New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Thurs., June 28th, 2018, 7:30pm

Concert will take place outside, 

Rain or Shine

Sinatra Drive North bet. 11th & & 12th St.
Just north of  Maxwell Place Park
Thanks to our co-sponsor Burgiss
for helping to make this free concert possible.

Bring a chair, blanket & picnic basket. Spend a relaxing summer evening outdoors! As night falls, the New York City skyline lights up making this a unique and romantic summer symphony concert destination. Hear classical dances from Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Brahms in the first half. Then, rev up for a lively second half when the NJSO plays tunes from swing, Latin, pop and a whole lot more.


njso-njpac-performance-04-23-10-0213 New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Named “a vital, artistically significant musical organization” by The Wall Street Journal, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra embodies that vitality through its statewide presence and critically acclaimed performances, education partnerships and unparalleled access to music and the Orchestra’s superb musicians.

Music Director Xian Zhang—a “dynamic podium presence” The New York Times has praised for her “technical abilities, musicianship and maturity”—continues her acclaimed leadership of the NJSO. The Orchestra presents classical, pops and family programs, as well as outdoor summer concerts and special events. Embracing its legacy as a statewide orchestra, the NJSO is the resident orchestra of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark and regularly performs at State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick, Count Basie Center for the Performing Arts in Red Bank, Richardson Auditorium in Princeton, Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown and bergenPAC in Englewood. Partnerships with New Jersey arts organizations, universities and civic organizations remain a key element of the Orchestra’s statewide identity.

In addition to its lauded artistic programming, the NJSO presents a suite of education and community engagement programs that promote meaningful, lifelong engagement with live music. Programs include school-time Concerts for Young People; NJSO Youth Orchestras family of student ensembles, currently led by José Luis Domínguez; and El Sistema-inspired NJSO CHAMPS (Character, Achievement and Music Project). NJSO musicians annually perform original chamber music programs at community events in a variety of settings statewide through the NJSO Community Partners Program.

For more information about the NJSO, visit or email Tickets are available for purchase by phone 1.800.ALLEGRO (255.3476) or on the Orchestra’s website.

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s programs are made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, along with many other foundations, corporations and individual donors.


Program Selections for Thursday June 28th, 2018 
“Starry Nights with the NJSO”



BEETHOVEN/arr. TBD: “Ode to Joy” from Symphony No. 9

BERNSTEIN: Overture to Candide

PUCCINI: “Intermezzo” from Manon Lescaut

ROSSINI: Overture to Guillaume Tell

MOZART: Overture to Le nozze di Figaro

MASSANET: “Meditation” from Thaïs

Eric Wyrick, violin

RODGERS: The Carousel Waltz

GERSHWIN: Overture to Crazy for You!




STYNE: Overture to Gypsy

VERDI: Overture to Nabucco

LEONCAVALLO: “Intermezzo” from I pagliacci

GLINKA: Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla

  1. STRAUSS: Overture to Die Fledermaus

WILLIAMS: “Imperial March” from Star Wars

arr. LOWDEN: Armed Forces Salute



Conductor, Jose Luis Dominguez


One of Chile’s most prominent orchestral conductors, NJSO Youth Orchestras Artistic Director José Luis Domínguez began his career at age 21. From 2003–16, he was Resident Director of the Santiago Philharmonic Orchestra, one of Latin America’s most important orchestras.

He annually directs programs with the National Youth Symphony Orchestra of Chile, with whom he served as Principal Conductor before assuming his current roles as Principal Guest Conductor and Artistic Senior Advisor. He has led the youth orchestra on tour internationally and conducted its operatic debut, a performance of Donizetti’s Don Pasquale that was regarded as a major breakthrough for the Chilean and Latin American system of youth orchestras. He led the premiere of Sebastián Errázuriz’s Bitácora de un Sueño to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Foundation for Youth Orchestras of Chile.

He regularly guest conducts the National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia. At the invitation of the Ministry of Culture, he led Mozart’s Requiem in memory of Nobel Prize Laureate of Literature Gabriel Garcia Márquez in a live televised broadcast from the Cathedral of Bogotá for an audience including the President of Colombia, dignitaries and the highest cultural authorities of the region.

Conducting highlights have included a production of Carmina Burana with prestigious Spanish company Fura Dels Baus, New Year’s performances with the Staatsoperorchester de Braunschweig in Germany and performances with the Buenos Aires Philharmonic at Teatro Colón, with Renée Fleming in Chile and at the Summer International Music Festival in Frutillar. He has led operatic performances at the Opéra Théâtre Saint-Étienne in France and garnered praise for his performances of Verdi’s Rigoletto and Massenet’s Thaïs at the Teatro Municipal in Santiago. In 2016, he garnered the Circle of Critics Award for his performances with the Symphony Orchestra of Chile.

The Santiago Philharmonic Orchestra premiered his debut ballet as a composer, The Legend of Joaquin Murieta, at the Teatro Municipal in November 2009; the acclaimed work will be released on an upcoming Naxos recording. His Requiem oratorio dedicated to Fernando Rosas, creator and founder of the Foundation for Youth Orchestras of Chile, received premieres by the National Youth Orchestra of Chile and Santiago Philharmonic Orchestra.


For more information about the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, visit or email

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s programs are made possible in part by The New Jersey State Council on the Arts, along with many other foundations, corporations and individual donors. United is the official airline of the NJSO.