More glad news of the season
The successful launch of NJPAC’s 2013-2014 season is currently captivating audiences with performances by the world’s greatest entertainers and ensembles, but stay tuned for much more! Throughout the coming months, the lineup will include dozens of additional shows and special events.
For NJPAC’s 17th season, classical music afficianados can look forward to programs with a Russian flavor, including an all-Tchaikovsky program with Yuri Temirkanov leading the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra with conductor and violinist Vladimir Spivakov, and a rare solo recital by pianist Evgeny Kissin.
NJPAC will present renowned violinist Joshua Bell in collaboration with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, its resident orchestra; another co-production with the NJSO’s Chamber Orchestra is The Music of Led Zeppelin.
The seven-part American Song Series showcases stars from Broadway and cabaret, such as Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin. Frank Sinatra, Jr., Steve Tyrell and the NJSO combine musical forces for a centennial salute to lyricist Sammy Cahn. And the husband-and-wife musical team of Alan and Marilyn Bergman (“The Way We Were”) appear with vocalists Tyne Daly, Lari White and Christine Ebersole in an Up Close and Personal conversation with NJPAC audience members.
Also represented in a sweeping spectrum of sound choices are world artists like Hugh Masekela, pop favorites Fantasia and Johnny Mathis, rock’n’roll’s Pixies, and gospel’s Mary Mary.
In dance, NJPAC’s Principal Resident Dance Company, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, returns for its annual Spring engagement. Among the other remarkable ensembles are Dance Theatre of Harlem and the State Ballet Theatre of Russia (Sleeping Beauty).
Bill Cosby, Bill Burr and Sinbad (appearing with Mary Mary) are on board for laughs and will be joined by many other comedians throughout the season.
Families can groove to Imagination Stage’s Cinderella Remix. The Peking Acrobats and Black Violin are part of the entertainment lineup targeted for all ages. Movies That Matter, a new film series with Participant Media for high school students and the public, tells compelling stories to spur social action. These “films with a conscience” include Last Call at the Oasis and Chavez.
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* Please note that artists and schedules are subject to change.