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NJ Festival Orchestra Season Finale

On Saturday May 31st New Jersey Festival Orchestra presents a rousing season finale performance of Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony, one of the grandest and most moving works in the entire orchestral repertoire. Tracing a journey from dark despair to the light of rebirth, to glorious rapture and hope, this monumental work full of gorgeous melodies and sumptuous colors combines passion, hair-raising terror, poignant intimacy, and sublime exhilaration. Features Harmonium Choral Society, Ridge High School A Capella Honors Chorus and special guests American soprano Lianne Coble and mezzo-soprano Sarah Nelson Craft. David Wroe conducts.

Performances take place on Saturday, May 31 at 7 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church in Westfield and on Sunday, June 1 at 3 p.m. at Ridge Performing Arts Center  (Ridge High School), Basking Ridge. Tickets range in price from $25 to $75 with a special discount price of $12 for students. All ticket holders are invited to attend a free pre-concert lecture by Dr Barbara Thomson  45 minutes prior to the performance.

 Tickets for both performances are available for purchase on line at www.njfestivalorchestra.org, by phone at 908 232 9400 (Westfield performance) or 973 408 3978 (Basking Ridge performance).

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