The William J Brennan Courthouse In Jersey City Will Feature A Special Event Presented By Hudson County Executive Thomas DeGise And The Office Of Cultural & Heritage Affairs/Tourism Development. Sponsored By Honeywell. A special event in collaboration with the Jersey City Jazz Festival. The Courthouse Rotunda is a truly stunning and unique venue to enjoy a night of music on Thursday, May 30th beginning at 7PM. Light fare & refreshments included in ticket price. ABOUT THE PERFORMERS Tenor saxophone master Houston Person is widely considered the “soul jazz” standard-bearer. Person’s prolificacy is astounding; on top of being a celebrated and active sideman, he has released more than 75 albums as a leader over the past five decades. Of his 2017 album, Rain or Shine, JazzTimes wrote that “It is the sensual, slightly sweaty, blues-based groove they used to call soul-jazz. It was central to the jazz art form (and to its commercial viability in the 1960s)…When you hear an authentic voice of the genre like Person you remember how easy it is to like this music.” As eclectic as he is...
THE NEW YORKERS - Pegasus at Mana: Chamber Series Reception: 6:30pmConcert: 7:00pm Featuring THE NEW YORKERS, Eiko Kano (violin) and Karén Hakobyan (piano) prior their departure for an extensive summer tour of Japan. They will present a chamber program structured around two neoclassical masterpieces - Stravinsky's Suite Italienne and Prokofiev's Sonata in D Major Op. 94a. The program will also include Brahm's Second Sonata and Selections from Gershwin's Porgy & Bess. “The kinetic violinist’s exterior belies a fiery musician, and the vibrant pianist’s performance belies a serious interior: THE NEW YORKERS are the perfect foils for one another, and play in perfect balance.” -The Drozdoff Society PROGRAMI. STRAVINSKY (1882-1971)Suite Italienne for Violin and Piano (1932)IntroduzioneSerenataTarantellaGavotta con due variazioniMinuetto e finaleJ. BRAHMS (1862–1918)Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano in A Major, Op. 100 (1886)I. Allegro amabileII. Andante tranquillo — Vivace — Andante — Vivace di più — Andante — VivaceIII. Allegretto grazioso (quasi andante) INTERMISSIONG. GERSHWIN...
Enjoy an evening of choral music featuring the combined choruses of the award-winning Young People's Chorus @ Thurnauer, led by conductor and artistic director, Emma Brondolo. The Young People's Chorus @ Thurnauer is an affiliate of the world-renowned Young People’s Chorus of New York City. Repertoire ranges from classical and contemporary to jazz and pop. Admission Free. Reception to follow.
An annual tradition! Thurnauer's flutists perform to a backdrop of rotating photographs of their year of learning, performing and having fun together. Taub Auditorium. Led by Noelle Perrin and Wendy Stern.
Enjoy an evening of music for orchestra performed by Thurnauer's two student orchestras: the Thurnauer String Camerata, led by Matthew Lucero, and the Thurnauer Symphony Orchestra, led by Diego Garcia. Admission Free. Reception to follow.
Join us for a delightful evening of song celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the SHIRAH Choir! Founded in 1995, Shirah performs secular and sacred songs from across the spectrum of the Jewish musical tradition. Shirah performs regularly at the JCC, has been featured in many concerts in the US and Israel, including Avery Fisher Hall, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Bergen Performing Arts Center, and annually at the North American Jewish Choral Festival. Marsha Bryan Edelman, conductor. Matthew Lazar , founding director. Glenn Gordon, pianist. Supported by founders Bernie and Ruth Weinflash z"l and their SHIRAH Fund in Tribute to Matthew Lazar, the Ethel and Irving Plutzer Fund for the SHIRAH Choir, and the Rhoda Toonkel Fund for the SHIRAH Choir.
Enjoy an evening of music for voice and piano featuring students of Emma Brondolo, Renata Kapilevich and Nadja Ramsay.
Join us for the 9th Annual Weequahic Park House Music Festival June 22, 2019, as we go back in time to the days of Club Zanzibar, Paradise Garage, Club 88, Cheetah’s Club and party to all the great hits. This event starts "The Essex County Summer Music 2019 Live Free Concert Series." Promises To Be The Best One Yet. Visit our website www.aaccoec.org for more in early 2019.New for 2019VVIP packageVIP packagerides for the kids and a lot more...... Confirmed Lineup DJ Mix Mash Charles Dixon Adeva DJ Dawud Johnson Basement Boys featuring Jasper Street Company Aaron Gray DJ Sassi Viola Sykes HAVE QUESTIONS?
Enjoy a concert by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra on the gracious lawns of Giralda Farms in Madison, NJ. Gates open early (4pm) for picnics and activities, including an art show/sale, the Montclair Art Museum Art Truck and other activities for children. Prizes will be awarded for the most inventive picnics, and a 50/50 raffle for generous cash prizes supports our scholarship program. New Jersey Symphony Orchestras 2019 Giralda program: JOSÉ LUIS DOMÍNGUEZ conductor NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Celebrate the diversity of the Americas with the NJSO this summer! Explore the continents with concert, theater and dance music from Leonard Bernstein, José Pablo Moncayo, Astor Piazzolla, Florence Price, Duke Ellington and George Gershwin. Hear hits from West Side Story and Porgy and Bess, travel to Mexico with Arturo Marquezs Conga del Fuego Nuevo and experience patriotic favorites along with Coplands classic Hoe Down from Rodeo. Bernstein/arr. Peress Overture to West Side Story Marquez Danzon No. 2 Copland "Variations on a Shaker Melody" from Appalachian Spring Piazzolla Libertango...
Student Recital: Junyi Liang Music Schare Recital Hall 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2019 MM Solo Jazz guitar Free
Student Recital: Julie Lawrence Music Richard H. Shindell Choral Hall 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Violin Lecture Recital Free
The Piano Guys became an internet sensation by way of their immensely successful series of strikingly original self-made music videos which have garnered over 1.6 billion YouTube views. It’s the Guys’ highly original blend of classical music with pop that has made them an internet phenomenon. They’ve made over 65 videos since joining forces in early 2011, including their biggest hit, an innovative 10-handed version of One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful.” “Code Name Vivaldi” blends The Bourne Identity soundtrack riff with a similarly intense Vivaldi cello concerto in a breathless video culminating with Schmidt and Nelson performing on a flatcar on a high-speed train. “Titanium/Pavane” is a mash-up of French classical composer Gabriel Fauré’s “Pavane” with David Guetta’s “Titanium.” The Piano Guys are Jon Schmidt (pianist, songwriter), Steven Sharp Nelson (cellist, songwriter), Paul Anderson (producer, videographer), and Al van der Beek (music producer, songwriter). The Piano Guys have released five studio albums, two Christmas releases, and a fan-favorite live album, earning...
The 5 Browns are delivering on their dream to wake up classical music by introducing it to the widest, largest and most excited audience they can find. Whether performing individually or together in various combinations from duo to complex five-piano arrangements, The 5 Browns reveal a deep connection to the intent of their material while bringing a fresh energy and dynamic character to the color and tonal spectrum of their sound.http://www.the5browns.com/Tickets $40
XIAN ZHANG conductor GEORGE LI piano Three works of deeply felt emotion, and the NJSO return of astonishing young American pianist George Li. This program has it all: melodies that linger in the heart, rich harmonies and dance-like rhythms. ANNA CLYNE Within Her Arms (NJSO Premiere) A defining work in this Brooklyn-based composer’s career. Written for strings alone, this tender piece is the song of loss and memory for her mother. RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3 Rachmaninoff wrote this concerto to showcase his exceptional talent and blindingly fast technique. It starts with a deceptively simple melody that every beginner can play, but it quickly becomes the Everest of all piano concertos—one that few soloists attempt to conquer. DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 8 Dvořák’s Eighth poured out of him while he was surrounded by the cherished Bohemian countryside that was his inspiration. Close your eyes and you’ll see the colors of autumn, awash in sunlight.
Don Giovanni is a one-of-a-kind mix of comedy, tragedy and the supernatural, and it’s on the shortlist of every opera fan’s favorites. Enjoy highlights from Mozart’s masterpiece, preceded by music composed for the church and the concert hall. XIAN ZHANG conductor ERIC WYRICK violin Singers from the METROPOLITAN OPERA’S LINDEMANN YOUNG ARTIST DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM Don Giovanni is a one-of-a-kind mix of comedy, tragedy and the supernatural, and it’s on the shortlist of every opera fan’s favorites. Enjoy highlights from Mozart’s masterpiece, preceded by music composed for the church and the concert hall. MOZART Exsultate, jubilate One of Mozart’s most famous works—with good reason. This church solo from Mozart’s teenage years rivals his secular arias for sheer brilliance. MOZART Violin Concerto No. 4 NJSO Concertmaster Eric Wyrick performs a Mozart concerto into which the composer crafted too much virtuosity to perform himself MOZART Scenes from Don Giovanni Xian Zhang’s selection of magnificent arias and scenes creates a masterful abridged version of Mozart’s dramatic bad-boy opera.
If you like your music larger than life, this is your concert. You’ll hear Simon Trpčeski’s towering talent in Liszt, and the strength of a massive orchestra in selections from Wagner’s epic opera cycle. XIAN ZHANG conductor SIMON TRPČESKI piano If you like your music larger than life, this is your concert. You’ll hear Simon Trpčeski’s towering talent in Liszt, and the strength of a massive orchestra in selections from Wagner’s epic opera cycle. WAGNER Prelude to Act I of Lohengrin Ten minutes of utter serenity: Wagner has painted the most delicate sound, with soft strings evoking the tenderness of silver moonlight. LISZT Piano Concerto No. 2 NJSO audiences demanded Trpčeski’s return. Don’t miss him in this dazzler by the composer-pianist genius Franz Liszt. WAGNER/arr. Maazel The Ring Without Words (NJSO Premiere) Wagner’s four-night epic of Ring operas is full of heaven-storming music. The American conductor Lorin Maazel, who mentored Xian early in her career, arranged it into this amazing 60-minute suite.
CHRISTOPH KÖNIG conductor SIMONE PORTER violin Audiences and NJSO musicians agree: Christoph König is a favorite guest conductor. His November 2018 concerts were a triumph, and we couldn’t wait to bring him back for Bruckner’s magnificent Sixth Symphony. Bonus: the NJSO debut of a young American violinist who’s taking the world by storm. MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto This is the diamond in the crown of violin concertos, with sparkling melodies and quicksilver beauty in every bar. Simone Porter, only in her early 20s, has been hailed by the Los Angeles Times for playing that is “lovingly lyrical, occasionally frisky. She is clearly on the cusp of a major career.” BRUCKNER Symphony No. 6 Bruckner was a church organist by day, but when he took up his composing pen at night, he opened a whole new world of orchestral splendor. His Sixth Symphony begins with violins playing so softly you may miss them; then, a mysterious horn call sounds, and suddenly the whole orchestra sweeps you away. MOZART Overture to The Magic Flute Hear the majesty and magic of Mozart’s final opera—a fantastical tale...
Celebrate the composer’s 250th birthday with a Beethoven Bash! An audacious NJSO debut: one of the most acclaimed pianists today, artist-in-residence Louis Lortie, performs all five Beethoven piano concertos across two programs in a can’t-miss weekend. Hear Lortie on March 22 at State Theatre New Jersey, performing Beethoven’s Piano Concertos 2, 3 & 4. XIAN ZHANG conductor LOUIS LORTIE piano BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 2 When Beethoven moved from his small-town home to the big city of Vienna, he used this music to impress the Viennese with his once-in-a-lifetime virtuosity at the piano. BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3 You know Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. His Third Piano Concerto has the same drama and impact, and it is a thrill to witness as it unfolds through a great pianist’s hands. BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4 The opening is Beethoven magic: a hushed piano solo brings you to the edge of your seat for what becomes his most joyous concerto.
HENRIK NÁNÁSI conductor After making a splash in his superb Metropolitan Opera debut last season, Hungarian conductor Henrik Nánási makes his first NJSO appearance with a masterpiece from his homeland and a favorite Romantic symphony. BARTÓK Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta A daring 20th-century masterpiece! Revel in the sounds of the NJSO strings, accentuated by keyboard and percussion—writing so evocative that Stanley Kubrick famously used it in The Shining. TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5 Critics of Tchaikovsky’s day crushed this new symphony (“a horde of demons struggling in a torrent of brandy,” wrote one), and even the composer said, “It is a failure.” But its hypnotic melodies and triumphant mood turned the Fifth into an audience favorite.
NICHOLAS MCGEGAN conductor RUBÉN RENGEL violin EDUARDO RIOS violin ADRIANA ROSIN violin NA-YOUNG BAEK cello A beloved guest conductor returns to the NJSO’s podium and harpsichord bench, as astonishing rising stars from the Sphinx Organization and virtuosos from our own ranks take center stage. BRAHMS Variations on a Theme by Haydn Brahms reimagined an old German hymn tune in eight different ways, then wove these variations together into one breathtaking showpiece. VIVALDI Concerto for Two Violins in B-flat Major, RV 529 With Nicholas McGegan at the harpsichord, NJSO Assistant Concertmaster Adriana Rosin pairs up with 2018 Sphinx Competition winner Rubén Rengel for dazzling Vivaldi. VIVALDI Concerto for Violin and Cello in B-flat Major, RV 547 2015 Sphinx Competition winner Eduardo Rios partners with newly named NJSO Assistant Principal Cello Na-Young Baek for Baroque fireworks in this virtuosic showpiece. VIVALDI Concerto for Three Violins in F Major, RV 551 Both Sphinx winners and Rosin perform together in the give and take of Vivaldi’s brilliant melodies as if in sparkling...
ANDREY BOREYKO conductor AKIKO SUWANAI violin Two NJSO debuts we’re eager to share with you: Russia’s Andrey Boreyko in treasured masterpieces from his homeland, and Japan’s Akiko Suwanai in an iconic violin classic. MASON BATES Attack Decay Sustain Release (NJSO Premiere) A four-minute joyride, with the strings and brass tumbling over each other, and a touch of groove inspired by Mason Bates’ love of electronic dance music. TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto Famous for blending elegance with fireworks, Suwanai performs one of the most beloved of all violin concertos. SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 10 For decades early in his career, Shostakovich was hounded and harassed by Soviet leader Josef Stalin. Shostakovich’s 10th was written just after Stalin’s death; it is a towering testament to resilience over tyranny