Classical, April-October

Yo-Yo Ma performs with the Silk Road Ensemble at Prudential Hall at NJPAC in Newark, April 8.

April 1, 5 p.m.: All Terrain String Festival: Chiara String Quartet at Kasser Theater at Montclair State University. Works by Jefferson Friedman, Gabriela Lena Frank, and William Bolcom. With The Shanghai Quartet. Presented by the Peak Performances series.
April 1, 8 p.m.: All Terrain String Festival: Arditti Quartet at Kasser Theater at Montclair State University. Bolcom’s Eighth Quartet and, with Eliot Fisk on guitar, the NY/NJ Premiere of Wolfgang Rihm’s Guitar Quartet and Elliott Carter’s String Quartet No. 5, composed for Arditti. The Shanghai Quartet will join the quartet to perform Chaya Czernowin’s Anea Crystal. Part of the Peak Performances series.
April 1: The Oratorio Society of New Jersey at Church of the Immaculate Conception, Montclair. Poulenc’s Stabat Mater and Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms.
April 2: Munich Philharmonic Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Valery Gergiev, conductor; Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano. Program includes Strauss’ Don Juan; Ravel’s Piano Concerto in D for the Left Hand; Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 (“Eroica”).
April 2: All Terrain String Festival: The Shanghai Quartet at Kasser Theater at Montclair State University. World premiere of Willam Bolcom’s 12th Quartet, commissioned by Peak Performances, plus works by Dvorak and Zhou Long.
April 2: Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey at Dolan Hall at College of St. Elizabeth, Morristown. Music by Xian Singhai, Johann Sebastian Bach and Johann Nepomuk Hummel, with pianist Stephen Wu.
April 2: Bravo Amici, benefit for Autism Speaks at Pollak Theatre at Monmouth University, West Long Branch.
April 2: Glassbrook Vocal Ensemble at 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing. “Songs of Love and Light.”
April 7-8: Light Opera of New Jersey: Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville” at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Basking Ridge.
April 7 and 9: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Xian Zhang, conductor; Derek Fenstermacher, tuba; Ying Li and Zitong Wang, piano. Tan Dun, Internet Symphony No. 1, “Eroica”; Vaughan Villiams, Tuba Concerto; Saint-Saëns, Carnival of the Animals; Ravel, Boléro.
April 8: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at State Theatre, New Brunswick. Xian Zhang, conductor; Derek Fenstermacher, tuba; Ying Li and Zitong Wang, piano. Tan Dun, Internet Symphony No. 1, “Eroica”; Vaughan Villiams, Tuba Concerto; Saint-Saëns, Carnival of the Animals; Ravel, Boléro.
April 8: Yo-Yo Ma with The Silk Road Ensemble at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark.
April 8: Sarah Chang at BergenPAC, Englewood.
April 9: Kean University Conservatory of Music: Concert Choir & Chorale at Enlow Hall at Kean University, Union.
April 20: Kean University Conservatory of Music: Symphonic Wind Ensemble & Chamber Winds at Enlow Hall at Kean University, Union.
April 23: Verismo Opera: Giuseppe Verdi’s “Aida” at BergenPAC, Englewood.
April 23: A Salute to the American Choral Tradition at Stockton Performing Arts Center, Galloway. With Stockton Oratorio Society, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Stockton Select Chorale, and Stockton University Chorus.
April 23: Leonia Chamber Musicians Society at All Saints Episcopal Church, Leonia. Featuring the Schubert Trout Quintet.
April 24: South Jersey Area Wind Ensemble at Stockton Performing Arts Center, Galloway.
April 27: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at BergenPAC, Englewood. David Danzmayr, conductor; Stefan Jackiw, violin. Piston, The Incredible Flutist; Prokofiev, Violin Concerto No. 2; Dvorak, Symphony No. 8.
April 27: “Mindfulness With Music” program with violinist Pekka Kuusisto at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University.
April 28-29: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. David Danzmayr, conductor; Stefan Jackiw, violin. Piston, The Incredible Flutist; Prokofiev, Violin Concerto No. 2; Dvorak, Symphony No. 8.
April 29: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center at the Concert Hall at Drew University, Madison. Music of Bartók, Shostakovich and Mozart.
April 29: Harmonium Choral Society: “I’ll Fly Away,” at Grace Episcopal Church, Madison.
April 29: “America Sings!”, featuring the Capital Singers of Trenton at Princeton Abbey. Music from the 1700s to today.
April 29: Cantabile Chamber Chorale with New Brunswick High School Concert Choir at Christ United Methodist Church, Piscataway. “Romance and Rhythm,” featuring music by Brahms, Copland, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Gabriel Fauré, Marco-Adrian Ramos, others.
April 30: “America Sings!”, featuring the Capital Singers of Trenton at Church of the Sacred Heart, Trenton. Music from the 1700s to today.
May 11: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Xian Zhang, conductor; Jennifer Koh, violin. Mozart’s Così fan tutte Overture; Sibelius’ Violin Concerto; Schubert’s Symphony No. 9, “Great.”
May 12: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Richardson Auditorium, Princeton. Xian Zhang, conductor; Jennifer Koh, violin. Mozart’s Così fan tutte Overture; Sibelius’ Violin Concerto; Schubert’s Symphony No. 9, “Great.”
May 13: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank. Xian Zhang, conductor; Jennifer Koh, violin. Mozart’s Così fan tutte Overture; Sibelius’ Violin Concerto; Schubert’s Symphony No. 9, “Great.”
May 13: Allen Krantz, solo guitar at 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing. 
May 14: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at State Theatre, New Brunswick. Xian Zhang, conductor; Jennifer Koh, violin. Mozart’s Così fan tutte Overture; Sibelius’ Violin Concerto; Schubert’s Symphony No. 9, “Great.”
May 20: New Jersey Festival Orchestra: “Battle of the Titans” at Presbyterian Church, Westfield. David Wroe, conductor; Sophia Bacelar, cello. Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme. Mahler: Symphony No. 1 “Titan”
May 20: Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea, “Grand Opera Moments” at Pollak Theatre at Monmouth University, West Long Branch.
May 21: New Jersey Festival Orchestra: “Battle of the Titans” at Concert Hall at Dorothy Young Center for the Performing Arts, Drew University, Madison. David Wroe, conductor; Sophia Bacelar, cello. Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme. Mahler: Symphony No. 1 “Titan.”
June 3-4: Harmonium Choral Society: “There Will come Soft Rains,” at Grace Episcopal Church, Madison.
June 8-9 and 11: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark. Xian Zhang, conductor; Yefim Bronfman, piano. Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2 and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5.
June 10: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank. Xian Zhang, conductor; Yefim Bronfman, piano. Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2 and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5.
Oct. 21: Itzhak Perlman, with pianist Rohan De Silva at BergenPAC, Englewood.
Oct. 28: “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,” film with live music by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark.

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