“The New Jersey Symphony will welcome back former music directors Neeme Järvi, Jacques Lacombe and Hugh Wolff—as well as former assistant conductor Gemma New and former interim music director George Manahan—to conduct concerts in its 2022-23 centennial season,” writes Jay Lustig in Tuesday’s (3/15) NJArts.net. “ ‘I really think it’s a way to show that we treasure our own history,’ said current music director Xian Zhang…. Zhang’s contract, meanwhile, has been extended through the 2027-28 season. The season … will feature guest soloists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Joshua Bell, Yefim Bronfman, Michelle Cann, Randall Goosby, Hilary Hahn and Daniil Trifonov; world premieres of works by Daniel Bernard Roumain, Steven Mackey, Chen Yi and Darryl Kubian; collaborations with New Jersey Ballet and Nimbus Dance: film-plus-live music presentations … and … celebrations of gospel music, Bollywood music and the Lunar New Year…. Mackey’s new work, ‘RIOT,’ will feature original texts by former United States poet laureate Tracy K. Smith, with performances by the Princeton University Glee Club, mezzo-soprano Alicia Olatuja and Mackey himself on guitar. Kubian, … a New Jersey Symphony violinist, has written a triple concerto [for] principal horn Chris Komer, principal trumpet Garth Greenup and assistant principal cello Nayoung Baek.”