Classical, January-September

Pianist Inon Barnaton performs with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra in Newark, Jan. 3; Red Bank, Jan. 4; and Morristown, Jan. 5.

Jan. 1: New Jersey Festival Orchestra, “Broadway Through the Ages” at Fellowship Cultural Arts Center, Basking Ridge.

Jan. 3: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Xian Zhang, conductor; Inon Barnatan, piano. Smetana’s “The Moldau” from Má vlast; Clara Schumann’s Piano Concerto. Prokofiev’s Selections from Romeo and Juliet.

Jan. 4: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank. Xian Zhang, conductor; Inon Barnatan, piano. Smetana’s “The Moldau” from Má vlast; Clara Schumann’s Piano Concerto. Prokofiev’s Selections from Romeo and Juliet.

Jan. 5: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown. Xian Zhang, conductor; Inon Barnatan, piano. Smetana’s “The Moldau” from Má vlast; Clara Schumann’s Piano Concerto. Prokofiev’s Selections from Romeo and Juliet.
Jan. 5: Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea at Algonquin Arts Theatre, Manasquan.
Jan. 5: The Ulysses Quartet at South Orange Performing Arts Center. Juilliard@SOPAC series.

Jan. 9: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at BergenPAC, Englewood. Xian Zhang, conductor; Eric Wyrick, violin; singers from the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. Program includes Mozart’s Exsultate, jubilate; Violin Concerto No. 4; and Scenes from Don Giovanni.

Jan. 11: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Xian Zhang, conductor; Eric Wyrick, violin; singers from the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. Program includes Mozart’s Exsultate, jubilate; Violin Concerto No. 4; and Scenes from Don Giovanni.
Jan. 11: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at State Theatre, New Brunswick.
Jan. 11: Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass at Sitnik Theatre at Lackland Performing Arts Center, Hackettstown.

Jan. 12: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at State Theatre, New Brunswick. Xian Zhang, conductor; Eric Wyrick, violin; singers from the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. Program includes Mozart’s Exsultate, jubilate; Violin Concerto No. 4; and Scenes from Don Giovanni.
Jan. 12: Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey at Grace Church, Madison. “A Surprise Wassail” with music by Haydn, Mozart and Handel.

Jan. 17: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University. Xian Zhang, conductor; Simon Trpceski, piano. Wagner’s Prelude to Act I of Lohengrin; Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2; Wagner’s The Ring Without Words (arr. Maazel).
Jan. 17: Central Jersey Symphony Orchestra and The Dancers of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy at Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy, Elizabeth. Tchaikovsky’s “Sleeping Beauty.”

Jan. 18: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at State Theatre, New Brunswick. Xian Zhang, conductor; Simon Trpceski, piano. Wagner’s Prelude to Act I of Lohengrin; Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2; Wagner’s The Ring Without Words (arr. Maazel).

Jan. 18-19: Princeton Symphony Orchestra at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University. Program includes Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade; Saad Haddad’s Clarinet Concerto (featuring Kinan Azmeh); Ibert’s Escales (Ports of Call).

Jan. 19: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Xian Zhang, conductor; Simon Trpceski, piano. Wagner’s Prelude to Act I of Lohengrin; Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2; Wagner’s The Ring Without Words (arr. Maazel).
Jan. 19: Bay Atlantic Symphony at Stockton Performing Arts Center, Galloway. Featuring Ruotao Mao, violin, and Genaro Medina, violin. Program includes works by Bach, Tchaikovsky and J. Kimo Williams.

Jan. 25: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at NJPAC, Newark. Xian Zhang, conductor. Lunar New Year Celebration. Program TBA.
Jan. 25: “The Mikado” with the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players and Orchestra at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.
Jan. 25: New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra Salon: Extended Techniques at Stockton Education Center at Morven Museum & Garden, Princeton.

Jan. 26: Classical Mystery Tour: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Martin Herman, conductor.
Jan. 26: Si-Yo Music Society Foundation’s Classically Leonia Benefit Concert for the Leonia High School Music Department, featuring Leonia Chamber Musicians, at Leonia United Methodist Church.
Jan. 26: Adelphi Chamber Ensemble at Teaneck Public Library.

Jan. 30: The 5 Browns at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown.

Jan. 31: Montclair Orchestra at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Montclair. “Concerto Grosso” program with Bach’s Brandenburg Concert No. 2 in F Major and Brandenburg Concert No. 3 in G Major; Alfred Schnittke’s Concerto Grosso No. 1 (with Daniel Khalikov and Quan Yuan, violins); and Stravinsky’s Apollon musagète (1947 version).

Feb. 2: Adelphi Chamber Ensemble at Mahwah Public Library.

Feb. 4: Emanuel Ax, with the Elisabeth Morrow School Orchestra, at BergenPAC, Englewood.

Feb. 7: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank. Screening of “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi” with live music by the orchestra.

Feb. 8: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Screening of “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi” with live music by the orchestra.
Feb. 8: Il Volo at Event Center at Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa, Atlantic City. 
Feb. 8: Shanghai Quartet at Kasser Theater at Montclair State University. Program includes works by Beethoven, Dvorak and Caroline Shaw. Part of Peak Performances series.

Feb. 9: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at State Theatre, New Brunswick. Screening of “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi” with live music by the orchestra.

Feb. 12: Yuja Wang, piano at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.

Feb. 14: Claire Chase, flute at Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theater Center, Princeton.

Feb. 14-15: Grand Band at Kasser Theater at Montclair State University. Part of Peak Performances series.

Feb. 15: Siberian State Symphony Orchestra at State Theatre, New Brunswick.

Feb. 16: National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown.
Feb. 16: Russian Renaissance at Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.
Feb. 16: Daniel Swenberg, lute, at Miller Chapel at Princeton Theological Seminary. All-Bach recital.

Feb. 21: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields with Joshua Bell at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark.

Feb. 27 and March 1: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Christoph König, conductor; Simone Porter, violin. Mozart’s Overtue to The Magic Flute; Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto; Bruckner’s Symphony No. 6.

Feb. 28: Everett Jones, piano, at Grunin Center at Ocean County College, Toms River.

Feb. 28-29: Johann Strauss II’s”Die Fledermaus,” presented by Light Opera of New Jersey at Fellowship Cultural Arts Center, Basking Ridge.

Feb. 29: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at State Theatre, New Brunswick. Christoph König, conductor; Simone Porter, violin. Mozart’s Overtue to The Magic Flute; Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto; Bruckner’s Symphony No. 6.

March 1: Michael Barenboim and West-Eastern Divan Ensemble at State Theatre, New Brunswick.
March 1: Ember Ensemble at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, South Orange.

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 Miller Chapel at Princeton Theological Seminary. All-Bach recital.

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 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 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 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.

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 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 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 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: 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 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 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 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.

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

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