CHRISTOPH KÖNIG conductor
AUGUSTIN HADELICH violin (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Grammy-winning violinist Augustin Hadelich returns, bringing passion and charisma to Britten’s mesmerizing concerto, while works by Strauss and Schumann illustrate music’s glorious capacity to weave a narrative.
STRAUSS Don Juan
Hedonistic, audacious; the piece that established Strauss as a brilliant orchestrator and master of orchestral storytelling.
BRITTEN Violin Concerto
Britten wrote this turbulent, yet melodic, concerto in Canada as the storm clouds of World War II gathered in his native England.
SCHUMANN Symphony No. 3, “Rhenish”
Tuneful and majestic. Get carried away on the flowing currents of Schumann’s Third, which evokes the resplendent Rhine River.
NJSO Accent Events
Prelude Performance – Thu, Nov 1, at 12:30 pm
Come early for an entertaining performance by New Jersey’s own Garden Statesmen, an all-male vocal group dedicated to singing quality four-part a cappella harmony!
Classical Conversation – Fri, Nov 2, at 7 pm and Sun, Nov 4, at 2 pm
Enjoy a lively Classical Conversation before the performance. Learn more about the music from NJSO musicians, guest artists and other engaging insiders.
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Groups of 9 or more receive significant discounts on single ticket prices!
Watch Augustin Hadelich perform Paganini’s Caprice No. 5
In 2016 Augustin Hadelich performed Paganini’s Caprice No. 5 live as an encore during a concert with the NJSO.
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About the Artists
Christoph König is principal conductor and music director of the Solistes Europeens Luxembourg and principal guest conductor of the Real Filharmonia de Galicia. He previously served as principal guest conductor of the Orquestra Sinfonica do Porto Casa da Musica.
Highlights of König’s 2018–19 season include appearances with the Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester, La Orquesta Sinfonica de RTVE, Orquesta Sinfonica de Navarra, Theatre Chemnitz Philharmonie and Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.
Celebrated for his clarity, precision, and elegant approach, König is in high demand as a guest conductor in North America and abroad. Since his debut in the US in 2010 he has conducted symphony orchestras in Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Seattle, Cincinnati, Oregon, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Houston, Baltimore, Vancouver, Toronto and Fort Worth. In addition to engagements with numerous European orchestras, he led BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra on a highly successful tour of China in 2008.
His recordings include Melcer piano concertos with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (Hyperion), Beethoven symphonies with the Malmo Symphony Orchestra (DB Productions) and Prokofiev and Mozart with the Solistes Europeens, Luxembourg (SEL Classics).
One of the great violinists of his generation, Grammy Award winner Augustin Hadelich has attained an international career as orchestral soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. Musical America’s 2018 Instrumentalist of the Year, he has performed with every major orchestra in the US, as well as an ever-growing number of major orchestras in the UK, Europe and the Far East.
His 2018–19 season includes debuts with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Israel Camerata and Singapore Symphony, as well as performances with the orchestras of Boston, Cleveland, New York, Los Angeles, Cincinnati, Dallas, Kansas City, Minnesota, New Jersey and Seattle, among others.
A prolific recording artist, Hadelich won a 2016 Grammy Award for his recording of Dutilleux’s L’arbre des songes with the Seattle Symphony. A disc of the complete Paganini Caprices for Warner Classics came out in January 2018.
Hadelich’s career took off when he was named gold medalist of the 2006 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. He plays the 1723 “Ex-Kiesewetter” Stradivari violin, on loan from Clement and Karen Arrison through the Stradivari Society of Chicago.