More Info for Donor-Exclusive Premiere Event
Oct 29, 2020 
2020-21 Season

Donor-Exclusive Premiere Event

NJSO at Home

This virtual event is open to donors of $500 or more.

XIAN ZHANG music director
DARRYL KUBIAN video editor & violin
GABRIEL VAN AALST host

Join NJSO Music Director Xian Zhang and video editor Darryl Kubian for a conversation about the creation of the NJSO’s innovative Beethoven video project, followed by an exclusive premiere of the performance.

Held virtually on Zoom. Register for access.
More Info for Beethoven 5
Oct 29, 2020 
2020-21 Season

Beethoven 5

NJSO at Home

Free! Watch it on demand after the premiere.

XIAN ZHANG conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Music Director Xian Zhang virtually conducts the NJSO in a full-orchestra video featuring the final movements of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.

Premieres Oct 29 at 7:30 pm and is available on demand after the premiere.
More Info for TGI Bach | Cello Suite Favorites
Oct 30, 2020 
2020-21 Season

TGI Bach | Cello Suite Favorites

NJSO at Home

Free! Watch it on demand after the premiere.

NA-YOUNG BAEK cello

Assistant Principal Cello Na-Young Baek performs the Prelude from Bach’s Cello Suite No. 5 in C Minor as part of our TGI Bach series.

Premieres Oct 30 at 5 pm and is available on demand after the premiere.
More Info for CANCELED Mozart & Brahms
Nov 5 - 8, 2020 
2020-21 Season

CANCELED Mozart & Brahms

Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25 performed by Mexican-born pianist Jorge Federico Osorio.

JUN MÄRKL conductor
JORGE FEDERICO OSORIO piano

Performed in Newark, Princeton, Red Bank and New Brunswick
More Info for TGI Bach | Cello Suite Favorites
Nov 6, 2020 
2020-21 Season

TGI Bach | Cello Suite Favorites

NJSO at Home

Free! Watch it on demand after the premiere.

LAURA ANDRADE cello

NJSO Colton Fellow Laura Andrade performs Bourée I and II from Bach’s Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major as part of our TGI Bach series.

Premieres Nov 6 at 5 pm and is available on demand after the premiere.
More Info for Best of Bollywood
Nov 6, 2020 
2020-21 Season

Best of Bollywood

Neighborhood Concert

Free!

Join the NJSO Chamber Players for a virtual musical journey inspired by Bollywood, the Indian Hindi-language film industry. Explore historical influences on the growth of Bollywood and hear insights into signature music and lyrics of the genre. Listen for themes from the Oscar-winning movie Slumdog Millionaire!

This interactive virtual event—co-hosted by Archana Athalye and James Musto—will include a Q&A with NJSO musicians.

This event is co-presented with Metuchen Arts Council. Registration is required.

Held virtually on Zoom. Register for access.
More Info for Selections from Emmett Till
Nov 10, 2020 
2020-21 Season

Selections from Emmett Till

In collaboration with Trilogy: An Opera Company | NJSO Virtual 20–21

Free! Watch it on demand after the premiere.

KEVIN MAYNOR bass-baritone & host
Vocalists & community leaders to be announced
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA STRINGS

The NJSO joins forces with Newark-based opera company Trilogy for a special video presentation of selections from Michael Raphael’s Emmett Till oratorio. Join community leaders and Trilogy Artistic Director Kevin Maynor for an evening of conversation about the impact of Till’s murder and the way that art and music help tell important stories, followed by an exclusive premiere of the project.

This free event premieres Nov 10 at 8 pm and is available on demand after the premiere.
More Info for TGI Bach | Cello Suite Favorites
Nov 13, 2020 
2020-21 Season

TGI Bach | Cello Suite Favorites

NJSO at Home

Free! Watch it on demand after the premiere.

PHILO LEE cello

TGI Bach continues with the Prelude from Cello Suite No. 2 in D Minor featuring NJSO cellist Philo Lee.

Premieres Nov 13 at 5 pm and is available on demand after the premiere.
More Info for CANCELED Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
Nov 14, 2020 
2020-21 Season

CANCELED Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

2020–21 Season Family Concert

Performed in Newark
More Info for CANCELED Beethoven’s Violin Sonatas 5–7
Nov 18, 2020 
2020-21 Season

CANCELED Beethoven’s Violin Sonatas 5–7

Part 2 of Beethoven’s Complete Violin Sonatas with Concertmaster Eric Wyrick.

ERIC WYRICK violin
ALAN FEINBERG piano

Performed in Madison
More Info for Daniel Bernard Roumain & Mozart
Nov 19, 2020 
2020-21 Season

Daniel Bernard Roumain & Mozart

NJSO Virtual 20–21

Free! Watch it on demand after the premiere.

XIAN ZHANG conductor
RUBÉN RENGEL violin
JANNINA NORPOTH violin
DANA KELLEY viola
THOMAS MESA cello
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Join us for the world premiere of Daniel Bernard Roumain’s i am a white person who ____ Black people, a new NJSO commission. Soloists from the Sphinx Organization take center stage for Michael Abels’ Delights & Dances. Abels has risen to national attention with his stirring scores for Jordan Peele’s Oscar-winning film Get Out and Us. This program includes audience favorites Adagietto from Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 and Mozart’s Divertimento in D Major, K. 136.

Premieres Nov 19 at 7:30 pm and is available on demand after the premiere.
More Info for TGI Bach | Cello Suite Favorites
Nov 20, 2020 
2020-21 Season

TGI Bach | Cello Suite Favorites

NJSO at Home

Free! Watch it on demand after the premiere.

JONATHAN SPITZ cello

Principal Cello Jonathan Spitz performs the Sarabande from Bach’s Cello Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major in this edition of TGI Bach.

Premieres Nov 20 at 5 pm and is available on demand after the premiere.
More Info for TGI Bach | Cello Suite Favorites
Nov 27, 2020 
2020-21 Season

TGI Bach | Cello Suite Favorites

NJSO at Home

Free! Watch it on demand after the premiere.

FRANCES ROWELL cello

In the finale of a six-week TGI Bach series exploring NJSO cellists’ favorite Bach movements, Frances Rowell performs the Gigue from Bach’s Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major.

Premieres Nov 27 at 5 pm and is available on demand after the premiere.
More Info for CANCELED Jurassic Park in Concert
Nov 27 - 29, 2020 
2020-21 Season

CANCELED Jurassic Park in Concert

Special Concert—See it on the big screen as the NJSO plays the score live.

Featuring visually stunning imagery and groundbreaking special effects, the action-packed adventure of Jurassic Park pits man against prehistoric predators in the ultimate battle for survival. Experience this epic film in HD with the NJSO performing John Williams’ iconic score live to picture. Welcome … to Jurassic Park!

Performed in Red Bank, Newark and New Brunswick
More Info for From One Theater Square in Newark
Dec 2, 2020 
2020-21 Season

From One Theater Square in Newark

NJSO Everywhere

Free! Watch it on demand after the premiere.

DAVID SOUTHORN violin

NJSO Assistant Concertmaster David Southorn kicks off NJSO Everywhere, a series of short videos pairing great music with iconic New Jersey locations. Our series opens on the roof of One Theater Square in Newark with Rhapsody No. 1 for Solo Violin, a bold new work from Princeton-based composer Jessie Montgomery.

Premieres Dec 2 at 7:30 pm and is available on demand after the premiere.
More Info for TGI Bach | Largo from Violin Sonata No. 3
Dec 4, 2020 
2020-21 Season

TGI Bach | Largo from Violin Sonata No. 3

NJSO at Home

Free! Watch it on demand after the premiere.

DAVID SOUTHORN violin

Soar over the skies of Pyeongchang, South Korea, as Assistant Concertmaster David Southorn performs the Largo from Bach’s Violin Sonata No. 3 in C Major.

Premieres Dec 4 at 5 pm and is available on demand after the premiere.
More Info for CANCELED Beethoven’s Violin Concerto
Dec 4 - 6, 2020 
2020-21 Season

CANCELED Beethoven’s Violin Concerto

Featuring the return of violinist Augustin Hadelich.

XIAN ZHANG conductor
AUGUSTIN HADELICH violin

Performed in Newark and New Brunswick
More Info for CANCELED Beethoven’s Violin Sonatas 8–10
Dec 16, 2020 
2020-21 Season

CANCELED Beethoven’s Violin Sonatas 8–10

Part 3 of Beethoven’s Complete Violin Sonatas with Concertmaster Eric Wyrick.

ERIC WYRICK violin
SIMONE DINNERSTEIN piano

Performed in Madison
More Info for CANCELED Handel’s Messiah
Dec 18 - 20, 2020 
2020-21 Season

CANCELED Handel’s Messiah

Special Concert—Join us for one of the NJSO’s great holiday traditions.

RUTH REINHARDT conductor
MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY SINGERS | Heather J. Buchanan, conductor

Performed in Newark and Princeton
More Info for ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’
Jan 5, 2021 
2020-21 Season

‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’

In collaboration with Paper Mill Playhouse

Free! Watch it on demand after the premiere.

REMA WEBB vocalist
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA STRINGS

NJSO musicians and Broadway veteran Rema Webb give a virtual performance of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel in the first of a three-part collaborative series with the Paper Mill Playhouse.

Premieres Jan 5 at 7 pm and is available on demand after the premiere.
More Info for Still & Dvořák
Jan 14, 2021 
2020-21 Season

Still & Dvořák

NJSO Virtual 20–21

Free! Watch it on demand after the premiere.

XIAN ZHANG conductor & piano
ERIC WYRICK violin
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Our second virtual concert will include one of Dvořák’s most popular works, Serenade for Strings. Coleridge-Taylor’s arrangement of the spiritual Deep River features Music Director Xian Zhang performing on the piano for the very first time with the NJSO in concert, joined by Concertmaster Eric Wyrick on violin. Captivating performances of Still’s Mother and Child and Puccini’s I Crisantemi also grace this program.

This free event premieres Jan 14 at 7:30 pm and is available on demand after the premiere.
More Info for CANCELED Gershwin’s An American in Paris
Jan 15 - 17, 2021 
2020-21 Season

CANCELED Gershwin’s An American in Paris

2021 Winter Festival Week I: Gershwin & the Sounds of America

XIAN ZHANG conductor
TERRENCE WILSON piano
AARON DWORKIN narrator

Performed in Morristown, Newark and New Brunswick
More Info for From Van Vleck House & Gardens in Montclair
Jan 20, 2021 
2020-21 Season

From Van Vleck House & Gardens in Montclair

NJSO Everywhere

Free! Watch it on demand after the premiere.

ERIC WYRICK violin
DAVID BLINN viola
NA-YOUNG BAEK cello
ALEXANDER BICKARD bass
ANDREW LAMY clarinet
ROBERT WAGNER bassoon
LAWRENCE DIBELLO horn

The grounds of Van Vleck House & Gardens in Montclair provide a gorgeous backdrop for the first movement of Beethoven’s Septet.

Premieres Jan 20 at 7:30 pm and is available on demand after the premiere.
More Info for CANCELED Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F
Jan 21 - 24, 2021 
2020-21 Season

CANCELED Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F

2021 Winter Festival Week II: Gershwin & the Sounds of America

FABIEN GABEL conductor
AARON DIEHL piano

Performed in Englewood, Newark and New Brunswick
More Info for CANCELED The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
Jan 29 - 31, 2021 
2020-21 Season

CANCELED The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

2021 Winter Festival Week III: Gershwin & the Sounds of America

XIAN ZHANG conductor
CHRIS KOMER horn
MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY CHOIR | Eric Conway, director

Performed in Princeton, Red Bank and Newark
More Info for NOW VIRTUAL! 2021 Lunar New Year Celebration
Feb 6, 2021 
2020-21 Season

NOW VIRTUAL! 2021 Lunar New Year Celebration

Special Concert—Celebrate the year of the Ox with the NJSO!

XIAN ZHANG conductor

Available on the NJSO website and NJSO YouTube channel, NJSO Facebook page, Instagram and Twitter.
More Info for From the Jersey Shore
Feb 17, 2021 
2020-21 Season

From the Jersey Shore

NJSO Everywhere

Free! Watch it on demand after the premiere.

ANDREA MENOUSEK horn
LAWRENCE DIBELLO horn
MICHAEL BAKER trumpet
VERNON POST trombone

A brass ensemble heads down the shore for the third episode of NJSO Everywhere. Rousing works by Sousa and Poulenc fill the air in Seaside Heights.

Featuring NJSO hornists Andrea Menousek and Lawrence DiBello, NJSO trombonist Vernon Post and trumpeter Michael Baker.

This free event premieres Feb 17 at 7:30 pm and is available on demand after the premiere.
More Info for CANCELED Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto
Feb 25 - 28, 2021 
2020-21 Season

CANCELED Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto

Gemma New conducts the NJSO premiere of Walton Symphony No. 1

GEMMA NEW conductor
KAREN GOMYO violin

Performed in Newark, New Brunswick and Morristown
More Info for CANCELED Zhang Conducts Mahler 7
Mar 6 - 7, 2021 
2020-21 Season

CANCELED Zhang Conducts Mahler 7

2020–21 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
TOM BORROW piano

Performed in Newark
More Info for From Pier C Park in Hoboken
Mar 10, 2021 
2020-21 Season

From Pier C Park in Hoboken

NJSO Everywhere

Free! Watch it on demand after the premiere.

BRYAN HERNANDEZ-LUCH violin
MING YANG violin
BRETT DEUBNER viola
LAURA ANDRADE cello

Trailblazing composer George Walker (the first Black composer to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music) lived in Montclair, NJ, for most of his life. We go to the waterfront of Hoboken’s Pier C Park for the movement from his String Quartet No. 1 had later life as his most performed work, Lyric for Strings.

This free event premieres Mar 10 at 7:30 pm and is available on demand after the premiere.
More Info for CANCELED Chopin’s First Piano Concerto
Mar 11 - 14, 2021 
2020-21 Season

CANCELED Chopin’s First Piano Concerto

Also featuring Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2, “Little Russian”

XIAN ZHANG conductor
HAOCHEN ZHANG piano

Performed in Newark, Princeton, Red Bank and New Brunswick
More Info for POSTPONED Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Concert
Mar 19 - 21, 2021 
2020-21 Season

POSTPONED Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Concert

Special Concert—See it on the big screen as the NJSO plays the score live.

Thirty years after the defeat of the Empire, Luke Skywalker has vanished, and a new threat has risen: The First Order, led by the mysterious Supreme Leader Snoke and his enforcer, Kylo Ren. General Leia Organa’s military force, the Resistance—and unlikely heroes brought together by fate—are the galaxy’s only hope. Experience the complete film with the NJSO performing John Williams’ thrilling score live.

Performed in Red Bank, Newark and New Brunswick
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More Info for POSTPONED Star Wars: The Last Jedi in Concert
Mar 19 - 21, 2021 
2020-21 Season

POSTPONED Star Wars: The Last Jedi in Concert

In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past. Experience this thrilling film like never before as the NJSO performs Oscar®-winning composer John Williams’ exhilarating score live.

Performed in Red Bank, Newark and New Brunswick
More Info for CANCELED Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony
Apr 8 - 11, 2021 
2020-21 Season

CANCELED Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony

Vadim Gluzman returns to perform Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2

MARIO VENZAGO conductor
VADIM GLUZMAN violin

Performed in Newark and Morristown
More Info for CANCELED Conrad Tao Plays Tchaikovsky
Apr 29 - May 2, 2021 
2020-21 Season

CANCELED Conrad Tao Plays Tchaikovsky

Also featuring Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9

JADER BIGNAMINI conductor
CONRAD TAO piano

Performed in Newark and New Brunswick
More Info for CANCELED Mendelssohn’s ‘Italian’ Symphony
May 6 - 9, 2021 
2020-21 Season

CANCELED Mendelssohn’s ‘Italian’ Symphony

Also featuring works by Mozart, Rossini and Vivaldi with NJSO soloists

XIAN ZHANG conductor
BRENNAN SWEET violin
ELZBIETA WEYMAN viola
KATHLEEN NESTER piccolo

Performed in Red Bank and New Brunswick
More Info for CANCELED The Composer Is Dead
May 15, 2021 
2020-21 Season

CANCELED The Composer Is Dead

2020–21 Season Family Concert

A guest actor will take on the famous role of Lemony Snicket—best known for the popular A Series of Unfortunate Events—in the musical mystery The Composer Is Dead, with music by Nathaniel Stookey.

Performed in Newark
More Info for CANCELED Alma Deutscher Debuts with the NJSO
May 22 - 23, 2021 
2020-21 Season

CANCELED Alma Deutscher Debuts with the NJSO

Special Concert

ALMA DEUTSCHER composer, violin, piano
MICHAEL FRANCIS conductor

Program to include selections from:
ALMA DEUTSCHER Violin Concerto
ALMA DEUTSCHER Piano Concerto

More Info for RESCHEDULED Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ Part 1 in Concert
June 5, 2021 
2019-20 season

RESCHEDULED Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 in Concert

This concert has been rescheduled to October 30, 2021.

This concert has been rescheduled. More info.

Performed in Newark
More Info for CANCELED Joshua Bell Returns
June 10 - 13, 2021 
2020-21 Season

CANCELED Joshua Bell Returns

Hear the nation’s most acclaimed violinist perform Bruch’s beautiful Violin Concerto No. 1

XIAN ZHANG conductor
JOSHUA BELL violin

Performed in Newark and Princeton
More Info for Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton
Sep 24 - 25, 2021 
2019-20 season

Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton

Presented by New Jersey Performing Arts Center

Danny Elfman’s unforgettable music comes to life with a full choir and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, enhanced by Tim Burton’s vivid original sketches, drawings and film clips on the big screen.

Performed in Newark
More Info for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ Part 1 in Concert
Oct 30, 2021 
2020-21 Season

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 in Concert

Special Concert—See it on the big screen as the NJSO plays the score live.

The end begins. Harry, Ron and Hermione go hunting for Horcruxes in part one of the epic finale Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsPart 1 in Concert. Relive every harrowing moment as Harry and his friends rush to face Voldemort for the last time, with the full film accompanied by the NJSO in an experience you’ll never forget.

Performed in Newark
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More Info for POSTPONED Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ Part 2 in Concert
Oct 30, 2021 

POSTPONED Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsPart 2 in Concert

Special Concert—See it on the big screen as the NJSO plays the score live.

In the epic finale to the Harry Potter Film Concert Series, the battle between good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into an all-out war! Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsPart 2 in Concert brings the final chapter to the big screen as the NJSO performs every note of the epic score from Alexandre Desplat. The stakes have never been higher!

Performed in Newark