of our special discount packages!
A message from Music Director David Wroe

Dear Good Friends and Newcomers, 

Programming for today's audience is never an easy task.  Attempting to please everyone all the time usually falls short as our audience is made up, inevitably, of opposing tastes. The Festival Orchestra finds common ground with disparate repertoire centered around a tangible theme.

What unites our opening concert of Johann Strauss' Waltzes, Richard Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier and Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme? The irresistible dance rhythms!

What could our two highlighted operas - Wagner's Die Walkure and Leoncavallo's Pagliacci - possibly have in common? Forbidden love!

We have the diversity of Broadway Through The Ages on New Year's Eve, and our season finale is a "Russian Fest" with contrasting formats wrapped in that lush, sensuous sound world.
This season is about the attraction of opposites.... come and meet your artistic "other half!"
 
I look forward to seeing you at the concerts.

Sincerely yours,

David Wroe
2019-2020
CLASSICAL SERIES
Jiapeng Nie
INVITATION TO THE WALTZ
David Wroe conductor
Jiapeng Nie cello
New Jersey Festival Orchestra

J. STRAUSS Emperor Waltz
TCHAIKOVSKY Variations on a Rococo Theme
R.STRAUSS   Waltzes from Der Rosenkavalier

The waltz - that outrageous and intoxicating dance that forced 19th century fathers to lock up their daughters - made a super star of Johann Strauss and captured the imagination of generations. See how these master composers, and special guest Jiapeng Nie, handle the 3-beat phenomenon!

Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 7pm       
First United Methodist Church, Westfield, NJ,

Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 3pm         
The Concert Hall, Drew University, Madison, NJ
Barry Banks
RETURN OF
THE THREE HOLIDAY TENORS
Featuring Met. Opera's Barry Banks and Friends
David Wroe conductor
The Three Holiday Tenors
Holiday Choruses
New Jersey Festival Orchestra

Encore! Three award-winning tenors join NJFO to celebrate and captivate with a dazzling selection of renowned tenor fare to welcome in the holiday season. A family festival of symphonic pops and wintertime favorites guaranteed to make the season merry.

Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 7pm     
The Presbyterian Church, Westfield

Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 3 pm    
The Concert Hall, Drew University, Madison, NJ
OPERA’S ULTIMATE
ODD COUPLE
The Joseph DeAlessandro Memorial Opera Concert
David Wroe conductor
Maria Todaro stage manager
International Guest Soloists
New Jersey Festival Orchestra 

WAGNER  Die Walkure Act 1
LEONCAVALLO  Pagliacci

Two operatic legends come together for the first time as Wagner’s monumental drama meets the tragic pathos of Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci. A cast of internationally acclaimed guest performers assembled from Maestro Wroe’s extensive contacts in European and American opera houses joins NJFO to present these two magnificent operatic staples - an unlikely couple united by the tragedy and trauma of forbidden love.
 
Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 7pm      
The Presbyterian Church, Westfield, NJ

Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 3pm       
The Concert Hall, Drew University, Madison, NJ
 
Andrew Tyson
NJFO SEASON FINALE:
RUSSIAN NIGHTS
David Wroe  conductor
Andrew Tyson  piano
New Jersey Festival Orchestra


SMETANA "The Moldau" from Má Vlast
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No.2
RIMSKY KORSAKOV Scheherazade

The Slavic influence in music, whether full-blooded Russian or Central European in nature, has captivated audiences with its brooding, vivid, romanticism. From the roaring Moldau River to the seductive mystique of Scheherazade herself, Slavic music lends itself to stories, simply because it is so evocative. Internationally acclaimed pianist Andrew Tyson joins NJFO to present the thrilling centerpiece of the program: Rachmaninoff’s epic Concerto No. 2., surely one of the most powerful works in the entire piano repertoire. 

Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 7pm    
First United Methodist Church, Westfield

Sunday May 31, 2020 at 3pm       
The Concert Hall, Drew University, Madison, NJ

NJFO 2019 - 2020 CLASSICAL SERIES
Tickets start at only $30 (students $15)
Save up to 20% with one of our NJFO discount packages

NEW YEAR'S EVE SPECIAL
BROADWAY THROUGH THE AGES
 
David Wroe conductor
Broadway Guest Vocalists
Dance Theater of Harlem
New Jersey Festival Orchestra

NJFO’s quintessential New Year’s celebration promises a superb revue of Broadway classics in glorious symphonic splendor. Come join the festivities as Dance Theatre of Harlem’s Da'von Doane and friends join Maestro David Wroe and guest Broadway soloists to swing to favorites from America’s Great Songbook.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 7pm          
Westfield High School Auditorium, Westfield

Please note: This event is not eligible for inclusion in the season discount ticket packages.



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