Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Livingston High School student winner of competition.
On Saturday, the Livingston Symphony Orchestra's concert at Livingston High School will highlight the winner of the orchestra's 2012-2013 "Young Artist Concerto Competition." This year's winner, Amy S. Zhang, of Livingston, will be performing Jean Sibelius' Violin Concerto in D Minor (Op. 47) with the LSO, in addition to other works. "Once a year, we give a concert with the winner," said cellist Susan Profeta, of Maplewood. "This year there's an amazing piece, Mendelssohn's Symphony (nicknamed the Scottish Symphony), which is really challenging. We're really getting a handle on it." Three of the LSO's members are from Maplewood, including Profeta, principal flutist Anisa Mehdi, and Leah van Dornick, who plays the French horn. Mehdi, …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
January 12 concert benefitted the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund, a group dedicated to helping victims of the October storm.
Members of the Livingston Symphony Orchestra opened the post-holiday season with a concert benefitting the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund. The Saturday, Jan. 12 event at Livingston High School, raised funds for the charity organization dedicated to helping those affected by the storm that struck the state at the end of October.
Friday, March 23, 2012
A roundup of weekend activities in our area.
High school and middle school spring productions continue around our area, while other stages host shows and concerts as diverse as a marionette show at SOPAC and a speakeasy show from Studio B. Columbia High School is opening its doors to adults for a day, and MoFiddles is bringing us a fine acoustic concert. Read on for the details of these events and others, and be sure to check the Patch calendar for a complete listing of everything happening this weekend. The Cashore Marionettes in Simple Gifts Simple Gifts is so much more than a puppet show. The Cashore Marionettes are engineering marvels, able to produce life-like movement portraying a wide range of emotions. Scenes are set to the music of Vivaldi, Strauss, Beethoven and Copland…
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Concert at Livingston High School will highlight orchestra and teenage music contest winner.
Youth and romance are twin themes for Saturday's Livingston Symphony Orchestra's concert at Livingston High School. Under the guidance of conductor Istvan Jaray, the orchestra will perform Tchaikovsky's violin concerto in D minor and Rachmaninoff's symphony no. 2 beginning at 7:30 p.m. Former Livingston resident Ashley Park, 15, who currently lives in Fort Lee, will be the featured soloist for the Tchaikovsky concerto. She won the 2011-2012 young artists competition and a $1,000 scholarship. Park, who has studied the violin since she was five, said she looks forward to the performance. She is currently enrolled in the Julliard Pre-College Division. "I'm really really excited. This it is the first time I'll be playing with an orchestra," …
Monday, March 19, 2012
There is a lot going on this week in Livingston.
It's a busy week in the township, beginning with a planning board meeting, and lots of programming. Spring is also in the air and Spring programming registration is beginning. The Livingston Township Planning Board meets Tuesday night beginning with a conference meeting starting at 7:30 — followed by a special meeting at 8 p.m. See the attached PDF for an agenda. Registration begins on Tuesday, March 20 for the Spring and Summer Senior Youth and Leisure Services Youth and Adult Spring & Summer sports programs and Livingston Kids' Camp. The registration form is attached as a PDF. On Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., see Midday Cabaret: “A Musical State of Mind,” at the Livingston Public Library, 10 Robert H. Harp Drive, Livingston. Free. Also on …
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Livingston Symphony Orchestra begins six-city tour with the acclaimed Choir of the Pope’s Diocese.
The Livingston Symphony Orchestra is on the road with the Choir of the Pope’s Diocese, performing Saturday in Trenton at the Patriots Theater at the War Memorial, the first stop in a six-city tour. On Sunday, the groups will perform an evening of sacred music at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City. The Choir of the Pope’s Diocese, which has performed at the beatification ceremonies of Pope John Paul II and Mother Teresa, is performing in America for the first time. The Pope's Choir and Livingston Symphony Orchestra will perform locally Wednesday night, June 8, in Morristown's Mayo Performing Arts Center, and on Friday in the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Newark. At St. Patrick's Cathedral and Sacred Heart in Newark, the …
Friday, May 20, 2011
The musicians are tuning up for tour and performance on Saturday night.
The Livingston Symphony Orchestra is deep in rehearsals for their tour this June with the Choir of the Pope’s Diocese on its American tour this June, and an American Fireworks performance this Saturday at Livingston High School. The Livingston Symphony Orchestra will travel to six cities with the choir, which will be making its United States debut. The tour includes performances in New York City, Trenton, Morristown, Newark, Brooklyn, and Stamford, Conn. “This is a fantastic opportunity for the orchestra to step beyond our usual venues,” said Marilyn Tepper, associate concert master and member of the symphony Board of Trustees. Conductor and music director Istvan Jaray leads the Livingston Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra draws musicians …
Looking for something to do? Check out the Mayapple Festival, LSO, or Dave Mason.
After a super soppy week in our towns, wouldn't it be nice to get away from all those puddles and the mud for a few hours and enjoy something not wet this weekend? Well, you're in luck because there is a waterfall of fun heading our way this Friday through Sunday, with a near-endless list of events to check out. Big highlights the next few days include a concert by rock legend Dave Mason, the Mayapple Festival in South Mountain Reservation, and Shirley MacLaine's daughter in a one-woman show. Here's the big list, from Friday through Sunday: The Strollers, Round and Round The Garden: The play, by Alan Ayckbourn is the third part of Ayckbourn’s trilogy, The Norman Conquests -- where the audience watches in astonishment and hysterics as …
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Performance venues include St. Patrick's Cathedral.
The Livingston Symphony Orchestra will accompany the Choir of the Pope’s Diocese on its American tour this June. “This is a fantastic opportunity for the orchestra to step beyond our usual venues,” said Marilyn Tepper, associate concert master and member of the symphony Board of Trustees. The Livingston Symphony Orchestra will travel to six cities with the choir, which will be making its United States debut. The tour includes performances in New York City, Trenton, Morristown, Newark, Brooklyn, and Stamford, Conn. The tour is an homage to the late Pope John Paul II and the program will include classical sacred music, a medley of rare Italian songs from the ‘30s to the ‘50s, and other original scores by Monsignor Marco Frisina, theologian …
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Stanley Chernavsky is featured in Livingston Symphony Orchestra's spring concert.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Who: Stanley Chernavsky, a 14-year-old pianist. Accomplishments: Winner of the 35th annual Young Artists' Concerto Competition. Key to Awesome: You can hear just how awesome this musician is when Chernavsky joins the Livingston Symphony Orchestra for its spring concert on Saturday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m. Chernavsky, a LHS senior, will perform Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major with the LSO. The concert, dubbed “Youth and Power,” will also feature Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5 in D Minor. Chernavsky began studying piano at the age of 6 with Marina Goldin of The Do-Re-Mi School of Music and the Arts in Livingston. In 2008, he entered The Julliard School Pre-College Division, where he is currently under the instruction of Victoria …