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West Side Presbyterian Church Concert Series

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West Side Presbyterian Church, 6 South Monroe Street, Ridgewood

Ridgewood NJ, The West Side Concert Series wraps up its 2018-2019 season with a performance by one of the nation’s premier professional chamber choirs, Kinnara Ensemble. In their concert, “Gravity & Levity,” the choir will wander through the years, from Renaissance motets through 20th-century part songs. Music will include White’s “Lamentations of Jeremiah,” Debussy’s “Trois Chansons” and works by Stanford and Gibbons.
Admission is free; donations are welcome. Bring your friends!

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“Life without music is unthinkable. Life without music is academic. That is why my contact with music is a total embrace.” – Leonard Bernstein

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Ridgewood NJ, Ars Musica Chorale concludes its 53 rd season with A Total Embrace: Bernstein at 100, a spectacular celebration of the music of Leonard Bernstein in his centennial year. The performance will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at West Side Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood, New Jersey.

Ars Musica will present a wide-ranging selection of the composer’s most popular works for chorus and orchestra, accompanied by the award-winning Adelphi Orchestra, together with our Encore Young Artist soloists and the New Jersey State Children’s Chorus. Our featured soloist
will be Lauren Worsham, soprano and 2014 Tony Award Nominee.

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New Jersey Choral Society Pops Spectacular

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Ridgewood NJ, New Jersey Choral Society Pops Spectacular , what’s It All About ? Iconic Songs By Hitmaker Burt Bacharach And Legendary Music By Leonard Bernstein, Including “Choral Suite From West Side Story”Sat, March 02, 2019Time: 3:00 PM Location: West Side Presbyterian Church, 6 South Monroe St. Ridgewood, NJ 07450

New Jersey Choral Society -POPS SPECTACULAR

“what’s it all about”

Iconic Songs by Hitmaker Burt Bacharach
and Legendary Music by Leonard Bernstein, 
Including “Choral Suite From West Side Story”

Saturday, March 2nd from 3:00pm and 7:30pm 
West Side Presbyterian Church in Ridgewood.

$25 for Adults
$22 for Students/Seniors
Add $10 at the door
Child and group pricing available

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Ridgewood Orchestra’s Love Themed Concert on March 8 Features Romantic Favorites from the Beatles, Gershwin, Tchaikovsky, and Wagner

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Ridgewood NJ , From Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet to an uplifting medley of Beatles songs, the Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra (RSO) will present an evening of love songs on Friday March 8 at 8:00 p.m., at the West Side Presbyterian Church in Ridgewood. Featuring romantic favorites spanning two centuries, the theme of the concert is “All You Need is Love.” The concert features guest soloist Lindsay Deutsch, an American violinist who recently toured as solo violinist with Yanni, and has thrilled audiences world-wide with her brilliant display of technique and musicianship.   The program will present the NJ premiere of Beatles Fantasy, an arrangement of Beatles songs taking the listener on a journey spanning the Beatles’ music throughout the group’s career. Popular Beatles’ tunes will be unmistakable yet original when the orchestra and violin soloist Lindsay Deutsch perform the concerto in three movements led by Artistic Director and Conductor Stephen Culbertson.  

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Ars Musica Chorale presents The Magic of Opera: choruses and arias from operas by Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, and Wagner, including The Magic Flute, Carmen, Roméo et Juliette, and the Triumphal March from Aida.

Ridgewood NJ, Ars Musica Chorale continues its 53rd season with The Magic of Opera: choruses and arias from operas by Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, and Wagner, including The Magic Flute, Carmen, Roméo et Juliette, and the Triumphal March from Aida. The performance will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2018, at West Side Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood, New Jersey.

Imagine a performance of all your favorite opera arias and choruses performed in a single concert! Ars Musica’s 70 voices, together with our stellar vocal soloists, will take you on a dramatic, musical journey through the greatest opera numbers, featuring tales of love, death, dancing, drinking, abandonment, and celebration.

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New Jersey Wind Symphony : TubaChristmas 2018

TUBACHRISTMAS

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Ridgewood NJ, Back by popular demand , welcome to NJWS Tuba Christmas 2018! Below is a review of the day and hopefully will answer any questions you have.

When Is the Event: December 15, 2018

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Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra to Perform Appalachian Spring and Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto

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Ridgewood NJ, Piano prodigy Drew Petersen will be featured with the Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra on Friday November 16th at 8:00 p.m., at the West Side Presbyterian Church in Ridgewood. An Oradell native, Drew most recently won the American Pianists Award following a rigorous 13-month competition. He is also a prizewinner in the Leeds International Piano Competition and has performed solo and concerto recitals in both Europe and the United States.

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Ars Musica Chorale presents Classical Splendor: works for chorus and orchestra by Mozart and Schubert, including Mozart’s Requiem and Magic Flute overture.

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Ridgewood NJ, Ars Musica Chorale begins its 53 rd season with Classical Splendor: works for chorus and orchestra by Mozart and Schubert, including Mozart’s Requiem. The
performance will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 10, 2018, at West Side Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood, New Jersey. The concert is given in memory of those lost
during World War I, which officially ended 100 years ago on November 11, 1918.

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Purchase 2018 – 2019 The New Jersey Wind Symphony Season Subscription Tickets

July 22,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, The New Jersey Wind Symphony is proud to invite you to our 2018-2019 Season….”Made In America”. We will look back at the musical legacy of great American composers from our country’s history and also celebrate the contribution of American composers living today.

Programs will include a wide variety of musical styles all with the trademark NJWS sound that audiences have loved for 36 years.

The New Jersey Wind Symphony is also proud to join ensembles around the world in celebrating the Leonard Bernstein Centennial by featuring a work composed by this legend at each concert of our 2018-2019 season.

Made In America
Friday, October 12, 2018
8:00PM
West Side Presbyterian Church
6 Monroe Street
Ridgewood, NJ

Because of the Brave
Sunday, November 11, 2018
3:00PM
West Side Presbyterian Church
6 Monroe Street
Ridgewood, NJ

Ridgewood TubaChristmas III
Saturday, December 15, 2018
8:00PM
West Side Presbyterian Church
6 Monroe Street
Ridgewood, NJ

Taste of Tanglewood
Friday, February 8, 2019
8:00PM
West Side Presbyterian Church
6 Monroe Street
Ridgewood, NJ

11th Annual Side By Side
Friday, May 10, 2019
8:00PM
West Side Presbyterian Church
6 Monroe Street
Ridgewood, NJ

NJWS 2018 Season Subscriptions

New Jersey Wind Symphony
P.O. Box 151
Ridgewood, NJ 07451
201.493.9030

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Parlance Chamber Concerts Presents NEUBAUER-McDERMOTT FAMILY CONCERT

April 29,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, On May 6, the stellar Neubauer-McDermott Family will bring our eleventh season to an exhilarating conclusion. Violist Paul Neubauer (of the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society), violinist Kerry McDermott (of the New York Philharmonic), and their children, violinists Oliver and Clara Neubauer, will be joined by Kerry’s sister, CMS pianist Anne-Marie McDermott, in music of Bach, Dvořák, Ravel, and Schumann.

The concert will include the World Premiere of Gilad Cohen’s* Quintet for Three Violins, Viola, and Piano, commissioned by PCC especially for this event. Inspired by the familial theme, Cohen’s work will focus on children’s songs from Israel and America.

*Gilad Cohen is a Ridgewood resident and a music professor at Ramapo College. A Princeton Ph.D., he is the winner of the 2016 Barlow Prize and the 2010 Israeli Prime Minister Award for Composers.

Johann Sebastian Bach Preludio from Partita No. 3 arranged for 3 violins & viola
Antonín Dvořák Terzetto in C, Op. 74 for 2 violins and viola
Maurice Ravel Tzigane for violin and piano
Gilad Cohen World Premiere for 3 violins, viola and piano
Robert Schumann Sonata No. 1 in A minor, Op. 105 for violin and piano
Mark O’Connor F.C.’s Jig for violin and viola
Charles Dancla Variations on Ah! Vous dirai-je, Maman for three violins and viola
Y. Donbon Zowie! Goes the Weasel for 3 violins and viola

Parlance Chamber Concerts:
West Side Presbyterian Church
6 S. Monroe Street, Ridgewood, NJ
Adults $40, Seniors $30, Young Adults $20, Students $10.
for more info call 800-838-3006

SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2018 AT 3 PM NEUBAUER-McDERMOTT FAMILY CONCERT

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Parlance Chamber Concerts Presents Neubauer-Mcdermott Family Concert
Sun, May 06, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: West Side Presbyterian Church, 6 South Monroe Street, Ridgewood NJ 07450
Cost: 40