Tuesday, January 30, 2018

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents College Night at State Theatre New Jersey on Feb 24

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Special $10 student tickets include exclusive post-concert party
NJSO to provide free round-trip bus transportation from select colleges
Program features Brahms’ First Symphony, Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer
Sat, Feb 24, at State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick

NEWARK, NJ—The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra hosts College Night on Saturday, February 24, at State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick. A special $10 student ticket includes entrance to the Orchestra’s 8 pm performance of Brahms’ First Symphony and Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer, as well as a post-concert all-student party with light refreshments and live entertainment.

The NJSO will provide free round-trip bus transportation to the concert venue from select New Jersey college campuses. Departure times and locations will be posted at as buses become available.

Grammy-nominated Norwegian mezzo-soprano Marianne Beate Kielland joins the Orchestra and guest conductor Rune Bergmann for Mahler’s first song cycle. The program of late-Romantic works opens with the Overture to Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.

College Night student tickets are $10 and include the concert and a post-concert party. Regular concert tickets start at $20. Student tickets are available for purchase online at (using promo code COLLEGENIGHT) or by phone at 1.800.ALLEGRO (255.3476).

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Brahms’ First Symphony
Sat, Feb 24, at 8 pm | State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick

Rune Bergmann, conductor
Marianne Beate Kielland, mezzo-soprano
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

WAGNER Overture to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
MAHLER Songs of a Wayfarer
BRAHMS Symphony No. 1

The NJSO also performs this program on Thursday, February 22, at 7:30 pm at bergenPAC in Englewood and Sunday, February 25, at 3 pm at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. Full concert information is available

The NJSO’s student ticket program offers both flexibility and affordability. Students can purchase individual rush tickets for $10. The Star-Ledger/ Class Pass Unlimited offers access to an unlimited number of 2017–18 concerts for $25. Tickets will be available on the day of the concert, starting 90 minutes before the performance. One pass per valid ID, and one ticket per pass.

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Named “a vital, artistically significant musical organization” by The Wall Street Journal, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra embodies that vitality through its statewide presence and critically acclaimed performances, education partnerships and unparalleled access to music and the Orchestra’s superb musicians.

Music Director Xian Zhang—a “dynamic podium presence” The New York Times has praised for her “technical abilities, musicianship and maturity”—continues her acclaimed leadership of the NJSO. The Orchestra presents classical, pops and family programs, as well as outdoor summer concerts and special events. Embracing its legacy as a statewide orchestra, the NJSO is the resident orchestra of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark and regularly performs at State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick, Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, Richardson Auditorium in Princeton, Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown and bergenPAC in Englewood. Partnerships with New Jersey arts organizations, universities and civic organizations remain a key element of the Orchestra’s statewide identity.

In addition to its lauded artistic programming, the NJSO presents a suite of education and community engagement programs that promote meaningful, lifelong engagement with live music. Programs include school-time Concerts for Young People; NJSO Youth Orchestras family of student ensembles, currently led by José Luis Domínguez; and El Sistema-inspired NJSO CHAMPS (Character, Achievement and Music Project). NJSO musicians annually perform original chamber music programs at community events in a variety of settings statewide through the NJSO Community Partners Program.

For more information about the NJSO, visit or email Tickets are available for purchase by phone 1.800.ALLEGRO (255.3476) or on the Orchestra’s website.

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s programs are made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, along with many other foundations, corporations and individual donors.

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