NJ Symphony Over the River at Basie

Weekend entertainment a short drive away

If your wallet suffered a series blow thanks to the holidays, but you still need some entertainment to help get you out of that post holiday slump, right over the river from can help.

On the agenda this week are the smooth sounds of the NJ Symphony Orchestra when it returns to the Count Basie Theatre with the Best of: Playing with Fire.

On Saturday, Jan. 14, Count Basie welcomes the back to the stage for the Best of Playing with Fire.

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra is made up of some of the country’s finest musicians. Their mission is to offer “artistic excellence, innovative programming and community engagement” to the people of New Jersey. To widen their audience, the orchestra brings its programs to seven different venues throughout the state.

Jacques Lacombe currently serves as Music Director and Neeme Jarvi is the Conductor Laureate.  Lacombe has served as the Principal Guest Conductor of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, and served for three years as Music Director of both orchestra and opera with the Philharmonie de Lorraine in France. He also has been Music Director of the Orchestre Symphonique de Trois-Rivieres since 2006.

Neeme Jarvi is considered one of modern day’s best and most respected maestros. He is a prolific recording artist and has a discography of more than 450 recordings.

Saturday’s performance will bring a series of “deviled scores” to the stage, as they tell the story of characters—a philosopher, a composer and a love stricken poet—who make a deal with the devil.


Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012: NJ Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m.


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