Classical, February-November

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

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

Feb. 5-6: Princeton Symphony Orchestra at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University. Kenneth Bean, conductor; Diana Adamyan, violin. Program includes Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Ballade, Op. 33; Jean Sibelius’ Violin Concerto; Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9, “From the New World.”
Feb. 5-6: Mid-Atlantic Brass Band Festival at Wilson Music Hall at Rowan University, Glassboro.

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

Feb. 13: New Jersey Symphony plays music of “Casablanca” at screening of movie at State Theatre, New Brunswick. NJS 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 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 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. 20: Parlance Chamber Concerts at West Side Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood. Paul Huang and Danbi Um, violions; Juho Pohjonen, piano. Music by Beethoven, Erich Korngold, Pablo Sarasate and Chris Rogerson.

Feb. 25: Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra at West Side Presbyterian Church. Kyunghun Kim, conductor. Ron Levy, piano; Kristen Plumley, soprano. Works by Beethoven, Mahler and Stravinsky.
Feb. 25: Anna Keiserman, piano, and Christopher Herbert, baritone, at Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College, Toms River. Program includes works by Sergei Rachmaninoff and Georgi Sviridov.

Feb. 26: New Jersey Symphony 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. 26: New Jersey Youth Symphony at Union County Performing Arts Center, Rahway. “A Concert for Peace” program, featuring Marvin Hamlisch’s Anatomy of Peace and Leonard Bernstein’s Symphony No. 1, Jeremiah.
Feb. 27: New Jersey Symphony 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 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: Princeton Symphony Orchestra at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University. Rossen Milanov, conductor; Pablo Ferrández, cello. Program includes James Lee III’s Amer’ican; Antonin Dvorak’s Cello Concerto; Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite (1919).
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 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: Decoda at Berrie Center at Ramapo College, Mahwah. Works by Gilad Cohen, Joseph Jones, Brad Balliett, Valerie Coleman, Doug Balliett and Evan Premo.

March 10 and 12: New Jersey Symphony 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 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 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: Parlance Chamber Concerts at West Side Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood. Krisin Lee, violin; Nicholas Canellakis, cello; Michael Brown, piano. Music by Debussy and Ravel.
March 13: “Music at Bunker Hill” at Bunker Hill Presbyterian Church, Sewell. Michelle Cann, piano. Program includes music by Chopin, Price, Brahms and
Bonds.

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

March 18: Alexander Lo at Grunin Center at Ocean County College, Toms River. Program includes music by Chopin, Scriabin and Tchaikovsky.

March 19: Capital Philharmonic of New Jersey at War Memorial Theater Ballroom, Trenton. Program includes Saint-Saëns’ “Carnival of the Animals.”
March 19: Il Volo, “Il Volo Sings Morricone and More!” at Event Center at Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa, Atlantic City.

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

March 25-26: Princeton Symphony Orchestra at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University. Rossen Milanov, conductor; Mackenzie Melemed, piano. Program includes Alexander Scriabin’s Piano Concerto; Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 2.

March 27: The Jersey Tenors at Rhino Theatre, Pompton Lakes.
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 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 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 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 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 3 and June 12: Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey at Dolan Hall at St. Elizabeth University, Morristown.

April 8 and 10: New Jersey Symphony 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, NJS co-commission); Rossini’s Overture to Guillaume Tell.

April 9: New Jersey Symphony  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, NJS 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 10: J’Nai Bridges, mezzo-soprano, at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.

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 15: Maria Yefimova, piano, at Grunin Center at Ocean County College, Toms River. Lecture-recital celebrating the 150th anniversary of Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915).

April 19: “Symphony of Winds and Percussion: Visionaries” at Margaret Williams Theatre at New Jersey City University, Jersey City. Music by Ulysses Kay, Nancy Galbraith, Vincent Persichetti, Roger Zare and others.

April 22: Beethoven’s Mass in C Major at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Newark. With The New Jersey Symphony, 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: The Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea at Algonquin Arts Theatre, Manasquan.
April 24: Harmonium Choral Society Family Concert at Christ Church, Short Hills.
April 24: Parlance Chamber Concerts at West Side Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood. Marc-André Hamelin, piano. Music by CPE Bach, Prokofiev, Scriabin and Beethoven.
April 24: “Music at Bunker Hill” at Bunker Hill Presbyterian Church, Sewell. Dover Quartet (Joel Link, violin; Bryan Lee, violin; Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola; Camden Shaw, cello). Program includes music by Stravinsky, Mozart and Ravel.

April 28: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra with Nobuyuki Tsujii, piano at Bickford Theatre at Morris Museum, Morris Township.

April 28 and 30: New Jersey Symphony 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 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 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 6: Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra at West Side Presbyterian Church. Kyunghun Kim, conductor; Brett Deubner, viola. Works by Copland, Richard Danielpour and William Grant Still.

May 7: Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass at Berrie Center at Ramapo College, Mahwah.

May 7-8: Princeton Symphony Orchestra at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University. Rossen Milanov, conductor; Stefan Jackiw, violin. Program includesGabriela Lena Frank’s Elegia Andina (Andean Elegy);
Erich Korngold’s Violin Concerto; Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3 “Scottish.”

May 8: Parlance Chamber Concerts at West Side Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood. Arnaud Sussman, violin; Anna Polonsky, piano; Paul Neubauer, viola; Fred Sherry, cello. Music by Mozart.

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

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

May 14: New Jersey Symphony plays music of “Star Wars: A New Hope” at screening of movie at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. NJS at the Movies series. John Williams. Constantine Kitsopoulos, conductor.
March 14: Livingston Symphony Orchestra at Livingston High School. Program includes Parker’s A Northern Ballad, op. 46; Chadwick’s Elegy In memoriam: Horatio Parker; Gilbert’s The Dance in Place Congo; Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, op. 95 – From the New World.

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 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 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 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 5: “Music at Bunker Hill” featuring The Trout Quintet at Bunker Hill Presbyterian Church, Sewell. Music by Beethoven, Drucker and Schubert.

June 11: New Jersey Symphony 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, NJS commission); Jazz French Horn Concerto (world premiere, NJS 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 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, NJS commission); Jazz French Horn Concerto (world premiere, NJS 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 18: Livingston Symphony Orchestra at Livingston High School. Program includes Grieg: In the Hall of the Mountain King from Peer Gynt, Suite No. 1; Saint-Saëns’ Dance Bacchanale from Samson et Dalila; Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries, from Die Walküre; Holst’s Mars, Bringer of War from The Planets; Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 in E Minor.

June 19: Parlance Chamber Concerts at West Side Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood. The Zukerman Trio (Pinchas Zukerman, violin; Amanda Forsyth, cello; Victor Santiago Asuncion, piano). Music by Beethoven.

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

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

Nov. 30: Vienna Boys Choir at BergenPAC, Englewood.

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