Apr 26, 2019 
2018-19 Season

Saint-Saëns’ ‘Organ’ Symphony

XIAN ZHANG conductor
JOHN J. MILLER organ

Join the NJSO and Music Director Xian Zhang for a musical spectacular featuring Cathedral Basilica organist John J. Miller pulling out all of the stops in Saint-Saëns’ thrilling “Organ” Symphony, performed on the Cathedral’s historic instrument with 8,916 pipes! Plus, revel in the majesty of Mozart with his famous and foreboding Symphony No. 40.

Performed in Newark at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart
Apr 27 - 28, 2019 
2018-19 Season

Xian Conducts Mozart

2018–19 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
SIMONE DINNERSTEIN piano (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Performed in Morristown, Newark and Red Bank
May 5, 2019 
2018-19 Season

NJSO Youth Orchestras Spring Concert

Don't miss the season finale concert of the NJSO Youth Orchestras, featuring the program's four ensembles, as well as a dazzling performance by the 2019 Henry Lewis Concerto Competition winner! Honor this year's senior class and celebrate musicianship, friendship and fun.

Performed in Newark at Science Park High School
May 11, 2019 
2018-19 Season

Family: The Sound of Stories: Harry Potter & More!

2018–19 Family Concert

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!

Performed in Newark
May 13, 2019 
2019-20 season

Scores: Contemporary Chamber Works

Curated by Juri Seo

STEVEN MACKEY conductor and host
JURI SEO guest composer and curator
NA-YOUNG BAEK cello
CHRIS KOMER horn
NJSO CHAMBER PLAYERS

Performed in Princeton
May 16 - 19, 2019 
2018-19 Season

Art of the Double Concerto

2018–19 Season

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

Performed in Newark, New Brunswick and Princeton
June 1, 2019 
2018-19 Season

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ in Concert

2018–19 Season

Year Five begins! Between crushing on Cho Chang, studying for his O.W.L.s and the ever-growing number of detentions from Professor Umbridge™, Harry Potter™ must find the time to discover the secret of his terrible nightmares! See Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ in Concert on the big screen in high-definition and experience the NJSO performing Nicholas Hooper’s iconic score live.

Performed in Newark
June 6 - 9, 2019 
2018-19 Season

Blockbuster All-Orchestral Season Finale

2018–19 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Performed in Englewood, Newark, Princeton and Red Bank
June 21, 2019 

NJSO at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside

FREE concert!

Celebrate the diversity of the Americas with the NJSO this summer! Explore the continents with concert, theater and dance music from Leonard Bernstein, José Pablo Moncayo, Astor Piazzolla, Florence Price, Duke Ellington and George Gershwin. Hear hits from West Side Story and Porgy and Bess, travel to Mexico with Arturo Márquez’s Conga del Fuego Nuevo and experience patriotic favorites along with Copland’s classic “Hoe Down” from Rodeo.

June 23, 2019 

NJSO at Giralda Farms in Madison

Ticketed event

Celebrate the diversity of the Americas with the NJSO this summer! Explore the continents with concert, theater and dance music from Leonard Bernstein, José Pablo Moncayo, Astor Piazzolla, Florence Price, Duke Ellington and George Gershwin. Hear hits from West Side Story and Porgy and Bess, travel to Mexico with Arturo Márquez’s Conga del Fuego Nuevo and experience patriotic favorites along with Copland’s classic “Hoe Down” from Rodeo.

June 24, 2019 

NJSO at Maxwell Place Park in Hoboken

FREE concert!

Celebrate the diversity of the Americas with the NJSO this summer! Explore the continents with concert, theater and dance music from Leonard Bernstein, José Pablo Moncayo, Astor Piazzolla, Florence Price, Duke Ellington and George Gershwin. Hear hits from West Side Story and Porgy and Bess, travel to Mexico with Arturo Márquez’s Conga del Fuego Nuevo and experience patriotic favorites along with Copland’s classic “Hoe Down” from Rodeo.

June 25, 2019 

NJSO at Ocean County College in Toms River

FREE concert!

Celebrate the diversity of the Americas with the NJSO this summer! Explore the continents with concert, theater and dance music from Leonard Bernstein, José Pablo Moncayo, Astor Piazzolla, Florence Price, Duke Ellington and George Gershwin. Hear hits from West Side Story and Porgy and Bess, travel to Mexico with Arturo Márquez’s Conga del Fuego Nuevo and experience patriotic favorites along with Copland’s classic “Hoe Down” from Rodeo.

June 28, 2019 

NJSO at Branch Brook Park in Newark

FREE concert! (with fireworks show after)

Celebrate the diversity of the Americas with the NJSO this summer! Explore the continents with concert, theater and dance music from Leonard Bernstein, José Pablo Moncayo, Astor Piazzolla, Florence Price, Duke Ellington and George Gershwin. Hear hits from West Side Story and Porgy and Bess, travel to Mexico with Arturo Márquez’s Conga del Fuego Nuevo and experience patriotic favorites along with Copland’s classic “Hoe Down” from Rodeo.

June 30, 2019 

NJSO at Marine Park in Red Bank

FREE concert!

Celebrate the diversity of the Americas with the NJSO this summer! Explore the continents with concert, theater and dance music from Leonard Bernstein, José Pablo Moncayo, Astor Piazzolla, Florence Price, Duke Ellington and George Gershwin. Hear hits from West Side Story and Porgy and Bess, travel to Mexico with Arturo Márquez’s Conga del Fuego Nuevo and experience patriotic favorites along with Copland’s classic “Hoe Down” from Rodeo.

July 20, 2019 
2019-20 season

Scores: The Edward T. Cone Composition Institute Concert

2019–20 Season

DAVID ROBERTSON conductor
STEVEN MACKEY Institute director and host
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

 

Performed in Princeton
Oct 11 - 13, 2019 
2019-20 season

Opening Weekend: Holst’s The Planets in HD

2019–20 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
Women of NEWARK VOICES
Heather J. Buchanan, conductor

Performed in Newark and Red Bank
Oct 26, 2019 
2019-20 season

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ in Concert

2019–20 Season

Watch Harry become a wiz at potions, win Felix Felicis and uncover the meaning of Horcruxes in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ in Concert! Relive the magic of Harry’s sixth year at Hogwarts™ on the big screen in high definition as the NJSO performs Nicholas Hooper’s unforgettable score live.

Performed in Newark
Oct 31 - Nov 3, 2019 
2019-20 season

Grieg’s Piano Concerto

2019–20 Season

MARKUS STENZ conductor
JUHO POHJONEN piano

Performed in Englewood, Princeton, Red Bank and Newark
Nov 7 - 10, 2019 
2019-20 season

Spanish- and French-Inspired Showpieces

2019–20 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
NING FENG violin

Performed in Newark and Morristown
Nov 16, 2019 
2019-20 season

Family: Peter and the Wolf

2019–20 Season Family Series

Join the NJSO and a guest narrator for this timeless fairy tale, in which charming melodies and fantastical characters introduce the different instruments of the orchestra.

Performed in Newark
Dec 5 - 8, 2019 
2019-20 season

Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto

2019–20 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
GEORGE LI piano

Performed in Newark and New Brunswick
Dec 10, 2019 
2019-20 season

The Irish Tenors with the NJSO

THE IRISH TENORS
Members of the NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Get in the spirit of the season when The Irish Tenors: Christmas/Holiday Tour 2019 comes to bergenPAC with members of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra for a joyful night of traditional and secular holiday songs, including favorites like “We Three Kings,” “O! Holy Night,” “White Christmas” and “Jingle Bell Rock.” The Irish Tenors have been the acknowledged Celtic music kings since arriving on the scene with their 1998 PBS special and have performed on the biggest stages around the world.

Performed in Englewood
Dec 20 - 22, 2019 
2019-20 season

Handel’s Messiah

2019–20 Season

RODERICK COX conductor
AMANDA WOODBURY soprano
J’NAI BRIDGES mezzo-soprano
FREDERICK BALLENTINE tenor
DOUGLAS WILLIAMS bass-baritone
MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY SINGERS | Heather J. Buchanan, conductor

Performed in Princeton and Newark
Jan 3 - 5, 2020 
2019-20 season

Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet

2020 Winter Festival: Front & Center

XIAN ZHANG conductor
INON BARNATAN piano

Performed in Newark, Red Bank and Morristown
Jan 9 - 12, 2020 
2019-20 season

Mozart’s Don Giovanni

2020 Winter Festival: Front & Center

XIAN ZHANG conductor
ERIC WYRICK violin
Singers from the METROPOLITAN OPERA’S LINDEMANN YOUNG ARTIST DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Performed in Englewood, Newark and New Brunswick
Jan 17 - 19, 2020 
2019-20 season

Wagner’s The Ring Without Words

2020 Winter Festival: Front & Center

XIAN ZHANG conductor
SIMON TRPČESKI piano

Performed in Princeton, New Brunswick and Newark
Jan 25, 2020 
2019-20 season

Lunar New Year Celebration

2019–20 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
Soloists, performers and program details to be announced.

Performed in Newark
Jan 26, 2020 
2019-20 season

Classical Mystery Tour: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

2019–20 Season

Beatlemania is back! Relive one of the most iconic albums in rock history as Classical Mystery Tour performs Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band with the NJSO. Hear classic songs from “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” to “When I'm Sixty-Four” to “A Day in the Life”—plus more of the greatest hits from The Beatles’ entire catalogue.

CLASSICAL MYSTERY TOUR
MARTIN HERMAN
conductor

Performed in Newark
Feb 7 - 9, 2020 
2019-20 season

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in Concert

2019–20 Pops Movie Series

In the spectacular climactic sixth episode of the Star Wars saga, Darth Vader readies the second Death Star to unleash the final blow to the Rebel Alliance. Luke Skywalker joins R2-D2, C-3PO and Princess Leia to free Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt and launch a desperate attack upon the entire Imperial Fleet. Watch the complete film unfold as the NJSO performs John Williams’ legendary score live.

Performed in Red Bank, Newark and New Brunswick
Feb 27 - Mar 1, 2020 
2019-20 season

Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto

2019–20 Season

CHRISTOPH KÖNIG conductor
SIMONE PORTER violin

Performed in Newark and New Brunswick
Mar 19 - 20, 2020 
2019-20 season

Beethoven’s Piano Concertos 1 & 5

2019–20 Season—Beethoven’s Birthday Bash

XIAN ZHANG conductor
LOUIS LORTIE piano

Performed in Englewood and Princeton
Mar 21 - 22, 2020 
2019-20 season

Beethoven’s Piano Concertos 2, 3 & 4

2019–20 Season—Beethoven’s Birthday Bash

XIAN ZHANG conductor
LOUIS LORTIE piano

Performed in Newark and New Brunswick
Mar 26 - 29, 2020 
2019-20 season

Beethoven’s ‘Eroica’ Symphony

2019–20 Season—Beethoven’s Birthday Bash

XIAN ZHANG conductor
ROBERT WAGNER bassoon

Performed in Newark, Red Bank and Morristown
Apr 2 - 5, 2020 
2019-20 season

Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony

2019–20 Season

HENRIK NÁNÁSI conductor

Performed in Englewood, Newark and New Brunswick
Apr 17 - 19, 2020 
2019-20 season

Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Concert

2019–20 Pops Movie Series

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
May 1 - 3, 2020 
2019-20 season

Brahms, Vivaldi & Beethoven

2019–20 Season

NICHOLAS MCGEGAN conductor
RUBÉN RENGEL violin
EDUARDO RIOS violin
ADRIANA ROSIN violin

Performed in Newark, New Brunwick and Morristown
May 9, 2020 
2019-20 season

Family: The ‘New World’ Symphony & Beyond!

2019–20 Season Family Series

Hear how the rich tapestry of America has inspired music of dizzying diversity—from Dvořák’s first encounters with the “New World,” to Florence Price, Leonard Bernstein and more!

Performed in Newark
May 15 - 17, 2020 
2019-20 season

Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto

2019–20 Season

ANDREY BOREYKO conductor
AKIKO SUWANAI violin

Performed in Princeton, Newark and New Brunswick
May 30, 2020 
2019-20 season

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ Part 1 in Concert

2019–20 Season

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
June 4 - 7, 2020 
2019-20 season

Season Finale: Mozart & Mahler

2019–20 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
LOUIS LORTIE piano

Performed in Newark, Princeton and Red Bank