Events & Tickets

Apr 26 - Apr 27

THE WIZARD OF OZ WITH ORCHESTRA

2013-14 Season NJSO POPS

Seventy five years after The Wizard of Oz debuted on the big screen, watch it again in all its glory, accompanied by your NJSO performing the Harold Arlen score. “Follow the Yellow Brick Road” with the incomparable Judy Garland as Dorothy and lovable Bert Lahr as the Cowardly Lion—you can even dress up as your favorite character and win a prize!

CONSTANTINE KITSOPOULOS conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 

May 1 - May 4

BRAHMS FIRST SYMPHONY

2013-14 Season

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor
ANTHONY MCGILL clarinet (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

May 9 AT 8:00 PM

BELL & LACOMBE

2013-14 Season

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor
JOSHUA BELL violin (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

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May 11 AT 4:00 PM

Greater Newark Youth Orchestras' Annual Spring Concert

Experience the artistry of the NJSO’s youth ensembles! Program includes Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8, Grieg’s Holberg Suite and Kristin Hauge’s “Rondo,” a new composition written for the Greater Newark Violin Ensemble. The concert will also showcase the 2014 Concerto Competition winner, violinist Rachel Seo, performing the first movement of Lalo’s Symphonie espagnole.

GREATER NEWARK VIOLIN ENSEMBLE Naomi Youngstein, leader
GREATER NEWARK CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Henry Kao, conductor
GREATER NEWARK YOUTH ORCHESTRA Jeffrey Grogan, conductor

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May 16 AT 8:00 PM

MUSIC OF ANTON BRUCKNER

At the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark

Experience the powerful choral music of Bruckner in the fifth-largest cathedral in North America—the stunning Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark. This all-Bruckner program features The Archdiocesan Festival and Cathedral Choirs singing Te Deum, along with other Bruckner choral works.

May 18 AT 3:00 PM

17TH ANNUAL UJA BENEFIT CONCERT

2013-14 Season

From beloved favorites including Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No. 6 to the bursting energy of Leonard Bernstein’s Fancy Free and the danceable melodies of Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings, this program brings the excitement and beauty of ballet music into the concert hall. Dancers from the Joffrey Ballet Concert Group join the NJSO as the rich sounds of the Orchestra create a magical landscape for the imagination to dance.

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor (pictured)
Dancers from the JOFFREY BALLET CONCERT GROUP
SHAWN HOUNSELL choreographer
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

May 30 - Jun 1

BEETHOVEN’S VIOLIN CONCERTO

2013-14 Season

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor
JAMES EHNES violin (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Jun 5 AT 7:30 PM

Broadway at Moorland

Featuring Tom Wopat, Liz Callaway and Steven Schwartz

Tom Wopat, Liz Callaway, Steven Schwartz and special friends Scott Coulter, Jessica Hendy and Kelli Rabke join the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor Gerald Steichen in Broadway at Moorland, a concert under the stars at Moorland Farms in Far Hills. Bring a picnic and enjoy an evening of Broadway favorites, capped with fireworks by Grucci! Broadway at Moorland is the 14th annual summer concert at Moorland farms and the first partnership of NJPAC and the Far Hills Race Meeting Association. Proceeds benefit NJPAC’s arts education programs.

Jun 7 AT 2:00 PM

MEET THE ORCHESTRA

2013-14 Season NJSO Family Series

Tweet, crash, oomph, plink, warble, pluck … Meet each instrument of the orchestra in turn through Britten’s delightful Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra. Don’t be fooled by the title—kids and grownups alike will be enthralled by it. Explore all the different sounds that an orchestra can make and cheer on your favorite instrument family! Wear blue for strings, red for woodwinds, yellow for brass or green for percussion.

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

Jun 7 - Jun 8

CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE

2013-14 Season NJSO POPS

Dazzling. Thrilling. Death defying. Delicate. Awe inspiring. A troupe of exceptional artists—aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers and strongmen—joins your NJSO for what Review Vancouver has called “truly amazing choreography and acrobatic feats performed in perfect timing" to classical favorites such as Bizet’s Carmen, Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, Mendelssohn’s “Italian” Symphony, Khachaturian’s Masquerade Suite, Kabalevsky’s The Comedians and John Williams’ score from Superman.

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor
CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 

Jul 18 AT 8:00 PM

WORLD PREMIERE OF CONE’S SYMPHONY

2014–15 Season

A unique journey of discovery awaits listeners as the NJSO presents a special event focused on the legacy of composer Edward T. Cone, and featuring the world premiere of his Symphony.

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

CONE Symphony

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Oct 10 - Oct 12

CARMINA BURANA

2014–15 Season Opening Night

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor (pictured)
ALINE KUTAN soprano
JEAN-FRANCIS MONVOISIN tenor
ÉTIENNE DUPUIS baritone
WESTMINSTER SYMPHONIC CHOIR Joe Miller, director
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

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Oct 23 - Oct 26

GIL SHAHAM PLAYS MENDELSSOHN

2014–15 Season

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor
GIL SHAHAM violin (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

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Oct 30 - Nov 2

LACOMBE CONDUCTS SCHEHERAZADE

2014–15 Season

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Nov 6 - Nov 9

CLASSIC VIENNA: MOZART, STRAUSS JR. & SCHUBERT

2014–15 Season

EUGENE TZIGANE conductor
LISE DE LA SALLE piano (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

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Nov 28 - Nov 30

CHOPIN PIANO CONCERTO NO. 1

2014–15 Season

STEFAN SANDERLING conductor
INON BARNATAN piano (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

 

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Nov 29 AT 2:00 PM

THE MUSICAL TIME MACHINE

2014–15 Family Series

Join forces with Maestro Jeff and race through history to stop a clever time traveler! Power up the time machine to keep the time traveler from permanently changing music from Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, Rossini’s William Tell Overture and Dvořák’s “New World” Symphony!

JEFFREY GROGAN conductor (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

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Dec 13 - Dec 14

A TAKE 6 HOLIDAY WITH THE NJSO

2014–15 POPS series

The syncopated sounds of 10-time Grammy Award-winning ensemble Take 6 will fill you with holiday spirit! This sensational sextet infuses R&B, pop, gospel and more into joyful, groovin’ entertainment, with a program that includes their unique take on seasonal favorites including “Joy to the World” and “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.” Come early and enjoy caroling in the lobby, and bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots.

TAKE 6 (pictured)
JOSEPH JOUBERT conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

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Dec 19 - Dec 21

HANDEL’S MESSIAH

2014–15 Season

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor
NATHALIE PAULIN soprano
MIREILLE LEBEL mezzo-soprano (pictured)
ISAIAH BELL tenor
GORDON BINTNER bass
MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY SINGERS Heather J. Buchanan, director
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

HANDEL Messiah

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Jan 9 - Jan 11

LACOMBE CONDUCTS ROMEO AND JULIET

2014–15 Season—2015 Winter Festival Concert

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor
RACHEL STERRENBERG soprano (pictured)
MINGJIE LEI tenor
THE SHAKESPEARE THEATRE OF NEW JERSEY Bonnie J. Monte, artistic director
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

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Jan 16 - Jan 18

SARAH CHANG PLAYS BERNSTEIN

2014–15 Season—2015 Winter Festival Concert

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor
SARAH CHANG violin (pictured)
ELENA PERRONI soprano
HEATHER STEBBINS soprano
ROY HAGE tenor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

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Jan 22 - Jan 25

WEST SIDE STORY WITH SARAH CHANG

2014-15 Season—2015 Winter Festival Concert

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor
SARAH CHANG violin (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

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Feb 7 AT 2:00 PM

THE LAND OF MAKE BELIEVE

2014–15 Season Family Series—The Gretchen Lochner Gonzales Memorial Family Concert

Just as authors use words, composers use music to tell stories about grand adventures, falling in love, epic battles and so much more, helping to create magical worlds in our imaginations. What stories do you hear in  Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, Bernstein’s West Side Story and music from Harry Potter?

GEMMA NEW conductor (pictured)
GREATER NEWARK YOUTH ORCHESTRA
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Feb 7 - Feb 8

SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN

2014–15 POPS Series

From the iconic, puddle-jumping “Singin’ in the Rain” scene to the crisp rendition of “Good Morning” and the tender moments of “You Were Meant for Me,” Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds sang and danced their way right to the top of the American Film Institute’s list of greatest movie musicals. The NJSO brings the film’s beloved soundtrack to life while the remastered film is shown with the original dialogue and vocals intact.

CONSTANTINE KITSOPOULOS conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Feb 27 - Mar 1

MOZART & MENDELSSOHN

2014–15 Season

JOHANNES DEBUS conductor
BART FELLER flute (pictured)
STACEY SHAMES harp
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

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Mar 12 - Mar 15

MAHLER’S FIRST SYMPHONY: “TITAN”

2014–15 Season

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor
KIRILL GERSTEIN piano (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

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Mar 19 - Mar 22

RACHMANINOFF & TCHAIKOVSKY

2014–15 Season

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor
SERHIY SALOV piano (pictured)
MARY FAHL vocalist
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

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Apr 18 - Apr 19

HEART OF MOTOWN WITH SPECTRUM AND THE NJSO

2014–15 POPS series

With tight, ringing harmonies, slick moves and an utter commitment to the joy of the music, Spectrum recreates the sound of Motown. Relive the magic of The Four Tops, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, The Drifters, The Miracles and other R&B sensations with this high-energy tribute including “Just My Imagination,” “My Girl” and “The Way You Do the Things You Do.”

SPECTRUM (pictured)
SARAH HICKS conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

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Apr 24 - Apr 26

KÖNIG CONDUCTS DVOŘÁK

2014–15 Season

CHRISTOPH KÖNIG conductor (pictured)
STEFAN JACKIW violin
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

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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 15 AT 8:00 PM

ANDRÉ WATTS WITH THE NJSO

2014–15 Season

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

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May 17 AT 3:00 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

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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. Two of the hottest talents on the stage today—Beth Leavel and Christopher Sieber—join Ellison and the NJSO for a sparkling program of showtunes.

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

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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

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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)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA