Monday, September 20, 2010

Princeton Symphony Orchestra Opens Season

The Princeton Symphony Orchestra opens its 2010-2011 season on Sunday, October 3, with "Power, Passion and Grace," the first concert in its Classical Series. Music Director and Conductor Rossen Milanov (right) has chosen to showcase Princeton University professor and composer Steven Mackey and feature the East Coast premiere of his violin concerto Beautiful Passing.

Violinist Leila Josefowicz (left), who was soloist in the work's 2008 world premiere in London with the BBC Philharmonic, reprises her role performing the Mackey concerto, which was composed especially for her. Ms. Josefowicz has performed with many of the world's most prestigious orchestras.

In addtion, the program will open with Mozart's Overture to The Magic Flute and close with Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5.

The concert begins at 4 pm at Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, on the Princeton University campus. There is a pre-concert lecture at 3 pm. The lecture is free and is open to ticket holders. It will be led by Steven Mackey (right) and Rossen Milanov. Tickets can be purchased as a five-concert subscription or for individual concerts. For ticket information, visit the PSO website or call their offices at 609-497-0020.

Photos: Princeton Symphony Orchestra