New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark

New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark
One Center Street , Newark, NJ 07102

Upcoming Events

Sep 23 AT 8:00 PM

OPENING WEEKEND WITH SARAH CHANG

2016–17 Season

TEDDY ABRAMS conductor
SARAH CHANG violin (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Sep 25 AT 3:00 PM

OPENING WEEKEND WITH SARAH CHANG

2016–17 Season

TEDDY ABRAMS conductor
SARAH CHANG violin (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Oct 6 AT 1:30 PM

GRIEG PIANO CONCERTO WITH STEWART GOODYEAR

2016–17 Season

GEMMA NEW conductor
STEWART GOODYEAR piano (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Oct 27 AT 1:30 PM

XIAN ZHANG DEBUTS AS MUSIC DIRECTOR

2016–17 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor (pictured)
SIMON TRPČESKI piano
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Nov 5 AT 7:30 PM

ZHANG CONDUCTS BEETHOVEN & HAYDN

2016–17 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor (pictured)
PEDJA MUZIJEVIC piano
ERIC WYRICK violin
JONATHAN SPITZ cello
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Nov 6 AT 3:00 PM

ZHANG CONDUCTS BEETHOVEN & HAYDN

2016–17 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor (pictured)
PEDJA MUZIJEVIC piano
ERIC WYRICK violin
JONATHAN SPITZ cello
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Nov 12 AT 8:00 PM

Michael Cavanaugh with the NJSO:
Greatest Hits of Elton John & More

2016–17 Pops

From classic Elton John hits “Tiny Dancer,” “Bennie and the Jets” and “Rocket Man” to classic rock favorites like “Hotel California” and “American Pie,” Broadway star Michael Cavanaugh entertains with a high-energy show that will have you singing along! Maryland Theatre Guide says “For those of us that remember the classic versions of these songs, Cavanaugh has reinvented them into something that improves upon the originals.”

MICHAEL CAVANAUGH vocalist and keyboard (pictured)
THOMAS WILKINS conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Nov 26 AT 2:00 PM

PIRATES ON THE HIGH SEAS

2016–17 Family Concerts

Ahoy, matey! Join the NJSO as we set sail on a swashbuckling, sea-faring odyssey, navigating uncharted waters from dawn ’til dusk. We’ll keep our eyes peeled for sea monsters, brewing storms and pilfering pirates as we explore Hans Zimmer’s Pirates of the Caribbean, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade and Richard Rodgers’ Victory at Sea, so come armed with a spirit of adventure—and maybe an eye patch!

JEFFREY GROGAN conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Nov 26 AT 3:30 PM

PIRATES ON THE HIGH SEAS

2016–17 Family Concerts

Ahoy, matey! Join the NJSO as we set sail on a swashbuckling, sea-faring odyssey, navigating uncharted waters from dawn ’til dusk. We’ll keep our eyes peeled for sea monsters, brewing storms and pilfering pirates as we explore Hans Zimmer’s Pirates of the Caribbean, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade and Richard Rodgers’ Victory at Sea, so come armed with a spirit of adventure—and maybe an eye patch!

JEFFREY GROGAN conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Nov 26 AT 8:00 PM

THANKSGIVING FEAST WITH MOZART & SCHUMANN

2016–17 Season

HANS GRAF conductor
INON BARNATAN piano (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Dec 18 AT 3:00 PM

HANDEL’S MESSIAH

2016–17 Season

GEORGE MANAHAN conductor
PATRICIA SCHUMAN soprano | MARY PHILLIPS mezzo-soprano
RYAN MACPHERSON tenor | DAVID PITTSINGER bass-baritone
MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY SINGERS Heather J. Buchanan, director
Members of the NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Jan 7 AT 8:00 PM

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK WITH NJSO

2016–17 POPS

Indiana Jones is heading for New Jersey in January with his whip, his hat and a live orchestra! John Williams’ epic score—performed live by the NJSO—enhances the on-screen action as Indy (Harrison Ford) goes on a quest to recover the legendary Ark of the Covenant and save the world in this timeless classic from Steven Spielberg.

CONSTANTINE KITSOPOULOS conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

© 1981 Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Jan 21 AT 8:00 PM

WINTER FESTIVAL: ZUKERMAN & BEETHOVEN’S VIOLIN CONCERTO

2016–17 Season

CHRISTIAN VÁSQUEZ conductor
PINCHAS ZUKERMAN violin (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Jan 29 AT 3:00 PM

WINTER FESTIVAL: ZUKERMAN PERFORMS BACH

2016–17 Season

PINCHAS ZUKERMAN conductor and violin soloist (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Feb 11 AT 2:00 PM

PETER & THE WOLF

2016–17 Family Concerts

Introduce your family to all the characters of Prokofiev’s classic tale! The duck, bird, cat, wolf, hunters, Peter and his Grandfather are each represented by a specific theme and instrument, making this a wonderful introduction to the instruments of the orchestra, as well as a charming story.

GEMMA NEW conductor
Members of the NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Feb 11 AT 3:30 PM

PETER & THE WOLF

2016–17 Family Concerts

Introduce your family to all the characters of Prokofiev’s classic tale! The duck, bird, cat, wolf, hunters, Peter and his Grandfather are each represented by a specific theme and instrument, making this a wonderful introduction to the instruments of the orchestra, as well as a charming story.

GEMMA NEW conductor
Members of the NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Feb 11 AT 8:00 PM

DANCING & ROMANCING

2016–17 POPS

The timeless elegance and romance of the golden age of Hollywood musicals will sweep you off your feet with song and dance standards inspired by Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Gene Kelly and “the queen of tap dancing” herself, Eleanor Powell. You’ll be dancing cheek to cheek by the time the concert is over!

JOAN HESS vocalist and dancer (pictured)
KIRBY WARD vocalist and dancer (pictured)
GEMMA NEW conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Feb 24 AT 8:00 PM

RACHMANINOFF’S SECOND PIANO CONCERTO

2016–17 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
KIRILL GERSTEIN piano (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Mar 23 AT 1:30 PM

ZHANG CONDUCTS BEETHOVEN’S SEVENTH

2016–17 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
LUKÁŠ VONDRÁČEK piano (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Mar 25 AT 8:00 PM

ZHANG CONDUCTS BEETHOVEN’S SEVENTH

2016–17 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
LUKÁŠ VONDRÁČEK piano (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Apr 7 AT 8:00 PM

RAVEL’S BOLÉRO

2016–17 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
DEREK FENSTERMACHER tuba (pictured)
YING LI and ZITONG WANG piano
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Apr 9 AT 3:00 PM

RAVEL’S BOLÉRO

2016–17 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
DEREK FENSTERMACHER tuba (pictured)
YING LI and ZITONG WANG piano
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Apr 22 AT 8:00 PM

ELLA & LOUIS

2016–17 Pops

Byron Stripling and Marva Hicks’ chemistry lights up the stage as they take you through the most famous duets and solos recorded by Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald. From “Love is Here to Stay” to “Just One of Those Things” and highlights from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, they recreate one of the most memorable collaborations in music history while capturing everyone’s hearts along the way.

BYRON STRIPLING trumpet (pictured)
MARVA HICKS vocalist
MICHAEL BUTTERMAN conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Apr 29 AT 8:00 PM

DVOŘÁK’S CHEERFUL EIGHTH SYMPHONY

2016–17 Season

DAVID DANZMAYR conductor
STEFAN JACKIW violin (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Apr 30 AT 3:00 PM

DVOŘÁK’S CHEERFUL EIGHTH SYMPHONY

2016–17 Season

DAVID DANZMAYR conductor
STEFAN JACKIW violin (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

May 11 AT 1:30 PM

SCHUBERT’S “GREAT” SYMPHONY

2016–17 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
JENNIFER KOH violin (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Jun 3 AT 8:00 PM

WARNER BROS. presents
BUGS BUNNY AT THE SYMPHONY

Conducted by George Daugherty
Created by George Daugherty & David Ka Lik Wong

Bugs Bunny is back and better than ever! Celebrate Looney Tunes and its legendary stars, including Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Sylvester, Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner and, of course, our very favorite “wascally wabbit.”  Enjoy classics including Long-Haired Hare (in its first East Coast concert appearance on the big screen), What’s Opera, Doc? and Baton Bunny, alongside new Warner Bros. 3D theatrical shorts Coyote Falls and Rabid Rider. Kids of all ages will enjoy hearing the extraordinary musical scores performed live and perfectly in-sync with all the on-screen action.

Conducted by GEORGE DAUGHERTY
Created by GEORGE DAUGHERTY & DAVID KA LIK WONG
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

LOONEY TUNES and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
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Jun 8 AT 1:30 PM

SEASON FINALE WITH ZHANG & BRONFMAN

2016–17 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
YEFIM BRONFMAN piano (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Jun 9 AT 8:00 PM

SEASON FINALE WITH ZHANG & BRONFMAN

2016–17 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
YEFIM BRONFMAN piano (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Jun 11 AT 3:00 PM

SEASON FINALE WITH ZHANG & BRONFMAN

2016–17 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
YEFIM BRONFMAN piano (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Address & Phone

New Jersey Performing Arts Center, One Center Street, Newark, NJ 07102
For tickets to NJPAC events not involving the NJSO, call 1.888.466.5722.
For the NJPAC administrative offices, call 973.642.8989.

Driving Directions

New Jersey Performing Arts Center Driving Directions

VIA NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE 

Take the NJ Turnpike to Exit 15W for Rt. 280 W. Follow Rt. 280 to Exit 15A (Rt. 21/Newark). Take McCarter Hwy (Rt. 21) south one half mile and make a right onto Center St. Follow signs for NJPAC parking.

VIA GARDEN STATE PARKWAY (NORTH OR
SOUTH)

Take GSP to Exit 145. Exit onto Rt. 280 E to Exit 15. Follow above directions.

VIA RT. 80 AND RT. 280 (FROM NORTHWEST)

Take Rt. 80 E to Rt. 280 E. Follow above directions.
Via Rt. 78: From Rt. 78 E, take Exit 57 and follow signs for Rt. 21 N. Continue on Rt. 21 (McCarter Hwy), and turn left onto Center St. Follow signs for NJPAC Parking.

Parking

PLEASE NOTE: New parking procedures at NJPAC parking lots

A new parking payment system is in place at Military Park Garage and NJPAC Lot A and Lot C. (Lot B remains closed, in anticipation of a high-rise development project.) The new system requires a different payment procedure.

  • Please take your parking ticket with you when you exit your vehicle.
  • Pay for parking at the pay stations in the escalator lobby before or after the concert, or at the NJPAC Box Office before the concert.
  • If you have an advance discount parking voucher, take it and your parking ticket with you to the pay station, where an attendant will assist you.
  • Plan now for an efficient exit after the concert, and take a moment to review the complete new payment process on NJPAC’s website.
  • Parking-lot representatives will be at the pay stations to answer questions and help with the new system.

Parking Information

Parking is available in two secure surface lots and Military Park Garage. Costs are $17 per vehicle.

Save time and money with NJPAC Advance Discount Parking Vouchers! They entitle you to park in NJPAC Lots A, C or Military Park Garage, as space permits. Discount parking vouchers are $15 each. Each voucher is valid for a single performance. You can purchase advance discount parking vouchers online or by phone at 1.800.ALLEGRO (255.3476).

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Take the Newark Light Rail directly to NJPAC! The Newark Light Rail connects to Broad Street and Newark Penn stations with a direct line to NJPAC. In 10 minutes or less, modern, safe, clean light rail cars will leave you just steps away from hearing the NJSO. The fare is $1.50. Or, if you already have a New Jersey Transit monthly pass worth $54 or more, it’s FREE.

Learn more about this service.

For information about New Jersey Transit’s rail and bus lines from Manhattan and stations throughout New Jersey, visit www.njtransit.com.

Dining

(Discounts listed below are available for subscribers only. SUBSCRIBE TODAY!)

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NICO Kitchen + Bar, the “Italian without Borders” restaurant concept from celebrated New Jersey chef Ryan DePersio of Fascino & Bar Cara fame, located in Newark at NJPAC. Known for its power lunch weekdays, sophisticated happy hour and contemporary dinner offerings, it also provides a delicious prelude to guests attending performances by offering a value-priced prix fixe menu. Open weekends in conjunction with specific performances. Reservations are recommended.

One Center St., 973.642.1226

  • 10% off when you show your NJSO Subscriber ID Card.

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The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark has added a new dining option for performance days—the Tier 3 Café, which is open two hours prior to most NJSO concerts. This Italian-inspired buffet includes a variety of fresh salads and inventive antipasti, delectable pasta dishes, sinful desserts and your choice of non-alcoholic beverage—all for $24 per person, plus tax and gratuity. (Cash bar is also available.) Tier 3 Café is conveniently located in NJPAC’s Ryan Gallery on the Third Tier. Reservations are recommended.

One Center St., 973.297.5124.

  • 10% off when you show your NJSO Subscriber ID Card.

27 Mix
Southwestern, Asian and Italian Fusion Restaurant in the Heart of Downtown Newark.
27 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ  07103

  • 10% off entire check.

Maize
Eclectic menu featuring contemporary American cuisine.
50 Park Place, in the Robert Treat Hotel, 973.733.2202

  • 10% off food portion of bill. Must show your NJSO Subscriber ID Card to receive discount.

SEATING CHARTS

Classical Seating in Prudential Hall

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Pops Seating in Prudential Hall

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Family Concert Seating in Victoria Theater

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