Press Releases

July 16, 2020

NJSO cancels concerts and events through December due to COVID-19 pandemic

“The safety of our patrons, musicians and staff is always top of mind,” NJSO President & CEO Gabriel van Aalst says.

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June 5, 2020

NJSO postpones Gratias Tibi premiere in solidarity with social justice protests

In response to the tragedy of racism and the conversations and protests around social justice taking place in the United States, the NJSO has postponed…

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May 6, 2020

NJSO commissions new work for physically distanced orchestra and choir from José Luis Domínguez

In response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) global pandemic, and to express gratitude to frontline medical and service workers, the NJSO has commissioned…

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Apr 8, 2020

NJSO cancels concerts and events through June 7 due to COVID-19 pandemic

The NJSO has canceled its concerts, education and community engagement activities and donor events through June 7 due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) global…

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Mar 17, 2020

Postponement of NJSO concerts and events to extend through May 10 due to COVID-19 pandemic

Following new updates and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state officials, the NJSO will postpone its concerts…

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Mar 11, 2020

NJSO to postpone March concerts due to regional COVID-19 outbreak

The NJSO will postpone its concerts through March 29 due to the escalation of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak in New Jersey and the tri-state region.…

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Mar 5, 2020

NJSO presents Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Concert, Apr 17–19

The NJSO presents Star Wars: The Force Awakens in concert April 17–19.

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Mar 3, 2020

2020–21 NJSO Colton Fellowship to support early-career Black and Latinx musicians

The NJSO announces the application process for the 2020–21 NJSO Colton Fellowship, an excellence-based program designed to support early-career…

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Feb 7, 2020

Tickets for Star Wars: The Last Jedi in Concert with the NJSO to go on sale Feb 14

Tickets for the NJSO’s 2021 performances of Star Wars: The Last Jedi in Concert will go on sale to the public on February 14 at 10 am.

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Jan 30, 2020

NJSO presents Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, Bruckner’s Sixth Symphony

The NJSO presents Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto and Bruckner’s Sixth Symphony, February 27–March 1 in Newark and New Brunswick.

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Jan 22, 2020

NJSO announces 2020–21 season

Classical highlights include a Winter Festival featuring works by Gershwin and other luminary composers who blend classical and popular traditions; performances…

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Dec 17, 2019

NJSO presents Wagner’s The Ring Without Words

The NJSO presents the NJSO premiere of Wagner’s The Ring Without Words—the late American conductor Lorin Maazel’s arrangement of music…

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