More Info for Opening Night Celebration 2019
Oct 11, 2019 
2019-20 season

Opening Night Celebration 2019

Location: New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark

More Info for Opening Weekend: Holst’s The Planets in HD
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
More Info for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ in Concert
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
More Info for Grieg’s Piano Concerto
Oct 31 - Nov 3, 2019 
2019-20 season

Grieg’s Piano Concerto

MARKUS STENZ conductor
JUHO POHJONEN piano

Performed in Englewood, Princeton, Red Bank and Newark
More Info for Spanish- and French-Inspired Showpieces
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
More Info for Family: Peter and the Wolf
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
More Info for Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto
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
More Info for The Irish Tenors with the NJSO
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
More Info for New Jersey Ballet’s Nutcracker with the NJSO
Dec 13 - 27, 2019 
2019-20 season

New Jersey Ballet’s Nutcracker with the NJSO

2019–20 Season

An annual seasonal favorite enchants youngsters and grown-ups alike with splendid dancing, live orchestra, eye-popping special effects and a touch of holiday magic.

TCHAIKOVSKY The Nutcracker
Based on The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E. T. A. Hoffman

Performed in Morristown
More Info for Handel’s Messiah
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
More Info for Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet
Jan 3 - 5, 2020 
2019-20 season

Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet

2020 Winter Festival: In the Spotlight

XIAN ZHANG conductor
INON BARNATAN piano

Performed in Newark, Red Bank and Morristown
More Info for Mozart’s Don Giovanni
Jan 9 - 12, 2020 
2019-20 season

Mozart’s Don Giovanni

2020 Winter Festival: In the Spotlight

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

Performed in Englewood, Newark and New Brunswick
More Info for Wagner’s The Ring Without Words
Jan 17 - 19, 2020 
2019-20 season

Wagner’s The Ring Without Words

2020 Winter Festival: In the Spotlight

XIAN ZHANG conductor
SIMON TRPČESKI piano

Performed in Princeton, New Brunswick and Newark
More Info for Lunar New Year Celebration
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
More Info for Classical Mystery Tour: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Jan 26, 2020 
2019-20 season

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

2019–20 Pops 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
More Info for Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in Concert
Feb 7 - 9, 2020 
2019-20 season

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in Concert

2019–20 Pops Season

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
More Info for Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto
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
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 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

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

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
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