Classical, October-June

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra kicks off its 2017-18 season with concerts featuring pianist Jeremy Denk, Oct. 7 at NJPAC in Newark and Oct. 8 at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown.

Oct. 4: “The Concert of a Lifetime, Celebrating the Life & Legacy of Dr. Herbert R. Axelrod” at Axelrod Performing Arts Center, Deal. With violinist Joshua Bell, Pamela Frank and Daniel Heifetz, pianist Julia Zilberquit, cellist Peter Wiley, the Smithsonian Axelrod Quartet and others. A benefit for the Herbert R. Axelrod Legacy Endowment Fund.
Oct. 5: Barokksolistene at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University. “It’s Just Old Pop Music” — an evening with Henry Purcell from the theatres and court to the pub.
Oct. 5: Russian String Orchestra at Shea Center for Performing Arts at William Paterson University, Wayne.
Oct. 6-8: Ashley Fure’s “The Force of Things: An Opera for Objects,” created with architect Adam Fure and the International Contemporary Ensemble, at Alexander Kasser Theater at Montclair University. Part of the Peak Performances series.
Oct. 7: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. “Opening Weekend: Denk Plays ‘Emperor.’ ” Xian Zhang, conductor; Jeremy Denk, piano. Program includes Beethoven’s Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus and Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor”; and Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique.
Oct. 8: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown. “Opening Weekend: Denk Plays ‘Emperor.’ ” Xian Zhang, conductor; Jeremy Denk, piano. Program includes Beethoven’s Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus and Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor”; and Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique.
Oct. 8: Nadia and Vladimir Zaitsev at Bickford Theatre at Morris Museum, Morris Township.
Oct. 12: Quatuor Mosaïques at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University.
Oct. 12 and 15: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. “Zhang Conducts Beethoven.” Xian Zhang, conductor; Alban Gerhardt, cello. Program includes Kernis’ Musica celestis; Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme; and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral.”
Oct. 13: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Richardson Auditorium, Princeton. “Zhang Conducts Beethoven.” Xian Zhang, conductor; Alban Gerhardt, cello. Program includes Kernis’ Musica celestis; Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme; and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral.”
Oct. 13: New Jersey Festival Orchestra at St. Peter’s Church, Morristown. David Wroe, conductor; Stefan Milenkovich, violin. Program includes Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music; Paganini’s Violin Concerto No. 2, “La Campanella”; and Mozart’s Symphony No. 39 in E flat major.
Oct. 13-14: “Kaleidoscope 2017” at Kasser Theater at Montclair State University. Featuring the MSU Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Chorale, University Singers and Symphony Orchestra; the Shanghai Quartet; the Heimat Quartet and others.
Oct. 14: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank. “Zhang Conducts Beethoven.” Xian Zhang, conductor; Alban Gerhardt, cello. Program includes Kernis’ Musica celestis; Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme; and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral.”
Oct. 14: New Jersey Festival Orchestra at Presbyterian Church, Morristown. David Wroe, conductor; Stefan Milenkovich, violin. Program includes Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music; Paganini’s Violin Concerto No. 2, “La Campanella”; and Mozart’s Symphony No. 39 in E flat major.
Oct. 17: Piotr Anderszewski, piano, at South Orange Performing Arts Center.
Oct. 19-22: “New Work for Goldberg Variations,” featuring pianist Simone Dinnerstein, with choreography by Pam Tanowitz, at Kasser Theater at Montclair State University.
Oct. 21: Itzhak Perlman, with pianist Rohan De Silva at BergenPAC, Englewood. 
Oct. 21: New Jersey Capital Philharmonic Orchestra at Patriots Theater at War Memorial, Trenton. Program includes Hector Berlioz’s Roman Carnival Overture, Op. 9; Alan Hovhaness’ Mysterious Mountain, Op. 132; and Camille Saint-Saëns’ Symphony No. 3, “Organ Symphony,” Op. 78.
Oct. 21: Esther Yoo at Landis Theater, Vineland.
Oct. 22: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra with pianist André Watts (program includes Mozart’s Piano Concerto, No. 9, the “Jeunehomme,” and Beethoven’s First Symphony) at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark.
Oct. 22: Adelphi Orchestra, Young Artist Concert at River Dell Middle School, River Edge. Program includes Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture in C minor, Op. 62; Mendelssohn’s Concerto for Violin in E minor, Op. 64 (featuring Xiaoxuan Shi, violin); Wagner’s Siegfried: Waldweben (Forest Murmurs); Schubert’s Symphony no. 8 in B minor, D 759 “Unfinished.” Richard Owen, conductor.
Oct. 28: “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,” film with live music by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark.
Oct. 28: MSU Symphony Orchestra at Kasser Theater at Montclair State University. Program includes Copland’s An Outdoor Overture; Torke’s Bright Blue Music; and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5.
Oct. 29: MSU Wind Symphony and MSU Singers at Kasser Theater at Montclair State University. Program includes works by Josef Rheinberger, W.A. Mozart, George Frideric Handel, Ben Parry, Paul Jarman, Percy Grainger, James David and Leonard Bernstein.
Nov. 2:  Ludovico Einaudi at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.
Nov. 2 and 4: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. “Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.” Xian Zhang, conductor; Conrad Tao, piano. Program includes Beethoven’s Overture to Coriolan and Symphony No. 5; Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 3.
Nov. 3: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Richardson Auditorium, Princeton. “Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.” Xian Zhang, conductor; Conrad Tao, piano. Program includes Beethoven’s Overture to Coriolan and Symphony No. 5; Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 3.
Nov. 3: Yevgeny Kutik at Enlow Recital Hall at Kean University, Hillside.
Nov. 5: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at State Theatre, New Brunswick. “Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.” Xian Zhang, conductor; Conrad Tao, piano. Program includes Beethoven’s Overture to Coriolan and Symphony No. 5; Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 3.
Nov. 10: Fernando Varela at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown.
Nov. 11: Oratorio Society of New Jersey at Church of the Immaculate Conception, Montclair. Sandor Szabo, Music director and conductor. “A Celebration of Psalms” with Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, Handel’s Oh Praise the Lord with one Consent and Mendelssohn Psalm 42.
Nov. 12: Moscow State Symphony Orchestra at State Theatre, New Brunswick.
Nov. 18: Itzhak Perlman and Pinchas Zukerman at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark.
Nov. 19: NJMEA All State Orchestra and Mixed Chorus at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark.
Nov. 19: Trilogy: An Opera Company: Kenyatta at Victoria Theater at NJPAC, Newark.
Nov. 25: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. “An American in Paris” screening with live music by the orchestra. Constantine Kitsopoulos, conductor.
Nov. 26: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at State Theatre, New Brunswick. “An American in Paris” screening with live music by the orchestra. Constantine Kitsopoulos, conductor.
Nov. 30: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at BergenPAC, Englewood. “Hough Plays Rachmaninoff.” Stephen Hough, piano; Xian Zhang, conductor. Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise and Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini; Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 6.
Dec. 1: The Irish Tenors at State Theatre, New Brunswick.
Dec. 1: MSU Symphonic Band and MSU Campus Band at Kasser Theater at Montclair State University.
Dec. 1 and 3: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. “Hough Plays Rachmaninoff.” Stephen Hough, piano; Xian Zhang, conductor. Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise and Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini; Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 6.
Dec. 2: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at State Theatre, New Brunswick. “Hough Plays Rachmaninoff.” Stephen Hough, piano; Xian Zhang, conductor. Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise and Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini; Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 6.
Dec. 2: MSU Singers and MSU Chorale at Kasser Theater at Montclair State University. Program includes Michael Conley’s Appalachian Requiem and excerpts from Handel’s Messiah.
Dec. 2: NJSO Youth Orchestras Winter Concert at Science Park High School, Newark.
Dec. 3: Tal First, violin, at South Orange Performing Arts Center. Juilliard@SOPAC series.
Dec. 5: Puccini’s “Madame Butterfly,” presented by MidAtlantic Opera Company and Seton Hall Choir at South Orange Performing Arts Center.
Dec. 5: Oratorio Society of New Jersey at St. James Episcopal Church, Montclair. Community Messiah Sing with Part One of Handel’s Messiah and the “Hallelujah” Chorus.
Dec. 8: MSU Wind Symphony at Kasser Theater at Montclair State University. “A River Runs Through It,” featuring works by Gustav Holst, O’Neal Douglas, G. F. Handel, Leonard Bernstein and others.
Dec. 9: New Jersey Festival Orchestra at Presbyterian Church, Westfield. “Return of the Holiday Tenors,” with tenor Cody Austin and Friends; David Wroe, conductor; holiday choruses.
Dec. 10: MSU Symphony Orchestra, featuring the Shanghai Quartet at Kasser Theater at Montclair State University. Beatrice Crawford Memorial Concert featuring Edward Hart’s Discovery; Haydn’s Symphony No. 104; Janácek’s Sinfonietta.
Dec. 10: Vienna Boys Choir at State Theatre, New Brunswick.
Dec. 10: New Jersey Festival Orchestra at Concert Hall at Drew University, Madison. “Return of the Holiday Tenors,” with tenor Cody Austin and Friends; David Wroe, conductor; holiday choruses.
Dec. 14: Vienna Boys Choir at Grunin Center at Ocean County College, Toms River.
Dec. 15: Handel’s Messiah at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University. Erin Wall, soprano; Nancy Maultsby, mezzo-soprano; Miles Mykkanen, tenor; Michael Sumuel, bass-baritone; Montclair State University Singers; members of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra conducted by Xian Zhang.
Dec. 15: Westminster Concert Bell Choir at Grunin Center at Ocean County College, Toms River.
Dec. 16: Shanghai Quartet with Yiwen Lu at Kasser Theater at Montclair State University. Works by Felix Mendelssohn, Wen De Qing, Liu Tian Hua, George Gao and Chen Yi.
Dec. 17: Handel’s Messiah, conducted by Xian Zhang at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark.
Dec. 18: Bach’s Brandenbergs, featuring members of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and others at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University.
Dec. 31: “Salute to Vienna” at State Theatre, New Brunswick.
Dec. 31: New Jersey Capital Philharmonic Orchestra at Patriots Theater at War Memorial, Trenton.
Jan. 6: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. “Sci-Fi Spectacular: Music From ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Star Trek’ and Beyond.” Marina Sirtis, host; Bob Bernhardt, conductor; Kristen Plumley, vocalist; Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir.
Jan. 7: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at State Theatre, New Brunswick. “Sci-Fi Spectacular: Music From ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Star Trek’ and Beyond.” Marina Sirtis, host; Bob Bernhardt, conductor; Kristen Plumley, vocalist; Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir.
Jan. 11: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at BergenPAC, Englewood. “America, Inspiring: Respighi & Prokofiev. George Li, piano; Xian Zhang, conductor. Program includes Chen Yi’s Ge Xu; Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3; Respighi’s Fountains of Rome and Pines of Rome.
Jan. 13: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. “America, Inspiring: Respighi & Prokofiev. George Li, piano; Xian Zhang, conductor. Program includes Chen Yi’s Ge Xu; Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3; Respighi’s Fountains of Rome and Pines of Rome.
Jan. 14: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at State theatre, New Brunswick. “America, Inspiring: Respighi & Prokofiev. George Li, piano; Xian Zhang, conductor. Program includes Chen Yi’s Ge Xu; Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3; Respighi’s Fountains of Rome and Pines of Rome.
Jan. 14: Stella Chen, violin, at South Orange Performing Arts Center. Juilliard@SOPAC series.
Jan. 19: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Richardson Auditorium, Princeton. “America, Inspiring: Ravel & Rachmaninoff.” Terrence Wilson, piano; Andrew Constantine, conductor. Program includes Martinu’s Thunderbolt P-47; Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Major; Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances
Jan. 20: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at State Theatre, New Brunswick. “America, Inspiring: Ravel & Rachmaninoff.” Terrence Wilson, piano; Andrew Constantine, conductor. Program includes Martinu’s Thunderbolt P-47; Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Major; Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances.
Jan. 20: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Pinchas Zukerman at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Program includes Beethoven’s Violin Concerto and Dvorak’s Seventh Symphony.
Jan. 20: Camerata RCO, featuring members of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, at Enlow Recital Hall at Kean University, Hillside.
Jan. 21: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. “America, Inspiring: Ravel & Rachmaninoff.” Terrence Wilson, piano; Andrew Constantine, conductor. Program includes Martinu’s Thunderbolt P-47; Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Major; Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances.
Jan. 25: NJSO Chamber Players at Calvary Episcopal Church, Summit. “America, Inspiring: Special Chamber Music Concert.” Eric Wyrick and Brennan Sweet, violins; David Blinn, viola; Jonathan Spitz, cello. Program includes Tan Dun’s Eight Colors for String Quartet; Bartók’s String Quartet No. 2; Dvorák’s String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, Op. 96, “American.”
Jan. 26: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. “America, Inspiring: Dvorák’s ‘New World’ Symphony.” Chloë Hanslip, violin; Xian Zhang, conductor. Program includes Britten’s Simple Symphony; Korngold’s Violin Concerto; Dvorák’s Symphony No. 9, “From the New World.” 
Jan. 27: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank. “America, Inspiring: Dvorák’s ‘New World’ Symphony.” Chloë Hanslip, violin; Xian Zhang, conductor. Program includes Britten’s Simple Symphony; Korngold’s Violin Concerto; Dvorák’s Symphony No. 9, “From the New World.”
Jan. 27-28: MSU Opera with the MSU Symphony Orchestra at Kasser Theater at Montclair State University. “The Rape of Lucretia.” 
Jan. 28: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown. “America, Inspiring: Dvorák’s ‘New World’ Symphony.” Chloë Hanslip, violin; Xian Zhang, conductor. Program includes Britten’s Simple Symphony; Korngold’s Violin Concerto; Dvorák’s Symphony No. 9, “From the New World.”
Jan. 29: Nikolaj Znaider at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.
Feb. 1: Piano Battle with Andreas Kern and Paul Cibis at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown.
Feb. 1-4: “A White House Cantata” at Leshowitz Concert Hall at Montclair State University. Concert presentation of Leonard Bernstein and Alan Jay Lerner’s musical “1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.”
Feb. 4: Daniil Trifonov, piano, and Matthias Goerne, baritone at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.
Feb. 10: Accordion Virtuosi of Russia at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.
Feb. 11: Helsinborg Symphony Orchestra at State Theatre, New Brunswick.
Feb. 15: Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown.
Feb. 16: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank. “Hot Latin Nights With the Mambo Kings.” Thomas Wilkins, conductor. Music by Astor Piazzolla, Tito Puente, Dave Brubeck, The Beatles and others.
Feb. 17: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. “Hot Latin Nights With the Mambo Kings.” Thomas Wilkins, conductor. Music by Astor Piazzolla, Tito Puente, Dave Brubeck, The Beatles and others.
Feb. 18: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at State Theatre, New Brunswick. “Hot Latin Nights With the Mambo Kings.” Thomas Wilkins, conductor. Music by Astor Piazzolla, Tito Puente, Dave Brubeck, The Beatles and others.
Feb. 22: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at BergenPAC, Englewood. “Brahms’ First Symphony.” Marianne Beate Kielland, mezzo-soprano; Rune Bergmann, conductor. Wagner’s Overture to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer; Brahms’ Symphony No. 1.
Feb. 23: Seong Jin-Cho at BergenPAC, Englewood.
Feb. 24: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at State Theatre, New Brunswick. “Brahms’ First Symphony.” Marianne Beate Kielland, mezzo-soprano; Rune Bergmann, conductor. Wagner’s Overture to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer; Brahms’ Symphony No. 1.
Feb. 24: NJMEA All State Band and Treble Chorus at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark.
Feb. 25: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. “Brahms’ First Symphony.” Marianne Beate Kielland, mezzo-soprano; Rune Bergmann, conductor. Wagner’s Overture to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer; Brahms’ Symphony No. 1.
March 3: New Jersey Festival Orchestra at Presbyterian Church, Westfield. Joseph DeAlessandro Memorial Opera Concert, featuring Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly.”
March 4: New Jersey Festival Orchestra at Concert Hall at Drew University, Madison. Joseph DeAlessandro Memorial Opera Concert, featuring Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly.”
March 4: Staatskapelle Weimar at State Theatre, New Brunswick.
March 4: Garden State Philharmonic Chamber, “Broadway Bound” at Bickford Theatre at Morris Museum, Morris Township.
March 8: Sarah Chang at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown.
March 9: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. “Zhang Conducts Tchaikovsky.” Sara Daneshpour, piano; Eric Wyrick, violin; Jonathan Spitz, cello; Robert Ingliss, oboe; Robert Wagner, bassoon; Xian Zhang, conductor. Program includes Tchaikovsky’s Suite from Sleeping Beauty and Francesa da Rimini; Danielpour’s Carnival of the Ancients for Piano and Orchestra; Haydn’s Sinfonia concertante.
March 10: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank. “Zhang Conducts Tchaikovsky.” Sara Daneshpour, piano; Eric Wyrick, violin; Jonathan Spitz, cello; Robert Ingliss, oboe; Robert Wagner, bassoon; Xian Zhang, conductor. Program includes Tchaikovsky’s Suite from Sleeping Beauty and Francesa da Rimini; Danielpour’s Carnival of the Ancients for Piano and Orchestra; Haydn’s Sinfonia concertante.
March 10: New Jersey Capital Philharmonic Orchestra at George Washington Ballroom at War Memorial, Trenton. Program includes Igor Stravinsky’s Ragtime for 11 Instruments; Darius Milhaud’s Creation of the World; Kurt Weill’s Suite from the “Three Penny Opera”; and George Antheil’s Jazz Symphony.
March 11: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at State Theatre, New Brunswick. “Zhang Conducts Tchaikovsky.” Sara Daneshpour, piano; Eric Wyrick, violin; Jonathan Spitz, cello; Robert Ingliss, oboe; Robert Wagner, bassoon; Xian Zhang, conductor. Program includes Tchaikovsky’s Suite from Sleeping Beauty and Francesa da Rimini; Danielpour’s Carnival of the Ancients for Piano and Orchestra; Haydn’s Sinfonia concertante.
March 15:  SHUFFLE Concert at South Orange Performing Arts Center.
March 15 and 17: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. “Mozart’s Requiem.” Soloists from the Curtis Institute of Music; Montclair State University Singers; Xian Zhang, conductor. Mozart’s Ave verum corpus and Requiem; Rheinberger’s Abendlied for a cappella chorus; Parry’s Flame for a cappella chorus.
March 16: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Richardson Auditorium, Princeton. “Mozart’s Requiem.” Soloists from the Curtis Institute of Music; Montclair State University Singers; Xian Zhang, conductor. Mozart’s Ave verum corpus and Requiem; Rheinberger’s Abendlied for a cappella chorus; Parry’s Flame for a cappella chorus.
March 18: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown. “Mozart’s Requiem.” Soloists from the Curtis Institute of Music; Montclair State University Singers; Xian Zhang, conductor. Mozart’s Ave verum corpus and Requiem; Rheinberger’s Abendlied for a cappella chorus; Parry’s Flame for a cappella chorus.
March 18: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields with Joshua Bell (program includes Beethoven’s poetic “Pastoral” Symphony and Wieniawski’s Second Violin Concerto) at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark.
March 18: The Argus Quartet at South Orange Performing Arts Center. Juilliard@SOPAC series.
March 23: The National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba, conducted by Enrique Pérez-Mesa at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Program includes Ravel’s Boléro, De Falla’s The Three-Cornered Hat and more.
March 25: NJSO Youth Orchestras Spring Concert at Science Park High School, Newark.
March 25: National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University.
March 26: James Galway at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.
April 7: Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown.
April 8: Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark.
April 9: Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.
April 14: Oratorio Society of New Jersey at Church of the Immaculate Conception, Montclair. “Sacred Music, New & Old” with Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna, and Mozart’s Vesperae Solennes de Dominica.
April 20 and 22: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. “McGegan Conducts Beethoven & Mendelssohn.” Robert Levin, piano; Nicholas McGegan, conductor. Program includes Handel’s Suite No. 2 in D Major from Water Music; Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1; Levin’s Improvisations; Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5, “Reformation.”
April 21: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at State Theatre, New Brunswick. “McGegan Conducts Beethoven & Mendelssohn.” Robert Levin, piano; Nicholas McGegan, conductor. Program includes Handel’s Suite No. 2 in D Major from Water Music; Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1; Levin’s Improvisations; Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5, “Reformation.”
April 24: MSU Symphonic Band and MSU Campus Band at Kasser Theater at Montclair State University.
April 25: Yundi at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.
April 25: MSU Symphony Orchestra at Kasser Theater at Montclair State University. Program includes Copland’s Billy the Kid Suite; Bernstein’s Symphony No. 1 (Jeremiah); and Grofé’s Grand Canyon Suite.
April 27: MSU Wind Symphony at Kasser Theater at Montclair State University. Program includes Mark Camphouse’s A Movement for Rosa; Michael Daugherty’s Rosa Parks Boulevard; William Bolcom’s First Symphony for Band; and works by Mozart, Stravinsky and Bernstein.
April 28: MSU Singers and MSU Chorale at Kasser Theater at Montclair State University. Dan Forrest’s Jubilate Deo, excerpts from the Mozart Requiem and more.
May 1: Jeremy Denk at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.
May 3: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at BergenPAC, Englewood. “Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto.” Ning Feng, violin; Dima Slobodeniouk, conductor. Program includes Fagerlund’s Isola; Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto; Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5.
May 5, 2 p.m.: London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Simon Rattle at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Program includes Mahler’s Symphony No. 9.
May 5, 8 p.m.: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. “Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto.” Ning Feng, violin; Dima Slobodeniouk, conductor. Program includes Fagerlund’s Isola; Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto; Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5.
May 6: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown. “Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto.” Ning Feng, violin; Dima Slobodeniouk, conductor. Program includes Fagerlund’s Isola; Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto; Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5.
May 6: Christopher Johnson at Bickford Theatre at Morris Museum, Morris Township.
May 10-13: Julia Wolfe’s “Spinning,” featuring cellist Maya Beiser, at Kasser Theater at Montclair State University. 
May 17: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. “Bach’s Complete Brandenburgs.” Eric Wyrick, leader and violin soloist.
May 18: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Richardson Auditorium, Princeton. “Bach’s Complete Brandenburgs.” Eric Wyrick, leader and violin soloist.
May 19: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank. “Bach’s Complete Brandenburgs.” Eric Wyrick, leader and violin soloist.
May 20: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at State Theatre, New Brunswick. “Bach’s Complete Brandenburgs.” Eric Wyrick, leader and violin soloist.
June 1: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank. Screening of “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” with live music from the orchestra, conducted by Constantine Kitsopoulos.
June 2: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Screening of “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” with live music from the orchestra, conducted by Constantine Kitsopoulos.
June 3: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at State Theatre, New Brunswick. Screening of “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” with live music from the orchestra, conducted by Constantine Kitsopoulos.
June 7-8 and 10: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. “Shaham Plays Brahms.” Gil Shaham, violin; Xian Zhang, conductor. Program includes Bernstein’s Overture to Candide; Brahms’ Violin Concerto; Mahler’s Symphony No. 1.
June 9: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank. “Shaham Plays Brahms.” Gil Shaham, violin; Xian Zhang, conductor. Program includes Bernstein’s Overture to Candide; Brahms’ Violin Concerto; Mahler’s Symphony No. 1. 

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