Among the highlights of the schedule are four Haydn symphonies in the first installment of a multi-year presentation of the composer's 12 "London" symphonies; a three-week festival of Mozart in celebration of the 250th anniversary of his birth; and a Shostakovich Festival marking the Soviet composer's centennial.
J‹rvi will lead several rarely heard works by composers of particular interest to him, including the English composer Charles Hubert Parry, the Swede Hugo Alfv_n, and Eduard Tubin (1905-1982), a friend of J‹rvi and a fellow Estonian.
The NJSO will show off its collection of rare violins‹the subject of considerable controversy‹in a program of Italian music, with NJSO string players as soloists.
Guest conductors on the schedule include Lawrence Foster, Bernard Labadie, and Douglas Boyd; visiting soloists include Emanuel Ax, Vladimir Feltsman, Yefim Bronfman, and Gil Shaham.
The NJSO performs at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, the State Theatre in New Brunswick, the War Memorial in Trenton, bergenPAC in Englewood, the Community Theatre in Morristown, Richardson Auditorium in Princeton, and the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank.