Broadcast | Xian Conducts Beethoven and Bartók

Xian Zhang leads the New Jersey Symphony in the Beethoven’s iconic Fifth Symphony and Overture to Coriolan in this 2017 New Jersey Symphony performance. The program also features the New Jersey Symphony debut of Conrad Tao, a brilliant talent, in Bartók’s bustling and lyrical Third Piano Concerto.

XIAN ZHANG conductor

Program NotesConcert Info


BEETHOVEN Overture to Coriolan

BARTÓK Piano Concerto No. 3

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5

Program originally performed Nov 2–5, 2017. Recorded at NJPAC in Newark.
Broadcast January 5, 2018, on WWFM.

Behind the Scenes

Watch Conrad Tao rehearse Bartók’s Third Piano Concerto with the New Jersey Symphony

Watch Conrad Tao talk about these performances ahead of his week in New Jersey