NJWS 2023 – 2024 Concert Season

The New Jersey Wind Symphony is delighted to present another season of exciting performances. The NJWS once again offers outstanding concerts that include timeless classics, cutting edge new compositions, and world-class soloists. Please join us for our 2023- 2024  five-concert series at West Side Presbyterian Church in Ridgewood, New Jersey.

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An Evening With Johan de Meij and Henk Van Twillert

Friday, November 3, 2023
8:00PM
West Side Presbyterian Church
6 South Monroe, Ridgewood, NJ

Prelude Concert
7:30PM

NJCU Symphony of Winds and Percussion
Pat Burns – Director

Single Concert Tickets

Adult – $25
Senior – $20
Student – $5

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The New Jersey Wind Symphony kicks off its 41st season with guest conductor/composer Johan de Meij and baritone saxophone soloist Henk van Twillert. The program will include works by Mr. de Meij as well as Paul Hindemith, Wayne Oquin, and Patrick Burns.

Featured Guests

Guest Conductor - Johann de Meij

Johan de Meij, Conductor

Guest Soloist - Henk Van Twillert

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A Festive Evening with Kristen Plumley and TubaChristmas

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

Prelude Concert
7:30PM

Ramapo College Concert Band
Chris Wilhjelm – Director

Single Concert Tickets

Adult – $25
Senior – $20
Student – $5

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This evening of music is sure to delight with “shimmering soprano” (The New York Times) Kristen Plumley and audience-favorite TubaChristmas. The program will include “Sheep May Safely Graze” arranged by Philip Sparke, “Emmanuel Variants” by Robert E. Foster, and the traditional holiday favorites performed by tuba and euphonium players from across the area.

Featured Soloist

Kristen Plumley - Soprano

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An Evening with Rodney Marsalis

Friday, February 9, 2024
8:00PM
West Side Presbyterian Church
6 South Monroe, Ridgewood, NJ

Prelude Concert – 7:30PM

Eisenhower Middle School Eighth Grade Band
Matthew Salisbury – Director
Michael Sasson – Director

Single Concert Tickets

Adult – $25
Senior – $20
Student – $5

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Trumpet soloist Rodney Marsalis joins the NJWS for a program that will include Harry James’ Trumpet Concerto, the Carnival of Venice (originally arranged for his cousin, Wynton), as well as works by James Reese Europe, a famous African American Band Leader during the World War I, and Francis Johnson, a prolific composer and orchestra leader from the post-Revolutionary War era.

Featured Soloist

Rodney Marsalis - Trumpet

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Winds and Voices

Sunday, April 14, 2024
4:00PM
West Side Presbyterian Church
6 South Monroe, Ridgewood, NJ

Single Concert Tickets

Adult – $25
Senior – $20
Student – $5

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The New Jersey Wind Symphony shares the stage with the West Point Glee Club and Ramapo College’s CantaNOVA for an evening of works for band and chorus. The program will include “Song of Democracy” by Howard Hanson and “Wine Dark Sea” by John Mackey.

Featured Guests

West Point Glee Club

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Side By Side Concert

Friday, May 17, 2024
8:00PM

Prelude Concert
7:30PM

Parsippany Hills Wind Ensemble
Mike Iapicca – Director

Single Concert Tickets

Adult – $25
Senior – $20
Student – $5

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The New Jersey Wind Symphony brings their season to a close with a concert featuring outstanding young musicians participating in the 14th Annual Side by Side program and the winner of the 18th NJWS Youth Soloist Competition. The program will include “El Camino Real” by Alfred Reed and “UnBroken” by Randall Standridge.

Featured Soloist

2024 Youth Soloist Competition Winner

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.