The Independence Sinfonia returns to Medford Leas on May 18
APR 25, 2014 10:30 AM BY NEWS STAFF
The Independence Sinfonia, a professional 40-piece chamber orchestra, will present a concert at the Medford Leas auditorium on Sunday afternoon, May 18 at 2:30 p.m. The Sinfonia, conducted by Maestro Jerome Rosen, will play “Hayden’s Symphony Number 13”, “The Drumroll”, and Mozart’s “Clarinet Concerto.” The public is invited and tickets are $10 per person at the door.
The Sinfonia, now in its seventeenth season, draws its members from throughout the Philadelphia and South Jersey area. The orchestra is comprised of talented professional musicians who, united in their love of classical music, volunteer their services to bring great music to the community.
Rosen led the Cleveland Repertoire Orchestra at Boston University and was director of the Oak Park Symphony in Detroit. A violinist, Rosen served as associate concertmaster of the Detroit Symphony and the Boston Symphony, as well as concert master of the Boston Pops. He now lives in Jersey City and views the Independence Sinfonia as his “retirement job.”
The Medford Arts Center, which has sponsored Sinfonia appearances in Medford for the past six years, teamed up with Medford Leas to move the concert to the retirement community’s spacious auditorium.
“The acoustics are excellent and we look forward to playing to an informed and appreciative audience,” says Yole Paterson, a Sinfonia board member who lives in Medford and who organizes the orchestra’s appearances here. “A number of the musicians live in nearby Southern New Jersey towns and are delighted not to have to cross the bridge.”
Medford Leas is located on Route 70 in Medford, New Jersey, a half mile east of the intersection with Route 541. Directions may be obtained from the website, www.medfordleas.org. Concert-goers should follow the signs to event parking.
For more information on the Medford Arts Center and its various programs, please visit www.medfordartscenter.org or call (609) 654-6485.