The Mills at Jersey Gardens, New Jersey’s largest outlet and value retail center with over 200 stores under one roof, is proud to once again host New Jersey Youth Symphony’s Annual Playathon! Students from Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts’ Performing Arts School, Paterson Music Project and New Jersey Youth Symphony (NJYS) will present the 34th Annual Playathon Music Fest at The Mills at Jersey Gardens in Elizabeth on Sunday, March 25. Performances by students of the Performing Arts School and Paterson Music Project lead up to the heart of the event, when nearly 500 members of the New Jersey Youth Symphony perform as one orchestra at the mall’s Center Court.
Additionally, at 2:30PM, media is invited to speak with Youth Symphony alumni and current Conductor of the New Jersey Youth Symphony Flute Choir and Advanced Flute Forum, Diana Charos Reilly, regarding her background and experiences performing in the symphony starting at the age of 14 – and now leading the symphony before she conducts The Star-Spangled Banner at 3:00PM. You can view the full biography on Ms. Charos Reilly by clicking here: http://njys.org/ensembles/flute/flute-forum/.
Sunday, March 25, From 1:00 – 3:00 PM, students will perform popular music from movies and musicals on three different stages
At 3:00 PM, the entire New Jersey Youth Symphony, including nearly 500 students in grades 3-12 from all 12 ensembles in the NJYS family of ensembles, will take the stage as an orchestra at Center Court
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC at The Mills at Jersey Gardens (Center Court), 651 Kapkowski Rd. Elizabeth, NJ 07201-4901Talented young musicians will perform Pops music from movies and musicals on three different stages comprised of all the ensembles at NJYS including Prep Strings, Junior Strings, Sinfonia, Junior Wind Ensemble, Flute Choir, Flute Forum, Philharmonia, Fortissimo Flutes, Clarinet Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Youth Orchestra and Youth Symphony. Immediately following, the entire New Jersey Youth Symphony, will dazzle the audience with popular favorites including the Theme from Superman, Pirates of the Caribbean and musical highlights from Harry Potter and Beauty and the Beast.
The Mills at Jersey Gardens has been honored to be home to the Playathon, historically the New Jersey Youth Symphony’s largest fundraising event, for nearly two decades. NJYS is thrilled to grace the stage of Center Court once more to support performing arts education and raise funds for scholarships and tuition assistance for one of the state’s largest youth orchestras.
About The Mills at Jersey Gardens
The Mills at Jersey Gardens is New Jersey’s largest outlet and value retail center with over 200 stores under one roof. A shopper’s paradise, The Mills at Jersey Gardens is anchored by top outlets including Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Century 21, Marshall’s, and the best brand outlets including Michael Kors, Coach, Calvin Klein, Banana Republic, Nike, True Religion, Nautica, PUMA and Guess. The center also offers the largest Tommy Hilfiger in the US. With daily transportation from both the Port Authority Bus Terminal and Newark Liberty International Airport, the center is a great day-trip out of the hustle and bustle of New York City and features tax-free shopping on clothes and shoes. Enjoy great dining at Johnny Rockets, Chili’s, Applebee’s and its food court – voted one of the best in the state by NJ.com. Located at 651 Kapkowski Rd. in Elizabeth, The Mills at Jersey Gardens is easy to access off of exit 13A on Interstate 95. For more information, call (908) 354-5900 or visit www.simon.com/mall/the-mills-at-jersey-gardens. The Mills at Jersey Gardens may also be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/JerseyGardens and on Twitter www.twitter.com/MillsatJersey.
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