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New Jersey Speakers Series

New Jersey Speakers Series

The New Jersey Speakers Series, presented by Fairleigh Dickinson University, invites you to experience the ultimate in cultural engagement: seven evenings of diverse ideas and thought-provoking perspectives on a broad range of issues from some of the best and brightest minds of our time. Available as a subscription package only, the Thursday evening series, held October through April, presents the world up close in memorable events guaranteed to enlighten and inform. Each lecture is followed by a spirited question-and-answer period.

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Madeleine Albright

Madeleine K. Albright
Oct 9, 2014 at 8pm

The first woman to serve as U.S. Secretary of State, Albright earlier served as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. Born in Prague, her family fled the Nazi invasion during WWII, and later the Communists, before settling in Denver. A Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, Albright is currently a professor at Georgetown University.

Alan Alda

Alan Alda
Oct 30, 2014 at 8pm

From Hawkeye Pierce on M*A*S*H to Arnold Vinick on The West Wing, Alda has been a staple on American television for more than four decades, earning 32 Emmy nominations and six Emmy and Golden Globe awards. Well known for California Suite, The Four Seasons and other movies, he was nominated for an Academy Award for The Aviator.

Steve Wozniak

Steve Wozniak
Nov 20, 2014 at 8pm

Called one of “Silicon Valley’s most creative engineers,” Wozniak single-handedly invented the early Apple computers, contributing significantly to the microcomputer revolution that followed. With Steve Jobs, he founded Apple Computers, leading its research and development. In 2000, Wozniak was inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame.

Olympia Snowe

Olympia Snowe
Jan 8, 2015 at 8pm

Named one of America’s 10 Best Senators by Time in 2006, Snowe became widely known for her ability to influence the outcome of close votes in the Senate. She was the youngest Republican woman elected to the U.S. Congress and is also the first woman to have served in both houses of a state legislature and both houses of the U.S. Congress.

David Gergen

David Gergen
Feb 19, 2015 at 8pm

Now a Senior Political Analyst for CNN and a professor at the Harvard Kennedy School, Gergen served as a presidential advisor during the administrations of Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton. His election team coverage has twice won the Peabody Award, once with MacNeil/Lehrer Report and once with CNN.

David McCullough

David McCullough
Mar 19, 2015 at 8pm

Acclaimed author of Truman, John Adams, and most recently The Greater Journey, this two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award has been called a national treasure. A gifted storyteller, he has narrated several PBS documentaries, including The Civil War and Napoleon, and the motion picture Seabiscuit.

Dan Rather

Dan Rather
Apr 23, 2015 at 8pm

Rather anchored the CBS Evening News for 24 years, from 1981 to 2005. During this time, he also contributed to CBS’ 60 Minutes. Rather is now the managing editor and anchor of the cable television news magazine Dan Rather Reports. In 2012, he released his bestseller Rather Outspoken on his life and the state of journalism today.


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  • Speakers Series Subscription tickets cannot be refunded or exchanged.
  • Please disregard the seat number displayed on the “Review Your Seats” page when it appears. Your actual seat number will be on your ticket(s) mailed in September. Only tickets ordered ten or fewer days prior to the first speaker will be held at the box office will call.  All others will be mailed.

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2014-15 Classical Music Series

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Sat, Nov 8 , 2014

Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

A giant in the symphonic musical tradition, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra – Mendelssohn’s orchestra – presents an all-Mendelssohn program under the baton of the dynamic Riccardo Chailly, La Scala’s next Music Director.  With guest soloist, violinist Nikolaj Znaider (pictured).

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Sun, Dec 7, 2014

Yuja Wang

Making her NJPAC debut, acclaimed piano recitalist Yuja Wang brings her graceful stage presence and fresh interpretations of works by the greatest composers to Prudential Hall.

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Sun, Dec 21, 2014

Handel's Messiah

Musically superb and emotionally uplifting, Handel’s Messiah is a holiday season must-hear for music lovers everywhere.  Presented in collaboration with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.

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Thur, Jan 29, 2015

Philadelphia Orchestra

The Fabulous Philadelphians perform Beethoven’s powerhouse Fifth Symphony, as well as a pair of works by Shostakovich, in their first NJPAC appearance in nearly a decade.  Under the leadership of its new Music Director, Yannick Nézet-Séguin (pictured), and features guest soloist Kirill Gerstein on piano.

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Fri, Feb 20, 2015

L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

Appearing for the first time at NJPAC! Switzerland’s globally acclaimed L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande is conducted by Charles Dutoit in an alluring program of early 20th-century masterpieces.

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Fri, May 15, 2015

André Watts with the NJSO

Celebrated American pianist André Watts plays two favorite piano concertos in an ambitious program with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Peter Bay, Music Director of the Austin Symphony Orchestra, conducts.

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TD James Moody Democracy of Jazz Festival


Moody Festival Passes are back! 

Enjoy a full week of concerts with the FULL FESTIVAL PASS starting at $169. Or get a MAIN STAGE PASS starting at $119. Plus, add on any of the  MOODY ENCORE performances for an additional 15% off with the purchase of one of the passes listed here. Click here to purchase your Moody Festival Passes today!

One ticket to 4 unique performances:

Jazz & Soul - November 13
Chris Botti  - November  14
Michael Franks with Raul Midon - November 15
Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Competition - November 16

PLUS, a commemorative Moody Festival lanyard & pass!
This special value saves you up to 25%

One ticket to 2 unique performances:

Jazz & Soul - November 13
Chris Botti  - November  14
PLUS, a commemorative Moody Festival lanyard & pass!
This special value saves you up to 15%

PLUS, you can add-on any of the TD Moody Jazz Encore events for an additional 15% off!
When you order today, you will be guaranteed the best available seating for each performance.
Passes must be purchased by October 31.

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Limited availability. Standard handling fees apply. Offer not valid on prior sale.

Brick City Jazz Orchestra

Dorthaan's Place: Brick City Jazz Orchestra
Sunday, November 9 at 11am & 1pm
NICO Kitchen + Bar

A sumptuous buffet brunch, including an omelet station and a medley of desserts, is served at NICO Kitchen + Bar at 11am and 1pm, with sets scheduled at 11:30am and 1:30pm.

The BCJO is an ensemble that meets on Saturdays, October through May, at NJPAC’s Center for Arts Education. BCJO students have the opportunity to take additional classes in jazz theory and ear training in the Wells Fargo Jazz for Teens Program and improvisation workshops with Harris, the BCJO’s Artist-in-Residence.


Ray Mantilla

Ray Mantilla
Monday, November 10 at 7:30pm
Bethany Baptist Church

Percussionist Ray Mantilla, a virtuoso who can be heard on more than 200 albums, stands among the most recognized jazz musicians in the international spotlight.

Soul and Jazz

Soul and Jazz:
Fantasia, Philip Bailey, José James, Jazzmeia Horn & The Christian McBride Big Band

Thursday, November 13 at 8pm
Prudential Hall

Jazz meets soul at the TD James Moody Democracy of Jazz Festival in an electrifying lineup of Grammy winners Fantasia and Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind & Fire and one of today's hottest jazz singers, José James, along with the Christian McBride Big Band and Jazzmeia Horn, winner of the 2013 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition.

All-State Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Choir

All-State Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Choir
Friday, November 14 at 7pm
Victoria Theater

This annual concert event, co-presented by NJPAC's Arts Education Department and the New Jersey Music Educators Association, brings together some of the very best young jazz musicians and vocalists from across the state for a dynamic group performance.

Chris Botti

Chris Botti
Friday, November 14 at 8pm
Prudential Hall

Trumpeter and composer Chris Botti (“Emmanuel,” “When I Fall in Love”) has established himself as one of the leading innovators of the contemporary music and jazz worlds.


NJPAC Day of Swing
Saturday, November 15 11am - 3pm
NJPAC Center for Arts Education

NJPAC's Day of Swing is an exciting and fun-filled day of jazz exploration and learning for children and families. Admission is free! If you are new to jazz, learn from the master about listening to jazz, singing the blues or the art of improvisation.

Michael Franks

Jazz City: Newark’s Jazz Legacy
Saturday, November 15 at 2pm
Dana Library, Rutgers-Newark, 185 University Ave.

Gary Walker of WBGO Jazz88.3 FM moderates Jazz City: Newark’s Jazz Legacy, a forum featuring a distinguished panel of musicians and writers discussing Brick City’s continuing influence on jazz. Free! Co-presented by the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers-Newark at the campus’ Dana Library, 185 University Ave. 

Michael Franks

Michael Franks with Raul Midón
Saturday, November 15 at 5 & 8pm
Victoria Theater

Sensual singer Michael Franks (“The Lady Wants to Know”) and singer-guitarist Raul Midón (“State of Mind”) meet onstage in a gentle and witty celebration of romance as part of the TD James Moody Democracy of Jazz Festival. Flavored with a Latin vibe, their performance includes hits such as Franks’ “When I Give My Love to You” and “Popsicle Toes” and Midón’s “Invisible Chains” and “Blackbird.”

Vanessa Rubin

Dorthaan's Place: Vanessa Rubin Trio
Sunday, November 16 at 11am & 1pm
NICO Kitchen + Bar

An ever-evolving jazz singer extraordinaire, Vanessa Rubin performs honeyed ballads and up tempo swing with her trio at the Sunday brunch series Dorthaan’s Place.

Sara Vaughan

Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition
Sunday, November 16 at 3pm
Victoria Theater

Be there to discover the next big voice in jazz at NJPAC’s third annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition.

Bela Fleck and Christian McBride

All Strings Attached: Béla Fleck and Christian McBride
Saturday, November 22 at 8pm
Victoria Theater

Premier banjo player Béla Fleck & Brooklyn Rider join bassist Christian McBride for an eclectic array of musical stylings, from bluegrass and classical crossover to jazz and world beat. 

Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette

Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette
Sunday, November 30 at 8pm
Prudential Hall

Last year marked the 30th anniversary of this iconic trio, which has garnered awards around the world for its innovative jazz, including five Grammy nominations.