In 2005 the New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra embarked on a series we called "Our Musical Heritage." The idea was to feature music from the largest cultural and ethnic communities in New Brunswick, including Latino, Jewish, Hungarian, African-American, and Asian. With many of these concerts, we joined forces with other ensembles and soloists. Here are a few of the shows: “Music of the Jewish Tradition” at Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple in April 2006, featuring Ernest Bloch’s Concerto Grosso No. 1; "Music of the Americas" in October 2005 at Kirkpatrick Chapel, Rutgers University, featuring Heitor Villa-Lobos String Quartet No. 3; "Music of the African-American Tradition" in November 2011 featuring William Grant Stills’ Danzas de Panama.
In 2013, we revamped our approach with the initiative "Reframing Classical Music". The first two programs with this new approach were TRANSFORMATIONS and VISIONS. Find out more on our Past Concerts page!