Bay-Atlantic Symphony to mark state’s 350th by spotlighting NJ composers

Posted on: December 4, 2014

Six musicians from the Bay-Atlantic Symphony will perform a chamber concert featuring music by New Jersey composers on December 6 at the Landis Theater in Vineland, New Jersey. The program, marking New Jersey’s 350th anniversary as a colony and state, will include Amanda Harberg’s Birding in the Palisades, Tim Broege’s New Jersey Shore Line, Raymond Wojcik’s Vanishing Lands, Paul Mack Somers’s New Jersey Campmeeting—A Bloomfield Sabbath, and James Hewitt’s 1797 composition The Battle of Trenton dedicated to George Washington, in an arrangement by Paul Somers. Bay-Atlantic Symphony pianist Stefan Young will perform improvisations on his own On Avalon’s Beach, based on six mid-nineteenth-century hymn tunes by William Batchelder Bradbury. The concert is part of NJ 350 Pop-Up Store events held over four days in downtown Vineland. Jed Gaylin is music director of the Bay-Atlantic Symphony, which is based in Bridgeton, New Jersey.

Posted December 4, 2014