Classical, March 2024-April 2025

by JAY LUSTIG
nj classical listings

MARIA JARZYNA

Aaron Diehl will perform with his trio at Kean University in Union, March 9.

March 1: The Princeton Singers at Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College, Toms River.

March 1 and 3: New Jersey Symphony at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Xian Zhang, conductor; Andrew Adelson, oboe d’amore; Jana McIntyre, soprano; Barry Banks, tenor; Hugh Russell, baritone; Montclair State University Chorale (Heather J. Buchanan, director). “Xian Conducts Carmina Burana” program includes Augusta Read Thomas’ Selections from Jubilee; J.S. Bach’s Oboe d’Amore Concerto; Orff’s Carmina Burana.

March 2: New Jersey Symphony at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. “Batman in Concert.”
March 2: Mnozil Brass at Enlow Recital Hall at Kean University, Hillside.
March 2: Rowan University Symphony Orchestra, Concert Choir and Wind Ensemble, Centennial Concert at Pfleeger Concert Hall at Rowan University, Glassboro.

March 3: Classic V Winds with Slavina Zhelezova, piano, presented by River Crossing Concerts at First Congregational Church, River Edge. “French Connection” program includes works by Louise Farrenc, Valerie Coleman, Francis Poulenc and Paquito D’Rivera.
March 3: Fauré’s Requiem at Brook Arts Center Bound Brook.
March 3: Kenyon College Chamber Singers at Tower Hill Church, Red Bank. Program will include works by Johannes Brahms, Jacob Handl, Ralph Vaughan Williams and others.

March 7: Hagen String Quartet at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University. Program includes music by Joseph Haydn, Claude Debussy and Ludwig van Beethoven.
March 7: Rowan University Concert Band at Pfleeger Concert Hall at Rowan University, Glassboro.

March 8: Adelphi Orchestra at Fair Lawn Community Theater. Kyunghun Kim, conductor; Ella Eom, violin. “Musical Nomads” program includes Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite​; Ravel’s Tzigane, Op. 4; Schumann’s Symphony No. 3, “Rhenish.”
March 8: Nina Siniakova, piano, and Arturo Delmoni, violin, at Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College, Toms River.

March 9: Aaron Diehl Trio at Enlow Recital Hall at Kean University, Hillside.
March 9: TENET Vocal Artists at Community of St. John Baptist, Mendham. Program includes Isabella Leonarda Venite laetantes, Ave suavis dilectio, Sonatas Seconda, Quarta, and Nona from Op. 16; Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater Dolorosa.

March 9-10: Princeton Symphony Orchestra at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University. Rossen Milanov, conductor; Time for Three (Ranaan Meyer, double bass; Nick Kendall, violin; Charles Yang, violin). Program includes Marin Goleminov’s The Fire Dancer: Suite from the Ballet; Kevin Puts’ Contact; Prokofiev’s Selections from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64.
March 9-10: “Harmonium Choral Society at United Methodist Church, Morristown.

March 10: All Seasons Chamber Players at Emmanuel Church, Ridgewood.
March 10: Aizuri Quartet, Steeple Concerts at St. Paul’s at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Westfield.

March 14: New Jersey Symphony at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Xian Zhang, conductor; Tom Borrow, piano. “Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony” program includes David Ludwig’s Night Vision; Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24; Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5.

March 15: New Jersey Symphony at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University. Xian Zhang, conductor; Tom Borrow, piano. “Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony” program includes David Ludwig’s Night Vision; Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24; Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5.
March 16: Capital Philharmonic of New Jersey at Patriots Theater at the War Memorial, Trenton. Daniel Spalding, conductor; Yvonne Lam, violin. Program includes Valerie Coleman’s Seven O’clock Shout; Philip Glass’ Violin Concerto; Igor Stravinsky’s Petrushka.

March 16: Jeremy Dutcher at Berlind Theater at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.

March 17: New Jersey Symphony at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown. Xian Zhang, conductor; Tom Borrow, piano. “Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony” program includes David Ludwig’s Night Vision; Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24; Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5.
March 17: Kyiv Virtuosi Symphony Orchestra at State Theatre, New Brunswick.
March 17: Princeton Pro Musica at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University. Program includes Mozart’s Requiem; Jasmine Barnes’ Portrait: Douglass & Tubman.
March 17: Harlem Chamber Players String Quartet at Music at Bunker Hill series at Bunker Hill Presbyterian Church, Sewell. “100 Years of Women Composers” program includes works by Florence Price, Tania León, Caroline Shaw and Rhiannon Giddens.
March 17: David Brubaker, violin, and Miryana Moteva, piano, at Welpe Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College, Branchburg. Mozaika Concert Series.
March 17: All Seasons Chamber Players at Mahwah Public Library.

March 24: Richardson Chamber Players at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University. Program includes music by Camille Saint-Saëns, Gabriel Fauré, Maurice Ravel, Florent Schmitt, Maurice Delage, Igor Stravinsky, Maurice Ravel.
March 24: Time for Three featuring violinists Charles Yang and Nick Kendall and bassist Ranaan Meyer at Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College, Toms River.
March 24: Paul Zeigler, piano, benefit for Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey at Madison Community Arts Center.

March 30: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields with Joshua Bell at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark.

April 3: Jonathan Biss, piano, and Mitsuko Uchida, piano, at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University. Program includes music by Franz Schubert.

April 4: New Jersey Symphony at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown. ” ‘Star Wars: Return of the Jedi’ in Concert.”

April 5: New Jersey Symphony at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank. ” ‘Star Wars: Return of the Jedi’ in Concert.”
April 5: Anna Lapwood at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City.
April 5: Margarita Rovenskaya, piano, at Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College, Toms River.

April 6: New Jersey Symphony at State Theatre, New Brunswick. ” ‘Star Wars: Return of the Jedi’ in Concert.”

April 7: New Jersey Symphony at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. ” ‘Star Wars: Return of the Jedi’ in Concert.”
April 7: Escher Quartet, presented by Red Bank Chamber Music Society at Trinity Episcopal Church, Red Bank. Music by Joseph Haydn, Leoš Janáček, Franz Schubert.
April 7: All Seasons Chamber Players at Reformed Church of Oradell.
April 7: Symphony in C at Haddonfield United Methodist Church. Program includes Saint-Saëns’ Piano Quartet in Bb Major, Op. 41; Fauré’s Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 15.

April 8: Golda Schultz, soprano, and Jonathan Ware, piano, at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University. “This Be Her Verse: Exploring the Female Perspective” program includes music by Clara Schumann, Emile Mayer, Rebecca Clarke, Nadia Boulanger and Kathleen Tagg.

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

April 14: Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey at Dolan Hall at Saint Elizabeth University, Morristown. Program includes Felix Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto featuring Alyson Whelan; Franz Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony; Peter Jarvis’ Concerto for Vibraphone and Orchestra featuring Jesse Gerbasi (world premiere).
April 14: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra with violinist Bomsori Kim at Bickford Theatre at Morris Museum, Morris Township.

April 15: Rowan University Percussion Ensemble at Pfleeger Concert Hall at Rowan University, Glassboro.

April 17: Rowan University Contemporary Music Ensemble at Boyd Recital Hall at Rowan University, Glassboro.

April 18: Rowan University Wind Ensemble at Pfleeger Concert Hall at Rowan University, Glassboro.

April 20: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center at Concert Hall at Drew University, Madison. Wu Han, piano; Jose Franch-Ballester, clarinet; Arnaud Sussmann, violin; David Finckel, cello. Program includes works by Beethoven, Bruch, Brahms, Mendelssohn.
April 20: Rowan University Concert Choir, University Chorus & Voces Chamber Ensemble at Pfleeger Concert Hall at Rowan University, Glassboro.

April 21: “Scenes From La Traviata,” presented by Opera at Florham at The Mansion at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison.
April 21: Robert McDonald, piano, at Music at Bunker Hill series at Bunker Hill Presbyterian Church, Sewell. Program includes Bach’s French Suite #4 in E-flat Major; Beethoven’s Sonata Op. 111; Nielsen’s Chaconne; Debussy’s Preludes Bk. 2; Fauré’s Valse Caprice #2 in D-flat, Op. 38.
April 21: Anna Keiserman, piano, at Welpe Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College, Branchburg. Mozaika Concert Series. Program includes works by Mykola Lysenko, Mieczyslaw Weinberg, Dmitri Shostakovich and Vsevolod Zaderatsky.
April 21: All Seasons Chamber Players at Teaneck Public Library.

April 23: Rowan University Concert Band and Brass Band at Pfleeger Concert Hall at Rowan University, Glassboro.

April 27: Harmonium Choral Society Chamber Singers at Calvary Episcopal Church, Summit.
April 27: All Seasons Chamber Players at Fort Lee Public Library.

April 28: Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea, “Opera’s Greatest Hits” at Algonquin Arts Theatre, Manasquan.
April 28: Harmonium Choral Society Chamber Singers at Grace Church, Madison.
April 28: Leonia Chamber Musicians at Presbyterian Church in Leonia. With Soyeon Park, piano. Program includes Dvořák’s String Quartet No. 14 in A♭ Major, Op. 105; Schumann Piano Quintet in E♭ Major.

April 29: MCCC Chamber Ensemble Spring Concert at Kelsey Theatre at Mercer County Community College, West Windsor.

April 30: MCCC Spring Choral Concert at Kelsey Theatre at Mercer County Community College, West Windsor.

May 2: Doric String Quartet at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University. Program includes music by Brett Dean, Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Schubert.

May 4: Symphony in C at Gordon Theater at Rutgers University-Camden. Program includes Bernstein’s On the Town – Three Dance Episodes; Florence Price’s Violin Concerto No. 1 (featuring Hao Zhou); Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 “New World Symphony.”
May 4: Somerset Hills Chorus at St. Mary’s Abbey, Morristown. Program includes Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas.”

May 5: Princeton Pro Musica at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University. Program includes Paul Moravec and Mark Campbell’s Sanctuary Road.

May 10: New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, “The Pirates of Penzance” at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown.

May 11: New Jersey Festival Orchestra at Presbyterian Church, Westfield. David Wroe, conductor. Program includes Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and a violin concert TBA.

May 11-12: Princeton Symphony Orchestra at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University. Rossen Milanov, conductor; Sara Davis Buechner, piano. Program includes John Luther Adams’ Become River; Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15; Schumann’s Symphony No. 4 in D Minor, Op. 120.

May 12: Adelphi Orchestra at Fair Lawn Community Center Theater. Kyunghun Kim, conductor; Esther Yang, violin. “Complexity & Simplicity” program includes Brahms’ Variations on a Theme by Haydn; Mozart’s Concerto for Violin, No. 3; Schubert’s Symphony No 5 in B flat major.
May 12: Ardelia Trio, presented by Red Bank Chamber Music Society at Trinity Episcopal Church, Red Bank. Music by Johann Hummel, Rebecca Clarke and Johannes Brahms.

May 14: Miroslav Hristov, violin, and Vladimir Valjarevic, piano, at Welpe Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College, Branchburg. Mozaika Concert Series.

May 15: Joshua Bell, violin, Larisa Martinez, soprano, Peter Dugan, piano at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.

May 17: New Jersey Symphony at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University. Markus Stenz, conductor; Jeremy Denk, piano. Program includes Berlioz’s Roman Carnival Overture; Anna Clyne’s Piano Concerto (New Jersey Symphony co-commission); Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3.
Mau 17: Awadagin Pratt, piano, at Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College, Toms River.

May 18-19: New Jersey Symphony at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Markus Stenz, conductor; Jeremy Denk, piano. Program includes Berlioz’s Roman Carnival Overture; Anna Clyne’s Piano Concerto (New Jersey Symphony co-commission); Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, “Eroica.”

May 19: All Seasons Chamber Players at Ridgefield Public Library.

May 22: MCCC Chamber Ensemble Spring Concert at Kelsey Theatre at Mercer County Community College, West Windsor.

May 26: Lucy Fitz Gibbon, soprano, at Music at Bunker Hill series at Bunker Hill Presbyterian Church, Sewell. Program includes music by Handel, Ortiz, Rameau.

May 30-31: New Jersey Symphony at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Xian Zhang, conductor. “Epic Scores of John Williams and More!”

June 1: New Jersey Symphony at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank. Xian Zhang, conductor. “Epic Scores of John Williams and More!”

June 1-2: Harmonium Choral Society at United Methodist Church, Morristown.

June 2: New Jersey Symphony at State Theatre, New Brunswick. Xian Zhang, conductor. “Epic Scores of John Williams and More!”

June 7: New Jersey Symphony at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University. Xian Zhang, conductor; Daniil Trifonov, piano. Program includes a new work by Daniel Bernard Roumain (world premiere, New Jersey Symphony commission); Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess: A Symphonic Picture (arr. Bennett) and Concerto in F.

June 8: New Jersey Symphony at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank. Xian Zhang, conductor; Daniil Trifonov, piano. Program includes a new work by Daniel Bernard Roumain (world premiere, New Jersey Symphony commission); Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess: A Symphonic Picture (arr. Bennett) and Concerto in F.

June 9: New Jersey Symphony at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Xian Zhang, conductor; Daniil Trifonov, piano. Program includes a new work by Daniel Bernard Roumain (world premiere, New Jersey Symphony commission); Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess: A Symphonic Picture (arr. Bennett) and Concerto in F.
June 9: Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey at Dolan Hall at Saint Elizabeth University, Morristown. Program includes Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2; Gustav Holst’s St. Paul’s Suite; Antonin Dvořák’s Serenade for Winds.

Nov. 6: Yunchan Lim, piano, at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.

Nov. 16: “Tosca,” presented by Center Stage Opera Co. at Surflight Theatre, Beach Haven.

Jan. 5: Father Alphonse’s Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea at Algonquin Arts Theatre, Manasquan.

April 27, 2025: Father Alphonse’s Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea, “An Afternoon at the Opera” at Algonquin Arts Theatre, Manasquan.

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