NJ Youth Symphony Concert to perform Jan. 27 at UCPAC

RAHWAY — The Youth Symphony of New Jersey Youth Symphony will perform its winter concert on Monday, Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m. at Union County Performing Arts Center located at 1601 Irving St. in Rahway. The concert is open to the public. Tickets can be purchased at the Union County Performing Arts Center box office prior to the concert for $20 adults and $15 for students and seniors.

Youth Orchestra, under the direction of Simon Lipskar, will perform pieces by Beethoven, Hovhannes, and Rimsky-Korsakov. Joining the Youth Orchestra on the program are musicians from NJYS Percussion Ensemble directed by Kenneth Piascik. The Percussion Ensemble will perform “Take That” by William Albright.

New Jersey Youth Symphony is the orchestral and ensemble division of Wharton Music Center, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. New Jersey Youth Symphony is located at 570 Central Ave. in New Providence. NJYS, one of the foremost youth orchestras in the state, has eleven orchestras and ensembles for which auditions are held annually. NJYS’s premier orchestra, Youth Symphony, has performed in internationally-renowned concert halls such as Carnegie Hall in New York City and Musikverein in Vienna.

Wharton Music Center, located at 60 Locust Ave. in Berkeley Heights, provides music, theater, and dance instruction, educational programs, and performances for children, teens, and adults. In addition to instruction in all instruments and voice, WMC offers classes in musical theatre, drama, choral music, vocal music, music theory, audio recording, early childhood music, and music for children with special needs. Offering a range of musical genres including classical, rock, jazz, and blues, WMC is one of New Jersey’s largest independent non-profit community performing arts centers serving students in Union, Morris, Essex, Somerset, Middlesex, and surrounding counties.