HANS GRAF conductor
JEFFREY KAHANE piano (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Van Cliburn finalist Jeffrey Kahane “occupies an exalted position among living pianists” (Bachtrack); he’s sure to enthrall in Beethoven’s iconic concerto. Works by Ravel and Shostakovich—one elegiac, the other mischievous—make appealing bookends.
RAVEL Le tombeau de Couperin
Each of the four wistful and elegant movements commemorates a friend who died in battle during World War I. The oboe shines throughout.
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4
Grand yet nuanced; generations of listeners have loved this piece, and critics have judged it to be among Beethoven’s greatest and most innovative works.
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 1
Shostakovich composed this sardonic work at 18; it was an enormous success, instantly bringing him international attention.
NJSO Accent Events
NJSO Food Drive
Non-perishable food items will be accepted for donation to local food banks. More info.
Classical Conversation – Thu, Feb 28, at 6:30 pm and Sun, Mar 3, at 2 pm
Enjoy a lively Classical Conversation beginning one hour before the performance. Guest conductor Hans Graf will chat with NJSO Director of Artistic Planning Patrick Chamberlain.
College Night – Sat, Mar 2, after the concert
$10 tickets for college students include the concert and a post-concert party with refreshments. More info.
Groups save up to 30%
Groups of 9 or more receive significant discounts on single ticket prices!
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The March 3 concert is generously sponsored by Bank of America.