Zhang Conducts Brahms 4
Presented by New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
XIAN ZHANG conductor
JOHANNES MOSER cello
Members of the NJSO HORN SECTION Chris Komer principal | Andrea Menousek | Lawrence DiBello; ERIC REED horn
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Hailed by Gramophone as “one of the finest among the astonishing gallery of young virtuoso cellists,” Johannes Moser stars in the East Coast premiere of Andrew Norman’s inventive new concerto. Works by Schumann and Brahms showcase the artistry of the NJSO’s musicians.
SCHUMANN Konzertstuck for Four Horns (NJSO Premiere)
Festive and virtuosic: 19th-century advances in the French horn made it possible for Schumann to compose the concerto. The NJSO’s horn section steps into the spotlight.
NORMAN Cello Concerto (East Coast Premiere and NJSO Co-Commission)
Named Musical America’s 2017 Composer of the Year while still in his 30s, Andrew Norman is one of his generation’s most celebrated composers, lauded by The Boston Globe for his “staggering imagination.”
BRAHMS Symphony No. 4
Intricate, autumnal; the premiere of this ultimately satisfying masterpiece ignited a war of words in the press.