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NJSO Hosts College Night at NJPAC in Newark

NJSO Hosts College Night at NJPAC in Newark

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra hosts College Night on March 2 at NJPAC in Newark. A special $10 student ticket includes entrance to the Orchestra's 8 pm performance of Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto, as well as an exclusive post-concert party in the Prudential Hall lobby.

The NJSO will provide free round-trip bus transportation to the concert venue from select New Jersey college campuses. Departure times and locations will be posted at njsymphony.org/college as buses become available.

The concert features Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto with pianist Jeffrey Kahane. Hans Graf returns to NJSO stages to conduct the program, which also features Shostakovich's First Symphony and Ravel's Le tombeau de Couperin.

College Night student tickets are $10 and include the concert and a post-concert party. Regular concert tickets start at $20. Student tickets are available for purchase online at njsymphony.org/college (using promo code COLLEGENIGHT) or by phone at 1.800.ALLEGRO (255.3476).

The NJSO will host a second College Night this season on April 6 at State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick. The program features Amjad Ali Khan's Samaagam and Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade, conducted by Music Director Xian Zhang.

More information on College Night is available at njsymphony.org/college.

Concert Program

Sat, Mar 2, at 8 pm | NJPAC in Newark

Hans Graf, conductor

Jeffrey Kahane, piano

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

RAVEL Le tombeau de Couperin

BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4

SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 1

Additional concert information and artist bios are available at njsymphony.org/kahane.

Class Pass

The NJSO's student ticket program offers both flexibility and affordability. Students can purchase individual rush tickets for $10. The Star-Ledger/nj.comClass Pass Unlimited offers access to an unlimited number of 2018-19 concerts for $25. Tickets will be available on the day of the concert, starting 90 minutes before the performance. One pass per valid ID; one ticket per pass.

For more information, visit njsymphony.org/classpass.

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Named "a vital, artistically significant musical organization" by The Wall Street Journal, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra embodies that vitality through its statewide presence and critically acclaimed performances, education partnerships and unparalleled access to music and the Orchestra's superb musicians.

Music Director Xian Zhang-a "dynamic podium presence" The New York Times has praised for her "technical abilities, musicianship and maturity"-continues her acclaimed leadership of the NJSO. The Orchestra presents classical, pops and family programs, as well as outdoor summer concerts and special events. Embracing its legacy as a statewide orchestra, the NJSO is the resident orchestra of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark and regularly performs at State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick, Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank, Richardson Auditorium in Princeton, Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown and bergenPAC in Englewood. Partnerships with New Jersey arts organizations, universities and civic organizations remain a key element of the Orchestra's statewide identity.

In addition to its lauded artistic programming, the NJSO presents a suite of education and community engagement programs that promote meaningful, lifelong engagement with live music. Programs include school-time Concerts for Young People; NJSO Youth Orchestras family of student ensembles, led by José Luis Domínguez; and El Sistema-inspired NJSO CHAMPS (Character, Achievement and Music Project). NJSO musicians annually perform original chamber music programs at community events in a variety of settings statewide through the NJSO Community Partners program.

For more information about the NJSO, visit njsymphony.org or email information@njsymphony.org. Tickets are available for purchase by phone at 1.800.ALLEGRO (255.3476) or on the Orchestra's website.

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