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New Leader Plans Newark Symphony Hall Restoration & Neighborhood Revitalization
Newark Symphony Hall opened in 1925 and is located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Newark, New Jersey's Central Ward. The Hall enjoys a rich cultural history as New Jersey's oldest and largest showcase for the arts, education and entertainment programming. Legendary violist Isaac Stern asserted that it had the best acoustics in the United States. It was once the home of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, the New Jersey State Opera, and the New Jersey Ballet Company. [  READ MORE  ]
Newark Symphony Hall Names Taneshia Nash Laird as President and CEO
Newark Symphony Hall, operated by Newark Performing Arts Corporation (NPAC), has selected Taneshia Nash Laird as President and CEO, following an executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG). She began her tenure on November 1, 2018. [  READ MORE  ]
Hitting a high note: New CEO aims to revitalize Newark Symphony Hall

Newark Symphony Hall has a new CEO and president, its parent, Newark Performing Arts Corp., announced this week. Taneshia Nash Laird joined the organization in November after a national search, succeeding interim Executive Director Leon Denmark, NPAC said in a news release. "Today, a new curtain rises at Newark Symphony Hall," Alfred Bundy, chairman of the NPAC board, said in a prepared statement. "Our board of directors is proud to announce that we have selected Taneshia Nash Laird as our new president and CEO of our historic arts organization. The members of our search committee recognize that we have chosen a bright and shining star for the Newark arts community." [  READ MORE  ]

Another Royal Wedding. This One Newark Style.
Rebecca Pauline Jampol didn't plan her May 19 wedding to coincide with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's nuptials. But that didn't stop friends from speculating that she may have been secretly attempting to outdo the royal couple. "It all makes sense: If Rebecca's going to do anything, she's going to do it over the top and make it a spectacular spectacle," said Samer Fouad, who was part of Ms. Jampol's 10-person bridal party. Jasmine Wahi, another attendant, added, "The royal wedding had heavy competition." [  READ MORE  ]
Newark Symphony Hall's Arts on Stage Series Presents A Reading of "Hawks Tavern"
Newark Symphony Hall's Arts on Stage series presents a reading of Hawks Tavern by Lori Roper and Rick Sordelet on Friday, April 13 at 6:00pm. The production is directed by Marshall Jones III. Admission is $10. [  READ MORE  ]
Newark's "Silver Stars" Celebrate 40 Years of R&B and Soul
This year marks the 40th anniversary of Newark's longest-running vocal group known as the Silver Stars. The soul and R & B group's story is one of tribulation, redemption, perseverance, triumph and insatiable quest to make great music. The Silver Stars will be opening for the Hall of Fame group The Whispers on November 18th at Newark Symphony Hall on Broad Street in Newark at 8:45pm. [  READ MORE  ]
The WBGO Kids Jazz Concert Series Brings Music Education and Family Fun Together
What a treat for you this Saturday at the WBGO Kids Jazz Concert at Newark Symphony Hall. Not only will the one-hour event be hosted by WBGO's Gary Walker, but it will feature the work of jazz and blues pianist, composer, singer producer and educator Eli Yamin. [  READ MORE  ]
Ma'oon Inc. and Newark Symphony Hall presents 2016 Qur'an Competition
Newark Symphony Hall and Ma'oon Inc. present "Path Towards Understanding Quran Through Recitation & Competition" on Sunday, June 12 from 4:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Newark Symphony Hall located at 1030 Broad Street in Newark, NJ. [  READ MORE  ]
Celebrate the life and legacy of Amiri Baraka at Newark Symphony Hall
October 7 would have been the 80th birthday of the late Amiri Baraka, and his beloved city of Newark will soon commemorate it. On October 10, Newark Symphony Hall will host an evening of poetry, music and dramatic performances to honor Baraka. [  READ MORE  ]
A Certain Ring To It: Symphony Hall as a wedding venue? It's an idea 90 years in the making
They are practicing for Wedding Day in one of 10 backstage dressing rooms at Newark Symphony Hall. Where Jazz Royalty Sarah Vaughn may well have had her makeup applied before bringing down the house on the grand stage mere yards away. Where the faithful prayed after the building that towers over Broad Street opened as a mosque, back in 1925. Where couples can be married, it turns out, on stage, under the flattering lights of a hall indeed fit for royalty. [  READ MORE  ]
Black Friday Comedy | Dick Gregory x Paul Mooney @ Newark Symphony Hall
Newark Symphony Hall proudly welcomes legendary comedian Dick Gregory and The Godfather of Comedy Paul Mooney to the Sarah Vaughan Concert hall in the The Great Legends of Comedy show for one night only! Both Dick Gregory and Paul Mooney are known for their alarming candor, especially when it comes to race relations in America - sometimes delivered in a joke, sometimes just delivered matter-of-factly. [  READ MORE  ]
Newark Symphony Hall Special Ensemble Youth Choir Winner At McDonald's Gospelfest 2011!
Newark Symphony Hall (NSH) Special Ensemble youth performance group was named the Youth Choir Winner at McDonald's GospelFest 2011: The Mighty Men of Valor at the Prudential Center in Newark on Saturday, June 18, 2011. NSH Special Ensemble was selected as a finalist from over 40,000 participants, and competed against numerous youth choirs from the New York/New Jersey Metropolitan area. [  READ MORE  ]
Newark at night: It's not a surprise anymore that the city is alive after dark (NJ Voice Guest Blog)
Not too long ago, something you wouldn't necessarily have thought of happened in Newark. It was extraordinary. On a crisp November evening, a sold-out house of 2,800 people filled Prudential Hall at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center for a stunning concert by The 5 Browns, a family of Juilliard-trained, young virtuoso pianists, along with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. [  READ MORE  ]

Upcoming Events

Arts and Community Theatre at Newark Symphony Hall - Early Bird Registration
March 18 - March 31
Soul Line Dance and Game Night: #SeniorsNightOut
Friday, April 12
Dance Therapy 2019
Saturday, April 20
Soul Line Dance and Game Night: #DancingWithTheMoms
Friday, May 10
Vice Ganda Live!
Friday, May 17
The 3rd Annual All White Old School Dance Party
Saturday, June 29
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