More Info for Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto
Feb 29 - 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
More Info for Beethoven’s Piano Concertos 1 & 5
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
More Info for Beethoven’s Piano Concertos 2, 3 & 4
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
More Info for Beethoven’s ‘Eroica’ Symphony
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
More Info for Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony
Apr 2 - 5, 2020 
2019-20 season

Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony

2019–20 Season

HENRIK NÁNÁSI conductor

Performed in Englewood, Newark and New Brunswick
More Info for Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Concert
Apr 17 - 19, 2020 
2019-20 season

Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Concert

2019–20 Pops Season

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
More Info for Special Event: Spring Into Music Gala & Auction
Apr 23, 2020 

Special Event:
Spring Into Music
Gala & Auction

Location: Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange

Join the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra for its 12th annual Spring into Music Gala, an event filled with a magnificent array of food and entertainment. During the gala, guests will be treated to a private musical performance by members of the NJSO, as well as featured artists. RSVP by April 10.

More Info for Brahms, Vivaldi & Beethoven
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
NA-YOUNG BAEK cello

Performed in Newark, New Brunwick and Morristown
More Info for Family: The ‘New World’ Symphony & Beyond!
May 9, 2020 
2019-20 season

Family: The ‘New World’ Symphony & Beyond!

2019–20 Season Family Series

TONG CHEN conductor
RUBÉN RENGEL violin 
NYGEL WITHERSPOON cello

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 and more!

Performed in Newark
More Info for Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto
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
More Info for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ Part 1 in Concert
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
More Info for Season Finale: Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24
June 4 - 7, 2020 
2019-20 season

Season Finale: Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24

2019–20 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
LOUIS LORTIE piano

Performed in Newark, Princeton and Red Bank
More Info for Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton
June 19 - 20, 2020 
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 Opening Weekend: Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony
Oct 9 - 11, 2020 
2020-21 Season

Opening Weekend: Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony

Jennifer Koh performs a new violin concerto by Newark’s Tyshawn Sorey.

XIAN ZHANG conductor
JENNIFER KOH violin

Performed in Newark and Red Bank
More Info for Zhang Conducts Mozart’s ‘Jupiter’
Oct 15 - 18, 2020 
2020-21 Season

Zhang Conducts Mozart’s ‘Jupiter’

Also featuring NJSO principal musicians performing concertos!

XIAN ZHANG conductor
BART FELLER flute
JONATHAN SPITZ cello

Performed in Englewood, Princeton, Newark and Morristown
More Info for Beethoven’s Violin Sonatas 1–4
Oct 21, 2020 
2020-21 Season

Beethoven’s Violin Sonatas 1–4

Part 1 of Beethoven’s Complete Violin Sonatas with Concertmaster Eric Wyrick.

ERIC WYRICK violin
DREW PETERSEN piano

Performed in Madison
More Info for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ Part 2 in Concert
Oct 31, 2020 
2020-21 Season

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
More Info for Mozart & Brahms
Nov 5 - 8, 2020 
2020-21 Season

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 Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
Nov 14, 2020 
2020-21 Season

Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

2020–21 Season Family Concert

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

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 Jurassic Park in Concert
Nov 27 - 29, 2020 
2020-21 Season

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 Beethoven’s Violin Concerto
Dec 4 - 6, 2020 
2020-21 Season

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 Beethoven’s Violin Sonatas 8–10
Dec 16, 2020 
2020-21 Season

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 Handel’s Messiah
Dec 18 - 20, 2020 
2020-21 Season

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 Gershwin’s An American in Paris
Jan 15 - 17, 2021 
2020-21 Season

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 Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F
Jan 21 - 24, 2021 
2020-21 Season

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 The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
Jan 29 - 31, 2021 
2020-21 Season

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 2021 Lunar New Year Celebration
Feb 6, 2021 
2020-21 Season

2021 Lunar New Year Celebration

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

XIAN ZHANG conductor

Performed in Newark
More Info for Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto
Feb 25 - 28, 2021 
2020-21 Season

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 Zhang Conducts Mahler 7
Mar 6 - 7, 2021 
2020-21 Season

Zhang Conducts Mahler 7

2020–21 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
TOM BORROW piano

Performed in Newark
More Info for Chopin’s First Piano Concerto
Mar 11 - 14, 2021 
2020-21 Season

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 Star Wars: The Last Jedi in Concert
Mar 19 - 21, 2021 
2020-21 Season

Star Wars: The Last Jedi in Concert

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

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
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More Info for Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony
Apr 8 - 11, 2021 
2020-21 Season

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 Conrad Tao Plays Tchaikovsky
Apr 29 - May 2, 2021 
2020-21 Season

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 Mendelssohn’s ‘Italian’ Symphony
May 6 - 9, 2021 
2020-21 Season

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 The Composer Is Dead
May 15, 2021 
2020-21 Season

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 Alma Deutscher Debuts with the NJSO
May 22 - 23, 2021 
2020-21 Season

Alma Deutscher Debuts with the NJSO

Special Concert

ALMA DEUTSCHER composer, violin, piano
MICHAEL FRANCIS conductor

More Info for Joshua Bell Returns
June 10 - 13, 2021 
2020-21 Season

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