Red Bank RiverCenter Announces Annual Sunday in the Park Event with The NJ Symphony
Music Lovers to Enjoy Free Concert June 30 in Marine Park
RED BANK, NJ – June 3, 2019 - The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO) will be returning to Marine Park on the banks of the Navesink River at 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 30. This event is free and open to the public.
Concertgoers will celebrate the diversity of the Americas and explore the continents with concert, theater and dance music from Leonard Bernstein, José Pablo Moncayo, Astor Piazzolla, Florence Price, Duke Ellington and George Gershwin. Hear hits from “West Side Story” and “Porgy and Bess,” travel to Mexico with Arturo Márquez’s “Conga del Fuego Nuevo,” and experience patriotic favorites along with Copland’s classic “Hoe Down” from “Rodeo.”
The special concert is organized by Red Bank RiverCenter and the downtown business community with the assistance of presenting sponsor Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center.
Attendees who arrive early will be treated to a favorite local music group, Kul d’Sack, who will be playing in Marine Park from 6 to 7:45 p.m. As the sun sets on the banks of the Navesink, the entire community is invited to bring lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy a lovely evening filled with music and dancing in Marine Park.
“Sunday in the Park has quickly become a Red Bank tradition and the kick-off to Independence Week celebrations,” said James Scavone, Executive Director of Red Bank River Center. “We are so pleased the NJ Symphony saves the best for last and closes out its summer park concert series at Marine Park.”
This one-of-a-kind musical performance provides patrons with the opportunity to experience the harmonies of the NJSO with breathtaking views of the Navesink River as the backdrop. Those with maritime vessels are encouraged to take advantage of the show’s proximity to the river and listen from the water.
Whether coming to town early or staying for an after-show stroll, patrons are encouraged to take advantage of Red Bank’s walkable Downtown district. Guests can shop the town’s array of boutique retailers, indulge in a sit-down dinner or get an order to-go to bring with them to the sunset performance. This unforgettable musical delight promises to be fun for the entire family. A complete list of restaurants, eateries and shops can be found at www.RedBank.org.
In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held at Red Bank Regional High School, 101 Ridge Rd., Little Silver, NJ and details will be posted at www.RedBank.org. For more event information and details about parking and mass transit, please visit www.RedBank.org.
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About Red Bank RiverCenter
Red Bank RiverCenter is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization established in 1991 by an alliance of local businesses, property owners, residents, and other stakeholders to enhance and promote Red Bank’s downtown district as a mid-Atlantic destination for dining, shopping, and culture. Red Bank RiverCenter helms the city’s Special Improvement District to promote Red Bank businesses through special promotions. RiverCenter also supports the business community through recruiting new businesses to fill commercial vacancies and helps them navigate the various start-up procedures in town. For more information, please visit: https://www.redbank.org/rivercenter/
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
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.
Music Director Xian Zhang—a “dynamic podium presence” The New York Times has praised for her “technical abilities, musicianship and maturity”—continues her acclaimed leadership of the NJSO. 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 State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick, Count Basie Center for the Arts 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.
In addition to its lauded artistic programming, the NJSO presents a suite of education and community engagement programs that promote meaningful, lifelong engagement with live music. Programs include school-time Concerts for Young People; NJSO Youth Orchestras family of student ensembles, led by José Luis Domínguez; and El Sistema-inspired NJSO CHAMPS (Character, Achievement and Music Project). NJSO musicians annually perform original chamber music programs at community events in a variety of settings statewide through the NJSO Community Partners Program.
For more information about the NJSO, visit njsymphony.org or email [email protected] Tickets are available for purchase by phone at 1.800.ALLEGRO (255.3476) or on the Orchestra’s website.
The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s programs are made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, along with many other foundations, corporations and individual donors.
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