New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark

1 Center Street , Newark, New Jersey 07102

NJPAC in Newark really does have it all—a warm, inviting atmosphere, convenient on-site dining and parking options, spacious lobby areas and superb acoustics for orchestral concerts.

For tickets to NJPAC events not involving the NJSO, call 1.888.466.5722.
For the NJPAC administrative offices, call 973.642.8989.

Directions

Via New Jersey Turnpike
Take the NJ Turnpike to Exit 15W for Rt. 280 W. Follow Rt. 280 to Exit 15A (Rt. 21/Newark). Take McCarter Hwy (Rt. 21) south one half mile and make a right onto Center St. Follow signs for NJPAC parking.

Via Garden State Parkway (North or South)
Take GSP to Exit 145. Exit onto Rt. 280 E to Exit 15. Follow above directions.

Via Rt. 80 and Rt. 280 (From Northwest)
Take Rt. 80 E to Rt. 280 E. Follow above directions.

Via Rt. 78
From Rt. 78 E take Exit 57 and follow signs for Rt. 21 N. Continue on Rt. 21 (McCarter Hwy), and turn left onto Center St. Follow signs for NJPAC Parking.

Parking

Parking is available in two secure surface lots and Military Park Garage.

Save time and money with NJPAC Advance Discount Parking Vouchers! They entitle you to park in NJPAC Lots A, C or Military Park Garage, as space permits. Each voucher is valid for a single performance.

  • Discount Parking Vouchers for the 2019–20 season are $18 each and can be purchased in advance by calling 1.800.ALLEGRO (255.3476). The 2019–20 season vouchers must be used by June 30, 2020.

Public Transportation

Take the Newark Light Rail directly to NJPAC! The Newark Light Rail connects to Broad Street and Newark Penn stations with a direct line to NJPAC. In 10 minutes or less, modern, safe, clean light rail cars will leave you just steps away from hearing the NJSO. The one way fare is $1.60. Learn more about this service.

For information about New Jersey Transit’s rail and bus lines from Manhattan and stations throughout New Jersey, visit www.njtransit.com.

Accessibility

For information on venue accessibility, visit the venue’s website or call NJPAC’s Box Office at 1.888.466.5722. If your venue accessibility question is not answered through the venue, the NJSO would be happy to assist. Call NJSO Patron Services at 1.800.ALLEGRO (255.3476).

Additional information on accessibility at NJSO concerts.

Dining & Drink

Discounts listed below are available for subscribers only. Subscribe Today!

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NICO Kitchen + Bar
NICO Kitchen + Bar, the “Italian without Borders” restaurant concept from celebrated New Jersey chef Ryan DePersio of Fascino & Bar Cara fame, located in Newark at NJPAC. Known for its power lunch weekdays, sophisticated happy hour and contemporary dinner offerings, it also provides a delicious prelude to guests attending performances by offering a value-priced prix fixe menu. Open weekends in conjunction with specific performances. Reservations are recommended.
One Center St., 973.642.1226

  • 10% off when you show your NJSO Subscriber ID Card.

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Tier 3 Café
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark has added a new dining option for performance days—the Tier 3 Café, which is open two hours prior to most NJSO concerts. This Italian-inspired buffet includes a variety of fresh salads and inventive antipasti, delectable pasta dishes, sinful desserts and your choice of non-alcoholic beverage—all for $24 per person, plus tax and gratuity. (Cash bar is also available.) Tier 3 Café is conveniently located in NJPAC’s Ryan Gallery on the Third Tier. Reservations are recommended.
One Center St., 973.297.5124.

  • 10% off when you show your NJSO Subscriber ID Card.

Maize
Eclectic menu featuring contemporary American cuisine.
50 Park Place, in the Robert Treat Hotel, 973.733.2202

  • 10% off food portion of bill. Must show your NJSO Subscriber ID Card to receive discount.

Other nearby options

Nizi Sushi 
28 Central Ave, Newark, NJ 07102


Whole Foods Supermarket cold and hot buffet with a seating area.
633 Broad St, Newark, NJ 07102 (across the street from Military Park Garage)


Starbucks
Broad Street, Newark, NJ 07102 (across the street from Military Park)


To see all restaurants in Downtown Newark, visit Yelp.

Seating Chart

2020–21 Season NJPAC seating charts

Classical Seating in Prudential Hall for Friday, Saturday and Sunday concerts

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Classical Seating in Prudential Hall for Thursday concerts

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Family seating in Victoria Theater

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Upcoming Events

More Info for Lunar New Year Celebration Gala
Jan 25, 2020 - 6:00pm

Lunar New Year Celebration Gala

Galas & Fundraisers

More Info for Lunar New Year Celebration
Jan 25, 2020 - 7:30pm

Lunar New Year Celebration

Festival & Concert

Celebrate the Year of the Rat with us! Join Music Director Xian Zhang and the NJSO for a joyful Lunar New Year concert blending Eastern and Western musical traditions—an unmissable celebration of community and cultural exchange. The evening begins with a pre-concert festival of entertainment and activities in the Prudential Hall lobby.

Performed in Newark
More Info for Classical Mystery Tour: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Jan 26, 2020 - 3:00pm

Classical Mystery Tour: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

2019–20 Pops Season

Beatlemania is back! Relive one of the most iconic albums in rock history as Classical Mystery Tour performs Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band with the NJSO. Hear classic songs from “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” to “When I'm Sixty-Four” to “A Day in the Life”—plus more of the greatest hits from The Beatles’ entire catalogue.

CLASSICAL MYSTERY TOUR
MARTIN HERMAN
conductor

Performed in Newark
More Info for Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in Concert
Feb 8, 2020 - 2:00pm

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in Concert

2019–20 Pops Season

In the spectacular climactic sixth episode of the Star Wars saga, Darth Vader readies the second Death Star to unleash the final blow to the Rebel Alliance. Luke Skywalker joins R2-D2, C-3PO and Princess Leia to free Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt and launch a desperate attack upon the entire Imperial Fleet. Watch the complete film unfold as the NJSO performs John Williams’ legendary score live.

Performed in Red Bank, Newark and New Brunswick
More Info for Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in Concert
Feb 8, 2020 - 7:30pm

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in Concert

2019–20 Pops Season

In the spectacular climactic sixth episode of the Star Wars saga, Darth Vader readies the second Death Star to unleash the final blow to the Rebel Alliance. Luke Skywalker joins R2-D2, C-3PO and Princess Leia to free Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt and launch a desperate attack upon the entire Imperial Fleet. Watch the complete film unfold as the NJSO performs John Williams’ legendary score live.

Performed in Red Bank, Newark and New Brunswick
More Info for Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto
Feb 27, 2020 - 1:30pm

Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto

2019–20 Season

CHRISTOPH KÖNIG conductor
SIMONE PORTER violin

Performed in Newark and New Brunswick
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More Info for Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto
Mar 1, 2020 - 3:00pm

Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto

2019–20 Season

CHRISTOPH KÖNIG conductor
SIMONE PORTER violin

Performed in Newark and New Brunswick
More Info for Beethoven’s Piano Concertos 2, 3 & 4
Mar 21, 2020 - 8:00pm

Beethoven’s Piano Concertos 2, 3 & 4

2019–20 Season—Beethoven’s Birthday Bash

XIAN ZHANG conductor
LOUIS LORTIE piano

Performed in Newark and New Brunswick
More Info for Beethoven’s ‘Eroica’ Symphony
Mar 26, 2020 - 1:30pm

Beethoven’s ‘Eroica’ Symphony

2019–20 Season—Beethoven’s Birthday Bash

XIAN ZHANG conductor
ROBERT WAGNER bassoon

Performed in Newark, Red Bank and Morristown
More Info for Beethoven’s ‘Eroica’ Symphony
Mar 27, 2020 - 8:00pm

Beethoven’s ‘Eroica’ Symphony

2019–20 Season—Beethoven’s Birthday Bash

XIAN ZHANG conductor
ROBERT WAGNER bassoon

Performed in Newark, Red Bank and Morristown
More Info for Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony
Apr 4, 2020 - 8:00pm

Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony

2019–20 Season

HENRIK NÁNÁSI conductor

Performed in Englewood, Newark and New Brunswick
More Info for Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Concert
Apr 18, 2020 - 2:00pm

Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Concert

2019–20 Pops Season

Thirty years after the defeat of the Empire, Luke Skywalker has vanished, and a new threat has risen: The First Order, led by the mysterious Supreme Leader Snoke and his enforcer, Kylo Ren. General Leia Organa’s military force, the Resistance—and unlikely heroes brought together by fate—are the galaxy’s only hope. Experience the complete film with the NJSO performing John Williams’ thrilling score live.

Performed in Red Bank, Newark and New Brunswick
More Info for Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Concert
Apr 18, 2020 - 7:30pm

Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Concert

2019–20 Pops Season

Thirty years after the defeat of the Empire, Luke Skywalker has vanished, and a new threat has risen: The First Order, led by the mysterious Supreme Leader Snoke and his enforcer, Kylo Ren. General Leia Organa’s military force, the Resistance—and unlikely heroes brought together by fate—are the galaxy’s only hope. Experience the complete film with the NJSO performing John Williams’ thrilling score live.

Performed in Red Bank, Newark and New Brunswick
More Info for Brahms, Vivaldi & Beethoven
May 1, 2020 - 8:00pm

Brahms, Vivaldi & Beethoven

2019–20 Season

NICHOLAS MCGEGAN conductor
RUBÉN RENGEL violin
EDUARDO RIOS violin
ADRIANA ROSIN violin
NA-YOUNG BAEK cello

Performed in Newark, New Brunwick and Morristown
More Info for Family: The ‘New World’ Symphony & Beyond!
May 9, 2020 - 2:00pm

Family: The ‘New World’ Symphony & Beyond!

2019–20 Season Family Series

TONG CHEN conductor
RUBÉN RENGEL violin 
NYGEL WITHERSPOON cello

Hear how the rich tapestry of America has inspired music of dizzying diversity—from Dvořák’s first encounters with the “New World,” to Florence Price and more!

Performed in Newark
More Info for Family: The ‘New World’ Symphony & Beyond!
May 9, 2020 - 3:30pm

Family: The ‘New World’ Symphony & Beyond!

2019–20 Season Family Series

TONG CHEN conductor
RUBÉN RENGEL violin 
NYGEL WITHERSPOON cello

Hear how the rich tapestry of America has inspired music of dizzying diversity—from Dvořák’s first encounters with the “New World,” to Florence Price and more!

Performed in Newark
More Info for Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto
May 16, 2020 - 8:00pm

Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto

2019–20 Season

ANDREY BOREYKO conductor
AKIKO SUWANAI violin

Performed in Princeton, Newark and New Brunswick
More Info for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ Part 1 in Concert
May 30, 2020 - 7:30pm

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ Part 1 in Concert

2019–20 Season

The end begins. Harry, Ron and Hermione go hunting for Horcruxes in part one of the epic finale Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsPart 1 in Concert. Relive every harrowing moment as Harry and his friends rush to face Voldemort for the last time, with the full film accompanied by the NJSO in an experience you’ll never forget.

Performed in Newark
More Info for Season Finale: Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24
June 4, 2020 - 1:30pm

Season Finale: Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24

2019–20 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
LOUIS LORTIE piano

Performed in Newark, Princeton and Red Bank
More Info for Season Finale: Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24
June 7, 2020 - 3:00pm

Season Finale: Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24

2019–20 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
LOUIS LORTIE piano

Performed in Newark, Princeton and Red Bank
More Info for Opening Weekend: Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony
Oct 9, 2020 - 7:30pm

Opening Weekend: Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony

Jennifer Koh performs a new violin concerto by Newark’s Tyshawn Sorey.

XIAN ZHANG conductor
JENNIFER KOH violin

Performed in Newark and Red Bank
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More Info for Opening Weekend: Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony
Oct 11, 2020 - 3:00pm

Opening Weekend: Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony

Jennifer Koh performs a new violin concerto by Newark’s Tyshawn Sorey.

XIAN ZHANG conductor
JENNIFER KOH violin

Performed in Newark and Red Bank
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More Info for Zhang Conducts Mozart’s ‘Jupiter’
Oct 17, 2020 - 8:00pm

Zhang Conducts Mozart’s ‘Jupiter’

Also featuring NJSO principal musicians performing concertos!

XIAN ZHANG conductor
BART FELLER flute
JONATHAN SPITZ cello

Performed in Englewood, Princeton, Newark and Morristown
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More Info for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ Part 2 in Concert
Oct 31, 2020 - 2:00pm

Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsPart 2 in Concert

Special Concert—See it on the big screen as the NJSO plays the score live.

In the epic finale to the Harry Potter Film Concert Series, the battle between good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into an all-out war! Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsPart 2 in Concert brings the final chapter to the big screen as the NJSO performs every note of the epic score from Alexandre Desplat. The stakes have never been higher!

Performed in Newark
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More Info for Mozart & Brahms
Nov 5, 2020 - 1:30pm

Mozart & Brahms

Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25 performed by Mexican-born pianist Jorge Federico Osorio.

JUN MÄRKL conductor
JORGE FEDERICO OSORIO piano

Performed in Newark, Princeton, Red Bank and New Brunswick
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More Info for Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
Nov 14, 2020 - 2:00pm

Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

2020–21 Season Family Concert

Performed in Newark
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More Info for Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
Nov 14, 2020 - 3:30pm

Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

2020–21 Season Family Concert

Performed in Newark
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More Info for Jurassic Park in Concert
Nov 28, 2020 - 2:00pm

Jurassic Park in Concert

Special Concert—See it on the big screen as the NJSO plays the score live.

Featuring visually stunning imagery and groundbreaking special effects, the action-packed adventure of Jurassic Park pits man against prehistoric predators in the ultimate battle for survival. Experience this epic film in HD with the NJSO performing John Williams’ iconic score live to picture. Welcome … to Jurassic Park!

Performed in Red Bank, Newark and New Brunswick
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More Info for Jurassic Park in Concert
Nov 28, 2020 - 7:30pm

Jurassic Park in Concert

Special Concert—See it on the big screen as the NJSO plays the score live.

Featuring visually stunning imagery and groundbreaking special effects, the action-packed adventure of Jurassic Park pits man against prehistoric predators in the ultimate battle for survival. Experience this epic film in HD with the NJSO performing John Williams’ iconic score live to picture. Welcome … to Jurassic Park!

Performed in Red Bank, Newark and New Brunswick
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More Info for Beethoven’s Violin Concerto
Dec 4, 2020 - 8:00pm

Beethoven’s Violin Concerto

Featuring the return of violinist Augustin Hadelich.

XIAN ZHANG conductor
AUGUSTIN HADELICH violin

Performed in Newark and New Brunswick
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More Info for Beethoven’s Violin Concerto
Dec 6, 2020 - 3:00pm

Beethoven’s Violin Concerto

Featuring the return of violinist Augustin Hadelich.

XIAN ZHANG conductor
AUGUSTIN HADELICH violin

Performed in Newark and New Brunswick
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More Info for Gershwin’s An American in Paris
Jan 15, 2021 - 8:00pm

Gershwin’s An American in Paris

2021 Winter Festival Week I: Gershwin & the Sounds of America

XIAN ZHANG conductor
TERRENCE WILSON piano
AARON DWORKIN narrator

Performed in Morristown, Newark and New Brunswick
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More Info for Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F
Jan 23, 2021 - 8:00pm

Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F

2021 Winter Festival Week II: Gershwin & the Sounds of America

FABIEN GABEL conductor
AARON DIEHL piano

Performed in Englewood, Newark and New Brunswick
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More Info for The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
Jan 31, 2021 - 3:00pm

The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

2021 Winter Festival Week III: Gershwin & the Sounds of America

XIAN ZHANG conductor
CHRIS KOMER horn
MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY CHOIR | Eric Conway, director

Performed in Princeton, Red Bank and Newark
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More Info for 2021 Lunar New Year Celebration
Feb 6, 2021 - 7:30pm

2021 Lunar New Year Celebration

Special Concert—Celebrate the year of the Ox with the NJSO!

XIAN ZHANG conductor

Performed in Newark
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More Info for Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto
Feb 25, 2021 - 1:30pm

Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto

Gemma New conducts the NJSO premiere of Walton Symphony No. 1

GEMMA NEW conductor
KAREN GOMYO violin

Performed in Newark, New Brunswick and Morristown
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More Info for Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto
Feb 26, 2021 - 8:00pm

Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto

Gemma New conducts the NJSO premiere of Walton Symphony No. 1

GEMMA NEW conductor
KAREN GOMYO violin

Performed in Newark, New Brunswick and Morristown
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More Info for Zhang Conducts Mahler 7
Mar 6, 2021 - 8:00pm

Zhang Conducts Mahler 7

2020–21 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
TOM BORROW piano

Performed in Newark
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More Info for Zhang Conducts Mahler 7
Mar 7, 2021 - 3:00pm

Zhang Conducts Mahler 7

2020–21 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
TOM BORROW piano

Performed in Newark
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More Info for Chopin’s First Piano Concerto
Mar 11, 2021 - 1:30pm

Chopin’s First Piano Concerto

Also featuring Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2, “Little Russian”

XIAN ZHANG conductor
HAOCHEN ZHANG piano

Performed in Newark, Princeton, Red Bank and New Brunswick
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More Info for Star Wars: The Last Jedi in Concert
Mar 20, 2021 - 2:00pm

Star Wars: The Last Jedi in Concert

Special Concert—See it on the big screen as the NJSO plays the score live.

CONSTANTINE KITSOPOULOS conductor

Performed in Red Bank, Newark and New Brunswick
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More Info for Star Wars: The Last Jedi in Concert
Mar 20, 2021 - 7:30pm

Star Wars: The Last Jedi in Concert

Special Concert—See it on the big screen as the NJSO plays the score live.

CONSTANTINE KITSOPOULOS conductor

Performed in Red Bank, Newark and New Brunswick
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More Info for Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony
Apr 8, 2021 - 1:30pm

Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony

Vadim Gluzman returns to perform Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2

MARIO VENZAGO conductor
VADIM GLUZMAN violin

Performed in Newark and Morristown
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More Info for Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony
Apr 10, 2021 - 8:00pm

Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony

Vadim Gluzman returns to perform Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2

MARIO VENZAGO conductor
VADIM GLUZMAN violin

Performed in Newark and Morristown
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More Info for Conrad Tao Plays Tchaikovsky
Apr 29, 2021 - 1:30pm

Conrad Tao Plays Tchaikovsky

Also featuring Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9

JADER BIGNAMINI conductor
CONRAD TAO piano

Performed in Newark and New Brunswick
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More Info for Conrad Tao Plays Tchaikovsky
Apr 30, 2021 - 8:00pm

Conrad Tao Plays Tchaikovsky

Also featuring Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9

JADER BIGNAMINI conductor
CONRAD TAO piano

Performed in Newark and New Brunswick
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More Info for Conrad Tao Plays Tchaikovsky
May 2, 2021 - 3:00pm

Conrad Tao Plays Tchaikovsky

Also featuring Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9

JADER BIGNAMINI conductor
CONRAD TAO piano

Performed in Newark and New Brunswick
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More Info for The Composer Is Dead
May 15, 2021 - 2:00pm

The Composer Is Dead

2020–21 Season Family Concert

A guest actor will take on the famous role of Lemony Snicket—best known for the popular A Series of Unfortunate Events—in the musical mystery The Composer Is Dead, with music by Nathaniel Stookey.

Performed in Newark
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More Info for The Composer Is Dead
May 15, 2021 - 3:30pm

The Composer Is Dead

2020–21 Season Family Concert

A guest actor will take on the famous role of Lemony Snicket—best known for the popular A Series of Unfortunate Events—in the musical mystery The Composer Is Dead, with music by Nathaniel Stookey.

Performed in Newark
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More Info for Alma Deutscher Debuts with the NJSO
May 23, 2021 - 3:00pm

Alma Deutscher Debuts with the NJSO

Special Concert

ALMA DEUTSCHER composer, violin, piano
MICHAEL FRANCIS conductor

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More Info for Joshua Bell Returns
June 10, 2021 - 1:30pm

Joshua Bell Returns

Hear the nation’s most acclaimed violinist perform Bruch’s beautiful Violin Concerto No. 1

XIAN ZHANG conductor
JOSHUA BELL violin

Performed in Newark and Princeton
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More Info for Joshua Bell Returns
June 12, 2021 - 8:00pm

Joshua Bell Returns

Hear the nation’s most acclaimed violinist perform Bruch’s beautiful Violin Concerto No. 1

XIAN ZHANG conductor
JOSHUA BELL violin

Performed in Newark and Princeton
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More Info for Joshua Bell Returns
June 13, 2021 - 3:00pm

Joshua Bell Returns

Hear the nation’s most acclaimed violinist perform Bruch’s beautiful Violin Concerto No. 1

XIAN ZHANG conductor
JOSHUA BELL violin

Performed in Newark and Princeton
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