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- November 24th, 2014
Band collaborates with Somerville High School Choir
Bridgewater, N.J., December 14, 2014—The Raritan Valley Symphonic Band (RVSB) will present its annual holiday concert, Sunday December 14, 2014 at 3:00 pm in the Bridgewater-Raritan High School auditorium. The school is located at 600 Garretson Road, Bridgewater, New Jersey. Admission is free and open to the public.
Under the musical direction of Dr. Christopher G. Sumner, the band will liven up this holiday season with a concert titled “JOY”. Drawing upon the most wonderful time of the year, the band hopes to spread some of that joy through music.
The concert will begin with a variety pieces that portray a sense of the winter holidays approaching—“Festivo”, “The Willows of Winter” and “Joy Revisited”. The first half of the program will conclude with a monumental work by Alfred Reed, “Russian Christmas Music”. The second half of the program will consist of holiday specific music such as “Sleigh Ride”, “Rhapsody for Hanukkah” and “A Christmas Festival”.
Unique to this concert will be the exciting collaboration with Somerville High School Choir. Directed by Karen Gorzynski, these talented students will entertain you with many traditional carols including the classic “White Christmas”. Karen’s choirs receive superior ratings in national festivals but learn and grow the most by performing locally, bringing music and joy to the community.
More information in the press release here.
- October 12th, 2014
Come in costume for some spine-tingling classics!
Bridgewater, N.J., October 26, 2014—The Raritan Valley Symphonic Band (RVSB) will present its first Halloween themed concert, Sunday October 26, 2014 at 3:00 pm in the Bridgewater-Raritan High School auditorium. The school is located at 600 Garretson Road, Bridgewater, New Jersey. Admission is free and open to the public.
Under the musical direction of Dr. Christopher G. Sumner, this concert titled “Haunted Harmonies” will be the band’s first Halloween themed concert. This musical adventure will hopefully transport us to cool crisp autumn nights, as well as that special night when all the spirits come out to play—Halloween. For this frightfully fun performance, don your best Halloween costume for a wickedly wacky, music-filled haunted concert. Children will be invited to participate in a parade during one special tune. At the end of the concert, audience members in costume can even do a little trick-or-treating.
More information available in the press release here.
Our concerts are 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 are administered by the Somerset County Cultural and Heritage Commission through the State/ County Partnership Local Arts Program.