Here is a free cultural event in Hoboken with a view of New York city and a quality orchestra. This program was created several years ago by the current Mayor Dawn Zimmer. This year’s selection has a variety of composers from different periods and is similar to a Boston Pops concert….
Mayor Dawn Zimmer and the City of Hoboken proudly present
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
PIER A PARK IN HOBOKEN
Free – No tickets required
Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 7:30pm
Bring a blanket or low back chair and a picnic
Take a seat on the lawn of Pier A Park where Music Director Jacques Lacombe leads the Orchestra in a concert of light classics and popular favorites—with a patriotic flair. As night falls, the New York City skyline lights up and is reflected in the Hudson River, making this a very unique and romantic summer symphony concert destination.
The Orchestra performs selections from Bizet’s Carmen, Copland’s Rodeo and Bernstein’s West Side Story, alongside favorite tunes from Gershwin and movie classics like John Williams’ Raiders March. Patriotic tributes include “America the Beautiful” and Sousa’s “The Stars and Stripes Forever,” and the Orchestra honors servicemen and women with the moving Armed Forces Salute.
Jacques Lacombe is the Conductor.
- KEY – The Star-Spangled Banner
- SUPPÉ – Light Cavalry Overture
- FALLA - Spanish Dance No. 1 from La vida breve
- BIZET – Carmen
- “Song of the Toreador” from Suite No. 2
- “Aragonaise” from Suite No. 1
- “Les Toréadors” from Suite No. 1
- COPLAND – “Hoe Down” from Rodeo
- MONCAYO – Huapango
- BERNSTEIN/MASON – West Side Story Selections
- WILLIAMS – Raiders March
- BERLIN/HEALY – “God Bless America”
- ARLEN - “Over the Rainbow”
- GERSHWIN – Girl Crazy Overture
- ALFORD – Colonel Bogey’s March
- LOWDEN – Armed Forces Salute
- DRAGON – “America the Beautiful”
- SOUSA - “The Stars and Stripes Forever”