Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey Spring Concert at Nicholas Music Hall

By Alexander Bragat
YOCJ will perform in Nicholas Music Center at the Douglass College Campus of Rutgers University on May 23, 2010. At 3pm, the Saxophone Ensemble, Woodwind Choir, Wind Symphony, String Preparatory Orchestra and the Pro Arte Orchestra will perform works by Handel, Warlock, Grieg, Rossini, Humperdinck & others. At 7 p.m., the Brass Choir, Saxophone Choir, Percussion Ensemble, Senior Concerto (special feature) and the Symphonic Orchestra will perform works by Humperdinck, Elgar, Kabalevsky, Mozart, Bach & others. Tickets at the door: $10 General Admission, $5 Children, Students & Seniors
The Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey (YOCJ), under the guidance of Artistic Director John Enz and Conductors Phillip Pugh and Brian Woodward, has earned a reputation as one of New Jersey’s finest youth orchestras. YOCJ brings together some of the finest young musicians representing several school districts from Mercer County and the surrounding areas. YOCJ provides a unique opportunity for young musicians to expand their musical capabilities, in a stimulating and collegial environment. In addition to their usual annual events, they plan to offer master classes and opportunities for participation in chamber ensembles. Auditions for YOCJ are held in January, June and September. For more information, please see www.yocj.org