New Jersey Capital Philharmonic

Art of Life — Produced by Karen Smyles

The New Jersey Capital Philharmonic was founded by Music Director, Daniel Spalding in September 2013, with the mission of bringing symphonic music to the Trenton area. The organization is made up of over 70 professional musicians, mostly from Central New Jersey.

Home for the orchestra is the beautiful theater at the New Jersey Patriots War Memorial in Trenton. This historical treasure opened it’s doors in 1932 as a tribute to the soldiers and sailors of World War 1.

Art of Life visited with the orchestra back in October 2014 as they rehearsed for a concert featuring guest pianist, Awadagin Pratt. We get a behind-the-scenes look and listen at how this talented group of musicians is working hard to revitalize the arts in the Trenton area, and Daniel Spalding gives us a preview of what’s ahead for the orchestra.

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