Events & Tickets

Dec 21 AT 3:00 PM

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

The December 19 concert in Princeton has limited availability. Call the McCarter Theatre Box Office at 609.258.2787 to make a reservation.

Jan 3 - Jan 4


WARNER BROS. presents
BUGS BUNNY AT THE SYMPHONY II

Created and Conducted by George Daugherty

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Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II celebrates Looney Tunes and its legendary stars! See everyone’s favorites—Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Sylvester, Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner and more—projected on the big screen while the NJSO performs the extraordinary original scores live. This concert has delighted audiences around the world, spotlighting classics like What's Opera, Doc? and The Rabbit of Seville, plus new Warner Bros. 3D theatrical shorts I Tawt I Taw A Puddy Tat and Coyote Falls.

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.
(s14)

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

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

Jan 17 AT 4:00 PM

NO SHUSH!: PETER AND THE WOLF

Presented by Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank

A classical music experience for children aged 3–12 that encourages all the chatter, questions, dancing and imagination you rchild can muster! Brass, string and wind ensembles perform great works like Peter and the Wolf, which has introduced generations of children to the world of classical music. Arrive early for a pre-concert instrument petting zoo, arts activities and more!

NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY CHAMBER ENSEMBLES

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

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)
SID SOLOMON host
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

Feb 28 AT 4:00 PM

NO SHUSH!: THE LAND OF MAKE BELIEVE

Presented by Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank

A symphony experience for children aged 3–12 that encourages all the chatter, questions, dancing and imagination your child can muster! 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
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Mar 12 - Mar 15

MAHLER’S FIRST SYMPHONY: “TITAN”

2014–15 Season

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


Mar 19 - Mar 22

RACHMANINOFF & TCHAIKOVSKY

2014–15 Season

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

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


Apr 24 - Apr 26

KÖNIG CONDUCTS DVOŘÁK

2014–15 Season

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

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 Orchestra 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. 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

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