Welcome to the PSNJ’s brand new website! One of the site’s new additions is this Blog, where I’ll be checking in with behind-the-scenes looks into my time as Music Director, as well as the inner workings of the orchestra. From time to time, I’ll invite players around the orchestra to join the discussion with their own blog posts, and I hope you will add this page to your Bookmarks, and be a part of the conversation.
Today is July 4th, and while we’re all enjoying BBQs with family and friends, looking up at exciting fireworks displays, and hopefully staying cool, I can’t help but think about the new beginning that July 4th marked for the United States. Our 2012-2013 season is all about new beginnings. I’m thrilled to take the torch hand-off from Phil Travaline (Can you tell I’ve been watching the Olympic qualifiers?!), and can’t wait to start working with this great orchestra again after the summer break. We’ve got great things in store for this season, and talks are already underway for the next few seasons to come. I hope you’ll join us as a Subscriber. Better yet! I hope you’ll bring a subscription brochure over to your friends and neighbors, and invite them to subscribe with you. From Mahler to Star Wars (and just about everything in between), 2012-2013 is going to be an exciting journey for the Philharmonic of Southern New Jersey, and you don’t want to miss out.
Our orchestra is a great community, and one that is comprised of talented people with very diverse backgrounds. Many of our players, in addition to being virtuosos on their instruments, have successful careers in the arts, business, medicine, and more. It’s a big part of what makes PSNJ so special. I can’t close this first blog post without thanking one of our violinists, Jennifer Lusch, who spends her days as a busy web designer, for this dazzling website overhaul. Bravo!
I look forward to meeting you, and to getting to know this great community. Happy Summer!