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TCHAIKOVSKY’S FIFTH SYMPHONY NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

April 520203:00 pm - April 6202012:00 am
State Theatre New Jersey, 15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ, 08901 + Google Map

HENRIK NÁNÁSI conductor

After making a splash in his superb Metropolitan Opera debut last season, Hungarian conductor Henrik Nánási makes his first NJSO appearance with a masterpiece from his homeland and a favorite Romantic symphony.

BARTÓK Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta
A daring 20th-century masterpiece! Revel in the sounds of the NJSO strings, accentuated by keyboard and percussion—writing so evocative that Stanley Kubrick famously used it in The Shining.

TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5
Critics of Tchaikovsky’s day crushed this new symphony (“a horde of demons struggling in a torrent of brandy,” wrote one), and even the composer said, “It is a failure.” But its hypnotic melodies and triumphant mood turned the Fifth into an audience favorite.