NJSO Virtual 20–21

A specially designed virtual season featuring orchestral concerts, NJSO at Home videos and a number of other exciting programs!

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On Demand Virtual Season Events

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Upcoming Virtual Season Events

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More Info for From One Theater Square in Newark
Dec 2, 2020 
2020-21 Season

From One Theater Square in Newark

NJSO Everywhere

Free! Watch it on demand after the premiere.

DAVID SOUTHORN violin

NJSO Assistant Concertmaster David Southorn kicks off NJSO Everywhere, a series of short videos pairing great music with iconic New Jersey locations. Our series opens on the roof of One Theater Square in Newark with Rhapsody No. 1 for Solo Violin, a bold new work from Princeton-based composer Jessie Montgomery.

Premieres Dec 2 at 7:30 pm and is available on demand after the premiere.
More Info for TGI Bach | Largo from Violin Sonata No. 3
Dec 4, 2020 
2020-21 Season

TGI Bach | Largo from Violin Sonata No. 3

NJSO at Home

Free! Watch it on demand after the premiere.

DAVID SOUTHORN violin

Soar over the skies of Pyeongchang, South Korea, as Assistant Concertmaster David Southorn performs the Largo from Bach’s Violin Sonata No. 3 in C Major.

Premieres Dec 4 at 5 pm and is available on demand after the premiere.
More Info for NJSO at Home for the Holidays
Dec 9 - 18, 2020 
2020-21 Season

NJSO at Home for the Holidays

Holiday videos premiere daily!

NJSO musicians share festive favorites and holiday traditions, from our homes to yours. Enjoy daily musician videos featuring performances, family recipes, holiday memories and more, starting December 9. And tune in for a pair of can’t-miss features: a fun holiday special hosted by Mark Timmerman (Dec 17) and performances of “And the Glory of the Lord” and “Hallelujah” Chorus from Handel’s Messiah, featuring our friends in the Montclair State University Singers (Dec 18).

Starting Dec 9:

Holiday videos premiere daily at 5 pm.

Dec 17 at 7:30 pm:

Holiday Special

Enjoy an evening of holiday music and fun, featuring solo and chamber performances by NJSO musicians, plus fun surprises, hosted by Mark Timmerman.

MARK TIMMERMAN host

Dec 18 at 7:30 pm:

The New Jersey Symphony Chamber Orchestra and Montclair State University Singers present “And the Glory of the Lord” and “Hallelujah” Chorus from Handel’s Messiah.

MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY SINGERS
   Heather J. Buchanan, director
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Premieres daily and is available on demand after the premiere
More Info for ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’
Jan 5, 2021 
2020-21 Season

‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’

In collaboration with Paper Mill Playhouse

Free! Watch it on demand after the premiere.

REMA WEBB vocalist
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA STRINGS

NJSO musicians and Broadway veteran Rema Webb give a virtual performance of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel in the first of a three-part collaborative series with the Paper Mill Playhouse.

Premieres Jan 5 at 7 pm and is available on demand after the premiere.
More Info for Still & Dvořák
Jan 14, 2021 
2020-21 Season

Still & Dvořák

NJSO Virtual 20–21

Free! Watch it on demand after the premiere.

XIAN ZHANG conductor & piano
ERIC WYRICK violin
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Our second virtual concert will include one of Dvořák’s most popular works, Serenade for Strings. Coleridge-Taylor’s arrangement of the spiritual Deep River features Music Director Xian Zhang performing on the piano for the very first time with the NJSO in concert, joined by Concertmaster Eric Wyrick on violin. Captivating performances of Still’s Mother and Child and Puccini’s I Crisantemi also grace this program.

This free event premieres Jan 14 at 7:30 pm and is available on demand after the premiere.
More Info for From Van Vleck House & Gardens in Montclair
Jan 20, 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 Jan 20 at 7:30 pm and is available on demand after the premiere.
More Info for NOW VIRTUAL! 2021 Lunar New Year Celebration
Feb 6, 2021 
2020-21 Season

NOW VIRTUAL! 2021 Lunar New Year Celebration

Special Concert—Celebrate the year of the Ox with the NJSO!

XIAN ZHANG conductor

Available on the NJSO website and NJSO YouTube channel, NJSO Facebook page, Instagram and Twitter.
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 third 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 From Pier C Park in Hoboken
Mar 10, 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 10 at 7:30 pm and is available on demand after the premiere.

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The Nov 19 concert is sponsored by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.

The Paper Mill Playhouse series is sponsored by JCP&L/FirstEnergy Foundation and PNC Bank.