TOMS RIVER, N.J.
- Aug. 24, 2021
-- The Garden State Philharmonic (GSP) is set to begin their 2021-22 live concert series this fall under the leadership of Music Director and Conductor Diane Wittry. The programs will begin on Sunday, October 3rd
and will feature five symphonic concerts spanning from October 2021 to May 2022. This will be the organization's 65th
season in 66 years and is the first season for the organization since a brief pause due to the pandemic in 2020-21.
Tickets can be purchased on the GSP website (https://gardenstatephilharmonic.org/
and include both single tickets and subscription packages. The performances feature diverse and engaging programs throughout the year. The first concert, "Strike Up the Band
", shows the progression of the Brass Band through various notable eras of the American music tradition. The second concert, "Women in Music
", includes pieces integrating various cultures written by notable composers throughout history who are women, and some current notable living female composers. The third program, "Peter and the Wolf & Music from Around the World
", features the famous Serge Prokofiev story, world music performed by the GSP Woodwind quartet with Percussion, and narrations and vocals performed by Baritone Edward Pleasant. The fourth performance, "Mozart, Beethoven, and More!
", features several string quartets by Mozart and Beethoven, and a world premiere piece by the GSP Composer in Residence, Ben Goldberg, a Toms River, NJ Native. The fifth and final performance is "From Bach to the Beatles
", a program featuring an intersection of pops and classical music to music by The Beatles.
The Garden State Philharmonic (GSP), a professional orchestra based at the Jersey Shore, has been bringing music to the residents of New Jersey for over 65 years. Under the artistic leadership of Conductor Diane Wittry, the GSP has expanded their concert season and is now performing in Essex and Monmouth Counties, as well as Ocean County.
The GSP would like to thank all of our generous sponsors, including Ocean County, NJ and Freeholders, the Ocean County Library Foundation, the Ocean County Cultural and Heritage Commission, Rotem Dental Care, the OceanFirst Foundation, Kiwanis of Greater Toms River, Ocean County College, Design 446, Discover Jersey Arts, Investors Bank, Narcissus Florals, The Rea Charitable Trust, New Jersey State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, The Presser Foundation, South Jersey Cultural Alliance, and ArtPride New Jersey.