The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra is coming to your own back yard! Join us in picturesque Marine Park with its stunning views of the Navesink River and soak in the glorious sounds of the NJSO. The symphony truck will roll into Marine Park, where the sides will open up as the entire truck converts into a mobile stage… complete with sound, lighting and all the trimmings. Listeners can lay back on the grass or bring a lawn chair of your own and take in this marvelous concert in a amazing setting.
Concert-goers are invited to spend the day enjoying walkable downtown Red Bank and take advantage of the many "Harmonious Happenings" around town. Shop in our unique boutiques, take advantage of special menus at our broad array of restaurants & eateries or grab take-out and create a picnic, and then head over to marine park to enjoy the sounds of the symphony. The concert is free and no tickets are required. Don't miss this amazing event on the banks of the Navesink River!
Alternative inclement weather location:
The Count Basie Theatre
90 Monmouth Street, Red Bank
The Red Bank Business Community is celebrating the New Jersey Symphony with "Harmonious Happenings" all day long. Visit our unique boutiques and specialty shops, take advantage of special menus at our broad array of restaurants and eateries, enjoy Red Bank's beloved cosmopolitan scene with traditional and contemporary galleries, or stroll our walkable downtown and steep yourself in the history of Red Bank.
Below is a sampling of some of the Harmonious Happenings going on in town. Check back for additional opportunities or call your favorite Red Bank business for more information.
Cos Bar - 105 Broad St Suite C
Join Cos Bar for an in-store experience of harmonious fragrances by Kilian, Tom Ford and Creed on your way to and from the symphony.
The Dublin House - 30 Monmouth Street
Experience our symphony of seafood, served over a crisp citrus caesar salad. This melodious medley of seafood includes jumbo shrimp, Maryland crab meat, and lobster tail. The Dublin House is open from 11am to 10pm on Sunday, and the bar is open until 2am (last call at 1:30am).
The Cheese Cave - 14 Monmouth Street
Grab cheese and crackers from The Cheese Cave before heading to Marine Park for a picnic and the glorious harmonies of the symphony. You could also head to Wine Cellar prior, and share a bottle of wine and a cheese sampler with your friends and family at The Cheese Cave. Our charcuterie platter or our Sandwicheeses are also excellent pairings with a glass of wine.
Pinot's Palette - 12 Broad Street
From 12-4pm, Pinto's Palette is offering a self-guided class where guests of all ages can choose from a number of paintings that come with simple instructions, or whatever patrons desire. If someone is lacking inspiration, they will have an artist on staff to help painters along the way! Pinot's Palette is a BYOB and welcomes all food during painting sessions!
Readie's Cafe - 39 Broad Street
Readie's Cafe is offering "A Sandwich Serenade" - any sandwich or tortilla wrap of your choice from their extensive menu, side of potato, macaroni, pasta or cucumber-tomato salad, kosher pickle spear, and paper plate, napkin and utensils for $10.00/person + tax. Orders can be individually wrapped and packed in a bag or set up on a platter (2 person minimum for a "plattered" order). Call 732-741-0450 to order.
The Robinson Ale House - 26 Broad Street
Head to Robinson's Ale House before or after the show and enjoy great drink specials!
Sorella Bella Boutique - 27 Monmouth Street
On Sunday, July 2nd from 12-7 p.m., Sorella Bella will have sweet summer treats and champagne for all to sample and enjoy.
Jimmy Johns - 21 W. Front Street
Enjoy a picnic in the park by Jimmy Johns. Perfectly packed for a picnic on the go, Jimmy John's will be offering a boxed meal to go including choice of sub sandwich, cookie, chips, pickle spear and medium soft beverage for $8 plus tax. Jimmy Johns will be open from 11am - 10pm on July 2nd. This special will be available all day for in store or to go.
Danny's Steakhouse - 11 Bridge Avenue
Danny's will feature a special menu for all Harmonious Happenings attendees. Call ahead for more information, (732) 741-6900.
Nemo Tile - 21 White Street
Stop by Nemo Tile for bubbles and bites! Enjoy champagne and chocolates while perusing their vast selection of tile and more!
The symphony concert is FREE and is presented as a thank you to the community, brought to you by your Red Bank businesses!
Please bring a blanket or lawn chairs as no other seating will be provided.
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Back your bags for the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra's "Road Trip Across the USA, NJSO-style". Travel from Red Bank through the heartland with John Williams' moving score to "Lincoln", to the Wild West with Copland's iconic "Rodeo", and all the way to the Magic Kingdom with favorite music from "Beauty and the Beast". It's fun for the whole family on this memorable musical trip! Here's the full program:
Symphony No 9 in E Minor, "From the New World", Dvorák
"Mardi Gras" from Mississippi Suite, Grofé
"Nimble Feet" from Dances in the Canebrakes, Price
St. Louis Blues March, Miller
Summer Skies, Anderson
The Music Man, Wilson (arr. Hayman)
"Hoe Down" from Rodeo, Copland
Fanfare for the Common Man, Copland
Hooray for Hollywood, Various (arr. Holcombe)
Chicago Medley, Kander (arr. Ricketts)
Beauty and the Beast, Menken (arr. Holcombe)
"The People's House" from Lincoln, Williams
Liberty Fanfare, Williams
Armed Forces Salute, Lowden
Boss: A Tribute to Springsteen, Springsteen (arr. Hersh)
Named "a vital, artistically significant musical organization" by The Wall Street Journal, the NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA embodies that vitality through its statewide presence and critically acclaimed performances, education partnerships and unparalleled access to music and the Orchestra's superb musicians.
The NJSO welcomes new Music Director Xian Zhang in the 2016–17 season. The Orchestra presents classical, pops and family programs, as well as outdoor summer concerts and special events. Embracing its legacy as a statewide orchestra, the NJSO is the resident orchestra of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark and regularly performs at the State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick, Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, Richardson Auditorium in Princeton, Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown and bergenPAC in Englewood. Partnerships with New Jersey arts organizations, universities and civic organizations remain a key element of the Orchestra's statewide identity.