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Big Carl, a giant tuba, is played by Principal Tuba Derek Fenstermacher as part of a 2017 NJSO Accent event.

ACCENT EVENTS

Inspired by the concerts and designed to inspire you, NJSO Accents are pre- or post-concert events that complement the musical encounters and provide audience members with more opportunities to personally connect with the concert experience. Most events are free and open to all ticketholders; events with additional admission charges are noted.

Fall Semester College Night

$10 tickets for college students include the concert and a post-concert party with refreshments and live entertainment. 

» Nov 4 concert
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Museum Tour

Enhance your concert experience with this exclusive opportunity to tour the Zimmerli Museum's special exhibition—Russian and Soviet Art, Commemorating the Russian Revolution, 1917/2017—with curator Julia Tulovsky.

» Dec 2 concert
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Cosplay Competition

Dress up as your favorite sci-fi movie character and beam yourself into our costume parade and contest.

» Jan 6 concert
» Jan 7 concert

 

Talkback

Listen as members of the NJSO’s international roster of musicians describe their own journeys to the US and New Jersey in the opening panel of the Winter Festival, America, Inspiring. This Accent event is part of the Winter Festival.

» Jan 11 concert

 

Talkback

What does New Jersey's diverse population really look like? Principal bassoon Robert Wagner discusses the NJSO's efforts to reach out to the many diverse communities in the Garden State. This Accent event is part of the Winter Festival.

» Jan 14 concert


Wine Tasting

Join wine and music expert Ron Merlino in an exclusive tasting of wines made of old-world grapes in new-world soil. $15 for the tasting, reservations required. This Accent event is part of the Winter Festival.

» Jan 13 concert
» Jan 20 concert
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Panel Discussion

Host Naomi Lewin and a panel of experts discuss the political climate in Europe that drove so many of the Winter Festival's composers to come to America. This Accent event is part of the Winter Festival.

» Jan 19 concert
» Jan 21 concert


Performance & Painting

Watch creative inspiration in action as artist Ken Ahlering paints in response to a performance by the NJSO Chamber Players. This Accent event is part of the Winter Festival.

» Jan 21 concert

 

Poetry Reading

Poets Maria Gillan and Patrick Rosal reflect on their own immigrant experiences in the closing event of the Winter Festival. This Accent event is part of the Winter Festival.

» Jan 28 concert


Spring Semester College Night

$10 tickets for college students include the concert and a post-concert party with refreshments and live entertainment. 

» Feb 24 concert
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The Art of Violin Making

Luthier Shan Jiang offers a fascinating look at the unique work of crafting a historic instrument in a modern age.

» Feb 25 concert


Talkback

NJSO Behind the Scenes: don't miss a panel of NJSO musicians describe the often grueling, but genuinely fascinating audition process.

» Mar 9 concert


Sunday Afternoon Out

Spend an afternoon with LGBTQ friends and enjoy the NJSO’s concert, followed by a reception for members of the LGBTQ community.

» Mar 11 concert
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#ChoraleYou

Get inspired by the evening's performance, then join with other audience members as Heather J. Buchanan leads your own rendition of Mozart's Ave verum corpus.

» Mar 17 concert
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NJSO Food Drive

Non-perishable food items will be accepted at all performances in March for donation to local food banks.

» All March concerts
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#OrchestraYou

Find your flute, tune up your trombone or dust off your double bass and join forces with NJSO musicians in the 5th annual edition of this NJSO classic. Advance registration required by Apr 13.

» Apr 20 concert
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Riffs

You know JoAnna Farrer as a gifted NJSO violinst. Now meet her alter ego—Irish fiddler!

» Apr 22 concert

 

Talkback

NJSO Behind the Scenes: don't miss a panel of NJSO musicians describe the often grueling, but genuinely fascinating audition process.

» May 3 concert


Talkback

NJSO Behind the Scenes: A lot of activity happens before the first note plays. Listen as our Artistic Operations team describes their work to help make the music happen.

» May 19 concert


And throughout the season:

  • Enjoy lively Classical Conversations with the musicians, guest artists and other NJSO insiders beginning one hour before select performances.
  • Our Ask a Musician program lets you get to know the musicians of the NJSO personally. Meet them during intermissions of most concerts.
  • Pre-Concert Festivities—dancing, sing-alongs or other surprises at select POPS concerts help set the tone for a rollicking good show.
  • Prelude Performances feature young musicians from the NJSO Academy—a suite of nationally recognized education programs—as well as community partners in pre-concert lobby performances.

 
Sponsors

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NJSO Accents in Newark are generously sponsored by the Prudential Foundation.