In Friday’s (4/4) Alternative Press (New Jersey), Judy Jacobson writes, “On April 27th at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway, the New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra celebrates 20 years of bridging the generations through music with its 20th Anniversary Gala Concert…. All three of the NJIO orchestras will be performing together onstage … and the concert will feature an intergenerational chorus.” NJIO’s three ensembles—a full orchestra, a string ensemble, and an orchestra for less experienced musicians—will perform together at the concert in Vaughan Williams’s Concerto Grosso, led by Gavin Davies and NJIO Artistic Director Warren Cohen. Also on the program will be music from Haydn’s The Seasons and Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances. “NJIO has recently received several honors including performing at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. and as a finalist for the prestigious Eisner Foundation Prize for Intergenerational Excellence.… Other NJIO achievements include playing at Lincoln Center, at the United Nations and at a UN Conference on the Aging in Europe.” NJIO’s mission is to provide education and performance opportunities for musicians of all ages who would like to be part of an orchestra or ensemble; members range in age from 6 to 86.
Posted April 9, 2014