Xian Zhang conductor
Hilary Hahn violin
New Jersey Symphony
Coleridge-Taylor Ballade in A Minor
Coleridge-Taylor was a great, yet historically overlooked composer. This early work for orchestra showcases aching melodies and rhythmic drive. Don’t miss Xian and your New Jersey Symphony bringing this gem of the romantic era to life.
Sibelius Violin Concerto
Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn, who last graced our stages in 2014, accentuates all the brilliant colors and shades of melancholy in Sibelius’ only violin concerto.
Prokofiev Symphony No. 5
Lively and powerful, the Fifth Symphony was influenced by Prokofiev’s own admiration for the splendor of the human spirt and a hopefulness for a brighter future towards the end of World War II.