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Noteworthy – Winter 2015


WHO • New Edition, Tyrese, Monica & Jaheim

WHAT • WBLS Christmas In the City

WHEN • Fri. 12/18 • 7:00 PM

WHERE • Prudential Center

The Tri-State’s biggest R&B Christmas celebration features a roster of cross-generational music legends, including New Jersey’s own Jaheim and Tyrese, whose single “Shame” reached the top of the charts in 2015.

WHO • NJ Symphony Orchestra

WHAT • Handel’s Messiah

WHEN • Sun. 12/20 • 3:00 PM

WHERE • NJPAC/Prudential Hall

The master composer’s soaring 1742 work has become a Christmas tradition throughout the world. Did you know Handel originally wrote it for Easter?


WHO • Pinchas Zukerman

WHAT • The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

WHEN • Fri. 1/8 • 8:00 PM

WHERE • NJPAC/Prudential Hall

Conductor and string virtuoso Pinchas Zukerman leads London’s Royal Philharmonic into NJPAC for an evening featuring the works of Mozart and Elgar. Zukerman was “discovered” as a teenager by Isaac Stern and Pablo Casals during their 1962 trip to Israel. Zukerman made his New York debut a year later at age 15. He has earned 21 Grammy nominations since then.

WHO • Rufus Reid Trio

WHAT • Dorthaan’s Place

WHEN • Sun. 1/24 • 11:00 AM & 1:00 PM

WHERE • NJPAC/NICO Kitchen + Bar

NJPAC’s jazz brunch series, hosted by WBGO’s Dorthaan Kirk, begins its 2016 season with veteran bassist Rufus Reid. Reid, a New Jerseyan by way of Atlanta, is an award-winning jazz performer and educator.

WHO • New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

WHAT • A Midsummer Night’s Dream

WHEN • Sat. 1/30 • 8:00 PM

WHERE • NJPAC/Prudential Hall

Conductor Jacques Lacombe and NJSO joins forces with The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey and the Montclair State University Chorale to present an unforgettable performance of Shakespeare’s classic comedy and Mendelssohn’s wonderful score.


WHO • New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

WHAT • Valentine’s Day with Megan Hilty

WHEN • Sat. 2/13 • 8:00 PM

WHERE • NJPAC/Prudential Hall

Megan Hilty—singing star of Smash, Wicked and 9 to 5—joins NJSO for a romantic journey through the American Songbook.

WHO • Antoinette Montague

WHAT • Dorthaan’s Place

WHEN • Sun. 2/14 • 11:00 AM & 1:00 PM


Is there any better place for a Valentine’s brunch than at NICO Kitchen+Bar for NJPAC’s Sunday jazz series, hosted by WBGO’s Dorthaan Kirk? Antoinette Montague, jazz singer par excellence, presents her unique interpretations of blues, ballads and popular works.

WHO • Janet Jackson

WHAT • Unbreakable World Tour

WHEN • Wed. 2/17 • 7:00

WHERE • Prudential Center

The multi-platinum recording star has added an unscheduled stop in Newark on the second leg of her international tour. Jackson recently saw her Unbreakable album soar to the top of the charts, making her one of only three musicians to have #1 albums in each of the last four decades. The other two are Bruce Springsteen and Barbra Streisand.