Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at State Theatre NJ, Jan. 30

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) will perform at the State Theatre New Jersey (STNJ) in New Brunswick on Sunday, January 30 at 3 p.m. Celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, RPO performs 200 concerts each season to a worldwide audience of more than half a million people. 

The RPO embraces a broad repertoire that enables it to reach the most diverse audience of any British symphony orchestra. It collaborates with the most inspiring artists, including its new music director, Vasily Petrenko, who will be leading the RPO for this STNJ performance. The program includes Four Sea Interludes from Benjamin Britten’s opera, Peter Grimes; Symphonic Dances, Rachmaninoff’s last major composition; and Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 35, performed with cello soloist, Kian Soltani.

The 42-year-old Russian conductor Petrenko began his tenure as the music director of the RPO in August 2021. His appointment stands as a major landmark in the Orchestra’s history, signaling its determination to broaden the audience for orchestral music while enhancing its reputation as one of the world’s most versatile ensembles.

Tickets can be purchased online at https://www.stnj.org/event/royal-philharmonic-orchestra.