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New Jersey Youth Symphony Concert

November 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

NJYS Livestream concerts

The New Jersey Youth Symphony (NJYS), a program of the Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts, will present a concert on Saturday, November 7 at 2:00 p.m. EST that will be available at a later date for viewing on www.WhartonArts.tv. The livestream of this concert has been cancelled. VIEW THE CONCERT PROGRAM HERE.

The NJYS Clarinet Ensemble, led by Bryan Rudderow, and Youth Symphony Strings under the baton of Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Helen H. Cha-Pyo will perform works by Dvořák, Bloch, Bartók, and Gershwin. The NJYS Youth Orchestra Winds and Strings, respectively, will perform works by Borodin and Gordon Jacob. Guest conductor Dr. Marie Trudeau will conduct Youth Orchestra Winds and guest conductor Warren Cohen will conduct Youth Orchestra Strings.

For more information about the concert, call 908-771-5544.


Dr. Marie Trudeau is a New Jersey-based freelance oboist and pedagogue from Michigan. Ensembles she frequently performs with include Allentown Symphony, Bay Atlantic Symphony, Kennett Symphony, Lancaster Symphony, Garden State Philharmonic, South Florida Symphony, and Reading Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Trudeau participates in a variety of performance styles including touring with il Volo as well as with Amy Grant, touring in China with the Philadelphia Festival Orchestra, off-Broadway musicals, and maintaining residency as the baroque oboist for the Rutgers Baroque Players. She also holds an adjunct position at The Lewis School of Princeton where she teaches music appreciation and directs the choir.

Dr. Trudeau earned her doctorate with a teaching assistantship in Musical Arts at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, where she wrote her dissertation titled “Prokofiev’s Trapeze, Walking the Tightrope between Composing and Culture,” focusing on Prokofiev’s quintet for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola, and double bass. The document was also added to the archives of Columbia University in New York. Previously, she attended the Cleveland Institute of Music for a master’s degree and earned a bachelor’s in music performance at Michigan State University.

She can be heard on a Grammy-nominated jazz album called, “Pictures at an African Exhibition.” Many new works have been written for Dr. Trudeau, including “Differential Moods” by Matt Schoendorff, an oboe and piano piece with influences of Nine Inch Nails, and “Happy Hour” by Phil Popham, a piece for a double reed quartet in which each movement represent a different beverage.


November 7
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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