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2022-2023 Season Press Releases

September 13, 2022     The New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra (NJIO) is pleased to announce the Kean-NJIO Orchestra, a community collaboration with Kean University Music Conservatory.

 

Weekly rehearsals will be held at Kean University on Tuesday nights at 6pm, culminating in a concert performance in Kean’s world-class Enlow Recital Hall at the end of each semester.

 

Anyone who is interested in joining this ensemble should contact mtolentino@njio.org for details about openings and registration requirements.

 

“I am looking forward to exploring a varied, adventurous and inclusive repertoire with the new orchestra that will reflect the diverse nature of the community of musicians and audience we will serve” - Warren Cohen. 

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September 4, 2022    NJIO is saddened to report that former NJIO Music Director and Trustee,

symphonic violin player and teacher Joseph Gluck, 87, of Maplewood, passed away at home on

July 28, 2022. Joe Gluck was an accomplished violinist, teacher, and conductor. He performed for

many years with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra first violin section.

Mr. Gluck served for several years on the NJIO Board of Trustees. In 2008 Mr. Gluck became the

fourth Music Director of NJIO, a position he held through May 2011. Under his direction NJIO

launched its Young Artist Concerto Competition and its Family Concert. NJIO also began its

Summer Chamber Music Program during his tenure. All of these initiatives are still an important

part of NJIO’s programs today.

In 2009 NJIO celebrated its 15th Anniversary with a concert at the Union County Performing Arts Center under the direction of Mr. Gluck featuring an intergenerational cello duo. The New Jersey State Council on the Arts presented NJIO with a Citation of Excellence that year.

In an interview in the New York Times from 2006, Mr. Gluck said he must “negotiate around musicians who rate themselves too highly, or too modestly. ‘I always try to encourage people to believe that if they are the strongest person in the group, it’s a wonderful opportunity to share their knowledge and expertise,’ he said.” This philosophy fit perfectly with NJIO’s mission of connecting people of all ages and abilities from diverse communities through music education and orchestral and chamber music performances.

More information about Mr. Gluck, a planned celebration of his life on September 11, and how to make donations in his memory may be found at the Jacob Holle Funeral Home website.

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September 3, 2022        Today is the last day to take advantage of the Early Bird rates for the 2022-2023 season. Register today at njio.org. Our first rehearsal is on September 22. Hope to see you there!

August 31, 2022     NJIO's Open House is tomorrow, Sept 1. 6:30-8:30 pm (doors open at 6:15)

Join us to experience all of NJIO's ensembles! Bring your instrument and a stand, or just come to observe and meet some of our staff. 

Our new address is 36 Chatham Road, Summit. Please RSVP to mtolentino@njio.org for the open house.

Our Early Bird rates end on Sept 3. Don't miss out on these significant savings! The regular season rehearsals begin Sept 22.

Hope to see you soon!

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August 13, 2022     Mark your calendars! The New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra has an exciting concert year planned. The 2022-2023 season will include four concerts, all with free admission. (donations appreciated). Our season includes two Young Artist Concerto Winners. The Viotte violin concert no. 22 will be performed by first place winner Semin Chun. Chloe Lau will perform the Dittersdorf Harp concerto with strings. In addition, this year, the orchestras are preparing Symphony in c minor by Ukrainian-born composer Felix Blumenfeld, Mozart's Overture to the Marriage of Figaro, Brahms Symphony no. 1, and more! 

 

Our concerts will take place on November 6, December 18, March 26, and May 21. Visit njio.org for more details. We hope to see you there!

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August 4, 2022     Registration for the 2022-2023 season is now open. We are happy to announce that our rates have not increased. To further encourage our intergenerational goals, NJIO is now offering a new membership discount option for an adult and youth who register together.

     Our season rehearsals begin Sept 22. Register by August 31 to take advantage of NJIO EarlyBird rates! Visit our webpage for more details and to learn about our new membership options. 

     We will be having an Open House on Sept 1. All are welcome! We have a great selection of music for all levels. If interested in attending, please email mtolentino@njio.org

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