Dec 20 - 22, 2019

Handel’s Messiah

Featuring guest conductor Roderick Cox
Performed in Princeton and Newark
Handel’s Messiah
Dec 20 - 22, 2019

Jan 25, 2020

Lunar New Year Celebration

Festival & Concert
Performed in Newark
Lunar New Year Celebration
Jan 25, 2020

Feb 7 - 9, 2020

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in Concert

2019–20 Pops Season
Performed in Red Bank, Newark and New Brunswick
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in Concert
Feb 7 - 9, 2020
More Info for Handel’s Messiah
Dec 20 - 22, 2019 
2019-20 season

Handel’s Messiah

Featuring guest conductor Roderick Cox

RODERICK COX conductor
SARAH SHAFER soprano
J’NAI BRIDGES mezzo-soprano
FREDERICK BALLENTINE tenor
DOUGLAS WILLIAMS bass-baritone
MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY SINGERS | Heather J. Buchanan, conductor

Performed in Princeton and Newark
More Info for Classical Mystery Tour: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Jan 26, 2020 
2019-20 season

Classical Mystery Tour: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

2019–20 Pops Season

Beatlemania is back! Relive one of the most iconic albums in rock history as Classical Mystery Tour performs Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band with the NJSO. Hear classic songs from “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” to “When I'm Sixty-Four” to “A Day in the Life”—plus more of the greatest hits from The Beatles’ entire catalogue.

CLASSICAL MYSTERY TOUR
MARTIN HERMAN
conductor

Performed in Newark
More Info for Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in Concert
Feb 7 - 9, 2020 
2019-20 season

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in Concert

2019–20 Pops Season

In the spectacular climactic sixth episode of the Star Wars saga, Darth Vader readies the second Death Star to unleash the final blow to the Rebel Alliance. Luke Skywalker joins R2-D2, C-3PO and Princess Leia to free Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt and launch a desperate attack upon the entire Imperial Fleet. Watch the complete film unfold as the NJSO performs John Williams’ legendary score live.

Performed in Red Bank, Newark and New Brunswick
More Info for Lunar New Year Celebration
Jan 25, 2020 
2019-20 season

Lunar New Year Celebration

Festival & Concert

XIAN ZHANG conductor
Soloists, performers and program details to be announced.

Performed in Newark
More Info for Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Concert
Apr 17 - 19, 2020 
2019-20 season

Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Concert

2019–20 Pops Season

Thirty years after the defeat of the Empire, Luke Skywalker has vanished, and a new threat has risen: The First Order, led by the mysterious Supreme Leader Snoke and his enforcer, Kylo Ren. General Leia Organa’s military force, the Resistance—and unlikely heroes brought together by fate—are the galaxy’s only hope. Experience the complete film with the NJSO performing John Williams’ thrilling score live.

Performed in Red Bank, Newark and New Brunswick
More Info for Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet
Jan 3 - 5, 2020 
2019-20 season

Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet

2020 Winter Festival: In the Spotlight

XIAN ZHANG conductor
INON BARNATAN piano

Performed in Newark, Red Bank and Morristown
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Starts January 3!

2020 NJSO Winter Festival

Music Director Xian Zhang’s love of music from opera and ballet inspires three weeks of epic works from the stage!

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Find musical gifts in the 2019–20 Holiday Gift Guide

From a heavenly musical experience at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark to moving orchestra performances of John Williams’ Star Wars scores live to picture, an NJSO holiday gift is perfect for everyone on your list.

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