The Princeton Symphony Orchestra will present a brand new outdoor Princeton Festival


originally published: 01/26/2022

(PRINCETON, NJ) — The Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) promises to deliver a brand new princeton party From June 10 to 25, 2022 with a coherent campus plan, community cooperation and exciting artists. A group of opera singers are set to embody the comic characters of Scalia/Ginsburg by Derrick Wang and The Impresario by WA Mozart, as well as the opera Albert Herring by Benjamin Britten. Concerts featuring top artists such as Storm Large, the Signum Quartet and baroque ensemble The Sebastians guarantee several evenings of top-notch live music covering a variety of genres past and present.

After months of behind-the-scenes planning following the PSO’s merger with the Princeton Festival last summer, musical director Edward T. Cone Rossen Milanov outlines the combined organization’s visionary plans for the Festival. He says, “Building on the unique 17-year history of the Princeton Festival, we embark on a new vision of a summer festival filled with wonderful performances in a unique summer setting. We welcome our audience with a wide range of exciting events ranging from orchestral and chamber music performances, fully staged operas, popular entertainment, jazz and baroque music to events designed to be enjoyed by all. family. I’ve always dreamed of PSO having a summer presence and look forward to connecting in new and exciting ways with our diverse community.

The Princeton Symphony Orchestra will present a brand new outdoor Princeton Festival

Rossen Milanov, Marc Uys and Gregory J-Geehern

The disposition – The Princeton Festival moves outdoors with a massive, state-of-the-art, clear-span tent to be built on the grounds of Morven Museum and Garden. The performance structure is large enough to encompass onstage action and an orchestra pit, dressing rooms and other backstage areas, plus convertible seating plans designed to make every event a new experience for the audience . Lectures and receptions will be held at the Museum’s Stockton Education Center, and the gardens and lawns will be available for picnics and other outdoor activities, adding to the festival atmosphere.

Morven Museum & Garden Executive Director Jill Barry is delighted to see the grounds of Morven transformed to support the arts. She says: “Throughout the pandemic we have learned about music and Morven are natural partners. The Festival will elevate summer concerts to new heights. With so many different performances in the historical setting, it will be an unprecedented experience for music lovers.

It takes a community – Reinventing the 17-year-old Princeton Festival on such a spectacular scale requires careful planning and cooperation. Working behind the scenes with community leaders is the Executive Director Marc Uys and festival director Gregory J. Geehern. Mr. Uys says, “We continue to meet with community leaders and influencers to explain our vision for the 2022 Princeton Festival. We have received so much positive feedback from everyone. This confirms all that we seek to accomplish on behalf of the City of Princeton and those who appreciate the live performing arts.

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The PSO recognizes that the 2022 Princeton Festival will be particularly different from years past thanks to the encouragement and assistance of Mayor Mark Freda of the Municipality of Princeton, the cooperation of the Morven Museum & Garden and the support of the Board of Directors of the PSO and its Festival Advisory Board. Advice.

“It’s really exciting,” says Mayor Freda, “to see how the Princeton Festival, through the Princeton Symphony Orchestra, has been adapted into an outdoor event for 2022. Audiences will be able to enjoy this series of multi-day events on the grounds of the Morven Museum & Garden and experience Princeton.This is a great opportunity for fans of the Princeton Festival, fans of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra and for our business community .

Preparations for the Princeton Festival are underway. Mr. Geehern said, “We rely on the business community to help us make the Festival a success through sponsorships and program announcements, and we hope that local residents will show their support by attending the Festival in June. !

The Princeton Symphony Orchestra will present a brand new outdoor Princeton Festival

Go on stage – As Music Director, Rossen Milanov oversees the Princeton Festival’s innovative programming, a development resulting from the Festival’s merger with the PSO. He is responsible for engaging Storm Large, which opens the festival with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra, the acclaimed Signum Quartet, which will present a two-night cycle of Franz Schubert’s late string quartets, and New York-based baroque group The Sebastians . Mr. Milanov has also recruited artists from the opera scene, ready to play roles in Derrick Wang’s double program. Scalia/Ginsburg and Mozart The impresario as well as that of Britten Albert Herring. Pop concerts with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra are planned and club-type evenings with jazz shows and cabaret evenings, with a VIP lounge.

Additional information and a schedule of events will be released in early spring to coincide with ticket sales. Check the PSO’s Princeton Festival website for details on

Programs, artists, dates and times are subject to change.

History of the Princeton Festival – Founded in 2004, the Princeton Festival (TPF) has established a solid reputation as a multi-faceted summer performing arts festival attracting people from across the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond. . TPF has a reputation for artistic excellence, increasing the number and variety of its offerings, and serving a multiracial, multiethnic and intergenerational audience of up to 8,000 people.

TPF has grown from five events in 2005 to over 22 performances in 2019 in over ten genres, as well as numerous free educational and community enrichment offerings located in a variety of venues. TPF promotes lifelong learning in the arts, from children to the elderly, through performance opportunities for children and young people in the piano competition, opera workshops and musical theater for all age groups, and opportunities for emerging young professionals to perform. roles in opera and musicals. TPF has longstanding partnerships with four public libraries and local churches to deliver its free educational lecture series to a large and diverse community.

Health and security – The Princeton Symphony Orchestra is closely monitoring and adhering to the New Jersey Department of Health’s COVID-19 requirements. Concert attendees will receive information regarding security procedures, entry, seating directions, and more. before the selected show(s).

Accessibility – The Princeton Symphony Orchestra is committed to ensuring that all programs are accessible to everyone, working with venues to provide the necessary services. Contact ADA Coordinator Kitanya Khateri with questions about available services at [email protected] or 609 497-0020. Note: Some services require at least two weeks notice to arrange.

the Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) is a cultural centerpiece of the Princeton community and one of New Jersey’s premier music organizations, a position established through performances of beloved masterpieces, innovative music by living composers and a vast network of educational programs offered free of charge to students in the region. Led by Edward T. Cone’s Music Director, Rossen Milanov, the PSO presents orchestral, pop and chamber music programs of the highest artistic quality, supported by lectures and related events that complement the concert experience. Its flagship summer program, the Princeton Festival, brings an array of performing arts and artists to Princeton for several weeks in June. Through PSO BRAVO!, the orchestra produces large-scale, impactful educational programs in partnership with schools and local arts organizations that result in students attending a live orchestral performance. The PSO receives tremendous support from the Princeton community and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, consistently earning the NJSCA’s highest honor. Recognition for residencies and engaging concerts came from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the PSO’s commitment to new music was recognized with an ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming and a Copland Fund Award. The only independent, professional orchestra to call Princeton home, the PSO performs in the historic Richardson Auditorium on the campus of Princeton University.


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