Map location of Christ Episcopal Church, 74 Park
Ave, Glen Ridge, NJ

Bulletin Board

Metropolitan Orchestra of NJ
Sunday, June 2, 2019

Society of Musical Arts
A Celebration of Mothers
Sunday, May 12, 2019
JCC MetroWest
West Orange

Don't miss our own special event!  June 2, 2019 at 7pm.  Bring family & friends to our special concert (see below)

Maplewood Chamber Music Workshop

South Orange Symphony

Ridgewood Symphony

Adelphi Orchestra

Radiance Chamber Ensemble (various)

Summer Orchestras 2019:

August Symphony
July 28, 2019 at 3 pm at
Westfield Presbyterian Church 

Essex County Summer Players
Sunday, August 4, 2019
Livingston High School
at 3 pm 

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NJRO Archives


We are an ad-hoc group of professional and serious amateur musicians who meet on selected Sunday evenings to read standard orchestra repertoire, enjoy each other's company and network.  We're under no pressure to perform, although we perform occasionally, and many of our group are regular players in local community orchestras.

 NJRO meets at 7 pm on selected Sunday evenings at Christ Episcopal Church, 74 Park Avenue, Glen Ridge, NJ 07028.

Celebrating the end of another musical season (2017-2018)

L to R:  Ron Naspo, Janet Cicero, Roland Hutchinson (and church bass), Evan Schwartzman, Lucy Li, Herb Steiner, Noriko Kubo, Len Tobias, Barbara Bivin, Jim Jordan, Jennifer Seligman, Ginger Gordon, Peggy Reynolds

Photo Jim Gordon, 6/10/18

 Remaining Reading Dates for 2019:
All Sundays at 7 pm
February 10
March 10                        

April 28
May 5
June 2 - Family Concert!  Music & Nosh!

Christ Episcopal Church
74 Park Avenue
Glen Ridge, NJ  07028

Players read through some Mozart under the baton of our new maestro, Evan Schwartzman
See video of our Dec. 30 Oakeside party!

NJRO over the years - see group photos from 2010 to 2017

Recognize anyone?  Peggy LaVake and Laura Paparatto play for
the MESH - Montclair Emergency Serivce for the Homeless - on
selected Thursday evenings

  A thank-you note to Christ Episcopal Church

  ( this letter was mailed hard copy to the C.E.C. along with our donations on June 12, 2018)


Who we are, what we doLauraSteve_NJRO_9-14-08_JPG_w300h225.jpg

We're an ad hoc group of accomplished musicians ranging from serious amateur to professional who meet to enjoy reading orchestral and chamber works and to network and enjoy each other's company.

                                                                                                             Founder Laura Paparatto and Conductor Steve Culbertson



Interested in joining us?

Any orchestra player is eligible to join. We always need string players. Woodwinds, brass and pianists should check with Laura at (973) 433-0244. Watch this space for our meeting dates.


Want to join us?  Questions, comments?  Get in touch with us at:

Mailing Address:


c/o Laura Paparatto
l08 Holly Lane
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009 

(973) 433-0244
You can also email Peggy Reynolds at

Phone: (201) 435 5447