The Metropolitan Orchestra of New Jersey, now in its 49th season (see Our History), is a full symphonic community orchestra composed mostly of local volunteer musicians. Under the baton of Maestro Michael Stratechuk, the Orchestra performs three concerts per year (fall, winter and spring) featuring talented guest artists and some of the most popular and beautiful orchestral selections from major composers.

It is with great sadness that the Executive Committee of the Metropolitan Orchestra of NJ announces the passing of its dear member, Rose Feldman (Landwirth), 98, on March 31, 2020.

Rose began playing the violin at age 8 and played with the Metropolitan Orchestra of NJ, formerly the "Y" Chamber Orchestra, for 48 years, well into her late 90s. She was passionate about keeping the orchestra vibrant, serving as co-chairman for several years with the late, Ed Rummel. The pride which Rose felt for the orchestra was evident in her fervent advocacy and thoughtful guidance in selecting programs that were, in her words, "audience friendly." She will be missed!

Predeceased by her husband, Dr. Bernard Feldman, she is survived by three children, Barbara, Elliott, Paul (Perri), and two grandchildren.


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