Audience members have a delightful opportunity awaiting them as they hear the melodious sounds of famous musicians this July when the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts presents its 19th. Summer Symphony Orchestra Concert. The event will take place at Zion Lutheran Church, 559 Raritan Road, Clark, on Thursday, July 26, 2018, at 7:30 pm.

          Commenting on this year’s orchestra, Director Janet Lyman remarked that “This music is from great masterworks of Beethoven, Bizet and Bach, with an added twist the song “Chopstix.”  The Summer Symphony is sounding very beautiful.”

          The program will include Edgemont Overture, 1st Movement of the Pastoral Symphony and Ode to Joy by Ludwig van Beethoven.  The orchestra will also be performing Georges Bizet’s music from his opera Carmen and Johann Sebastian Bach’s The Best of Bach.

          The concert will feature piano soloist Chin-Wen Deng, who will be playing everyone’s favorite first piece on the piano “Chopstix”.

Ms. Lyman, an  instructor at the NJWA Music Studio, holds a B.M.  in Violin and an M.M. in Music Education. A retiree from the Tenafly Board of education,  she is the director of the NJWA Wednesday Morning Strings and is also Music Director at Zion Lutheran Church. She is the recipient of many honors and awards.

          Ms. Deng, also a staff member at the NJWA Music Studio, holds a B.A. in Music and an M.M. in Piano Performance.  In addition to her local performances, she has performed in Taipei, Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong.

          The musical event is free and open to the public.  There is ample parking in the Zion Lutheran Church parking lot.

          The Summer Symphony Orchestra is an ensemble of the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts, a 501 © 3 non-profit organization founded in 1972.  For additional information, visit the studio at 150-152 East Broad Street, Westfield, phone 908-789-9696 or log on to

Photo caption: The NJWA Summer Symphony Orchestra, directed by Janet Lyman,  will present a free concert on Thursday, July 26 at Zion Lutheran Church in Clark.