Jun 7 - 10 , 2018

SHAHAM PLAYS BRAHMS

2017–18 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
GIL SHAHAM violin
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

A captivating end to a season of wonders. Fittingly, Mahler’s monumental First Symphony marks Xian Zhang’s first NJSO performance of his music. Gil Shaham, one of today’s greatest and most admired violinists, scales the heights of Brahms’ Violin Concerto with dazzling virtuosity.

  • BERNSTEIN Overture to Candide
    A glittering display of orchestral brilliance and an effervescent tip of the hat to Bernstein’s 100th birthday.

  • BRAHMS Violin Concerto
    Glowing and warm; initially considered unplayable, it has become a cornerstone of the repertoire.

  • MAHLER Symphony No. 1
    Mahler’s magnificent First Symphony seeks life’s meaning in the cycles of nature and the mysteries of love.

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NJSO ACCENTS

Prelude Performance—Fri, June 8, before the concert
Come early and cheer on the young performers from NJSO CHAMPS (Character, Achievement and Music Project) as they perform in the lobby of NJPAC.

Prelude Performance—Sun, June 10, before the concert
Come early and hear the extraordinary Anne Lieberson Ensemble from the NJSO's Youth Orchestras perform in the lobby of NJPAC.