January 26, 2022

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Varied Program

75th ANNIVERSARY TOUR: London’s Royal Philharmonic, led by conductor Vasily Petrenko, comes to the State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick on Sunday, January 30 at 3 p.m.

State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick presents London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO), led by conductor Vasily Petrenko with cello soloist Kian Soltani, on Sunday, January 30, at 3 p.m. The program includes Britten’s Peter Grimes: Four Sea Interludes; Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 35 with cello soloist Kian Soltani; and Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances.

Celebrating its 75th year, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra typically performs approximately 200 concerts each to a worldwide audience of more than 500,000 people, reaching the most diverse audience of any British symphony orchestra.   

Petrenko was appointed music director in August 2021. He made his debut with the RPO at London’s Royal Albert Hall in March 2016. Forthcoming plans include a series of Mahler’s choral symphonies at the Royal Albert Hall, the great works of English composers at the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, and tours to Germany and leading European festivals. Petrenko joins a roster that includes Pinchas Zukerman (principal guest conductor), Alexander Shelley (principal associate conductor), and Grzegorz Nowak (permanent associate conductor).  

In addition to the Orchestra’s annual season of concerts in London’s Royal Albert Hall, Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall and its home Cadogan Hall, the RPO is a respected cultural ambassador and enjoys a busy schedule of international touring, performing in the world’s concerts halls and at international festivals.   

The State Theatre New Jersey is at 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick. Tickets range from $17.50-$70. Visit STNJ.org.