New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Cancels LA TRAVIATA, 2/8

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Due to production and timing complications, Opera New Jersey and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra have cancelled the February 1 and February 8, 2013, performances of La traviata at the McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark, respectively.

The NJSO will contact patrons who purchased tickets through the NJSO box office. Ticketholders can also call 1.800.ALLEGRO (255.3476).

The NJPAC Ticket Services Department will contact patrons who purchased tickets through the NJPAC box office. Ticketholders with questions can also call 1.888.GO.NJPAC (466.5722).

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra is comprised of some of the country's finest musicians. The Orchestra is proud to have Jacques Lacombe as its Music Director. Artistic excellence, innovative programming and community engagement are hallmarks of its mission. To best serve the people of New Jersey, the orchestra brings its programs to seven outstanding venues throughout the state. Education and community engagement programs enrich the listening experience for children and adults alike. Select performances of the NJSO are broadcast regionally and throughout North America.

For more information about the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, visit www.njsymphony.org or email information@njsymphony.org. 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/Department of State, a Partner Agency of The National Endowment for the Arts, along with many other foundations, corporations and individual donors. United is the official airline of the NJSO.

Opera New Jersey is recognized nationally as a leader among regional opera companies, providing high-quality opera performances and exceptional educational offerings. Opera New Jersey seeks to stimulate, promote and satisfy interest in opera throughout the region; create new and sustained audiences for the art form and foster the development of emerging artists through high-quality opera performances, sustainable Education programs and related activities.

The company has offered a three-week summer season based in Princeton producing three productions in repertory, various concerts and programs, and a pre-professional young artist training and performance program; a winter opera, in collaboration with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra featuring artists with national and world renown, that tours throughout the region; and educational outreach to schools across New Jersey, as well as adult Education through senior residences and free events. Visit www.operanj.org for more information.

Opera New Jersey has received support, as well as three prestigious Citations of Excellence, from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts (NJSCA) and is supported by such organizations as the Edward T. Cone Foundation, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and The National Endowment for the Arts.

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) is the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey-where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. The largest cultural venue for performing arts in the state of New Jersey, NJPAC annually presents more than 350 concerts, plays, recitals, spoken word and cultural events. The performance home of the critically acclaimed New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, NJPAC regularly welcomes the world's foremost performers in every genre, from Itzhak Perlman, Tony Bennett and Yo-Yo Ma; to Paul Simon, Youssou N'Dour and ZZ Top; from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company to The National Song and Dance Company of Mozambique.

Located in the heart of an emerging downtown Newark, NJPAC has been widely cited as a catalyst in the revitalization of New Jersey's largest city, attracting more than seven million visitors since it opened in 1997. NJPAC's arts Education initiatives have reached more than a million Newark and New Jersey children with innovative programs including the Wells Fargo Jazz for Teens, The Star-Ledger Scholarship for the Performing Arts, The Young Artist Institute and the Verizon Passport to Culture SchoolTime Series. NJPAC also offers in-school residencies in dance, theater, music and the literary arts. The cornerstone of Newark's cultural community, NJPAC's free outdoor summer music series, Sounds of the City, is an annual highly anticipated event, attracting between 2,000 and 3,000 people to the three-acre Theater Square on Thursday nights during the summer months. To learn more, visit www.njpac.org.