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2022 - 2023 Season

Capital Philharmonic of New Jersey (CPNJ) is bringing the best of symphonic music straight to you, including Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, The Nutcracker (with American Repertory Ballet), a new Emerging Artists Concerto Competition, and the exciting rhythms of Latin America - all hosted at the incomparable Patriots Theater of the Trenton War Memorial. Single tickets are on sale now!

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Saturday, Oct 22  |  7:30p.m.

Opening Night: "Ode to Joy"
Beethoven Symphony No. 9 (Choral)

The Somerset Hills Chorus      Stephen Sands, Artistic Director

Westminster Community Chorus 

& The LOTUS Project                  Alicia Brozovich, Artistic Director

Maggie Bergmark-Williams     Soprano

Amber Johnson                           Mezzo-Soprano

Stephen Ng                                  Tenor

Mark Hightower                           Bass-Baritone

The season opens with the ever-relevant, transformative power of Beethoven’s final symphony - affectionately known as the “Ode to Joy.” The sustained appeal of this musical journey of struggle and brotherhood is the timeless call to fraternal bonds that transcend culture, conflict, and societal barriers. Join Dr. Joel Phillips for a pre-concert lecture at 6:30 p.m., and subscribers receive exclusive access to the post-concert reception with Maestro Spalding!

Sunday, Dec 11 |  3:00p.m.

Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Ballet

American Repertory Ballet      Ethan Stiefel, Artistic Director

This holiday favorite tells the magical story of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince as they battle toy soldiers and larger-than-life mice, and travel through a whirlwind of dancing snowflakes to the Land of Sweets. Greeted by the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier, Clara enjoys a suite of brilliant and joyful dances in this family-friendly concert.

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Saturday, Dec 31  |  7:30p.m.

New Year's Eve: The Fabulous 40's and 50's
Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald

Paula Johns     Soprano

Ring in the new year with your favorite nostalgic tunes of Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Gershwin, and more. Paula Johns will serenade you with the sounds of Ella Fitzgerald’s iconic songs, with a surprise from CPNJ’s Principal Trumpet, Bob Gravener. 

Saturday, Mar 18  |  7:30p.m.

Vivaldi's The Seasons

Lorenzo Mazzamuto     Violin

This concert features the winners of Capital Philharmonic’s inaugural Emerging Artists Concerto Competition, acknowledging the talents and skills of young artists in the Greater Trenton area. Award-winning violinist Lorenzo Mazzamuto performs the ever-popular Vivaldi icon just in time for spring!

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Saturday, April 15  |  7:30p.m.

Latin American Rhythms

David Galvez     Guitar

The exciting rhythms of Latin America grace the stage of the Patriots Theater, featuring the music of Joaquin Rodrigo, Arturo Marquez, and Jose Pablo Moncayo. Renowned Peruvian artist David Galvez joins CPNJ in a rarely-experienced concerto for guitar and orchestra —you don’t want to miss this!