Saturday, February 10, 2018 New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra (NJIO) to Perform Free Concert, “Musical Traditions in Song and Story,” on Feb. 18 [Samuel Coleridge-Taylor]

New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra

Feb. 10, 2018
SUMMIT, NJ — The New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra (NJIO) will bring concertgoers back to a simpler time with their concert, “Musical Traditions in Song and Story,” on Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Lawton C. Johnson Middle School in Summit, NJ. The performance will begin at 3 p.m., and will feature performances from all three of NJIO’s orchestral ensembles, as well as its Flute Choir and Festival Chorus.  Admission is free; donations are gratefully accepted.
NJIO’s Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Artistic Director Warren Cohen and featuring the Festival Chorus, will dazzle auditions with a rendition of the under-performed “Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast,” the first of a trilogy of cantatas by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.
Coleridge-Taylor...made multiple trips to America in his lifetime, including an invitation to the White House by Theodore Roosevelt. His most famous work, "The Song of Hiawatha," is a trilogy of cantatas based on the epic poem of the same name by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and was an immediate hit upon its London premiere in 1898. 

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