We miss you desperately! Please stay tuned for further announcements about our 2021-2022 season.
Please visit our Facebook page where every week we are presenting the "Maestro Minute" with recordings from our past concerts.
Save the date: Saturday, October 23 at 7:30. We are extremely optimistic that we will be able to open our season on that day. Keeping fingers crossed - please stay safe.
MORE SAD NEWS
October 23rd preview
Please join us on Saturday, July 3rd at 7:30 pm in Trenton's Mill Hill Park. CPNJ will be celebrating Independence Day with a program of American and patriotic music! The concert is free to the public! (donations gratefully accepted). Audience members will need to bring their own chairs or blankets.
It is with great sadness that we must announce that one of our long time cellists, Bruce Mikolon, has died of Covid-19. Our hearts are broken.
Covid - 19 has taken the life of another one of our orchestra family members, bassist Bliss Michelson. Many of you will will remember him for his many years as a radio personality on WWFM and WRTI. Bliss was the CPNJ voice that you heard on robo-calls and on occasion announced for us at concerts. His wife, oboist Peggy Wiltrout, had previously succumbed. Our hearts continue to be broken as we get through these difficult times.
The Capital Philharmonic of New Jersey stands unequivocally against racism and oppression. We stand in full solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. At the same time, we recognize that classical symphonic music has too often been regarded as a vehicle of separation between those who are advantaged and those who are oppressed. We affirm today and every day that the stories, bodies, experiences, and contributions of black and brown people matter and have resulted in the expansion of contemporary symphonic repertoire.
We stand with those who continue the fight against racial injustice in our society and are committed to working towards a future where the lives and contributions of persons of color are valued and celebrated. We are committed to the presentation of symphonic works by composers and performers of all races. We have not in the past, nor will we in the future, confine our repertoire to the European canon of classical works.
Instead we will continue to expand our symphonic offering to include a diversity of musical perspectives and origins. Further, we believe that the future of local live symphonic music demands development of a local, multi-racial, diverse audience to appreciate the music we produce. We are committed to engaging our local community as active supporters and members of our audience.