ANGELO ORLANDO, Jr.
'EVOLUTION: FROM JAZZ to CLASSICAL'
Born in Newark, Angelo has been a resident of Edison for 36 years with his wife Helen. His extensive community work includes serving as a member of the Board of Trustees for St. Peter's Medical Center, as well as being a member of the St. Peter's foundation, Middlesex County Chapter of the American Red Cross, American Cancer Society, and President of the Edison City Council.
Angelo has a great love for music and is thought of as, "An aficionado of opera and jazz." Since his teens he has gathered an extensive collection of recordings and in the late 1950s he frequented Jazz clubs and attended the Newport Jazz Festivals where he saw and met such greats as Duke Ellington and Miles Davis.
In 2000, Angelo co-founded the Edison Symphony Orchestra with Conductor Judith Morse. He has conducted the Symphony and produced and directed numerous shows. He is the President of the Edison Art Society.