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More Info for Yefim Bronfman Plays Rachmaninoff
Oct 7 - 9, 2022 
2022-23 Season

Yefim Bronfman Plays Rachmaninoff

Opening Weekend! New Jersey Symphony Classical

Xian Zhang conductor
Yefim Bronfman piano
Nimbus Dance Company
New Jersey Symphony

Performed in Newark, Red Bank and Morristown
More Info for Xian Zhang Conducts Brahms
Oct 20 - 23, 2022 
2022-23 Season

Xian Zhang Conducts Brahms

New Jersey Symphony Classical

Xian Zhang conductor
Michelle Cann piano
New Jersey Symphony

Performed in Newark and Princeton
More Info for Jaws in Concert
Oct 28 - 30, 2022 
2022-23 Season

Jaws in Concert

New Jersey Symphony at the Movies

Nicholas Hersh conductor
New Jersey Symphony

The original summer movie blockbuster, with an Academy Award®-winning score by composer John Williams, Jaws is an unforgettable film-with-live-orchestra experience!

In the words of Chief Brody, “You’re gonna need a bigger boat!”

Performed in Red Bank, Newark and New Brunswick
More Info for Yo-Yo Ma with New Jersey Symphony
Nov 12, 2022 

Yo-Yo Ma with New Jersey Symphony

Centennial Gala & Concert - New Jersey Symphony Special Concert

Xian Zhang conductor
Yo-Yo Ma cello
New Jersey Ballet
New Jersey Symphony

IT’S HERE! This landmark event marks 100 years of musical excellence, innovation and inclusion—and we are so excited to celebrate it with you. The legendary and groundbreaking cellist Yo-Yo Ma will take center stage at NJPAC in Newark to masterfully perform the king of cello concertos: Dvořák’s passionate concerto. Join Music Director Xian Zhang and your favorite orchestra musicians for a night to remember.

Performed in Newark
More Info for Jessie Montgomery & Mozart
Nov 17 - 20, 2022 
2022-23 Season

Jessie Montgomery & Mozart

New Jersey Symphony Classical

George Manahan conductor
Awadagin Pratt piano
New Jersey Symphony

Performed in Newark, Red Bank and New Brunswick
More Info for Hugh Wolff Conducts Beethoven & Mozart
Dec 2 - 4, 2022 
2022-23 Season

Hugh Wolff Conducts Beethoven & Mozart

New Jersey Symphony Classical

Hugh Wolff conductor
Richard Goode piano
New Jersey Symphony

Performed in Newark
More Info for A Joyful Noise!
Dec 3, 2022 
2022-23 Season

A Joyful Noise!

New Jersey Symphony Family Concert

New Jersey Symphony

Spotlighting celebrated artists from Newark and beyond, the New Jersey Symphony lauds the power of the first instrument—the human voice—with a gospel music-inspired holiday extravaganza. Come ready to sing, dance and clap along!

Performed in Newark
More Info for New Jersey Ballet’s Nutcracker with New Jersey Symphony
Dec 16 - 27, 2022 
2022-23 Season

New Jersey Ballet’s Nutcracker with New Jersey Symphony

51st Anniversary - Presented by New Jersey Ballet

John Yaffe conductor
New Jersey Ballet
New Jersey Symphony

The 51st annual rendition of a seasonal favorite that enchants youngsters and grown-ups alike, including 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 16 - 18, 2022 
2022-23 Season

Handel’s Messiah

New Jersey Symphony Holiday Tradition

Xian Zhang conductor
Ellie Dehn soprano
Maya Lahyani mezzo-soprano
Miles Mykkanen tenor
Nicholas Newton bass-baritone
Montclair State University Singers | Heather J. Buchanan, director
New Jersey Symphony

Join us as your Symphony triumphantly brings back this great holiday tradition! Music Director Xian Zhang will conduct Handel’s incomparable classic Messiah. Joining Xian and the musicians will be the talented singers of Montclair State University, who will delight audiences as they sing the glorious “Hallelujah Chorus.”

Performed in Princeton and Newark
More Info for Daniil Trifonov Performs Brahms
Jan 6 - 8, 2023 
2022-23 Season

Daniil Trifonov Performs Brahms

New Jersey Symphony Classical

Xian Zhang conductor
Daniil Trifonov piano
New Jersey Symphony

Performed in Princeton, Newark and Morristown
More Info for 2023 Lunar New Year Celebration
Jan 21, 2023 
2022-23 Season

2023 Lunar New Year Celebration

Celebration of the Year of the Rabbit

Xian Zhang conductor
New Jersey Symphony

Music Director Xian Zhang ignited the first Lunar New Year Celebration five years ago, and this festive tradition gets more vibrant with each iteration. Join us for this evening of community and cultural exchange that is wonderful for families and children as we celebrate the Year of the Rabbit.

Performed in Newark
More Info for Hilary Hahn & Xian Zhang Unite!
Jan 28 - 29, 2023 
2022-23 Season

Hilary Hahn & Xian Zhang Unite!

New Jersey Symphony Classical

Xian Zhang conductor
Hilary Hahn violin
New Jersey Symphony

Performed in Red Bank and Newark
More Info for Harry Potter and the Deathly  Hallows™ Part 2 in Concert
Feb 4, 2023 
2022-23 Season

Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsPart 2 in Concert

New Jersey Symphony at the Movies

Constantine Kitsopoulos conductor
New Jersey Symphony

The final battle begins. You can experience Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 in a way you’ve never seen it before! The New Jersey Symphony performs Alexandre Desplat’s iconic score as the film is projected onto a high-definition screen that puts you in the middle of the action. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to witness Harry and his friends face off for the last time against their foes.

Performed in Newark
More Info for The Best of John Williams
Feb 24 - 26, 2023 
2022-23 Season

The Best of John Williams

New Jersey Symphony Special Concert - Symphony Celebration

Damon Gupton conductor
New Jersey Symphony

Celebrate the music of iconic composer John Williams as your New Jersey Symphony brings to life some of his most legendary film scores. Relive the magic themes of Harry Potter, Jaws, Star Wars, Jurassic Park and more!

Note: John Williams does not appear on this performance. This concert features selections from John Williams’ scores; no film projection.

Performed in Red Bank, Newark and New Brunswick
More Info for Mahler’s Symphony No. 3
Mar 3 - 5, 2023 
2022-23 Season

Mahler’s Symphony No. 3

New Jersey Symphony Classical

Xian Zhang conductor
Kelley O’Connor mezzo-soprano
Montclair State University Prima Voce | Heather J. Buchanan, director
New Jersey Symphony

Performed in Newark
More Info for New Jersey Symphony Stars
Mar 16 - 19, 2023 
2022-23 Season

New Jersey Symphony Stars

New Jersey Symphony Classical

Xian Zhang conductor
Eric Wyrick violin
Ha Young Jung bass
Chris Komer horn
Garth Greenup trumpet
Nayoung Baek cello
New Jersey Symphony

Performed in Newark, Princeton and Morristown
More Info for Neeme Järvi Conducts Tchaikovsky
Mar 25 - 26, 2023 
2022-23 Season

Neeme Järvi Conducts Tchaikovsky

New Jersey Symphony Classical

Neeme Järvi conductor 
New Jersey Symphony

Performed in Newark
More Info for Fauré’s Requiem with Jacques Lacombe
Mar 30 - Apr 2, 2023 
2022-23 Season

Fauré’s Requiem with Jacques Lacombe

New Jersey Symphony Classical

Jacques Lacombe conductor
Montclair State University Chorale | Heather J. Buchanan, director
New Jersey Symphony

Performed in Newark and New Brunswick
More Info for Steven Mackey & Mozart
Apr 21 - 23, 2023 
2022-23 Season

Steven Mackey & Mozart

New Jersey Symphony Classical

Xian Zhang conductor
Felicia Moore soprano
Jennifer Johnson Cano mezzo-soprano
Alicia Olatuja mezzo-soprano
Sean Panikkar tenor
Nathan Berg bass-baritone
Steven Mackey electric guitar
Princeton University Glee Club | Gabriel Crouch, director
New Jersey Symphony

Performed in Princeton, Newark and New Brunswick
More Info for Symphonie fantastique
Apr 27 - 30, 2023 
2022-23 Season

Symphonie fantastique

New Jersey Symphony Classical

Gemma New conductor
George Li piano
New Jersey Symphony

Performed in Newark, Red Bank and Morristown
More Info for Hooray for Bollywood!
May 13, 2023 
2022-23 Season

Hooray for Bollywood!

New Jersey Symphony Family Concert

New Jersey Symphony

Take a musical journey inspired by Bollywood, the Indian Hindi-language film industry. Hear captivating stories of Bollywood’s meteoric rise to international fame and dance along with special guests to signature music, moves and lyrics of this thrilling genre.

Performed in Newark
More Info for Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in Concert
May 18 - 21, 2023 
2022-23 Season

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in Concert

New Jersey Symphony at the Movies

Constantine Kitsopoulos conductor
New Jersey Symphony

Coming to New Jersey from a galaxy far, far away—experience Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back like never before as your New Jersey Symphony performs John Williams’ Oscar-winning score live to the entire film. “You must feel the Force around you ...”

Performed in Morristown, Red Bank, Newark and New Brunswick
More Info for Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto
June 1 - 4, 2023 
2022-23 Season

Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto

New Jersey Symphony Classical

Xian Zhang conductor
Randall Goosby violin
New Jersey Symphony

Performed in Newark, Princeton and New Brunswick
More Info for Season Finale with Joshua Bell
June 9 - 11, 2023 
2022-23 Season

Season Finale with Joshua Bell

New Jersey Symphony Classical

Xian Zhang conductor
Joshua Bell violin
New Jersey Symphony

Performed in Newark and Red Bank