2020–21 Season Events

Please note: Due to the effects of this horrible pandemic, the NJSO has been left with no choice but to cancel all scheduled live in-person concerts and events through June 2021. More info.


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More Info for CANCELED Gershwin’s An American in Paris
Jan 15 - 17, 2021 
2020-21 Season

CANCELED Gershwin’s An American in Paris

2021 Winter Festival Week I: Gershwin & the Sounds of America

XIAN ZHANG conductor
TERRENCE WILSON piano
AARON DWORKIN narrator

Performed in Morristown, Newark and New Brunswick
More Info for CANCELED Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F
Jan 21 - 24, 2021 
2020-21 Season

CANCELED Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F

2021 Winter Festival Week II: Gershwin & the Sounds of America

FABIEN GABEL conductor
AARON DIEHL piano

Performed in Englewood, Newark and New Brunswick
More Info for CANCELED The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
Jan 29 - 31, 2021 
2020-21 Season

CANCELED The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

2021 Winter Festival Week III: Gershwin & the Sounds of America

XIAN ZHANG conductor
CHRIS KOMER horn
MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY CHOIR | Eric Conway, director

Performed in Princeton, Red Bank and Newark
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 CANCELED Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto
Feb 25 - 28, 2021 
2020-21 Season

CANCELED Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto

Gemma New conducts the NJSO premiere of Walton Symphony No. 1

GEMMA NEW conductor
KAREN GOMYO violin

Performed in Newark, New Brunswick and Morristown
More Info for CANCELED Zhang Conducts Mahler 7
Mar 6 - 7, 2021 
2020-21 Season

CANCELED Zhang Conducts Mahler 7

2020–21 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
TOM BORROW piano

Performed in Newark
More Info for CANCELED Chopin’s First Piano Concerto
Mar 11 - 14, 2021 
2020-21 Season

CANCELED Chopin’s First Piano Concerto

Also featuring Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2, “Little Russian”

XIAN ZHANG conductor
HAOCHEN ZHANG piano

Performed in Newark, Princeton, Red Bank and New Brunswick
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 CANCELED Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony
Apr 8 - 11, 2021 
2020-21 Season

CANCELED Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony

Vadim Gluzman returns to perform Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2

MARIO VENZAGO conductor
VADIM GLUZMAN violin

Performed in Newark and Morristown
More Info for CANCELED Conrad Tao Plays Tchaikovsky
Apr 29 - May 2, 2021 
2020-21 Season

CANCELED Conrad Tao Plays Tchaikovsky

Also featuring Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9

JADER BIGNAMINI conductor
CONRAD TAO piano

Performed in Newark and New Brunswick
More Info for CANCELED Mendelssohn’s ‘Italian’ Symphony
May 6 - 9, 2021 
2020-21 Season

CANCELED Mendelssohn’s ‘Italian’ Symphony

Also featuring works by Mozart, Rossini and Vivaldi with NJSO soloists

XIAN ZHANG conductor
BRENNAN SWEET violin
ELZBIETA WEYMAN viola
KATHLEEN NESTER piccolo

Performed in Red Bank and New Brunswick
More Info for CANCELED Alma Deutscher Debuts with the NJSO
May 22 - 23, 2021 
2020-21 Season

CANCELED Alma Deutscher Debuts with the NJSO

Special Concert

ALMA DEUTSCHER composer, violin, piano
MICHAEL FRANCIS conductor

Program to include selections from:
ALMA DEUTSCHER Violin Concerto
ALMA DEUTSCHER Piano Concerto

More Info for CANCELED Joshua Bell Returns
June 10 - 13, 2021 
2020-21 Season

CANCELED Joshua Bell Returns

Hear the nation’s most acclaimed violinist perform Bruch’s beautiful Violin Concerto No. 1

XIAN ZHANG conductor
JOSHUA BELL violin

Performed in Newark and Princeton