Classical, October-June

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JUERGEN FRANK

Jennifer Koh performs with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra in Newark, Oct. 9 and 11; and Red Bank, Oct. 10.

Oct. 9 and 11: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Xian Zhang, conductor; Jennifer Koh, violin. Beethoven’s Symphony Nov. 7 and Wellington’s Victory; Tyshawn Sorey’s Work for Violin and Orchestra.

Oct. 10: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank. Xian Zhang, conductor; Jennifer Koh, violin. Beethoven’s Symphony Nov. 7 and Wellington’s Victory; Tyshawn Sorey’s Work for Violin and Orchestra.

Oct. 15: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at BergenPAC, Englewood. Xian Zhang, conductor; Bart Feller, flute; Jonathan Spitz, cello. Program includes Mozart’s Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter”; Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto No. 1; Nielsen’s Flute Concerto.

Oct. 16: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University. Xian Zhang, conductor; Bart Feller, flute; Jonathan Spitz, cello. Program includes Mozart’s Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter”; Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto No. 1; Nielsen’s Flute Concerto.

Oct. 17: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Xian Zhang, conductor; Bart Feller, flute; Jonathan Spitz, cello. Program includes Mozart’s Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter”; Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto No. 1; Nielsen’s Flute Concerto.

Oct. 17-18: Princeton Symphony Orchestra at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University. Rossen Milanov, conductor; Pablo Ferrández, cello. Program includes Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in G. Minor, K. 550; Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op.33; Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite.

Oct. 18: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown. Xian Zhang, conductor; Bart Feller, flute; Jonathan Spitz, cello. Program includes Mozart’s Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter”; Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto No. 1; Nielsen’s Flute Concerto.

Oct. 21: Eric Wyrick, violin, and Drew Petersen, piano at Concert Hall at Drew University, Madison. Program includes Mozart’s Piano Sonatas, Nos. 1-4.

Oct. 23: Adelphi Orchestra at River Dell Middle School, River Edge.

Oct. 26: Daniil Trifonov, piano, at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.

Nov. 5: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Jun Märkl, conductor; Jorge Federico Osorio, piano. Program includes Brahms’ Symphony No. 3; Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25; Schumann’s Overture to Genoveva.

Nov. 6: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University. Jun Märkl, conductor; Jorge Federico Osorio, piano. Program includes Brahms’ Symphony No. 3; Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25; Schumann’s Overture to Genoveva.

Nov. 7: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank. Jun Märkl, conductor; Jorge Federico Osorio, piano. Program includes Brahms’ Symphony No. 3; Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25; Schumann’s Overture to Genoveva.

Nov. 8: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at State Theatre, New Brunswick. Jun Märkl, conductor; Jorge Federico Osorio, piano. Program includes Brahms’ Symphony No. 3; Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25; Schumann’s Overture to Genoveva.

Nov. 14: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. 

Nov. 14-15: Princeton Symphony Orchestra at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University. Nell Flanders, conductor; Elina Vähälä, violin. Program includes Stravinsky’s The Firebird Suite (1919); Mussorgsky’s Prelude to Khovanshchina (Dawn Over the Moscow River) (orch. Rimsky-Korsakov); Sibelius’ Violin Concert in D Minor, Op. 47; Andreia Pinto Correia’s Ciprés.

Nov. 17: Bach’s St. Matthew Passion at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton. With the Gächinger Kantorei, Orchestra Bach-Collegium & Soloists of the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart. Hans-Christoph Rademann, conductor; Patrick Grahl, tenor; Marie Henriette Reinhold, mezzo-soprano; Benedikt Kristjansson, tenor; Peter Harvey, bass; Krešimir Stražanac, bass.

Nov. 18: Eric Wyrick, violin, and Alan Feinberg, piano at Concert Hall at Drew University, Madison. Beethoven’s Violin Sonatas Nos. 5-7.

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

Nov. 22: Adelphi Chamber Ensemble at Community of St. John the Baptist, Mendham.

Nov. 27: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank. “Jurassic Park” will be shown with the NJSO performing John Williams’ score.

Nov. 28: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. “Jurassic Park” will be shown with the NJSO performing John Williams’ score.

Nov. 29: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at State Theatre, New Brunswick. “Jurassic Park” will be shown with the NJSO performing John Williams’ score.

Dec. 4 and 6: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Xian Zhang, conductor; Augustin Hadelich, violin. Beethoven’s Violin Concerto; Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra; Jessie Montgomery’s Starburst.

Dec. 5: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at State Theatre, New Brunswick. Xian Zhang, conductor; Augustin Hadelich, violin. Beethoven’s Violin Concerto; Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra; Jessie Montgomery’s Starburst.

Dec. 10: Vienna Boys Choir at BergenPAC, Englewood.

Dec. 13: Seong-Jin Cho, piano, at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Program includes Liszt’s Piano Sonata in B minor; Berg’s Piano Sonata, Op. 1; Chopin’s Scherzos Op. 20 and Op. 31; Schumann’s Humoresque, Op. 20.

Dec. 16: Eric Wyrick, violin, and Simone Dinnerstein, piano, at Concert Hall at Drew University, Madison. Beethoven’s Violin Sonatas Nov. 8-10.

Dec. 17: Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University.

Dec. 18: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University. Ruth Reinhardt, conductor; Montclair State University Singers (Heather J. Buchanan, conductor). Handel’s Messiah.

Dec. 20: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Newark. Ruth Reinhardt, conductor; Montclair State University Singers (Heather J. Buchanan, conductor). Handel’s Messiah.

Dec. 31: “Salute to Vienna” with Strauss Symphony of America (Oliver Ostermann, conductor), soprano Katarzyna Dondalska, tenor Brian Cheney, and dancers from Europaballett St.Pölten and international champion ballroom dancers at State Theatre, New Brunswick.

Jan. 9-10: Princeton Symphony Orchestra at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University. Rossen Milanov, conductor; Alexander Gavrylyuk, piano. Program includes Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73; Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26; George Walker’s Lyric for Strings.

Jan. 15: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Xian Zhang, conductor; Terrence Wilson, piano; Aaron Dworkin, narrator. Program includes Gershwin’s An American in Paris, “I Got Rhythm” Variations for Piano and Orchestra and Three Preludes for Solo Piano; Coleridge-Taylor and Aaron Dworkin’s The American Rhapsody; Weill’s Suite from The Threepenny Opera.

Jan. 16: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at State Theatre, New Brunswick. Xian Zhang, conductor; Terrence Wilson, piano; Aaron Dworkin, narrator. Program includes Gershwin’s An American in Paris, “I Got Rhythm” Variations for Piano and Orchestra and Three Preludes for Solo Piano; Coleridge-Taylor and Aaron Dworkin’s The American Rhapsody; Weill’s Suite from The Threepenny Opera.

Jan. 17: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown. Xian Zhang, conductor; Terrence Wilson, piano; Aaron Dworkin, narrator. Program includes Gershwin’s An American in Paris, “I Got Rhythm” Variations for Piano and Orchestra and Three Preludes for Solo Piano; Coleridge-Taylor and Aaron Dworkin’s The American Rhapsody; Weill’s Suite from The Threepenny Opera.

Jan. 21: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at BergenPAC, Englewood. Fabien Gabel, conductor; Aaron Diehl, piano. Program includes Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story; Ellington’s Harlem; Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F; Herrmann’s Suite from Vertigo.

Jan. 23: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Fabien Gabel, conductor; Aaron Diehl, piano. Program includes Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story; Ellington’s Harlem; Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F; Herrmann’s Suite from Vertigo.

Jan. 24: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at State Theatre, New Brunswick. Fabien Gabel, conductor; Aaron Diehl, piano. Program includes Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story; Ellington’s Harlem; Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F; Herrmann’s Suite from Vertigo.

Jan. 28: Leif Ove Andsnes, piano at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton. Program includes Schumann’s Carnaval, Op.9, and works by Janacek and Bartok.

Jan. 29: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University. Xian Zhang, conductor; Chris Komer, horn; Morgan State University Choir (Eric Conway, director). Program includes Gershwin’s Selections from Porgy and Bess; Jazz French Horn Concerto with movements by Paquito D’Rivera, Vivian Li, Christian McBride and Gary Morgan.

Jan. 30: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank. Xian Zhang, conductor; Chris Komer, horn; Morgan State University Choir (Eric Conway, director). Program includes Gershwin’s Selections from Porgy and Bess; Jazz French Horn Concerto with movements by Paquito D’Rivera, Vivian Li, Christian McBride and Gary Morgan.
Jan. 30: Mariinsky Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark.

Jan. 31: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Xian Zhang, conductor; Chris Komer, horn; Morgan State University Choir (Eric Conway, director). Program includes Gershwin’s Selections from Porgy and Bess; Jazz French Horn Concerto with movements by Paquito D’Rivera, Vivian Li, Christian McBride and Gary Morgan.

Feb. 6: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Xian Zhang, conductor. 2021 Lunar New Year Celebration.

Feb. 7: Jeremy Denk, piano with Les Violons du Roy Chamber Orchestra at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.

Feb. 24: Christine Goerke, soprano with Martin Martineau, piano at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton. Program includes Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder and works by Strauss, Brahms and Berg.

Feb. 25-26: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Gemma New, conductor; Karen Gomyo, violin. Program includes Walton’s Symphony No. 1; Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto; Thomas Adès’ New Work.

Feb. 27: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at State Theatre, New Brunswick. Gemma New, conductor; Karen Gomyo, violin. Program includes Walton’s Symphony No. 1; Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto; Thomas Adès’ New Work.

Feb. 28: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown. Gemma New, conductor; Karen Gomyo, violin. Program includes Walton’s Symphony No. 1; Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto; Thomas Adès’ New Work.

March 6-7: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Xian Zhang, conductor; Tom Borrow, piano. Mahler’s Symphony No. 7; Mozart’s Piano Concert No. 20.
March 6-7: Princeton Symphony Orchestra at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University. Rossen Milanov, conductor; Aleander Boldachev, harp. Program includes Tchaikovsky’s Manfred: Symphony in Four Scenes (After the Dramatic Poem by Byron); and Reinhold Glière’s Harp Concerto in E-flat Major, Op. 74.

March 11: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Xian Zhang, conductor; Haochen Zhang, piano. Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2, “Little Russian”; Chopin’s Piano Concert No. 1; Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite No. 1.

March 12: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University. Xian Zhang, conductor; Haochen Zhang, piano. Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2, “Little Russian”; Chopin’s Piano Concert No. 1; Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite No. 1.

March 13: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank. Xian Zhang, conductor; Haochen Zhang, piano. Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2, “Little Russian”; Chopin’s Piano Concert No. 1; Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite No. 1.

March 14: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at State Theatre, New Brunswick. Xian Zhang, conductor; Haochen Zhang, piano. Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2, “Little Russian”; Chopin’s Piano Concert No. 1; Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite No. 1.

March 19: 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.

March 20: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” will be screened, with live music by the orchestra.

March 21: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at State Theatre, New Brunswick. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” will be screened, with live music by the orchestra.

April 2: Simone Dinnerstein, piano, and Pam Tanowitz Dance, “New Work for Goldberg Variations” at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.

April 8 and 10: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Mario Venzago, conductor; Vadim Gluzman, violin. Program includes Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5; Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2; Gluck’s Selections From Armide.

April 9: Philadelphia Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark.

April 11: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown. Mario Venzago, conductor; Vadim Gluzman, violin. Program includes Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5; Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2; Gluck’s Selections From Armide.

April 13: Mark Padmore, tenor and Mitsuko Uchida, piano at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton. Program includes Schumann’s Liederkreis, Op. 39, and Dichterliebe, Op.48.

April 18: “Piano Battle” featuring Andreas Kern and Paul Cibis at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown.

April 29-30 and May 2: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Jader Bignamini, conductor; Conrad Tao, piano. Program includes Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concert No. 1; Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9; Conrad Tao’s Spoonfuls for Piano and Orchestra.

May 1: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at State Theatre, New Brunswick. Jader Bignamini, conductor; Conrad Tao, piano. Program includes Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concert No. 1; Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9; Conrad Tao’s Spoonfuls for Piano and Orchestra.

May 1-2: “La Traviata” with Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea at Algonquin Arts Theatre, Manasquan.

May 6: Itzhak Perlman, violin, 75th Birthday Celebration, with Rohan Da Silva, piano, at State Theatre, New Brunswick.
May 6: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at West Side Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood. Xian Zhang, conductor; Brennan Sweet, violin; Elzbieta Weyman, viola; Kathleen Nester, piccolo. Program includes Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4, “Italian”; Vivaldo’s Piccolo Concerto in C Major; Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola; Rossini’s Overture to L’italiana in Algeri.

May 7: Adelphi Orchestra at River Dell Middle School, River Edge.

May 8: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank. Xian Zhang, conductor; Brennan Sweet, violin; Elzbieta Weyman, viola; Kathleen Nester, piccolo. Program includes Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4, “Italian”; Vivaldo’s Piccolo Concerto in C Major; Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola; Rossini’s Overture to L’italiana in Algeri.

May 8-9: Princeton Symphony Orchestra at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University. Rossen Milanov, conductor; Simone Porter, violin. Program includes Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92; Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35; Sibelius’ Valse Triste, Op. 44, No. 1.

May 9: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at State Theatre, New Brunswick. Xian Zhang, conductor; Brennan Sweet, violin; Elzbieta Weyman, viola; Kathleen Nester, piccolo. Program includes Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4, “Italian”; Vivaldo’s Piccolo Concerto in C Major; Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola; Rossini’s Overture to L’italiana in Algeri.

May 22: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank. Alma Deutscher, violin and piano; Michael Francis, conductor.

May 23: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Alma Deutscher, violin and piano; Michael Francis, conductor.

June 5: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Screening of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2,” with the NJSO playing Alexandre Desplat’s score live.

June 10 and 12-13: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Xian Zhang, conductor; Joshua Bell, violin. Program includes Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5; Block’s Baal Shem for Violin and Orchestra; Bruch’s Violin Concert No. 1; Rene Orth’s Chasing Light.

June 11: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University. Xian Zhang, conductor; Joshua Bell, violin. Program includes Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5; Block’s Baal Shem for Violin and Orchestra; Bruch’s Violin Concert No. 1; Rene Orth’s Chasing Light.

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