The Stone Soup Symphony was invited back by Mayor Blanco and the city of Passaic to kick off the summer, with the city's concert series.

Warm temperatures, low humidity, enthusiastic crowds and Stone Soup Symphony’s musicians teamed up with last night’s gentle breezes for Passaic’s first summer of 2012, Concert in the Park. Audience members enjoyed Classical, Pop and Patriotic tunes from the Symphony, directed by Ed Meisner. Goosebumps covered everyone during the Symphony’s final numbers – America the Beautiful, and Stars and Stripes Forever. At the end of the concert, ‘Thank yous’ abounded as children (of all ages) were welcomed on the stage for a ‘show and tell’ instrument session.

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Concert Thursday June 28th, 7pm in Veterans' Memorial Park in Passaic NJ.
There's nothing better than great music on a warm evening. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket for the whole family.

3rd Ward Memorial Park, Passaic NJ. See map below for directions. Give yourself an hour+ from Hackettstown
When: Thursday June 28th, 7:00pm concert. Musicians please arrive by 6:30.
Admission: Free!
Attire: Black lowers & White tops for our musicians. Audience, come as you are.

Unfortunately, outdoor concerts can be difficult to record cleanly and this one was no exception. For that reason, we have posted recordings from our dress rehearsal the night before so that there's a solid record of what we played.
We encourage you to give them a listen.

Star Spangled Banner - from the show

A Festival Prelude - Alfred Reed - from the show
A Festival Prelude - Alfred Reed - dress rehearsal

Marche Slav - Tchaikovsky - from the show
Marche Slav - Tchaikovsky - dress rehearsal

Pirates of the Caribbean - from the show
Pirates of the Caribbean - dress rehearsal

Symphony Fantastique (4th movement) - Berlioz - from the show
Symphony Fantastique (4th movement) - Berlioz - dress rehearsal

Hoedown - Aaron Copland

Die Fledermaus - Strauss - from the show
Die Fledermaus - Strauss - dress rehearsal

Antonin Dvorak's 9th Symphony, "From the New World" (4th movement)

America the Beautiful / Stars & Stripes Forever - from the concert
America the Beautiful / Stars & Stripes Forever - dress rehearsal