Events & Tickets

Sep 23 - Sep 25

OPENING WEEKEND WITH SARAH CHANG

2016–17 Season

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

Oct 6 - Oct 9

GRIEG PIANO CONCERTO WITH STEWART GOODYEAR

2016–17 Season

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

Oct 27 - Oct 30

XIAN ZHANG DEBUTS AS MUSIC DIRECTOR

2016–17 Season

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

Nov 3 - Nov 6

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 - Nov 13

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 - Nov 26

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 - Nov 27

THANKSGIVING FEAST WITH MOZART & SCHUMANN

2016–17 Season

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

Dec 9 - Dec 24

New Jersey Ballet’s Nutcracker with the NJSO

When the curtain rises on New Jersey Ballet’s sensational Nutcracker, audiences at the production’s home at the Mayo Performing Arts Center can expect the eye-popping special effects, brilliant dancing, glorious costumes and the magic and pantomime that have inspired critics to call it “A spectacle that never seems to age … magic that should go on and on,” and “One of the best … as good as it gets.” The Nutcracker at MPAC will feature the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Gary S. Fagin.

Dec 16 - Dec 18

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 6 - Jan 8

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

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Jan 20 - Jan 22

WINTER FESTIVAL: ZUKERMAN & BEETHOVEN’S VIOLIN CONCERTO

2016–17 Season

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

Jan 26 - Jan 29

WINTER FESTIVAL: ZUKERMAN PERFORMS BACH

2016–17 Season

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

Feb 10 - Feb 12

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 11 - Feb 11

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 23 - Feb 26

RACHMANINOFF’S SECOND PIANO CONCERTO

2016–17 Season

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

Mar 10 AT 8:00 PM

THE IRISH TENORS

With Members of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

The Irish Tenors powerful vocal line-up of Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns and Ronan Tynan are unquestionably the leading brand of this genre. All classically trained singers, each having performed in leading concert halls across the world, together they combine to produce a sound and concert experience which touches hearts and stirs the emotions. Happy songs of celebration and humor, mixed with touching melodies and songs that warm the heart.

THE IRISH TENORS
Members of the NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Mar 23 - Mar 26

ZHANG CONDUCTS BEETHOVEN’S SEVENTH

2016–17 Season

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

Apr 7 - Apr 9

RAVEL’S BOLÉRO

2016–17 Season

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

Apr 21 - Apr 23

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 27 - Apr 30

DVOŘÁK’S CHEERFUL EIGHTH SYMPHONY

2016–17 Season

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

May 11 - May 14

SCHUBERT’S “GREAT” SYMPHONY

2016–17 Season

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

Jun 3 - Jun 4

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 - Jun 11

SEASON FINALE WITH ZHANG & BRONFMAN

2016–17 Season

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