More Info for Family Concert: Discover Beethoven’s Eroica
May 18, 2024 
2023-24 Season

Family Concert: Discover Beethoven’s Eroica

New Jersey Symphony Family Concert: A Music Discovery Zone

Markus Stenz conductor
Diego García host
New Jersey Symphony

Discover what makes a live orchestra concert so special. We’ll take a deep dive into Beethoven’s “Eroica”–his breakout Third Symphony that broke all the rules and forged a new future for the symphonic form. Inspired by Leonard Bernstein’s masterful way of putting young audiences at the center of music-making, this interactive concert will feature inside tips, listening cues and fun facts that make for the perfect Saturday afternoon family outing!

Performed in Newark
More Info for Beethoven’s “Eroica”
May 18 - 19, 2024 
2023-24 Season

Beethoven’s “Eroica”

Plus, Jeremy Denk plays Anna Clyne’s ATLAS Piano Concerto!

Markus Stenz conductor 
Jeremy Denk piano
New Jersey Symphony

Performed in Morristown, Princeton and Newark
More Info for Epic Scores of John Williams and More!
May 30 - June 2, 2024 
2023-24 Season

Epic Scores of John Williams and More!

New Jersey Symphony Special Concert - Symphony Celebration

Xian Zhang conductor
Jessica Rivero Altarriba conductor
Brett Boles host
Min Kwon piano
New Jersey Symphony

Celebrate epic film scores with your New Jersey Symphony, from unforgettable themes composed by John Williams, to the golden age of cinema, to famous classical music moments in movies. Enjoy familiar favorites from Harry Potter and Star Wars alongside monumental musical moments from Apocalypse Now and Cast Away, and so much more. You won’t want to miss this love letter to film music!

Performed in Newark, Red Bank and New Brunswick
More Info for Daniil Trifonov Plays Gershwin
June 6 - 9, 2024 
2023-24 Season

Daniil Trifonov Plays Gershwin

Season Finale! New Jersey Symphony Classical

Xian Zhang conductor
Daniil Trifonov piano
New Jersey Symphony

Performed in New Brunswick, Princeton, Red Bank and Newark
More Info for New Jersey Symphony at Giralda Farms in Madison
June 22, 2024 
2023-24 Season

New Jersey Symphony at Giralda Farms in Madison

40th Giralda Music & Arts Festival | New Jersey Symphony Summer Outdoor Concert

Joshua Gersen conductor
New Jersey Symphony

Enjoy the sounds of your New Jersey Symphony under the stars! This program features a medley of timeless classics, Broadway themes and patriotic favorites. The program also celebrates the Garden State with pieces like John Williams’ Liberty Fanfare, John Philip Sousa’s Atlantic City Pageant March and other Jersey treasures.

Relish the beauty of this performance by the New Jersey Symphony while relaxing on the lush grounds of the Giralda Farms Corporate Park (the former Dodge Estate). There will be plenty to see and do, with children’s activities and an art show and sale. Morris Arts’ traditional creative picnic contest will return with prizes awarded to the most inventive picnics that day. This will mark Morris Arts’ 40th Giralda Music & Arts Festival—a much-treasured tradition in the area.

Performed in Madison
More Info for New Jersey Symphony at Ocean County College in Toms River
June 25, 2024 
2023-24 Season

New Jersey Symphony at Ocean County College in Toms River

New Jersey Symphony Summer Outdoor Concert

Joshua Gersen conductor
New Jersey Symphony

Enjoy the sounds of your New Jersey Symphony under the stars! This free program features a medley of timeless classics, Broadway themes and patriotic favorites. The program also celebrates the Garden State with pieces like John Williams’ Liberty Fanfare, John Philip Sousa’s Atlantic City Pageant March and other Jersey treasures.

The Symphony returns to Toms River to perform at Ocean County College. Fans can enjoy a summer evening of symphonic music close to home.

Performed in Toms River
More Info for New Jersey Symphony at Raritan Bay Waterfront Park in South Amboy
June 26, 2024 
2023-24 Season

New Jersey Symphony at Raritan Bay Waterfront Park in South Amboy

New Jersey Symphony Summer Outdoor Concert

Joshua Gersen conductor
New Jersey Symphony

Enjoy the sounds of your New Jersey Symphony under the stars! This free program features a medley of timeless classics, Broadway themes and patriotic favorites. The program also celebrates the Garden State with pieces like John Williams’ Liberty Fanfare, John Philip Sousa’s Atlantic City Pageant March and other Jersey treasures.

The Symphony performs at the Raritan Bay Waterfront Park in South Amboy. Experience this performance while relaxing alongside the beautiful waterside of Raritan Bay.

Performed in South Amboy
More Info for New Jersey Symphony at Branch Brook Park in Newark
June 28, 2024 
2023-24 Season

New Jersey Symphony at Branch Brook Park in Newark

New Jersey Symphony Summer Outdoor Concert

Joshua Gersen conductor
New Jersey Symphony

Enjoy the sounds of your New Jersey Symphony under the stars! This free program features a medley of timeless classics, Broadway themes and patriotic favorites. The program also celebrates the Garden State with pieces like John Williams’ Liberty Fanfare, John Philip Sousa’s Atlantic City Pageant March and other Jersey treasures.

The Symphony performs this outdoor concert amidst the majestic landscape of Branch Brook Park in Newark. Join us for great fanfare and spectacular fireworks following the performance!

Performed in Newark
More Info for New Jersey Symphony at Marine Park in Red Bank
June 29, 2024 
2023-24 Season

New Jersey Symphony at Marine Park in Red Bank

New Jersey Symphony Summer Outdoor Concert

Joshua Gersen conductor
New Jersey Symphony

Enjoy the sounds of your New Jersey Symphony under the stars! This free program features a medley of timeless classics, Broadway themes and patriotic favorites. The program also celebrates the Garden State with pieces like John Williams’ Liberty Fanfare, John Philip Sousa’s Atlantic City Pageant March and other Jersey treasures.

The Symphony returns to Marine Park in Red Bank, where fans can watch the concert while enjoying the beautiful sights of the Navesink River.

Performed in Red Bank
More Info for New Jersey Symphony at Liberty State Park in Jersey City
June 30, 2024 
2023-24 Season

New Jersey Symphony at Liberty State Park in Jersey City

New Jersey Symphony Summer Outdoor Concert

Joshua Gersen conductor
New Jersey Symphony

Enjoy the sounds of your New Jersey Symphony under the stars! This free program features a medley of timeless classics, Broadway themes and patriotic favorites. The program also celebrates the Garden State with pieces like John Williams’ Liberty Fanfare, John Philip Sousa’s Atlantic City Pageant March and other Jersey treasures.

The Symphony closes out its summer outdoor series with a performance at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, where fans can enjoy this performance next to the Hudson River, with an amazing view of the Manhattan Skyline.

Performed in Jersey City
More Info for New Scores: The Cone Composition Institute Concert
July 20, 2024 
2023-24 Season

New Scores: The Cone Composition Institute Concert

Part of the Edward T. Cone Composition Institute

Christopher Rountree conductor
Steven Mackey institute director and host
New Jersey Symphony

Witness the future of classical music in-the-making as the New Jersey Symphony performs works by four emerging composers selected for the Edward T. Cone Composition Institute, celebrating its ten year anniversary. Institute Director Steven Mackey hosts the culminating concert, as Christopher Rountree takes the podium.

Performed in Princeton
More Info for Baahubali: The Beginning Live in Concert
July 27 - 28, 2024 
2023-24 Season

Baahubali: The Beginning Live in Concert

North American Premiere! | New Jersey Symphony at the Movies

Constantine Kitsopoulos conductor
New Jersey Symphony

Experience India’s biggest box-office smash-hit, Baahubali: The Beginning on a vast HD screen while the New Jersey Symphony performs M.M. Keeravani’s epic score, live in-sync with the motion picture.

Performed in Newark and New Brunswick
More Info for Classical Favorites: Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky and More!
Aug 15, 2024 
2023-24 Season

Classical Favorites: Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky and More!

2024–25 Season Preview Concert

Jessica Rivero Altarriba conductor
New Jersey Symphony

Enjoy a delightful summer evening of orchestral favorites featuring works from Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Igor Stravinsky and more! Conducted by New Jersey Symphony Colton Conducting Fellow Jessica Rivero Altarriba, this preview of the 2024–25 season delivers a lineup of beloved works you won’t want to miss!

Performed in Newark
More Info for The Godfather Live in Concert
Aug 16 - 18, 2024 
2023-24 Season

The Godfather Live in Concert

New Jersey Symphony at the Movies

Nicholas Hersh conductor
New Jersey Symphony

Relive the chilling portrait of the Sicilian clan’s rise and near fall from power in The Godfather as the New Jersey Symphony performs Nino Rota’s Oscar®-nominated score live to picture. This three-time Academy Award®-winning film features Marlon Brando as the Corleone family patriarch, accompanied by career-making performances from Al Pacino, James Caan and Robert Duvall. A concert experience you can’t refuse!

Performed in Newark and Red Bank
More Info for Voice of Nature: the Anthropocene with Renée Fleming
Oct 6, 2024 
2024-25 Season

Voice of Nature: the Anthropocene with
Renée Fleming

Includes Visuals from National Geographic Society!

Xian Zhang conductor
Renée Fleming soprano
New Jersey Symphony

A breathtaking start to the 2024–25 season with international superstar Renée Fleming. As fall colors flare, America’s most celebrated soprano adds the exquisite hues of her own voice to this concert, inspired by her 2023 Grammy Award-winning album, Voice of Nature: the Anthropocene. This special performance spans Classical, Romantic and contemporary music, exploring nature as both inspiration and victim of humanity. Come be immersed in the majesty of nature, as the music will be accompanied by stunning film by the National Geographic Society.

Performed in Newark
More Info for Opening Weekend: Xian Conducts Scheherazade
Nov 1 - 3, 2024 
2024-25 Season

Opening Weekend: Xian Conducts Scheherazade

New Jersey Symphony Classical

Xian Zhang conductor
Inon Barnatan piano
New Jersey Symphony

Performed in Princeton, Red Bank and Newark
More Info for Paquito D’Rivera with New Jersey Symphony
Nov 7 - 10, 2024 
2024-25 Season

Paquito D’Rivera with New Jersey Symphony

Part of the TD James Moody Jazz Festival

Carlos Miguel Prieto conductor
Paquito D’Rivera guest artist & co-curator 
Paquito D’Rivera Quintet
New Jersey Symphony

Performed in Newark and Morristown
More Info for The Muppet Christmas Carol in Concert
Dec 5 - 8, 2024 
2024-25 Season

The Muppet Christmas Carol in Concert

New Jersey Symphony at the Movies

Constantine Kitsopoulos conductor
New Jersey Symphony

The New Jersey Symphony presents Disney’s The Muppet Christmas Carol in Concert featuring the complete film, with the score performed live to picture. The Muppets perform Charles Dickens’ classic holiday tale, with Kermit the Frog playing Bob Cratchit, the put-upon clerk of stingy Ebenezer Scrooge (Michael Caine), and features many more of your favorite Muppet characters. This special holiday event is fun for the whole family!

Performed in Morristown, Red Bank, Newark and New Brunswick
More Info for A Gospel Holiday
Dec 14, 2024 
2024-25 Season

A Gospel Holiday

New Jersey Symphony Family Concert

New Jersey Symphony Gospel Chorus
New Jersey Symphony

Spotlighting celebrated artists from Newark and beyond, the New Jersey Symphony lauds the power of the first instrument—the human voice—with a gospel music inspired holiday extravaganza. Come ready to sing, dance and clap along!

Performed in Newark
More Info for Handel’s Messiah
Dec 20 - 22, 2024 
2024-25 Season

Handel’s Messiah

New Jersey Symphony Holiday Tradition

Jeannette Sorrell conductor
Sonya Headlam soprano
John Holiday countertenor
Ed Lyon tenor
Kevin Deas bass-baritone
Montclair State University Singers | Heather J. Buchanan, director
New Jersey Symphony

Spirits will soar at “Lift Up Your Heads” and the “Hallelujah Chorus” as well as the treasured arias that make Handel’s Messiah the must-hear classic of the holidays. Jeannette Sorrell, who “brings revelations” (Philadelphia Inquirer) to everything she conducts, leads the New Jersey Symphony and the phenomenal Montclair State University Singers.

Performed in Princeton and Newark
More Info for Jean-Yves Thibaudet Plays Ravel
Jan 9 - 12, 2025 
2024-25 Season

Jean-Yves Thibaudet Plays Ravel

New Jersey Symphony Classical

Kevin John Edusei conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet piano
New Jersey Symphony

Performed in Newark, Princeton and New Brunswick
More Info for 2025 Lunar New Year Celebration with Xian Zhang
Jan 25, 2025 
2024-25 Season

2025 Lunar New Year Celebration with Xian Zhang

Celebration of the Year of the Snake

Xian Zhang conductor
Min Kwon piano
Peking University Alumni Chorus
Starry Arts Children’s Chorus
| Rebecca Shen, director
New Jersey Symphony

Join us for this evening of community and cultural exchange that is wonderful for families and children, as we celebrate the Year of the Snake. Music Director Xian Zhang, pianist Min Kwon, the Peking University Alumni Chorus and the Starry Arts Children’s Chorus all return for this joyous concert.

Performed in Newark
More Info for Holst’s The Planets—An HD Odyssey
Jan 30 - Feb 2, 2025 
2024-25 Season

Holst’s The Planets—An HD Odyssey

New Jersey Symphony Classical

Xian Zhang conductor
Nancy Zhou violin
Montclair State University Prima Voce | Heather J. Buchanan, director
New Jersey Symphony

Performed in New Brunswick, Newark and Morristown
More Info for Warner Bros. Discovery presents Bugs Bunny at the Symphony
Feb 14 - 16, 2025 
2024-25 Season

Warner Bros. Discovery presents Bugs Bunny at the Symphony

New Jersey Symphony Special Concert -
30th Anniversary Concert

George Daugherty conductor
George Daugherty & David Ka Lik Wong creators
New Jersey Symphony

Bugs Bunny at the Symphony is back! Celebrate Looney Tunes and its legendary stars, including Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Sylvester, Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner and, of course, Bugs Bunny, our very favorite “wascally wabbit.” Enjoy classics including “Baton Bunny,” “The Rabbit of Seville” and “What’s Opera, Doc?” alongside Warner Bros. Discovery 3D theatrical shorts “Rabid Rider,” “Coyote Falls” and “Fur of Flying.” Don’t miss these extraordinary musical scores performed live by the New Jersey Symphony as all the action unfolds on the big screen.

Performed in Red Bank, Newark and New Brunswick
More Info for Brahms and Chopin
Feb 20 - 23, 2025 
2024-25 Season

Brahms and Chopin

New Jersey Symphony Classical

Christoph König conductor
Tony Siqi Yun piano
New Jersey Symphony

Performed in Newark, Red Bank and New Brunswick
More Info for The Firebird with Xian Zhang
Mar 7 - 9, 2025 
2024-25 Season

The Firebird with Xian Zhang

Featuring Nimbus Dance |
New Jersey Symphony Classical

Xian Zhang conductor
Jonathan Spitz cello
Nimbus Dance | Samuel Pott, artistic director & choreographer
New Jersey Symphony

Performed in Newark and Red Bank
More Info for Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2
Mar 13 - 16, 2025 
2024-25 Season

Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2

New Jersey Symphony Classical

Xian Zhang conductor
Xavier Foley double bass
New Jersey Symphony

Performed in Newark, Princeton and Morristown
More Info for Vadim Gluzman Plays Brahms
Mar 20 - 23, 2025 
2024-25 Season

Vadim Gluzman Plays Brahms

New Jersey Symphony Classical

Lina González-Granados conductor 
Vadim Gluzman violin
New Jersey Symphony

Performed in New Brunswick, Red Bank and Newark
More Info for Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with Xian Zhang
Apr 3 - 6, 2025 
2024-25 Season

Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with Xian Zhang

New Jersey Symphony Classical

Xian Zhang conductor
Steven Banks saxophone
Felicia Moore soprano
Kelley O’Connor mezzo-soprano
Issachah Savage tenor
Reginald Smith Jr. baritone
Montclair State University Chorale | Heather J. Buchanan, director
New Jersey Symphony

Performed in Newark and New Brunswick
More Info for Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Concert
Apr 10 - 13, 2025 
2024-25 Season

Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Concert

New Jersey Symphony at the Movies

Constantine Kitsopoulos conductor
New Jersey Symphony

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 New Jersey Symphony performing John Williams’ thrilling score live.

Performed in Morristown, Red Bank, Newark and New Brunswick
More Info for Xian Conducts Mozart
May 16 - 18, 2025 
2024-25 Season

Xian Conducts Mozart

New Jersey Symphony Musicians Take the Spotlight!

Xian Zhang conductor
Eric Wyrick violin
Francine Storck violin
New Jersey Symphony

Performed in Princeton and Newark
More Info for Discover Mozart & Bach
May 17, 2025 
2024-25 Season

Discover Mozart & Bach

New Jersey Symphony Family Concert:
A Music Discovery Zone

Xian Zhang conductor
Eric Wyrick violin
Francine Storck violin
New Jersey Symphony

Discover what makes a live orchestra concert so special. We’ll take a deep dive into two joyous works by Mozart, as well as J.S. Bach’s incredibly famous Double Concerto for Two Violins. Inspired by Leonard Bernstein’s masterful way of putting young audiences at the center of music-making, this interactive concert will feature inside tips, listening cues and fun facts that make for the perfect Saturday afternoon family outing!

Performed in Newark
More Info for Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich
June 5 - 8, 2025 
2024-25 Season

Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich

Season Finale! New Jersey Symphony Classical

Xian Zhang conductor
Conrad Tao piano
New Jersey Symphony

Performed in Morristown, Princeton, Red Bank and Newark