FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 19, 2008

CONTACT: Seb D’Elia, 908-527-4419
Tom Plante, 908-527-4746

Media Advisory

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra to Perform Free Concert at Echo Lake Park, July 2

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will present a free concert by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Echo Lake Park on Wednesday, July 2, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The concert will feature patriotic and nostalgic favorites by Leroy Anderson, Harold Arlen, Aaron Copland, George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, John Philip Sousa and other composers. This all-American salute to summer, conducted by Jeffrey Grogan, is part of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s annual parks series, which is sponsored by Pfizer, the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, and the Star-Ledger.

The performance will be held at the Springfield Avenue end of Echo Lake Park in Mountainside. Lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets are encouraged. Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que will have a food concession, along with an ice cream and snack vendor, which will be available at approximately 6:30 p.m.

The Union County information van will be at the concert site, along with representatives from the Union County Bureau of Mosquito Control, to answer questions and offer information about interesting programs available to Union County residents.

In case of rain, the NJSO concert will be held at the air-conditioned auditorium at Cranford High School, on West End Place off Springfield Avenue in Cranford at 7:30 p.m.

For more information about this performance or a schedule of the other free concerts at Echo Lake Park during the summer, call the Union County Department of Parks and Community Renewal at (908) 527-4900 or visit the Union County web site: www.ucnj.org/parks/summerarts.html.