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Feb 1, 2023

Hilary Hahn and the New Jersey Symphony give admirable performance of Sibelius Violin Concerto

“The less-is-more philosophy stuck with Glaser ... He set down the delicately sustained pianissimo of the strings in the allegro moderato with a…

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Jan 31, 2023

New Jersey Symphony emphasizes American-themed 2023–24 season with NJArts.net

Music Director Xian Zhang speaks to NJArts.net to discuss the American-themed 2023–24 season to start the New Jersey Symphony’s second…

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Jan 23, 2023

The New Jersey Symphony ring in the Year of the Rabbit in celebratory fashion

“Zhang’s fifth Lunar New Year concert began and ended just like the first one. The finale featured all 1,100 in the audience asked to join…

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Jan 10, 2023

The New Jersey Symphony and Daniil Trifonov bring new life into pieces from Brahms and Strauss

“The key ingredient to Saturday’s success at NJPAC in Newark was the symphony’s intrepid director Xian Zhang. She presided over both…

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Dec 20, 2022

The New Jersey Symphony bring back Handel’s Messiah with full force

“ ... the chorus is really the star of "Messiah." The audience stood for the famous "Hallelujah" in Part II and erupted in cheers…

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Dec 19, 2022

Xian Zhang described as the ‘future of the art’ by The New Yorker

The New Yorker described New Jersey Symphony Music Director Xian Zhang as an immaculate podium technician while discussing her performance at the…

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Dec 5, 2022

NJ Advance Media praises Hugh Wolff’s return to the New Jersey Symphony

Hugh Wolff dazzled in his return with the New Jersey Symphony in Newark on Dec 2-4, garnering a excelling review from NJ Advance Media.

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Nov 14, 2022

NJArts.net previews George Manahan’s return to the New Jersey Symphony stage

NJArts.net sat down with former Interim Music Director George Manahan to discuss his return to the New Jersey Symphony stage during the Nov. 17-20.

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Nov 14, 2022

The New Jersey Symphony and Yo-Yo Ma shine on their biggest night with three outstanding reviews

“For their biggest night, they delivered one of their most brilliant performances ... If they can keep this same energy and music-making rolling,…

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Nov 3, 2022

Former New Jersey Symphony employee discusses the New Jersey Symphony’s roots in Montclair

Former New Jersey Symphony employee Helen S. Paxton wrote about the New Jersey Symphony’s roots with it’s formation in Montclair, and the…

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Oct 26, 2022

Nicholas Hersh previews Jaws in Concert with New Jersey Stage

New Jersey Stage previews the Oct. 28-30 performances of the original summer blockbuster, Jaws in Concert, with an interview with guest conductor…

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Oct 25, 2022

NJ Advance Media and Town Topics give Michelle Cann’s performance with the New Jersey Symphony solid reviews

“Cann played with great power, and at times it was hard to follow her very fast-moving hands. There were numerous extended passages for solo piano,…

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