Rutgers Alumni Wind Symphony Holds Spring Concert

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The Rutgers University Alumni Wind Symphony is holding their spring concert titled “Fantastical Music to Stir the Imagination,” directed by Conductor Nanette O'Neal and Assistant Conductor James Contignola, on Saturday, May 6 at 8 p.m.

The event will take place at the Nicholas Music Center located 85 George Street on the Douglass Campus.

The concert will focus around music from popular movies such as “Lord of the Rings” and “Robin Hood,” said Haym Benaroya, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

Featured music will include: “Lord of the Rings movements I, III, and V: Gandalf, Gollum, and Hobbits” written by Johan de Meij, “Godzilla Eats Las Vegas” written by Eric Whitacre, and much more, according to the Rutgers Alumni Wind Symphony's website.

“Sometimes we do the standards, other times we do music from the movies, so every time it's something a little bit different. This time it's sort of also [music from] different kinds of movies. Some of these things are things that were commissioned for bands and some of them were in the movies,” said Benaroya.

Admission and parking for the concert is free, said Benaroya. The doors will open for guests at 7:30 p.m. and will operate on a first-come, first served basis.

Benaroya said, “[The concert] is usually about two hours… The concert starts at 8 p.m. There's a short intermission and, by 10-10:15 p.m., it is finished.”

For more information, those interested in attending the Rutgers Alumni Wind Symphony's Spring Concert can visit their website at:


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