Classical, March-November

Christoph Konig conducts the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at NJPAC in Newark, March 1.

March 1: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Christoph König, conductor; Simone Porter, violin. Mozart’s Overture to The Magic Flute; Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto; Bruckner’s Symphony No. 6.
March 1: Ember Ensemble at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, South Orange. Works by Judy Collins, Michael Bussewitz-Quarm, Jackson Berkey and others.

March 5: “Ars Vitalis: The Music of Amanda Harberg” at Enlow Recital Hall at Kean University, Hillside.
March 5: Milos, “The Voice of the Guitar,” at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown.

March 8: Montclair Orchestra at Central Presbyterian Church, Montclair. “Ceud Mìle Fàilte” program with Sir Peter Maxwell-Davies’ An Orkney Wedding, With Sunrise; Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy (with Richard Lin, violin); and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3, “Scottish.”

March 12: Sir James Galway at BergenPAC, Englewood.

March 13: Miloš, guitar, at Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.

March 13-14: The Dryden Ensemble: Bach’s St.  John Passion at All Saints’ Church, Princeton. 

March 14: New Jersey Festival Orchestra at Presbyterian Church, Westfield. The Joseph DeAlessandro Memorial Opera Concert featuring Wagner’s Die Walkure, Act 1; and Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci.
March 14: Capital Philharmonic with violinist Lorenzo Mazzamuto at War Memorial, Trenton. “The Coming of Spring” program featuring Mozart’s Eine kleine Nachtmusik, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Tchaikovsky’s Four Seasons (arranged for strings).

March 15: New Jersey Festival Orchestra at The Concert Hall at Drew University, Madison. The Joseph DeAlessandro Memorial Opera Concert featuring Wagner’s Die Walkure, Act 1; and Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci.
March 15: Celtic Chamber Music Concert at Community of St. John the Baptist, Mendham. Works by Turlough O’ Carolan and Casey Rule and traditional ballads, airs, reels, and jigs.
March 15: Mackenzie Melemed, piano, at South Orange Performing Arts Center. Juilliard@SOPAC series.

March 19: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at BergenPAC, Englewood. Xian Zhang, conductor; Louis Lortie, piano. Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor.”

March 20: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University. Xian Zhang, conductor; Louis Lortie, piano. Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor.”
March 20: Riverside Consort and La Spirita Viol Consort at 1867 Sanctuary Arts and Culture Center, Ewing.

March 21: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Xian Zhang, conductor; Louis Lortie, piano. Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2, Piano Concerto No. 3 and Piano Concerto No. 4.

March 22: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at State Theatre, New Brunswick. Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2, Piano Concerto No. 3 and Piano Concerto No. 4.
March 22: Kyung Wha Chung at BergenPAC, Englewood.
March 22: Bay Atlantic Symphony at Stockton Performing Arts Center, Galloway. Featuring Terrence Wilson, piano. Works by Mendelssohn and Beethoven.
March 22: Leonia Chamber Musicians at Presbyterian Church, Leonia. Program includes Beethoven’s Quintet in E Flat for Piano and Winds, Op. 16, and String Quartet, Op. 132 in A Minor.

March 26-27: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Xian Zhang, conductor; Robert Wagner, bassoon. Program includes Rossini’s Overture to Guillaume Tell; Christopher Rouse’s Bassoon Concerto; Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, “Eroica.”

March 28: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank. Xian Zhang, conductor; Robert Wagner, bassoon. Program includes Rossini’s Overture to Guillaume Tell; Christopher Rouse’s Bassoon Concerto; Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, “Eroica.”
March 28: “The Pirates of Penzance” at Stockton Performing Arts Center, Galloway.  Presented by New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players.
March 28: La Fiocco at 1867 Sanctuary Arts and Culture Center, Ewing.

March 29: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown. Xian Zhang, conductor; Robert Wagner, bassoon. Program includes Rossini’s Overture to Guillaume Tell; Christopher Rouse’s Bassoon Concerto; Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, “Eroica.”
March 29: Adelphi Orchestra at Pascack Valley Regional High School, Hillsdale. Jason Tramm, conductor; Leland Ko, cello; Nathan Meltzer, violin; Umi Garrett, piano. “Beethoven at 250” with Leonore Overture, No. 1; Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello, “Triple Concerto”; Symphony No. 3, “Eroica.”
March 29: Monmouth Civic Chorus at First Presbyterian Church of Freehold. “Las Americas: Music From the Americas.” Ariel Ramirez’s Misa Criolla will plus spirituals, hymns, American roots music and more.

April 2: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at BergenPAC, Englewood. Henrik Nánási, conductor. Program includes Bartók’s Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta; and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5.
April 2: Music Conservatory Wind Ensemble at Enlow Recital Hall at Kean University, Hillside.

April 2-5: Kate Soper, “The Romance of the Rose” at Kasser Theater at Montclair State University.Part of Peak Performances series.

April 3: Sonnet, piano duo featuring Mi-Won Kim and Bari Mort, at Grunin Center at Ocean County College, Toms River. Program will include works by Brahms (Hungarian Dances) and Dvorak (Slavonic Dances).

April 4: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Henrik Nánási, conductor. Program includes Bartók’s Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta; and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5.

April 5: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at State Theatre, New Brunswick. Henrik Nánási, conductor. Program includes Bartók’s Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta; and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5.
April 5: Stella Chen, violin, with Jinhee Park, piano, at South Orange Performing Arts Center. Juilliard@SOPAC series.
April 5: Opera at Florham at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison. “Crossing Genres,” devoted to singers who embrace a variety of genres.

Feb. 10: Princeton Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music Series at Monroe Township Library. Featuring Duo Borealis (Mary Bonhag, soprano; and Evan Premo, double bass).

April 17: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” will be screened, with live music by the orchestra.

April 18: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” will be screened, with live music by the orchestra.

April 18-19: “La Traviata” with Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea at Algonquin Arts Theatre, Manasquan.

April 19: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at State Theatre, New Brunswick. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” will be screened, with live music by the orchestra.
April 19: Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey at Grace Church, Madison. “A Surprise Wassail” with music by Haydn, Mozart and Handel.
April 19: Music Conservatory Concert Choir at Enlow Recital Hall at Kean University, Hillside.
April 19: Zachary Grim, guitar, at 1867 Sanctuary Arts and Culture Center, Ewing.

April 24: South Jersey Area Wind Ensemble at Stockton Performing Arts Center, Galloway.

April 25: Itzhak Perlman at State Theatre, New Brunswick.
April 25: Adelphi Chamber Ensemble at River Edge Public Library.
April 25: Oratorio Society of New Jersey at Church of the Immaculate Conception, Montclair. Program includes Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis.

April 26: Montclair Orchestra at Central Presbyterian Church, Montclair. “Emerging Voices” program with Mozart’s Così fan tutte, Act I Finale, with Matthew Rose, bass, and Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artists.
April 26: Central Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Presbyterian Church, Morristown. Program includes Beethoven’s  Mass in C (excerpts) and Symphony No. 9.
April 26: Princeton Symphony Orchestra at Monroe Township High School. Program features Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C Major, Mozart’s Symphony No. 29 in A Major and more.

April 27: Music Conservatory Percussion Ensemble at Wilkins Theatre at Kean University, Union.

May 1: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Nicholas McGegan, conductor; Rubén Rengel, Eduardo Rios and Adriana Rosin, violins; Na-Young Baek, cello. Program includes Brahms’ Variations on a Theme by Haydn; Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Violins in B-flat Major, RV 529, Concerto for Violin and Cello in B-flat Major, RV 547 and Concerto for Three Violins in F Major, RV 551; and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2.
May 1: Riverview Consort, “May Day Madrigals for Five Voyces” at 1867 Sanctuary Arts and Culture Center, Ewing.

May 2: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at State Theatre, New Brunswick. Nicholas McGegan, conductor; Rubén Rengel, Eduardo Rios and Adriana Rosin, violins; Na-Young Baek, cello. Program includes Brahms’ Variations on a Theme by Haydn; Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Violins in B-flat Major, RV 529, Concerto for Violin and Cello in B-flat Major, RV 547 and Concerto for Three Violins in F Major, RV 551; and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2.

May 3: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown. Nicholas McGegan, conductor; Rubén Rengel, Eduardo Rios and Adriana Rosin, violins; Na-Young Baek, cello. Program includes Brahms’ Variations on a Theme by Haydn; Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Violins in B-flat Major, RV 529, Concerto for Violin and Cello in B-flat Major, RV 547 and Concerto for Three Violins in F Major, RV 551; and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2.
May 3: Handel’s Rodelinda with The English Concert at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton. Featuring soloists Lucy Crowe, Iestyn Davies, and Anthony Roth Costanzo.
May 3: “A Beethoven 250th Year Celebration” at Margaret Williams Theatre at New Jersey City University, Jersey City. With NJCU Concert Chorale and Orchestra and Oratorio Choir of West Side Presbyterian Church in Ridgewood. Program includes Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony (“Ode to Joy”).
May 3: Bay Atlantic Symphony at Stockton Performing Arts Center, Galloway. Featuring Junhong Kuang, guitar. Music by Rodrigo, Bartok and Bizet.

May 8: Adelphi Orchestra at River Dell Middle School, River Edge. Richard Owen, conductor. “Homeland Celebrations” with Debussy’s Nocturnes; Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47.
May 8: Liz Hogg, guitar, at 1867 Sanctuary Arts and Culture Center, Ewing.

May 9: New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra Salon: Life/Death at Stockton Education Center at Morven Museum & Garden, Princeton.

May 13: Igor Levit, piano at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.

May 15: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University. Andrey Boreyko, conductor; Akiko Suwanai, violin. Program includes Mason Bates’ Attack Decay Sustain Release; Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto; Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10. 

May 16: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Andrey Boreyko, conductor; Akiko Suwanai, violin. Program includes Mason Bates’ Attack Decay Sustain Release; Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto; Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10. 

May 17: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at State Theatre, New Brunswick. Andrey Boreyko, conductor; Akiko Suwanai, violin. Program includes Mason Bates’ Attack Decay Sustain Release; Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto; Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10.
May 17: Ember Ensemble at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, South Orange.
May 17: Violinists George Meyer and Suliman Tekalli at United Methodist Church, New Brunswick.

May 30: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1” will be screened with live music  by the orchestra.
May 30: New Jersey Festival Orchestra at First United Methodist Church, Westfield. “Russian Nights,” featuring Smetana’s “The Moldau” from Má vlast, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2, and Rimsky Korsakov’s Scheherazade.
May 30: Adelphi Orchestra with Ars Musica Chorale at Westside Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood. “Romantic Revolutionaries” featuring Beethoven’s Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt, Op. 112 (Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage); 
Berlioz’s Messe Solennelle.
May 30: Barbara Quntiliani, soprano, at First Presbyterian Church, Cape May.

May 31: New Jersey Festival Orchestra at The Concert Hall at Drew University, Madison. “Russian Nights,” featuring Smetana’s “The Moldau” from Má vlast, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2, and Rimsky Korsakov’s Scheherazade.
May 31: Opera at Florham International Vocal Competition at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison.
May 31: Monmouth Civic Chorus at The Parish of St. Mary, Colts Neck. Handel’s “Israel in Egypt.”

June 4 and 7: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Xian Zhang, conductor; Louis Lortie, piano. Program includes Beethoven’s Egmont Overture; Mozart’s Piano Concerto Nov. 24; Stravinsky’s Divertimento from The Fairy’s Kiss; and Bartók’s Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin.

June 5: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University. Xian Zhang, conductor; Louis Lortie, piano. Program includes Beethoven’s Egmont Overture; Mozart’s Piano Concerto Nov. 24; Stravinsky’s Divertimento from The Fairy’s Kiss; and Bartók’s Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin.

June 6: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank. Xian Zhang, conductor; Louis Lortie, piano. Program includes Beethoven’s Egmont Overture; Mozart’s Piano Concerto Nov. 24; Stravinsky’s Divertimento from The Fairy’s Kiss; and Bartók’s Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin.
June 6: La Fiocco at 1867 Sanctuary Arts and Culture Center, Ewing.

Sept. 19: Emily Waller, soprano and Graeme Burgan, piano at 1867 Sanctuary Arts and Culture Center, Ewing.

Nov. 21: Verdi’s “La Traviata” at Surflight Theatre, Beach Haven.

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