Past Events

Nov 29 - Dec 2, 2018 
2018-19 Season

Rhapsody in Blue & The Firebird

2018–19 Season

JOSHUA WEILERSTEIN conductor
AARON DIEHL piano  
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Performed in Newark and New Brunswick
Nov 23 - 25, 2018 
2018-19 Season

Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert

2018–19 Pops Movie Series

Luke Skywalker begins a journey that will change the galaxy, as he leaves his home planet, battles the evil Empire and learns the ways of the Force. Don’t miss Star Wars: A New Hope in concert, with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra performing John Williams’ Oscar-winning score live to the complete film.

CONSTANTINE KITSOPOULOS conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Performed in Newark, New Brunswick and Red Bank
Nov 17, 2018 
2018-19 Season

Bravo Beethoven!

2018–19 Family Concert

JOSÉ LUIS DOMÍNGUEZ conductor
SAMANTHA FERRARA narrator and host
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

We all love Ludwig! Enjoy a full concert of Beethoven’s most wonderful pieces, including excerpts from the Fifth and Seventh symphonies and some of his most exciting overtures. But even though you think you know Beethoven—surprise! What unexpected discoveries await at this boisterous, beautiful concert?!

Performed in Newark
Nov 1 - 4, 2018 
2018-19 Season

Augustin Hadelich Returns

2018–19 Season

CHRISTOPH KÖNIG conductor 
AUGUSTIN HADELICH violin
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Performed in Newark, New Brunswick, Princeton and Red Bank
Buy Tickets
Oct 27, 2018 
2018-19 Season

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert

2018–19 Season

Grab your broom and get ready for the tasks ahead! The Triwizard Tournament comes to Hogwarts™ in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert. Relive the magic of Harry Potter™ soaring across the big screen in high-definition and experience the NJSO performing Patrick Doyle’s unforgettable score live.

CONSTANTINE KITSOPOULOS conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. J.K. ROWLING`S WIZARDING WORLD™ J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s18)

Performed in Newark
Oct 11 - 14, 2018 
2018-19 Season

Seong-Jin Cho Plays Chopin

2018–19 Season

OTTO TAUSK conductor 
SEONG-JIN CHO piano
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Performed in Englewood, Morristown and Newark
Buy Tickets
Oct 5 - 7, 2018 
2018-19 Season

Zhang Conducts Beethoven 9

2018–19 Season

  • XIAN ZHANG conductor (pictured)
  • MARY ELIZABETH WILLIAMS soprano
  • ELIZABETH BISHOP mezzo-soprano
  • LORENZO DECARO tenor
  • REGINALD D. SMITH JR. baritone
  • MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY SINGERS
  • MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY CHORALE
  • NEWARK VOICES
  •   Heather J. Buchanan, conductor
  • NEW JERSEY YOUTH CHORUSES Trish Joyce, artistic director
  • NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Performed in Newark and New Brunswick
Oct 5, 2018 
2018-19 Season

Special Event: Opening Night Celebration

Includes the Beethoven’s Ninth concert!

Raise your glass and join us for Xian Zhang’s third Opening Night Celebration with the NJSO. We will be celebrating the joys of giving, diversity and the remarkable community in which we live, while honoring two outstanding community members—Nariman Farvardin, President of Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, and Florence Johnson, NJSO Community Relations Liaison.

July 14, 2018 
2018-19 Season

Scores: New Orchestral Works

DAVID ROBERTSON conductor
STEVEN MACKEY Institute director and host
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Program to include:
JONATHAN CZINER Resonant Bells
NATALIE DIETTERICH Aeolian Dusts
AARON HENDRIX Night Train
BRIAN SHANK Into the Rose Garden

Performed in Princeton
Buy Tickets
June 7 - 10, 2018 
2017-18 Season

Shaham Plays Brahms

XIAN ZHANG conductor
GIL SHAHAM violin
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

June 1 - 3, 2018 
2017-18 Season

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial in Concert with the NJSO

Pops Movie Series

Don’t miss Steven Spielberg’s cinematic masterpiece E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial with John Williams’ Academy Award®-winning score performed live to picture by the NJSO. Experience the magic once more!

CONSTANTINE KITSOPOULOS conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

™ & © Universal Studios

May 17 - 20, 2018 
2017-18 Season

Bach’s Complete Brandenburgs

ERIC WYRICK leader and violin soloist
Members of the NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

BACH Brandenburg Concertos Nos 1–6

May 12, 2018 
2017-18 Season

PANDA-MONIUM: MUSIC FROM THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

2017–18 Family Concerts

It’s a purr-fect arf-ternoon at the NJSO, when we take you on a wild and wooly concert adventure. You’ll be buzzing in delight as you listen to music inspired by the animal kingdom, featuring tunes from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake ballet, Stravinsky’s Firebird and more! We’re not lion—ewe’ll have a whale of a time!

JOSÉ LUIS DOMÍNGUEZ conductor
SHOLA COLE host
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

May 11, 2018 

MUSIC OF MOZART: THE GREAT MASS

JOHN J. MILLER conductor
LORRAINE ERNEST soprano
ELIZABETH PERRYMAN soprano
THEODORE CHLETSOS tenor
JORGE OCASIO bass-baritone
ARCHDIOCESAN FESTIVAL CHOIR and CATHEDRAL CHOIRS
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

This year's biennial Archdiocesan Choral Festival features a massed choir of singers and soloists accompanied by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra in a performance of the monumental Great Mass in C Minor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Mysteriously left unfinished by Mozart, it nonetheless reflects his genius, counting Pope Francis among its fans.

May 3 - 6, 2018 
2017-18 Season

MENDELSSOHN’S VIOLIN CONCERTO

2017–18 Season

DIMA SLOBODENIOUK conductor
NING FENG violin
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

FAGERLUND Isola (NJSO Premiere)
MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 5
 

Buy Tickets
Apr 20 - 22, 2018 
2017-18 Season

MCGEGAN CONDUCTS BEETHOVEN & MENDELSSOHN

2017–18 Season

NICHOLAS MCGEGAN conductor
ROBERT LEVIN piano
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

HANDEL Suite No. 2 in D Major from Water Music
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1
LEVIN Improvisations
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 5, “Reformation”

Buy Tickets
Apr 14 - 15, 2018 
2017-18 Season

JASON ALEXANDER: THE BROADWAY BOY

2017–18 POPS

Long before becoming world renowned as the iconic George Costanza on “Seinfeld,” Jason Alexander was a Tony Award-winning Broadway song-and-dance man. His concert with the NJSO brings a hilarious re-telling of his journey to and on the Broadway stage and features a program of great music from the theater along with comedy and audience interaction. It’s a much-heralded event of music, laughter and fun.

JASON ALEXANDER
BOB BERNHARDT conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Buy Tickets
Mar 25, 2018 
2017-18 Season

NJSO YOUTH ORCHESTRAS SPRING CONCERT

Don’t miss the season finale concert of the NJSO Youth Orchestras, featuring the program’s four ensembles, as well as a dazzling performance by the 2018 Henry Lewis Concerto Competition winner! Honor this year’s senior class and celebrate musicianship, friendship and fun.

Mar 20, 2018 
2017-18 Season

An Evening of Irish Music

Presented by Stevens Institute of Technology

NJSO musicians and the Hudson-Shannon Line collaborate to present a memorable evening of Irish jigs and reels that are sure to delight! From fiddles to uilleann pipes, from the Irish bouzouki to the button accordion and more, this rollicking ensemble will be sure to leave you smiling and tapping your toes.

ANDY LAMY clarinet & tin whistle
JOANNA FARRER fiddle
MICHAEL STEWART fiddle & viola
HUDSON-SHANNON LINE featuring Natalie Haas and Haley Richardson

Mar 15 - 18, 2018 
2017-18 Season

MOZART’S REQUIEM

2017–18 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
Soloists from the CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC
Emily Pogorelc, soprano | Kendra Broom, mezzo-soprano
Roy Hage, tenor | Doğukan Kuran, baritone
MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY SINGERS Heather J. Buchanan, conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

MOZART Ave verum corpus
RHEINBERGER Abendlied for a cappella chorus
PARRY Flame for a cappella chorus
MOZART Requiem

Buy Tickets
Mar 9 - 11, 2018 
2017-18 Season

ZHANG CONDUCTS TCHAIKOVSKY

2017–18 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
SARA DANESHPOUR piano
ERIC WYRICK violin | JONATHAN SPITZ cello
ROBERT INGLISS oboe | ROBERT WAGNER bassoon        
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

TCHAIKOVSKY Suite from Sleeping Beauty
DANIELPOUR Carnival of the Ancients for Piano and Orchestra (World Premiere)
HAYDN Sinfonia concertante
TCHAIKOVSKY Francesca da Rimini

Buy Tickets
Mar 3, 2018 
2017-18 Season

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert

Relive the magic of your favorite wizard in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™— in Concert. Based on the third installment of J.K. Rowling’s classic saga, fans of all ages can now experience the thrilling tale as Harry soars across the big screen accompanied by the music of a live symphony orchestra. From the moment Harry uses the Marauder’s Map to when the Patronus Charm bursts from his wand, you’ll be transported back into the world you love.

JEFFREY SCHINDLER conductor
MSU VOCAL ACCORD
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Buy Tickets
Feb 22 - 25, 2018 
2017-18 Season

BRAHMS’ FIRST SYMPHONY

2017–18 Season

RUNE BERGMANN conductor
MARIANNE BEATE KIELLAND mezzo-soprano
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

WAGNER Overture to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
MAHLER Songs of a Wayfarer
BRAHMS Symphony No. 1

Buy Tickets
Feb 16 - 18, 2018 
2017-18 Season

HOT LATIN NIGHTS WITH THE MAMBO KINGS

2017–18 POPS

The Mambo Kings bring some serious heat as they celebrate sizzling music of Latin America and the United States. From the sultry melancholy of Astor Piazzolla and the burning Afro Cuban rhythms of Tito Puente to the rhythmic playfulness of jazz great Dave Brubeck and the pop strains of The Beatles, the Mambo Kings take you on a Latin jazz tour that will drive you to your feet!

MAMBO KINGS
THOMAS WILKINS conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Buy Tickets
Jan 26 - 28, 2018 
2017-18 Season

AMERICA, INSPIRING: DVOŘÁK’S “NEW WORLD” SYMPHONY

2017–18 Season Winter Festival

XIAN ZHANG conductor
CHLOË HANSLIP violin
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

BRITTEN Simple Symphony
KORNGOLD Violin Concerto
DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”

Buy Tickets
Jan 23 - 25, 2018 
2017-18 Season

AMERICA, INSPIRING: SPECIAL CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT

2017–18 Season Winter Festival

Join the NJSO Chamber Players for an intimate deep-dive into the diverse world of immigrant and refugee composers. From the evocative colors of Tan Dun to the rhythmic and folk-oriented drive of Bartók to the glorious melodies of Dvořák’s “American” Quartet, hear how America has inspired masterpieces for the string quartet.

TAN DUN Eight Colors for String Quartet
BARTÓK String Quartet No. 2
DVOŘÁK String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, Op. 96, “American”

Buy Tickets
Jan 19 - 21, 2018 
2017-18 Season

AMERICA, INSPIRING: RAVEL & RACHMANINOFF

2017–18 Season Winter Festival

ANDREW CONSTANTINE conductor
TERRENCE WILSON piano
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

MARTINŮ Thunderbolt P-47 (NJSO Premiere)
RAVEL Piano Concerto in G Major
RACHMANINOFF Symphonic Dances

Buy Tickets
Jan 11 - 14, 2018 
2017-18 Season

AMERICA, INSPIRING: RESPIGHI & PROKOFIEV

2017–18 Season Winter Festival

XIAN ZHANG conductor
GEORGE LI piano
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

CHEN YI Ge Xu (NJSO Premiere)
PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 3
RESPIGHI Fountains of Rome (NJSO Premiere)
RESPIGHI Pines of Rome

Buy Tickets
Jan 6 - 7, 2018 
2017-18 Season

SCI-FI SPECTACULAR: MUSIC FROM STAR WARS, STAR TREK & BEYOND

2017–18 POPS

Marina Sirtis, best known as counselor Deanna Troi on the television series “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and the four feature films that followed, hosts an out-of-this-world night of film music. Blast off to music from Star Wars, Star Trek, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and more! Highlights the music of John Williams, Bernard Herrmann and other composers who have made great moments in science fiction come alive!

MARINA SIRTIS host
BOB BERNHARDT conductor
KRISTEN PLUMLEY vocalist
PAPER MILL PLAYHOUSE BROADWAY SHOW CHOIR
   Shayne Austin Miller, director
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Buy Tickets
Dec 15 - 17, 2017 
2017-18 Season

HANDEL’S MESSIAH

XIAN ZHANG conductor
ELLIE DEHN soprano
NANCY MAULTSBY mezzo-soprano
MILES MYKKANEN tenor
MICHAEL SUMUEL bass-baritone
MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY SINGERS Heather J. Buchanan, conductor
Members of the NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

HANDEL Messiah

Buy Tickets
Dec 8 - 24, 2017 
2017-18 Season

New Jersey Ballet’s Nutcracker with the NJSO

An annual seasonal favorite enchants youngsters and grown-ups alike with splendid dancing, live orchestra, eye-popping special effects and a touch of holiday magic.

TCHAIKOVSKY The Nutcracker
Based on The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E. T. A. Hoffman

Dec 2, 2017 
2017-18 Season

NJSO YOUTH ORCHESTRAS WINTER CONCERT

Discover the talented young musicians of the NJSO Youth Orchestras. Enjoy this annual wintertime celebration featuring the four ensembles of the Youth Orchestras performing classical masterworks and some festive surprises.

The Youth Orchestras are part of the NJSO Academy.

Nov 30 - Dec 3, 2017 
2017-18 Season

HOUGH PLAYS RACHMANINOFF

2017–18 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
STEPHEN HOUGH piano
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

RACHMANINOFF Vocalise
RACHMANINOFF Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 6 (NJSO Premiere)

Buy Tickets
Nov 25 - 26, 2017 
2017-18 Season

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS IN CONCERT WITH THE NJSO

2017–18 POPS

CONSTANTINE KITSOPOULOS conductor
PATRICIA WARD KELLY host
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Fall in love with Paris all over again! Watch this 1951 classic film, starring Gene Kelly as a former American GI who falls for Parisian Leslie Caron, on the big screen while the NJSO plays the score live. Memorable songs of George and Ira Gershwin—including “Embraceable You,” “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” “I Got Rhythm,” “’S Wonderful” and “Our Love is Here to Stay”—plus captivating dancing from the two charismatic stars will deliver an unforgettable experience for movie lovers!

Buy Tickets
Nov 18, 2017 
2017-18 Season

SHOOTING FOR THE STARS

2017–18 Family Concerts

Blast off with a concert-going experience of astronomical proportions! Hear music inspired by the far reaches of space, including Holst’s The Planets, the otherworldly main theme from Star Trek and more. Your little astronauts can reach for the stars and dream their own dreams.

NICHOLAS HERSH conductor
SID SOLOMON host
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Buy Tickets
Nov 2 - 5, 2017 
2017-18 Season

BEETHOVEN’S FIFTH SYMPHONY

2017–18 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
CONRAD TAO piano
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

BEETHOVEN Overture to Coriolan
BARTÓK Piano Concerto No. 3
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5

Buy Tickets
Oct 28, 2017 
2017-18 Season

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in Concert

Cars fly, trees fight back and monsters are on the loose in Harry’s second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! This concert features the film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secretsin high-definition, on a giant screen, while the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra performs John Williams’ unforgettable score. Relive every magical moment as the music brings life to a story that has enchanted the world.

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. J.K. ROWLING`S WIZARDING WORLD™ J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s17)

Buy Tickets
Oct 12 - 15, 2017 
2017-18 Season

ZHANG CONDUCTS BEETHOVEN

2017–18 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
ALBAN GERHARDT cello
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

KERNIS Musica celestis (NJSO Premiere)
TCHAIKOVSKY Variations on a Rococo Theme
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral”

Buy Tickets
Oct 7 - 8, 2017 
2017-18 Season

OPENING WEEKEND: DENK PLAYS “EMPEROR”

2017–18 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
JEREMY DENK piano
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

BEETHOVEN Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor”
BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique

Buy Tickets
June 8 - 11, 2017 
2016-17 Season

SEASON FINALE WITH ZHANG & BRONFMAN

2016–17 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
YEFIM BRONFMAN piano
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 2
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5

Buy Tickets
June 3 - 4, 2017 
2016-17 Season

WARNER BROS. presents
BUGS BUNNY AT THE SYMPHONY

Conducted by George Daugherty
Created by George Daugherty & David Ka Lik Wong

Bugs Bunny is back and better than ever! Celebrate Looney Tunes and its legendary stars, including Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Sylvester, Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner and, of course, our very favorite “wascally wabbit.”  Enjoy classics including Long-Haired Hare (in its first East Coast concert appearance on the big screen), What’s Opera, Doc? and Baton Bunny, alongside new Warner Bros. 3D theatrical shorts Coyote Falls and Rabid Rider. Kids of all ages will enjoy hearing the extraordinary musical scores performed live and perfectly in-sync with all the on-screen action.

Conducted by GEORGE DAUGHERTY
Created by GEORGE DAUGHERTY & DAVID KA LIK WONG
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

LOONEY TUNES and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
(s16)

Buy Tickets
May 11 - 14, 2017 
2016-17 Season

SCHUBERT’S “GREAT” SYMPHONY

2016–17 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
JENNIFER KOH violin
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

MOZART Così fan tutte Overture
SIBELIUS Violin Concerto
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 9, “Great”

Buy Tickets
May 7, 2017 

NJSO Youth Orchestras’ Spring Concert

Don't miss the season finale concert of the NJSO Youth Orchestras, featuring the program's four ensembles, as well as a dazzling performance by the 2017 Henry Lewis Concerto Competition winner! Say farewell to graduating seniors and celebrate a year full of musicianship, friendship and fun.

Apr 27 - 30, 2017 
2016-17 Season

DVOŘÁK’S CHEERFUL EIGHTH SYMPHONY

2016–17 Season

DAVID DANZMAYR conductor
STEFAN JACKIW violin
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

PISTON The Incredible Flutist
PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No. 2
DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 8

Buy Tickets
Apr 21 - 23, 2017 
2016-17 Season

ELLA & LOUIS

2016–17 Pops

From “Love is Here to Stay” to “Just One of Those Things” and highlights from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, Byron Stripling and Marva Hicks recreate one of the most memorable collaborations in music history while capturing everyone’s hearts along the way.

BYRON STRIPLING trumpet
MARVA HICKS vocalist
LEE MUSIKER conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Buy Tickets
Apr 7 - 9, 2017 
2016-17 Season

RAVEL’S BOLÉRO

2016–17 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
DEREK FENSTERMACHER tuba
YING LI and ZITONG WANG piano
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

TAN DUN Internet Symphony No. 1, “Eroica”
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Tuba Concerto
SAINT-SAËNS Carnival of the Animals
RAVEL Boléro

Buy Tickets
Mar 23 - 26, 2017 
2016-17 Season

ZHANG CONDUCTS BEETHOVEN’S SEVENTH

2016–17 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
LUKÁŠ VONDRÁČEK piano
GARTH GREENUP trumpet
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

PROKOFIEV Classical Symphony
SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Concerto No. 1
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7

Buy Tickets
Mar 11 - Apr 1, 2017 
2016-17 Season

HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE™ IN CONCERT

The Harry Potter™ film series is one of those once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomena that continues to delight millions of fans around the world. This concert will feature the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra performing every note from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™. Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the film in high-definition on a giant screen while hearing the Orchestra perform John Williams’ unforgettable score.

NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s16)

Buy Tickets
Mar 10, 2017 
2016-17 Season

THE IRISH TENORS

With Members of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

The Irish Tenors' powerful vocal line-up of Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns and Ronan Tynan is unquestionably the leading brand of this genre. All classically trained singers, each having performed in leading concert halls across the world, together they combine to produce a sound and concert experience which touches hearts and stirs the emotions. Happy songs of celebration and humor, mixed with touching melodies and songs that warm the heart.

THE IRISH TENORS
Members of the NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Buy Tickets
Feb 23 - 26, 2017 
2016-17 Season

RACHMANINOFF’S SECOND PIANO CONCERTO

2016–17 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
KIRILL GERSTEIN piano
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

VERDI Nabucco Overture
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 2
ELGAR Enigma Variations

Buy Tickets
Feb 11, 2017 
2016-17 Season

PETER & THE WOLF

2016–17 Family Concerts

Introduce your family to all the characters of Prokofiev’s classic tale! The duck, bird, cat, wolf, hunters, Peter and his Grandfather are each represented by a specific theme and instrument, making this a wonderful introduction to the instruments of the orchestra, as well as a charming story.

GEMMA NEW conductor
SID SOLOMON host
Members of the NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Buy Tickets
Feb 10 - 12, 2017 
2016-17 Season

DANCING & ROMANCING

2016–17 POPS

The timeless elegance and romance of the golden age of Hollywood musicals—revived by the Golden Globe-winning new film La La Land—will sweep you off your feet with song and dance standards inspired by Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Gene Kelly and “the queen of tap dancing” herself, Eleanor Powell. You’ll be dancing cheek to cheek by the time the concert is over!

JOAN HESS vocalist and dancer
KIRBY WARD vocalist and dancer
GEMMA NEW conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Buy Tickets
Jan 27, 2017 
2016-17 Season

A Night of Symphonic Hip Hop featuring Nelly

With Members of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Grammy-winning rapper, singer and songwriter Nelly arrives with this one-of-a-kind concert experience—a genre-busting event that lends a symphonic twist to his greatest hits, including “Hot in Herre,” “Just a Dream” and “Country Grammar.”

NICHOLAS HERSH conductor

Buy Tickets
Jan 27, 2017 
2016-17 Season

Chamber Music Benefit Concert with Pinchas Zukerman and the NJSO Chamber Players

2016–17 SEASON

Pinchas Zukerman invites you to join him and the NJSO Chamber Players for this exclusive benefit event.  Experience Zukerman in an up-close-and-personal chamber performance and reception with a meet and greet opportunity.

Jan 26 - 29, 2017 
2016-17 Season

ZUKERMAN DELIGHTS WITH BACH & BEETHOVEN

2016–17 Winter Festival

PINCHAS ZUKERMAN conductor and violin soloist (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

BACH Violin Concerto No. 2
SCHOENBERG Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night)
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”

Buy Tickets
Jan 20 - 22, 2017 
2016-17 Season

ZUKERMAN & BEETHOVEN’S VIOLIN CONCERTO

2016–17 Winter Festival

CHRISTIAN VÁSQUEZ conductor
PINCHAS ZUKERMAN violin (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

BARBER The School for Scandal Overture
BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto
SAINT-SAËNS Symphony No. 3, “Organ”

Buy Tickets
Jan 13 - 15, 2017 
2016-17 Season

WINTER FESTIVAL: ZUKERMAN PLAYS TCHAIKOVSKY

2016–17 Season

PINCHAS ZUKERMAN conductor and violin soloist (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

TCHAIKOVSKY “Melodie” from Souvenir d’un Lieu Cher
TCHAIKOVSKY Sérénade Mélancolique
TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade for Strings.
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 4, “Italian”

Buy Tickets
Jan 6 - 8, 2017 
2016-17 Season

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK WITH NJSO

2016–17 POPS

Indiana Jones is heading for New Jersey in January with his whip, his hat and a live orchestra! John Williams’ epic score—performed live by the NJSO—enhances the on-screen action as Indy (Harrison Ford) goes on a quest to recover the legendary Ark of the Covenant and save the world in this timeless classic from Steven Spielberg.

CONSTANTINE KITSOPOULOS conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

© 1981 Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Buy Tickets
Dec 16 - 18, 2016 
2016-17 Season

HANDEL’S MESSIAH

2016–17 Season

GEORGE MANAHAN conductor
PATRICIA SCHUMAN soprano | MARY PHILLIPS mezzo-soprano
RYAN MACPHERSON tenor | DAVID PITTSINGER bass-baritone
MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY SINGERS Heather J. Buchanan, director
Members of the NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

HANDEL Messiah

Buy Tickets
Dec 9 - 24, 2016 
2016-17 Season

New Jersey Ballet’s Nutcracker with the NJSO

When the curtain rises on New Jersey Ballet’s sensational Nutcracker, audiences at the production’s home at the Mayo Performing Arts Center can expect the eye-popping special effects, brilliant dancing, glorious costumes and the magic and pantomime that have inspired critics to call it “A spectacle that never seems to age … magic that should go on and on,” and “One of the best … as good as it gets.” The Nutcracker at MPAC will feature the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Gary S. Fagin.

Dec 4, 2016 
2016-17 Season

NJSO Youth Orchestras’ Winter Concert

Discover the talented young musicians of the NJSO Youth Orchestras. Enjoy performances by the four ensembles of the program—the Training Ensemble, String Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra and Academy Orchestra—who are coached by a dedicated cadre of players from the NJSO.

Nov 26 - 27, 2016 
2016-17 Season

THANKSGIVING FEAST WITH MOZART & SCHUMANN

2016–17 Season

HANS GRAF conductor
INON BARNATAN piano (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

SMETANA The Bartered Bride Overture
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 21
SCHUMANN Symphony No. 2

Buy Tickets
Nov 26, 2016 
2016-17 Season

PIRATES ON THE HIGH SEAS

2016–17 Family Concerts

Ahoy, matey! Take a swashbuckling, pirate-filled sea-faring odyssey as we explore music from the blockbuster film Pirates of the Caribbean, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade and Richard Rodgers’ Victory at Sea!

JEFFREY GROGAN conductor
SID SOLOMON host
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Buy Tickets
Nov 12 - 13, 2016 
2016-17 Season

Michael Cavanaugh with the NJSO:
Greatest Hits of Elton John & More

2016–17 Pops

From classic Elton John hits “Tiny Dancer,” “Bennie and the Jets” and “Rocket Man” to classic rock favorites like “Live and Let Die” and “Pinball Wizard,” Broadway star Michael Cavanaugh entertains with a high-energy show that will have you singing along!

MICHAEL CAVANAUGH vocalist and keyboard (pictured)
THOMAS WILKINS conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Buy Tickets
Nov 3 - 6, 2016 
2016-17 Season

ZHANG CONDUCTS BEETHOVEN & HAYDN

2016–17 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor (pictured)
PEDJA MUZIJEVIC piano
ERIC WYRICK violin
JONATHAN SPITZ cello
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

HAYDN Adagio from Piano Trio No. 40
BEETHOVEN Triple Concerto
HAYDN Symphony No. 102
STRAUSS Suite from Der Rosenkavalier

Buy Tickets
Oct 27 - 30, 2016 
2016-17 Season

XIAN ZHANG DEBUTS AS MUSIC DIRECTOR

2016–17 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor (pictured)
SIMON TRPČESKI piano
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

TCHAIKOVSKY Polonaise from Eugene Onegin
TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5

Buy Tickets
Oct 6 - 9, 2016 
2016-17 Season

GRIEG PIANO CONCERTO WITH STEWART GOODYEAR

2016–17 Season

GEMMA NEW conductor
STEWART GOODYEAR piano (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

LILBURN Aotearoa Overture
GRIEG Piano Concerto
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 2

Buy Tickets
Sep 23 - 25, 2016 
2016-17 Season

OPENING WEEKEND WITH SARAH CHANG

2016–17 Season

TEDDY ABRAMS conductor
SARAH CHANG violin (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

BERNSTEIN On the Town: Three Dance Episodes
PIAZZOLLA The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
RAVEL Tzigane
COPLAND Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes

Buy Tickets
June 18, 2016 
2015-16 Season

Summer Wine Tasting

At Locust Hill Vineyard in Red Bank

Join the NJSO in welcoming summer at an exclusive wine tasting on the picturesque grounds of Locust Hill Vineyard. Overlooking the Navesink River, Locust Hill offers an unmatched setting for what will be an amazing event.

June 11, 2016 
2015-16 Season

NO SHUSH!

Presented by Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank

The big game is on—meet all the teams of the Orchestra and cheer on your favorite! Will it be the strings, brass, woodwinds or percussion that win the day? “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” Olympic fanfares and classics from Mozart and Rimsky-Korsakov will make it feel like you and the kids are sitting on the third-base line with a hot dog and a soda.

June 9 - 12, 2016 
2015-16 Season

LACOMBE CONDUCTS RACHMANINOFF & RAVEL

2015–16 Season

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor
JOYCE YANG piano
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

ROGERSON Night and the City
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3
RAVEL La Valse
RAVEL Daphnis and Chloé Suite No. 2

Buy Tickets
June 4 - 5, 2016 
2015-16 Season

BOND & BEYOND

2015–16 POPS Series

The music is Bond, James Bond, as the NJSO takes you into the world of your favorite spy. The legacy of 007 comes alive in a symphonic tribute featuring music from five decades of Bond films, including Casino Royale, Goldfinger, Diamonds are Forever and more.

MICHAEL KRAJEWSKI conductor
DEBBIE GRAVITTE vocalist 
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Buy Tickets
May 21, 2016 
2015-16 Season

JESSYE NORMAN WITH THE NJSO

This concert has been canceled.

This concert has been canceled.

 

Buy Tickets
May 21, 2016 
2015-16 Season

ATHLETES OF THE ORCHESTRA

2015–16 Season Family Series

Sit closer than ever before! NJSO Family concerts are now in the Victoria Theater at NJPAC. The big game is on—meet all the teams of the Orchestra and cheer on your favorite! Will it be the strings, brass, woodwinds or percussion that win the day? “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” Olympic fanfares and classics from Mozart and Rimsky-Korsakov will make it feel like you and the kids are sitting on the third-base line with a hot dog and a soda.

JEFFREY GROGAN conductor
SID SOLOMON host
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

May 20, 2016 
2015-16 Season

GLORIOUS CHORAL MUSIC IN A GLORIOUS SPACE

Music of Giacomo Puccini

Experience Puccini's playful music in the fifth-largest cathedral in North America—the stunning Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark. This all-Puccini program features The Chrysanthemums, a delightful piece for strings, and The Archdiocesan Festival and Cathedral Choirs singing Messa di Gloria accompanied by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.

May 14, 2016 
2015-16 Season

Youth Orchestras Spotlight

For the first time, hundreds of students in these youth orchestra and symphonic band programs share the stage for the concert of a lifetime! Inspired by the NJSO Youth Orchestras 25th anniversary season, this concert celebrates talent from some of New Jersey's best young symphonic musicians. Be inspired by the future of music and audiences with this dazzling performance.

May 12 - 15, 2016 
2015-16 Season

HADELICH PLAYS TCHAIKOVSKY

2015–16 Season

JÉRÉMIE RHORER conductor
AUGUSTIN HADELICH violin 
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

MENDELSSOHN The Hebrides Overture
TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto
BRAHMS Serenade No. 1

Buy Tickets
Apr 15 - 17, 2016 
2016-17 Season

MUSIC OF THE NIGHT: NORM LEWIS WITH THE NJSO

2015–16 POPS Series

You know him as Porgy from the recent Broadway smash production of Porgy and Bess, the first African-American Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera and as Javert in the popular PBS special Les Misérables: The 25th Anniversary Concert. Norm Lewis, the phenomenal star who brought these roles to life, takes center stage with the NJSO in a concert filled with favorites from Broadway and beyond. 

NORM LEWIS vocalist (pictured)
THOMAS WILKINS conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Apr 7 - 10, 2016 
2015-16 Season

ZHANG CONDUCTS TCHAIKOVSKY 4

2015–16 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor 
JENNIFER FRAUTSCHI violin
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

TCHAIKOVSKY Marche Slave
BARBER Violin Concerto
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4

Buy Tickets
Mar 17 - 20, 2016 
2015-16 Season

ROMANTIC MASTERWORKS FROM SCHUMANN & BRAHMS

2015–16 Season

CHRISTIAN ARMING conductor
STEPHEN HOUGH piano 
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

WAGNER Siegfried Idyll
SCHUMANN Piano Concerto
BRAHMS Symphony No. 2

Buy Tickets
Mar 11 - 13, 2016 
2015-16 Season

ALL-MOZART

2015–16 Season

PERRY SO conductor 
ERIC LU piano
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

MOZART Overture and Ballet Music from Idomeneo
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 23
MOZART Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter”

Buy Tickets
Feb 27, 2016 
2015-16 Season

STAR POWER

2015–16 Season Family Series

Sit closer than ever before! NJSO Family concerts are now in the Victoria Theater at NJPAC. Before there were movies and TV shows, there were orchestra concerts, and composers were the biggest stars of the day. Stroll down the NJSO’s Composer Walk of Fame and hear John Williams’ Star Wars and the very best music from Beethoven, Mozart and Tchaikovsky.

GEMMA NEW conductor
SID SOLOMON host
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Buy Tickets
Feb 25 - 28, 2016 
2015-16 Season

VISTAS & LANDSCAPES: COPLAND & DVOŘÁK

2015–16 Season

MIGUEL HARTH-BEDOYA conductor 
STEPHEN FANG cello
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

COPLAND Appalachian Spring
DVOŘÁK Silent Woods
POPPER Hungarian Rhapsody
DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”

Buy Tickets
Feb 12 - 14, 2016 
2015-16 Season

VALENTINE’S DAY WITH MEGAN HILTY & THE NJSO

2015–16 POPS Series

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Megan Hilty, known for starring roles in “Smash,” Wicked and 9 to 5: The Musical. Called a “burgeoning blonde bombshell” by The Daily Beast, Hilty’s sensational voice and star power are perfect for a trip through the American Songbook.

MEGAN HILTY vocalist 
TODD ELLISON conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Buy Tickets
Jan 30, 2016 

NJSO Youth Orchestras’ Winter Concert

25th Anniversary Season!

Discover the talented young musicians of the NJSO’s Youth Orchestra Program. Enjoy performances by the three ensembles of the program—the Violin Ensemble, the Chamber Orchestra and the Academy Orchestra—who are coached by a dedicated cadre of players from the NJSO. Hear masterworks and favorites such as Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9, Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings and Telemann’s Concerto for Four Violins.

Jan 29 - 31, 2016 
2015-16 Season

WINTER FESTIVAL: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

2015–16 Season

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor 
THE SHAKESPEARE THEATRE OF NEW JERSEY Bonnie J. Monte, artistic director
MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY PRIMA VOCE Heather J. Buchanan, director
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

MENDELSSOHN A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Buy Tickets
Jan 22 - 24, 2016 
2015-16 Season

WINTER FESTIVAL: SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE

2015–16 Season

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor
GUS KAIKKONEN stage director and translator
SYMPHONIC CHORUS OF MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC Kent Tritle, director
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique
BERLIOZ Lélio

Buy Tickets
Jan 14 - 17, 2016 
2015-16 Season

BEETHOVEN'S FIRST & FOURTH SYMPHONIES

2015–16 Season

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor
LISA PEGHER percussion 
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 1
DANIELPOUR The Wounded Healer (Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra) (World Premiere) 
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 4

Buy Tickets
Dec 18 - 20, 2015 
2015-16 Season

HANDEL’S MESSIAH

2015–16 Season

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor
CELENA SHAFER soprano
ADRIANA ZABALA mezzo-soprano
WILLIAM BURDEN tenor
DASHON BURTON bass-baritone
MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY SINGERS Heather J. Buchanan, director
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

HANDEL Messiah

Buy Tickets
Dec 11 - 26, 2015 
2015-16 Season

New Jersey Ballet’s Nutcracker with the NJSO

When the curtain rises on New Jersey Ballet’s sensational Nutcracker, audiences at the production’s home at the Mayo Performing Arts Center can expect the eye-popping special effects, brilliant dancing, glorious costumes and the magic and pantomime that have inspired critics to call it “A spectacle that never seems to age … magic that should go on and on,” and “One of the best … as good as it gets.” New this year, the Nutcracker at MPAC will feature the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Gary S. Fagin.

Dec 5 - 6, 2015 
2015-16 Season

HOME ALONE IN CONCERT: FILM WITH NJSO LIVE

2015–16 POPS Series

A true holiday favorite, this rollicking comedy classic features legendary composer John Williams’ charming and delightful score, performed live by the NJSO. Watch as Macaulay Culkin stars as Kevin McCallister, an 8-year-old boy who is accidentally left behind when his family leaves for Christmas vacation and must defend his home against two bungling thieves. It’s hard to believe this hilarious and heartwarming holiday romp is 25 years old!

CONSTANTINE KITSOPOULOS conductor
NEW JERSEY YOUTH CHORUS Trish Joyce, director
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Nov 28, 2015 
2015-16 Season

CLASSICAL FAVORITES IN THE FORECAST

2015–16 Season Family Series

Sit closer than ever before! NJSO Family concerts are now in the Victoria Theater at NJPAC. Winter, spring, summer or fall, there’s always music in the forecast! Hear how composers depict weather and seasons like the lazy heat of summer, a spring storm or a snowy day. Favorites from Gershwin, Beethoven, Copland and more set the stage for a thunderously good time!

JEFFREY GROGAN conductor 
SID SOLOMON host
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Nov 27 - 29, 2015 
2015-16 Season

VIVALDI’S FOUR SEASONS

2015–16 Season

ERIC WYRICK leader and violin soloist 
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

BOCCHERINI Symphony No. 6, “La casa del diavolo”
RESPIGHI Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 1
VIVALDI The Four Seasons

Buy Tickets
Nov 5 - 8, 2015 
2015-16 Season

BEETHOVEN’S NINTH

2015–16 Season

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor 
BARBARA SHIRVIS soprano
ELIZABETH BISHOP mezzo-soprano
JONATHAN BOYD tenor
STEPHEN POWELL baritone
WESTMINSTER SYMPHONIC CHOIR Joe Miller, director
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

HIGDON blue cathedral
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9

Oct 29 - Nov 1, 2015 
2015-16 Season

RACHMANINOFF’S SECOND SYMPHONY

2015–16 Season

CHRISTOPH KÖNIG conductor
JONATHAN BISS piano 
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 2
RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 2

Buy Tickets
Oct 24, 2015 
2015-16 Season

NO SHUSH!

Presented by Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank

Enjoy a classical music experience for children aged 3–12 that encourages all the chatter, questions, dancing and imagination your child can muster! Meet players from the brass, string and wind sections of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and learn all about the crazy and contrasting sounds instruments can make! Arrive early for a pre-concert instrument petting zoo, arts activities and more!

Oct 22 - 25, 2015 
2015-16 Season

THIBAUDET PLAYS GERSHWIN

2015–16 Season

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor
JEAN-YVES THIBAUDET piano
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

BERNSTEIN Candide Overture
GERSHWIN Concerto in F
BERNSTEIN Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
GERSHWIN (arr. R. R. Bennett) Porgy and Bess: A Symphonic Picture

Oct 17 - 18, 2015 
2015-16 Season

CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE WITH THE NJSO

2015–16 POPS Series

Back by popular demand! NJSO Associate Conductor Gemma New conducts as these exceptional artists—acrobats, aerial flyers, contortionists and strongmen—perform dazzling and death-defying choreography and acrobatic feats to classical favorites that will thrill audiences of all ages.

GEMMA NEW conductor
CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Buy Tickets
Oct 15 - 16, 2015 
2015-16 Season

BACK TO THE FUTURE WITH THE NJSO

At Radio City Music Hall!

Power up your DeLorean … recharge your flux capacitor … and get ready to celebrate the 30th anniversary of an unforgettable movie classic as you’ve never seen and heard it before! Back to the Future, starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson and Crispin Glover, is the 1.21-gigawatt blockbuster that topped the 1985 box office chart, spawned two wildly successful sequels and stamped an enduring imprint on pop culture. Fans old and new will experience the thrill of Back to the Future like never before—on a big hi-def screen with a full symphony orchestra performing Alan Silvestri’s dazzling musical score live in sync with the movie.

DAVID NEWMAN conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Back to the Future is a trademark and copyright of Universal Studios and U-Drive Joint Venture. Licensed by Universal Studios Licensing LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Buy Tickets
Sep 25 - 27, 2015 
2015-16 Season

OPENING WEEKEND: BRANFORD MARSALIS JOINS THE NJSO

2015–16 Season

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor
BRANFORD MARSALIS saxophone
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

RAVELValses nobles et sentimentales
WILLIAMS “Escapades” for saxophone from Catch Me If You Can
MILHAUD Scaramouche for alto saxophone
MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition

July 19, 2015 
2014-15 Season

“All Around the World” Brass Quintet Performance

Free Community Concert Sponsored by the PSEG Foundation

A brass quintet featuring some of the state’s finest musicians entertains local residents in Jersey City’s beautiful Hamilton Park.

July 16, 2015 
2015-16 Season

FOUR: New Orchestral Works

Join the NJSO for the world premieres of four dynamic works by the composers of the NJSO Edward T. Cone Composition Institute, a multi-faceted program that promotes new music and emerging composers. The composers will briefly describe their pieces in a concert that will show the vibrant future of orchestral music.

JOANN FALLETTA conductor
STEVEN MACKEY Institute Director and host
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Program includes:
SHUYING LI Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night
REINALDO MOYA Siempre Lunes, Siempre Marzo
LUKE CARLSON The Burnished Tide
BRENDAN FAEGRE Dirt to Gold
Plus: STEVEN MACKEY Urban Ocean

July 11, 2015 
2014-15 Season

NJSO CHAMBER PLAYERS AT LIBRARY PARK IN PLAINFIELD

Free Community Concert Sponsored by the PSEG Foundation

Enjoy a brass ensemble featuring some of the state’s finest musicians at Library Park in Plainfield. In this program, the NJSO Chamber Players will explore the important role that brass instruments have played in the music of many different cultures. Musical selections will include well-known works such as Hava Nagila, Sousa's Washington Post March and Shepherd's Hey.

June 28, 2015 
2014-15 Season

HISPANIC ROOTS

Free Community Concert Sponsored by the PSEG Foundation

Celebrate Hispanic cultures with this bilingual program devoted to the music of some of Latin America’s most distinguished composers. Pioneering Latin American composers produced a rich legacy of music in the 19th and early 20th centuries that combined western classical traditions with indigenous folk songs and rhythms, creating distinct national styles in countries such as Argentina, Cuba and Mexico and inspiring future generations of musicians.

June 27, 2015 
2014-15 Season

NJSO AT MICHAEL T. LAKE PAC IN NEPTUNE

Free concert!

Relax with friends and family and enjoy an evening listening to the NJSO at the Michael T. Lake PAC in Neptune. Hear classical dances from Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Brahms in the first half. Then, rev up for a lively second half when the NJSO plays tunes from swing, Latin, pop and a whole lot more. Bring the kids—and by all means, bring your dancing shoes!

GEMMA NEW conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

June 14, 2015 
2014-15 Season

MOZART & MENDELSSOHN

2014–15 Season

DAVID DANZMAYR conductor
BART FELLER flute (pictured)
STACEY SHAMES harp
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

WEBER Oberon Overture
MOZART Flute and Harp Concerto
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 3, “Scottish”

Buy Tickets
June 13, 2015 
2014-15 Season

Summer Wine Tasting

At Locust Hill Vineyard in Red Bank

Raise a glass in support of the NJSO and sample a variety of artisanal New Jersey wines on the picturesque grounds of Locust Hill Vineyard. Enjoy light refreshments and a performance by the NJSO Chamber Players. Proceeds will benefit the artistic and educational programs of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.

June 11, 2015 
2014-15 Season

“PETER AND THE WOLF” WITH THE NJSO AND MAYOR FULOP

Free Community Concert Sponsored by the PSEG Foundation

This special arrangement of Prokofiev’s classic tale features the instruments of the woodwind family, combining the same great imagery with a focus on the flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and French horn. With the help of some other selections highlighting each instrument’s diverse capabilities, the quintet demonstrates not only how well the instruments play together, but also what makes them each unique.

June 9, 2015 
2015-16 Season

NJSO CHAMBER PLAYERS AT CAPE MAY MUSIC FESTIVAL

A string quartet featuring some of the state’s finest musicians return to the Cape May Music Festival with a program of classics from the chamber repertoire.

ERIC WYRICK violin
BRENNAN SWEET violin
DAVID BLINN viola
NA-YOUNG BAEK cello

SCHUBERT String Quartet No. 12
BEETHOVEN String Quartet No. 12
DVOŘÁK String Quartet No. 12

June 6, 2015 
2014-15 Season

A HERO’S JOURNEY

2014–15 Family Series

Who are your heroes? They can be anyone from firefighters to the president, from parents to a friend who stands up to a bully. How would music about heroes sound? Imagine your own as you listen to pieces inspired by famous heroes in Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, Verdi’s Nabucco Overture and Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony.

JEFFREY GROGAN conductor
BEN STEINFELD host
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

June 4 - 7, 2015 
2014-15 Season

ALL-BEETHOVEN: FIFTH SYMPHONY & “EMPEROR” CONCERTO

2014–15 Season

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor
MARC-ANDRÉ HAMELIN piano
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

BEETHOVEN Coriolan Overture
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor”
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5

May 30 - 31, 2015 
2014-15 Season

BROADWAY SPECTACULAR WITH THE NJSO

2014–15 POPS Series

Hailed by The New York Times as one of “Broadway’s electric conductors,” Todd Ellison leads a sizzling program of spectacular favorites you know and love from such Broadway hits as American in Paris (where Ellison is the current Music Supervisor!), Carousel, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Shrek the Musical and 42nd Street. Three of the hottest talents on the stage today join Ellison and the NJSO for a sparkling program of showtunes, for a concert that you will not want to miss.

TODD ELLISON conductor
BETH LEAVEL vocalist
CHRISTOPHER SIEBER vocalist
KATHRYN GUTHRIE vocalist
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Buy Tickets
May 17, 2015 
2014-15 Season

18TH ANNUAL UJA BENEFIT CONCERT

2014–15 Season

MICHAEL STERN conductor
ALON GOLDSTEIN piano
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

PROKOFIEV Overture on Hebrew Themes
MENDELSSOHN Piano Concerto No. 1
SMETANA “The Moldau” from Má vlast
BRAHMS Finale from Symphony No. 2

May 15, 2015 
2014-15 Season

ANDRÉ WATTS WITH THE NJSO

2014–15 Season

PETER BAY conductor
ANDRÉ WATTS piano
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

MOZART Così fan tutte Overture
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4
STRAVINSKY Four Norwegian Moods
GRIEG Piano Concerto

May 9, 2015 
2014-15 Season

NJSO Youth Orchestras Program Spring Concert

NJSO YOUTH ORCHESTRAS
 ACADEMY ORCHESTRA Jeffrey Grogan, conductor
 CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Henry Kao, conductor
 VIOLIN ENSEMBLE Naomi Youngstein, leader

Buy Tickets
Apr 30 - May 3, 2015 
2014-15 Season

ZHANG CONDUCTS MOZART & BRAHMS

2014–15 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
ERIC WYRICK violin
JONATHAN SPITZ cello
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

BRAHMS Concerto for Violin and Cello
STRAUSS Serenade for Winds
MOZART Symphony No. 39

Buy Tickets
Apr 24 - 26, 2015 
2014-15 Season

KÖNIG CONDUCTS DVOŘÁK

2014–15 Season

CHRISTOPH KÖNIG conductor
STEFAN JACKIW violin
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

DOHNÁNYI The Veil of Pierrette
DVOŘÁK Romance
RAVEL Tzigane
DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 5

Apr 18 - 19, 2015 
2014-15 Season

HEART OF MOTOWN WITH SPECTRUM AND THE NJSO

2014–15 POPS series

Relive the fabulous Motown sound in a high energy tribute to a classic American sound. Remember the magic of The Four Tops, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, The Drifters, The Miracles and other R&B sensations and sing along to timeless tunes such as “Just My Imagination,” “My Girl” and “The Way You Do the Things You Do.” Join Spectrum and the NJSO on this sensational tour through the heart of Motown.

SPECTRUM
SARAH HICKS conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

 

Buy Tickets
Mar 19 - 22, 2015 
2014-15 Season

RACHMANINOFF & TCHAIKOVSKY

2014–15 Season

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor
SERHIY SALOV piano
MARY FAHL vocalist
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

KUBIAN O for a Muse of Fire (World Premiere)
RACHMANINOFF Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique”

Buy Tickets
Mar 12 - 15, 2015 
2014-15 Season

MAHLER’S FIRST SYMPHONY: “TITAN”

2014–15 Season

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor
KIRILL GERSTEIN piano
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

BERNSTEIN Symphony No. 2, “The Age of Anxiety”
MAHLER Symphony No. 1, “Titan”

 

Buy Tickets
Feb 28, 2015 
2014-15 Season

NO SHUSH!: THE LAND OF MAKE BELIEVE

Presented by Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank

A symphony experience for children aged 3–12 that encourages all the chatter, questions, dancing and imagination your child can muster! Just as authors use words, composers use music to tell stories about grand adventures, falling in love, epic battles and so much more, helping to create magical worlds in our imaginations. What stories do you hear in  Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, Bernstein’s West Side Story and music from Harry Potter?

GEMMA NEW conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Feb 27 - 28, 2015 
2014-15 Season

MOZART & MENDELSSOHN

2014–15 Season

JOHANNES DEBUS conductor
BART FELLER flute (pictured)
STACEY SHAMES harp
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

MENDELSSOHN The Fair Melusine Overture
MOZART Flute and Harp Concerto
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 3, “Scottish”

Buy Tickets
Feb 7 - 8, 2015 
2014-15 Season

SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN

2014–15 POPS Series

From the iconic, puddle-jumping “Singin’ in the Rain” scene to the crisp rendition of “Good Morning” and the tender moments of “You Were Meant for Me,” Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds sang and danced their way right to the top of the American Film Institute’s list of greatest movie musicals. The NJSO brings the film’s beloved soundtrack to life while the remastered film is shown with the original dialogue and vocals intact.

CONSTANTINE KITSOPOULOS conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Buy Tickets
Feb 7, 2015 
2014-15 Season

FAMILY CONCERT: THE LAND OF MAKE BELIEVE

2014–15 Season Family Series—The Gretchen Lochner Gonzales Memorial Family Concert

Just as authors use words, composers use music to tell stories about grand adventures, falling in love, epic battles and so much more, helping to create magical worlds in our imaginations. What stories do you hear in  Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, Bernstein’s West Side Story and music from Harry Potter?

GEMMA NEW conductor
SID SOLOMON host
NJSO ACADEMY ORCHESTRA
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Buy Tickets
Jan 22 - 25, 2015 
2014-15 Season

WEST SIDE STORY WITH SARAH CHANG

2014-15 Season—2015 Winter Festival Concert

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor
SARAH CHANG violin
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

ELGAR Falstaff
KORNGOLD Much Ado About Nothing Suite
BERNSTEIN West Side Story Suite

Buy Tickets
Jan 17, 2015 
2014-15 Season

NO SHUSH!: PETER AND THE WOLF

Presented by Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank

A classical music experience for children aged 3–12 that encourages all the chatter, questions, dancing and imagination you rchild can muster! Brass, string and wind ensembles perform great works like Peter and the Wolf, which has introduced generations of children to the world of classical music. Arrive early for a pre-concert instrument petting zoo, arts activities and more!

NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY CHAMBER ENSEMBLES

Jan 16 - 18, 2015 
2014-15 Season

SARAH CHANG PLAYS BERNSTEIN

2014–15 Season—2015 Winter Festival Concert

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor
SARAH CHANG violin
ELENA PERRONI soprano
HEATHER STEBBINS soprano
ROY HAGE tenor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

DVOŘÁK Othello Overture
TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo and Juliet Love Duet
BARBER Selections from Antony and Cleopatra
DELIUS “The Walk to the Paradise Garden” from A Village Romeo and Juliet
BERNSTEIN West Side Story Suite

Jan 9 - 11, 2015 
2014-15 Season

LACOMBE CONDUCTS ROMEO AND JULIET

2014–15 Season—2015 Winter Festival Concert

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor
RACHEL STERRENBERG soprano
MINGJIE LEI tenor
THE SHAKESPEARE THEATRE OF NEW JERSEY Bonnie J. Monte, artistic director
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture
GOUNOD Selections from Romeo and Juliet
PROKOFIEV Selections from Romeo and Juliet

Dec 19 - 21, 2014 
2014-15 Season

HANDEL’S MESSIAH

2014–15 Season

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor
NATHALIE PAULIN soprano
MIREILLE LEBEL mezzo-soprano
ISAIAH BELL tenor
GORDON BINTNER bass
MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY SINGERS Heather J. Buchanan, director
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

HANDEL Messiah

Buy Tickets
Dec 13 - 14, 2014 
2014-15 Season

A TAKE 6 HOLIDAY WITH THE NJSO

The best holiday celebration of the season!

Enjoy New Jersey’s best celebration of the season with your NJSO and friends! The syncopated sounds of 10-time Grammy Award-winning ensemble Take 6 will fill you with holiday spirit! This sensational sextet infuses R&B, pop, gospel and more into joyful, groovin’ entertainment, with a program that includes their unique take on seasonal favorites including “Joy to the World” and “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.” Come early and enjoy caroling in the lobby, and bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots.

TAKE 6
JOSEPH JOUBERT conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Buy Tickets
Dec 7, 2014 
2014-15 Season

NJSO Youth Orchestras' Winter Concert

Discover the talented young musicians of the NJSO’s Youth Orchestra Program. Hear masterworks and favorites such as Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins, Bartók’s Romanian Folk Dances, “Harry’s Wondrous World” by John Williams … and some holiday surprises!

NJSO YOUTH ORCHESTRAS
 ACADEMY ORCHESTRA Jeffrey Grogan, conductor
 CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Henry Kao, conductor
 VIOLIN ENSEMBLE Naomi Youngstein, leader
 NJSO CHAMPS (Character, Achievement and Music Project) Michelle Hatcher, artistic director

Buy Tickets
Nov 29, 2014 
2014-15 Season

THE MUSICAL TIME MACHINE

2014–15 Family Series

Join forces with Maestro Jeff and race through history to stop a clever time traveler! Power up the time machine to keep the time traveler from permanently changing music from Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, Rossini’s William Tell Overture and Dvořák’s “New World” Symphony!

JEFFREY GROGAN conductor
BEN STEINFELD host
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

 

Nov 28 - 30, 2014 
2014-15 Season

CHOPIN PIANO CONCERTO NO. 1

2014–15 Season

STEFAN SANDERLING conductor
INON BARNATAN piano
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 1
BRAHMS Symphony No. 4

Nov 6 - 9, 2014 
2014-15 Season

CLASSIC VIENNA: MOZART, STRAUSS JR. & SCHUBERT

2014–15 Season

EUGENE TZIGANE conductor
LISE DE LA SALLE piano
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

STRAUSS JR. Die Fledermaus Overture
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 9
STRAUSS JR. “Artist’s Life” Waltz
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 3

Buy Tickets
Oct 30 - Nov 2, 2014 
2014-15 Season

LACOMBE CONDUCTS SCHEHERAZADE

2014–15 Season

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

STRAVINSKY Petrouchka (1947)
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade

Buy Tickets
Oct 23 - 26, 2014 
2014-15 Season

GIL SHAHAM PLAYS MENDELSSOHN

2014–15 Season

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor
GIL SHAHAM violin
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

ROSSINI William Tell Overture
MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto
FRANCK Symphony in D minor

Buy Tickets
Oct 10 - 12, 2014 
2014-15 Season

CARMINA BURANA

2014–15 Season Opening Night

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor
ALINE KUTAN soprano
JEAN-FRANCIS MONVOISIN tenor
JONATHAN BEYER baritone
WESTMINSTER SYMPHONIC CHOIR Joe Miller, director
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

ANTHEIL McKonkey’s Ferry
DEBUSSY Nocturnes
ORFF Carmina Burana

Buy Tickets
July 19, 2014 
2013-14 Season

WORLD-PREMIERE SATURDAY

Four world premieres in one night!

The NJSO gives the world premieres of works by the composers of the NJSO Edward T. Cone Composition Institute, a multi-faceted program that promotes new music and emerging composers. Four exciting composers offer dynamic new works; fresh from an intensive experience evolving their compositions through working sessions with the professional musicians of the NJSO, these composers realize the possibilities of a living art form. Each composer will briefly describe their piece in a concert that will illuminate their creative thought process.

Buy Tickets
July 18, 2014 
2013-14 Season

WORLD PREMIERE OF CONE’S SYMPHONY

2014–15 Season

A unique journey of discovery awaits listeners as the NJSO presents a special event focused on the legacy of composer Edward T. Cone, and featuring the world premiere of his Symphony.

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

CONE Symphony

Buy Tickets
July 17, 2014 
2013-14 Season

The Scheide Concerto Evening: 200 Years of Piano with Orchestra

Presented by the Golandsky Institute International Piano Festival

Attention piano lovers! The Golandsky Institute International Piano Festival at Princeton University presents four piano concertos in one evening, with the New Jersey Symphony Chamber Orchestra conducted by Mark Laycock. Internationally acclaimed Russian-born master Ilya Itin solos in music of Mozart and Shostakovich, Bach expert Fr. Sean Duggan plays Bach's Keyboard Concerto in E Major and young artists of the Golandsky Institute join them for a rarely heard performance of Bach’s Concerto for Four Pianos.

Buy Tickets
June 7 - 8, 2014 
2013-14 Season

CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE

2013-14 Season NJSO POPS

Dazzling. Thrilling. Death defying. Delicate. Awe inspiring. A troupe of exceptional artists—aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers and strongmen—joins your NJSO for what Review Vancouver has called “truly amazing choreography and acrobatic feats performed in perfect timing" to classical favorites such as Bizet’s Carmen, Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, Mendelssohn’s “Italian” Symphony, Khachaturian’s Masquerade Suite, Kabalevsky’s The Comedians and John Williams’ score from Superman.

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor
CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA


Buy Tickets
June 7, 2014 
2013-14 Season

MEET THE ORCHESTRA

2013-14 Season NJSO Family Series

Tweet, crash, oomph, plink, warble, pluck … Meet each instrument of the orchestra in turn through Britten’s delightful Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra. Don’t be fooled by the title—kids and grownups alike will be enthralled by it. Explore all the different sounds that an orchestra can make and cheer on your favorite instrument family! Wear blue for strings, red for woodwinds, yellow for brass or green for percussion.

JEFFREY GROGAN conductor
BEN STEINFELD host
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
 


Buy Tickets
May 30 - June 1, 2014 
2013-14 Season

BEETHOVEN’S VIOLIN CONCERTO

2013-14 Season

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor
JAMES EHNES violin
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto
STRAUSS Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life)

Buy Tickets
May 18, 2014 
2013-14 Season

17TH ANNUAL UJA BENEFIT CONCERT

2013-14 Season

From beloved favorites including Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No. 6 to the bursting energy of Leonard Bernstein’s Fancy Free and the danceable melodies of Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings, this program brings the excitement and beauty of ballet music into the concert hall. Dancers from the Joffrey Ballet Concert Group join the NJSO as the rich sounds of the Orchestra create a magical landscape for the imagination to dance.

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor (pictured)
Dancers from the JOFFREY BALLET CONCERT GROUP
SHAWN HOUNSELL choreographer
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Buy Tickets
May 16, 2014 
2013-14 Season

GLORIOUS CHORAL MUSIC IN A GLORIOUS SPACE

Music of Anton Bruckner

Experience the powerful choral music of Bruckner in the fifth-largest cathedral in North America—the stunning Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark. This all-Bruckner program features The Archdiocesan Festival and Cathedral Choirs singing Te Deum, along with other Bruckner choral works.

Buy Tickets
May 11, 2014 

Greater Newark Youth Orchestras' Annual Spring Concert

Experience the artistry of the NJSO’s youth ensembles! Program includes Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8, Grieg’s Holberg Suite and Kristin Hauge’s “Rondo,” a new composition written for the Greater Newark Violin Ensemble. The concert will also showcase the 2014 Concerto Competition winner, violinist Rachel Seo, performing the first movement of Lalo’s Symphonie espagnole.

GREATER NEWARK VIOLIN ENSEMBLE Naomi Youngstein, leader
GREATER NEWARK CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Henry Kao, conductor
GREATER NEWARK YOUTH ORCHESTRA Jeffrey Grogan, conductor

Buy Tickets
May 9, 2014 
2013-14 Season

BELL & LACOMBE

2013-14 Season

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor
JOSHUA BELL violin
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture
RAVEL Tzigane
GRIEG Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
SIBELIUS Violin Concerto

Buy Tickets
May 1 - 4, 2014 
2013-14 Season

BRAHMS FIRST SYMPHONY

2013-14 Season

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor
ANTHONY MCGILL clarinet
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

BEETHOVEN Leonore Overture No. 3
DANIELPOUR Clarinet Concerto, “From the Mountaintop”
BRAHMS Symphony No. 1

Buy Tickets
Apr 26 - 27, 2014 
2013-14 Season

THE WIZARD OF OZ WITH ORCHESTRA

2013-14 Season NJSO POPS

Seventy five years after The Wizard of Oz debuted on the big screen, watch it again in all its glory, accompanied by your NJSO performing the Harold Arlen score. “Follow the Yellow Brick Road” with the incomparable Judy Garland as Dorothy and lovable Bert Lahr as the Cowardly Lion—you can even dress up as your favorite character and win a prize!

CONSTANTINE KITSOPOULOS conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Buy Tickets
Apr 13, 2014 
2013-14 Season

SPECIAL CONCERT: BEETHOVEN & RACHMANINOFF

Beethoven’s gorgeous Sixth Symphony—known as the “Pastoral”—celebrates the sounds of spring and highlights the talented performers of the Orchestra. Pianist Gleb Ivanov shows off his dazzling technique in Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3. Mark Laycock, former NJSO Associate Conductor and frequent collaborator, leads the Orchestra in this wonderful celebration.

MARK LAYCOCK conductor
GLEB IVANOV piano
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

MOZART The Magic Flute Overture
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral”

Buy Tickets
Apr 4, 2014 
2013-14 Season

THE NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA PERFORMS THE MUSIC OF LED ZEPPELIN

Featuring Randy Jackson of Zebra

The Music of Led Zeppelin is a genre-busting event that bridges the gulf between rock-and-roll and classical music. Created by arranger-conductor Brent Havens, this electrifying concert of symphonic rock features 18 of the Zeppelin’s greatest hits, including “Stairway to Heaven,” “Heartbreaker,” “Black Dog” and many more—all performed as close as possible to the original recordings, but wrapped in a lush blanket of orchestral sound.

NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Buy Tickets
Apr 3 - 6, 2014 
2013-14 Season

VERDI'S REQUIEM

2013-14 Season

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor
MARIANNE FISET soprano
JANARA KELLERMAN mezzo-soprano
RUSSELL THOMAS tenor
PETER VOLPE bass
MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY CHORALE
   Heather J. Buchanan director
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

VERDI Requiem

Buy Tickets
Mar 21 - 23, 2014 
2013-14 Season

SHOSTAKOVICH SYMPHONY NO. 5

2013-14 Season

GERARD SCHWARZ conductor
ERIC WYRICK violin
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

GOLDMARK In Springtime
STRAUSS Violin Concerto
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5

Buy Tickets
Mar 13 - 16, 2014 
2013-14 Season

THE FIREBIRD

2013-14 Season

YAN PASCAL TORTELIER conductor
HILARY HAHN violin
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA


BRAHMS Violin Concerto
SALONEN Giro
STRAVINSKY The Firebird Suite (1945)
 

Feb 27 - Mar 2, 2014 
2013-14 Season

GRIEG'S PIANO CONCERTO

2013-14 Season

SANTTU-MATIAS ROUVALI conductor
XIAOHUI YANG piano
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

SIBELIUS Spring Song
GRIEG Piano Concerto
DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 8

Buy Tickets
Feb 8 - 9, 2014 
2013-14 Season

MUSIC OF THE BEATLES: CLASSICAL MYSTERY TOUR

2013-14 Season NJSO POPS

This tribute to the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show” is jam packed with your favorite tunes—sung, played and performed exactly as they were recorded. From the early hits through the solo years, relive the best of The Beatles with “Penny Lane,” “Yesterday,” “I Am the Walrus,” “Eleanor Rigby,” “With a Little Help From My Friends” and so much more, all backed by the rich sounds of the NJSO.

MARTIN HERMAN conductor
CLASSICAL MYSTERY TOUR
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Buy Tickets
Feb 8, 2014 
2013-14 Season

MUSIC OF THE AMERICAS

2013-14 Family Series - The Gretchen Lochner Gonzales Memorial Family Concert

Grab your musical passport for an exciting journey through the Americas. From the iconic sounds of Copland’s “Simple Gifts” and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue to the whirling dances of Argentina and Mexico, everyone in the family will enjoy this musical tour.

GEMMA NEW conductor
BEN STEINFELD host
MICHELLE CANN piano
HÉCTOR FALCÓN violin
GREATER NEWARK YOUTH ORCHESTRA
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Jan 24 - 26, 2014 
2013-14 Season

STRAUSS' ALPINE SYMPHONY

2013-14 Season Winter Festival Concert

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor
PASCAL ROGÉ piano
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

WAGNER Venusberg Music from Tannhäuser
D’INDY Symphony on a French Mountain Air
STRAUSS Alpine Symphony

Buy Tickets
Jan 17 - 19, 2014 
2013-14 Season

MAHLER'S DAS LIED VON DER ERDE

2013-14 Season Winter Festival Concert

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor
DAVID COSSIN percussion
ZHANG MENG wind instruments
ELIZABETH BISHOP mezzo-soprano
RUSSELL THOMAS tenor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

TAN DUN Earth Concerto (U.S. Premiere)
MAHLER Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth)

Jan 9 - 12, 2014 
2013-14 Season

BEETHOVEN'S 7TH & 8TH SYMPHONIES

2013-14 Season

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor
DANIEL MÜLLER-SCHOTT cello
ROBERT INGLISS oboe
BRENNAN SWEET violin
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 8
PREVIN Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (U.S. Premiere)
CONE Cadenzas for Oboe and Violin
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7

Dec 14 - 15, 2013 

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

2013-14 Season NJSO POPS

THOMAS WILKINS conductor
JOHN PIZZARELLI guitar & vocalist
NEW JERSEY HIGH SCHOOL HOLIDAY CHORUS
SALVATION ARMY MONTCLAIR CITADEL BAND
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Buy Tickets
Dec 8, 2013 

Greater Newark Youth Orchestras Winter Concert

Support talented young musicians and enjoy live performances of works by Bach, Elgar, Rossini, Mussorgsky and more! Join us for pre-concert refreshments starting at 3 pm. Click here to learn more about the Greater Newark Youth Orchestras. NJSO CHAMPS (Character, Achievement and Music Project) is an innovative education program inspired by the El Sistema music education and social development program in Venezuela, in partnership with the University Heights Charter School in Newark. Click here to learn more about CHAMPS.

Buy Tickets
Nov 30, 2013 

SHOOTING FOR THE STARS

2013-14 Season NJSO Family Series

All of your little astronauts will enjoy exploring music inspired by the infinite reaches of the galaxy! With music from Holst’s The Planets, Strauss’ dramatic Also Sprach Zarathustra (known to parents and grandparents as the theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey) and the themes from Star Wars and Star Trek, we’ll travel through space and reach for our dreams.

JEFFREY GROGAN conductor
BEN STEINFELD host 
DARRYL KUBIAN theremin
NJSO CHAMPS (Character, Achievement and Music Project)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Buy Tickets
Nov 29 - Dec 1, 2013 

LACOMBE LEADS CONCERTO FOR ORCHESTRA

2013-14 Season

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor
ADAM GOLKA piano
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

LIEBERMANN Barcarolles for a Sinking City (World Premiere)
RAVEL Piano Concerto in G Major
BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra

Nov 24, 2013 

COME FLY WITH ME: Celebrate Sinatra’s Songwriter

Starring Frank Sinatra Jr., Steve Tyrell and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Legendary singers Frank Sinatra Jr. and Steve Tyrell bring you dozens of Sinatra’s chart toppers, including “All the Way,” “My Kind of Town,” “Three Coins in the Fountain,” “Time After Time,” “Call Me Irresponsible,” “Bei mir bist du schoen” and “High Hopes”—all penned by the incomparable lyricist Sammy Cahn. This swinging tribute—marking the 100th anniversary of the songwriter’s birth—will transport you to the days when the Rat Pack ruled Vegas.

FRANK SINATRA, JR. vocalist
STEVE TYRELL vocalist
TERRY WOODSON conductor
JON ALLEN conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Buy Tickets
Nov 14 - 17, 2013 

SITKOVETSKY: CONDUCTOR & VIOLINIST

2013-14 Season

DMITRY SITKOVETSKY conductor & violin
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 1, “Classical”
MOZART Violin Concerto No. 1
TCHAIKOVSKY Méditation
STRAVINSKY Pulcinella Suite

Oct 31 - Nov 3, 2013 

TCHAIKOVSKY'S FIRST PIANO CONCERTO

2013-14 Season

CHRISTOPH KÖNIG conductor
LUKÁŠ VONDRÁČEK piano
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA


SCHUMANN Symphony No. 4
KODÁLY Dances of Galanta
TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1

Buy Tickets
Oct 24 - 27, 2013 

LACOMBE & GLUZMAN

2013-14 Season

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor
VADIM GLUZMAN violin

NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

BERLIOZ Beatrice and Benedict Overture
BERNSTEIN Serenade for Violin and Orchestra
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4

Oct 4, 2013 

NATALIE MERCHANT

WITH THE NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Natalie Merchant began her musical career as the lead vocalist and lyricist of the pop music band 10,000 Maniacs. During her 30-year career, she has earned a distinguished place among America's most respected recording artists, with a reputation for being a prolific songwriter with a compelling artistic vision and a unique and captivating performance style.

NATALIE MERCHANT vocalist
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Sep 27 - 29, 2013 

OPENING NIGHT: PROMISE OF THE NEW WORLD

2013-14 Season

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor
GERI ALLEN piano
REV. DR. M. WILLIAM HOWARD JR. special guest (Sep 27 only)
AFRO BLUE vocal ensemble
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

ELLINGTON Three Black Kings
ALLEN Stone & Streams (World Premiere)
ELLINGTON New World A-Comin'
DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”

Aug 10, 2013 

THE LEGEND OF ZELDA

SYMPHONY OF THE GODDESSES - WITH THE NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

SUSIE SEITER conductor
MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY VOCAL ACCORD
   Heather J. Buchanan director
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of this high-action video game at a multimedia presentation of live symphonic concert, chorus and cinematic video. The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses syncs original music and images from the successful media franchise into a dynamic performance featuring a four-movement symphony played by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Fans can relive their favorite moments through the adventurous music of Nintendo composer and sound director Koji Kondo (Super Mario Bros.).

June 7 - 9, 2013 

THE RITE OF SPRING

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

DEBUSSY Concert Suite from Pelléas et Mélisande
WAGNER Prelude and “Liebestod” from Tristan und Isolde
STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring

June 1 - 2, 2013 

PATTI LUPONE WITH YOUR NJSO

PATTI LUPONE vocalist
ROB FISHER conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Patti LuPone, two-time Tony Award-winner and star of Gypsy, has been called “the American musical theatre’s greatest living star.” Don’t miss hearing songs from the legendary diva’s latest album, “Far Away Places,” backed for the very first time by full orchestra..
 

June 1, 2013 

DANCING AROUND THE WORLD

NJSO Family Series

JEFFREY GROGAN conductor
DANCEVISION
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Take a trip around the world—no luggage required! Express yourself with Scottish, Spanish, Arabian, Chinese, Czech and American dances, including selections from The Nutcracker, West Side Story and Morton Gould’s Tap Dance Concerto. This concert also features the winning pieces from the first NJSO Young Composers Project.

May 16 - 19, 2013 

TCHAIKOVSKY 5

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor
ORLI SHAHAM piano
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

WAGNER Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
MACKEY Stumble to Grace Concerto for Piano and Orchestra
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5

Apr 25 - 28, 2013 

SARAH CHANG PLAYS BRUCH

Sarah Chang, one of the world’s top violinists, brings warmth and color to Bruch’s Violin Concerto, a repertoire favorite. Bruckner drew on his lifelong admiration of Wagner in the epic journey that is his Symphony No. 4.

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor
SARAH CHANG violin
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

WAGNER “Good Friday Spell” from Parsifal
BRUCH Violin Concerto No. 1
BRUCKNER Symphony No. 4, “Romantic”

Apr 21, 2013 

16TH ANNUAL UJA BENEFIT CONCERT

STEFAN SANDERLING conductor
DAVID KRAKAUER clarinet
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
 
COPLAND Appalachian Spring
MOZART Clarinet Concerto
TRADITIONAL Synagogue Wail
TRADITIONAL Der Heyser Bulgar

Apr 19 - 20, 2013 

’S WONDERFUL! ’S MARVELOUS! GERSHWIN!

GERALD STEICHEN conductor 
KATRINA THURMAN soprano
JIM WEITZER baritone
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

George Gershwin’s incredible melodies filled the concert halls and Broadway stages. Experience all your favorites, including An American in Paris, selections from Porgy and Bess, Girl Crazy, Embraceable You, Someone to Watch Over Me, ’S Wonderful and much, much more.

Apr 12 - 14, 2013 

EXUBERANT TCHAIKOVSKY

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor
JONATHAN SPITZ cello
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

TCHAIKOVSKY Polonaise from Eugene Onegin
TCHAIKOVSKY Variations on a Rococo Theme
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5

Apr 5 - 7, 2013 

DON JUAN

SUSANNA MÄLKKI conductor
JEAN-EFFLAM BAVOUZET piano
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

STRAUSS Don Juan
DEBUSSY Fantasie for Piano and Orchestra
MESSIAEN Les offrandes oubliées (The Forgotten Offerings)
STRAUSS Tod und Verklärung (Death and Transfiguration) 

Mar 21 - 24, 2013 

MOZART'S REQUIEM

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor 

CHRISTINE BRANDES soprano 

SUSANNE MENTZER mezzo-soprano

GORDON GIETZ tenor 

ROBERT POMAKOV bass 

MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY SINGERS
   Heather J. Buchanan director
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

CONE Elegy
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 8, "Unfinished"
MOZART Requiem

Mar 8 - 10, 2013 

MENDELSSOHN'S "ITALIAN"

MARCELO LEHNINGER conductor
JOANNA MONGIARDO soprano
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

ROSSINI The Italian Girl in Algiers Overture
VERDI “Caro nome” from Rigoletto
VERDI “E strano” and “Ah, fors’è lui” from La traviata
PUCCINI Chrysanthemums
BELLINI “Ah! non credea mirarti” from La Sonnambula
DONIZETTI “O luce di quest’anima” from Linda di Chamounix
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 4, “Italian”

Mar 1 - 3, 2013 

PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION

EUGENE TZIGANE conductor
ERIC WYRICK violin
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

BORODIN Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor
CHAUSSON Poème
SAINT-SAËNS Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition
 

Feb 9 - 10, 2013 

CASABLANCA

NJSO POPS

CONSTANTINE KITSOPOULOS conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

"Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine." Walk into ours and see Casablanca on the big screen, with live orchestral accompaniment. Cozy up with a loved one as you savor the beautiful visuals, relive the story of Rick and Ilsa's love and experience this classic film.

Feb 9, 2013 

PETER AND THE WOLF

The Gretchen Lochner Gonzales Memorial Family Concert

CONSTANTINE KITSOPOULOS conductor
BOB MCGRATH narrator 
GREATER NEWARK YOUTH ORCHESTRA
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Selections from:
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade
PROKOFIEV Peter and the Wolf
STRAVINSKY The Firebird

Jan 25 - 27, 2013 

LACOMBE CONDUCTS BEETHOVEN & TCHAIKOVSKY

Winter Festival Concert

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor 
THE SHAKESPEARE THEATRE OF NEW JERSEY
   Bonnie J. Monte artistic director
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

TCHAIKOVSKY The Tempest Fantasy-Overture
SIBELIUS The Tempest
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6, "Pastoral" 

Jan 18 - 20, 2013 

BEETHOVEN'S PASTORAL

Comment on this Concert

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor
GARTH GREENUP trumpet

BRAHMS Variations on a Theme of Haydn
HAYDN Trumpet Concerto
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral”

Jan 10, 2013 

YO-YO MA WITH THE NJSO

Comment on this Concert

ANTONI WIT conductor 

YO-YO MA cello
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
 
ELGAR Enigma Variations
RAVEL Bolero
ELGAR Cello Concerto

Jan 4 - 6, 2013 

THE PLANETS

Winter Festival Concert - Comment on this Concert

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor
AMERICAN BOYCHOIR
   Fernando Malvar-Ruiz director
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

TIPPETT Symphony No. 4
HOLST The Planets

Dec 15 - 16, 2012 

HOLIDAYS WITH THE NJSO 
STARRING ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY

NJSO POPS

JOHN MORRIS RUSSELL conductor
ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY vocalist
THE MASTERWORK CHORUS
  Andrew Megill director
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Broadway, cabaret and film sensation Ann Hampton Callaway takes center stage with the perfect cocktail of holiday melodies and timeless classics, including Carol of the Bells, Winter Wonderland, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, My Favorite Things and many more.

Nov 24, 2012 

MUSIC & EMOTIONS

NJSO FAMILY SERIES - Comment on this Concert

JEFFREY GROGAN conductor
PROJECT TRIO
   GREG PATTILLO flute
   ERIC STEPHENSON cello
   PETER SEYMOUR bass
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Selections from
BEETHOVEN Fidelio Overture
PROJECT TRIO Fast
PROJECT TRIO Dup Dup
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6
PROJECT TRIO Winter in June
PROJECT TRIO Random Roads Suite
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5 

Nov 23 - 25, 2012 

BRAHMS 3

Comment on this Concert

HANS GRAF conductor
AUGUSTIN HADELICH violin
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

GRIEG In Autumn
SIBELIUS Violin Concerto
BRAHMS Symphony No. 3  

Nov 3 - 4, 2012 

A MOZART DUO

Comment on this Concert

AUGUSTIN DUMAY conductor & violin
FRANK FOERSTER viola
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

MOZART Violin Concerto No. 3
MOZART Sinfonia Concertante, K. 364
MOZART Symphony No. 29

Oct 25 - 28, 2012 

RACHMANINOFF BLOCKBUSTERS

Comment on this Concert

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor
SERHIY SALOV piano
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
 
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3
RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 2 

Oct 12 - 14, 2012 

VIENNA: FROM MOZART TO STRAUSS

Comment on this Concert

THOMAS WILKINS conductor
ALEXANDER ULLMAN piano
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

STRAUSS JR Die Fledermaus Overture
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 25
STRAUSS JR Thunder and Lightning Polka
STRAUSS JR Pizzicato Polka
LEHÁR Gold and Silver Waltz
SUPPÉ Light Cavalry Overture 

Sep 28 - 30, 2012 

RHAPSODY IN BLUE

Comment on this Concert

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor
JEAN-YVES THIBAUDET piano
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

HARBISON Remembering Gatsby: Foxtrot for Orchestra
GERSHWIN Variations on "I Got Rhythm"
GROFÉ Grand Canyon Suite
GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue
ELLINGTON Harlem