United States’ New Jersey Symphony Extends Conductor Xian Zhang Through 2024

The New Jersey Symphony has announced the contract extension of Chinese-American Music Director Xian Zhang

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Xian Zhang

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra has today announced the contract extension of Chinese-American Music Director Xian Zhang – until the conclusion of the 2023-2024 season.

A graduate of Beijing’s Central Conservatory of Music and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Xian has led the ensemble since 2016.

“Today’s announcement of Xian Zhang’s extension as NJSO Music Director propels the Orchestra into an exciting future … Xian has fully embodied the NJSO’s mission to inspire and engage with New Jersey communities on and off stage …” Orchestra President & CEO Gabriel van Aalst has said.

“Musicians and audiences love her powerful musicianship and leadership … I cannot wait to see where she takes the NJSO,” he has said.

“Xian really knows how to stir up and spin a sound … she is all about energy and connection with musicians and audiences, and she is a wonderful human being …” Concertmaster Eric Wyrick has said.

 

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