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NJSO Prepares Diverse Digital Season for Fall, Winter

Meredith Whitefield

As the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra adapts to social distancing restrictions, it has unveiled a revised season that maintains its mission to feature its musicians around the state performing a diverse repetoire, including some new and contemporary works reflecting current-day discussions of race and social justice. The revamped season will feature concerts recorded at NJPAC, with a reduced-sized and socially distanced orchestra, that will be streamed, and a series of solo and small chamber ensemble performances filmed at various locations around the state, including Newark's One Theater Square and Hoboken's Pier C. A Tempo this Saturday (10/24 at 7 pm) looks at the season plans, which include performances featuring works by Dvorak, Mozart  and Beethoven, as well as music by William Grant Still, Michael Abels and a new work by Daniel Bernard Roumain.

Bass Kevin Maynor, Artistic Director of Trilogy: An Opera Company

The NJSO is also partnering with Newark-based Trilogy: An Opera Company, which highlights works by Black composers, in a presentation of selections from Michael Raphael's Emmett Till oratorio. A Tempo host Rachel Katz will speak with NJSO President and CEO Gabriel van Aalst and bass Kevin Maynor, who is Trilogy's Artistic Director.

Rachel Katz is the host of A Tempo which airs Saturdays at 7 pm.