Jan 11-28: The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s Winter Festival celebrates 20th-century foreign composers whose work was influenced by America. Special events include panel discussions, a poetry reading and wine tastings.
America, Inspiring: Respighi & Respighi:
Just as American concertgoers of another era cheered Respighi and Respighi, audiences are raining accolades on 22-year-old Chinese pianist George Li, silver medalist in the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, and NJSO’s Xian Zhang.
- Jan 11: 7:30 pm; Bergen PAC, Englewood
- Jan 13: 8 pm; NJPAC, Newark
- Jan 14: 3 pm; State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick
America, Inspiring: Ravel & Rachmaninoff
The searing energy of jazz, the speed and power of a fighter plane—these emblems of American ingenuity captured the imagination of Ravel and Martinů. Acclaimed pianist Terrence Wilson, a Montclair resident, dazzles in Ravel’s colorful concerto.
- Jan 19: 8 pm; Richardson Auditorium, Princeton
- Jan 20: 8 pm; State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick
- Jan 21: 3 pm; NJPAC, Newark
America, Inspiring: Chamber Music Concert
Join the NJSO Chamber Players for an intimate deep-dive into the diverse world of immigrant and refugee composers. From the evocative colors of Tan Dun to the rhythmic and folk-oriented drive of Bartók to the glorious melodies of Dvořák’s “American” Quartet, hear how America has inspired masterpieces for the string quartet.
- Jan 23: 3 pm; St. George’s-by-the-River Episcopal Church
- Jan 25: 7:30 pm; Calvary Episcopal Church in Summit
America, Inspiring: Dvořák’s “New World” Symphony
Come hear the piece that embodies and inspired the Winter Festival: Dvořák’s Ninth. Chloë Hanslip, praised by BBC Music Magazine for her “panache, poise and laser-like accuracy,” will shine in Austrian emigré Korngold’s resplendent violin concerto.
- Jan 26: 8 pm; NJPAC, Newark
- Jan 27: 8 pm; Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank
- Jan 28: 3 pm; Mayo PAC, Morristown