NJIO Announces Free Concert Sunday, November 11 at 3 pm

November 3, 2018

Plainfield - New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra (NJIO) debuts its 2018-1029 season in Plainfield, NJ with a symphony concert entitled Loss & Remembrance, on Sunday, November 13th at 3:00 PM in the resonant and historic Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church.

Admission is free.


NJIO’s Symphony Orchestra will perform the US debut of a four-movement rendition of Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 (Unfinished) as “Finished” by musicologist William Carragan. Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85, composed in 1919, will be performed by Na Yoon Koh, one of our Young Artist (Rising Talent) Concerto Competition Winner. This piece was composed in 1919 and its elegiac and tragic character, with hints of nostalgia and unresolved grief, is said to be connected to Elgar's feelings at the end of the Great War. NJIO will also perform Banks of the Green Willow by George Butterworth, an English composer who died on the battlefield in WWI, appropriate for the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day marking the end of the War to End All Wars. Additionally, NJIO’s Intermezzo Orchestra will play Elgar’s Mina and Granados’s Spanish Dances.  The Prelude Ensemble will open the event and intermission music will be provided by NJIO’s flute choir.


NJIO’s Symphony Orchestra is conducted by Artistic Director Warren Cohen.  

The Intermezzo Orchestra is conducted by Brian McGowan.

Members of both groups range in age from 11 to 80+.  


Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 3 pm
Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church
716 Watchung Ave, Plainfield, NJ
Free Admission
Ample free, secure parking in the lot behind the church on 1st Place

Visit our website at http://njio.org to learn more.



About NJIO

New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra, celebrating 25 years, has been recognized as a national leader in intergenerational excellence through its unique approach to teaching musical performance and as a model for intergenerational orchestras across the country. Not only do the intergenerational members play together, but they also mentor one another.  In addition to providing free concerts and outreach to the community, NJIO has been invited to perform at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. and at the United Nations, and was a finalist for the Eisner Prize for Intergenerational Excellence. NJIO welcomes new members of all ages and abilities each concert period to one of its several orchestras.


NJIO is committed to ensuring that all programs and concerts are accessible to everyone.  For more information regarding the concert or to inquire about patron services, please contact Mary Beth Sweet at (908) 603-7691 or info@njio.org, or visit NJIO’s website at http://njio.org.  


Press Release - For Immediate Release

Contact Amy Fiore, Executive Director - 917-304-7434 / afiore@njio.org


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