Art Is Essential
The triumphant return of live performances by your New Jersey Symphony, now on demand!
Art Is Essential showcases the New Jersey Symphony’s 2021–22 opening-weekend concert at NJPAC on October 10, 2021. Music Director Xian Zhang conducts a celebratory program that features the world premiere of Michael Abels’ Emerge and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7. Resident Artistic Catalyst Daniel Bernard Roumain also joins the orchestra as featured soloist of his own Voodoo Violin Concerto.
The film won a Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Award for Arts – Long Form Content (single program).
Andrew Bove director
Toni Dolce producer
Tim Martyn audio producer
Jennifer Nulsen recording engineer
John Kosmaczewski jib operator
Michael Barry camera operator
Max Bayarsky camera operator
Damon Bundschuh camera operator
Victor Lazaro camera operator
Michael Pruitt Bruun camera operator
Luna Burns assistant camera
Deandre Desir score reader
Burke Wilmore lighting designer
Video capture, editing and post-production was done by Purple Critter Media, with live audio recording produced by Phoenix Audio.
Xian Zhang conductor
Daniel Bernard Roumain violin
New Jersey Symphony
Michael Abels Emerge (New Jersey Symphony Co-Commission)
Daniel Bernard Roumain Voodoo Violin Concerto
Beethoven Symphony No. 7
Production of this digital concert is made possible by the Digital Production Programming Fund with major support from Ellen and Phil Neches.
Bank of America was proud to sponsor the New Jersey Symphony Resident Artistic Catalyst during the 2021–22 season. Daniel Bernard Roumain as Resident Artistic Catalyst is made possible in part by Judith Musser.