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NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA XIAN ZHANG MUSIC DIRECTOR


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Dear Family, It is with a sense of both enthusiasm and gratitude that I welcome you to the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s 2021–22 season. Our musicians and I have sorely missed performing for you live and in person. None of us could have imagined the hiatus from our venues would last this long, but that moment of return is now upon us, and we can’t wait for October to arrive. We will be joined by dynamic guest artists for a season filled with the best in classical repertoire and bold new contemporary works. Artist-in-Residence Daniil Trifonov (twice!), Karen Gomyo and Conrad Tao are just a few of the extraordinarily talented musicians you will experience. Our newly appointed Resident Artistic Catalyst, Daniel Bernard Roumain, will perform his electric Voodoo Violin Concerto to open our season, and we’ll premiere a new commission by him when we close the season. I am excited and proud of our own musicians, as Bart Feller, Chris Komer, Kathleen Nester, Jonathan Spitz, Brennan Sweet, Elzbieta Weyman, Robert Wagner and Eric Wyrick will be featured soloists on various programs. Also, conductor José Luis Domínguez, the very talented artistic director of our youth orchestras program, will make his mainstage series debut this season. From the bottom of my heart, and on behalf of the entire symphony, we can’t wait to see you again. We’re ready for your return!

Xian Zhang Music Director

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2021-22 Opening Weekend New Jersey Symphony Returns Fri, Oct 8, at 8 pm NJPAC in Newark

Sun, Oct 10, at 3 pm NJPAC in Newark

We are beyond thrilled to welcome you back. Beethoven’s Seventh mourns and dances and gives voice to everything humanity has lived through this past year and a half. We’ve got brand new music to mark the new season, too: Michael Abels, who wrote the score for the Oscar-winning film Get Out, launches us with his riveting new orchestral work. And our new Resident Artistic Catalyst, Daniel Bernard Roumain, taps his Haitian roots as he solos in his own Voodoo Violin Concerto. XIAN ZHANG conductor DANIEL BERNARD ROUMAIN violin MICHAEL ABELS New Work (World Premiere, NJSO Co-Commission) DANIEL BERNARD ROUMAIN Voodoo Violin Concerto BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7

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2021 Fall & Winter Classical Concerts Beethoven & Saint-Georges Thu, Oct 14, at 1:30 pm NJPAC in Newark

Sat, Oct 16, at 8 pm NJPAC in Newark

Sun, Oct 17, at 3 pm

Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown

Nicholas McGegan makes music written over 200 years ago sound as if the ink is still wet. He, the NJSO and audience favorite Augustin Hadelich bring to life the rambunctious genius of a young Beethoven and the elegance of the first known classical composer of African ancestry, Chevalier de Saint-Georges. NICHOLAS MCGEGAN conductor AUGUSTIN HADELICH violin CHEVALIER DE SAINT-GEORGES Overture to L’amante anonyme CHEVALIER DE SAINT-GEORGES Violin Concerto in A Major, Op. 5, No. 2 BEETHOVEN Romance for Violin and Orchestra No. 2 BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 2

Daniil Trifonov Plays Brahms Thu, Nov 4, at 1:30 pm NJPAC in Newark

Fri, Nov 5, at 8 pm NJPAC in Newark

Sat, Nov 6, at 8 pm

Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank

Fresh off of a riveting NJSO Concert Film performance, Artist-in-Residence Daniil Trifonov returns for Brahms’ First. Only a powerhouse pianist and conductor in perfect sync can make this thrilling climb. Jessie Montgomery’s sizzling Starburst leads things off before Xian Zhang brings a fresh take to a beloved Czech masterwork, Smetana’s Má vlast. XIAN ZHANG conductor DANIIL TRIFONOV piano

Sun, Nov 7, at 3 pm

JESSIE MONTGOMERY Starburst (Tong Chen, conductor) BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 1 SMETANA “The Moldau,” “Šárka” and “Blaník” from Má vlast

Grieg’s Piano Concerto

Picture a silver waterfall plunging from a towering mountain into a fjord below, and you have the opening of Grieg’s Piano Concerto. Vladimir Feltsman brings Grieg’s holdyour-breath moments to vivid life. Andrey Boreyko’s NJSO debut features a pathbreaking ballet by his countryman Igor Stravinsky and a new work by living legend Thomas Adès.

NJPAC in Newark

Fri, Jan 14, at 8 pm

Richardson Auditorium in Princeton

Sat, Jan 15, at 8 pm

Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank

Sun, Jan 16, at 3 pm NJPAC in Newark

ANDREY BOREYKO conductor VLADIMIR FELTSMAN piano THOMAS ADÈS Shanty – Over the Sea (US Premiere, NJSO Co-Commission) GRIEG Piano Concerto STRAVINSKY Petrushka (1947)

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2022 Winter Classical Concerts Xian Zhang Conducts Marsalis & Dvořák Sat, Jan 22, at 8 pm NJPAC in Newark

Sun, Jan 23, at 3 pm

State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick

Karen Gomyo Plays Mozart Fri, Feb 18, at 8 pm NJPAC in Newark

Sun, Feb 20, at 3 pm

State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick

NJSO brass and woodwinds shine in works showcasing their special sound and virtuosity. We kick off with a brand new fanfare from jazz master Wynton Marsalis, Joan Tower’s take on Copland’s vision and Dvořák’s beguiling serenade. The full orchestra sparkles in Copland’s homage to Abraham Lincoln. XIAN ZHANG conductor WYNTON MARSALIS Fanfare (World Premiere, NJSO CoCommission) JOAN TOWER Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman No. 1 DVOŘÁK Serenade for Wind Instruments DVOŘÁK Carnival Overture COPLAND Lincoln Portrait

A journey from darkness to light. Samy Moussa’s Nocturne evokes the sea at night under a moody half-moon. Mozart’s Third Violin Concerto is a musical sunrise, and we’re delighted to welcome back Karen Gomyo and her unequaled ability to spin out Mozart’s radiant lyricism. Finally, the organ’s entrance in the finale of Saint-Saëns’ Symphony No. 3 is like throwing curtains open to noontime sun. FABIEN GABEL conductor KAREN GOMYO violin SAMY MOUSSA Nocturne MOZART Violin Concerto No. 3 SAINT-SAËNS Symphony No. 3, “Organ”

Tchaikovsky’s ‘Pathétique’ Sat, Feb 26, at 8 pm

Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank

Sun, Feb 27, at 3 pm NJPAC in Newark

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Tchaikovsky’s touching final music, his Sixth Symphony, is on the short list of so many music lovers, and we are so excited to perform it for you. We lead into it with a gorgeous overture by Louise Farrenc, who with one beautiful score after another, broke all sorts of glass ceilings in 19th-century France. And Concertmaster Eric Wyrick and JP Jofre team up for Jofre’s concerto for violin and bandoneon—a popular tango-loving cousin of the accordion from Jofre’s native Argentina. JOSÉ LUIS DOMÍNGUEZ conductor ERIC WYRICK violin | JP JOFRE bandoneon FARRENC Overture in E Minor JUAN PABLO JOFRE Double Concerto for Violin and Bandoneon TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique”

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Ravel’s Boléro Fri, Mar 4, at 8 pm

NJPAC in Newark

Sun, Mar 6, at 3 pm Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown

Superb NJSO principals step into the spotlight: Bart Feller in a tour de force that lets the flute’s shining personalities sing out, and Jonathan Spitz in a piece many call the perfect cello concerto. Xian Zhang bookends this beauty with iconic pieces by the master orchestral colorist Maurice Ravel, ending with the slow-build hurricane of Boléro. XIAN ZHANG conductor BART FELLER flute | JONATHAN SPITZ cello RAVEL Suite from Ma mère l’Oye NIELSEN Flute Concerto SAINT-SAËNS Cello Concerto No. 1 RAVEL Boléro

Sat, Mar 12, at 8 pm

Artist-in-Residence Daniil Trifonov—“the most astounding pianist of our age” (The Times)—returns for his second week this season with a brand new concerto written for him by a musical polymath—DJ and composer Mason Bates. Xian Zhang specializes in Tchaikovsky’s singing line, digging deep into the sorrow and joy that makes her favorite Russian composer’s music utterly unique.

Sun, Mar 13, at 3 pm

XIAN ZHANG conductor | DANIIL TRIFONOV piano

Trifonov is Back! Thu, Mar 10, at 1:30 pm

NJPAC in Newark

Fri, Mar 11, at 8 pm Richardson Auditorium in Princeton NJPAC in Newark

State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick

TCHAIKOVSKY Capriccio italien MASON BATES Piano Concerto TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture TCHAIKOVSKY Suite from Swan Lake

Louis Lortie Plays Beethoven’s Piano Concertos

This is glorious madness. Imagine running a marathon, then repeating it … four days in a row. French-Canadian wonder Louis Lortie teams up with the NJSO to perform all five Beethoven piano concertos across four days.

Nos. 1 & 5

XIAN ZHANG conductor | LOUIS LORTIE piano

Thu, Mar 31, at 1:30 pm

This concert shows Beethoven at the starting line of his career, full of youthful fire, and at his glorious pinnacle.

NJPAC in Newark

Fri, Apr 1, at 8 pm State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick

Nos. 2, 3 & 4 Sat, Apr 2, at 8 pm

NJPAC in Newark

Sun, Apr 3, at 3 pm Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown

BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1 BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor” The “middle set” holds surprisingly tender music, and passages of jaw-dropping virtuosity, from the heavenstorming composer. BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 2 BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3 BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4

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2022 Spring Classical Concerts Zhang Conducts Mozart’s ‘Jupiter’ Fri, Apr 8, at 8 pm NJPAC in Newark

Sat, Apr 9, at 8 pm

Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank

Sun, Apr 10, at 3 pm NJPAC in Newark

The “Jupiter” Symphony offers inspiration for the sheer miracle and Swiss-watch perfection of its final movement. But first, Primal Message, a beautiful homage to the idea of humanity communicating with what is “out there.” Beloved Principal Bassoon Robert Wagner has served NJSO audiences for 42 years; he plays the East Coast premiere of Christopher Rouse’s lyrical concerto. We play with convention and end with the rousing curtain-raiser to Guillaume Tell. XIAN ZHANG conductor | ROBERT WAGNER bassoon NOKUTHULA NGWENYAMA Primal Message MOZART Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter” ROUSE Bassoon Concerto (East Coast Premiere, NJSO Co-Commission) ROSSINI Overture to Guillaume Tell

Conrad Tao Plays Tchaikovsky Thu, Apr 28, at 1:30 pm NJPAC in Newark

Fri, Apr 29, at 8 pm

Richardson Auditorium in Princeton

Sat, Apr 30, at 8 pm NJPAC in Newark

Since Conrad Tao’s NJSO appearance four seasons ago, his career has exploded: he’s written music for the New York Philharmonic, performed all over the world and earned a huge spread in The New York Times. He plays his own playful Spoonfuls and Tchaikovsky’s big-shouldered First, with Shostakovich’s lighthearted Ninth between. JADER BIGNAMINI conductor | CONRAD TAO piano

Sun, May 1, at 3 pm

CONRAD TAO Spoonfuls for Piano and Orchestra (East Coast Premiere) SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 9 TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1

Mozart & Mendelssohn

The NJSO’s Brennan Sweet and Elzbieta Weyman play the loveliest music ever written for violin and viola, Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante. Kathleen Nester makes the orchestra’s tiniest instrument sing loud and proud in Vivaldi’s Piccolo Concerto. The sunshine of Mendelssohn’s “Italian” Symphony warms the entire program.

Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown

Thu, June 2, at 1:30 pm NJPAC in Newark

Fri, June 3, at 8 pm

Richardson Auditorium in Princeton

Sun, June 5, at 3 pm

State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick

XIAN ZHANG conductor | BRENNAN SWEET violin ELZBIETA WEYMAN viola | KATHLEEN NESTER piccolo ROSSINI Overture to L’italiana in Algeri MOZART Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola VIVALDI Piccolo Concerto in C Major MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 4, “Italian”

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Passion. Poetry. Power. A ARON DWORKIN

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2021-22 Season Finale An American Rhapsody Sat, June 11, at 8 pm

Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank

Sun, June 12, at 3 pm NJPAC in Newark

We end the season with fireworks made in America. DBR kicks off the festivities with his exciting new work. The sparkling talent of NJSO Principal Horn Chris Komer shines in a new concerto written for him by four leading jazz composers. Aaron Dworkin, the visionary founder of the Sphinx Organization, which lifts up young Black and Latinx musicians, narrates Coleridge-Taylor’s moving Rhapsody with the words of our nation’s first president. And the City of Lights swirls around you in Gershwin’s beloved classic. XIAN ZHANG conductor CHRIS KOMER horn AARON DWORKIN narrator

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DANIEL BERNARD ROUMAIN New Work (World Premiere, NJSO Commission) VARIOUS Jazz French Horn Concerto (World Premiere, NJSO Commission) Movements by VIVIAN LI, GARY MORGAN, CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE, PAQUITO D’RIVERA AARON DWORKIN/COLERIDGE-TAYLOR The American Rhapsody GERSHWIN An American in Paris

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2022 Lunar New Year Celebration Lunar New Year Sat, Jan 29, at 7:30 pm

Celebrate the Year of the Tiger as the NJSO continues a tradition that welcomes all audiences for a festive evening of community and cultural exchange.

NJPAC in Newark

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NJSO: Resident Orchestra of NJPAC New Jersey Performing Arts Center and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra share a common goal: to ensure lasting connections between the people of New Jersey and the life-enhancing power of the performing arts. Strong artistic and educational partnerships—such as MANY (Music Advancement for Newark-area Youth), a joint program designed to provide students in Greater Newark with high-quality instrumental instruction—between these two cultural institutions foster the ability of both organizations to transform lives through the arts. Thanks to this shared commitment, the NJSO is proud to be the resident orchestra of NJPAC. Since its opening on October 18, 1997, NJPAC has attracted more than 10 million visitors and has reached almost 1.9 million children and families with innovative arts education programs. The exceptional acoustics of its largest theater, Prudential Hall, are evident the moment an instrumentalist, a singer or a symphony orchestra sounds the first note of any performance on the Betty Wold Johnson stage. Beautiful music-making is the foundation of NJPAC’s programming, which each season includes nearly 600 dance concerts, recitals, spoken-word performances and other cultural experiences. Among the world-class performers who have appeared at NJPAC are Joshua Bell, Lang Lang, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Bob Dylan, Jerry Seinfeld, Wayne Shorter, Diana Ross, the Gipsy Kings, Savion Glover, Tony Bennett, Sting, Aretha Franklin and The Roots. Many artists and critics have praised NJPAC’s Prudential Hall for its beauty and extraordinary sound, among them former New York Times music critic Hans Fantel (one of the “world’s greatest concert halls”) and arts critic Clive Barnes (the “nation’s most glamorous theater”).

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NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY RETURNS XIAN ZHANG conductor DANIEL BERNARD ROUMAIN violin

MICHAEL ABELS New Work (World Premiere, NJSO Co-Commission) DANIEL BERNARD ROUMAIN Voodoo Violin Concerto BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7

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DANIIL TRIFONOV PLAYS BRAHMS XIAN ZHANG conductor DANIIL TRIFONOV piano

JESSIE MONTGOMERY Starburst (Tong Chen, conductor) BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 1 SMETANA “The Moldau,” “Šárka” and “Blaník” from Má vlast

GRIEG’S PIANO CONCERTO ANDREY BOREYKO conductor VLADIMIR FELTSMAN piano

THOMAS ADÈS Shanty – Over the Sea (US Premiere, NJSO Co-Commission) GRIEG Piano Concerto STRAVINSKY Petrushka (1947)

XIAN ZHANG CONDUCTS MARSALIS & DVOŘÁK XIAN ZHANG conductor

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TCHAIKOVSKY’S ‘PATHÉTIQUE’ JOSÉ LUIS DOMÍNGUEZ conductor ERIC WYRICK violin JP JOFRE bandoneon

FARRENC Overture in E Minor JUAN PABLO JOFRE Double Concerto for Violin and Bandoneon TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique”

RAVEL’S BOLÉRO XIAN ZHANG conductor BART FELLER flute JONATHAN SPITZ cello

RAVEL Suite from Ma mère l’Oye NIELSEN Flute Concerto SAINT-SAËNS Cello Concerto No. 1 RAVEL Boléro

FRI MAR 4 8 pm

TRIFONOV IS BACK! XIAN ZHANG conductor DANIIL TRIFONOV piano

TCHAIKOVSKY Capriccio italien MASON BATES Piano Concerto TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture TCHAIKOVSKY Suite from Swan Lake

SAT MAR 12 8 pm

BEETHOVEN’S PIANO CONCERTOS NOS. 1 & 5 XIAN ZHANG conductor LOUIS LORTIE piano

BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1 BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor”

BEETHOVEN’S PIANO CONCERTOS NOS. 2, 3 & 4 XIAN ZHANG conductor LOUIS LORTIE piano

BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 2 BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3 BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4

SAT APR 2 8 pm

ZHANG CONDUCTS MOZART’S ‘JUPITER’ XIAN ZHANG conductor ROBERT WAGNER bassoon

NOKUTHULA NGWENYAMA Primal Message MOZART Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter” ROUSE Bassoon Concerto (East Coast Premiere, NJSO Co-Commission) ROSSINI Overture to Guillaume Tell

FRI APR 8 8 pm

SUN APR 10 3 pm

CONRAD TAO PLAYS TCHAIKOVSKY JADER BIGNAMINI conductor CONRAD TAO piano

CONRAD TAO Spoonfuls for Piano and Orchestra (East Coast Premiere) SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 9 TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1

SAT APR 30 8 pm

THU APR 28 1:30 pm

THU APR 28 1:30 pm

MOZART & MENDELSSOHN XIAN ZHANG conductor BRENNAN SWEET violin ELZBIETA WEYMAN viola KATHLEEN NESTER piccolo

ROSSINI Overture to L’italiana in Algeri MOZART Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola VIVALDI Piccolo Concerto in C Major MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 4, “Italian”

THU JUNE 2 1:30 pm

THU JUNE 2 1:30 pm

AN AMERICAN RHAPSODY XIAN ZHANG conductor CHRIS KOMER horn AARON DWORKIN narrator

DANIEL BERNARD ROUMAIN New Work (World Premiere, NJSO Commission) VARIOUS Jazz French Horn Concerto (World Premiere, NJSO Commission) Movements by VIVIAN LI, GARY MORGAN, CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE, PAQUITO D’RIVERA AARON DWORKIN/COLERIDGE-TAYLOR The American Rhapsody GERSHWIN An American in Paris

SUN JUNE 12 3 pm

FRI FEB 18 8 pm

FRI FEB 18 8 pm

SUN FEB 20 3 pm

SUN FEB 27 3 pm

SUN FEB 27 3 pm

SAT FEB 26 8 pm

FRI MAR 4 8 pm THU MAR 10 1:30 pm

THU MAR 10 1:30 pm

THU MAR 31 1:30 pm

THU MAR 31 1:30 pm

SUN MAR 6 3 pm SAT MAR 12 8 pm

SUN MAR 13 3 pm

FRI MAR 11 8 pm

FRI, APR 1 8 pm

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SAT APR 2 8 pm

SUN APR 3 3 pm

SUN APR 10 3 pm

FRI APR 8 8 pm

SAT APR 9 8 pm

SAT APR 30 8 pm

FRI APR 29 8 pm SUN JUNE 5 3 pm

SUN JUNE 12 3 pm

SUN MAY 1 3 pm

FRI JUNE 3 8 pm SAT JUNE 11 8 pm

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