2020–21 Season Events

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More Info for Opening Weekend: Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony
Oct 9 - 11, 2020 
2020-21 Season

Opening Weekend: Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony

Jennifer Koh performs a new violin concerto by Newark’s Tyshawn Sorey.

XIAN ZHANG conductor
JENNIFER KOH violin

Performed in Newark and Red Bank
More Info for Zhang Conducts Mozart’s ‘Jupiter’
Oct 15 - 18, 2020 
2020-21 Season

Zhang Conducts Mozart’s ‘Jupiter’

Also featuring NJSO principal musicians performing concertos!

XIAN ZHANG conductor
BART FELLER flute
JONATHAN SPITZ cello

Performed in Englewood, Princeton, Newark and Morristown
More Info for Beethoven’s Violin Sonatas 1–4
Oct 21, 2020 
2020-21 Season

Beethoven’s Violin Sonatas 1–4

Part 1 of Beethoven’s Complete Violin Sonatas with Concertmaster Eric Wyrick.

ERIC WYRICK violin
DREW PETERSEN piano

Performed in Madison
More Info for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ Part 1 in Concert
Oct 31, 2020 
2020-21 Season

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 in Concert

Special Concert—See it on the big screen as the NJSO plays the score live.

The end begins. Harry, Ron and Hermione go hunting for Horcruxes in part one of the epic finale Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsPart 1 in Concert. Relive every harrowing moment as Harry and his friends rush to face Voldemort for the last time, with the full film accompanied by the NJSO in an experience you’ll never forget.

Performed in Newark
More Info for Mozart & Brahms
Nov 5 - 8, 2020 
2020-21 Season

Mozart & Brahms

Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25 performed by Mexican-born pianist Jorge Federico Osorio.

JUN MÄRKL conductor
JORGE FEDERICO OSORIO piano

Performed in Newark, Princeton, Red Bank and New Brunswick
More Info for Beethoven’s Violin Sonatas 5–7
Nov 18, 2020 
2020-21 Season

Beethoven’s Violin Sonatas 5–7

Part 2 of Beethoven’s Complete Violin Sonatas with Concertmaster Eric Wyrick.

ERIC WYRICK violin
ALAN FEINBERG piano

Performed in Madison
More Info for Jurassic Park in Concert
Nov 27 - 29, 2020 
2020-21 Season

Jurassic Park in Concert

Special Concert—See it on the big screen as the NJSO plays the score live.

Featuring visually stunning imagery and groundbreaking special effects, the action-packed adventure of Jurassic Park pits man against prehistoric predators in the ultimate battle for survival. Experience this epic film in HD with the NJSO performing John Williams’ iconic score live to picture. Welcome … to Jurassic Park!

Performed in Red Bank, Newark and New Brunswick
More Info for Beethoven’s Violin Concerto
Dec 4 - 6, 2020 
2020-21 Season

Beethoven’s Violin Concerto

Featuring the return of violinist Augustin Hadelich.

XIAN ZHANG conductor
AUGUSTIN HADELICH violin

Performed in Newark and New Brunswick
More Info for Beethoven’s Violin Sonatas 8–10
Dec 16, 2020 
2020-21 Season

Beethoven’s Violin Sonatas 8–10

Part 3 of Beethoven’s Complete Violin Sonatas with Concertmaster Eric Wyrick.

ERIC WYRICK violin
SIMONE DINNERSTEIN piano

Performed in Madison
More Info for Handel’s Messiah
Dec 18 - 20, 2020 
2020-21 Season

Handel’s Messiah

Special Concert—Join us for one of the NJSO’s great holiday traditions.

RUTH REINHARDT conductor
MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY SINGERS | Heather J. Buchanan, conductor

Performed in Newark and Princeton
More Info for Gershwin’s An American in Paris
Jan 15 - 17, 2021 
2020-21 Season

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 Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F
Jan 21 - 24, 2021 
2020-21 Season

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 The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
Jan 29 - 31, 2021 
2020-21 Season

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 2021 Lunar New Year Celebration
Feb 6, 2021 
2020-21 Season

2021 Lunar New Year Celebration

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

XIAN ZHANG conductor

Performed in Newark
More Info for Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto
Feb 25 - 28, 2021 
2020-21 Season

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 Zhang Conducts Mahler 7
Mar 6 - 7, 2021 
2020-21 Season

Zhang Conducts Mahler 7

2020–21 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
TOM BORROW piano

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

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 Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Concert
Mar 19 - 21, 2021 
2020-21 Season

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
More Info for Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony
Apr 8 - 11, 2021 
2020-21 Season

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 Conrad Tao Plays Tchaikovsky
Apr 29 - May 2, 2021 
2020-21 Season

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 Mendelssohn’s ‘Italian’ Symphony
May 6 - 9, 2021 
2020-21 Season

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 Alma Deutscher Debuts with the NJSO
May 22 - 23, 2021 
2020-21 Season

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 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ Part 2 in Concert
June 5, 2021 
2020-21 Season

Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsPart 2 in Concert

Special Concert—See it on the big screen as the NJSO plays the score live.

In the epic finale to the Harry Potter Film Concert Series, the battle between good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into an all-out war! Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsPart 2 in Concert brings the final chapter to the big screen as the NJSO performs every note of the epic score from Alexandre Desplat. The stakes have never been higher!

Performed in Newark
More Info for Joshua Bell Returns
June 10 - 13, 2021 
2020-21 Season

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