Classical, August 2021-June 2022

NJ classical listings 2021

The PUBLIQuartet performs at the Morris Museum in Morris Township, Aug. 8.

Aug. 1: Montclair Orchestra Percussion Ensemble, outdoors at Morris Museum, Morris Township. Works by Tchaikovsky, Richard Strauss, Bizet, Joplin, Gershwin and George Hamilton Green.
Aug. 1: Sacred Quartet Recital, “Songs of the Spirit” at Bishop James Tabernacle, Ocean Grove.

Aug. 4, 7, 14, 21, 25 and 28: Gordon Turk, organ, at Great Auditorium, Ocean Grove.

Aug. 6: The Texas Tenors at Resorts, Atlantic City.

Aug. 8: PUBLIQuartet, outdoors at Morris Museum, Morris Township.
Aug. 8: Allison Gish, mezzo-soprano, at Bishop James Tabernacle, Ocean Grove.
Aug. 8: Greg Giannascoli & Friends at Stephen J. Capestro Theater at Roosevelt Park, Edison.

Aug. 11: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, chamber music series at Alice Ransom Dreyfuss Memorial Garden, Newark Museum of Art. “Who We Are with DBR,” curated by Daniel Bernard Roumain.
Aug. 11: Clara Gerdes, organ, at Great Auditorium, Ocean Grove.
Aug. 11: Four Shore Strings, Main Street Concert Series, Manasquan.

Aug. 15: Tesla Quartet, outdoors at Morris Museum, Morris Township.

Aug. 18: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Ocean County College, Toms River. Program includes music by John Williams, Pedro Elías Gutiérrez, Oscar Lorenzo Fernández, George Walker, Florence Price and Aaron Copland.

Aug. 20: Whitehouse Wind Symphony at Red Mill Museum, Clinton.

Aug. 22: Imani Winds, outdoors at Morris Museum, Morris Township.

Aug. 26: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Essex County Parks Summer Music at Branch Brook Park, Newark. Program includes music by John Williams, Pedro Elías Gutiérrez, Oscar Lorenzo Fernández, George Walker, Florence Price and Aaron Copland.

Aug. 28: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Giraldo Music & Arts Festival at Giraldo Farms, Madison. Program includes music by John Williams, Pedro Elías Gutiérrez, Oscar Lorenzo Fernández, George Walker, Florence Price and Aaron Copland.

Aug. 29: “Sacred Masterworks: Hear My Prayer” at Great Auditorium. Jason C. Tramm, conductor. Program includes Michael John Trotta’s Gloria, F. Mendelssohn’s Hear My Prayer, G. Fauré’s Requiem in D Minor.

Aug. 29: ETHEL string quartet, outdoors at Morris Museum, Morris Township.

Sept. 5: Attacca Quartet, outdoors at Morris Museum, Morris Township.

Sept. 11: Barbara Quintiliani, soprano, at Cape May Presbyterian Church. Presented by East Lynn Theater Company.

Sept. 12: Tesla Quartet, outdoors at Morris Museum, Morris Township.

Sept. 19: The New Jersey String Quartet, outdoors at Morris Museum, Morris Township. Program includes compositions by Schubert.

Sept. 26: American Contemporary Music Ensemble, outdoors at Morris Museum, Morris Township. Program includes selections from Jóhann Jóhannsson’s works for strings; Max Richter’s On the Nature of Daylight; Schubert’s String Quintet in C Major, II. Adagio; Caroline Shaw’s In manus tuas; Clarice Jensen’s For this from that will be filled (a); Ingram Marshall’s Entrada.

Oct. 1: Time for Three at Hopewell Theater.

Oct. 8 and 10: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Xian Zhang, conductor; Daniel Bernard Roumain, violin. “New Jersey Symphony Returns.” Program includes a new work (world premiere, NJSO co-commission) by Michael Abels; Roumain’s Voodoo Violin Concert; and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7.

Oct. 14 and 16: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Nicholas McGegan, conductor; Augustin Hadelich, violin. Program includes Chevalier de Saint-Georges’ Overture to L’amante anonyme and Violin Concerto in A Major, Op. 5, No. 2; Beethoven’s Romance for Violin and Orchestra No. 2, and Symphony No. 2.

Oct. 15: Havasi at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark.

Oct. 17: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown. Nicholas McGegan, conductor; Augustin Hadelich, violin. Program includes Chevalier de Saint-Georges’ Overture to L’amante anonyme and Violin Concerto in A Major, Op. 5, No. 2; Beethoven’s Romance for Violin and Orchestra No. 2, and Symphony No. 2.

Oct. 23: Capital Philharmonic of New Jersey at War Memorial, Trenton. “The Dream of America” featuring music by John Williams, Aaron Copland and Peter Boyer.

Oct. 30: Itzhak Perlman at BergenPAC, Englewood.
Oct. 30: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Screening of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1,” with the NJSO playing Alexandre Desplat’s score live.
Oct. 30: Adelphi Orchestra’s Young Artist Concert at Fair Lawn Community Center Theatre. Program includes music by Verdi, Mozart and Stravinsky.

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

Dec. 1: Vienna Boys Choir at BergenPAC, Englewood.

Dec. 4: Pasquale Esposito at Sound Waves at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City.

Dec.  5: Capital Philarhmonic of New Jersey at War Memorial, Trenton. “Classical Christmas” with soprano Gianine Campbell.

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. 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.

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

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

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.

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 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.

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