Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with Xian Zhang

    Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with Xian Zhang
    06 Apr 03:00 PM
    Until 06 Apr

    Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with Xian Zhang

    State Theatre New Jersey 15 Livingston Avenue New Brunswick, NJ 08901

    Xian Zhang conductor
    Steven Banks saxophone
    Felicia Moore soprano
    Kelley O’Connor mezzo-soprano
    Issachah Savage tenor
    Reginald Smith Jr. baritone
    Montclair State University Chorale | Heather J. Buchanan, director
    New Jersey Symphony

    Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky Polonaise from Eugene Onegin
    A lavish ball scene, the dashing hero and heroine twirling in splendor—a fun, festive dance lifted from Tchaikovsky’s opera.

    Billy Childs Saxophone Concerto
    Inspired by Maya Angelou and other poets, Childs’ new concerto was written for the amazing Steven Banks, who says the music “follows the trajectory of the Black experience from Africa before slave trade to now, going forward in hope.”

    Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 9, “Choral”
    The sheer volcanic power of Beethoven’s music makes the Ninth’s message soar. “Brotherhood! Joy!”—our world needs these clarion calls now more than ever.

    The appearance of vocalists Felicia Moore, Kelley O’Connor, Issachah Savage and Reginald Smith Jr. is generously supported by Lisa and Matthew Winkler.

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