The members of the New Jersey Youth Symphony are gearing up for another season of musical magic and anticipation is already abounding. These talented young performers from all throughout the Garden State have been working tirelessly to put together this season’s performances, and now they’re finally ready to share their hard work with you! Now the NJYS is kicking off their 45th season right here in the Capital City, and you’re invited to be part of the fun.

On Saturday, October 28th, you and your family are invited to join the New Jersey Youth Symphony for their very first performance of the 2023-2024 season. This grand evening will feature performances by the New Jersey Youth Symphony and Youth Orchestra, offering some of our state’s most talented young performers the opportunity to shine. The festivities will begin at 7:00pm at Trenton’s own Patriots Theater at the War Memorial, located at 1 Memorial Dr, Trenton, NJ 08608. With their 45th season promising to be the NJYS’s very best yet, you won’t want to miss the chance to be a part of the opening celebrations.

This performance will feature works by Louise Farrenc, Jennifer Higdon, Giacomo Puccini, Ottorino Respighi, Jean Sibelius, and Dmitri Shostakovich. Performances will be led by Helen H. Cha-Pyo, Conductor for the New Jersey Youth Symphony, and Simon Lipskar, Conductor of the New Jersey Youth Orchestra. If you are interested in attending, tickets can be purchased online here: Tickets – NJYS. Tickets are available at $20 for adults, with $15 available for students and seniors.

The New Jersey Youth Symphony is an opportunity for aspiring musicians in grades 3rd through 12th to hone their music excellence at a young age. As a participating student, members of the NJYS will have the chance to access additional orchestral and jazz music education. Far beyond a musical education program, however, the New Jersey Youth Symphony offers students the chance to connect with peers and gain experience which will serve them far into the future of their musical careers. Once students have successfully auditioned, they’ll have the chance to perform with a number of ensembles, including string orchestras, full symphony orchestras, jazz orchestra, big band, wind, and percussion ensembles. If you’d like to read more about the NJYS’s 2023-2024 season, additional details can be found here: NJYS – Home.

This event is hosted at Patriots Theater, an intimate performance venue located right in Downtown Trenton. Originally constructed in 1932 as a “a great community center” dedicated to the memory of Mercer County’s soldiers and sailers who made the ultimate sacrifice during World War I. Since then, this space has been utilized for countless events and performances, making the venue a stand-out destination for live entertainment in the Capital City. If you’d like to read more about Patriots Theater and all the exciting events coming up this season, please visit their website, linked here: Patriots Theater – Home.

If you have any questions regarding the New Jersey Youth Symphony, please contact the NJYS team at or (908) 771-5544 for additional details. New Jersey’s talented team of top young performers are ready to get their season started, now all they need is you!

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