Q & A: Yongzhao Yu & Esther Maureen Kelly on Working with the New Jersey Symphony & ‘The Song of the Yangtze River’

On July 20, the New Jersey Symphony will perform at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center. The performance will see Maestra Xian Zhang conducting the featured soloists Shanghai Isaac Stern-winning violinist Nancy Zhou (violin), Chopin-competition prize-winner Chelsea Guo (piano), Esther Maureen Kelly (soprano), and Yongzhao Yu (tenor) in a program entitled “East/West: A Symphonic Celebration.” The program will feature a wide variety of music inspired by China and {…}

New Jersey Symphony to Perform at Alice Tully Hall

On July 20, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra will perform a concert at Alice Tully Hall. Maestra Xian Zhang, Music Director of the Orchestra will feature soloists Shanghai Isaac Stern-winning violinist Nancy Zhou, Chopin-competition prize-winner pianist Chelsea Guo, soprano Esther Maureen Kelly, and tenor Yongzhao Yu. The program, titled “East/West: A Symphonic Celebration,” will feature Chinese-French composer Qigang Chen’s “Er {…}

Renée Fleming To Perform Free Virtual Concert With New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

(Credit: Decca / Andrew Eccles) Soprano Renée Fleming will give a special virtual concert with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Fleming will sing Wagner’s “Wesendonck Lieder,” Michelle Moncayo’s “Elizabeth, New Jersey,” and Jane Wong’s “The Deciphered World.” Bizet’s Adagietto from “L’Arlésienne” Suite No. 1, and Wagner’s “Siegfried Idyll” will be performed in the rest of the program. Xian Zhang conducts. {…}

WQXR Announces 2021 STAR Initiative to Support New York City’s Creative Communities

WQXR, New York City’s only all-classical radio station, announced four platforms to aid the city’s creative community and sustain the arts culture for which The Big Apple is famous. The station’s multi-pronged approach named STAR (Salutes The ARts) represents the first initiative led by WQXR’s new Chief Content Officer and Senior Vice President, Ed Yim. STAR comprises four initiatives: the {…}