New Jersey Symphony Orchestra chamber ensembles are giving two performances this spring in the City of Elizabeth as part of new public community concert series. The first concert on May 11 featured a woodwind quintet performing selections from Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf at Community Access Unlimited, which supports programs and services for adults with disabilities, as well as youth served under the Department of Children and Families. The concert, a collaboration with the Kean University music department, was preceded by a performance by the Community Access Unlimited Rocks Band, comprising CAU members and Kean University music majors. On June 7, musicians will give a “Hispanic Roots” concert at the Snyder Academy of Elizabethtown. A string quartet will perform music from Latin America as part of the launch of the Academy’s Cuban Voices oral history project, which will preserve and disseminate the stories of Cuban immigrants who came to Elizabeth after the Cuban Revolution. The event includes the presentation of an oral history recording; remarks from community figures; and Cuban food and drink. NJSO musicians will perform concerts for senior citizens on May 15 at Stephen Sampson Senior Center and on May 18 at Peterstown Community Center.
Posted May 16, 2017