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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These FREE virtual events are available:

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On Demand Virtual Season Events

Watch on demand—anytime and anywhere!

Upcoming Virtual Season Events

Check back often, with more soon to be announced!

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 performances and traditional craft demonstrations released daily.

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, craft and 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 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.

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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.