XIAN ZHANG conductor
INON BARNATAN piano
Powerhouse pianist Inon Barnatan makes a stunning case for 19th-century composer Clara Schumann. Xian Zhang’s own passion for dance leaps onto center stage as she conducts Prokofiev’s dynamic ballet.
The Jan 3 concert opens with a performance by the NJSO Youth Orchestras’ Academy Orchestra.
SMETANA “The Moldau” from Má vlast
Sail with us down a fabled river, lined on either side by castles and forests full of myth and mystery.
CLARA SCHUMANN Piano Concerto (NJSO Premiere)
A great pianist, Clara Schumann composed this glittering and graceful concerto in her teens—a remarkable achievement.
PROKOFIEV Selections from Romeo and Juliet
Xian has won acclaim in opera and ballet houses around the world; you’ll hear why in Prokofiev’s riveting ballet about Shakespeare’s doomed lovers.
Classical Conversation – Jan 4 at 7 pm & Jan 5 at 2 pm
Enjoy a lively 30-minute Classical Conversation before the performance. Learn more about the music from NJSO musicians, guest artists and other engaging insiders.