New Jersey Symphony plans free concerts for Newark, Toms River and Metuchen

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The New Jersey Symphony will play Jonathan Tunick’s orchestra-suite rendition of the late Stephen Sondheim’s score for “A Little Night Music” (including “Send in the Clowns”), John Philip Sousa’s “The Atlantic City Pageant” (listen below) and other material at three free concerts this summer.

The shows will take place June 24 at 7:30 p.m. at Branch Brook Park in Newark, June 28 at 8 p.m. at Ocean County College in Toms River, and July 2 at 7:30 p.m. at Metuchen Town Plaza, with José Luis Domínguez conducting.

Here is the complete program for all three concerts:

Francis Scott Key/Damrosch: Star Spangled Banner
Rossini: Overture to The Barber of Seville
Florence Price: “Juba Dance” from Symphony No. 1 in E Minor
Suppé: Poet and Peasant: Overture
Mozart: Allegro from Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K. 216
Sondheim/J. Tunick: A Little Night Music: Suite for Orchestra
J. Strauss Jr.: Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka, Op. 214
John Philip Sousa: “The Atlantic City Pageant”
Arturo Márquez: Danzón No. 2
Robert W. Lowden: Armed Forces Salute
John Philip Sousa/McAlister: The Stars & Stripes Forever

New Jersey Symphony Youth Orchestra Henry Lewis Concerto Competition winner Timothy Shi will be featured on the Mozart piece.

The Symphony will also perform at the Giralda Music and Arts Festival in Madison, June 26; for information and to buy tickets, visit

For more on all Symphony shows, visit


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