The celebrated Hanover Wind Symphony (HWS) will dazzle their audience with “Musical Gems,” a free concert of extraordinary music to be held October 23 at 7:00 pm. The concert will be given at Memorial Junior School, 61 Highland Avenue in Whippany, New Jersey.
Music Director Matthew Paterno remarked, “Our ‘Musical Gems’ concert gives our players and our audience a chance to hear some brilliant pieces that are truly ‘gems’ of the past. It also allows all of us to hear some new works, which, like gems, must be discovered to appreciate their purity and refinement.”
During the concert, Evelyn Tomaro of Chatham, winner of the 2019 HWS senior music camp scholarship, will perform a solo in “Variations for Oboe and Wind Ensemble on a Theme of Michael Glinka.” Evelyn, a junior at Chatham High School, plays oboe, English horn, piano, flute and clarinet. She has been a member of the New York Youth Symphony, New Jersey Youth Symphony, Kean University Wind Ensemble, Chatham High School Marching Band and Jazz Band. She has also performed three times at New York’s Carnegie Hall in piano competitions.
The Hanover Wind Symphony is a unique extension of the great American tradition of adult music performance. One of only a handful of outstanding community-based adult wind bands in New Jersey, for over 30 years it has delighted audiences of all ages by giving a contemporary twist to traditional favorites. The large orchestra made up exclusively of woodwind, brass and percussion instruments, is committed to mentoring the next generation of wind musicians. For further information about the non-profit Hanover Wind Symphony, including dates of upcoming performances, visit www.hanoverwinds.org.