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Valentine’s-weekend NJSO pops concerts feature song-and-dance standards from Hollywood’s golden age

Valentine’s-weekend NJSO pops concerts feature song-and-dance standards from Hollywood’s golden age

(NEWARK, NJ) -- The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents song-and-dance standards from the golden age of Hollywood musicals in a Valentine’s-weekend pops program, February 10–12 in Red Bank, Newark and New Brunswick. Broadway veterans Joan Hess and Kirby Ward join the Orchestra and guest conductor Gemma New, performing classics inspired by Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Gene Kelly and Eleanor Powell.

Performances take place on Friday, February 10, at 8 pm at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank; Saturday, February 11, at 8 pm at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark and Sunday, February 12, at 3 pm at the State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick. State Theatre New Jersey co-presents the February 12 performance.

Hess and Ward have earned acclaim for their “seemingly limitless gifts” (Gazettes – Long Beach) in their duo orchestral performances. Las Vegas Review-Journal called the pair “prolific,” writing: “Hess and Ward sang and danced their way through a nearly two-hour show and did so flawlessly ... The energy generated on the stage was palpable.”

The Buffalo News writes that Ward “dance[s] like Astaire … His partner, Joan Hess, matched his grace and energy. She might even be a better dancer than Ginger Rogers.”

The NJSO holds a sing-along—one of the Orchestra’s signature NJSO Accent events—of love songs from Broadway, film and beyond beginning one hour before the February 11 and 12 performances. The events are free for ticketholders.

TICKETS

Concert tickets start at $20. Tickets are available from the NJSO online at www.njsymphony.org, by phone at 1.800.ALLEGRO (255.3476) or in person. The NJSO Patron Services office is located at 60 Park Place, 9th floor, in Newark; tickets are available by phone or in person Monday–Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, and concert Saturdays, 11 am to 5 pm.

Tickets for the February 12 performance are also available at the State Theatre New Jersey ticket office online at www.StateTheatreNJ.org, by phone at 732.246.SHOW (7469) or in person. The State Theatre New Jersey ticket office is located at 15 Livingston Ave in New Brunswick—hours are Monday–Friday, 10 am to 6 pm; Saturday, 1 to 5 pm, and at least three hours prior to curtain on performance dates unless otherwise specified.

Full information on the NJSO’s five-concert 2016–17 Pops series is available at www.njsymphony.org/pops.



 

CONCERT PROGRAM

Dancing & Romancing

Friday, February 10, at 8 pm | Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank

Saturday, February 11, at 8 pm | NJPAC in Newark

Sunday, February 12, at 3 pm | State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick

 

Joan Hess, vocalist and dancer

Kirby Ward, vocalist and dancer

Gemma New, conductor

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra



 

NJSO ACCENTS

Designed to inspire audiences, NJSO Accents are pre- or post-concert events that complement the concert experience and provide audience members with more opportunities to personally connect with the music and music makers.



Pre-Concert Festivities—before both performances

Come early and sing favorite love songs from Broadway, the movies and beyond. Free for ticketholders.

Learn more at www.njsymphony.org/accents.



originally published: 2017-01-11 00:00:00


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