Princeton Symphony Orchestra Salutes Princeton High School Seniors
with Free Outdoor PSO Brass Quintet Performance
Wednesday, May 26 at 4pm
Princeton, NJ – On Wednesday, May 26 at 4pm, the Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) will salute Princeton High School’s (PHS) class of 2021 with an outdoor concert of works by American composers, performed by the PSO Brass Quintet. The free performance is anonymously sponsored by a former PHS parent in honor of all PHS seniors, and will take place in Princeton’s Palmer Square.
“These seniors have successfully weathered an unusually challenging year,” says PSO Executive Director Marc Uys. “We acknowledge all their efforts to-date, and salute them in the way that comes most naturally to us–through music.”
Acting Principal of Princeton High School Jared Warren is enthusiastic about the idea. He says, “Congratulations to our class of 2021! Our seniors have persevered through a challenging and adverse school year, and deserve recognition for their efforts! The concert on the 26th is such a gracious acknowledgement of their accomplishments this past school year. Thank you to the Princeton Symphony Orchestra for saluting our seniors.”
The musicians of the PSO Brass Quintet have performed as part of the orchestra’s outdoor chamber series this season at Morven Museum & Garden. They are: Jerry Bryant and Thomas Cook, trumpets; Jonathan Clark, horn; Lars Wendt, trombone; and Jonathan Fowler, tuba.
All are encouraged to attend in recognition and support of the Princeton High School Class of 2021. The performance is free and open to the public, and will take place rain or shine. No tickets or advance registration required. CDC guidelines, state and local mandates, and industry best practices will be followed to ensure the health and safety of the audience and artists.
Palmer Square is in the heart of Princeton, opposite Nassau Presbyterian Church.
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ABOUT THE PRINCETON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
The Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) is a cultural centerpiece of the Princeton community and one of New Jersey’s finest music organizations, a position established through performances of beloved masterworks, innovative music by living composers, and an extensive network of educational programs offered to area students free of charge. Led by Edward T. Cone Music Director Rossen Milanov, the PSO presents orchestral, pops, and chamber music programs of the highest artistic quality, supported by lectures and related events that supplement the concert experience. Through PSO BRAVO!, the orchestra produces wide-reaching and impactful education programs in partnership with local schools and arts organizations that culminate in students attending a live orchestral performance. The PSO receives considerable support from the Princeton community and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, regularly garnering NJSCA’s highest honor. Recognition of engaging residencies and concerts has come from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the PSO’s commitment to new music has been acknowledged with an ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming and a Copland Fund Award. The only independent, professional orchestra to make its home in Princeton, the PSO performs at historic Richardson Auditorium on the campus of Princeton University.
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