News & Announcements

June 28, 2020

The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey 2020 Summer Music Festival

While live concerts are not yet possible, we are planning a virtual summer music festival with Video Premiere Concerts featuring the orchestra's leading musicians.

June 16, 2020

Watch: Bach, Bagels, and Bob returned to great acclaim on Saturday July 4, 2020 at 10:00 AM.

Many attendees enjoyed great clips of BONJ performances and the special treat of talking with BONJ musicians Roosevelt Porter, Rozie Dumas, Evan Ardelle, and Lee Doswell.  A special suprise guest was Jee-Hoon Krska, founder and president of Keys 2 Success.

June 13, 2020

Bach, Bagels, and Bob - Complete Show premiered June 13, 2020

Special Guest Tenor Gary Pate discusses his opera career complete with excerpts of works by Puccini, Beethoven, Bizet, Korngold, and others.

June 13, 2020
Keys 2 Success and BONJ - Connected Together

Watch the complete video below!

On Friday June 12 at 4:00 PM, Keys 2 Success and The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey presented a premiere of their landmark collaboration video. 

Maestro Robert W. Butts and young composer Elijah Souels co-composed a set of variations on the old Shaker tune Simple Gifts.   Their arrangement was given its premiere at the end of this special video.

June 7, 2020
Robert W. Butts - Elijah Souels - Jee-Hoon Krska

Friday, June 12 at 4:00 PM - Don't miss Maestro Robert W. Butts and musicians of BONJ together with Jee-Hoon Krska and Keys 2 Success for a special Facebook Live Video Premiere.

Friday's broadcast is the final in a series of Friday afternoon shows featuring the young artists of Keys 2 Success.

June 7, 2020
This Broadcast Made Possible by You

We miss you greatly!   We hope you are all well, safe, and coping with the ongoing crisis.

The importance of music and the arts has never been greater.   We have been happy to be able to stay connected and share our music and time together.

May 31, 2020

Bach, Bagels, and Bob returns Saturday June 13, 2020 at 10:00 AM.

Maestro Robert W. Butts will be joined by acclaimed tenor Gary Pate.

Gary Pate has worked closely with Maestro Butts and BONJ since collaborating for the spectacular three-times sold out inaugural concerts at The Nous Theatre in Blairstown, New Jersey.

May 25, 2020
BONJ Opera and Orchestra Quizzes

For your enjoyment during these times without live concert, we have created 6 quizzes from BONJ performances and collaborations - including opera and orchestra works.

To test yourself:

Opera quizzes: name the opera - the composer - the characters singing.

Orchestra quizzes: name the composer.

May 17, 2020
Opera and Orchestra

Stay Connected and Positive

BONJ is happy to provide two new music quizzes featuring our artists and performances.

First is our 3rd Opera Quiz - this time asking the question "Do you know opera duets?" and also "Are all opera duets love duets?"

Please click here and enjoy BONJ Opera Duets

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