New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Free Outdoor Concert at Pier ATweet
Hoboken, NJ - Tuesday, July 26th, 2011
The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra will play a free outdoor concert on Hoboken’s waterfront. The concert will take place on August 18, 2011 at 7:30pm at Pier A Park, located at First Street and Sinatra Drive. Bring a blanket or low back chair and a picnic basket The event is sponsored by the City of Hoboken with support from the Applied Companies and Burgiss Group.
Gerald Steichen, conductor
Program for the Evening
Rossini, The Barber of Seville Overture
Strauss, Jr., Thunder and Lightning Polka
Strauss, Jr., Roses from the South
Smetana, Excerpt from The Moldau
Strauss, Radetzky March
Williams, The Cowboys
Berlin, arr. Ades Irving Berlin�A Symphonic Portrait
Gershwin, arr. Steichen �Strike Up the Band�
Rogers, arr. Bennett The Sound of Music Overture
Armstrong, arr. Cionek Suite on �Satchmo�
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, now in its 88th season, comprises some of the country�s finest musicians. The Orchestra is proud to have Jacques Lacombe as its Music Director and Neeme J�rvi as its Conductor Laureate.
The NJSO engages audiences throughout the state, providing more than 250 performances each year. To best serve the people of New Jersey, the orchestra brings its programs to seven different venues throughout the state. Summer parks performances and special events round out each season.
The Orchestra offers wide-ranging educational programs, reaching students in all 21 New Jersey counties with a variety of programs from ensemble performances via its Resources for Education and Community Harmony (REACH) program to its full orchestral concert tours for schoolchildren. The NJSO sponsors a tuition-free Youth Orchestra program in the Newark area, and it promotes violin lessons in public schools with its renowned Early Strings Program.
The NJSO brings the symphonic-music experience to more than 150,000 people each year and reaches thousands more through radio broadcasts. Select NJSO performances are broadcast regionally and throughout North America.
With a career that ranges from symphony to opera, Broadway to chamber music, conductor Gerald Steichen has established himself as one of America�s most versatile musicians. He serves as Music Director of the Ridgefield (Connecticut) Symphony, Principal Pops Conductor of the Utah Symphony and Associate Conductor of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. He has conducted the Boston Pops, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Columbus Symphony and Oklahoma City Philharmonic. Internationally, Steichen has led the NDR, NRK and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestras.
For New York City Opera, Steichen has led La boh�me, The Elixir of Love, The Mikado, Dead Man Walking and The Little Prince. He has appeared with the New Jersey Opera Theatre and the Utah, Glimmerglass, Anchorage and Yale Operas. He serves as Artistic Director of Opera East Texas.