American Boychoir">American Boychoir

Boheme Opera">Boheme Opera

Dryden Ensemble">Dryden Ensemble

Greater Trenton Symphony Orchestra">Greater Trenton Symphony Orchestra

McCarter Theater">McCarter Theater

New Jersey Performing Arts Center">New Jersey Performing Arts Center

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra">New Jersey Symphony Orchestra


Princeton Pro ">Princeton Pro

Princeton University Concerts">Princeton University Concerts

State Theater">State Theater

Westminster Choir College">Westminster Choir College

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Season Preview: Classical Music

Although the halls of Princeton provide the cherished

heart of our region’s classical music, the eyes and ears of classical

music lovers are on Trenton’s War Memorial this fall as the


hall emerges from its extensive, 4-year-consuming, politically-tinged

facelift. Already gleefully tuning up for the grand re-opening are

the Greater Trenton Symphony Orchestra and Voices Chorale, scheduled

to celebrate together with a Christmas Holiday Spectacular concert,

Saturday and Sunday, December 12 and 13. In the new year, Boheme Opera

looks forward to once again reclaiming its home ground for its spring

production of "Rigoletto," and the Greater Trenton Symphony

Orchestra and Wesminster’s Schola Cantorum team up for an encore,

rededication concert, Sunday, March 7.

Wary of running the risk of unforeseen construction delays, the New

Jersey Symphony Orchestra has elected to wait to celebrate its War

Memorial Grand Re-Opening Gala until Wednesday, March 10, a safe six

months after the renovation’s oft-scheduled "completion date."

The NJSO celebratory concert features Frederica von Stade, with


Zdenek Macal, in works by Beethoven and Danielpour. NJSO then moves

back to its Trenton home in earnest, with four additional concerts

scheduled there through May, re-joining its popular series at


Auditorium in Princeton and the State Theater in New Brunswick.

NJSO also reports that its 1998-’99 season schedule, only the second

at its first permanent home, Prudential Hall, at the New Jersey


Arts Center in Newark, was so heavily subscribed by early August —

7,800 subscriptions sold for a 70 percent capacity — that it will

add four weeknight NJPAC performances. The additional performances

feature guest artists pianists Vladimir Feltsman, Gerhard Oppitz,

Eldar Nebolsin, and violinst James Ehnes.

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American Boychoir
">American Boychoir

American Boychoir, 609-924-5858. Christmas Concert,

Trinity Cathedral, 801 West State Street, Trenton, December 11.


of Literature and Music , Princeton University Chapel, December

18. Christmas Concert, Richardson Auditorium, December 20.


Concert, Blessed Sacrament Church, Trenton, April 18.

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Boheme Opera">Boheme Opera

Boheme Opera, Villa Victoria Academy, Route 29 North and

West Upper Ferry Road, 609-683-8000. Die Fledermaus, Wednesday,

October 28; Friday, October 30; Sunday, November 1.

Boheme Opera, Trenton War Memorial, 609-581-9551.


Friday, April 23; Sunday, April 25.

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Dryden Ensemble">Dryden Ensemble

Dryden Ensemble, Richardson Auditorium, 609-466-8541.

Baroque chamber music performed on period instruments. Purcell

and Handel , October 4. Johann Sebastian Bach, January 17.

Bach and his Muses, March 7.

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Greater Trenton Symphony Orchestra">Greater Trenton Symphony Orchestra

Greater Trenton Symphony Orchestra, Trenton War Memorial,

609-394-1338. Christmas Holiday Spectacular, with Voices


December 12 (invitation only preview, call 609-737-9383), December


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McCarter Theater">McCarter Theater

McCarter Theater, 91 University Place, Princeton,


John Williams, October 8. Gil Shaham, October 26. Saint

Paul Chamber Orchestra , November 9. The King’s Singers,


22. Richard Goode, March 30. Joshua Bell, April 5.


Serkin, April 19. Mozarteum Orchestra of Salzburg, April

21. Alfred Brendel and Matthias Goerne, April 25. Garrick

Ohlsson, May 17.

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New Jersey Performing Arts Center">New Jersey Performing Arts Center

New Jersey Performing Arts Center, One Center Street,

Newark, 888-GO-NJPAC. Pinchas Zukerman, with the English Chamber

Orchestra, October 4. The Philadelphia Orchestra, October 12.

Vienna Choir Boys, October 16. James Galway, October 25.

Boston Symphony Orchestra, November 6. Dresden Staatskapelle

Orchestra , November 15. Mstislav Rostropovich,, cello,


29. The Boys Choir of Harlem & The Girls Choir of Harlem,


2. Richard Goode, piano, January 17. London Symphony


January 23. New York Philharmonic, February 12. Maxim


violin, February 19. Los Angeles Philharmonic, March 13.


Brendel, piano, April 14. Kathleen Battle, soprano, May 2.

The Cleveland Orchestra, May 11. Yo-Yo Ma, cello, May


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New Jersey Symphony Orchestra">New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Prudential Hall, New Jersey

Performing Arts Center, Newark, 800-ALLEGRO.

Gala Performance, Itzhak Perlman tops the bill as NJSO

opens its 76th season in its grand new hall under the baton of Zdenek

Macal, September 16. Jewish Heritage Concert, May 16.

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Richardson Auditorium,

Princeton University, 800-ALLEGRO. Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody,

October 30. Nokuthula Ngwenyama, viola, November 27. Emanuel

Ax , piano, January 29. James Ehnes, piano, Wieniawski’s


No. 2, March 12.

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, State Theater, New



A Beethoven Extravaganza, September 19. Schwarz &


Sonnenberg , guest conductor Gerard Schwarz and violinist Nadja

Salerno-Sonnenberg, October 15. Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody, Eldar

Nebolsin, piano, October 31. Alexander Markov, violin, November

5. Stewart Goodyear, piano, November 19. Nokuthula

Ngwenyama, viola, November 28. Wagner’s Ring, Alessandra

Marc, soprano, January 21. Young Artist Winner, Miho Saegusa,

1998 Young Artist Auditions winner, February 18. Mahler’s Ninth,

March 4. Vladimir Feltsman, piano, Beethoven’s Concerto No.

3 in C minor, May 8. Gerhard Oppitz, piano, May 20.

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, War Memorial, Trenton,


Grand Re-Opening Gala, soprano and New Jersey native


von Stade, baritone Frank Hernandez, and music director Zdenek Macal

in Zwilich’s "Celebration," Danielpour’s "Elegies,"

and Beethoven’s Sympony No. 7, March 10. Andre Watts, piano,

April 8. Gerhard Oppitz, piano, May 22.

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Philomel Baroque Orchestra, Richardson Auditorium,


Inaugural Season, November 30, January 25, and March 15.

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Princeton Pro ">Princeton Pro


Princeton Pro Musica, Richardson Auditorium, Princeton

University, 609-683-5122. Verdi Requiem, Sharon Sweet, Met


and Princeton resident, opens the 20th season, with soloists Janis

Taylor, Michael Sylvester, and Kevin Deas, October 18. Handel’s

Messiah , Frances Fowler Slade conducts the full chorus with


Judith Pannill, Tracy Mould Watson, Brad Diamond, and Jan Opalach,

December 18 and 19. Carmina Burana, Collaboration with the


Repertory Ballet, at the State Theater, New Brunswick, March 27 and

18. Music for the Mass, World premiere of the work by Milton

Babbitt, with music of Haydn and Mozart, May 14.

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Princeton University Concerts">Princeton University Concerts

Princeton University Concerts, Richardson Auditorium,

609-258-5000. The Orion String Quartet, September 24. Baroque

Pearls , The Richardson Chamber Players, October 9. Joseph


piano, October 15. Trio Romanesca, the ensemble formerly known

as Three Parts Upon a Ground, November 12. The Golub-Kaplan-Carr

Trio, December 3. The Takacs String Quartet, January 14.

Exotic Locales, the Richardson Chamber Players, February 5.

Alexander Mikhailuk, February 18. The Prague Duo, March

25. The Nash Ensemble of London, April 8. Main Street


the Richardson Chamber Players, May 7. The American String


May 13.

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State Theater
">State Theater

State Theater, 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick,


La Traviata, San Francisco’s Western Opera Theater, October

30. St. Petersburg State Symphony, November 14. Vienna Choir

Boys , December 11. The Girls Choir of Harlem, January 17.

Radio Symphony Orchestra of Berlin, January 29. Die


the London City Opera, February 4. Mozarteum Orchestra of


April 20.

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Westminster Choir College
">Westminster Choir College

Westminster Choir College, Bristol Chapel, Princeton,

609-219-2001. Weekends at Westminster, Siri Bernstein, soprano,

with Jose Ramos-Santana, piano, September 27. Margaret Cusack,


and J.J. Penna, piano, October 11. "Toward the 20th Century:


Laura Brooks Rice, mezzo-soprano, and J.J. Penna, piano, October 24.

Organ recital by Mark Anderson, November 1. Baroque at

Westminster ,

Lloyd Bronson memorial concert with Flauto d’Amore, November 8.


at Westminster, Messiaen’s "Quartet for the End of Time,"

November 15.

Christmas at Westminster. Handbell Holiday Concert,

December 5 & 6. A Christmas Musicfest, the Westminster Singers,

December 13. A Renaissance Christmas, Fuma Sacra performs


Virgin and the Christ Child, December 20 & 21.

Baroque at Westminster, Lloyd Bronson concert features

Stephen Berkelhammer, baroque oboe, February 6. Weekends at

Westminster ,

"Fiori di Amori," songs of flora, fauna, and love by Tamara

Matthews, soprano; J.J. Penna, piano, February 14. "Celebration

of Piano and Voice," Ingrid Clarfield, Diana Livingston, and Scott

McCoy, February 27.

Westminster, Fisk Organi Room, Bristol Chapel,


The Complete Organ Works of J.S. Bach, Gavin Black begins a

three-year series of free recitals, September 30, December 2, February

17, April 21.

Westminster, Princeton University Chapel, 609-219-2001.

Westminster Symphonic Choir, Joseph Flummerfelt conducts the

150-voice Symphonic Choir and Festival Orchestra in Durufle’s


April 17.

Westminster, Richardson Auditorium, 609-219-2001.


Colors of Christmas , Westminster Jubilee Singers, December 4.

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