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Baroque Orchestra of NJ to offer comforting chestnuts as well as new creations at month-long fest

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Robert Butts conducts the Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey. The job sometimes requires Maestro Robert W. Butts to come to work in a tuxedo, but don’t let that put you off. He’s as accessible and respectful as they come. He’s a man of arts and letters, and he’s passionate about his partnerships. There are many, and they go far beyond Madison, where he oversees the Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey. In Paris, for example, he recently conducted his work for ensemble and viola, “Strings Along the Seine.” The BONJ founder spoke with me by phone between rehearsals for the orchestra’s month-long summer …

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