Under the baton of Music Director Daniel Spalding, The Capital Philharmonic of New Jersey will bring in the new year with its annual new year’s Eve concert at the War Memorial Patriots Theater at 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31.
Celebrating the New Year with an evening of festive classical music is one of Trenton’s most popular and beloved traditions. From John William’s music from the motion picture “The Cowboys” to George Gershwin’s “Overture to Funny Face,” the evening is packed with “musical gems.”
This year, CPNJ presents coloratura soprano Grace Gilday as special guest artist. Gilday has starred in major operatic roles with Tri Cities Opera, Opera Camerata of Washington, Opera NOVA, and Le Festival Lyrique de Belle-Ile-en-Mer in France, among many others.
She is a graduate of Westminster Choir College.
As an added treat, there will be a pre-concert commencing at 7:10 p.m., featuring the War Memorial’s famous Moeller Theater Organ, performed by Brett Miller. Doors will open at 7 p.m.
As in past years, the evening’s festivities will be hosted by WWFM radio personality David Osenberg.
War Memorial Patriots Theater is located at 1 Memorial Drive, Trenton, N.J. Tickets are $40 to $75, atcapitalphilharmonic.org or 215-893-1999.
Parking is free.