The NJWS 40th Anniversary Concert Season

Over the last four decades, the New Jersey Wind Symphony ( NJWS) has delighted audiences with concert experiences that include timeless classics, cutting edge new compositions, and world-class soloists. Our 2022-2023 season is no exception as we celebrate our 40th anniversary with a five-concert series at West Side Presbyterian Church in Ridgewood, New Jersey.

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40th Anniversary Season Opener

Sunday, November 6, 2022
3:00PM
West Side Presbyterian Church
6 South Monroe, Ridgewood, NJ

Prelude Concert
2:30 PM

CantaNOVA of Ramapo College
Dr. Lisa Lutter, Director

Ramapo College Concert Band
Dr. Christian Wilhjelm, Director

Single Concert Tickets

Adult – $25
Senior – $20
Student – $5

Johan de Meij and Hans de Jong

NJWS welcomes guest conductor and composer Johan de Meij as well as saxophone soloist Hans de Jong (Royal Conservatoire, Belgium). The NJWS opens it 40th concert season with guest conductor and composer Johan de Meij and welcomes saxophone soloist Hans de Jong (Royal Conservatoire, Belgium).Our concert features two works written by guest conductor Johan de Meij. A transcription of Suppe’s classic Morning, Noon and Night, marches by John Williams and Sousa and an inspiring work of hope by Frank Ticheli round out the first concert of our season.

Featured Guests

Guest Conductor - Johann de Meij

Johan de Meij, Conductor

Guest Soloist - Hans De Jong

Hans de Jong

TubaChristmas VI

Friday, December 9, 2022
8:00PM
West Side Presbyterian Church
6 South Monroe, Ridgewood, NJ

Prelude Concert
7:30 PM

Midland Park High School Band
David Marks, Director

Single Concert Tickets

Adult – $25
Senior – $20
Student – $5

Orpheus Club Men's Choir

A fun night of music is sure to delight with guest ensemble Orpheus Club Men’s Chorus, crowd favorite TubaChristmas, and Modest Mussorgsky’s timeless classic “Pictures at an Exhibition”

Featured Guests

Orpheus Club Men's Chorus

Orpheus Club Men's Choir

NJWS with Jennifer Montone – French Horn

Friday, February 10, 2023
8:00PM
West Side Presbyterian Church
6 South Monroe, Ridgewood, NJ

Prelude Concert
7:30 PM

Pascack High School Band
Ryan Dore, Director

Single Concert Tickets

Adult – $25
Senior – $20
Student – $5

Jennifer Montone

Principal horn of the Philadelphia Orchestra Jennifer Montone joins the NJWS as guest soloist for this evening of music. The concert program will include Leonard Bernstein’s dynamic “Divertimento”

Featured Soloist

Jennifer Montone - French Horn

Jennifer Montone

40th Anniversary Concert

Friday, March 31, 2023
8:00PM
West Side Presbyterian Church
6 South Monroe, Ridgewood, NJ

Prelude Concert
7:30 PM

Ridgewood High School Wind Ensemble
Jeffery Haas, Director

Single Concert Tickets

Adult – $25
Senior – $20
Student – $5

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The NJWS celebrates its 40th Anniversary with a special concert welcoming back guest soloists from the New York Philharmonic Joe Alessi (trombone) and Chris Martin (trumpet). The concert program will include Alfred Reed’s “La Fiesta Mexicana.

Featured Soloists

Chris Martin -Trumpet

Chris Martin

Joe Alessi - Trombone

Joe Alessi

Side By Side Concert

Friday, May 12, 2023
8:00PM

Prelude Concert
7:30 PM

North Bergen High School Wind Ensemble
Michael Connor, Director

Single Concert Tickets

Adult – $25
Senior – $20
Student – $5

NJWS Side By Side Concert

We bring our season to a close with a concert featuring outstanding young musicians who may help the NJWS continue to perform for the next 40 years and beyond!This concert features our 13th Annual Side by Side Concert, the winner of the 17th Youth Soloist Competition, and Eric Whitacre’s “Godzilla Eats Las Vegas”.

All New Jersey Wind Symphony Subscription Concerts are held at the West Side Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood, NJ.  West Side Presbyterian Church is fully ADA compliant providing handicap accessible entry to the concert venue as well as bathroom facilities. Important signage and directions are presented in braille.