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May 21, 2024

Jeremy Denk revels in Anna Clyne’s ATLAS with the New Jersey Symphony

“While it is punishing for the pianist, it is not written in a flashy virtuosic or bravura style. It is clear-headed and vigorous, and well matched…

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May 14, 2024

CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell profiles Xian Zhang and her barrier-breaking career

Music Director Xian Zhang appeared on CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell to talk about her career and why she aspires to be an…

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May 13, 2024

Xian Zhang talks about the beauty of living in the moment with NJ Advance Media

Music Director Xian Zhang speaks with NJ Advance Media about her recent performances with The Metropolitan Opera and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s,…

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Apr 8, 2024

The New Jersey Symphony performs Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in Concert with great fanfare

“ ... under the baton of Nicholas Hersh and with the powerful John Williams score on their stands, they played with precision and gusto. It was…

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Mar 26, 2024

Danny DeVito, David Newman and the New Jersey Symphony give fans a treat with Matilda in Concert

“Newman’s score performed by the skilled New Jersey players further elevated the event. The strings shined under concertmaster Brennan Sweet…

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Mar 19, 2024

Xian Zhang and Tom Borrow put on a masterful performance with the New Jersey Symphony

“ ... Zhang and the orchestra played with upbeat tempos, rich textures and a warm sound. This proved an interesting contrast to the cool, clean,…

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Mar 18, 2024

Danny DeVito discusses his upcoming performance of Matilda in Concert with

Danny DeVito spoke with to talk about his upcoming performance of Matilda in Concert with the New Jersey Symphony, along with how the 1996…

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Mar 15, 2024

David Newman discusses Matilda in Concert and his career on the Jersey Arts Podcast

Famed conductor David Newman joined Discover Jersey Arts and the Jersey Arts Podcast to talk about his role in the New Jersey Symphony’s upcoming…

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Mar 5, 2024

Xian Zhang and the New Jersey Symphony deliver two explosive performances of Carmina Burana

“ ... under the baton of Zhang, “Carmina Burana” felt like classical music as bloodsport. She simply tore into the score, going for…

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Mar 4, 2024

The New Jersey Symphony’s 2024–25 season announcement is featured on

The New Jersey Symphony’s 2024–25 season announcement was featured in’s Courtney Smith latest article, highlighting the theme…

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Feb 27, 2024

Eric Wyrick and Robert Ingliss dazzle as soloists in Strauss’ Oboe Concerto and Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons

“Ingliss’ stamina for lengthy oboe lines and Zhang’s nuanced conducting made Strauss’s literally long-winded score feel immediate…

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Feb 22, 2024

Rahway High School share the joy of their collaboration with the New Jersey Symphony

Music teachers of Rahway High School spoke to TAPinto Rahway to share their excitement about their partnership with the New Jersey Symphony, along…

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