NJWS 2019 – 2020
All of the wonderful music of New York City without the hassle of bridges, tunnels, and parking! The NJWS is proud to be bringing outstanding music and world-class musicians to you in our concert space in Ridgewood, New Jersey. .
Leelanee Sterrett, Acting Associate Principal Horn of the New York Philharmonic, joins the NJWS for this season opening concert. The program will include Richard Strauss’ Horn Concerto No. 1 and a musical salute to the men and women of our Armed Forces past and present.
Tuba Christmas IV
New York Philharmonic Principal Tuba Player Alan Baer joins the NJWS for a night of great music to celebrate the holiday season. Don’t miss the chance to be surrounded by local tuba and euphonium players serenading you in the holiday favorites performed annually at the TubaChristmas concert at Rockefeller Center.
Kim Laskowski, Associate Principal Bassoon of the New York Philharmonic, headlines the third concert of the NJWS season. Music by local composers Joseph Turrin and Wayne Ocquin will be featured on this program.
The Salvation Army New York Staff Band will share the stage with the NJWS for this concert. The New York Staff Band represents the finest in brass band performance and is a sonic experience you will not want to miss.
Side By Side Concert
The season comes to a close with over 50 of the finest local high school wind, brass, and percussion students joining the New Jersey Wind Symphony in concert. This program will also feature the winner of the 2019 – 2020 Youth Soloist Competition now in its 15th year.
On July 4, the NJWS performed at the Great Auditorium in Ocean Grove. Enjoy a video clip of the encore, John Philip Sousa’s Stars and Stripes, taken by a member of the audience
Listen To The
Summer is here and it is time for picnics, band concerts in the park and Sousa marches. Listen to a live performance of the NJWS performing John Philip Sousa’s Black Horse Troop.
Richard Summers serves as Concertmaster and Principal Clarinet of the New Jersey Wind Symphony. Mr. Summers is an accomplished composer/arranger and is also very active as an adjudicator.
Funding has been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, through grant funds administered by the Bergen County Department of Parks, Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs.