Xian Zhang, conductor
Simon Trpčeski, piano
Presented by New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
If you like your music larger than life, this is your concert. You’ll hear Simon Trpčeski’s towering talent in Liszt, and the strength of a massive orchestra in selections from Wagner’s epic opera cycle.
Wagner Prelude to Act I of Lohengrin
Ten minutes of utter serenity: Wagner has painted the most delicate sound, with soft strings evoking the tenderness of silver moonlight.
Liszt Piano Concerto No. 2
NJSO audiences demanded Trpčeski’s return. Don’t miss him in this dazzler by the composer-pianist genius Franz Liszt.
Wagner/arr. Maazel The Ring Without Words (NJSO premiere)
Wagner’s four-night epic of Ring operas is full of heaven-storming music. The American conductor Lorin Maazel, who mentored Zhang early in her career, arranged it into this amazing 60-minute suite.