Tue, Feb 26, 2013

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, Student Life

College Night at the NJSO

BY Melissa Bee

College Night at the NJSO

Have you ever wanted to see the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra but couldn’t afford the tickets? Well, now is a great opportunity for you if you’re a student. They are offering $10 tickets for students to see an upcoming performance, Pictures at an Exhibition.

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra will be performing “Pictures at an Exhibition,” an evening of Russian and French romantic music. The concert conductor is Eugene Tzigane (pictured below) and features solos by NJSO concertmaster Eric Wyrick. Wyrick will be performing Chausson’s Poeme and Saint-Saens’ Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso. This is Wyrick’s annual solo appearance with the Orchestra.

Eugene Tzigane 3

“Eric is really a top violinist, and we are very lucky to have him as our concertmaster. He has the qualities of both a soloist and a chamber musician, which is very rare to find. He has such clear vision and instincts, and whenever he solos with the NJSO he really brings the Orchestra with him,” says Music Director Jacques Lacombe.

While the performance starts at 8 pm, there will be a discussion with the concert conductor at 7 pm. Eugene Tzigane will be leading a Classical Conversation about the music.

After the concert there will be an all-student party with light refreshments and live entertainment by fellow college students. The after-party is free for ticket holders to the performance.

In fact, NJSO is looking for student performers to put on 10 minutes performances at the post-concert party. They are invited solo and small group acts. The opportunity is only available to students who viewed the NJSO show. If interested, email Rebecca Ludkiewicz at

Buses are available from Farleigh Dickinson University, Drew University, and Rutgers-New Brunswick. Details can be found on the website and will be updated as more buses become available.

Clips can be heard of each piece on the NJSO website. Tickets can be ordered in advance online or by phone (1-800-ALLEGRO) and be picked up on the day of the show with a valid college ID. A block of seats called Tweet Seats are also available, from which college students are able to post updates from the concert on social media, just ask for Tweet Seats (over the phone only).

More information and tickets can be found on the NJSO website, or on the event’s page here.

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