NJSO Presents Debussy's La Mer, Prélude à L'après-midi D'un Faune

NJSO Presents Debussy's La Mer, Prélude à L'après-midi D'un Faune

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents Debussy's La mer and Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune alongside Britten's Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, March 7-10. Ingrid Fliter performs Mendelssohn's First Piano Concerto; Jun Märkl conducts.

Performances take place on March 7 at 1:30 pm and March 8 at 8 pm at NJPAC in Newark; March 9 at 8 pm at the Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank and March 10 at 3 pm at State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick.

Praised for her "grace and heartfelt sincerity" (Gramophone), Fliter has called Mendelssohn's First Piano Concerto "a celebration of life ... and an explosion of happiness" (Radio New Zealand).

NJSO Accent events include a Prelude Performance by performers from NJSO CHAMPS-the NJSO's El Sistema-inspired music instruction program-at 12:45 pm on March 7. Classical Conversations begin one hour before the March 8 and 9 performances. NJSO musicians give a behind-the-scenes talkback about the orchestral audition process after the March 10 concert.

The NJSO will collect non-perishable food items at all concerts as part of its annual food drive. More information on NJSO Accent events is available at njsymphony.org/accents.

Concert tickets start at $20 and are available for purchase at njsymphony.org or 1.800.ALLEGRO (255.3476).

The Program

Debussy Masterworks

Thu, Mar 7, at 1:30 pm | NJPAC in Newark

Fri, Mar 8, at 8 pm | NJPAC in Newark

Sat, Mar 9, at 8 pm | Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank

Sun, Mar 10, at 3 pm | State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick

Jun Märkl, conductor

Ingrid Fliter, piano

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

DEBUSSY Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

MENDELSSOHN Piano Concerto No. 1

BRITTEN Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes

DEBUSSY La mer

NJSO ACCENTS

NJSO Food Drive
Non-perishable food items will be accepted for donation to local food banks. njsymphony.org/fooddrive

Prelude Performance - Thu, Mar 7, at 12:45 pm
Listeners will enjoy the youthful exuberance of performers from NJSO CHAMPS, a Newark-based after-school string program.

Classical Conversation - Fri, Mar 8, at 7 pm and Sat, Mar 9, at 7 pm
Enjoy a lively Classical Conversation before the performance. Learn more about the music from NJSO musicians, guest artists and other engaging insiders.

Talkback - Sun, Mar 10, after the concert
NJSO Behind the Scenes: Don't miss a panel of NJSO musicians describe the often grueling, but genuinely fascinating audition process.

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

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