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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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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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