On this special edition of State of the Arts we look back at some of our most intriguing classical music features. In 2017, Julia Wolff’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Anthracite Fields was performed at an abandoned Roebling steel factory in Trenton. In 2012, musicologist Anthony Sheppard made a discovery about one of the world’s most famous operas, Madama Butterfly. In 2014, the NJSO opened its season with an overture about Washington crossing the Delaware composed by Trenton’s “Bad Boy” of music, George Antheil. And in 2013, the Princeton Symphony and the Juilliard Jazz Ensemble performed Derek Bermel’s Migration Series Concerto in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.

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