The Plainfield Symphony announces its 103rd concert season


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originally published: 07/08/2022

(PLAINFIELD, NJ) — The Plainfield Symphony Orchestraunder the direction of their acclaimed musical director Charles Prince, invites you to share a musical journey exploring old favorites, discovering new works and experimenting with pieces from here and there, real and imagined with the planned programs for their 103rd season.

The season opens October 15, 2022 with “Once Upon a Time,” featuring two works from the fantasy world. Tapiola, op. 112, “Realm of Tapio”, is a symphonic poem by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. Also on show will be the famous Scheherazade, Op. 35, a symphonic suite composed by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and based on The One Thousand and One Nights.

On November 19, 2022, the crowd favorite Pops concert, titled “Life is a Cabaret”, will feature works by George Gershwin, Kurt Weill, Cole Porter and other surprises. Returning soloists will be critically acclaimed tenor Brian Cheney with actress and operetta performer Monica Arnó.

Their annual free afternoon family concert will take place on January 28, 2023. “All That Jazz” will feature a collaboration with students from the Magnetic School of the Plainfield Academy for the Arts & Advanced Studies (PAAAS).

“The Maestro and the Apprentice 1792” is the theme for the concert on March 25, 2023. Haydn’s Sinfonia Concertante in B flat major will feature several principal actors from the PSO: Evelyn Estava, Jameson Platte, Nancy Vanderslice and Lee Doswell. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 in Eb Major, Op. 35 (“Eroica”) will conclude this edifying program.

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The season will end on April 29, 2023 with a “Tchaikovsky Festival”. His Overture/Fantasy Romeo and Juliet will be presented with Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64, a journey from darkness to light. Wonder. Pathetic. Joy.

Experience a range of human emotions during this unforgettable season of Plainfield Symphony where great music comes to life.

The Plainfield Symphony is the oldest community symphony in New Jersey and the third oldest in the country. Subscriptions for the 2022/2023 concerts are now on sale and available for purchase on line. Tickets can also be purchased at the concert. Subscription concerts are held at Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church located at 716 Watchung Avenue, Plainfield, New Jersey.

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