2019–20 Season Events

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More Info for Family: Peter and the Wolf
Nov 16, 2019 
2019-20 season

Family: Peter and the Wolf

2019–20 Season Family Series

TONG CHEN conductor
RUBÉN RENGEL violin 
NYGEL WITHERSPOON cello

Join the NJSO and a guest narrator for this timeless fairy tale, in which charming melodies and fantastical characters introduce the different instruments of the orchestra.

Performed in Newark
More Info for Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto
Dec 5 - 8, 2019 
2019-20 season

Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto

Featuring pianist George Li

XIAN ZHANG conductor
GEORGE LI piano

Performed in Newark and New Brunswick
More Info for New Jersey Ballet’s Nutcracker with the NJSO
Dec 13 - 27, 2019 
2019-20 season

New Jersey Ballet’s Nutcracker with the NJSO

2019–20 Season

An annual seasonal favorite enchants youngsters and grown-ups alike with splendid dancing, live orchestra, eye-popping special effects and a touch of holiday magic.

TCHAIKOVSKY The Nutcracker
Based on The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E. T. A. Hoffman

Performed in Morristown
More Info for Handel’s Messiah
Dec 20 - 22, 2019 
2019-20 season

Handel’s Messiah

Featuring guest conductor Roderick Cox

RODERICK COX conductor
SARAH SHAFER soprano
J’NAI BRIDGES mezzo-soprano
FREDERICK BALLENTINE tenor
DOUGLAS WILLIAMS bass-baritone
MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY SINGERS | Heather J. Buchanan, conductor

Performed in Princeton and Newark
More Info for Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet
Jan 3 - 5, 2020 
2019-20 season

Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet

2020 Winter Festival: In the Spotlight

XIAN ZHANG conductor
INON BARNATAN piano

Performed in Newark, Red Bank and Morristown
More Info for Mozart’s Don Giovanni
Jan 9 - 12, 2020 
2019-20 season

Mozart’s Don Giovanni

2020 Winter Festival: In the Spotlight

XIAN ZHANG conductor
ERIC WYRICK violin
Singers from the METROPOLITAN OPERA’S LINDEMANN YOUNG ARTIST DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Performed in Englewood, Newark and New Brunswick
More Info for Wagner’s The Ring Without Words
Jan 17 - 19, 2020 
2019-20 season

Wagner’s The Ring Without Words

2020 Winter Festival: In the Spotlight

XIAN ZHANG conductor
SIMON TRPČESKI piano

Performed in Princeton, New Brunswick and Newark
More Info for Lunar New Year Concert and Celebration
Jan 25, 2020 
2019-20 season

Lunar New Year Concert and Celebration

2019–20 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
Soloists, performers and program details to be announced.

Performed in Newark
More Info for Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto
Feb 27 - Mar 1, 2020 
2019-20 season

Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto

2019–20 Season

CHRISTOPH KÖNIG conductor
SIMONE PORTER violin

Performed in Newark and New Brunswick
More Info for Beethoven’s Piano Concertos 1 & 5
Mar 19 - 20, 2020 
2019-20 season

Beethoven’s Piano Concertos 1 & 5

2019–20 Season—Beethoven’s Birthday Bash

XIAN ZHANG conductor
LOUIS LORTIE piano

Performed in Englewood and Princeton
More Info for Beethoven’s Piano Concertos 2, 3 & 4
Mar 21 - 22, 2020 
2019-20 season

Beethoven’s Piano Concertos 2, 3 & 4

2019–20 Season—Beethoven’s Birthday Bash

XIAN ZHANG conductor
LOUIS LORTIE piano

Performed in Newark and New Brunswick
More Info for Beethoven’s ‘Eroica’ Symphony
Mar 26 - 29, 2020 
2019-20 season

Beethoven’s ‘Eroica’ Symphony

2019–20 Season—Beethoven’s Birthday Bash

XIAN ZHANG conductor
ROBERT WAGNER bassoon

Performed in Newark, Red Bank and Morristown
More Info for Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony
Apr 2 - 5, 2020 
2019-20 season

Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony

2019–20 Season

HENRIK NÁNÁSI conductor

Performed in Englewood, Newark and New Brunswick
More Info for Brahms, Vivaldi & Beethoven
May 1 - 3, 2020 
2019-20 season

Brahms, Vivaldi & Beethoven

2019–20 Season

NICHOLAS MCGEGAN conductor
RUBÉN RENGEL violin
EDUARDO RIOS violin
ADRIANA ROSIN violin
NA-YOUNG BAEK cello

Performed in Newark, New Brunwick and Morristown
More Info for Family: The ‘New World’ Symphony & Beyond!
May 9, 2020 
2019-20 season

Family: The ‘New World’ Symphony & Beyond!

2019–20 Season Family Series

TONG CHEN conductor
RUBÉN RENGEL violin 
NYGEL WITHERSPOON cello

Hear how the rich tapestry of America has inspired music of dizzying diversity—from Dvořák’s first encounters with the “New World,” to Florence Price and more!

Performed in Newark
More Info for Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto
May 15 - 17, 2020 
2019-20 season

Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto

2019–20 Season

ANDREY BOREYKO conductor
AKIKO SUWANAI violin

Performed in Princeton, Newark and New Brunswick
More Info for Season Finale: Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24
June 4 - 7, 2020 
2019-20 season

Season Finale: Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24

2019–20 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
LOUIS LORTIE piano

Performed in Newark, Princeton and Red Bank