Montclair Orchestra announces 2018-19 season

Montclair Orchestra season


Montclair Orchestra music director David Chan.

The Montclair Orchestra, led by music director David Chan, has announced its second season: Five events, from September to April, at two different location. As was the case in the orchestra’s recently concluded first season, each concert one has been built around a theme.

Members can buy tickets online, starting July 1; the general on-sale date will be Sept. 1. For information, visit

Here are the events. Both concert locations are in Montclair.

Sept. 30: “A Shakespeare Evening” at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Program includes A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Overture & Nocturne, Felix Mendelssohn; “Much Ado About Nothing” Suite, Erich Wolfgang Korngold; Macbeth Prelude & Ballet Music, Giuseppe Verdi; Romeo and Juliet, Piotr I. Tchaikovsky.

Nov. 18: “Chiaroscuro” at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Program includes Ramifications (1968), György Ligeti; Piano Concerto No. 1 in c minor, Op. 35, Dimitri Shostakovich (featuring Gilles Vonsattel, piano); Adagietto from Symphony No. 5, Gustav Mahler; Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op. 48, Piotr I. Tchaikovsky.

Jan. 13: “Children’s Concert” at Central Presbyterian Church. Program includes Peter Rabbit with New Camerata Opera; and selections from classical favorites. A percussion “petting zoo” will also be offered.

March 10: “Lyric” at Central Presbyterian Church. Program includes Nonet II (2000), Olli Mustonen; Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K. 622, W.A. Mozart (featuring Innhyuck Cho, clarinet); Lyric for Strings (1946), George Walker; and Symphony No. 40 in g minor, K. 550, W.A. Mozart.

April 28: “French Connection” at St Luke’s Episcopal Church. Program includes
Symphony No. 60 “Il distratto,” Joseph Haydn; Les nuits d’ete, Hector Berlioz (featuring Yunpeng Wang, baritone); Symphony in C, Georges Bizet.


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