Piano Insiders

An experience for the culturally curious.


Piano Insiders gives you a glimpse inside the artistic world of the NJSO. As an Insider, you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into bringing great piano repertoire and artists to the stage.

Insider Events & Steinway Tour Order Form

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Contact Renee Pachucki at 973.735.1722 or [email protected] for information and orders.

Each Piano Insiders Pass includes access to guest pianists and special events, including:


Rehearsal and Talk-back with Lukáš Vondráček

Wed, Mar 22 at 1 pm at NJPAC in Newark

Piano Insiders enjoy reserved box seating at the dress rehearsal of Shostakovich’s First Piano Concerto. After the rehearsal, take your place on stage and join Vondráček and Music Director Xian Zhang for a discussion. Discover how the NJSO selects repertoire and artists, and hear about the life and career of this winner of the International Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition 2016.

1718-Inon-Piano-Insiders.jpgConversation with Inon Barnatan

Wed, May 17 at 7 pm (location TBD)

As an Insider, you are invited to a private event with Inon Barnatan, an Israeli pianist celebrated for the unique approach, probing intellect and consummate artistry he brings to a broad range of repertoire. Barnatan currently serves as the first Artist-in-Association of the New York Philharmonic. He will entertain guests in a conversation in an intimate setting.

Piano Insiders Tickets

Individual Events:
Wed, Mar 22: Rehearsal in Newark – $50 per person                
Wed, May 17: Conversation (location TBD) – $75 per person 

Piano Insiders 3-event Passes – $150 each:
Includes an invitation to attend the Piano Insiders events listed above, as well as a 50% discount on concert tickets for any of the following NJSO concerts:
Zhang conducts Beethoven’s Seventh—March 23, 24, 25, 26
Season Finale with Zhang & Bronfman—June 8, 9, 10, 11      

Insider Events & Steinway Tour Order Form

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Contact Renee Pachucki at 973.735.1722 or [email protected] for information and orders.

Enhance your Piano Insiders experience with this can’t-miss trip:

Steinway & Sons Factory Tour and Private Recital at Steinway Hall

Tue, May 16
Bus departs Newark at 7:30 am for a 9:30 am tour

1718-TerrenceWilson-piano-insider.jpgA one-of-a kind Steinway & Sons NYC experience! Tour the working factory in Astoria where skilled artisans build Steinway pianos by hand. It’s a fascinating process to see how the Steinway piano’s incomparable sound is achieved and learn how the Steinway family is responsible for developing the modern piano into what it is today.

After the tour, enjoy lunch and a visit to the Steinway Hall in midtown. There, you’ll tour the new flagship gallery space and be treated to a private recital by pianist Terrence Wilson.                    


Steinway Tour Passes—$200 each
Includes round-trip transportation from Newark, factory tour, gallery tour and recital, lunch and gratuities.

Steinway Tour Details
Please note the following conditions and restrictions for tour participants:

  • The factory is large and the tour covers a significant area. Participants must be able to stand and walk for 1 ½ to 2 hours, including 3–4 flights of stairs.
  • There is no seating or rest areas available on the shop floor.
  • Canes, walkers and wheelchairs are not permitted on the tour.
  • Individuals with pacemakers or similar devices will not be allowed on the tour. (Factory equipment may interfere with the device.)
  • Tour participants will be exposed to dust and chemical odors.
  • Photos and videos are not allowed in the factory.
  • Children under the age of 16 are not permitted on the factory tour.