Xian Zhang to Lead New Jersey Symphony Orchestra in Händel’s ‘Messiah’

By David Salazar

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra is set to present Händel’s “Messiah” on Dec. 16 and 18, 2022.

Xian Zhang will conduct a cast featuring Ellie Dehn, Maya Lahyani, Miles Mykkanen, and Nicholas Newton. They will be joined by the Montclair State University Singers.

The performance on the 16th will take place at the Richardson Auditorium in Princeton while the latter show on the 18 is scheduled to take the stage of the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark.

Next up for the organization is a series of performances of music by Strauss and Brahms featuring pianist Daniil Trifonov. The company will else perform a “Lunar New Year Celebration” in late January.