Event & Performance Information
Fabulous Hudson County-based drag queen Harmonica Sunbeam hosts the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s weeklong virtual celebration of Pride Month. Experience works by LGBTQ+ composers from Jennifer Higdon to Tchaikovsky, an interview with Laura Kaminsky about her chamber opera As One, a performance of Rent’s “I’ll Cover You” in collaboration with Paper Mill Playhouse, a free Zoom event presented in partnership with SAGE, and more surprises.
HARMONICA SUNBEAM host
June 13 at 5 pm
NJSO Family Members: “What Pride Means to Me”
June 14 at 5 pm
Composer-in-Conversation: NJSO Assistant Principal Flute/Piccolo Kathleen Nester talks with her friend and neighbor, composer Laura Kaminsky, about her pathbreaking opera exploring a gender transition, As One.
June 15 at 5 pm
TCHAIKOVSKY Andante cantabile
BART FELLER flute
JAMES TSAO violin
DAVID BLINN viola
SARAH SEIVER cello
June 16 at 5 pm
JENNIFER HIGDON A Gentle Notion
PASCAL ARCHER clarinet
SPENCER MEYER piano
June 17 at 7 pm (Special Zoom Event!)
NJSO Pride Celebration: A Conversation
Join NJSO President & CEO Gabriel van Aalst, Edie Windsor SAGE Center Arts & Culture Program Coordinator Christian Appel and NJSO violist David Blinn for a lively conversation and insight into the NJSO’s Pride celebrations, followed by musical performances featuring notable LGBTQ+ composers and artists.
June 18 at 5 pm
Collaboration with Paper Mill Playhouse
LARSON/arr. Robert Wagner “I’ll Cover You” from Rent
KYLE TAYLOR PARKER vocalist
JAY DONNELL vocalist
HÉCTOR FALCÓN violin
TED ACKERMAN cello
ALEXANDER BICKARD electric bass
PASCAL ARCHER clarinet
JAMES MUSTO drums
How to Watch
Watch on YouTube.
The Pride Celebration videos will premiere on our YouTube channel at 5 pm on June 13, 14, 15, 16 and 18. On June 17, join us for a Zoom event at 7 pm. If you start watching in the middle of the premiere, you can watch the full concert on demand at any time after the premiere ends.
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