DVOŘÁK’S CHEERFUL EIGHTH SYMPHONY
DAVID DANZMAYR conductor
STEFAN JACKIW violin (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
A sense of place—that elusive quality comes through in all three pieces on this appealing program. Featuring violinist Stefan Jackiw, hailed by the Boston Post for playing that is “striking for its intelligence and sensitivity.”
PISTON The Incredible Flutist
Witty and charming, Piston’s captivating ballet score tells the story of a colorful circus—complete with star flutist—arriving in a small village.
PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No. 2
Graceful, lyrical and angular: Prokofiev’s Second Violin Concerto was written during a European tour, accounting for its multitude of national styles.
DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 8
Dvořák drew inspiration from the moods, songs and rhythms of country life for this proud ode to his native Bohemia.
Classical Conversation—Thu, Apr 27, and Sun, Apr 30, before the concert
Enjoy a lively Classical Conversation beginning one hour before the performances. Learn more about the music from NJSO musicians, guest artists and other engaging insiders. Free for ticketholders.
#FluteYou—Sat, Apr 29
A new immersive workshop with NJSO flutists, with a pre-concert Prelude Performance in the NJPAC lobby. Additional charge. More information.
NJSO Food Drive—all concerts
Non-perishable food items will be accepted at all performances for donation to local food banks. More info.