XIAN ZHANG conductor DANIIL TRIFONOV piano NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Two extraordinary artists explore the never-ending connections that music makes across the ages. Don’t miss piano phenomenon Daniil Trifonov, “the most astounding young pianist of our age” (The Times of London), in Schumann’s poetic concerto. STRAUSS Also sprach Zarathustra Famous for its use in the film 2001: A Space Odyssey, Strauss’ tone poem—dramatic, gorgeous, thrilling—is the kind of music musicians live to play. SCHUMANN Piano Concerto Colorful, lively, embodying a love story for the ages. Schumann wrote this gorgeous concerto for his wife, Clara, who played the solo part in its premiere. SCRIABIN Poem of Ecstasy (NJSO Premiere) Scriabin applied his remarkable gift for orchestral color to this immersive ode to rapture, a showcase for the abundant gifts of Music Director Xian Zhang.