is your go-to spot for reviews, announcements and information about northern and central New Jersey theater, music, dance, museum exhibits and activities for adults, kids and their families. Click the tabs to find an event, or scroll down to the Labels at the bottom of the page to find what you are looking for.
An exuberant citizen of the entire world. A classical artist of the first order. Who else but pianist Lang Lang? Catch this 2015 Grammy Awards performer in a solo recital in Prudential Hall—a night you'll never forget!
WHEN: New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center Street, Newark NJ
Not just anyone in classical music could perform before a worldwide audience of possibly billions at the 2014 World Cup in Rio (with Plácido Domingo) and, a few months later, release an elegant, fluent, to-the-manner-born CD of Mozart piano concertos with Nikolaus Harnoncourt and the Vienna Philharmonic. Who else but Lang Lang?
The Chinese-born pianist, who will perform works by Bach, Tchaikovsky and Chopin, is a sensation unlike any in the history of classical music, and he has a long and rich relationship with NJPAC. He first played in Prudential Hall as a promising young virtuoso, and he has returned many times for our audiences. Today he is one of the world's most acclaimed pianists and best-selling classical artists, with an irresistible desire and determination to welcome everyone, everywhere to the embrace of classical music. A serious artist of the first order. An exuberant citizen of the entire world.
Lang Lang performs frequently with others, and most audiences in the U.S. do not know him as a solo recitalist. His program at NJPAC promises to be a musical encounter not to be forgotten. His command of this most refined and elevated repertoire is complete—and, typically, infused with distinctive personality. In Europe, his recitals have the atmosphere of rock concerts. So exciting are they that DVDs have been released of his recitals in Vienna's Musikvereinsaal, London's Royal Albert Hall and, earlier, Carnegie Hall in New York.
Bach: Italian Concerto in F Major
Tchaikovsky: The Seasons
Chopin: The Four Scherzos
This performance is part of the 2015-16 Bank of America Classical Music Series, a unique season of exhilarating performances spanning the best of the classical music world. "The Classical Series brings some of the world's most esteemed musicians to one of the premier cultural destinations in the country." said Bob Doherty, New Jersey president, Bank of America. "We're committed to supporting organizations like NJPAC who engage audiences with compelling programming and contribute to New Jersey's cultural vibrancy."
Join us for the Bank of America Classical Overtures, held an hour prior to each classical concert. These interactive presentations are hosted by Maestro George Marriner Maull of New Jersey's Discovery Orchestra and are free to ticket holders.
ABOUT NJPAC: New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in downtown Newark New Jersey, is among the largest performing arts centers in the United States. NJPAC is the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey; where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. As New Jersey's Town Square, NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing not only the state's, but the world's best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city. Through its extensive Arts Education programs, NJPAC is shaping the next generation of artists and arts enthusiasts. Since opening its doors in 1997, NJPAC has attracted over eight million visitors (including more than one million children) in its continuing mission to nurture meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents.