Northern NJ Youth Orchestra TONIGHT

Tonight is the final concert of year 21 for the Northern New Jersey Youth Orchestra. The first portion will showcase the Suzuki violin students who have been taking lessons through the district and Adult School. The Ravina group is as good as any college orchestra. (Proud mama speaking about The Boy)

2015 Spring Concert*
Saturday May 2 @ 7PM Admission $10 Children under 12 are free. Location: South Orange Middle School 70 N Ridgewood Rd. South Orange, NJ 07079

Todd Van Beveren Conductor Symphony and Artistic Director for the Northern New Jersey Youth Orchestra is the founder of the Northern New Jersey Youth Orchestra. He is the director of strings at Columbia High School in Maplewood NJ as well as being the conductor of the Ridgewood Festival Strings Orchestra. Mr. Van Beveren has served as the performance chair for the NJ All State Orchestra and served as conductor for the NJIO. He was a student of Beverly Somach and Oscar Ravina, and the conducting student of Thomas Carlo Bo. He served for many years as the principal violist in the Montclair Chamber Ensemble and conducted the group in their last two performances. He has served as concertmaster for the Crescent Choral Society where he was the featured soloist for the Faure Requiem.

ETA: Terrence Thornhill was not able to attend to conduct tonight's concert due to a scheduling conflict. He was the one responsible for the Varsity (intermediate level) group who played a version of the William Tell Overture.

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