TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Youth Symphony will present the concert “An American Salute: Honoring Our Veterans»Sunday, November 7 at 3 pm at the Patriots Theater at the War Memorial in Trenton. Under the direction of Simon Lipskar and Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Helen H. Cha-Pyo, respectively, the NJYS Youth Orchestra and Youth Symphony will perform works by American composers such as Leonard Bernstein, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Adolphus Hailstork and more.
Discovery Orchestra Artistic Director George Marriner Maull will lead the young musicians in Morton Gould’s “American Salute”, a tour de force based on the folk melody “When Johnny Comes Marching Home”. The concert features Aaron Copland’s “Portrait of Lincoln”, narrated by Diana Solomon-Glover, and ends with an audience singing to “Armed Forces Medley” and “America the Beautiful”. The whole family is invited to enjoy a symphonic tribute to America’s veterans at this season-opening live event.
Tickets are chargeable, but free for all veterans; use promo code VET2021 for free tickets. Tickets can be purchased at https://whartonarts.org/event/american-salute/.