Friday, May 3, 2019

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra close 2018–19 season with blockbuster orchestral works

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Xian Zhang close the 2018–19 classical season with a pair of blockbuster orchestral works—Rachmaninoff’s Second Symphony and selections from Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream—June 6–9.

Performances take place on June 6 at 7:30 pm at bergenPAC in Englewood, June 7 at 8 pm at Richardson Auditorium in Princeton, June 8 at 8 pm at the Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank and June 9 at NJPAC in Newark.

NJSO Accent events include a Prelude Performance by the Anne Lieberson Ensemble—a string quartet of musicians from the NJSO Youth Orchestras—at 2:15 pm on June 9. More information on NJSO Accent events is available at

Concert tickets start at $20 ($10 for students) and are available for purchase at or 1.800.ALLEGRO (255.3476).

Concert Program
Blockbuster All-Orchestral Season Finale
Thu, June 6, at 7:30 pm | bergenPAC in Englewood
Fri, June 7, at 8 pm | Richardson Auditorium in Princeton
Sat, June 8, at 8 pm | Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank
Sun, June 9, at 3 pm | NJPAC in Newark

Xian Zhang, conductor
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

MENDELSSOHN Selections from A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Prelude Performance – June 9 at 2:15 pm
Come early and hear the extraordinary Anne Lieberson Ensemble from the NJSO Youth Orchestras in a special performance in the lobby.

Additional concert information and artist bios are available at

This weekend’s concerts are generously sponsored by the Investors Foundation.

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
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 Center for the Arts 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, 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.

Tickets are available online at, by phone at 1.800.ALLEGRO (255.3476) or in person. The NJSO Patron Services office is located at 60 Park Place, Suite 900, in Newark; hours are Monday–Friday, 9 am–5 pm, and concert Saturdays, 11 am–5 pm.

For more information, visit or email

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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