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Apr 30 - May 3

ZHANG CONDUCTS MOZART & BRAHMS

2014–15 Season

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

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May 9 AT 7:30 PM

NJSO Youth Orchestras Program Spring Concert

NJSO YOUTH ORCHESTRAS
 ACADEMY ORCHESTRA Jeffrey Grogan, conductor
 CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Henry Kao, conductor
 VIOLIN ENSEMBLE Naomi Youngstein, leader

May 15 AT 8:00 PM

ANDRÉ WATTS WITH THE NJSO

2014–15 Season

PETER BAY conductor
ANDRÉ WATTS piano (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

May 17 AT 2:00 PM

18TH ANNUAL UJA BENEFIT CONCERT

2014–15 Season

MICHAEL STERN conductor
ALON GOLDSTEIN piano (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

PROKOFIEV Overture on Hebrew Themes
MENDELSSOHN Piano Concerto No. 1
SMETANA “The Moldau” from Má vlast
BRAHMS Finale from Symphony No. 2

May 30 - May 31

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 from such Broadway hits as 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.

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

Jun 4 - Jun 7

ALL-BEETHOVEN: FIFTH SYMPHONY & “EMPEROR” CONCERTO

2014–15 Season

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor
MARC-ANDRÉ HAMELIN piano (pictured)
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 9 AT 8:00 PM

NJSO CHAMBER PLAYERS AT CAPE MAY MUSIC FESTIVAL

A string quartet featuring some of the state’s finest musicians return to the Cape May Music Festival with a program of classics from the chamber repertoire.

ERIC WYRICK violin
BRENNAN SWEET violin
DAVID BLINN viola
NA-YOUNG BAEK cello

SCHUBERT String Quartet No. 12
BEETHOVEN String Quartet No. 12
DVOŘÁK String Quartet No. 12

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

Jun 18 AT 7:30 PM

NJSO AT PIER A PARK IN HOBOKEN

Free concert!

Take a seat on the lawn of Pier A Park in Hoboken and spend a relaxing summer evening outdoors! As night falls, the New York City skyline lights up behind the orchestra, making this a unique and romantic summer symphony concert destination.

Hear classical dances from Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Brahms in the first half. Then, rev up for a lively second half when the NJSO plays tunes from swing, Latin, pop and a whole lot more. Bring a picnic, bring the kids—and by all means, bring your dancing shoes!

GEMMA NEW conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Jun 26 AT 7:30 PM

NJSO AT BRANCH BROOK PARK IN NEWARK

Free concert with fireworks!

Relax with friends and family and enjoy an evening under the stars at Essex County Branch Brook Park in Newark, a park known for its cherry blossoms each spring. Hear classical dances from Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Brahms in the first half. Then, rev up for a lively second half when the NJSO plays tunes from swing, Latin, pop and a whole lot more. Bring a picnic, bring the kids—and by all means, bring your dancing shoes!

GEMMA NEW conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Jun 28 AT 6:00 PM

GIRALDA MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL IN MADISON

Enjoy the sounds of the NJSO under the baton of Gemma New on the gracious lawns of Giralda Farms in Madison. Hear classical dances from Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Brahms in the first half. Then, rev up for a lively second half when the NJSO plays tunes from swing, Latin, pop and a whole lot more. Bring a picnic, bring the kids—and by all means, bring your dancing shoes!

Gates open early for picnics and activities, including an art show/sale and children’s book readings and signings. Prizes will be awarded for the most inventive picnics, and the 50/50 raffle, which supports Morris Arts’ scholarship program, nets a lucky winner a generous cash prize.

GEMMA NEW conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Jul 16 AT 7:30 PM

FOUR: New Orchestral Works

Join the NJSO for the world premieres of four dynamic works by the composers of the NJSO Edward T. Cone Composition Institute, a multi-faceted program that promotes new music and emerging composers. The composers will briefly describe their pieces in a concert that will show the vibrant future of orchestral music.

JOANN FALLETTA conductor
STEVEN MACKEY Institute Director and host
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Oct 17 - Oct 18

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 - Oct 25

THIBAUDET PLAYS GERSHWIN

2015–16 Season

Oct 29 - Nov 1

RACHMANINOFF’S SECOND SYMPHONY

2015–16 Season

CHRISTOPH KÖNIG conductor
JONATHAN BISS piano 
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Nov 5 - Nov 8

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 27 - Nov 29

VIVALDI’S FOUR SEASONS

2015–16 Season

ERIC WYRICK leader and violin soloist (pictured)
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

Dec 5 - Dec 6

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 18 - Dec 20

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 14 - Jan 17

BEETHOVEN & DANIELPOUR

2015–16 Season

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

Jan 22 - Jan 24

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 29 - Jan 31

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 12 - Feb 14

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 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 25 - Feb 28

VISTAS & LANDSCAPES: COPLAND & DVOŘÁK

2015–16 Season

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

Mar 11 - Mar 13

ALL-MOZART

2015–16 Season

PERRY SO conductor (pictured)
ERIC LU piano
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Mar 17 - Mar 20

ROMANTIC MASTERWORKS FROM SCHUMANN & BRAHMS

2015–16 Season

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

Apr 7 - Apr 10

ZHANG CONDUCTS TCHAIKOVSKY 4

2015–16 Season

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

Apr 15 - Apr 17

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 - May 15

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 - Jun 5

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 9 - Jun 12

LACOMBE CONDUCTS RACHMANINOFF & RAVEL

2015–16 Season

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor (pictured)
JOYCE YANG piano
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA