Greater Newark Violin Ensemble
Naomi Youngstein, ensemble leader
Greater Newark Chamber Orchestra
Henry Kao, conduct
Greater Newark Youth Orchestra
Jeffrey Grogan, conductor
Performing works by Mozart, Verdi, Vivaldi, Stravinsky and more!
Established in 1990, the NJSO's Greater Newark Youth Orchestras give all qualified middle- and high-school students—especially minority youth—the opportunity to study for as many as 21 weeks with NJSO musicians and gain performance experience in an encouraging and motivating environment.
“This has been the best program I have ever been in. I love the people there, the conductor, everyone! The repertoire is excellent!” —Rashad, Greater Newark Youth Orchestra cellist
“[My daughter] definitely practices a lot more and a lot better. I can hear how much she’s grown musically as a result. She’s also developing stronger ensemble skills. She feels a real responsibility to the group to do her best.”
—Marlene, Greater Newark Violin Ensemble parent
"Being in this program helps young kids do things that they didn’t know they could do. The best is that it’s helped build my confidence. I learn a lot, but I have a lot of fun at the same time.”
—Antonio, Greater Newark Chamber Orchestra bassist