Saturday, February 25, 2012


Special Limited-Time Offer: Best Available Seating for Only $45*!

New York Philharmonic
WHEN: Friday, March 9, 8 PM
NJPAC, One Center Street, Newark

David Zinman, conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, cello

  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 8
  • Barber: Cello Concerto
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 4

"Exhilarating in the extreme. Every strand of argument bristles with life ... Zinman’s view of the Eighth makes for essential listening."—Gramophone Magazine

David Zinman is the greatest American conductor you may not yet be aware of. Or perhaps you are, without realizing: it was Zinman who transformed the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra into a world-class ensemble during his tenure there (1985-98), and you may own a copy of his exquisite (and best-selling) recording of G√≥recki’s Symphony No. 3 (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs). "Great" is definitely how you will think of Zinman after this concert, his long-overdue NJPAC debut. In the past decade, at the helm of Zurich’s Tonhalle Orchestra, he began re-examining the Beethoven symphonies, a process that resulted in a series of recordings that blew the cobwebs off these venerable masterpieces. Zinman brings those insights to this splendid program with the New York Philharmonic, a rare chance to hear two of Beethoven’s finest but least-heard symphonies—the dazzlingly compact Fourth and Eighth.

Alisa WeilersteinIn between these two masterpieces, Zinman and the New York Philharmonic are joined by one of the finest young artists of the new generation, the soulful young American cellist Alisa Weilerstein, in Samuel Barber’s haunting, virtuosic Cello Concerto. Expect real excitement when Weilerstein meets Zinman and the New York Philharmonic—the kind of encounter that fills classical music with energy, insight, and infinite new possibilities.

*Order at least two tickets to see the New York Philharmonic from Friday, February 24 through Monday, March 5, and receive best available seating for just $45 per ticket.

To take advantage of this offer online, choose your seats from any section with available seating and, when you reach the “Checkout” page, enter promotion code PHIL45 in the “Enter Promotion Code” box, then click on “Apply Promo” to convert your price paid to the $45 per ticket price. This offer also applies when you order via phone at 1-888-GO-NJPAC or at the NJPAC Box Office, February 24th through March 5th, and mention Promotion Code PHIL45.

* Offer does not apply to previously purchased tickets