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The New Jersey Symphony returns to the State
Theatre New Jersey stage!
New Jersey Symphony is proud to present performances at 100-year-young
State Theatre New Jersey, which recently completed an extensive
renovation that makes the venue more accessible and comfortable than
The renovations feature a new elevator to the balcony level, new seats,
new and expanded accessible restrooms with touchless technology,
updated lobby areas, a new HVAC system and much more. Take a virtual tour andget tickets to come out and experience it all in person!
New Jersey Symphony 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 American bass-baritone Eric Owens.
“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.
Artist-in-Residence 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
Beethoven’s Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 5 Fri, Apr 1, at 8 pm
This is glorious madness. Imagine running
a marathon, then repeating it … four days in a row. French-Canadian
wonder Louis Lortie teams up with the New Jersey Symphony to
perform all five Beethoven piano concertos across four days. This
concert shows Beethoven at the starting line of his career, full of
youthful fire, and at his glorious pinnacle.
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 performing
John Williams’ Oscar-winning score live to the complete film.
The New Jersey Symphony’s Brennan Sweet
and Elzbieta Weyman play the 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.