Overview

A beloved guest conductor returns to the NJSO’s podium and harpsichord bench, as astonishing rising stars from the Sphinx Organization and virtuosos from our own ranks take center stage.

Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn
Brahms reimagined an old German hymn eight ways, then wove those variations together into one breathtaking showpiece.

Vivalidi: Concerto for Two Violins in B-flat Major, RV 529
With Nicholas McGegan at the harpsichord, NJSO Assistant Concertmaster Adriana Rosin pairs up with 2018 Sphinx Competition winner Rubén Rengel for some dazzling Vivaldi.

Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Cello in B-flat Major, RV 547
2015 Sphinx Competition winner Eduardo Rios partners with newly named NJSO Assistant Principal Cello Na-Young Baek for Baroque fireworks in this virtuosic showpiece.

Vivaldi: Concerto for Three Violins in F Major, RV 551
Both Sphinx winners and Rosin perform together in the give and take of Vivaldi’s brilliant melodies as if in sparkling conversation.

Beethoven: Symphony No. 2
The program concludes with the sunniest of an often-stormy composer’s symphonies.