NJWS 2017 – 2018 Season

An Afternoon At The Symphony

Sunday, October 1, 2017
3:00PM
West Side Presbyterian Church
Ridgewood, NJ

Featured Soloists

Barry Centanni – Tympani
Sheryl Staples – Violin
New York Philharmonic Principal Associate Concertmaster

Barry Centanni and Sheryl Staples

Join us for “An Afternoon At The Symphony” as we inaugurate our 35th season.  The NJWS will be joined by professional symphonic artists Barry Centanni and Sheryl Staples as soloists.  We will also be celebrating the first season of our new name, “New Jersey Wind Symphony”.

Honoring Those Who Served

Sunday, November 12, 2017
2:30PM
Bloomfield High School
Bloomfield, NJ

Guest Conducting Appearance

Colonel Arnald Gabriel

Guest Ensemble

Bloomfield High School Band

Colonel Arnald Gabriel

The NJWS brings back its popular Veterans Day program as we invite distinguished Colonel Arnald Gabriel to the podium to honor all who served.

Ridgewood TubaChristmas II

Friday, December 8, 2017
8:00PM
West Side Presbyterian Church
Ridgewood, NJ

Guest Appearance

Michael Salzman – Narrator

Michael Salzman

Michael Salzman, will return as narrator  for the NJWS Holiday concert. Not to be missed will be a gathering of tuba and euphonium musicians from the area who will playing TubaChristmas selections that are traditionally performed annually around the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center.

From the Heart

Friday, February 9, 2018
8:00PM
West Side Presbyterian Church
Ridgewood, NJ

Featured Soloists

Kristen Plumley – Soprano
Ron Levy – Piano

Kristen Plumley - Ron Levy

Kristen Plumley, an audience favorite during our previous season, returns to sing songs “From the Heart”.  Ron Levy, a frequent guest soloist and pianist extraordinaire will solo with other members of the NJWS, performing music they love.

Solid Brass

Friday, April 13, 2018
8:00PM
West Side Presbyterian Church
Ridgewood, NJ

Featured Soloists

Joseph Alessi – Trombone
Philip Smith – Trumpet

Joe Alessi Phil Smith

Two internationally renown brass performers on the same stage.  You will not want to miss hearing Joseph Alessi, Principal Trombone of the New York Philharmonic and former New York Philharmonic Principal Trumpet, Philip Smith, solo with the NJWS. A rare musical experience not to be missed.

Tenth Annual Side By Side Concert

Friday, May 11, 2018
8:00PM
West Side Presbyterian Church
Ridgewood, NJ

Featured Soloist

Youth Soloist Competition Winner

The 2017 – 2018 season comes to a rousing close with over 50 of the finest High School wind, brass and percussion students from northern New Jersey joining the New Jersey Wind Symphony in concert. This program will also feature the winner of the 2017 – 2018 Youth Soloist Competition now in its 10th year.