Barry Centanni – Tympani
Sheryl Staples – Violin
New York Philharmonic Principal Associate Concertmaster
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 All Who Served
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Bloomfield High School
Guest Conducting Appearance
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.
Michael Salzman – Narrator
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.
Kristen Plumley – Soprano
Ron Levy – Piano
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.
Joseph Alessi – Trombone
Philip Smith – Trumpet
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.
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.