South Jersey Area Wind Ensemble “Synergy” Concert
The South Jersey Area Wind Ensemble will present its 16th anniversary spring concert, “Synergy,” at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 16, 2012 at the Performing Arts Center of the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. “Synergy” is not just the name of one of the pieces that will be performed, but describes the concert overall – an exciting and dynamic interaction in which the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. As the name suggests, the resulting concert will be one to remember, with pieces such as the “1812 Overture,” “Synergy Rising,” “America the Beautiful,” and others. Waretown resident, Jessica Whelan, a senior dance major at Montclair State University, will perform the part of Scheherazade in Rimsky-Korsakov’s piece retelling the story of “One Thousand and One Nights.”
The 65-member group, comprised of the area’s top professional musicians, music educators and other highly accomplished musicians, is one of only 41 community bands out of thousands across the United States to have won the John Philip Sousa Foundation’s Sudler Silver Scroll Award. This prestigious award, in its 25th year, goes to the very best community bands that have demonstrated excellence in musical performance.
The ensemble has a strong commitment to ensuring that the love of music is passed on to future generations. Its members have worked closely with South Jersey’s finest student musicians, and almost 50 students representing 12 area high schools and the Richard Stockton College of NJ have been selected to join them on stage to play “side-by-side” for the second half of the concert.
The concert is sponsored in part by The Ocean City Home Bank and the Atlantic County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs. Concert admission is $10. To order tickets, click on: http://intraweb.stockton.edu/pac/shopexd.asp?id=565 or call (609) 652-9000. Find more information at http://www.sjawe.com/ or call (609) 402-5575. Information is available to highlight specific student performers and adult musicians from Atlantic, Ocean and Gloucester Counties, by calling Karen Poorman, at (609) 402-5575