Broadcast | Orchestral Blockbusters
The connection between Music Director Xian Zhang and the NJSO was front and center in a 2018–19 season finale featuring orchestral showpieces: Rachmaninoff’s Second Symphony and selections from Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
XIAN ZHANG conductor
RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 2
MENDELSSOHN Selections from A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Program originally performed June 6–9, 2019. Recorded at NJPAC in Newark.
Broadcast October 4, 2019, on WWFM.
Broadcast & Chat on social media
Watch the NJSO’s Sarah Seiver and Mark Timmerman share insight into their lives as professional musicians, followed by an NJSO broadcast of Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Watch on Facebook or YouTube.
The NJSO hosts biweekly Broadcast & Chats on Facebook as an opportunity for everyone to connect with NJSO musicians and listen to pre-recorded concerts together. Learn more.
Behind the Scenes
NJSO Backstage: the beautiful artistry of the NJSO musicians takes center stage in Rachmaninoff’s Second Symphony and Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. “I wish to showcase the whole orchestra,” Xian Zhang says.
NJSO flute and piccolo player Kathleen Nester talks about how Mendelssohn’s music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream evokes the magical feel of Shakespeare’s play.