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

Bulletin Board

Piano/Violin recital
Evan Schwartzman and
Joel DeWitt

Thurs. Sept. 12, 2019
 at 7 pm,
Middletown Library

Metropolitan Orchestra of NJ
Stay tuned for next season's dates

Society of Musical Arts
Stay tuned for next season's dates!

Maplewood Chamber Music Workshop

South Orange Symphony

Ridgewood Symphony

Adelphi Orchestra

Radiance Chamber Ensemble (various)

Summer Orchestras 2019:

August Symphony
2020 - stay tuned!

Essex County Summer Players
2020 - stay tuned!

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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 (2018 - 2019)

Row 1:  Laura Paparatto, Ellen Hill, Innes Borstel.
Row 2:  Peggy Reynolds, Len Tobias, Janet Cicero, Peggy LaVake, Alice Marcus, Libby Schwartz
Row 3:  Dick Franke, Arnie Feldman, Noriko Kubo, Evan Schwartzman, Paul Erickson, Donna Dixon, Bob Whiteley

Photo Al Klase, 6/2/19


  Reading Dates for 2019 - 2020:
All are Sundays at 7 pm at Christ Episcopal Church
74 Park Ave, Glen Ridge, NJ  07028

November 3, 2019
December 29, 2019  annual holiday party
February 9, 2020
April 19, 2020
May 17, 2020
June 14, 2020  annual family concert and nosh

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 2018

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 3, 2019)


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