Events & Tickets

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 7 AT 4:00 PM

NJSO Youth Orchestras’ Spring Concert

Don't miss the season finale concert of the NJSO Youth Orchestras, featuring the program's four ensembles, as well as a dazzling performance by the 2017 Henry Lewis Concerto Competition winner! Say farewell to graduating seniors and celebrate a year full of musicianship, friendship and fun.

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

Jun 23 AT 7:30 PM

NJSO AT OAK RIDGE PARK IN CLARK (UNION COUNTY)

Free concert!

Pack your gear and come along on a “Road Trip Across the USA,” NJSO-style. Travel from our New Jersey home through the heartland with John Williams’ moving score to Lincoln, to the Wild West and Copland’s iconic Rodeo, all the way to the Magic Kingdom with favorite music from Beauty and the Beast. It’s fun for the whole family on this memorable musical trip!

SAMEER PATEL conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Jun 25 AT 6:00 PM

GIRALDA MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL IN MADISON (MORRIS COUNTY)

Pack your gear and come along on a “Road Trip Across the USA,” NJSO-style. Travel from our New Jersey home through the heartland with John Williams’ moving score to Lincoln, to the Wild West and Copland’s iconic Rodeo, all the way to the Magic Kingdom with favorite music from Beauty and the Beast. It’s fun for the whole family on this memorable musical trip!

SAMEER PATEL conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Jun 27 AT 8:00 PM

NJSO AT OVERPECK COUNTY PARK (BERGEN COUNTY)

Free concert!

Pack your gear and come along on a “Road Trip Across the USA,” NJSO-style. Travel from our New Jersey home through the heartland with John Williams’ moving score to Lincoln, to the Wild West and Copland’s iconic Rodeo, all the way to the Magic Kingdom with favorite music from Beauty and the Beast. It’s fun for the whole family on this memorable musical trip!

SAMEER PATEL conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

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Jun 29 AT 7:30 PM

NJSO AT MAXWELL PLACE PARK IN HOBOKEN (HUDSON COUNTY)

Free concert!

Pack your gear and come along on a “Road Trip Across the USA,” NJSO-style. Travel from our New Jersey home through the heartland with John Williams’ moving score to Lincoln, to the Wild West and Copland’s iconic Rodeo, all the way to the Magic Kingdom with favorite music from Beauty and the Beast. It’s fun for the whole family on this memorable musical trip!

SAMEER PATEL conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Jun 30 AT 7:30 PM

NJSO AT ESSEX COUNTY BRANCH BROOK PARK IN NEWARK

Free concert with fireworks!

Pack your gear and come along on a “Road Trip Across the USA,” NJSO-style. Travel from our New Jersey home through the heartland with John Williams’ moving score to Lincoln, to the Wild West and Copland’s iconic Rodeo, all the way to the Magic Kingdom with favorite music from Beauty and the Beast. It’s fun for the whole family on this memorable musical trip!

SAMEER PATEL conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

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Jul 1 AT 8:00 PM

NJSO AT MERCER COUNTY PARK FESTIVAL GROUNDS IN WEST WINDSOR

Free concert with fireworks!

Pack your gear and come along on a “Road Trip Across the USA,” NJSO-style. Travel from our New Jersey home through the heartland with John Williams’ moving score to Lincoln, to the Wild West and Copland’s iconic Rodeo, all the way to the Magic Kingdom with favorite music from Beauty and the Beast. It’s fun for the whole family on this memorable musical trip!

SAMEER PATEL conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Jul 2 AT 8:00 PM

NJSO AT MARINE PARK IN RED BANK (MONMOUTH COUNTY)

Free concert!

Pack your gear and come along on a “Road Trip Across the USA,” NJSO-style. Travel from our New Jersey home through the heartland with John Williams’ moving score to Lincoln, to the Wild West and Copland’s iconic Rodeo, all the way to the Magic Kingdom with favorite music from Beauty and the Beast. It’s fun for the whole family on this memorable musical trip!

SAMEER PATEL conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Jul 15 AT 8:00 PM

SCORES: NEW ORCHESTRAL WORKS

JoAnn Falletta conducts the NJSO premieres of 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 Institute composers will briefly share the inspiration behind their pieces in an evening that will show the vibrant future of orchestral music.

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

Program to include:
SAAD HADDAD Tahkt
NOAH KAPLAN Forest Through Forest
SAM LIPMAN Song of the Bhagavan
ALYSSA WEINBERG Tereza Slumbers
STEVEN MACKEY Four Iconoclastic Episodes

Oct 7 - Oct 8

OPENING WEEKEND: DENK PLAYS “EMPEROR”

2017–18 Season

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

Oct 12 - Oct 15

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 bewitched 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 - Nov 5

BEETHOVEN’S FIFTH SYMPHONY

2017–18 Season

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

Nov 14 - Nov 17

Concerts for Young People: Shooting for the Stars

JEFFREY GROGAN conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

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!

Nov 18 - Nov 18

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.

JEFFREY GROGAN conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Nov 25 - Nov 26

RADIO HITS LIVE: MUSIC OF ABBA, SIMON & GARFUNKEL, CHICAGO & MORE

2017–18 POPS

Admit it—you’ve belted out these songs in the car, in your room, even in the shower. Now, here are hits you love, in one rollicking, feel-good concert with a quintet of vocalists joining the NJSO. It’s all of your favorite songs, including “Graceland,” “I Will Survive,” “Can't Buy Me Love,” “Working My Way Back to You,” “Dancing Queen,” “Sweet Caroline” and so many more.

STUART CHAFETZ conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Nov 30 - Dec 3

HOUGH PLAYS RACHMANINOFF

2017–18 Season

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

Dec 15 - Dec 17

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 - Jan 7

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 (pictured)
KRISTEN PLUMLEY vocalist
BOB BERNHARDT conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Jan 11 - Jan 14

AMERICA, INSPIRING: RESPIGHI & PROKOFIEV

2017–18 Season Winter Festival

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

Jan 19 - Jan 21

AMERICA, INSPIRING: RAVEL & RACHMANINOFF

2017–18 Season Winter Festival

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

Jan 26 - Jan 28

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

2017–18 Season Winter Festival

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

Feb 16 - Feb 18

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 22 - Feb 25

BRAHMS’ FIRST SYMPHONY

2017–18 Season

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

Mar 9 - Mar 11

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 - Mar 18

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 - Apr 15

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 - Apr 22

MCGEGAN CONDUCTS BEETHOVEN & MENDELSSOHN

2017–18 Season

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

May 3 - May 6

MENDELSSOHN’S VIOLIN CONCERTO

2017–18 Season

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

May 12 - May 12

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!

JEFFREY GROGAN conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

May 17 - May 20

BACH’S COMPLETE BRANDENBURGS

2017–18 Season

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

BACH Brandenburg Concertos Nos 1–6

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May 29 - May 31

Concerts for Young People: The Animal Kingdom

JEFFREY GROGAN conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

It’s a purr-fect morning 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 The Firebird and more! We’re not lion—ewe’ll have a whale of a time!

Jun 1 - Jun 3

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 - Jun 10

SHAHAM PLAYS BRAHMS

2017–18 Season

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