New Jersey Symphony’s 2010-11 season

Posted on: February 22, 2010

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra has announced details of its upcoming season, the first under new Music Director Jacques Lacombe. The season will open with a September 14 gala at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark featuring violinist Joshua Bell and soprano Jeanine De Bique. During the season the orchestra will inaugurate its New Jersey Roots Project, focusing on composers with strong links to the state, including George Antheil, Roger Sessions, Behzad Ranjbaran, and Peter Maxwell Davies. As part of the Roots Project, the orchestra will perform the world premiere of the Suite from the opera Elmer Gantry by Robert Aldridge, a professor of music at Montclair State University. The first programs of a multi-season exploration of “man and nature” will focus on water, with performances of Debussy’s La Mer, Tobias Picker’s Old and Lost Rivers, Tan Dun’s Water Concerto, Elgar’s Sea Pictures, and Fauré’s Pelléas et Mélisande Suite. The NJSO will perform Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Westminster Symphonic Choir in September and Puccini’s Madama Butterfly with Opera New Jersey in February. In addition to performances at NJPAC in Newark, the orchestra will continue to perform regularly in six other New Jersey cities: New Brunswick, Princeton, Red Bank, Englewood, Trenton, and Morristown

Posted February 22, 2010