Greetings from the Jersey Shore’s Symphony Orchestra!

The Garden State Philharmonic has been playing the music of great composers for more than six decades. Music composed by geniuses from around the world. This season we begin an exploration of home-grown genius and its contribution to the vast repertoire of music!

Our season is filled with familiar names such as Beethoven, Brahms, and Haydn and names that are less familiar too! Henry Gilbert, Stephen Paulus, William Vollinger are just some of the names that make up the contributions of American composers. We will also hear great music by Aaron Copland, John Philip Sousa, and George Gershwin. Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. Something for everyone!

This year also marks the creation of the Garden State Philharmonic Youth Chorus. The GSP youth orchestras have been giving area children the opportunity to play in highly charged and educational orchestras for many years, now we are pleased to be offering the same exciting opportunity to the region’s vocal students too! To showcase this new ensemble, the youth chorus will be joining the GSP Chorus and the orchestra in John Rutter’s inspiring Mass for the Children which will be paired with Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony on a special concert in March. This is a program not to be missed!

Our season promises to be exciting! Great music played by a great orchestra, right in your own back yard!

Cheers,

Anthony LaGruth
Artistic Director & Conductor

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