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Hunterdon Symphony concert for youth to introduce new composition

“Gingerbread and other treats will be the theme for the “Concert for Young People” that the Hunterdon Symphony is planning for 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Clinton Township Middle School, 34 Grayrock Road, Clinton, N.J.

A featured selection on the program will be the premier of “The Gingerbread Boy in Concert,” a composition by orchestra conductor Lawrence Kursar that will accompany the story written and illustrated by Richard Egielski.

The narrator will be Andy Kin, co-host of “Let’s Talk,” a weekly program on local radio station WDVR.

“The Gingerbread Boy” is a retelling of the traditional tale, set in New York City.

Other music includes selections from Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker” ballet, Humperdink’s opera “Hansel and Gretel,” and Prokofiev’s opera “The Love For Three Oranges.” Also on the program, “Xylophonia,” a ragtime piece written by Joseph Green in the 1920s.

The concert will be followed by an “instrument petting zoo,” where members of the Symphony will guide young people in trying out various instruments loaned by Hunterdon Music, of Flemington, N.J.

Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults and may be purchased at the door.

Advance sales are available at, or the following New Jersey merchants (cash or check only): Califon Book Shop, Bear Paw Leather in Clinton, Teaberry’s Tea Room in Flemington, Minette’s Candies or The Book Garden in Frenchtown.

Visit the web site for information. To request an accommodation for a disability, call 908-995-7977. In case of snow, the concert will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3.

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