New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark

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

Upcoming Events

Oct 7 AT 7:30 PM

OPENING WEEKEND: DENK PLAYS “EMPEROR”

2017–18 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
JEREMY DENK piano (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Oct 12 AT 1:30 PM

ZHANG CONDUCTS BEETHOVEN

2017–18 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor (pictured)
ALBAN GERHARDT cello
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Oct 15 AT 3:00 PM

ZHANG CONDUCTS BEETHOVEN

2017–18 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor (pictured)
ALBAN GERHARDT cello
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Oct 28 AT 2:00 PM

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in Concert

Cars fly, trees fight back and monsters are on the loose in Harry’s second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! This concert features the film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secretsin high-definition, on a giant screen, while the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra performs John Williams’ unforgettable score. Relive every magical moment as the music brings life to a story that has enchanted the world.

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. J.K. ROWLING`S WIZARDING WORLD™ J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s17)

Oct 28 AT 7:30 PM

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in Concert

Cars fly, trees fight back and monsters are on the loose in Harry’s second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! This concert features the film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secretsin high-definition, on a giant screen, while the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra performs John Williams’ unforgettable score. Relive every magical moment as the music brings life to a story that has enchanted the world.

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. J.K. ROWLING`S WIZARDING WORLD™ J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s17)

Nov 2 AT 1:30 PM

BEETHOVEN’S FIFTH SYMPHONY

2017–18 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
CONRAD TAO piano (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Nov 4 AT 8:00 PM

BEETHOVEN’S FIFTH SYMPHONY

2017–18 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
CONRAD TAO piano (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Nov 18 AT 2:00 PM

SHOOTING FOR THE STARS

2017–18 Family Concerts

Blast off with a concert-going experience of astronomical proportions! Hear music inspired by the far reaches of space, including Holst’s The Planets, the otherworldly main theme from Star Trek and more. Your little astronauts can reach for the stars and dream their own dreams.

TBD conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Nov 18 AT 3:30 PM

SHOOTING FOR THE STARS

2017–18 Family Concerts

Blast off with a concert-going experience of astronomical proportions! Hear music inspired by the far reaches of space, including Holst’s The Planets, the otherworldly main theme from Star Trek and more. Your little astronauts can reach for the stars and dream their own dreams.

TBD conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Nov 25 AT 8:00 PM

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS IN CONCERT WITH THE NJSO

2017–18 POPS

CONSTANTINE KITSOPOULOS conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Fall in love with Paris all over again! Watch this 1951 classic film, starring Gene Kelly as a former American GI who falls for Parisian Leslie Caron, on the big screen while the NJSO plays the score live. Memorable songs of George and Ira Gershwin—including “Embraceable You,” “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” “I Got Rhythm,” “’S Wonderful” and “Our Love is Here to Stay”—plus captivating dancing from the two charismatic stars will deliver an unforgettable experience for movie lovers!

Dec 1 AT 8:00 PM

HOUGH PLAYS RACHMANINOFF

2017–18 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
STEPHEN HOUGH piano (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Dec 3 AT 3:00 PM

HOUGH PLAYS RACHMANINOFF

2017–18 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
STEPHEN HOUGH piano (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Dec 17 AT 3:00 PM

HANDEL’S MESSIAH

XIAN ZHANG conductor
ERIN WALL soprano | NANCY MAULTSBY mezzo-soprano
MILES MYKKANEN tenor | MICHAEL SUMUEL bass-baritone
MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY SINGERS Heather J. Buchanan, conductor
Members of the NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Jan 6 AT 8:00 PM

SCI-FI SPECTACULAR: MUSIC FROM STAR WARS, STAR TREK & BEYOND

2017–18 POPS

Marina Sirtis, best known as counselor Deanna Troi on the television series “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and the four feature films that followed, hosts an out-of-this-world night of film music. Blast off to music from Star Wars, Star Trek, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and more! Highlights the music of John Williams, Bernard Hermann and other composers who have made great moments in science fiction come alive!

MARINA SIRTIS host
BOB BERNHARDT conductor
KRISTEN PLUMLEY vocalist
PAPER MILL PLAYHOUSE BROADWAY SHOW CHOIR
   Shayne Austin Miller, director
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Jan 13 AT 8:00 PM

AMERICA, INSPIRING: RESPIGHI & PROKOFIEV

2017–18 Season Winter Festival

XIAN ZHANG conductor (pictured)
GEORGE LI piano
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Jan 21 AT 3:00 PM

AMERICA, INSPIRING: RAVEL & RACHMANINOFF

2017–18 Season Winter Festival

ANDREW CONSTANTINE conductor
TERRENCE WILSON piano (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Jan 26 AT 8:00 PM

AMERICA, INSPIRING: DVOŘÁK’S “NEW WORLD” SYMPHONY

2017–18 Season Winter Festival

XIAN ZHANG conductor
CHLOË HANSLIP violin (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Feb 17 AT 8:00 PM

HOT LATIN NIGHTS WITH THE MAMBO KINGS

2017–18 POPS

The Mambo Kings bring some serious heat as they celebrate sizzling music of Latin America and the United States. From the sultry melancholy of Astor Piazzolla and the burning Afro Cuban rhythms of Tito Puente to the rhythmic playfulness of jazz great Dave Brubeck and the pop strains of The Beatles, the Mambo Kings take you on a Latin jazz tour that will drive you to your feet!

MAMBO KINGS (pictured)
THOMAS WILKINS conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Feb 25 AT 3:00 PM

BRAHMS’ FIRST SYMPHONY

2017–18 Season

RUNE BERGMANN conductor
MARIANNE BEATE KIELLAND mezzo-soprano (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Mar 9 AT 8:00 PM

ZHANG CONDUCTS TCHAIKOVSKY

2017–18 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor (pictured)
SARA DANESHPOUR piano
ERIC WYRICK violin | JONATHAN SPITZ cello
ROBERT INGLISS oboe | ROBERT WAGNER bassoon        
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Mar 15 AT 1:30 PM

MOZART’S REQUIEM

2017–18 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor (pictured)
Soloists from the CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC
MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY SINGERS Heather J. Buchanan, conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Mar 17 AT 8:00 PM

MOZART’S REQUIEM

2017–18 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor (pictured)
Soloists from the CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC
MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY SINGERS Heather J. Buchanan, conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Apr 14 AT 8:00 PM

JASON ALEXANDER: THE BROADWAY BOY

2017–18 POPS

Long before becoming world renowned as the iconic George Costanza on “Seinfeld,” Jason Alexander was a Tony Award-winning Broadway song-and-dance man. His concert with the NJSO brings a hilarious re-telling of his journey to and on the Broadway stage and features a program of great music from the theater along with comedy and audience interaction. It’s a much-heralded event of music, laughter and fun.

JASON ALEXANDER (pictured)
ANDY EINHORN conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Apr 20 AT 8:00 PM

MCGEGAN CONDUCTS BEETHOVEN & MENDELSSOHN

2017–18 Season

NICHOLAS MCGEGAN conductor (pictured)
ROBERT LEVIN piano
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Apr 22 AT 3:00 PM

MCGEGAN CONDUCTS BEETHOVEN & MENDELSSOHN

2017–18 Season

NICHOLAS MCGEGAN conductor (pictured)
ROBERT LEVIN piano
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

May 5 AT 8:00 PM

MENDELSSOHN’S VIOLIN CONCERTO

2017–18 Season

DIMA SLOBODENIOUK conductor
NING FENG violin (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

May 12 AT 2:00 PM

PANDA-MONIUM: MUSIC FROM THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

2017–18 Family Concerts

It’s a purr-fect arf-ternoon at the NJSO, when we take you on a wild and wooly concert adventure. You’ll be buzzing in delight as you listen to music inspired by the animal kingdom, featuring tunes from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake ballet, Stravinsky’s Firebird and more! We’re not lion—ewe’ll have a whale of a time!

TBD conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

May 12 AT 3:30 PM

PANDA-MONIUM: MUSIC FROM THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

2017–18 Family Concerts

It’s a purr-fect arf-ternoon at the NJSO, when we take you on a wild and wooly concert adventure. You’ll be buzzing in delight as you listen to music inspired by the animal kingdom, featuring tunes from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake ballet, Stravinsky’s Firebird and more! We’re not lion—ewe’ll have a whale of a time!

TBD conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

May 17 AT 1:30 PM

BACH’S COMPLETE BRANDENBURGS

2017–18 Season

ERIC WYRICK leader and violin soloist (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

BACH Brandenburg Concertos Nos 1–6

Listen to Music Clips:

Jun 2 AT 8:00 PM

E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL IN CONCERT WITH THE NJSO

2017–18 POPS

Don’t miss Steven Spielberg’s cinematic masterpiece E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial with John Williams’ Academy Award®-winning score performed live to picture by the NJSO. Experience the magic once more!

CONSTANTINE KITSOPOULOS conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

™ & © Universal Studios

Jun 7 AT 1:30 PM

SHAHAM PLAYS BRAHMS

2017–18 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
GIL SHAHAM violin (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Jun 8 AT 8:00 PM

SHAHAM PLAYS BRAHMS

2017–18 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
GIL SHAHAM violin (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Jun 10 AT 3:00 PM

SHAHAM PLAYS BRAHMS

2017–18 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
GIL SHAHAM violin (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.

Travel Alert

The intersections of Route 280, Route 21 and Broad Street are being reconstructed in phases, which requires detours. Please refer to the NJDOT project website for the latest information.

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. 2016–17 season regular parking rates 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. Each voucher is valid for a single performance.

  • Discount Parking Vouchers for 2016–17 season are $15 each and can be purchased in advance online or by calling 1.800.ALLEGRO (255.3476). The 2016–17 season vouchers must be used by June 30, 2017.
  • Discount Parking Vouchers for 2017–18 season are $18 each and can be purchased in advance by calling 1.800.ALLEGRO (255.3476). The 2017–18 season vouchers must be used by June 30, 2018.

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.

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.

2017–18 Season NJPAC seating charts

Classical Seating in Prudential Hall for Friday, Saturday and Sunday concerts

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Classical Seating in Prudential Hall for Thursday concerts

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Pops Seating in Prudential Hall

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Family seating in Victoria Theater

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