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New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra (NJIO) Presents Longing for Home Concert -
The New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra (NJIO) presents a Free Concert entitled “Longing for Home” on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 7:30 pm at New Providence High School, 35 Pioneer Drive, New Providence, NJ.
NJIO Music Director and Conductor, Farkhad Khudyev, has programmed a concert with the theme of “Longing for Home”, featuring the Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A Major with special guest soloist William Shadel. The Symphony will also perform “Kadra’s Dance” by Sibelius, “Sabre Dance” by Khachaturian and the Dvorak Symphony No. 8 in G Major.
The Intermezzo String Orchestra under the baton of Gavin Davies will perform works by Handel, Mussorgsky, Franck and Peter Warlock. The Prelude String Ensemble under the direction of Margaret Zufall Roberts will perform prior to the concert.
This concert is free and open to the public. Donations will be gratefully accepted. New Providence High School is handicap accessible.
This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding for this concert was provided by a Union County Board of Freeholders: H.E.A.R.T. (History, Education, and Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant and The Summit Area Foundation. The concert series was made possible through the generous support of The Frank and Lydia Bergen Foundation, Henkel of America, Inc., The Provident Bank Foundation, The Standish Foundation, The Lillian P. Schenck Trust Fund and Tokio Marine Management.
More About New Providence High School
As one of four schools in New Providence "dedicated to excellence," New Providence High School serves 640 students who are instructed by 70 faculty members. Curriculum areas include language arts literacy, mathematics, science, U.S. and world history, health, safety and physical education, financial, economic, business and entrepreneurial literacy, 21st century life and careers, visual and performing arts and world languages. Honors and Advanced Placement courses are available, and students can submit an application for the National Honor Society. Other services include guidance and special services. Courses at the Union County Vocational School are available for students. Lunch is provided for all students and a menu is posted on the school's website. The PTA, Booster Club, and New Providence Athletic Foundation raise funds for the school each year. Athletic programs are available to students in the fall, winter and spring. School faculty members and students run NP-TV, the local 24-hour channel available to all residents, on channel 35 (Comcast) or 37 (Verizon FiOS). The school is attached to the middle school, sharing classrooms, some faculty members, a media center and auditorium, but the school is considered separate with its own offices. In 2010, the school was ranked No. 5 out of 322 public schools in New Jersey by New Jersey Monthly magazine.