Classical, November-June

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

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

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

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. 7: Adelphi Chamber Ensemble at Mahwah Public Library. Program includes Schumann’s Quintet for Piano and Strings in E Flat Major, Op. 44.

Feb. 11: Israel Symphony Orchestra of Beersheva at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown.

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 5: Adelphi Orchestra at Fair Lawn Community Centre Theatre. Program includes Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, BWV 1050; Vivaldi’s Concertos (4) for Violin, Op. 8 no 1-4 “Le quattro stagioni” (The Four Seasons).

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 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: 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 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: Adelphi Orchestra at Fair Lawn Community Centre Theatre. Program includes Sibelius’s Suite for Violin and Strings, Op. 117; Dvorak’s Serenade for Winds in D minor, Op. 44; Dvorak’s Serenade for Strings in E major, Op. 22.

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 1,” 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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