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Symphony’s 2024 Lunar New Year Celebration continues our tradition,
first developed by Music Director Xian Zhang, of blending music from
East and West in a celebration of cultural collaboration. This year,
under the baton of conductor Yue Bao, the Symphony will perform
selections from Huang Ruo’s Folk
Songs for Orchestra and Zhou Tian’s Gift plus tried-and-true favorites like Spring Festival Overture.
Rising star Tony Siqi Yun joins at the piano to perform selections from
the Yellow River Concerto
and Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G. You won’t want to miss this
celebration to ring in the Year of the Dragon!
Yue Bao conductor Tony Siqi Yun piano Peking University Alumni Chorus Edison Chinese School Lion Dance Team New Jersey Symphony
Li HuanzhiSpring Festival Overture Xinghai "Yellow River
Boatmen’s Song" from Yellow
River Concerto Ravel "Allegramente" from
Piano Concerto in G Huang Ruo Selections from Folk Songs for Orchestra
I. Flower Drum Song from Feng Yang
IV. Girl from the Da Ban City Dvořák Slavonic Dance No. 8, Op. 46 Verdi "Va Pensiero" from Nabucco TraditionalJasmine Flower Song Zhou TianGift
Lunar New Year Celebration
Saturday, February 3, at 6 pm at New Jersey
Performing Arts Center in Newark
Join us in celebrating the Year of the Dragon at the New Jersey
Symphony’s Lunar New Year Celebration VIP Event. The event includes
early access to the pre-concert Cultural Exchange Festival, premier
seating for the concert and access to the after-party with desserts and
delights. Net proceeds from this event will raise critical funds that
support Xian Zhang’s artistic vision. You won’t want to miss it!
A Tribute to Aretha Franklin February
A tribute to the Queen of Soul,
this program features symphony favorite Capathia Jenkins and
three-time Grammy Award-nominee Ryan Shaw performing such iconic
hits as "Respect,""Think,""A
and many others.
Presented in Morristown, Red Bank, Newark and New Brunswick
The spotlight shines on New Jersey Symphony musicians!
Reena Esmail’s wildly colorful overture RE|Member
came to life during the pandemic and celebrates the regathering of
musicians, and (spoiler!) has a fun bit of stage wizardry for oboe.
The singing oboe of our magnificent principal Robert Ingliss takes
pride of place in Strauss’ Oboe Concerto, written in the hopeful
weeks after WWII. And Concertmaster Eric Wyrick will spark
springtime hope in every heart from the first notes of Vivaldi's The