Spring Arts: The Music List

Spring Arts: The Music List

The Maccabeats
The Maccabeats

Hamlisch & Sondheim: Donna McKechnie & Andrea McArdle. Two legendary musical theater stars — Donna McKechnie and Andrea McArdle — team up for this evening devoted to the inimitable songs of Marvin Hamlisch and Stephen Sondheim. $50-70. March 10, 6 and 8:30 p.m. NJPAC, Newark, njpac.org, 888-GO-NJPAC

“From Bima to Broadway.” Celebrating 30 years of women in the Conservative cantorate and 30 years of Cantor Erica Lippitz at Oheb Shalom Congregation. $18; free, under 18 and over 90. March 11, 4 p.m. Oheb Shalom, South Orange, ohebshalom.org/broadway, 973-762-7067

Cantor Erica Lippitz

SHUFFLE Concert. A modern-day chamber music ensemble that delivers the unexpected. $25. March 15, 7:30 p.m. SOPAC, South Orange, sopacnow.org, 973-313-2787

Joshua Bell. The classical violinist and music director of Academy of St. Martin in the Fields performs works by Mendelssohn, Beethoven, and more. March 18. NJPAC, Newark, njpac.org, 888-GO-NJPAC

Joshua Roman. Renowned cellist performs “Awakening” with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra under the direction of guest conductor Teddy Abrams. Also on the program is Joan Tower’s “Made in America” performed as part of the PrincetonMigrationProject series of events. Tickets start at $35. March 18, 4 p.m.; pre-concert talk, 3 p.m. Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall, Princeton, princetonsymphony.org, 609-497-0020

Joshua Roman

Rickie Lee Jones. The two-time Grammy winner promotes her latest album, “The Other Side of Desire.” $45-$59. March 22, 7:30 p.m. Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts, Toms River, grunincenter.org, 732-255-0500

Artrageous. A one-of-a-kind crossover experience featuring vocalists, dancers, and painters creating art live on stage. $35-$39. March 24, 8 p.m. Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts, Toms River, grunincenter.org, 732-255-0500

Jason Alexander: The Broadway Boy. Jason Alexander (yes, George Costanza from “Seinfeld”) in concert with the NJSO brings a hilarious retelling of his journey to the Broadway stage and features a program of great music from the theater along with comedy and audience interaction. Tickets start at $20. April 14, 8 p.m. NJPAC, Newark, njpac.org, 888-GO-NJPAC

Princeton Symphony Orchestra. A performance by the Patterson/Sutton Duo. Free. April 16, 1 p.m. Monroe Township Library, monroetownshipculturalarts.com, 732-521-4400, ext. 134

The Maccabeats. The a cappella group that has entertained and inspired hundreds of audiences worldwide will perform an Israel Independence Day concert. Free. April 18, 8-9 p.m. RSVP to 973-226-3600. Congregation Agudath Israel, Caldwell,

“A Time for Us: The Leonard Bernstein Centennial.” Commemorating the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein, soloists, orchestra, and the Monmouth Civic Chorus perform selections from “West Side Story,” “On the Town,” “Candide,” and more. April 21, 8 p.m.; April 22, 3 p.m. Axelrod Performing Arts Center, Deal Park, axelrodartscenter.com, 732-531-9106

Dick Hyman: Solo Piano. Dick Hyman is a national treasure whose career includes more than 100 albums in styles that include orchestral works to interpretations of American music and variants of stride piano. $35; $30 members. May 7. Bickford Theatre, Morris Museum, Morristown, morrismuseum.org/jazz-showcase, 973-971-3706

“Spinning.” A collaboration between cellist Maya Beiser, composer Julia Wolfe, and visual artist Laurie Olinder. May 10-13. Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University, Montclair, peakperfs.org, 973-655-5112

Maya Beiser. Photo by ioulex

Chris Barron of The Spin Doctors. Chris Barron performs works from his solo album, “Angels and One Armed Jugglers,” and more. May 12, 9 p.m. JCC of Central New Jersey, Scotch Plains, 908-889-8800, ext. 253

Soprano Mira Davis. A student in the cantorial program at the Jewish Theological Seminary, Davis, who has sung at CAI services and at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, will present a Jerusalem Day concert. Free. May 13, 4-5 p.m. Congregation Agudath Israel, Caldwell, agudath.org, 973-226-3600

Ilya Kaler. Violinist Ilya Kaler performs Brahms’ “Violin Concerto in D Major” in a program with Saad Haddad’s “Risala,” a Princeton Symphony Orchestra co-commission; and Shostakovich’s “Symphony No. 9.” Rossen Milanov conducts. Tickets start at $5. May 20, 4 p.m. Richardson
Auditorium, Alexander Hall, Princeton, princetonsymphony.org, 609-497-0020

Israeli Singing Legend Shuly Nathan. Nathan, who gained worldwide fame through her performance of Naomi Shemer’s “Jerusalem of Gold” around the time of the Six Day War in 1967, will perform in concert. Call synagogue for admission fee. June 3, 4 p.m. Congregation Agudath Israel, Caldwell, agudath.org, 973-226-3600

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