2019–20 Season Events

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Oct 11 - 13, 2019 
2019-20 season

Opening Weekend: Holst’s The Planets in HD

2019–20 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
Women of NEWARK VOICES
Heather J. Buchanan, conductor

Performed in Newark and Red Bank
Oct 31 - Nov 3, 2019 
2019-20 season

Grieg’s Piano Concerto

2019–20 Season

MARKUS STENZ conductor
JUHO POHJONEN piano

Performed in Englewood, Princeton, Red Bank and Newark
Nov 7 - 10, 2019 
2019-20 season

Spanish- and French-Inspired Showpieces

2019–20 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
NING FENG violin

Performed in Newark and Morristown
Nov 16, 2019 
2019-20 season

Family: Peter and the Wolf

2019–20 Season Family Series

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
Dec 5 - 8, 2019 
2019-20 season

Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto

2019–20 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
GEORGE LI piano

Performed in Newark and New Brunswick
Dec 20 - 22, 2019 
2019-20 season

Handel’s Messiah

2019–20 Season

RODERICK COX conductor
AMANDA WOODBURY 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
Jan 3 - 5, 2020 
2019-20 season

Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet

2020 Winter Festival: Front & Center

XIAN ZHANG conductor
INON BARNATAN piano

Performed in Newark, Red Bank and Morristown
Jan 9 - 12, 2020 
2019-20 season

Mozart’s Don Giovanni

2020 Winter Festival: Front & Center

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

Performed in Englewood, Newark and New Brunswick
Jan 17 - 19, 2020 
2019-20 season

Wagner’s The Ring Without Words

2020 Winter Festival: Front & Center

XIAN ZHANG conductor
SIMON TRPČESKI piano

Performed in Princeton, New Brunswick and Newark
Jan 25, 2020 
2019-20 season

Lunar New Year Celebration

2019–20 Season

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

Performed in Newark
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
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
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
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
Apr 2 - 5, 2020 
2019-20 season

Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony

2019–20 Season

HENRIK NÁNÁSI conductor

Performed in Englewood, Newark and New Brunswick
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

Performed in Newark, New Brunwick and Morristown
May 9, 2020 
2019-20 season

Family: The ‘New World’ Symphony & Beyond!

2019–20 Season Family Series

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, Leonard Bernstein and more!

Performed in Newark
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
June 4 - 7, 2020 
2019-20 season

Season Finale: Mozart & Mahler

2019–20 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
LOUIS LORTIE piano

Performed in Newark, Princeton and Red Bank