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Summit Foundation Awards $2,500 Grant to NJ Orchestra

The Millburn, Short Hills-based Metropolitan Orchestra of New Jersey will begin its 41st season.

The Board of Trustees of the Summit Area Public Foundation, which provides funds to support work of non-profit agencies in Summit and surrounding communities, has awarded a $2,500 grant to The Metropolitan Orchestra of New Jersey.

After three successful years in Millburn-Short Hills, the Metropolitan Orchestra of New Jersey will begin its 41st season. The orchestra, a full symphonic community ensemble under the direction of Conductor and Artistic Director, Michael Stratechuk, will open its three concert season on December 2, 2012 with an all- Dvořák program. A French program will follow for March 17, 2013, and the generosity of the Summit Area Public Foundation will help support the performance of a family concert, on June 9, 2013, to be aimed at a multi-generational audience.

John W. Cooper, President of the Summit Area Public Foundation, has expressed his pleasure in support for this musical endeavor.  SAPF is a community foundation which strives to enhance its impact on the local community through education, partnerships, and awareness activities.  Many scholarship funds are administered as well.  Visit:  http://sapfnj.org to learn more.

The orchestra’s new rehearsal day, Monday evenings at 7:30 at the George Bauer Community Center in Taylor Park, 100 Main Street, Millburn, will commence on September 10th.  We invite new volunteer players, especially violins, to join us.

The venue for the concert performances on December 2nd and March 17th will be Millburn High School Auditorium. The June 9th concert will be held in the Millburn Middle School Auditorium. All three concerts are on Sundays at 3:00 PM.

 Visit: http://metropolitanorchestra.org for more information

Mike Queener August 27, 2012 at 07:53 PM
There are many new grants for arts and culture posted on Grantwatch.com http://www.grantwatch.com/ Nonprofits may be interested in applying for this grant: Grants to Support New York and New Jersey Non-Profits Deadline: Ongoing Grants totaling $4,000,000 are available for New York and New Jersey non-profits for organizational support, start-up support including first year expenses, and specific project support. LINK: http://www.grantwatch.com/grant/126970/grants+to+support+new+york+and+new+jersey+non+profits.html Best of Luck in finding grants, Mike Queener

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