New Jersey Symphony Returns
XIAN ZHANG conductor
DANIEL BERNARD ROUMAIN violin
We are beyond thrilled to welcome you back. Beethoven’s Seventh mourns and dances and gives voice to everything humanity has lived through this past year and a half. We’ve got brand new music to mark the new season, too: Michael Abels, who wrote the score for the Oscar-winning film Get Out, launches us with his riveting new orchestral work. And our new Resident Artistic Catalyst, Daniel Bernard Roumain, taps his Haitian roots as he solos in his own Voodoo Violin Concerto.
- MICHAEL ABELS Emerge (World Premiere, NJSO Co-Commission)
- DANIEL BERNARD ROUMAIN Voodoo Violin Concerto
- BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7
COVID Safety Protocols
Patrons attending performances are required to abide by the safety protocols of the venue. Please visit the venue's website prior to attending your performance for the latest safety protocol information.
Special Event! Join us for Opening Celebration Gala: The Return
Sun, Oct 10 at 2:00 pm
Gala chairs: Robert and Laura Garrett
This concert event is the perfect way to celebrate and support the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.
Lobby Entertainment: 2 pm
The fun begins as soon as you walk in the door. All gala and concert guests will be treated to a pre-concert entertainment in the lobby.
Concert: 3 pm
Music Director Xian Zhang conducts the NJSO in Beethoven’s celebratory Seventh Symphony. Plus, there’s brand new music to mark the new season: Michael Abels, who wrote the score for the Oscar-winning film Get Out, launches us with his riveting new orchestral work, Emerge. And our new Resident Artistic Catalyst, Daniel Bernard Roumain, taps his Haitian roots as he solos in his own Voodoo Violin Concerto.
Take-home Gala Dinner
Originally scheduled as an in-person gala dinner, our event has transitioned to provide boxed dinners (including an entrée, sides, dessert and a bottle of wine) for our gala guests to pick up and enjoy at home after the performance. Guests will also have access to valet parking and a dedicated VIP entrance to the venue.
Net proceeds from this fundraising event will support the artistic and educational programs of the NJSO.
All gala guests must follow current NJPAC COVID safety protocols and are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination via a vaccine card or through an app such as the Docket App upon arrival.
Bank of America is proud to sponsor the NJSO Resident Artistic Catalyst.
DBR as Resident Artistic Catalyst is made possible in part by Judith Musser.