XIAN ZHANG conductor
DEREK FENSTERMACHER tuba
YING LI and ZITONG WANG piano
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
A pair of delightful and familiar works headline this light-hearted program that also shines the spotlight on NJSO Principal Tuba Derek Fenstermacher.
TAN DUN Internet Symphony No. 1, “Eroica”
Known for his score to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Tan Dun surprisingly quotes Beethoven’s “Eroica” in this engaging piece written for the first YouTube Orchestra.
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Tuba Concerto
An affectionate ode to one of the orchestra’s lowest-pitched instruments: the tuba. The first concerto for the instrument written by a major composer.
YouTube video preview: Principal Tuba Derek Fenstermacher demonstrates the theme.
SAINT-SAËNS Carnival of the Animals
Witty and rollicking. Kids and adults alike will enjoy a romp through the animal kingdom with Saint-Saëns’ classic for duo piano and orchestra.
YouTube video preview: Principal Cello Jonathan Spitz demonstrates the theme.
With its poised, relentless pulse, this sensual work memorably formed the soundtrack to Dudley Moore’s reveries in the movie 10.
YouTube video preview: Principal Flute Bart Feller demonstrates the theme.
The April 7 performance is generously sponsored by Northern Trust.
The April 8 & 9 performances are generously sponsored by Bank of America.
NJSO Accent events in Newark are sponsored by the Prudential Foundation.