Classical, May-April 2021

May 1: Riverview Consort, “May Day Madrigals for Five Voyces” at 1867 Sanctuary Arts and Culture Center, Ewing.

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: “A Beethoven 250th Year Celebration” at Margaret Williams Theatre at New Jersey City University, Jersey City. With NJCU Concert Chorale and Orchestra and Oratorio Choir of West Side Presbyterian Church in Ridgewood. Program includes Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony (“Ode to Joy”).
May 3: Bay Atlantic Symphony at Stockton Performing Arts Center, Galloway. Featuring Junhong Kuang, guitar. Music by Rodrigo, Bartok and Bizet.

May 8: Adelphi Orchestra at River Dell Middle School, River Edge. Richard Owen, conductor. “Homeland Celebrations” with Debussy’s Nocturnes; Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47.
May 8: Liz Hogg, guitar, at 1867 Sanctuary Arts and Culture Center, Ewing.

May 9: New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra Salon: Life/Death at Stockton Education Center at Morven Museum & Garden, Princeton.

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 17: Ember Ensemble at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, South Orange.
May 17: Violinists George Meyer and Suliman Tekalli at United Methodist Church, New Brunswick.

May 19: Pinchas Zukerman, violin and viola, and Yefim Bronfman, piano, at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.

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.
May 30: New Jersey Festival Orchestra at First United Methodist Church, Westfield. “Russian Nights,” featuring Smetana’s “The Moldau” from Má vlast, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2, and Rimsky Korsakov’s Scheherazade.
May 30: Adelphi Orchestra with Ars Musica Chorale at Westside Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood. “Romantic Revolutionaries” featuring Beethoven’s Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt, Op. 112 (Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage); 
Berlioz’s Messe Solennelle.
May 30: Barbara Quntiliani, soprano, at First Presbyterian Church, Cape May.

May 31: New Jersey Festival Orchestra at The Concert Hall at Drew University, Madison. “Russian Nights,” featuring Smetana’s “The Moldau” from Má vlast, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2, and Rimsky Korsakov’s Scheherazade.
May 31: Opera at Florham International Vocal Competition at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison.
May 31: Monmouth Civic Chorus at The Parish of St. Mary, Colts Neck. Handel’s “Israel in Egypt.”

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.
June 6: La Fiocco at 1867 Sanctuary Arts and Culture Center, Ewing.

Sept. 19: Emily Waller, soprano and Graeme Burgan, piano at 1867 Sanctuary Arts and Culture Center, Ewing.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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, 2021: Simone Dinnerstein, piano, and Pam Tanowitz Dance, “New Work for Goldberg Variations” at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.

April 13, 2021: Mark Padmore, tenor and Mitsuko Uchida, piano at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton. Program includes Schumann’s Liederkreis, Op. 39, and Dichterliebe, Op.48.

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