Classical, September-June

LAWRENCE TSANG

Violinist Ning Feng will perform with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at NJPAC in Newark, Nov. 7 and 9; and the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown, Nov. 19

Sept. 7-8: Well-Strung at Avenel Performing Arts Center.

Sept. 10: The Piano Guys, at State Theatre, New Brunswick.

Sept. 22: Montclair Orchestra at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Montclair. “Arabian Nights” program featuring Rossini’s Overture to Semiramide; Behzad Ranjbaran’s Songs of Eternity (with Gabriella Reyes, soprano); and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade.

Sept. 27: Raffi Besalyan, piano, at Grunin Center at Ocean County College, Toms River. Program includes Franz Liszt’s Mephisto Waltz; Maurice Ravel’s La Valse; Sergei Rachmaninov’s Etude Tableux Op. 39, No. 6, “Red Riding Hood” and George Gershwin’s Three Preludes and Rhapsody in Blue.

Oct. 4: Mike Block and Sandeep Das at Hopewell Theater.

Oct. 11 and 13: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Xian Zhang, conductor. With Women of Newark Voices, conducted by Heather J. Buchanan. Program includes Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1; Sarah Kirkland Snider’s Hiraeth (with film by Mark DeChiazza); Holst’s The Planets — An HD Odyssey (with film).

Oct. 12: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank. With Women of Newark Voices, conducted by Heather J. Buchanan. Program includes Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1; Sarah Kirkland Snider’s Hiraeth (with film by Mark DeChiazza); Holst’s The Planets — An HD Odyssey (with film).
Oct. 12: The Four Italian Tenors at Resorts, Atlantic City.

Oct. 18: Vienna Boys Choir at Enlow Recital Hall at Kean University, Hillside.

Oct. 20: Sir James Galway with Lady Jeanne Galway and Michael McHale at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown.

Oct. 21: Christian Tetzlaff, violin, and Lars Vogt, piano, at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University. Programs include sonatas by Beethoven, Franck and Shostakovich.

Oct. 25: Zee Zee, piano, at Grunin Center at Ocean County College, Toms River.

Oct. 26: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Screening of “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” with live music.

Oct. 27: Munich Philharmonic at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark.

Oct. 31: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at BergenPAC, Englewood. Markus Stenz, conductor; Juho Pohjonen, piano. Program includes Rebel’s “Chaos” from Les élémens; Grieg’s Piano Concerto; Brahms’ Symphony No. 2.

Nov. 1: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Richard Auditorium at Princeton University. Markus Stenz, conductor; Juho Pohjonen, piano. Program includes Rebel’s “Chaos” from Les élémens; Grieg’s Piano Concerto; Brahms’ Symphony No. 2.

Nov. 2: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank. Markus Stenz, conductor; Juho Pohjonen, piano. Program includes Rebel’s “Chaos” from Les élémens; Grieg’s Piano Concerto; Brahms’ Symphony No. 2.

Nov. 3: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Markus Stenz, conductor; Juho Pohjonen, piano. Program includes Rebel’s “Chaos” from Les élémens; Grieg’s Piano Concerto; Brahms’ Symphony No. 2.
Nov. 3: Montclair Orchestra at Central Presbyterian Church, Montclair. “Carnival of the Animals” children’s program with Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals and other orchestral favorites, plus an instrument petting zoo.
Nov. 3: Bay Atlantic Symphony with Min Jin, tenor, and Jason Widney, baritone, at Stockton Performing Arts Center, Galloway. “Viva Italia!” program with music by Verdi, Puccini, Bellini and Rossini.

Nov. 7 and 9: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Xian Zhang, conductor; Ning Feng, violin. Program includes Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio espagnol; Qigang Chen’s La joie de la souffrance for Violin and Orchestra; Saint-Saëns’ Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso; Falla’s Suite No. 2 from The Three-Cornered Hat.

Nov. 10: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown. Xian Zhang, conductor; Ning Feng, violin. Program includes Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio espagnol; Qigang Chen’s La joie de la souffrance for Violin and Orchestra; Saint-Saëns’ Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso; Falla’s Suite No. 2 from The Three-Cornered Hat.

Nov. 16: Itzhak Perlman at BergenPAC, Englewood.

Nov. 17: Matt Haimovitz and Navah Perlman, at State Theatre, New Brunswick. 

Nov. 21: National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton. Program includes Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 (with soloist Olga Kern) and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5.

Nov. 23: Il Divo, “A Holiday Song Celebration” at Etess Arena at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City. 

Nov. 24: National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine with Olga Kern, piano, at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark.

Dec. 1: South Jersey Area Wind Ensemble at Stockton Performing Arts Center, Galloway.

Dec. 5-6 and 8: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Xian Zhang, conductor; George Li, piano. Program includes Anna Clyne’s Within Her Arms; Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3; Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8.

Dec. 6: The Irish Tenors, holiday concert at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown.

Dec. 7: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at State Theatre, New Brunswick. Xian Zhang, conductor; George Li, piano. Program includes Anna Clyne’s Within Her Arms; Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3; Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8.
Dec. 7: Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea at Union County Performing Arts Center, Rahway.

Dec. 8: Trilogy: An Opera Company presents “Sassy” at Victoria Theater at NJPAC, Newark.
Dec. 8: Bay Atlantic Symphony at Campus Center Theatre at Stockton University, Galloway. “Holiday Cheer” concert.

Dec. 10: The Irish Tenors with members of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at BergenPAC, Englewood.

Dec. 11: Vienna Boys Choir at Grunin Center at Ocean County College, Toms River.

Dec. 13: The Tallis Scholars at Richard Auditorium at Princeton University. “Reflections: A Program for the Holiday Season.”
Dec. 13: The Irish Tenors at Scottish Rite Auditorium, Collingswood.

Dec. 15: The Boston Pops at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark.

Dec. 20: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University. Roderick Cox, conductor; Amanda Woodbury, soprano; J’Nai Bridges, mezzo-soprano; Frederick Ballentine, tenor; Douglas Williams, bass-baritone; Montclair State University Singers (conducted by Heather J. Buchanan). Program includes Handel’s Messiah.

Dec. 22: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Newark. Roderick Cox, conductor; Amanda Woodbury, soprano; J’Nai Bridges, mezzo-soprano; Frederick Ballentine, tenor; Douglas Williams, bass-baritone; Montclair State University Singers (conducted by Heather J. Buchanan). Program includes Handel’s Messiah.

Dec. 31: “Salute to Vienna” at State Theatre, New Brunswick.

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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 26: Classical Mystery Tour: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Martin Herman, conductor.

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. 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. 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. 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. 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 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 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 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.”

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

April 25: Itzhak Perlman at State Theatre, New Brunswick.

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.

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 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 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.

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.

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