May 27 Friday
Tito Puente Jr. Kicks Off ‘Salsa Night’ at Newark Symphony Hall
Join Billboard Music Award-winning musician Tito Puente Jr. & His Latin Jazz Ensemble as we kick of Salsa Night!
New to Latin Dancing? No worries, instructors from Newark’s own Smiling David Dance School will be in attendance to show you the moves.
Special guest Senator M. Teresa Ruiz, NJ’s first Latina Senate Majority Leader.
Salsa Night is a free event, but prior registration is required for tickets.
Sponsored by Prudential FinancialSpecial thanks to Monterreal Water
Jun 10 Friday
To the delight of fans everywhere, Mexico’s Ana Gabriel is back with Por Amor A Ustedes, her new album and show. The GRAMMY® and Latin GRAMMY® nominee has topped the charts for decades with her signature smoky alto, performing emotional pop ballads and traditional ranchera that speaks to the soul. In shows packed with hits, her husky voice can more than outmatch the horn section of a ranchera, and she’ll often throw in classic Mexican songs and lead the crowd in sing-alongs.
Jun 17 Friday
In the interest of the safety of our patrons, with the upcoming nor’easter we are rescheduling the performance of Celebrating the Theater Songs of Leonard Bernstein on Saturday, January 29 at 7:30PM to Friday, June 17 at 7:30PM.
West Side Story. Candide. On the Town. Leonard Bernstein composed some of the most memorable theater scores of his generation—but who was the man behind the music? Join us for a thought-provoking evening of Bernstein songs and stories in this edition of Conversations in Concert, hosted by theater insider Ted Chapin.
Jamie Bernstein will pull back the curtain of her father’s complex persona, sharing intimate moments and childhood memories from her book, Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein.
Jazz pianist Bill Charlap & the Bill Charlap Trio will perform Bernstein classics, including “America,” “Lucky To Be Me,” “Some Other Time,” “Glitter and be Gay,” “Somewhere,” and “Cool.”
Don’t miss this joyful tribute to America’s most iconic composer-conductor.
Sep 15 Thursday
A forefather of Funk, George Porter Jr. is best known as a member of The Meters, the New Orleans-based Grammy-winning R&B group he formed alongside Art "Poppa Funk" Neville, Leo Nocentelli and Joseph Zigaboo Modeliste.
Oct 08 Saturday
A master of acoustic Folk/Blues, Chris Smither creates a singular guitar sound – a beat-driven finger-picking, layered over his ever-present rhythmic, tapping feet (always mic’d in performance). A lifelong devotee of Bluegrass, Tim O'Brien is skilled on guitar, mandolin, fiddle and banjo. He often performs with his wife, vocalist Jan Fabricius.