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New Jersey Symphony Season to Celebrate Past 100 Years, Look Ahead to Future

NJ Symphony 2022-2023 announcement
Grace Liu Anderson
New Jersey Symphony President and CEO Gabriel van Aalst, Music Director Xian Zhang and VP of Artistic Planning Patrick Chamberlain announce the symphony's 2022-2023 season.

The New Jersey Symphony announced its 2022-2023 season celebrating its centennial, and A Tempo this Saturday speaks with Music Director Xian Zhang and President and CEO Gabriel van Aalst.

The New Jersey Symphony will pay tribute to its past music directors and double down on its commitment to diverse programming when it celebrates its Centennial during its 2022-2023 season.

In its season announcement, President and CEO Gabriel van Aalst characterized the season as "Cherish the past, but look to our future." In addition to Zhang, Concert programs will feature three of its past music directors - Neeme Järvi, Jacques Lacombe and Hugh Wolff, and the symphony will also welcome former assistant conductor Gemma New back to the podium for a program. The symphony, which changed its name from the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at the end of last year, also announced that Zhang has renewed her contract through 2028.

A Tempo host Rachel Katz sits down with Zhang and van Aalst this Saturday (3/12 at 7 pm) on A Tempo to discuss the upcoming season, and highlights of the orchestra's 100-year history.

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