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Plainfield Symphony Society Party After "Impressions of Ravel" Season Finale Performance

Honoring Peter and Libby Price for their continued support of the Plainfield Symphony.

Cocktails and buffet supper served.

DATE:  Saturday, April 29th immediately following concert (9:30 pm)

LOCATION: 1440 Prospect Avenue in Plainfield

RSVP to and pay at door or pay online at



Plainfield Symphony - The Music Continues for 97th Season

The 97th season of the Plainfield Symphony Orchestra will include several world premieres under the baton of its dynamic conductor Charles Prince. A diverse range of exciting programs will dazzle our concertgoers from Shostakovich to Ravel to Bernstein to Pautza to our talented musicians, themselves.

The season opener on October 8, 2016 was “Shostakovich’s Testament: 10th Symphony” with a program that featured the monumental, Mahlerian-like work—one of tragedy, despair, terror, violence and triumph. The “Linz” Symphony, one of Mozart's five great final symphonies, completed the program.

On November 19, 2016, the annual “Pops” concert was “Sondheim Tonight!” featuring the music of award-winning Broadway legend, composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim with a quartet of well-known musical theater stars: Alexandra Silber, Ron Raines, Kerstin Anderson and Adam Levy. Charlie Harmon, a long-time associate of Leonard Bernstein, had arranged and orchestrated a work based on themes and songs from Bernstein’s musical “On the Town.”The world premiere of On the Town Rhapsody was given with Evelyn Estava as soloist.

The annual free Afternoon Family Concert entitled “Around the World with the PSO” will take place on January 28, 2017 at 3pm. Jazz legend Artie Shaw’s Concerto for Clarinet will feature soloist Janice Coppola and a movement from Edvard Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor will also be performed. A special highlight of the program will be the world premiere of our very own conductor-emeritus, Sabin Pautza’s Oldies and Goodies, a work dedicated to Charles Prince and the Plainfield Symphony Orchestra. Scott Joplin’s The Entertainer will round out the program.

The amazing musical talents of the various sections of the Plainfield Symphony were showcased at the March 11, 2017 concert, “Orchestral Families.” The audience was treated to Dvorak’s Serenade for Winds, Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, Arnold Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4 and the orchestral suite on Spanish themes by Rimsky-Korsakov, Capriccio Espanol, Op. 34.

The thrilling 97th Season will conclude on April 29, 2017 with “Impressions of Ravel”, showcasing France’s celebrated composer. The composer’s orchestral suites Le Tombeau de Couperin, and Daphnis and Chloe as well as the ever-popular Bolero will be performed. In addition, the annual YPCNJ piano medalist winner, Helen Shen, will perform Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21.

Come be a part of this exciting season as the music of the Plainfield Symphony Orchestra continues into its 97th season.

The Plainfield Symphony is New Jersey's oldest community symphony and the third oldest in the country.

Tickets are on sale and can be purchased on the website, Tickets may also be purchased at the concert. For a brochure, please call (908)561-5140. Concerts are held at the Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church located at 716 Watchung Avenue, Plainfield and begin at 7pm.


Registration for Annual FOSH Garage Sale is Open

A note from Shannon of Friends of Sleepy Hollow (FOSH):


Time is flying and there is only three (3) weeks left to register for this year's garage sale which will be held on Sunday, May 21st (RAIN or SHINE).  The registration fee is $25 through Sunday, April 30th.  Registrations received after April 30th will be subject to a $10 late fee with no registrations accepted after Wednesday, May 10th.  Registration forms and fees can be submitted via check/USPS or electronically via PayPal.  For your convenience, a copy of the registration form is attached to this email.  If submitting your registration form and fee via PayPal, please visit our website at and don't forget to include 3-5 categories of sale items so that we can include that information on our map.
Please note:  
  1. Due to timing, we may not be able to include a copy of the registration form in Joe Burris' spring newsletter this year.  If you normally wait for Mr. Burris' newsletter for a copy of our printed registration form, you might miss the registration deadline and be unable to participate.  (NOTE:  YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM HERE.)
  2. For those of you who need a printed copy of our registration form, I've placed a stack of registration forms on the shelves underneath the Community bulletin board at the Plainfield Public Library.
  3. For those of you registering via PayPal, please don't forget to add the categories of items that you'll be selling.  If you submit your registration via PayPal and forget to add this information, you can simply send me an email with that information and I'll be sure to add it to our maps.
  4. If you're planning to participate in this year's sale, please consider working with your neighbors to get as many homeowners as possible from your block/surrounding area to join you.  Clusters of homes participating in the sale tend to attract more shoppers than a "lone wolf".
As a reminder, garage sale proceeds are used to fund scholarships for local Plainfield students, as well as various animal initiatives throughout Plainfield and the surrounding communities, and none of that would be possible without your continued support and participation.  Thank you!  
If you have any questions, please call me at (917) 204-2112.