The new season will kick off Sept. 28 with the Opening Night Celebration, featuring pianist JeanYves Thibaudet. The evening will explore Jazz Age American music, including Gershwin’s "Rhapsody in Blue" and Ellington’s "Harlem," among others. Of interest to theatre fans is the Pops series, which is presented Saturday evenings at NJPAC in Newark. This series will include Holidays with the NJSO and Marvin Hamlisch, featuring Tony-winning composer Hamlisch conducting holiday classics and carols (Dec. 15-16); Casablanca, a screening of the classic film on a big screen, with live orchestral accompaniment (Feb. 9–10, 2013); ’S Wonderful! ’S Marvelous! Gershwin!, featuring An American in Paris and selections from Porgy and Bess, Girl Crazy and more (April 19-20) and Patti LuPone with Your NJSO, featuring Tony and Olivier winner Patti LuPone in a concert of songs from her life both on and off stage.
For more information about the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, visitwww.njsymphony.org.