Classical, May-May 2020

May 2: Ébène String Quartet at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University. Program includes Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1 and String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131; and Fauré’s String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 121.

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.
May 5: 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 9: The Secret Trio at Margaret Williams Theatre at New Jersey City University, Jersey City.

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.

May 26: Atlantic Wind Ensemble at Great Auditorium, Ocean Grove.

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 7: Concordia Chamber Players at Miller Chapel at Princeton Theological Seminary. Part of The Princeton Festival. Program includes works by Beethoven, Kodály and Mendelssohn.

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.

June 21: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Echo Lake Park, Mountainside. José Luis Domínguez, conductor. Program includes music by Leonard Bernstein, José Pablo Moncayo, Astor Piazzolla, Florence Price, Duke Ellington, Arturo Márquez, Aaron Copland and George Gershwin.

June 22: Rachel Cheung at Taplin Auditorium at Princeton University. Part of The Princeton Festival. Program includes works by Chopin, Rameau, Fauré, Ravel and Schubert.
June 22: Princeton Festival Baroque Chamber Ensemble at Trinity Church, Princeton. Part of The Princeton Festival.

June 23: Giralda Music and Arts Festival, featuring New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, at Giralda Farms, Madison.

June 23 and 30: John Adams’ “Nixon in China” at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton. Part of The Princeton Festival.

June 24: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Maxwell Place Park, Hoboken. José Luis Domínguez, conductor. Program includes music by Leonard Bernstein, José Pablo Moncayo, Astor Piazzolla, Florence Price, Duke Ellington, Arturo Márquez, Aaron Copland and George Gershwin.

June 25: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Ocean County College, Toms River. José Luis Domínguez, conductor. Program includes music by Leonard Bernstein, José Pablo Moncayo, Astor Piazzolla, Florence Price, Duke Ellington, Arturo Márquez, Aaron Copland and George Gershwin.

June 26: Princeton Festival Baroque Orchestra at Miller Chapel at Princeton Theological Seminary. Program includes works by Zelenka, Lully, Handel and Manfredini. Part of The Princeton Festival.

June 28: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Branch Brook Park, Newark. José Luis Domínguez, conductor. Program includes music by Leonard Bernstein, José Pablo Moncayo, Astor Piazzolla, Florence Price, Duke Ellington, Arturo Márquez, Aaron Copland and George Gershwin.

June 29: Princeton Festival Baroque Chorus and Orchestra at Taplin Auditorium at Princeton University. Part of The Princeton Festival. Program includes Johann Sebastian Bach’s Missa Brevis, BWV 236, and Antonio Vivaldi’s Magnificat, RV 610.

June 30: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Marine Park, Red Bank. José Luis Domínguez, conductor. Program includes music by Leonard Bernstein, José Pablo Moncayo, Astor Piazzolla, Florence Price, Duke Ellington, Arturo Márquez, Aaron Copland and George Gershwin.

July 3, 13, 17, 20, 24 and 27 and Aug. 3, 7 10, 17, 24 and 28: Organ recitals featuring Gordon Turk and guest organists David Briggs (July 10), Bradley Hunter Welch (August 14), at Great Auditorium, Ocean Grove.

July 4: NJ Wind Symphony at Great Auditorium, Ocean Grove.

July 11: Trio Confero at Great Auditorium, Ocean Grove.

July 18: Solisti Ensemble at Great Auditorium, Ocean Grove.

July 20: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra performs new music by 2019 NJSO Edward T. Cone Composition Institute composers, at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University.

July 25: Vieness Piano Duo at Great Auditorium, Ocean Grove.

Aug. 1: Grand Orchestra Finale at Great Auditorium, Ocean Grove.

Aug. 15: NJ State Opera, “Opera Under the Stars” at Cooper River Park, Pennsauken.

Aug. 25: “Sacred Masterworks” at Great Auditorium, Ocean Grove. Featuring the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra,conducted by Jason Tramm and accompanied by organist Gordon Turk. Concert features selections from Handel’s Messiah.

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

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

Nov. 16: Itzhak Perlman at BergenPAC, Englewood.

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.

Dec. 8: Trilogy: An Opera Company presents “Sassy” at Victoria Theater at NJPAC, Newark.

Dec. 13: The Tallis Scholars at Richard Auditorium at Princeton University. “Reflections: A Program for the Holiday Season.”

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

Jan. 25: “The Mikado” with the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players and Orchestra at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.

Feb. 12: Yuja Wang, piano at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.

Feb. 16: Russian Renaissance at Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.

March 13: Miloš, guitar, at Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.

May 3, 2020: Handel’s Rodelinda with The English Concert at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton. Featuring soloists Lucy Crowe, Iestyn Davies, and Anthony Roth Costanzo.

May 13, 2020: Igor Levit, piano at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.

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