More Info for 2021 Lunar New Year Celebration
Feb 1 - 6, 2021 
2020-21 Season

2021 Lunar New Year Celebration

Virtual Concert & Festival—Celebrate the year of the Ox with the NJSO!

Virtual Festival & Concert

Feb 1–5
Virtual festival videos released daily, including performances and cooking demonstrations.

Feb 6 at 7:30 pm
Lunar New Year Celebration virtual concert premiere.

An NJSO tradition continues with the third annual Lunar New Year Celebration! The Peking University Alumni Chorus and Starry Arts Group Children’s Chorus return for this joyous virtual concert. A weeklong virtual festival leading up to this concert will highlight community performers and cultural groups, traditional performances, cooking demonstrations and more.

Music Director Xian Zhang’s program includes Eastern traditional favorites such as the Spring Festival Overture, “Purple Bamboo Tune,” “Fisherman’s Song at Eventide” and “Gong Xi Gong Xi,” united with Western classical favorites such as Tchaikovsky’s Andante cantabile for Cello and Orchestra and Piazzolla’s Libertango. During the concert premiere, hear from the artists as they provide live text commentary on the performances.

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

Become a VIP Supporter for Special Access

Pre-Concert Virtual VIP Event
Feb 6 at 6:30 pm

Join us! Event sponsors and VIP Supporters of $100 or more will be invited to an exclusive event with Xian Zhang and special guests, and will receive recognition in the videos and event materials. Net proceeds from our Lunar New Year Celebration will support the artistic vision of Music Director Xian Zhang.

Sponsor and Supporter Info

Questions on sponsorships or VIP support? Contact Renee Pachucki at [email protected] or 862.800.5848.

 

Premieres daily and is available on demand after the premiere
More Info for From the Jersey Shore
Feb 17, 2021 
2020-21 Season

From the Jersey Shore

NJSO Everywhere

Free! Watch it on demand after the premiere.

ANDREA MENOUSEK horn
LAWRENCE DIBELLO horn
MICHAEL BAKER trumpet
VERNON POST trombone

A brass ensemble heads down the shore for the second episode of NJSO Everywhere. Rousing works by Sousa and Poulenc fill the air in Seaside Heights.

Featuring NJSO hornists Andrea Menousek and Lawrence DiBello, NJSO trombonist Vernon Post and trumpeter Michael Baker.

This free event premieres Feb 17 at 7:30 pm and is available on demand after the premiere.
More Info for POSTPONED Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Concert
Mar 19 - 21, 2021 
2020-21 Season

POSTPONED Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Concert

Special Concert—See it on the big screen as the NJSO plays the score live.

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
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More Info for POSTPONED Star Wars: The Last Jedi in Concert
Mar 19 - 21, 2021 
2020-21 Season

POSTPONED Star Wars: The Last Jedi in Concert

In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past. Experience this thrilling film like never before as the NJSO performs Oscar®-winning composer John Williams’ exhilarating score live.

Performed in Red Bank, Newark and New Brunswick
More Info for From Pier C Park in Hoboken
Mar 31, 2021 
2020-21 Season

From Pier C Park in Hoboken

NJSO Everywhere

Free! Watch it on demand after the premiere.

BRYAN HERNANDEZ-LUCH violin
MING YANG violin
BRETT DEUBNER viola
LAURA ANDRADE cello

Trailblazing composer George Walker (the first Black composer to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music) lived in Montclair, NJ, for most of his life. We go to the waterfront of Hoboken’s Pier C Park for the movement from his String Quartet No. 1 had later life as his most performed work, Lyric for Strings.

This free event premieres Mar 31 at 7:30 pm and is available on demand after the premiere.
More Info for From Van Vleck House & Gardens in Montclair
Apr 21, 2021 
2020-21 Season

From Van Vleck House & Gardens in Montclair

NJSO Everywhere

Free! Watch it on demand after the premiere.

ERIC WYRICK violin
DAVID BLINN viola
NA-YOUNG BAEK cello
ALEXANDER BICKARD bass
ANDREW LAMY clarinet
ROBERT WAGNER bassoon
LAWRENCE DIBELLO horn

The grounds of Van Vleck House & Gardens in Montclair provide a gorgeous backdrop for the first movement of Beethoven’s Septet.

Premieres Apr 21 at 7:30 pm and is available on demand after the premiere.
More Info for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ Part 1 in Concert
Oct 30, 2021 
2020-21 Season

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 in Concert

Special Concert—See it on the big screen as the NJSO plays the score live.

The end begins. Harry, Ron and Hermione go hunting for Horcruxes in part one of the epic finale Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsPart 1 in Concert. Relive every harrowing moment as Harry and his friends rush to face Voldemort for the last time, with the full film accompanied by the NJSO in an experience you’ll never forget.

Performed in Newark
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More Info for POSTPONED Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ Part 2 in Concert
Oct 30, 2021 

POSTPONED Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsPart 2 in Concert

Special Concert—See it on the big screen as the NJSO plays the score live.

In the epic finale to the Harry Potter Film Concert Series, the battle between good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into an all-out war! Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsPart 2 in Concert brings the final chapter to the big screen as the NJSO performs every note of the epic score from Alexandre Desplat. The stakes have never been higher!

Performed in Newark