Epic Scores of John Williams and More!
New Jersey Symphony Special Concert - Symphony Celebration
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Red Bank Series - Saturdays · Sat, Jun 1 at 8:00 PM
Newark Series 1 - Fridays and Saturdays · Fri, May 31 at 8:00 PM
Newark Series 2 - Thursdays and Sundays · Thu, May 30 at 1:30 PM
Newark Series 3 - Thursdays · Thu, May 30 at 1:30 PM
Newark Series 4 - Fridays · Fri, May 31 at 8:00 PM
New Brunswick Series · Sun, Jun 2 at 3:00 PM
Xian Zhang conductor
Jessica Rivero Altarriba conductor
Min Kwon piano
New Jersey Symphony
Korngold Fanfare from The King’s Row
Prokofiev Suite from Lieutenant Kijé
Rachmaninoff Adagio sostenuto from Piano Concerto No. 2
Wagner/Hutschenruyter “The Ride of the Valkyries” from Die Walküre
John Williams “Imperial March” from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
John Williams “Hedwig’s Theme” from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
John Williams Selections from Star Wars
“Anakin’s Theme” from Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
“Princess Leia’s Theme” from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
“Rey’s Theme” from Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
“Main Title” from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
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!
Please note: John Williams will not be in attendance for these performances. This concert features selections from John Williams’ scores; no film projection.
Thursday, May 30, at 12:40 pm
Experience a special pre-concert performance by New Jersey Symphony musicians as they perform chamber music alongside local amateur musicians.
Special Concert-Opening Performance
Friday, May 31, at 8 pm
The May 31 concert opens with a special performance by the New Jersey Symphony Youth Orchestra’s Academy Orchestra.
Sunday, June 2, at 2 pm
Enjoy a lively Classical Conversation before the performance. Learn more about the music from New Jersey Symphony musicians, guest artists and other engaging insiders.
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Programs and artists are subject to change.