A pair of delightful and familiar works headline this light-hearted program that also shines the spotlight on NJSO Principal Tuba Derek Fenstermacher.
XIAN ZHANG conductor | DEREK FENSTERMACHER tuba | YING LI and ZITONG WANG piano
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
TAN DUN Internet Symphony No. 1, “Eroica”
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Tuba Concerto
SAINT-SAËNS Carnival of the Animals
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Fri, Apr 7 at 8 pm | NJPAC in Newark
Sat, Apr 8 at 8 pm | State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick
Sun, Apr 9 at 3 pm | NJPAC in Newark
Classical Conversation—before the concert
Enjoy a lively Classical Conversation beginning one hour before all performances. NJSO Director of Artistic Planning Patrick Chamberlain will talk with NJSO Music Director Xian Zhang. Free for ticketholders.
College Night—Fri, Apr 7, after the concert
$10 tickets for college students include the concert and a post-concert party with refreshments and live entertainment.
Big Carl (a giant tuba)—Fri, Apr 7, before the concert; Sun, Apr 9, before and after the concert
Concertgoers can see, hear and take photos with “Big Carl,” Carl Fischer Music’s gigantic historic tuba at the concerts on April 7 and 9 in the NJPAC lobby. Following Sunday’s concert, soloist Derek Fenstermacher and Steve Dillon, owner of Dillon Music, explain Big Carl’s history before Fenstermacher demonstrates this unique instrument. More info. Thanks to Carl Fisher Music and Dillon Music and owner Steve Dillon for their help making Big Carl’s appearances at the NJSO possible.
ATTENTION TUBA PLAYERS: You have a chance to play Big Carl! Come to the concert on April 9 with your mouthpiece, and you’ll be entered into a drawing to play Big Carl yourself! Before the concert, show your mouthpiece at the information table in the lobby and sign up for your chance to be selected to play at the event immediately following the concert.
NJSO Food Drive—all concerts
Non-perishable food items will be accepted at all performances for donation to local food banks.