Music Lovers to Enjoy Broadway Hits and Opera Favorites July 1 in Marine Park
RED BANK, NJ - June 12, 2018 - 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, July 1 to perform Broadway hits and rousing opera overtures during the 2nd annual Sunday in the Park... with the Symphony. This event is free and open to the public.
The special concert is organized by Red Bank RiverCenter (RiverCenter) and the downtown business community with the assistance of presenting sponsor Riverview Medical Center, and sponsors Juanitos Red Bank and OceanFirst Bank.
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. Concertgoers can enjoy classics like Crazy for You and catch a glimpse of a shooting star during Rossini’s fiery William Tell overture. Film aficionados may even hear a familiar tune from a galaxy far, far away. For guests of all ages, Sunday in the Park... with the Symphony promises to be an enjoyable summer’s evening that celebrates the fun and familiar in Red Bank’s picturesque riverfront park.
“After the great success of last year’s event, we are overjoyed to welcome the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra back to Marine Park,” commented James Scavone, executive director of Red Bank RiverCenter. “This free family-friendly event is really something the entire community can sit back and enjoy.”
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.