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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

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The Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra presents ,Viennese Nights,Music by Mozart & Johann Strauss

Diane Wittry, RSO Artistic Director & Conductor

April 11,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra presents ,Viennese Nights,Music by Mozart & Johann Strauss. Piano soloist: Felicia He.
Friday, May 4th, 2018, 8:00pm at West Side Presbyterian Church ,6 South Monroe Street, Ridgewood, NJ.The Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra is a regional intergenerational orchestra composed of talented volunteer musicians located in Ridgewood, New Jersey.
Supported by the surrounding communities and friends in neighboring areas, the orchestra serves the Northern New Jersey region with many musical and educational activities.

Artistic Director & Conductor Diane Wittry, is celebrating her third season as the orchestra’s Artistic Director and Conductor for the 78th Anniversary Season.

She is excited to be working with our dedicated and talented musicians as the organization celebrates the history and accomplishments of the Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra over the past 78 years.

New family pricing available! For tickets, click here.

Meet the Instruments of the Orchestra

Join the orchestra members as they demonstrate and talk about the instruments of the orchestra, then stay for a portion of the RSO rehearsal.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 6:30pm

West Side Presbyterian Church
6 South Monroe St, Ridgewood, NJ

FREE

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Parlance Chamber Concerts Presents Danish String Quartet

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parlance chamber concerts presents danish string quartet
Sun, April 08, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: West Side Presbyterian Church, 6 South Monroe Street, Ridgewood NJ 07450
Cost: 40

March 18,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, Parlance Chamber Concerts Presents Danish String Quartet: On April 8, it will be a thrill to introduce the sizzling Danish String Quartet to our community. The Danes’s rare combination of rock star charisma, ensemble perfection, and consummate artistry have made them one of the most in-demand quartets of our time. Their All-Beethoven concert will feature three masterpieces from his early, middle and late periods.

Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet in D, Op. 18, No. 3
Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet in F, Op. 59, No. 1
Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet in C# minor, Op. 131

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
http://www.parlancechamberconcerts.org/2017-2018-season/april-8-2018.
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West Side Presbyterian Church :Beethoven’s Mass in C

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March 11,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, There’s no need to travel to New York City to enjoy great classical music. West Side’s own Oratorio Choir and Orchestra—directed by Deborah Holden-Holloway—will present Beethoven’s Mass in C on Sunday, March 18 at 3:00 pm. Beethoven was 37 when he composed the work at the request of Prince Nikolaus Esterhazy II in 1807. It is structured in five movements (the five parts of the ordinary mass): Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus and Agnus Dei. Come hear this “long-underrated masterpiece”…and bring your friends! Free admission and parking.

Hosted by West Side Presbyterian Church Ridgewood, NJ
Sunday, March 18 at 3 PM – 5 PM

West Side Presbyterian Church Ridgewood, NJ
6 S Monroe St, Ridgewood, New Jersey 07450

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Parlance Chamber Concerts Presents Violinist Benjamin Beilman & Pianist Orion Weiss

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parlance chamber concerts presents violinist benjamin beilman & pianist orion weiss
Sun, March 11, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: West Side Presbyterian Church, 6 South Monroe Street, Ridgewood NJ 07450

March 4,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, Parlance Chamber Concerts Presents Violinist Benjamin Beilman and Pianist Orion Weiss:
Duos From Four Centuries
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Time:3:00PM
Location: West Side Presbyterian Church, 6 Monroe Street, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Cost: Adults: $40; Seniors: $30; Young Adults:$20;Students:$10

Our March 11 event will spotlight two of today’s fastest-rising stars, violinist Benjamin Beilman and pianist Orion Weiss. Their deeply communicative performances go far beyond technical mastery and have won them worldwide acclaim. Their far-flung musical journey will range from the 18th to the 21st centuries, including music by Mozart, Beethoven, Bartók, and a newly composed work by the renowned American composer Frederic Rzewski.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sonata in G major,K. 379 (1781)
Frederic Rzewski: Demons (2017)
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No.10 in G, Op. 96 (1812)
Fritz Kreisler: Viennese Rhapsodic Fantasietta (1947)

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
http://www.parlancechamberconcerts.org/2017-2018-season/march-11-20018.

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Juilliard Chamber Orchestra comes to West Side Presbyterian Church

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juilliard chamber orchestra comes to west side presbyterian church
Sun, February 11, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM
West Side Presbyterian Church, 6 South Monroe Street, Ridgewood NJ 07450

January 28,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, Juilliard Chamber Orchestra Comes to West Side Presbyterian Church

The Juilliard Chamber Orchestra will perform at West Side Presbyterian Church on Sunday, February 11 at 3:00 pm as part of the West Side Concert Series. The conductorless ensemble is coached by Eric Bartlett, who is a 31-year veteran of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, a Juilliard faculty member and a New York Philharmonic cellist. Admission and parking are free; donations are welcome.
The 2017-2018 season marks the 42nd season of the West Side Concert Series. Throughout its long history, the series has presented a wide variety of solo, instrumental and ensemble concerts in the classical, African-American and jazz traditions.

For more information, please visit www.westsideconcerts.org.

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West Side Presbyterian Church ,”Why would someone decide to spend a good potion of their Free time serving as an Elder or Deacon at West Side?”

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Janaury 21,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, West Side Presbyterian Church ,there are so many ways to spend your precious free time. Why would someone decide to spend a good potion of that time serving as an Elder or Deacon at West Side?

Nineteen West Siders recently made that decision, committing to serve on Session or the Board of Deacons. For Elder Jennifer Padolina, who has been a member since the 1990s, the time was simply right. “Susan McBrayer called me and asked me. There are a lot of people like me who are waiting to be asked,” she said. “I thought about it for a few weeks and couldn’t think of a reason not to do it. You can make all sorts of excuses—I’m busy, I don’t have time. But if you want to do something, you make time to do it.”

Elder Scott Gavin decided it was “a great opportunity to be more involved with the church and to serve others.” Now the 30-year-old is the youngest member of Session. “I think it’s important to have the perspective of younger members so that we can keep West Side going for the next generation,” said Scott, whose wife, Lauren, recently began serving as a youth leader at High School BARN.

When Elder Dave DeFeo retired this past April, several people offered to help him put his newly found free time to good use. Pastor Marc was among them. “As I considered the opportunities, it boiled down to serving on Session at West Side and helping to start an educational foundation in Butler,” Dave recalled. “After our son Kyle and his wife Megan were married by Marc, the church felt like home to our family. I like the direction the church is going in. There are strong worship services, yes, but there are also strong outreach opportunities both inside the church and beyond the four walls of the church, which is important to me.”

Pastor Marc’s Tuesday-morning book group inspired Mary Ann Hoogerheyde to answer the call to become a Deacon. “The chapter we just read [in Evelyn Underhill’s The Spiritual Life] talks about how we are meant to serve, not just to be fed,” she said. “You have to give, not just receive. That’s what God wants us to do. And the atmosphere at West Side really inspires you to want to do more and give back and get involved. I’m beyond thrilled that we’re here!”

Our new Elders and Deacons will be installed/ordained at the 10:00 am and 5:15 pm services today. Pictured, left to right, Russell Clark, Eric Eickhoff and Dave DeFeo at the Elder/Deacon Retreat.

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Healing and Wholeness Service at West Side Presbyterian Church in Ridgewood

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December 31,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, Are current events getting you down? Turn off the news and come to our Healing and Wholeness Service on January 3 at 7:30 pm in the Pulsifer Chapel at West Side Presbyterian Church Ridgewood. This half-hour Taize-style service is an oasis of calm and peace in our unpredictable world—an opportunity to be still and center yourself in a contemplative candlelit setting. All are welcome…bring a friend.

Wednesday at 7:30 PM – 8 PM

West Side Presbyterian Church Ridgewood, NJ
6 S Monroe St, Ridgewood, New Jersey 07450