NJSO Concert Films

EMERGE Part 1: An NJSO Concert Film

Premiered April 28, 2021

Woodwind and brass instruments return to the NJSO stage in Schumann’s poignant and powerful Fourth Symphony, paired with the East Coast premiere of a new work from multitalented composer and performer Nokuthula Ngwenyama. Simone Dinnerstein, whose Bach performances are full of life, brings vitality and grace to the composer’s F-Minor Keyboard Concerto.

This concert was recorded live and filmed on RED cinema cameras at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, NJ, on February 11, 2021. The film features the NJSO and Simone Dinnerstein on stage and captivating images of and inspired by the people of Newark. Presented in 4K anamorphic widescreen.


Premiered Mar 24, 2021

Arising from a pandemic shutdown, world-renowned conductor and star music director Xian Zhang leads the illustrious New Jersey Symphony Orchestra in a concert film directed by award-winning filmmaker Yuri Alves, who expands the magnetic soundscape with evocative visual meditations on a world in turmoil. More information on the program.

The concerts were recorded live at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, NJ, October 22–23, 2020. Presented in 4K Ultra HD. Produced by DreamPlay Films in association with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.