2012 Season Opening Concert

Season-Opening-Concert-2012Saturday, October 27, 2012 – 7:30pm

Let the celebrations begin! Sinfonietta Nova is five years old this season, and in celebration of this musical landmark, we will premiere a newly commissioned piece plus feature some of the world’s most beloved themes and variations.

Our first concert of the season will include a varied collection of works by Rossini, Haydn, and Brahms. The audience also will be treated to Variations on a Korean Folk Song by John Barnes Chance. Chance was captivated by a folk song he heard while serving in the US Army in Korea in the late 1950s, and his composition won the American Bandmasters Association coveted Oswald Award.

The “surprise” of the opening concert is a birthday gift: Open Music (2012), a newly commissioned work by New Jersey composer Edgar Girtain.



Girtain – Open Music (2012)
       A commissioned work to celebrate Sinfonietta Nova’s 5th Season
Rossini – Variations for Clarinet and Small Orchestra
       Joseph D’Auguste, Clarinet
Haydn – Symphony 94, “Surprise”
Chance – Variations on a Korean Folk Song
Brahms – Variations on a Theme of Haydn



Purchased tickets cannot be refunded. If you are unable to use your tickets, you may donate them as a tax-deductible contribution. You can make this tax-deductible donation anytime up to two hours before the concert by sending us an email at tickets@sinfoniettanova.org. Of course, we hope you will attend, but if you cannot, your donation will be gratefully accepted.


Prince of Peace Lutheran Church