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The New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra launched its "Our Musical Heritage" series of concerts at the beginning of the 2005-2006 season and features music from the largest cultural and ethnic communities in New Brunswick, including Latino, Jewish, Hungarian, African-American, and Asian.

Each concert in the series is devoted to the exploration of orchestral music from those cultures and more. The orchestra is uniquely positioned to offer this type of exploratory program as the city of New Brunswick’s only chamber orchestra. Each concert has used the forces of the NBCO, as well as featuring individual artists within the orchestra and the talented artists representing the best of central New Jersey.

 The goals of this concert series are threefold. 
The first is to afford the members of these various cultures the opportunity to experience a less familiar, yet important, aspect of their own culture. 
The second goal is to explore the relationship and impact of this music on traditional western classical music. 
A final and perhaps most important goal is to bring in this rarely heard music to our own traditional audience and extend their appreciation of the more formal, classical aspects of these cultures. 
As we have progressed through the Our Musical Heritage series, we have become aware of how important it is to build and connect with new audiences from every constituency represented in the Hub City’s multicultural and international community. It is our intention that this series will become a signature feature of our orchestra in future years, as we continue our mission to bring live classical music making to all the citizens of the greater New Brunswick region.
Concert I:
‘Music of the Americas’  October 1, 2005, Kirkpatrick Chapel, Rutgers University, New Brunswick Carlos Chávez: Sarabanda para cuerdas   Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring    Heitor Villa-Lobos: String Quartet No. 3 with Cheng Chi Kevin Tsai, Michael Szeles, Hui Fang Hsu, Ole Eirik Ree, quartet

Concert II:

‘Music of the Jewish Tradition.’ April 30, 2006, Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple, New Brunswick  Ben Steinberg: Kol Shabbat; Eilu D’varim  Ernest Bloch: Concerto Grosso No. 1 with Makhelat Anshe Emeth; Barbara Fisherman and Cantor Anna West Ott, sopranos; Chan Ngat Chau, cello

Concert III:

‘Music of the African-American Tradition’ October 14, 2006, Christ Church, New Brunswick             George Theophilus Walker: Lyric for Strings   William Grant Still: Songs of Separation, Summerland  Duke Ellington: Come Sunday  Adolphus Hailstork: As Falling Leaves  J.Weldon Johnson: Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing with Beverly Owens, soprano; Mark Trautman, piano; Jill Crawford, flute; Marjorie Selden, viola; Elaine Christy, harp


"Music of Hungary" 

Leo Weiner:  Divertimenti Nos. 1 and 2
Béla Bartók:  Romanian Dances
and music by Franz Lehar and Zoltán Kodály

Hungarian American Athletic Club
233 Somerset Street, New Brunswick

Co-sponsored by the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission, and the New Jersey Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.







String Trio in g minor, Op.6


Leó Weiner (April 16, 1885-1960)

Born in Budapest, Hungary 



Franz Lehar

Franz Lehár

April 30, 1870- October 24, 1948






BELA BARTOK  (1881 - 1945)


to everyone."

 Zoltan Kodály



  (2001 Richards-Fowkes organ at Christ Church, New Brunswick, NJ)


The orchestra presents many concerts in the historic Christ Church in New Brunswick. This beautiful church, established in 1742, is home to a Richards-Fowkes and Company organ built in the baroque style.