Classical, March-November

Viola player Brett Deubner performs with the Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra, March 17 at Bloomfield Middle School.

March 2: Rutgers Wind Ensemble: “Childhood Remembrances” at Nicholas Music Center at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Mid-Atlantic Wind Band Festival Closing Gala Concert featuring Grainger’s “Lads of Wamphray March,” Turnbull’s “Scenes from Childhood” and Barnes’s Third Symphony: “The Tragic,” Op. 89.

March 2-3: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Hans Graf, conductor; Jeffrey Kahane, piano. Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4; Ravel’s Le tombeau de Couperin; Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 1.

March 3: The Brass Project Pops at Bickford Theatre at Morris Museum, Morris Township.
March 3: Adelphi Chamber Ensemble at Teaneck Public Library.
March 3: Leonia Chamber Musicians Society at All Saints Episcopal Church, Leonia. “March Winds,” featuring Theresa Norris, flute; Marsha Heller, oboe; Atsuko Sato, bassoon; Norman Weiss, piano.  Program includes compositions by Norman Weiss, Madeline Dring, Juan Antonio Orrego-Salas and Heitor Villa-Lobos.
March 3: “Quintessential Quintets” at Music at Bunker Hill, Sewell. Daniel Phillips, violin; Catherine Cho, violin; Toby Appel, viola; William Frampton, viola; Marcy Rosen, cello. Program includes Beethoven’s String Quintet no. 2 in C Major, op. 29; Dvořák’s String Quintet no. 1 in E flat Major, op. 97.
March 3: Bruk-Hoffmann Duo, “Music for Royalty” at Richard H. Shindell Choral Hall at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Karina Bruk and Paul Hoffmann, pianos. Program includes Brahms’s Sonata for Two Pianos in F Minor, Op. 34b; Scriabin’s Fantasy for Two Pianos in A Minor, Op. posth.; Glière’s Six Morceaux pour 2 Pianos, Op. 41; Ravel’s “Pavane pour une infante défunte”; Ippolitov-Ivanov’s “March of the Sardar” from Caucasian Sketches.

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

March 7-8: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Jun Märkl, conductor; Ingrid Fliter, piano. Debussy’s La mer and Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune; Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1; Britten’s Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes.

March 8: Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra at West Side Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood. Stephen Culbertson conducts. “All You Need Is Love” program includes Tchaikovsky’s Fantasy Overture to Romeo and Juliet; Richard Wagner’s Prelude to Tristan and Isolde; Gershwin’s Overture to Girl Crazy; and Beatles Fantasy (with violinist Lindsay Deutsch).

March 8-9: Princeton University Orchestra, conducted by Michael Pratt, at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University. Featured performers include Haeun Jung and violist Katie Liu in Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra in E-flat major, K. 364; clarinetist Hanson Kang in Jean Francaix’s Clarinet Concerto; guest conductor Lou Chen in Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80. Program also includes Maurice Ravel’s Ma Mere l’Oye (Mother Goose) Suite,

March 9: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank. Jun Märkl, conductor; Ingrid Fliter, piano. Debussy’s La mer and Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune; Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1; Britten’s Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes.
March 9: Capital Philharmonic at War Memorial, Trenton. Featuring Cheryl Cunningham on harp. Program includes George Frideric Handel’s Concerto grosso, op. 6, no. 1; Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Greensleeves; Maurice Ravel’s Introduction & Allegro; Claude Debussy’s Dances Sacred and Profane; Gustav Holst’s St. Paul’s Suite.
March 9: The Celtic Tenors at Newton Theater.
March 9: Rutgers Symphony Orchestra at Nicholas Music Center at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. With Jae Hee Min, piano. Program includes Angélica Negrón’s “What Keeps Me Awake,” Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A Minor, Strauss’s Symphonia Domestica, Op. 53.
March 9: Sound Installation/Concert at Princeton University Chapel with Princeton Laptop Orchestra, RAGE Thormbones trombone duo, organist Eric Plutz and members of the Princeton University Chapel Choir.

March 10: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at State Theatre, New Brunswick. Jun Märkl, conductor; Ingrid Fliter, piano. Debussy’s La mer and Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune; Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1; Britten’s Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes.
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 10: Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano, at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University.
March 10: Arcadian Trio at Playhouse 22, East Brunswick.

March 12: Rutgers Symphonic Winds and Rutgers Symphony Band, “A Concert in the Park” at Nicholas Music Center at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Music of Edwin Franko Goldman.

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.
March 17: The Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Israel Herman,with guest viola player Brett Deubner, at Bloomfield Middle School. Program includes Gustav Holst’s Somerset Rhapsody; Cecil Forsyth’s Viola Concerto in G minor; and Charles Gounod’s Symphony No. 1 in D minor.
March 17: “Carmina Burana” at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University. Presented by Princeton Pro Musica and Roxey Ballet.
March 17: Ansonia Quartet at South Orange Performing Arts Center. Juilliard@SOPAC series.
March 17: Bay Atlantic Symphony at StocktonPAC, Galloway. Program includes music by Berlioz and Brahms.

March 18: Jan Lisiecki, piano at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton. “Night Music,” featuring Ravel’s Gaspard de la Nuit, Schumann’s Nachtstucke Op.23, and Chopin’s Scherzo No. 1 in B.
March 18: Princeton Symphony Orchestra Chamber Series at Monroe Township Library.

March 22: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University. Xian Zhang, conductor; Johannes Moser, cello. Program includes Brahms’ Symphony No. 4; Andrew Norman’s Cello Concerto; Schumann’s Konzertstuck for Four Horns.

March 23: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Xian Zhang, conductor; Johannes Moser, cello. Program includes Brahms’ Symphony No. 4; Andrew Norman’s Cello Concerto; Schumann’s Konzertstuck for Four Horns.

March 24: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown. Xian Zhang, conductor; Johannes Moser, cello. Program includes Brahms’ Symphony No. 4; Andrew Norman’s Cello Concerto; Schumann’s Konzertstuck for Four Horns.

March 31: Adelphi Orchestra at Pascack Valley High School, Hillsdale. Jason Tramm, conductor; Drew Peterson, piano. Program includes works by Beethoven and Brahms.

April 5 and 7: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Xian Zhang, conductor; Amjad Ali Khan, sarod; Amaan Ali Bangash, sarod; and Ayaan Ali Bangash, sarod. Program includes Amjad Ali Khan’s Samaagam: A Concerto for Sarod, Concertante Group and String Orchestra; Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade.

April 6: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at State Theatre, New Brunswick. Xian Zhang, conductor; Amjad Ali Khan, sarod; Amaan Ali Bangash, sarod; and Ayaan Ali Bangash, sarod. Program includes Amjad Ali Khan’s Samaagam: A Concerto for Sarod, Concertante Group and String Orchestra; Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade.
April 6: Dryden Ensemble at Trinity Episcopal Church, Solebury. The Mardi Considine Spring Concert with music for oboe and strings by Castello, Vivaldi, Albinoni, Biber and Bach.
April 6: Shanghai Quartet with Haochen Zhang, piano, at Kasser Theater at Montclair State University. Part of Peak Performances series. Program includes Bright Sheng’s Dance Capriccio and the Brahms Piano Quintet in F minor, op. 34.

April 6-7: “Carmina Burana” at Axelrod Performing Arts Center, Deal. Presented by Monmouth Civic Chorus and Roxey Ballet.

April 7: 2Cellos at Cure Insurance Arena, Trenton.
April 7: Dryden Ensemble at Miller Chapel on the Theological Seminary campus, Princeton. The Mardi Considine Spring Concert with music for oboe and strings by Castello, Vivaldi, Albinoni, Biber and Bach.

April 8: Princeton Symphony Orchestra Chamber Series, “Chamber Music for Winds” at Monroe Township Library.

April 9: The Beethoven Sonatas for Violin and Piano: The Great Kreutzer at Nicholas Music Center at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Todd Phillips, violin; and Rachel Yunkyung Choo, piano. Program includes Beethoven’s Op. 30, No. 1 in A Major; Op. 12, No. 3 in E-flat Major; and Op. 47 in A Major (“Kreutzer”). T

April 10: The Spring Quartet featuring Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano, Esperanza Spalding and Leonardo Genovese at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.

April 12: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank. Stuart Chafetz, conductor. The orchestra will play the score to “Mary Poppins” live, as the movie screens.

April 12-13: Light Opera of New Jersey presents Mozart’s at St Mark’s Episcopal Church, Basking Ridge.

April 13: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Stuart Chafetz, conductor. The orchestra will play the score to “Mary Poppins” live, as the movie screens.
April 13: Opera Theater Rutgers: Britten’s Albert Herring at Nicholas Music Center at Rutgers University, New Brunswick.

April 14: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at State Theatre, New Brunswick. Stuart Chafetz, conductor. The orchestra will play the score to “Mary Poppins” live, as the movie screens.
April 14: “The Human Need for Melody” at Music at Bunker Hill, Sewell. Debra Lew Harder, piano. Program includes Bach’s Concerto in the Italian Style BWV 971; Miyagi’s The Sea in Spring; Beethoven’s ​Sonata in A Major, Op. 101; ​Joplin’s Elite Syncopations; Suesse’s Night Sky; ​Poulenc’s Improvisation in C minor; Chopin’s Nocturne in C-sharp Minor, Op. 27, Nr. 1 and Scherzo in E Major, Op. 54.
April 14: Opera at Florham: “A Tribute to Opera Legend Licia Albanese,” featuring sopranos Mia Pafumi and Amber Daniel, at The Mansion at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison.
April 14: Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey at Dolan Hall at The College of St. Elizabeth, Morristown. “Beethoven and the Baroque,” featuring George Frideric Handel’s Water Music Suite and Ludwig Van Beethoven’s Violin Concerto.
April 14: Rutgers Percussion Ensemble at Nicholas Music Center at Rutgers University, New Brunswick.

April 15: Midori, violin, and Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton. Program includes sonatas by Schumann, Fauré, Debussy and Enescu.

April 16: Monmouth University Chamber Orchestra at Wilson Auditorium at Monmouth University, West Long Branch.

April 17: Rutgers Concert Band at Nicholas Music Center at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Program includes Williams’ Symphonic Dance No. 3 (“Fiesta)”, and Chance’s “Incantation and Dance.”

April 22: Mitsuko Uchida, piano, at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton. Program includes three Schubert sonatas: D.537 in A minor, D. 840 in C major and D.960 in B-flat.

April 25: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Xian Zhang, conductor; Simone Dinnerstein, piano. Program includes Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 and Symphony No. 40; Walton’s Suite No. 2 from Façade.

April 26: Rutgers Sinfonia at Nicholas Music Center at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Joseph Ferguson, piano. Program includes Liszt’s Les Préludes; Dohnányi’s Variations on a Nursery Tune, Op. 25; and Schumann’s Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61.

April 27: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank. Xian Zhang, conductor; Simone Dinnerstein, piano. Program includes Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 and Symphony No. 40; Walton’s Suite No. 2 from Façade.
April 27: Rutgers Kirkpatrick Choir at Kirkpatrick Chapel at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Program includes Antonio Lotti’s Dixit Dominus and other late Renaissance and Baroque works, as well as Romantic a cappella works influenced by Baroque music.

April 27-28: “La Bohème: A Staged Concert,” featuring the Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea, at Algonquin Arts Theatre, Manasquan.

April 28: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown. Xian Zhang, conductor; Simone Dinnerstein, piano. Program includes Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 and Symphony No. 40; Walton’s Suite No. 2 from Façade.

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: Capital Philharmonic at War Memorial, Trenton. Featuring violinist Joseph Hsia and musicians from area youth orchestras. Program includes Richard Wagner’s Overture to Rienzi; Felix Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto; Ottorino Respighi’s Pines of Rome.
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.
March 17: Bay Atlantic Symphony at StocktonPAC, Galloway. Program includes music by Beethoven and Barber.

May 6: Seton Hall University Spring Choral Celebration at South Orange Performing Arts Center.

May 7: Spring Concert featuring the Seton Hall Concert Band and Chamber Orchestra at South Orange Performing Arts Center.

May 10: Adelphi Orchestra at River Dell Middle School, River Edge. Richard Owen, conductor; Bryan Cheng, cello; Terry Edger, piano. Works of Dvorak, Bizet, Tchaikovsky and Schumann.

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

May 16 and 18: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Xian Zhang, conductor; Eric Wyrick, violin; Annelle Gregory, violin; Steven Mackey, electric guitar. Program includes Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3; Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins; Mackey’s Four Iconoclastic Episodes; Weber’s Overture to Oberon.

May 17: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University. Xian Zhang, conductor; Eric Wyrick, violin; Annelle Gregory, violin; Steven Mackey, electric guitar. Program includes Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3; Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins; Mackey’s Four Iconoclastic Episodes; Weber’s Overture to Oberon.

May 19: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at State Theatre, New Brunswick. Xian Zhang, conductor; Eric Wyrick, violin; Annelle Gregory, violin; Steven Mackey, electric guitar. Program includes Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3; Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins; Mackey’s Four Iconoclastic Episodes; Weber’s Overture to Oberon.

June 1: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, live score at screening of “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark.

June 1: New Jersey Festival Orchestra at First United Methodist Church, Westfield. “Music That Makes Hollywood” featuring Charlie Chaplin’s “The Immigrant” presented with live symphonic score by Carl Davis; Sibelius’ Violin Concerto; Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story.

June 2: “Blues and Brahms” at Music at Bunker Hill, Sewell. Mark Dover, clarinet; Francesca dePasquale, violin; Brendan Speltz, violin; William Frampton, viola; Andrew Janss, cello. Brahms’ Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B minor, op. 115; Blues of W. C. Handy arranged by Quintet members.
June 2: Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey at Dolan Hall at College of St. Elizabeth, Morristown. Program includes Johannes Brahms’ Variations on a Theme of Haydn; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Violin Concerto #3; George Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F.
June 2: Monmouth Civic Chorus: A Night at the Oper(ett)a at The Parish of St. Mary’s, Colts Neck.

June 6: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at BergenPAC, Englewood. Xian Zhang, conductor. Program includes Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2 and Mendelssohn’s Selections From A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

June 7: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University. Xian Zhang, conductor. Program includes Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2 and Mendelssohn’s Selections From A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

June 8: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank. Xian Zhang, conductor. Program includes Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2 and Mendelssohn’s Selections From A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

June 9: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Xian Zhang, conductor. Program includes Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2 and Mendelssohn’s Selections From A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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

Nov. 16: Itzhak Perlman at BergenPAC, Englewood.

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