About 350 young musicians, all members of New Jersey YouthSymphony (NJYS), will perform as one orchestra at Jersey Gardens Center Court in Elizabeth on Sunday, February 3 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Honoring a 29-year
tradition, students ranging in age from 8 to 19 will participate together in the annual NJYS Playathon under the direction of Artistic Director Jeffrey Grogan. Not to be missed, the Playathon is free and open to the public.
NJYS will play popular and beloved music from “Harry
Potter”, “Les Miserables”, “Lord of the Rings”, “Empire Strikes Back”, and “Phantom of the Opera” as well as other favorites.
New Jersey Youth Symphony, the orchestral and ensemble
organization of Wharton Music Center (WMC), a non-profit charitable organization, offers music education for grades 3 through 12. NJYS is located at 570 Central Avenue in New Providence. NJYS, one of the foremost youth orchestras in the state, has ten orchestras and ensembles for which auditions are held annually. NJYS’s premiere orchestra, Youth Symphony, has performed in internationally-renowned concert halls such as Carnegie Hall in New York City and Musikverein in Vienna.
The mission of Wharton Music Center, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, is to advance excellence and education in music and the other performing arts. For more information, visit www.NJYS.org