New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark

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

Upcoming Events

May 30 AT 8:00 PM

BROADWAY SPECTACULAR WITH THE NJSO

2014–15 POPS Series

Hailed by The New York Times as one of “Broadway’s electric conductors,” Todd Ellison leads a sizzling program of spectacular favorites you know and love from such Broadway hits as American in Paris (where Ellison is the current Music Supervisor!), Carousel, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Shrek the Musical and 42nd Street. Three of the hottest talents on the stage today join Ellison and the NJSO for a sparkling program of showtunes, for a concert that you will not want to miss.

TODD ELLISON conductor
BETH LEAVEL vocalist (pictured)
CHRISTOPHER SIEBER vocalist
KATHRYN GUTHRIE vocalist
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Jun 6 AT 2:00 PM

A HERO’S JOURNEY

2014–15 Family Series

Who are your heroes? They can be anyone from firefighters to the president, from parents to a friend who stands up to a bully. How would music about heroes sound? Imagine your own as you listen to pieces inspired by famous heroes in Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, Verdi’s Nabucco Overture and Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony.

JEFFREY GROGAN conductor (pictured)
BEN STEINFELD host
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Jun 6 AT 8:00 PM

ALL-BEETHOVEN: FIFTH SYMPHONY & “EMPEROR” CONCERTO

2014–15 Season

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor
MARC-ANDRÉ HAMELIN piano (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Jun 7 AT 3:00 PM

ALL-BEETHOVEN: FIFTH SYMPHONY & “EMPEROR” CONCERTO

2014–15 Season

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor
MARC-ANDRÉ HAMELIN piano (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Jun 14 AT 3:00 PM

MOZART & MENDELSSOHN

2014–15 Season

DAVID DANZMAYR conductor
BART FELLER flute (pictured)
STACEY SHAMES harp
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Oct 17 AT 8:00 PM

CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE WITH THE NJSO

2015–16 POPS Series

Back by popular demand! NJSO Associate Conductor Gemma New conducts as these exceptional artists—acrobats, aerial flyers, contortionists and strongmen—perform dazzling and death-defying choreography and acrobatic feats to classical favorites that will thrill audiences of all ages.

GEMMA NEW conductor
CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Oct 22 AT 1:30 PM

THIBAUDET PLAYS GERSHWIN

2015–16 Season

Oct 23 AT 8:00 PM

THIBAUDET PLAYS GERSHWIN

2015–16 Season

Oct 31 AT 8:00 PM

RACHMANINOFF’S SECOND SYMPHONY

2015–16 Season

CHRISTOPH KÖNIG conductor
JONATHAN BISS piano 
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Nov 5 AT 1:30 PM

BEETHOVEN’S NINTH

2015–16 Season

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor (pictured)
BARBARA SHIRVIS soprano
ELIZABETH BISHOP mezzo-soprano
JONATHAN BOYD tenor
STEPHEN POWELL baritone
WESTMINSTER SYMPHONIC CHOIR Joe Miller, director
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Nov 6 AT 8:00 PM

BEETHOVEN’S NINTH

2015–16 Season

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor (pictured)
BARBARA SHIRVIS soprano
ELIZABETH BISHOP mezzo-soprano
JONATHAN BOYD tenor
STEPHEN POWELL baritone
WESTMINSTER SYMPHONIC CHOIR Joe Miller, director
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Nov 8 AT 3:00 PM

BEETHOVEN’S NINTH

2015–16 Season

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor (pictured)
BARBARA SHIRVIS soprano
ELIZABETH BISHOP mezzo-soprano
JONATHAN BOYD tenor
STEPHEN POWELL baritone
WESTMINSTER SYMPHONIC CHOIR Joe Miller, director
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Nov 28 AT 2:00 PM

CLASSICAL FAVORITES IN THE FORECAST

2015–16 Season Family Series

Winter, spring, summer or fall, there’s always music in the forecast! Hear how composers depict weather and seasons like the lazy heat of summer, a spring storm or a snowy day. Favorites from Gershwin, Beethoven, Copland and more set the stage for a thunderously good time!

JEFFREY GROGAN conductor (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Nov 28 AT 8:00 PM

VIVALDI’S FOUR SEASONS

2015–16 Season

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

Dec 5 AT 8:00 PM

HOME ALONE: THE MOVIE

2015–16 POPS Series

A true holiday favorite, this rollicking comedy classic features legendary composer John Williams’ charming and delightful score, performed live by the NJSO. Watch as Macaulay Culkin stars as Kevin McCallister, an 8-year-old boy who is accidentally left behind when his family leaves for Christmas vacation and must defend his home against two bungling thieves. It’s hard to believe this hilarious and heartwarming holiday romp is 25 years old!

CONSTANTINE KITSOPOULOS conductor
NEW JERSEY YOUTH CHORUS Trish Joyce, director
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Dec 20 AT 3:00 PM

HANDEL’S MESSIAH

2015–16 Season

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor
CELENA SHAFER soprano
ADRIANA ZABALA mezzo-soprano
WILLIAM BURDEN tenor
DASHON BURTON bass-baritone
MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY SINGERS Heather J. Buchanan, director
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

HANDEL Messiah

Jan 17 AT 3:00 PM

BEETHOVEN & DANIELPOUR

2015–16 Season

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor
LISA PEGHER percussion (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Jan 22 AT 8:00 PM

WINTER FESTIVAL: SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE

2015–16 Season

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor (pictured)
BERNARD UZAN narrator
SYMPHONIC CHORUS OF MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC Kent Tritle, director
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Jan 30 AT 8:00 PM

WINTER FESTIVAL: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

2015–16 Season

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor (pictured)
THE SHAKESPEARE THEATRE OF NEW JERSEY Bonnie J. Monte, artistic director
Women of the MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY CHORALE Heather J. Buchanan, director
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Feb 13 AT 2:00 PM

STAR POWER

2015–16 Season Family Series

Before there were movies and TV shows, there were orchestra concerts, and composers were the biggest stars of the day. Stroll down the NJSO’s Composer Walk of Fame and hear John Williams’ Star Wars and the very best music from Beethoven, Mozart and Tchaikovsky. Rising stars from the NJSO Academy Orchestra take the stage to inspire young listeners.

GEMMA NEW conductor (pictured)
NJSO ACADEMY ORCHESTRA
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Feb 13 AT 8:00 PM

VALENTINE’S DAY WITH MEGAN HILTY & THE NJSO

2015–16 POPS Series

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Megan Hilty, known for starring roles in “Smash,” Wicked and 9 to 5: The Musical. Called a “burgeoning blonde bombshell” by The Daily Beast, Hilty’s sensational voice and star power are perfect for a trip through the American Songbook.

MEGAN HILTY vocalist (pictured)
TODD ELLISON conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Feb 27 AT 8:00 PM

VISTAS & LANDSCAPES: COPLAND & DVOŘÁK

2015–16 Season

MIGUEL HARTH-BEDOYA conductor (pictured)
STEPHEN FANG cello
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Feb 28 AT 3:00 PM

VISTAS & LANDSCAPES: COPLAND & DVOŘÁK

2015–16 Season

MIGUEL HARTH-BEDOYA conductor (pictured)
STEPHEN FANG cello
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Mar 17 AT 1:30 PM

ROMANTIC MASTERWORKS FROM SCHUMANN & BRAHMS

2015–16 Season

CHRISTIAN ARMING conductor
STEPHEN HOUGH piano (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Mar 20 AT 3:00 PM

ROMANTIC MASTERWORKS FROM SCHUMANN & BRAHMS

2015–16 Season

CHRISTIAN ARMING conductor
STEPHEN HOUGH piano (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Apr 7 AT 1:30 PM

ZHANG CONDUCTS TCHAIKOVSKY 4

2015–16 Season

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

Apr 8 AT 8:00 PM

ZHANG CONDUCTS TCHAIKOVSKY 4

2015–16 Season

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

Apr 16 AT 8:00 PM

MUSIC OF THE “MAD MEN” ERA

2015–16 POPS Series

Cheyenne Jackson, star of Broadway and TV hits “Glee” and “30 Rock,” takes you back to a time when bossa nova was new, the lounges of Las Vegas were hip and boss dance music was spinning on every hi-fi. Dress in your best “Mad Men” attire and enjoy the slick sounds of the 50s and 60s.

CHEYENNE JACKSON vocalist (pictured)
THOMAS WILKINS conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

May 12 AT 1:30 PM

HADELICH PLAYS TCHAIKOVSKY

2015–16 Season

JÉRÉMIE RHORER conductor
AUGUSTIN HADELICH violin (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

May 14 AT 8:00 PM

HADELICH PLAYS TCHAIKOVSKY

2015–16 Season

JÉRÉMIE RHORER conductor
AUGUSTIN HADELICH violin (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

May 21 AT 2:00 PM

ATHLETES OF THE ORCHESTRA

2015–16 Season Family Series

The big game is on—meet all the teams of the Orchestra and cheer on your favorite! Will it be the strings, brass, woodwinds or percussion that win the day? “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” Olympic fanfares and classics from Mozart and Rimsky-Korsakov will make it feel like you and the kids are sitting on the third-base line with a hot dog and a soda.

JEFFREY GROGAN conductor (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

May 21 AT 8:00 PM

JESSYE NORMAN WITH THE NJSO

2015–16 Season

The NJSO and NJPAC are thrilled to welcome superstar soprano Jessye Norman, a legendary performer of electrifying magnitude. Her program with Lacombe and the NJSO centers on songs of American life, from the Great American Songbook to Spirituals. Don’t miss the pairing of Norman and Lacombe in this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor
JESSYE NORMAN soprano (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Jun 4 AT 8:00 PM

BOND & BEYOND

2015–16 POPS Series

The music is Bond, James Bond, as the NJSO takes you into the world of your favorite spy. The legacy of 007 comes alive in a symphonic tribute featuring music from five decades of Bond films, including Casino Royale, Goldfinger, Diamonds are Forever and more.

MICHAEL KRAJEWSKI conductor
DEBBIE GRAVITTE vocalist (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Jun 12 AT 3:00 PM

LACOMBE CONDUCTS RACHMANINOFF & RAVEL

2015–16 Season

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor (pictured)
JOYCE YANG piano
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

April 18 Parking Notice: General parking is only available in Lots B, C and the Military Park Garage.

Parking is available in three 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, B and 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 $22 per person. (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

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Pops SEATING

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