Hanover Wind Symphony to perform in Morristown, Oct. 25, to start 30th concert season for church

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Hanover Wind Symphony 2014

Abendmusik, the concert series sponsored by Music@MUMC, begins its  30th anniversary season with a concert on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at 7:30 pm featuring The Hanover Wind Symphony, under the direction of Matthew J. Patterno, conductor.  

The concert is entitled New Horizons.  There is a suggested donation of $20 for adults and $15 for senior citizens.  Advance tickets are available ($17 adults/$12 seniors) by telephoning the church office 973-538-2132.  Students with ID are admitted Free. 

The concert will be presented at Morristown United Methodist Church, 50 Park Place (on the Green).  Our facilities are handicapped accessible.  A reception will follow the concert. 

This is also the 30th anniversary for the Hanover Wind Symphony.  One of only a handful of outstanding community-based adult wind bands in New Jersey, the renowned Hanover Wind Symphony delights audiences of all ages by giving a contemporary twist to traditional favorites.

The symphonic band, made up exclusively of woodwind, brass and percussion instruments, embraces as its mission bringing “Music to People and People to Music.” An all-volunteer, nonprofit organization, the symphony presents an array of engaging concerts throughout the year, many of them free of charge.

Roughly half the HWS members have been in the symphony for 15 years or more, with five of the founding members still active.  HWS members are your neighbors–volunteers whose passion for music enriches the cultural fabric of the community with the thrill of live wind band performances.

As a non-profit organization, our mission is to bring “music to people and people to music” with the magic of live performances.

All the Abendmusik concerts begin with a performance by a “Rising Star.”  This Saturday evening’s performance will feature 16-year old Isis Zhang, clarinetist.  She is concert master of the New Jersey Youth Orchestra and studies with Dimitry Chernavsky.  She will be accompanied by pianist Yuly Verbitsky.

Funding has been made possible in part by funds from Morris Arts through the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

For further information: 973-538-2132 or www.morristownumc.com.

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