New Jersey Fall Concert Picks

Friday, October 16, 2009

New Jersey boasts a Fall concert calendar that should make many other states stay green with envy. Here are some great picks from across the Garden State.

1. Juilliard @ SOPAC brings the Israeli Chamber Project to South Orange on November 1, when the group performs music by Saint-Saens, Bartok, Bach, Mendelssohn, and contemporary Israeli composer Gilad Cohen.

2. The amazing lutenist Paul O’Dette brings the music of John Dowland, a Renaissance master and one of England’s greatest composers, to the campus of Montclair State University on October 25.

3. On November 17, Princeton University brings baritone Thomas Hampson to the McCarter Theatre with his Song of America project, celebrating the breadth and wealth of the American singing tradition.

4. You haven’t heard of conductor James Gaffigan yet, but you will. Catch him while he’s still a rising star on November 29 in New Brunswick leading the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra in the music of Mozart and Schumann.

5. On December 11, the dynamic husband-and-wife duo of pianist Wu Han and cellist David Finckel, co-artistic directors of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, bring Bach’s complete Brandenburg Concertos to NJPAC.

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Comments [2]

John D'Agostino from Landing,NJ


I am glad to see you are recognizing New Jerseys many classical offerings. When will the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra concerts be broadcast?

I listen online otherwise I would not be able to hear your station well.

I have enjoyed what I have heard thus far.
Best of luck in the future!

Oct. 19 2009 08:23 PM
Burton A. Spielman from Madison, NJ (on the fringe of your listenable area)

How ironic that, in many of these New Jersey locations, WQXR itself cannot be heard.

What steps has WNYC taken TODAY to placate irate former listeners?

Oct. 19 2009 11:33 AM

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