The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2017-18 season, which opens on October 7 with Music Director Xian Zhang leading Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 (“Emperor”) with soloist Jeremy Denk. Season highlights include Martinů’s Thunderbolt P-47, Chen Yi’s Ge Xu, Respighi’s Fountains of Rome and Pines of Rome, and the world premiere of Richard Danielpour’s Carnival of the Ancients for Piano and Orchestra, with Sara Daneshpour as soloist. Also scheduled are symphonies by Beethoven, Britten, Dvorák, Mahler, Mendelssohn, and Prokofiev; Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances; and Korngold’s Violin Concerto, with soloist Chloe Hanslip. A January Winter Festival of three programs will focus on “the immigrant experience and how foreign artists have illustrated American inspiration in their work.” The NJSO performs at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, as well as in Englewood, Morristown, New Brunswick, Princeton, and Red Bank.
Posted February 7, 2017