New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark

New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark
One Center Street , Newark, NJ 07102

Upcoming Events

May 5 AT 8:00 PM

MENDELSSOHN’S VIOLIN CONCERTO

2017–18 Season

DIMA SLOBODENIOUK conductor
NING FENG violin (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

May 12 AT 2:00 PM

PANDA-MONIUM: MUSIC FROM THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

2017–18 Family Concerts

It’s a purr-fect arf-ternoon at the NJSO, when we take you on a wild and wooly concert adventure. You’ll be buzzing in delight as you listen to music inspired by the animal kingdom, featuring tunes from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake ballet, Stravinsky’s Firebird and more! We’re not lion—ewe’ll have a whale of a time!

JOSÉ LUIS DOMÍNGUEZ conductor
SHOLA COLE host
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

May 12 AT 3:30 PM

PANDA-MONIUM: MUSIC FROM THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

2017–18 Family Concerts

It’s a purr-fect arf-ternoon at the NJSO, when we take you on a wild and wooly concert adventure. You’ll be buzzing in delight as you listen to music inspired by the animal kingdom, featuring tunes from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake ballet, Stravinsky’s Firebird and more! We’re not lion—ewe’ll have a whale of a time!

JOSÉ LUIS DOMÍNGUEZ conductor
SHOLA COLE host
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

May 17 AT 1:30 PM

BACH’S COMPLETE BRANDENBURGS

2017–18 Season

ERIC WYRICK leader and violin soloist (pictured)
Members of the NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

BACH Brandenburg Concertos Nos 1–6

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Jun 2 AT 8:00 PM

E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL IN CONCERT WITH THE NJSO

2017–18 POPS

Don’t miss Steven Spielberg’s cinematic masterpiece E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial with John Williams’ Academy Award®-winning score performed live to picture by the NJSO. Experience the magic once more!

CONSTANTINE KITSOPOULOS conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

™ & © Universal Studios

Jun 7 AT 1:30 PM

SHAHAM PLAYS BRAHMS

2017–18 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
GIL SHAHAM violin (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Jun 8 AT 8:00 PM

SHAHAM PLAYS BRAHMS

2017–18 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
GIL SHAHAM violin (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Jun 10 AT 3:00 PM

SHAHAM PLAYS BRAHMS

2017–18 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
GIL SHAHAM violin (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Oct 5 AT 7:30 PM

Zhang Conducts Beethoven 9

2018–19 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor (pictured)
MARY-ELIZABETH WILLIAMS soprano
ELIZABETH BISHOP mezzo-soprano
LORENZO DECARO tenor
REGINALD D. SMITH JR. bass
MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY SINGERS
MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY CHORALE
NEWARK VOICES
  Heather J. Buchanan, conductor
NEW JERSEY YOUTH CHORUSES Trish Joyce, artistic director
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Oct 7 AT 3:00 PM

Zhang Conducts Beethoven 9

2018–19 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor (pictured)
MARY-ELIZABETH WILLIAMS soprano
ELIZABETH BISHOP mezzo-soprano
LORENZO DECARO tenor
REGINALD D. SMITH JR. bass
MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY SINGERS
MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY CHORALE
NEWARK VOICES
  Heather J. Buchanan, conductor
NEW JERSEY YOUTH CHORUSES Trish Joyce, artistic director
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Oct 13 AT 8:00 PM

Seong-Jin Cho Plays Chopin

2018–19 Season

OTTO TAUSK conductor 
SEONG-JIN CHO piano (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Oct 27 AT 7:30 PM

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ In Concert

Grab your broom and get ready for the tasks ahead! The Triwizard Tournament comes to Hogwarts™ in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert. Relive the magic of Harry Potter™ soaring across the big screen in high-definition and experience the NJSO performing Patrick Doyle’s unforgettable score live.

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. J.K. ROWLING`S WIZARDING WORLD™ J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s18)
Nov 1 AT 1:30 PM

Augustin Hadelich Returns

2018–19 Season

CHRISTOPH KÖNIG conductor 
AUGUSTIN HADELICH violin (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Nov 17 AT 2:00 PM

Bravo Beethoven!

2018–19 Family Concerts

We all love Ludwig! Enjoy a full concert of Beethoven’s most wonderful pieces, including excerpts from the Fifth and Seventh symphonies and some of his most exciting overtures. But even though you think you know Beethoven—surprise! What unexpected discoveries await at this boisterous, beautiful concert?!

Nov 17 AT 3:30 PM

Bravo Beethoven!

2018–19 Family Concerts

We all love Ludwig! Enjoy a full concert of Beethoven’s most wonderful pieces, including excerpts from the Fifth and Seventh symphonies and some of his most exciting overtures. But even though you think you know Beethoven—surprise! What unexpected discoveries await at this boisterous, beautiful concert?!

Nov 24 AT 8:00 PM

Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert

2018-19 Pops Movie Series

Luke Skywalker begins a journey that will change the galaxy, as he leaves his home planet, battles the evil Empire and learns the ways of the Force. Don’t miss Star Wars: A New Hope in concert, with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra performing John Williams’ Oscar-winning score live to the complete film.

CONSTANTINE KITSOPOULOS conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Nov 29 AT 1:30 PM

Rhapsody in Blue & The Firebird

2018-19 Season

JOSHUA WEILERSTEIN conductor
AARON DIEHL piano (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Nov 30 AT 8:00 PM

Rhapsody in Blue & The Firebird

2018-19 Season

JOSHUA WEILERSTEIN conductor
AARON DIEHL piano (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Dec 2 AT 3:00 PM

Rhapsody in Blue & The Firebird

2018-19 Season

JOSHUA WEILERSTEIN conductor
AARON DIEHL piano (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Jan 5 AT 8:00 PM

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in Concert

2018-19 Pops Movie Series

After the destruction of the Death Star, the Empire has regrouped—with Darth Vader leading the hunt for Luke Skywalker. Star Wars and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra join forces for Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in concert, featuring the iconic movie on the big screen with the NJSO performing John Williams’ legendary score live.

CONSTANTINE KITSOPOULOS conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Jan 12 AT 8:00 PM

Zhang & Ax: Transformation

2018–19 Season Winter Festival

XIAN ZHANG conductor
EMANUEL AX piano (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Jan 20 AT 3:00 PM

Zhang & Upshaw: Earth & Heaven

2018–19 Season Winter Festival

XIAN ZHANG conductor
DAWN UPSHAW soprano (pictured)
JAY ANDERSON bass | FRANK KIMBROUGH piano | SCOTT ROBINSON clarinet
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Jan 25 AT 8:00 PM

Zhang & Trifonov: The Eternal

2018–19 Season Winter Festival

XIAN ZHANG conductor
DANIIL TRIFONOV piano (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Feb 2 AT 7:30 PM

Chinese New Year Celebration

2018–19 Season

Start a new tradition at the NJSO’s first-ever Chinese New Year celebration, conducted by Xian Zhang. Whether you live in Newark or hail from its Chinese sister city, Xuzhou, you have a seat amongst the family of music lovers at the NJSO!

LI HUANZHI Spring Festival Overture (NJSO premiere)
TAN DUN The Triple Resurrection (NJSO premiere)
BEETHOVEN Choral Fantasy
Opera Choruses and Traditional Chinese Songs

XIAN ZHANG conductor
MIN KWON piano
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Mar 2 AT 8:00 PM

Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto

2018–19 Season

HANS GRAF conductor
JEFFREY KAHANE piano (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Mar 3 AT 3:00 PM

Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto

2018–19 Season

HANS GRAF conductor
JEFFREY KAHANE piano (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Mar 7 AT 1:30 PM

Debussy Masterworks

2018–19 Season

Mar 8 AT 8:00 PM

Debussy Masterworks

2018–19 Season

Mar 23 AT 8:00 PM

Zhang Conducts Brahms 4

2018–19 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
JOHANNES MOSER cello (pictured)
NJSO HORN SECTION Chris Komer principal | Andrea Menousek | Lawrence DiBello | Susan Standley
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Apr 5 AT 8:00 PM

Sarod & Scheherazade

2018–19 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
AMJAD ALI KHAN sarod (pictured)
AMAAN ALI BANGASH sarod
AYAAN ALI BANGASH sarod
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Apr 7 AT 3:00 PM

Sarod & Scheherazade

2018–19 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
AMJAD ALI KHAN sarod (pictured)
AMAAN ALI BANGASH sarod
AYAAN ALI BANGASH sarod
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Apr 13 AT 8:00 PM

Mary Poppins in Concert with the NJSO

2018–19 Pops Movie Series

Step in time, it’s one heart-tugging, toe-tapping song after another in the beloved film Mary Poppins! This family-friendly, symphonic cinema event features the five-time Oscar-winning classic Disney film unfolding on the big screen with the NJSO performing the charming and delightful musical score. Don’t miss this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious wonder live with the NJSO!

NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Apr 25 AT 1:30 PM

Xian Conducts Mozart

2018–19 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
SIMONE DINNERSTEIN piano
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

May 11 AT 2:00 PM

The Sound of Stories: Harry Potter and more!

2018–19 Family Concerts

It’s a season of stories in music at the NJSO, and you get in on the fun, too! Listen in wonder as some of your favorite stories are told through music, including Tchaikovsky’s enchanted The Nutcracker and magical Swan Lake, romantic Romeo and Juliet and even the tale of your favorite boy wizard, Harry Potter!

May 11 AT 3:30 PM

The Sound of Stories: Harry Potter and more!

2018–19 Family Concerts

It’s a season of stories in music at the NJSO, and you get in on the fun, too! Listen in wonder as some of your favorite stories are told through music, including Tchaikovsky’s enchanted The Nutcracker and magical Swan Lake, romantic Romeo and Juliet and even the tale of your favorite boy wizard, Harry Potter!

May 16 AT 1:30 PM

Art of the Double Concerto

2018–19 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
ERIC WYRICK violin (pictured)
ANNELLE GREGORY violin
STEVEN MACKEY electric guitar
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

May 18 AT 8:00 PM

Art of the Double Concerto

2018–19 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
ERIC WYRICK violin (pictured)
ANNELLE GREGORY violin
STEVEN MACKEY electric guitar
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Jun 9 AT 3:00 PM

Blockbuster All-Orchestral Season Finale

2018–19 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Address & Phone

New Jersey Performing Arts Center, One Center Street, Newark, NJ 07102
For tickets to NJPAC events not involving the NJSO, call 1.888.466.5722.
For the NJPAC administrative offices, call 973.642.8989.

Driving Directions

New Jersey Performing Arts Center Driving Directions

VIA NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE 

Take the NJ Turnpike to Exit 15W for Rt. 280 W. Follow Rt. 280 to Exit 15A (Rt. 21/Newark). Take McCarter Hwy (Rt. 21) south one half mile and make a right onto Center St. Follow signs for NJPAC parking.

VIA GARDEN STATE PARKWAY (NORTH OR
SOUTH)

Take GSP to Exit 145. Exit onto Rt. 280 E to Exit 15. Follow above directions.

VIA RT. 80 AND RT. 280 (FROM NORTHWEST)

Take Rt. 80 E to Rt. 280 E. Follow above directions.
Via Rt. 78: From Rt. 78 E, take Exit 57 and follow signs for Rt. 21 N. Continue on Rt. 21 (McCarter Hwy), and turn left onto Center St. Follow signs for NJPAC Parking.

Travel Alert

The intersections of Route 280, Route 21 and Broad Street are being reconstructed in phases, which requires detours. Please refer to the NJDOT project website for the latest information.

Parking

PLEASE NOTE: New parking procedures at NJPAC parking lots

A new parking payment system is in place at Military Park Garage and NJPAC Lot A and Lot C. (Lot B remains closed, in anticipation of a high-rise development project.) The new system requires a different payment procedure.

  • Please take your parking ticket with you when you exit your vehicle.
  • Pay for parking at the pay stations in the escalator lobby before or after the concert, or at the NJPAC Box Office before the concert.
  • If you have an advance discount parking voucher, take it and your parking ticket with you to the pay station, where an attendant will assist you.
  • Plan now for an efficient exit after the concert, and take a moment to review the complete new payment process on NJPAC’s website.
  • Parking-lot representatives will be at the pay stations to answer questions and help with the new system.

Parking Information

Parking is available in two secure surface lots and Military Park Garage.

Save time and money with NJPAC Advance Discount Parking Vouchers! They entitle you to park in NJPAC Lots A, C or Military Park Garage, as space permits. Each voucher is valid for a single performance.

  • Discount Parking Vouchers for 2017–18 season are $18 each and can be purchased in advance by calling 1.800.ALLEGRO (255.3476). The 2017–18 season vouchers must be used by June 30, 2018.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Take the Newark Light Rail directly to NJPAC! The Newark Light Rail connects to Broad Street and Newark Penn stations with a direct line to NJPAC. In 10 minutes or less, modern, safe, clean light rail cars will leave you just steps away from hearing the NJSO. The fare is $1.60.

Learn more about this service.

For information about New Jersey Transit’s rail and bus lines from Manhattan and stations throughout New Jersey, visit www.njtransit.com.

Dining

(Discounts listed below are available for subscribers only. SUBSCRIBE TODAY!)

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NICO Kitchen + Bar, the “Italian without Borders” restaurant concept from celebrated New Jersey chef Ryan DePersio of Fascino & Bar Cara fame, located in Newark at NJPAC. Known for its power lunch weekdays, sophisticated happy hour and contemporary dinner offerings, it also provides a delicious prelude to guests attending performances by offering a value-priced prix fixe menu. Open weekends in conjunction with specific performances. Reservations are recommended.

One Center St., 973.642.1226

  • 10% off when you show your NJSO Subscriber ID Card.

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The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark has added a new dining option for performance days—the Tier 3 Café, which is open two hours prior to most NJSO concerts. This Italian-inspired buffet includes a variety of fresh salads and inventive antipasti, delectable pasta dishes, sinful desserts and your choice of non-alcoholic beverage—all for $24 per person, plus tax and gratuity. (Cash bar is also available.) Tier 3 Café is conveniently located in NJPAC’s Ryan Gallery on the Third Tier. Reservations are recommended.

One Center St., 973.297.5124.

  • 10% off when you show your NJSO Subscriber ID Card.

Maize
Eclectic menu featuring contemporary American cuisine.
50 Park Place, in the Robert Treat Hotel, 973.733.2202

  • 10% off food portion of bill. Must show your NJSO Subscriber ID Card to receive discount.

2017–18 Season NJPAC seating charts

Classical Seating in Prudential Hall for Friday, Saturday and Sunday concerts

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Classical Seating in Prudential Hall for Thursday concerts

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Pops Seating in Prudential Hall

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Family seating in Victoria Theater

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2018-19 Season NJPAC Seating Charts

Classical Seating in Prudential Hall for Friday, Saturday and Sunday concerts
 

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Classical Seating in Prudential Hall for Thursday concerts
 

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Pops Seating in Prudential Hall
 

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Family seating in Victoria Theater
 

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