Bringing BONJ To You

Enjoy BONJ in our exciting concerts at Dolan Hall and Grace Church AND enjoy BONJ at your place.

BONJ offers many services which can be tailored to your needs and desires, from hiring the full orchestra of 30-40 musicians, a smaller orchestra of 12-20 musicians, or a chamber ensemble of 2-5 musicians - playing the music of Bach, Mozart, Handel, Verdi, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Puccini as well as selections from Broadway and the Beatles.

Maestro Butts is one of New Jersey's leading speakers on music.   Audiences have enjoyed his talks on opera and Broadway, Mozart and Beethoven, film composers and his recently developed series on music of every decade of the 20th century.   Talks are accompanied by audio and video excerpts.

In addition to the interesting talks, Maestro Butts has developed a series of lecture/recitals in which rather than recorded examples, performers bring their interpretation to the music of Verdi, Mozart, Dvorak, Joplin, Gershwin, Berlin, Porter and Rodgers.    

For information on how you can enjoy these unforgettable musical experiences at your place, please email us: or click here for our contact form.    We look forward to bringing our music to you. 

BONJ has brought exciting and unforgettable programs to Heath Village in Hackettstown, Winchester Gardens in Maplewood, Franciscan Oaks in Denville, Cedar Crest in Pomptom Plains, Overlook Hospital in Summit, Morristown Memorial Hospital, NJIT in Newark, Centenary College in Hackettstown, MACA Holiday Festival in Madison, Summit Festival, Boston Early Music Festival and at private homes for parties, salons and receptions.   

Maestro Butts has lectured for New Jersey Council for the Humanities, Elderhostel, Lifelong Learning Institute, Leisure Learning, Bernards Township Library, JCC Metro West, Lifetime Learning and is on the faculties of Drew University, Montclair State University and The College of Saint Elizabeth.

Maestro Butts has been named American Prize Honored Artist of 2015 and The 2011 Vytautas Marijosius Memorial Award.  He was named Arts Professional of the Year in 2004 by The Arts Council of the Morris Area (now Morris Arts). He and the orchestra have been multiple finalists and winners of The American Prize.  In 2014, he was awaded a Masterwork Foundation Fellowship.    His conducting and composing have been recognized in Italy, Romania, England, Poland, China and Korea.  His operas have been performed at The National Opera Center in New York.   His media work has included interviews with Jesse Frees on Ask the Expert and with Jill Horner as a 2015 Comcast Newsmaker as well as a guest commentator on shows in Cremona and Castlefranco in Italy and in London, England.  He and the orchestra were featured in the November 2015 Issue of New Jersey Monthly.  

  • Salon Recital
  • BONJ Concert at Heath Village
  • Chamber Music at Holiday Festival
  • BONJ at Morristown Memorial Hospital
  • Maestro Butts Performance of Early Musical Theater
  • BONJ at Awards Luncheon
  • BONJ at Neiman Marcus
  • Ask the Expert with Jessie Frees, WMTR
  • Maestro Butts at Livingston Library Opera Talk
  • BONJ at Overlook

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