(NEWARK, NJ) -- All tickets are now on sale for the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s 2018–19 season. Classical, pops and family concerts feature works that bring to life great stories, poems and speeches, from Kate Whitley’s Malala Yousafzai-inspired Speak Out to Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade to sarod master Amjad Ali Khan’s Samaagam to Star Wars: A New Hope, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Disney’s Mary Poppins performed live to picture.
Tickets are available for purchase online at njsymphony.org or by phone at 1.800.ALLEGRO (255.3476). Tickets for most concerts start at $20; children’s tickets for family concerts are $10. In a special summer sale through August 13, patrons can save up to 25 percent on most 2018–19 concerts. More information is available at njsymphony.org/sale.
When purchasing online, patrons can use a select-a-seat option to choose their seats for most concerts at the NJSO’s six venues statewide: the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, State Theatre in New Brunswick, bergenPAC in Englewood, Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown, Richardson Auditorium in Princeton and Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank.
A full realization of Music Director Xian Zhang’s artistic vision, the NJSO’s 2018–19 season features a diverse array of musical voices, from classical masters (Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Debussy’s La mer and Shostakovich’s First Symphony) to composers performing their own concertos (Steven Mackey’s Four Iconoclastic Episodes for violin and electric guitar, Amjad Ali Khan’s Samaagam for Sarod, Concertante Group and String Orchestra) to female composers (Whitley’s Speak Out, Maria Schneider’s Winter Morning Walks with soprano Dawn Upshaw and Florence Price’s Piano Concerto with acclaimed jazz pianist Aaron Diehl). Celebrated guest artists include pianists Emanuel Ax, Daniil Trifonov and Seong-Jin Cho and violinist Augustin Hadelich.
Special concerts include Handel’s Messiah at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart and a Chinese New Year Celebration at NJPAC.
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The full concert calendar is available at njsymphony.org.
SUBSCRIPTIONS & SAVINGS
Classical, pops movie and family series subscriptions are available for purchase online at njsymphony.org/subscribe or by phone at 1.800.ALLEGRO (255.3476). Patrons who purchase tickets to three or more concerts at any venue can save compared to buying single tickets with a Compose Your Own Series. Full information is available at njsymphony.org/cyo.
Through the Orchestra’s Class Pass program, students can purchase rush tickets for $10 or—with the $25 Star-Ledger/nj.com Class Pass Unlimited—can attend an unlimited number of concerts during the 2018–19 season. (Student rush tickets are available on the day of the concert, beginning 90 minutes before the performance, and are subject to availability.) Full information is available at njsymphony.org/classpass.
Groups of nine or more receive discounts on individual ticket prices. More information and rates are available at njsymphony.org/groups.
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.
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.