CANCELED Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony
HENRIK NÁNÁSI conductor
After making a splash in his superb Metropolitan Opera debut last season, Hungarian conductor Henrik Nánási makes his first NJSO appearance with a masterpiece from his homeland and a favorite Romantic symphony.
BARTÓK Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta
A daring 20th-century masterpiece! Revel in the sounds of the NJSO strings, accentuated by keyboard and percussion—writing so evocative that Stanley Kubrick famously used it in The Shining.
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5
Critics of Tchaikovsky’s day crushed this new symphony (“a horde of demons struggling in a torrent of brandy,” wrote one), and even the composer said, “It is a failure.” But its hypnotic melodies and triumphant mood turned the Fifth into an audience favorite.
Concert Rewind – Apr 2 after the concert
Featured artists take you inside the performance you just experienced.
Classical Conversation – Apr 4 at 7 pm & Apr 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.
NJSO Behind the Scenes – Apr 5 after the concert
Join NJSO insiders as they take you behind the scenes with insight into what it takes to bring an NJSO season to life.