Hudson County Community College and New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Present Free Bollywood Chamber Concert

April 25, 2016

NEWARK, NJ (April 25, 2016) — Hudson County Community College and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra present “An Afternoon in Bollywood” — a free chamber music event at the Benjamin J. Dineen III & Dennis C. Hull Gallery in Jersey City on Friday, May 6, at 1 pm. The event is made possible through a two-year partnership between the NJSO and PSEG Foundation to help celebrate diversity within communities and connect families with unique cultural experiences.

A five-member chamber ensemble will perform “Jai Ho” from the international smash hit Slumdog Millionaire, along with classics by Bollywood composers like the legendary Pyarelal Sharma, who has composed music for nearly 500 films over the last 50 years.

The event is free and open to the public; patrons should register in advance at

The performers include NJSO violinists Wendy Chen and Jim Tsao, violist Elzbieta Weyman, cellist Sarah Seiver and percussionist James Musto.

The concert will take place in the Dineen-Hull Gallery Foyer. The gallery is located on the sixth floor at 71 Sip Avenue in Jersey City. For more information, contact galleryFREEHUDSONCOUNTYCOMMUNITYCOLLEGE.



Named “a vital, artistically significant musical organization” by The Wall Street Journal, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra embodies that vitality through its statewide presence and critically acclaimed performances, education partnerships and unparalleled access to music and the Orchestra’s superb musicians.

Under the bold leadership of Music Director Jacques Lacombe, the NJSO presents classical, pops and family programs, as well as outdoor summer concerts and special events. Embracing its legacy as a statewide orchestra, the NJSO is the resident orchestra of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark and regularly performs at the State Theatre in New Brunswick, Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, Richardson Auditorium in Princeton, Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown and bergenPAC in Englewood. Partnerships with New Jersey arts organizations, universities and civic organizations remain a key element of the Orchestra’s statewide identity.

In addition to its lauded artistic programming, the NJSO presents a suite of education and community engagement programs that promote meaningful, lifelong engagement with live music. Programs include school-time Concerts for Young People performances, NJSO Youth Orchestras family of student ensembles and El Sistema-inspired NJSO CHAMPS (Character, Achievement and Music Project. The NJSO’s REACH (Resources for Education and Community Harmony) chamber music program annually brings original programs—designed and performed by NJSO musicians—to a variety of settings, reaching as more than 22,000 people in nearly all of New Jersey’s 21 counties.

For more information about the NJSO, visit or email Tickets are available for purchase by phone 1.800.ALLEGRO (255.3476) or on the Orchestra’s website.

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s programs are made possible in part by The New Jersey State Council on the Arts, along with many other foundations, corporations and individual donors.



The PSEG Foundation (501c3) is the philanthropic arm of Public Service Enterprise Group (NYSE:PEG). The Foundation generally supports and invests in programs in three areas: community and the environment, education and safety. The Foundation provides grants to organizations in communities served by PSEG and its subsidiaries. PSEG (NYSE: PEG) is a diversified energy company based in Newark, NJ. PSEG has three main subsidiaries: PSE&G, NJ’s largest and oldest combined gas and electric delivery company, PSEG Power, a merchant power generation company, and PSEG Long Island, operator of the Long Island Power Authority’s transmission and distribution system.



NJSO National & NYC Press Representative:
Dan Dutcher, Dan Dutcher Public Relations | 917.566.8413 |

NJSO Regional Press Representative:
Victoria McCabe, NJSO Communications and External Affairs | 973.735.1715 |

Hudson County Community College Press Representative: 
Jennifer Christopher, Director of Communications | 201.360.4061 | jchristopherFREEHUDSONCOUNTYCOMMUNITYCOLLEGE

PSEG Foundation Press Representative: 
Lee Sabatini | 973.430.5122 |