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Bergen Symphony Orchestra Performs Rescheduled Concert In Fort Lee

Violinist Ye-jin Han will perform with the Bergen Symphony Orchestra, at a concert of works by Schumann, Bruch and Dvořák on April 30.
Violinist Ye-jin Han will perform with the Bergen Symphony Orchestra, at a concert of works by Schumann, Bruch and Dvořák on April 30. Photo Credit: Irmari Nacht

FORT LEE, N.J. -- The Bergen Symphony Orchestra's "Spring Fling" concert has been rescheduled from Saturday, April 16, to Saturday, April 30.

This program was originally scheduled for the First Presbyterian Church of Englewood, but a fire at the church has necessitated a venue change. The concert will now be at the Fort Lee High School.

The concert will be an evening of classical musical by composers Robert Schumann, Max Bruch and Antonin Dvořák. Woomyung Choe will conduct the 55-piece orchestra, and violinist Ye-jin Han will be a guest soloist.

The BSO is made up of professional musicians from the greater New York/New Jersey area. Choe, a musician and a medical doctor, is the driving force behind the BSO.

"I enjoy bringing serious classical music, affordable to everyone, to people of all ages in the local community," Choe said. "My vision for the BSO is for it to continue to grow in Bergen County and include more young people, both in the audience and as performers."

The evening will begin with Schumann's Overture to "Manfred," Opus 115, a work based on the Lord Byron's poem, "Manfred." It is one of Schumann's most performed works. Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 in G-minor, Opus 26, "is a wonderfully lyrical piece with dazzling, virtuosic passages which span nearly the entire range of the instrument," a news release notes.

The final piece, Dvořák's Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Opus 70, "written to support the political struggles of the Czech nation, combines sections of calm and peace with passages of turmoil and unrest," the news release continues.

Tickets are $25, $20 for seniors and students, and free for children up to age 17. They can be purchased at the door or in advance at W. Violin Shop, 1402 Bergen Boulevard, in Fort Lee.

The performance will begin at 7:30. The FLHS is located at 3000 Lemoine Ave. For more information, email bergensympho@gmail.com, or call 732-425-4375 or 413-446-6266.

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