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Discovery Orchestra Films Free Interactive Concert at Delbarton

On Sunday, September 22, the Discovery Orchestra launches its 33rd season with Discover The Firebird, an interactive concert taped for national broadcast,  2:45pm to 4:30pm in the Delbarton FAC theater. Over 500 audience members will have a chance to be part of the taping for national broadcast while they are led through three movements of Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite

Discover The Firebird will be nationally distributed by American Public Television in spring 2020, marking the Orchestra’s fifth public television program.

Maestro George Marriner Maull, the Orchestra's Artisitic Director, will conduct the 86-member orchestra through Stravinsky’s Infernal Dance movement, integrating humor and narrative into the process to interactively guide audience members through various musical details, including Stravinsky’s use of contrasts and methods of creating texture. This process enables both classically-trained and classically-curious audience members to learn new, active listening skills, enhancing their emotional connection to classical music.

“We’re thrilled to usher in our 33rd season at the Orchestra with an exciting media event, working with our partners at American Public television and Midnight Media Group,” said Virginia Johnston, Executive Director of The Discovery Orchestra. “Knowing that our programs will become accessible to music lovers nationwide brings with it a humbling feeling. Our expanding media capability creates the possibility to engage a much larger audience with the knowledge to form a deep, emotional connection to classical music.”

As part of its community outreach efforts, the Orchestra is covering the cost of transportation for over 100 students from community groups throughout New Jersey, including Newark School for the Arts, Rhythms 4 Life in Morristown, the Paterson Music Project, and music students from Drew University.

The Delbarton community is cordially invited to take part in this exciting concert experience. Tickets for the Discover The Firebird concert are complimentary and available until Tuesday, September 3. Reserve tickets by calling The Discovery Orchestra office at (973) 379-2200 or email

The Discovery Orchestra(R) (the Orchestra) is a nonprofit music education organization based in Millburn, New Jersey, teaching the attentive listening skills that help people of all backgrounds better comprehend, experience and emotionally connect with classical music. Founded in 1987, the Orchestra engages audiences through live interactive concerts, small gatherings, community outreach events and television and digital content. The Orchestra’s award-winning media programs are available for purchase or streaming on Amazon Prime Video, and its eight-part series Fall in Love with Music completed nationwide broadcasts in the Spring 2018 on American Public Television.