Passionate local musicians and dedicated civic leaders make the New Jersey Capital Philharmonic Orchestra a vital part of Trenton cultural life.
Founded in 2013 under internationally acclaimed conductor Daniel Spalding, the New Jersey Capital Philharmonic Orchestra (NJCPO) is a symbol of Trenton’s cultural and economic renewal. Led by Spalding and a 16-member Board of Trustees made up of community leaders, the NJCPO performs its regular season concerts at the downtown War Memorial Patriots Theater. The NJCPO, which performed as part of the Levitt AMP Trenton Music Series in 2015, plans to further its mission of enhancing the quality of life in Trenton by partnering with local public schools to complement their music education programs.
NJCPO conductor Spalding is well known in England, where he has worked with the London Symphony Orchestra, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, the Guildford Philharmonic and the London Mozart Players at St. Martin-in-the-Fields. He has appeared with major classical ensembles in France, Russia, Yugoslavia, Romania and Poland.