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Reader asks ,”What kind of music would you like Toll Brothers to bring to Upper Saddle and Saddle River? “

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“What kind of music would you like Toll Brothers to bring to Upper and Saddle River? “Toll Brothers proudly supports the communities in which it builds; among other philanthropic pursuits, the Company sponsors the Toll Brothers Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network, bringing opera to neighborhoods throughout the world.” For more information, visit http://www.tollbrothers.com

we suggest : Metropolitan Opera Orchestra – Wagner – Ride of the Valkyries – Ring (Official Video)

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2019 Kasschau Memorial Shell Schedule : Music Therapy for Heart Ailments, Brain Dysfunction, Learning Disabilities, Depression, PTSD, Alzheimers, Childhood Development and More

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Ridgewood NJ, According to The Cardiovascular Society of Great Britain, listening to certain music with a repetitive rhythm for least ten seconds can lead to a decrease in blood pressure and a reduced heart rate. Certain classical compositions, if matched with human body’s rhythm, can be therapeutically used to keep the heart under control. The Oxford University study states, “listening to music with a repeated 10-second rhythm coincided with a fall in blood pressure, reducing the heart rate” and thus can be used for overcoming hypertension.

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Tonight at the Kasschau Memorial Shell :Tuesday, June 25 – Simple Gifts: Folk & World Music – 8:30pm

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Ridgewood NJ, Located on Veterans Field behind the Ridgewood Public Library.

Enjoy free musical performances under the stars, Tuesdays and Thursdays, throughout the summer at the Kasschau Memorial Shell at Veteran’s Field, Ridgewood. Without the financial support of the village in underwriting the concerts, maintaining the Kasschau Memorial Shell.

Each show begins around 8:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted, in the band shell at Veteran’s Field. Bring a chair or blanket, but don’t cross the baseball field if a game is in progress.

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2019 Kasschau Memorial Shell Schedule

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Located on Veterans Field behind the Ridgewood Public Library

For updated information call 201/444-1776 after 6:30pm

Thursday, June 6 – Tunes In June  RHS Bands – 8pm

Tuesday, June 11 – Ridgewood ARTBeat 2019 – Acappella, Rock & Blues Student Performers – 8pm

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Pro Arte Chorale Final Concert Of The Season.. Sunday, June 2nd At 4:00pm At Bethlehem Lutheran Church

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Ridgewood NJ, Pro Arte’s final concert of the season, Baroque Splendor, will feature three masterpieces of the Baroque era, two of which are seldom performed. The first part of the program will showcase music of J.S. Bach and Jan Dismas Zelenka, two composers whose lives were intricately link, and the second part will feature C.P.E. Bach’s thrilling Magnificat. 
You don’t want to miss this beautiful closing concert of our 2018-2019 season under the direction of Maestro Bryan Zaros, with soloists and orchestra! This concert is sponsored in part by PNC Wealth Management and NJ State Council on the Arts.

4pm, Sunday June 2nd, 2019 Bethlehem Lutheran Church 155 Linwood Avenue, Ridgewood NJ 

Tickets $30/25/10

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New Jersey State Children’s Chorus

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Ridgewood NJ, The New Jersey State Children’s Chorus (NJSCC) presents “Dance and Sing Around the World ” at 4 pm on Sunday, June 9 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 155 Linwood Ave., Ridgewood. Admission is $10/under 18 admitted free. Tickets are on sale at www.njstatechildrenschorus.orgor may be purchased at the door. 

The concert will feature a selection of folk songs from the United States, Japan, and Africa as well as several classical pieces representing the great music of Europe.  From America, the children will sing the perennial favorites “She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain,” “Skip to My Lou,” “Old Joe Clark,” and the beautiful “Shenandoah.”  Africa is represented by the traditional Swahili proverbs “Bora Maisha” (Life is the Best Gift), and “Ghana Alleluia,” a mixture of the traditional and Christian influences of the Ewe people.  The children will visit Asia with “Sakura,” a folk song about cherry blossoms sung in the original Japanese.  A visit to Europe finds the choirs singing the “Evening Prayer” (Abendsegen) from Englebert Humperdinck’s 19th century fairy-tale opera, “Hansel and Gretel,” based on the folk tale published by the Brothers Grimm.  To complete the European experience, Artistic Director and Conductor James Kennerley has arranged one of Johann Sebastian Bach’s most famous chorales, “Jesu Bleibet Meine Freude,” perhaps best known as “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring.” 

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The Kasschau Memorial Shell Summer 2019 Schedule

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Ridgewood NJ,The Kasschau Memorial Shell Committee is thankful to the Village of Ridgewood for their continued support of the free summer concert series. So grab a lawn chair and head to the band shell.

Enjoy free musical performances under the stars, Tuesdays and Thursdays, throughout the summer at the Kasschau Memorial Shell at Veteran’s Field, Ridgewood.

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Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra to Perform Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto and Sibelius Symphony No. 2

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Ridgewood NJ,  Award winning concert pianist Lisa Yui, will be featured with the Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra performing Beethoven’s enduringly popular Emperor  Concerto on Friday May 3 at 8:00 p.m., at the West Side Presbyterian Church in Ridgewood. Described as “a musical phenomenon” (Pianiste magazine), Yamaha Artist Lisa Yui has performed as soloist with prominent orchestras such as the Tokyo Symphony, Polish National Radio, Toronto Symphony, Edmonton Symphony, the Montreal Metropolitan Orchestra, and the Krakow State Philharmonic.

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Five Ridgewood High School students acceptanced to the 2019 All State Orchestra

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Ridgewood NJ ,Congratulations to the following Ridgewood High School orchestra students for their acceptance to the 2019 All State Orchestra:

All State High School Orchestra:
Isabel Lee, violin (9)
Ryan Rhew, violin (11)
Eric Baw, violin (9)
Ashley Kim, violin (9)
Daniel Son, viola (11)

All State Intermediate Orchestra:
David Mo, violin (9)

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Pro Arte Chorale Presents…. Music Inspired by Water and Night


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Ridgewood NJ, ‘Water’ and ‘Night’ have provided inspiration for countless composers over the centuries to create works of beauty. Pro Arte is pleased to present our “Water Night” program, with Songs of the Water including a medieval chant for Easter, “Vidi Aquam”, and Copland’s “At the River, and Songs of the Night including Brahms’ “Sehnsucht” and Barber’s “Sure on this Shining Night”.  Combining both inspirations will be a performance of Eric Whitacre’s magnificent “Water Night”.

 Don’t miss this magical journey on the water, and through the night! Bethlhehem Lutheran Church 155 Linwood Ave, Ridgewood, NJ4:00 pm Sunday March 24, 2019proartechorale.org / 201-497-8400