Newark Symphony Hall (NSH) enjoys a long, rich cultural history as New Jersey’s oldest and largest showcase for the arts, education, and entertainment programming.
Originally known as the Salaam Temple, this expansive facility was built by the Shriners in 1925 and features an elegant interior in the Greek and Egyptian styles.
Artists of genius stature, such as Arturo Toscanini, Vladimir Horowitz, Marian Anderson, George Gershwin, and Tony Bennett, have performed at NSH. The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, and Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo have also graced the stage of the venerable theater, as well as opera’s greatest stars, including Jerome Hines, Beverly Sills, Roberta Peters, Leontyne Price, and Robert Merrill. Virtually every major African American musical performer of the 20th century has appeared at NSH.