Greater Trenton Symphony Orchestra:
Capital Cultural Life since 1921
As New Jersey's oldest professional symphony
orchestra, the Greater Trenton Symphony Orchestra has contributed
to the cultural life of the state capital since 1921. The symphony
orchestra has also been the resident orchestra of the Trenton War
Memorial Theatre since 1934. Following a five-year, $40 million
renovation, the symphony reopened the War Memorial in December
Since its founding, Greater Trenton Symphony has
introduced hundreds of thousands of children and adults to live
orchestral music. Many of the greatest artists in opera and
classical music of the 20th century have appeared as soloists,
including Placido Domingo, Lauritz Melchior, Kirsten Flagstad, and
Eleanor Steber. Other guest musicians have been Ben E. King and Doc
Originally submitted by: Christopher H. Smith, Representative (4th District).
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