Special Concerts 2023–24 Season

More Info for Jurassic Park in Concert
Oct 25 - 29, 2023 
2023-24 Season

Jurassic Park in Concert

New Jersey Symphony at the Movies

Constantine Kitsopoulos conductor
New Jersey Symphony

This action-packed adventure pits man against prehistoric predators in the ultimate battle for survival. Featuring visually stunning imagery and groundbreaking special effects, this epic film is sheer movie magic 65 million years in the making.

Welcome … to Jurassic Park!

Performed in Morristown, Red Bank, Newark and New Brunswick
More Info for A Gospel Holiday
Dec 9, 2023 
2023-24 Season

A Gospel Holiday

New Jersey Symphony Family Concert: Fun for All Ages

Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser conductor
New Jersey Symphony Gospel Chorus
New Jersey Symphony

Spotlighting celebrated artists from Newark and beyond, the New Jersey Symphony lauds the power of the first instrument—the human voice—with a gospel music-inspired holiday extravaganza. Come ready to sing, dance and clap along! 

Performed in Newark
More Info for Handel’s Messiah
Dec 15 - 17, 2023 
2023-24 Season

Handel’s Messiah

New Jersey Symphony Holiday Tradition

Nicholas McGegan conductor 
Sherezade Panthaki soprano
Key’mon W. Murrah countertenor
Thomas Cooley tenor
Tyler Duncan baritone
Montclair State University Singers | Heather J. Buchanan, director
New Jersey Symphony

Join us as the Symphony performs this great holiday tradition! Nicholas McGegan will conduct Handel’s incomparable classic Messiah. Joining McGegan and the musicians will be the talented singers of Montclair State University, who will delight audiences as they sing the glorious “Hallelujah Chorus.”

Performed in Princeton and Newark
More Info for 2024 Lunar New Year Celebration
Feb 3, 2024 
2023-24 Season

2024 Lunar New Year Celebration

Celebration of the Year of the Dragon

Yue Bao conductor
Tony Siqi Yun piano
New Jersey Symphony

Join us for this evening of community and cultural exchange that is wonderful for families and children as we celebrate the Year of the Dragon. 

Music Director Xian Zhang ignited the first Lunar New Year Celebration six years ago, and this festive tradition continues with conductor Yue Bao and pianist Tony Siqi Yun.

Performed in Newark
More Info for Respect: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin
Feb 16 - 18, 2024 
2023-24 Season

Respect: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin

New Jersey Symphony Special Concert - Symphony Celebration

Lucas Waldin conductor
Capathia Jenkins vocalist
Ryan Shaw vocalist
New Jersey Symphony

A tribute to the Queen of Soul, this program features symphony favorite Capathia Jenkins and three-time Grammy Award-nominee Ryan Shaw performing such iconic hits as “Respect,” “Think,” “A Natural Woman,” “Chain of Fools,” “Amazing Grace” and many others.

Performed in Red Bank, Newark and New Brunswick
More Info for Batman in Concert
Mar 2, 2024 
2023-24 Season

Batman in Concert

New Jersey Symphony at the Movies

New Jersey Symphony

We’re sending out a Bat Signal… you’re invited to Batman in Concert. Watch Tim Burton’s 1989 film (PG-13) on the big screen as the New Jersey Symphony performs Danny Elfman’s iconic score, live.

Performed in Newark
More Info for Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in Concert
Apr 4 - 7, 2024 
2023-24 Season

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in Concert

New Jersey Symphony at the Movies

Nicholas Hersh conductor
New Jersey Symphony

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. 

Performed in Morristown, Red Bank, New Brunswick and Newark
More Info for Discover Beethoven’s Eroica
May 18, 2024 
2023-24 Season

Discover
Beethoven’s Eroica

New Jersey Symphony Family Concert: A Music Discovery Zone

New Jersey Symphony

Discover what makes a live orchestra concert so special. We’ll take a deep dive into Beethoven’s “Eroica”–his breakout Third Symphony that broke all the rules and forged a new future for the symphonic form. Inspired by Leonard Bernstein’s masterful way of putting young audiences at the center of music-making, this interactive concert will feature inside tips, listening cues and fun facts that make for the perfect Saturday afternoon family outing!

Performed in Newark