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JCPO's Debut Concert

Updated: Apr 4, 2021 The Jersey City Philharmonic Orchestra was founded earlier this year by David Song, a violinist and violist. The Jersey City Philharmonic Orchestra (JCPO) will make its debut at City Hall next Tuesday, May 17. Musicians from around the world will play classical favorites under the direction of conductor Nanse Gum. "The JCPO will bring world-class musicians to Jersey City and will add to the existing cultural richness and diversity in the Jersey City community," said Mayor Steven Fulop in a press release. "Part of what makes Jersey City so vibrant and unique is the special place we make for the arts in our community, and the JCPO will be a part of that moving forward." The concert is free and open to the public, and will begin at 7 p.m. The Jersey City Philharmonic Orchestra (JCPO) was founded earlier this year by David Song, the chief executive director, to offer authentic classical music experiences for the community. "We are thankful for the support that Jersey City has provided the JCPO. We hope that JCPO will play the role of a cultural icon to create a greater Jersey City, deliver extraordinary artistic experiences, and transform Jersey City's lifestyle," said Song, a violinist and violist. "We are committed to Jersey City's emphasis on quality education and will guarantee cultural enrichment," Song said in a press release. "Knowledge, presence, experience, and musical talent will inspire our orchestra members." The orchestra plans to collaborate with the public schools, and hopes to create a Jersey City Youth Orchestra. Other plans include a summer music and arts camp, concerts in the park, a summer classical music festival, chamber ensemble concerts and an international music competition.

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