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Winter Festival: Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet
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Winter Festival: Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet

Powerhouse pianist Inon Barnatan makes a stunning case for 19th-century composer Clara Schumann. Xian Zhang’s own passion for dance leaps onto center stage as she conducts Prokofiev’s dynamic ballet.

XIAN ZHANG conductor

INON BARNATAN piano

SMETANA “The Moldau” from Má vlast

Sail with us down a fabled river, lined on either side by castles and forests full of myth and mystery.

CLARA SCHUMANN Piano Concerto (NJSO Premiere)

A great pianist, Clara Schumann composed this glittering and graceful concerto in her teens—a remarkable achievement.

PROKOFIEV Selections from Romeo and Juliet

Xian has won acclaim in opera and ballet houses around the world; you’ll hear why in Prokofiev’s riveting ballet about Shakespeare’s doomed lovers.

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