Wednesday, June 5, 2024

This Weekend! Daniil Trifonov Plays Gershwin



New Jersey Symphony Orchestra


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Superstar Pianist Daniil Trifonov Joins Your New Jersey Symphony to Close Out the 2023–24 Season!

Xian Zhang and Daniil Trifonov


This Weekend! Daniil Trifonov Plays Gershwin
Thursday, June 6, at 7:30 pm | State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick
Friday, June 7, at 8 pm | Richardson Auditorium in Princeton
Saturday, June 8, at 8 pm | Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank
Sunday, June 9, at 3 pm | New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark




American music swings into summer with hits from Gershwin’s pathbreaking opera, Porgy and Bess. Letting their instruments do the singing, the New Jersey Symphony soars through “Summertime,” “It Ain’t Necessarily So” and other glories of Gershwin’s masterpiece. Only one way to top that: superstar pianist Daniil Trifonov playing Brahms with the New Jersey Symphony last season was a revelation, so we are thrilled at his return to wrap our season with a bang in Gershwin’s dance-filled Concerto in F. The New Jersey Symphony premieres an all-new commission from Resident Artistic Catalyst Daniel Bernard Roumain. A master storyteller, DBR will continue to wow New Jersey audiences with his genre-bending music.

Xian Zhang conductor
Daniil Trifonov piano
New Jersey Symphony

Gershwin/arr. Bennett Porgy and Bess: A Symphonic Picture
Daniel Bernard Roumain Autumn Days and Nights (World Premiere, New Jersey Symphony Commission)
Gershwin Concerto in F

These concerts are generously sponsored by the UJA Benefit Concert Supporting Foundation, in recognition of the centennials of both the New Jersey Symphony and the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ.

Daniel Bernard Roumain’s commission is generously sponsored in part by Judith Musser.