Behind the Scenes

July 15, 2012

Backstage with NJSO Assistant Conductor Gemma New

As assistant conductor, Gemma New must be ready to step in at a moment’s notice if a conductor is unable to perform. She needs to know every score just…

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June 15, 2012

Backstage: NJSO Early Strings Program

The violinist quiets the rest of her section, bringing the others to attention so she can count off the beats for an impromptu performance. “One ……

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May 15, 2012

Backstage: Legendary Broadway diva Bernadette Peters stars in NJSO POPS season finale

Bernadette Peters is a fan of surprises. At the very least, she is a fan of surprising her fans.

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Apr 15, 2012

Backstage: Hamelin finds a gem in Busoni

One of the most buzzed-about performances of the year—Busoni’s Piano Concerto with Marc-André Hamelin, with the NJSO and Jacques Lacombe at Carnegie…

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Mar 15, 2012

Backstage: Pianist André Watts Returns

The first few lines of world-renowned pianist André Watts’ bio read like the stuff of fairytales and legends.

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Feb 15, 2012

Backstage: NJSO builds buzz ahead of Carnegie Hall concert

NJSO audiences and critics have raved about Music Director Jacques Lacombe’s bold programming, and on Wednesday, May 9, Lacombe makes his Carnegie Hall…

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Jan 15, 2012

Backstage: Drama & Intrigue at the NJSO—Talking with Tosca

Kara Shay Thomson is in her comfort zone. It’s Wednesday morning, the week before rehearsals start for Opera New Jersey ...

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Dec 15, 2011

Backstage: NJSO kicks off 2012 with 'Fire' Winter Festival

Next month, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra kicks off the new year with its 2012 Winter Festival—FIRE—the second season of a ...

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Nov 15, 2011

Backstage: Pass the Prokofiev

Thanksgiving weekend—turkey, stuffing and Prokofiev. It’s a recipe New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Eric Wyrick is planning to savor.

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Oct 15, 2011

Backstage: NJSO Celebrates Liszt's 200th

Exactly one week from today, one of classical music’s great visionaries celebrates his 200th birthday, and the following week, ...

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