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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 Yaffé 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
Tong Chen conductor
Nancy Zhou violin
Chelsea Guo piano
Min Kwon piano
Peking University Alumni Chorus
Starry Arts Group Children’s Chorus
| Rebecca Shen, Director
Edison Chinese School Lion Dance Team
New Jersey Symphony

Li Huanzhi Spring Festival Overture             
Zhao Jiping
Violin Concerto No. 1                                                                 
Chen Qigang
Er Huang                                                                                  
James Ra
 Fantasia on Sae Taryeong                   
Bizet
“Choeur des gamins” from Carmen                                                            
Traditional (arr. Liu)
Di Li, Di Li      
Li Shutong (arr. Hersh)
Farewell at Long Pavilion
Sartori (arr. Hersh) Con te partirò                                                                

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

John Williams Superman March
                           Shark Theme from Jaws
                           Theme from Jurassic Park
                           Viktor’s Tale from The Terminal
                           Devil’s Dance from The Witches of Eastwick
                           Excerpts from Close Encounters of the Third Kind
                           Cowboys Overture
                           Harry’s Wondrous World from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
                           Selections from Star Wars
                                          Across the Stars from Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
                                          Anakin’s Theme from Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
                                          Imperial March from Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
                           March from 1941
                           With Malice Toward None from Lincoln
                           Adventures on Earth from E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial

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, Red Bank 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
Mar 30 - Apr 2, 2023 
2022-23 Season

Fauré’s Requiem

New Jersey Symphony Classical

Eric Jacobsen conductor
Tiffany Townsend soprano
Reginald Smith Jr. baritone
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
Meigui Zhang 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 Beethoven’s Mass in C
Apr 28, 2023 
2022-23 Season

Beethoven’s Mass in C

New Jersey Symphony at the Cathedral

John J. Miller conductor
Valerie Bernhardt soprano
Kathryn Lang mezzo-soprano
Theodore Chletsos tenor
Jorge Ocasio bass-baritone
The Archdiocesan Festival Choir
The Cathedral Choir
New Jersey Symphony

Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, NJ, invites all to experience the music of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Mass in C Major, featuring The Archdiocesan Festival Choir, The Cathedral Choir, vocal soloists and the New Jersey Symphony Chamber Players. John J. Miller conducts.

Performed in Newark
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