Classical, August-May

Aug. 2: MidAtlantic Opera Orchestra, conducted by Jason Tramm, with Ronald Naldo, tenor, and Gordon Turk, organ, at Great Auditorium, Ocean Grove.

Aug. 4, 8, 11, 18, 25 and 29: Organist Gordon Turk at Great Auditorium, Ocean Grove.

Aug. 9: The Piano Guys at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown.

Aug. 11: The Piano Guys at Event Center at Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa, Atlantic City.

Aug. 15: Organist Adam Pajan at Great Auditorium, Ocean Grove.

Aug. 18: Bay Atlantic Symphony at Avalon Free Public Library. Music by Beethoven and Mozart.

Aug. 23: Capitol Philharmonic of New Jersey at Mill Hill Park, Trenton. Part of Levitt AMP Trenton Music Series.

Aug. 25: Eli Villanueva’s “The White Bird of Poston” at Grunin Center at Ocean County College, Toms River.

Aug. 26: Bravura Chamber Concert Series, presented by Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra at Monroe Township Senior Center.

Sept. 3: “Holiday Encores” concert with Ronald Naldi, tenor, Kevin Short, bass-baritone, Gordon Turk, organ, and Hugh Sung, piano, at Great Auditorium, Ocean Grove.

Sept. 8: Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea at Great Auditorium, Ocean Grove.

Sept. 15-16: “Carmen” at Axelrod Performing Arts Center, Deal.

Sept. 16: Itzhak Perlman, with pianist Rohan De Silva at State Theatre, New Brunswick.

Sept. 26: Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience, featuring Ramin Djawadi at Prudential Center, Newark.

Sept. 29: Rutgers Symphony Orchestra at Nicholas Music Center at Rutgers University. Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture; Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue”; Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 27. Daniel Epstein, piano.
Sept. 29: Bay Atlantic Symphony with Jason Alexander at Music Box at Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa, Atlantic City.

Sept. 30: Montclair Orchestra at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Montclair. “A Shakespeare Evening.” Program includes A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Overture & Nocturne, Felix Mendelssohn; “Much Ado About Nothing” Suite, Erich Wolfgang Korngold; Macbeth Prelude & Ballet Music, Giuseppe Verdi; Romeo and Juliet, Piotr I. Tchaikovsky.

Oct. 17: The Tenors at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown.

Oct. 20: The Tenors at Music Box at Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa, Atlantic City.

Oct. 27: Rutgers Symphony Orchestra at Nicholas Music Center at Rutgers University. Sarah Kirkland Snider’s “Something for the Dark”; Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp Minor, Op. 1; Sibelius’s Symphony No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 39. Francesco Barfoed, piano.

Oct. 28: Vincenzo Bellini’s “Norma,” presented by Verismo Opera at BergenPAC, Englewood.

Nov. 3: The Mariinsky Orchestra, conducted by Valery Gergiev, with Denis Matsuev, piano at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark.

Nov. 10: Rutgers Symphony Orchestra at Nicholas Music Center at Rutgers University. Ravel’s “Rapsodie Espagnole”; Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K. 216; Boulanger’s “D’un Matin de Printemps” and “D’un Soir Triste”; Debussy’s “La Mer.” Yinbin Qian, violin.

Nov. 11: “Duty, Honor, Country – A Salute to Service: A Hanover Wind Symphony Veterans Day Concert” at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown.

Nov. 14: Rutgers Sinfonia at Nicholas Music Center at Rutgers University. Khachaturian’s Masquerade Suite (excerpts); Bruch’s Violin Concerto in G Minor, Op. 26; Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 17 (“Little Russian”). Jeremy Au, violin

Nov. 17: Center Stage Opera: “The Barber of Seville” at Surflight Theatre, Beach Haven.

Nov. 18: Montclair Orchestra at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Montclair. “Chiaroscuro.” Program includes Ramifications (1968), György Ligeti; Piano Concerto No. 1 in c minor, Op. 35, Dimitri Shostakovich (featuring Gilles Vonsattel, piano); Adagietto from Symphony No. 5, Gustav Mahler; Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op. 48, Piotr I. Tchaikovsky.

Nov. 26: Canadian Brass Holiday Concert at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown.

Nov. 30: Westminster Concert Bell Choir at Grunin Center at Ocean County College, Toms River.

Dec. 1: “A Chanticleer Christmas” at Victoria Theater at NJPAC, Newark.
Dec. 1: Ocean County College Concert Band, “The Sounds of the Season” at Grunin Center at Ocean County College, Toms River.

Dec. 2: Boston Pops on Tour, with conductor Keith Lockhart, at State Theatre, New Brunswick.

Dec. 9:  Trilogy: An Opera Company presents “Scott, Garner, Gray, says Jimmy Baldwin” at Victoria Theater at NJPAC, Newark.

Dec. 13: Vienna Boys Choir at BergenPAC, Englewood.
Dec. 13: The Irish Tenors at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank.

Dec. 14: Canadian Brass, “Christmas Time Is Here” at Grunin Center at Ocean County College, Toms River.

Dec. 31: “Salute to Vienna” New Year’s Eve Concert at State Theatre, New Brunswick.

Jan. 16: National Symphony Orchestra of Romania with Cristian Macelaru, conductor, and Andrei Ionita, cello, at State Theatre, New Brunswick.

Feb. 17: Shanghai Opera Symphony Orchestra at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown.

Feb. 24: Czech National Symphony Orchestra with John Mauceri, conductor, and Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano, at State Theatre, New Brunswick.

Feb. 27: Renée Fleming at State Theatre, New Brunswick.

March 7: Scharoun Ensemble Berlin at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown.

March 10: Montclair Orchestra at Central Presbyterian Church, Montclair. “Lyric.” Program includes Nonet II (2000), Olli Mustonen; Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K. 622, W.A. Mozart (featuring Innhyuck Cho, clarinet); Lyric for Strings (1946), George Walker; and Symphony No. 40 in g minor, K. 550, W.A. Mozart.

March 15: The Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, with Jan Lisiecki, piano, at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark.

March 17: James Galway at State Theatre, New Brunswick.

April 28: Montclair Orchestra at at St Luke’s Episcopal Church, Montclair. “French Connection.” Program includes Symphony No. 60 “Il distratto,” Joseph Haydn; Les nuits d’ete, Hector Berlioz (featuring Yunpeng Wang, baritone); Symphony in C, Georges Bizet.

May 3: “The Mikado,” presented by New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown.

May 4: Ocean County College Band, “An American Salute” at Grunin Center at Ocean County College, Toms River.

May 5:  The Bell Trio, featuring Joshua Bell (violin), Jeremy Denk (piano) and Steven Isserlis (cello), at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark.

May 16: Black Violin at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown.

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