| The New Jersey Workshop for the Arts Alphorn Ensemble was created by Ted Schlosberg, Ed.D., Founder and Executive Director of the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts (NJWA).
The Alphorn Ensemble has performed throughout New Jersey in various arts festivals and community events, specifically the NJ State German Festival at the PNC Bank Arts Center, the Rutgers University Folk Festival, Community Arts Festivals, the International Plainfield and Kenilworth Festivals, the Westfield and Cranford Spring and Fall Festivals, numerous arts and crafts fairs, and on international tour in Switzerland. The Ensemble has also appeared in a pre-concert performance for the Westfield Symphony Orchestra’s concert entitled “Alpine Peaks.” The group has appeared on a segment of the Food Network TV show “Food 911” and performed and conducted a workshop in Alphorn playing at the Clark German Club for beginning students. The Ensemble performs for private functions, as well.
The Ensemble rehearses year-round on Fridays, from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm at the NJWA Studios.
Interested performers should call Dr. Schlosberg at 908-789-9696 for an interview.
A limited number of alphorns are available for rental.
The Alphorn Ensemble is available for performances at a wide range of venues and can be engaged for solo performances to the full quartet. All inquiries should be directed to Dr. Ted Schlosberg by calling (908) 789-9696.
NJWA Alphorns Welcome First Solar Airplane to JFK Airport
Three members of the Alphorn Ensemble welcomed the first solar-powered airplane, the Solar Impulse, to hangar 19 at New York’s JFK airport on Saturday, July 13, 2013. The Swiss-designed aircraft was the first to fly across the USA without conventional fuel and powered by solar energy.
Invited to perform at the landing ceremony by the Consulate General of Switzerland, the NJWA alphorn players Ted Schlosberg, Martina Struck, and Bill Carter (L-R) opened the welcome ceremony with a rendition of Olympic Fanfare. They also performed a wide range of alphorn selections to the delight of those in attendance.