Classical, November 2021-July 2022

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Violinist and composer Daniel Bernard Roumain will be featured in concerts with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra in June.

Nov. 4: Princeton Symphony Orchestra at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton. Rossen Milanov, conductor; Shai Wosner, piano. Program includes Evan Williams’ The Dream Deferred; Mozart’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 15 in B-flat Major, K. 450; Schubert’s Symphony No. 4.

Nov. 4-5 and 7: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Xian Zhang, conductor; Daniil Trifonov, piano. Program includes Jessie Montgomery’s Starburst (Tong Chen, conductor); Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1; Smetana’s “The Moldau,” “Šárka” and “Blaník” from Má vlast.

Nov. 6: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank. Xian Zhang, conductor; Daniil Trifonov, piano. Program includes Jessie Montgomery’s Starburst (Tong Chen, conductor); Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1; Smetana’s “The Moldau,” “Šárka” and “Blaník” from Má vlast.
Nov. 6: “Classical Keys” featuring clarinetist Christopher Bush, cellist Molly Aronson and pianist Daniel Colalillo at First Baptist Church, Morristown. Program includes Clarinet Trios by Brahms and Nino Rota.

Nov. 7: Mozart’s “Requiem” at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Newark.

Nov.  11: Rowan University String Ensemble at Boyd Recital Hall at Rowan University, Glassboro.

Nov. 14, April 3 and June 12: Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey at Dolan Hall at St. Elizabeth University, Morristown.
Nov. 14: Ember Choral Arts at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, South Orange.
Nov. 14: Anastasia Dedik, piano at Welpe Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College, Branchburg.

Nov. 15: Morgan Mastrangelo, tenor, Society Café Concert Series at Unitarian Society of Ridgewood.

Nov. 20: “La Traviata” at Surflight Theatre, Beach Haven. Presented by Center Stage Opera.

Nov. 22: Rowan University Percussion Ensemble at Pfleeger Concert Hall at Rowan University, Glassboro.

Nov. 23: WindFest Honor Band Concert at Pfleeger Concert Hall at Rowan University, Glassboro.

Nov. 27: Christopher Macchio, holiday show at Bally’s Grand Ballroom, Atlantic City.

Dec. 1: Vienna Boys Choir at BergenPAC, Englewood.
Dec. 1: Jonathan Antoine, “ChristmasLand Live!” at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown.

Dec. 4: Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea at Union County Performing Arts Center, Rahway.
Dec. 4: Pasquale Esposito at Sound Waves at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City.
Dec. 4: Palisades Virtuosi (flutist Margaret Swinchoski, clarinetist Donald Mokrynski, pianist Ron Levy) at Society Cafe Concerts at the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood. Holiday concert with guest artists Owen Davitt, oboe; Jill Collura Welborn, bassoon; Tony Cecere, French horn. Works by Owen Davitt, Eric Ewazen, James Scott, Francis Poulenc’s and Dylan Tran.

Dec. 4: Rowan University Concert Choir at Pfleeger Concert Hall at Rowan University, Glassboro.

Dec.  5: Capital Philarhmonic of New Jersey at War Memorial, Trenton. “Classical Christmas” with soprano Gianine Campbell.
Dec. 5: J’Nai Bridges, mezzo-soprano, at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.

Dec. 10: Navidad Latina at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Newark. Program includes traditional villancicos.

Dec. 11: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, “Holiday Concert” at Carteret Performing Arts and Events Center.

Dec. 11-12: Harmonium Choral Society at Presbyterian Church, Montclair.

Dec. 12: Atlantic Chamber Players at Welpe Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College, Branchburg.

Dec. 14: Princeton Symphony Orchestra at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton. Holiday Pops Concert.

Dec. 15-16: Candlelight Carol Sing at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Newark.

Dec. 16: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.

Dec. 18: Imperial Brass at Presbyterian Church, Morristown.
Dec. 18: Ember Choral Arts Holiday Concert at Church of Immaculate Conception, Montclair.

Dec. 19: Stewart Goodyear, piano, at Berlind Theater at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.

Dec. 31: Capital Philharmonic of New Jersey at War Memorial, Trenton. “New Year’s Eve: A Great Night Out!” featuring music by Johann Strauss Jr., Hector Berlioz, Alexander Borodin, Elmer Bernstein and Richard Rodgers.

Jan. 9: Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey at Grace Church, Madison.

Jan. 11: Igor Levit, piano, at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.

Jan. 14: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University. Andrey Boreyko, conductor; Vladimir Feltsman, piano. Program includes Thomas Adès’s Shanty — Over the Sea (U.S. premiere, NJSO co-commission); Grieg’s Piano Concerto; Stravinsky’s Petrushka (1947).

Jan. 15: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank. Andrey Boreyko, conductor; Vladimir Feltsman, piano. Program includes Thomas Adès’s Shanty — Over the Sea (U.S. premiere, NJSO co-commission); Grieg’s Piano Concerto; Stravinsky’s Petrushka (1947).

Jan. 16: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Andrey Boreyko, conductor; Vladimir Feltsman, piano. Program includes Thomas Adès’s Shanty — Over the Sea (U.S. premiere, NJSO co-commission); Grieg’s Piano Concerto; Stravinsky’s Petrushka (1947).

Jan. 22: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Xian Zhang, conductor. Program includes Wynton Marsalis’ Fanfare (world premiere, NJSO co-commission); Joan Tower’s Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman No. 1; Dvořák’s Serenade for Wind Instruments and Carnival Overture; Copland’s Lincoln Portrait.

Jan. 23: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at State Theatre, New Brunswick. Xian Zhang, conductor. Program includes Wynton Marsalis’ Fanfare (world premiere, NJSO co-commission); Joan Tower’s Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman No. 1; Dvořák’s Serenade for Wind Instruments and Carnival Overture; Copland’s Lincoln Portrait.

Jan. 29: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Lunar New Year Celebration.

Jan. 30: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Vasily Petrenko, music director; Kian Soltani, cello) at State Theatre, New Brunswick.

Feb. 5: Itzhak Perlman at State Theatre, New Brunswick.

Feb. 12: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra plays music of “Casablanca” at screening of movie at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. NJSO at the Movies series. Constantine Kitsopoulos, conductor.

Feb. 13: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra plays music of “Casablanca” at screening of movie at State Theatre, New Brunswick. NJSO at the Movies series. Constantine Kitsopoulos, conductor.

Feb. 15: United States Air Force Heritage of America Band at Pfleeger Concert Hall at Rowan University, Glassboro.

Feb. 18: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Fabien Gabel, conductor; Karen Gomyo, violin. Program includes Samy Moussa’s Nocturne; Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3; Saint-Saëns’s Symphony No. 3, “Organ.”
Feb. 18: Jennifer Koh, violin, at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.

Feb. 20: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at State Theatre, New Brunswick. Fabien Gabel, conductor; Karen Gomyo, violin. Program includes Samy Moussa’s Nocturne; Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3; Saint-Saëns’s Symphony No. 3, “Organ.”

Feb. 26: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank. José Luis Domínguez, conductor; Eric Wyrick, violin; Juan Pablo Jofre, bandoneon. Program includes Farrenc’s Overture in E Minor; Juan Pablo Jofre’s Double Concerto for Violin and Bandoneon; Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique.”
Feb. 26: Capital Philharmonic of New Jersey at War Memorial, Trenton. Program includes “Porgy & Bess” featuring Keith Spencer, baritone and Heather Hill, soprano, with the Lincoln University Concert Choir.

Feb. 27: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. José Luis Domínguez, conductor; Eric Wyrick, violin; Juan Pablo Jofre, bandoneon. Program includes Farrenc’s Overture in E Minor; Juan Pablo Jofre’s Double Concerto for Violin and Bandoneon; Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique.”

March 4: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Xian Zhang, conductor; Bart Feller, flute; Jonathan Spitz, cello. Program includes Ravel’s Suite from Ma mère l’Oye; Nielsen’s Flute Concerto; Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto No. 1; Ravel’s Boléro.

March 5-6: Harmonium Choral Society at Morristown United Methodist Church.

March 6: Seong Jin-Cho at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark.
March 6: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown. Xian Zhang, conductor; Bart Feller, flute; Jonathan Spitz, cello. Program includes Ravel’s Suite from Ma mère l’Oye; Nielsen’s Flute Concerto; Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto No. 1; Ravel’s Boléro.
March 6: Ember Choral Arts at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, South Orange.

March 7: Seong-Jin Cho, piano, at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.

March 10 and 12: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Xian Zhang, conductor; Daniil Trifonov, piano. Program includes Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio italien; Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture and Suite from Swan Lake; Mason Bates’ Piano Concerto.

March 11: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University. Xian Zhang, conductor; Daniil Trifonov, piano. Program includes Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio italien; Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture and Suite from Swan Lake; Mason Bates’ Piano Concerto.
March 11: “New Work for Goldberg Variations” featuring Simone Dinnerstein, piano, and Pam Tanowitz Dance at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.

March 13: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at State Theatre, New Brunswick. Xian Zhang, conductor; Daniil Trifonov, piano. Program includes Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio italien; Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture and Suite from Swan Lake; Mason Bates’ Piano Concerto.

March 13 and May 22: Adelphi Orchestra at Fair Lawn Community Center Theatre.

March 19: Capital Philharmonic of New Jersey at War Memorial Theater Ballroom, Trenton. Program includes Saint-Saëns’ “Carnival of the Animals.”

March 20: New Jersey Wind Symphony at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Newark.

March 27: Palisades Virtuosi (flutist Margaret Swinchoski, clarinetist Donald Mokrynski, pianist Ron Levy) at Hackensack Performing Arts Center. “Global Warning: A Concert Devoted to Climate Concerns.” Works by Rufus Reid, Adrienne Albert, Donald Draganski, Godfrey Schroth, Kristofer Spike, Aaron Grad.

March 31: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Xian Zhang, conductor; Louis Lortie, piano. Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor.”
March 31: Piano Battle featuring Andreas Kern and Paul Cibis at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown.

April 1: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at State Theatre, New Brunswick. Xian Zhang, conductor; Louis Lortie, piano. Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor.”

April 2: 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.

April 3: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown. Xian Zhang, conductor; Louis Lortie, piano. Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2, Piano Concerto No. 3 and Piano Concerto No. 4.

April 8 and 10: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Xian Zhang, conductor; Robert Wagner, bassoon. Program includes Nokuthula Ngwenyama’s Primal Message; Mozart’s Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter”; Rouse’s Bassoon Concerto (East Coast premiere, NJSO co-commission); Rossini’s Overture to Guillaume Tell.

April 9: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank. Xian Zhang, conductor; Robert Wagner, bassoon. Program includes Nokuthula Ngwenyama’s Primal Message; Mozart’s Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter”; Rouse’s Bassoon Concerto (East Coast premiere, NJSO co-commission); Rossini’s Overture to Guillaume Tell.

April 10: Garden State Philharmonic String Quartet at Grunin Center for the Arts, Ocean County College, Toms River. Featuring music by Mozart and Beethoven and a world premiere by Ben Goldberg.

April 14: Black Violin at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown.

April 15: Choral Meditations on the Stations of the Cross at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Newark.

April 22: Beethoven’s Mass in C Major at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Newark. With The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, The Archdiocesan Festival Choir and The Cathedral Choir. John J. Miller, conductor. Valerie Bernhardt, soprano; Kathryn Lang, mezzo-soprano; Theodore Chletsos, tenor; Jorge Ocasio, bass-baritone.

April 23: Capital Philharmonic of New Jersey at War Memorial Theater Ballroom, Trenton. “The Genius of John Williams.”

April 24: Harmonium Choral Society Family Concert at Christ Church, Short Hills.

April 28 and 30: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Jader Bignamini, conductor; Conrad Tao, piano. Program includes Conrad Tao’s Spoonfuls for Piano and Orchestra (East Coast premiere); Shoshtakovich’s Symphony No. 9; Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1.

April 29: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University. Jader Bignamini, conductor; Conrad Tao, piano. Program includes Conrad Tao’s Spoonfuls for Piano and Orchestra (East Coast premiere); Shoshtakovich’s Symphony No. 9; Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1.

May 1: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown. Jader Bignamini, conductor; Conrad Tao, piano. Program includes Conrad Tao’s Spoonfuls for Piano and Orchestra (East Coast premiere); Shoshtakovich’s Symphony No. 9; Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1.

May 12: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra plays music of “Star Wars: A New Hope” at screening of movie at State Theatre, New Brunswick. NJSO at the Movies series. Constantine Kitsopoulos, conductor.

May 13: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra plays music of “Star Wars: A New Hope” at screening of movie at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank. NJSO at the Movies series. Constantine Kitsopoulos, conductor.

May 14: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra plays music of “Star Wars: A New Hope” at screening of movie at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. NJSO at the Movies series.
John Williams. Constantine Kitsopoulos, conductor.

May 15: Garden State Philharmonic Orchestra at Grunin Center for the Arts, Ocean County College, Toms River. Diane Wittry, conductor. Music by Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Sergei Prokofiev and The Beatles.

May 22: Ember Choral Arts at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, South Orange.

June 2: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Xian Zhang, conductor; Brennan Sweet, violin; Elzbieta Weyman, viola; Kathleen Nester, piccolo. Program includes Rossini’s Overture to L’italiana in Algeri; Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola; Vivaldi’s Piccolo Concerto in C Major; Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4, “Italian.”

June 3: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University. Xian Zhang, conductor; Brennan Sweet, violin; Elzbieta Weyman, viola; Kathleen Nester, piccolo. Program includes Rossini’s Overture to L’italiana in Algeri; Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola; Vivaldi’s Piccolo Concerto in C Major; Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4, “Italian.”

June 3 and 5: Harmonium Choral Society at Our Lady of Sorrows, South Orange.

June 5: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at State Theatre, New Brunswick. Xian Zhang, conductor; Brennan Sweet, violin; Elzbieta Weyman, viola; Kathleen Nester, piccolo. Program includes Rossini’s Overture to L’italiana in Algeri; Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola; Vivaldi’s Piccolo Concerto in C Major; Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4, “Italian.”

June 11: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank. Xian Zhang, conductor; Chris Komer, horn; Aaron Dworkin, narrator. Program includes a new work by Daniel Bernard Roumain (world premiere, NJSO commission); Jazz French Horn Concerto (world premiere, NJSO commission) with movements by Vivian Li, Gary Morgan, Christian McBride and Paquito D’Rivera; Aaron Dworkin/Coleridge-Taylor’s The American Rhapsody; Gershwin’s An American in Paris.

June 12: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Xian Zhang, conductor; Chris Komer, horn; Aaron Dworkin, narrator. Program includes a new work by Daniel Bernard Roumain (world premiere, NJSO commission); Jazz French Horn Concerto (world premiere, NJSO commission) with movements by Vivian Li, Gary Morgan, Christian McBride and Paquito D’Rivera; Aaron Dworkin/Coleridge-Taylor’s The American Rhapsody; Gershwin’s An American in Paris.

June 27: Harmonium Choral Society at Grace Church, Madison.

July 7: Imperial Brass at Great Auditorium, Ocean Grove.

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