NJSO with DreamPlay Films
NJSO Everywhere: Cinematic Performances in Outdoor Spaces
Collaboration releases online episodes through April 2021
o March 17: Brass ensembles perform on the boardwalk and beach in Seaside Heights
o March 31: String quartet on the Hoboken waterfront
o April 21: Septet at Van Vleck House & Gardens in Montclair
- Series premiere available now
Violinist David Southorn performing Jessie Montgomery work on roof of Newark’s One Theater Square
Directed by Yuri Alves
“We are so delighted to showcase some of New Jersey’s most beautiful spaces through NJSO Everywhere…..” “It was fitting to open this series with Princeton composer Jessie Montgomery’s brilliant violin rhapsody”……”The NJSO takes great pride in being New Jersey’s state orchestra, and we are thrilled to partner with Newark’s own DreamPlay Films, which has captured these performances with stunning cinematography.”- Gabriel van Aalst, NJSO – President & CEO
“These works reveal how these outstanding music performances can both transform and be transformed by environmental and filmic elements beyond the stage, while in this case, also inspiring Jersey lovers old and new.” “I love that we keep setting the bar higher and higher with the NJSO.”- Igor Alves, DreamPlay Films CEO and series producer.
The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO) with DreamPlay Films announce new release dates for future episodes of NJSO Everywhere, to premiere online through April.
NJSO musicians give solo and chamber performances outdoors in iconic New Jersey locations in this cinematic series presented by the NJSO and DreamPlay Films, part of Newark-based DreamPlay Media. Award-winning, Newark-raised filmmaker Yuri Alves directs.
March 17: The episode features NJSO brass ensembles at the Jersey Shore, filmed on the boardwalk and beach at Seaside Heights. Trumpeter Michael Baker joins NJSO hornist Lawrence DiBello and trombonist Vernon Post for the first movement of Poulenc’s Sonata for Horn, Trumpet and Trombone. Baker, Post and NJSO hornist Andrea Menousek perform Sousa’s ‘The Washington Post.’
March 31: An NJSO quartet performs the “Lyric for Strings” by the late New Jersey composer George Walker at Hoboken’s Pier C Park. The quartet features violinists Bryan Hernandez-Luch and Ming Yang, violist Brett Deubner and cellist Laura Andrade, the NJSO Colton Fellow.
April 21: A chamber ensemble performs the first movement of Beethoven’s Septet at Van Vleck House & Gardens in Montclair. The septet features Concertmaster Eric Wyrick, violist David Blinn, Assistant Principal Cello Na-Young Baek, Assistant Principal Bass Alexander Bickard, clarinetist Andrew Lamy, Principal Bassoon Robert Wagner and hornist Lawrence DiBello.
The series premiere is available now at njsymphony.org/everywhere. Assistant Concertmaster David Southorn performs Rhapsody No. 1 for Solo Violin by Princeton resident Jessie Montgomery—filmed with the RED Cinema Camera on the roof of Newark’s One Theater Square.
“I hope the audience will be impressed by this beautiful blending of incredible music and performers with iconic locations and powerful visuals,” says filmmaker Yuri Alves, who directed the series.
All NJSO Everywhere performances air at 7:30 pm on the NJSO’s YouTube and social media channels and at njsymphony.org/everywhere.
NJSO Everywhere is part of NJSO Virtual 20–21, the Orchestra’s digital season. For more information, visit njsymphony.org/virtual.
FROM ONE THEATER SQUARE IN NEWARK
Wed, Dec 2, 2020 at 7:30 pm
NJSO Assistant Concertmaster David Southorn performs Rhapsody No. 1 for Solo Violin by Princeton resident Jessie Montgomery.
FROM THE JERSEY SHORE
Wed, Mar 17, at 7:30 pm
NJSO brass ensembles perform Poulenc’s Sonata for Horn, Trumpet and Trombone and Sousa’s ‘The Washington Post’ at the Jersey Shore, filmed on the boardwalk and beach at Seaside Heights.
Featuring NJSO hornists Andrea Menousek and Lawrence DiBello and trombonist Vernon Post with trumpeter Michael Baker.
FROM PIER C PARK IN HOBOKEN
Wed, Mar 31, at 7:30 pm
A quartet performs the ‘Lyric for Strings’ by the late New Jersey composer George Walker on the Hoboken waterfront.
Featuring violinists Bryan Hernandez-Luch and Ming Yang, violist Brett Deubner and cellist Laura Andrade, the NJSO Colton Fellow.
FROM VAN VLECK HOUSE & GARDENS IN MONTCLAIR
Wed, Apr 21, at 7:30 pm
An NJSO chamber ensemble performs the first movement of Beethoven’s Septet at Van Vleck House & Gardens in Montclair. Featuring Concertmaster Eric Wyrick, violist David Blinn, Assistant Principal Cello Na-Young Baek, Assistant Principal Bass Alexander Bickard, clarinetist Andrew Lamy, Principal Bassoon Robert Wagner and hornist Lawrence DiBello.
Filmmaker Yuri Alves, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to Portuguese parents, and raised in Newark, New Jersey has written and directed films, primetime television programs and commercial projects in the US and Europe. For more, visit yurialves.com | Instagram: @yurialvescinema.
DreamPlay Films develops and produces narrative and documentary films, television programming and more. DreamPlay Films is a division of DreamPlay Media, an original and creative media company, based in Newark, NJ. To learn more, visit dreamplayfilms.com | dreamplaymedia.com.
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 her “technical abilities, musicianship and maturity”—continues her acclaimed leadership of the NJSO.
The Orchestra’s online hub for free NJSO Virtual 20–21 content is njsymphony.org/virtual.
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THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY: VIRTUALLY REVISITED
By Mabel Pais
(Photo N 2 here )
TONY AWARD WINNER KELLI O’HARA AND STEVEN PASQUALE
JOIN HUNTER FOSTER, CAITLIN KINNUNEN, DEREK KLENA
FROM THE ORIGINAL BROADWAY MUSICAL
“THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY”
FOR A REUNION WITH JASON ROBERT BROWN,
MARSHA NORMAN AND BARLETT SHER
TO BENEFIT THE ACTORS FUND
HOSTED BY NEW JERSEY’S JESSE WALKER
LIVE STREAMING EVENT
ONE NIGHT ONLY!
MONDAY, MARCH 15, 2021 AT 8:00PM
Long awaited reunion! New Jersey’s Jesse Walker, host of the online celebrity show “The Jesse Walker Show,” celebrates the show’s 20th season with a special event reuniting some of the cast and creative team from 2014 Broadway musical “The Bridges of Madison County” that include cast members Tony Award winner Kelli O’Hara, Steven Pasquale, Hunter Foster, Caitlin Kinnunen, Derek Klena, and creative team Jason Robert Brown (music & lyrics), Marsha Norman (book) and Barlett Sher (director) to help raise funds for The Actors Fund. The 2-hour panel will live stream for a one-night only event on Monday, March 15, 2021 at 8:00PM EST / 5:00PM PST. All donations and proceeds from the event will go to benefit The Actors Fund.
Watch via live stream on all “The Jesse Walker Show” social media pages:
Jesse Walker, named “Talk Show Host with Tenacity” by New Jersey’s Bergen Record in 2005, has been producing, directing, choreographing, and acting in his own plays, as well as other revivals, since he was 15-years old. Walker runs his own theater group and puts on plays locally around his neighborhood almost every year. Awards: The New Jersey Governor’s Award for being the first handicapped person to have his own celebrity talk show.
The Actors Fund
The Actors Fund, founded in 1882, serves all professionals—and not just actors—in film, theater, television, music, opera, radio and dance through programs that address our community’s unique and essential needs. To learn more, visit actorsfund.org.
(Mabel Pais writes on The Arts and Entertainment, Social Issues, Spirituality, and Health & Wellness)