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Black Friday Sale! 50% discount on great concerts.
Sale starts now!
Receive a 50% discount on concerts including
Beethoven’s Piano Concertos, Ravel’s Boléro, Casablanca in Concert, Tchaikovsky’s
‘Pathétique,’ and Daniil
Trifonov's return to the NJSO stage later this season.
There are many more fantastic concerts from
which to choose—nearly all are available as part of this
Special Black Friday/Cyber Monday Weekend Sale Offers:
·50% discount on most concerts!
·Use promo code BLACKFRIDAY21 when ordering
is available online only, starting Monday, November 22, at 6 pm and
ending Monday, November 29, at 11:59 pm. Patrons who require assistance
purchasing online can call NJSO Patron Services on Monday,
November 29, from 10 am to 5 pm. Offer is not
retroactive, cannot be combined and tickets are subject to
availability. Additional restrictions may apply.
silver waterfall plunging from a towering mountain into a fjord
below—and you have the opening of Grieg’s Piano Concerto. An
exquisite painter at the piano, Vladimir Feltsman brings the
concerto’s hold-your-breath moments to vivid life. Andrey Boreyko’s
NJSO debut also features a pathbreaking ballet by his countryman
Igor Stravinsky and a new work by living legend Thomas Adès.
NJSO brass and woodwinds shine in works showcasing their
special sound and virtuosity. We kick off with a brand- new fanfare
from jazz master Wynton Marsalis, Joan Tower’s take on Copland’s
vision and Dvořák’s beguiling serenade. The full orchestra sparkles
in Copland’s homage to Abraham Lincoln, narrated by the great
"Of all the gin
joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into
mine." Walk into ours and see Casablanca
on the big screen, with live orchestral accompaniment. Cozy up with
a loved one as you savor the beautiful visuals, relive the story of
Rick and Ilsa’s
love and experience this classic film.
A journey from
darkness to light. Samy Moussa’s Nocturne
evokes the sea at night under a moody half-moon. Mozart’s
Third Violin Concerto is a musical sunrise, and we’re delighted to
welcome back Karen Gomyo and her unequaled ability to spin out
Mozart’s radiant lyricism. Finally, the organ’s entrance in the
finale of Saint-Saëns’ Symphony No. 3 is like throwing curtains
open to noontime sun.
touching final music, his Sixth Symphony, is on the short list of
so many music lovers, and we are so excited to perform it for you.
We lead into it with a gorgeous overture by Louise Farrenc, who
with one beautiful score after another, broke all sorts of glass
ceilings in 19th-century France. And Concertmaster Eric Wyrick and
Juan Pablo Jofre team up for Jofre’s Concerto for violin and
bandoneon—a popular tango-loving cousin of the accordion from
Jofre’s native Argentina.
Superb NJSO principals
step into the spotlight: Bart Feller in a tour de force that lets
the flute’s shining personalities sing out, and Jonathan Spitz in a
piece many call the perfect cello concerto. Xian Zhang bookends
this beauty with iconic pieces by the master orchestral colorist
Maurice Ravel, ending with the slow-build hurricane of Boléro.
Daniil Trifonov—"the most astounding pianist of our age" (The Times)—returns for his
second week this season with a brand new concerto written for him
by a musical polymath—DJ and composer Mason Bates. Xian Zhang
specializes in Tchaikovsky’s singing line, digging deep into the
sorrow and joy that makes her favorite Russian composer’s music
wonder Louis Lortie teams up with the NJSO to perform Beethoven’s
Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 5. This concert shows Beethoven at the
starting line of his career, full of youthful fire, and at his
Louis Lortie’s exploration of Beethoven’s Piano Concertos
with the NJSO continues with Nos. 2, 3 & 4. The "middle
set" holds surprisingly tender music, and passages of
jaw-dropping virtuosity, from the heaven-storming composer.
"Jupiter" Symphony offers inspiration for the sheer
miracle and Swiss-watch perfection of its final movement—and
heartache, because this was Mozart’s last symphony. Beloved
Principal Bassoon Robert Wagner has served NJSO audiences for 42
years; he plays the East Coast premiere of Christopher Rouse’s
lyrical concerto. And why not play with convention and end with a
starter: the rousing "Hi-yo, Silver!" curtain-raiser to
Rossini’s Guillaume Tell.
Since Conrad Tao’s
NJSO appearance four seasons ago, his career has exploded: he’s
written music for the New York Philharmonic, performed all over the
world and earned a huge spread in The
New York Times. He plays his own playful Spoonfuls and Tchaikovsky’s
big-shouldered First, with Shostakovich’s lighthearted Ninth
Luke Skywalker begins
a journey that will change the galaxy, as he leaves his home
planet, battles the evil Empire and learns the ways of the Force.
Don’t miss Star Wars: A New Hope
in concert, with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra performing John
Williams’ Oscar-winning score live to the complete film.
Brennan Sweet and Elzbieta Weyman play some of the loveliest music
ever written for violin and viola, Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante.
Kathleen Nester makes the orchestra’s tiniest instrument sing loud
and proud in Vivaldi’s Piccolo Concerto. The sunshine of
Mendelssohn’s "Italian" Symphony warms the entire program.
We end the season with
fireworks made in the USA. DBR kicks off the festivities with his
exciting new work. The sparkling talent of NJSO Principal Horn
Chris Komer shines in a new concerto written for him by four
leading jazz composers. Aaron Dworkin, the visionary founder of the
Sphinx Organization which lifts up young Black and Latinx
musicians, narrates Coleridge-Taylor’s moving Rhapsody with the words of our
nation’s first president. And the City of Lights swirls around you
in Gershwin’s beloved classic.