Chamber Orchestra concert

By soloists from The Princeton University Orchestra

Program:

Quartet Op. 4Joaquin Turina(String quartet)
West Side StoryLeonard Bernstein(Metal quintet)


Artistic details:

Quartet Op. 4: Dane Jacobson (Violin); Allen Liu (Violin); Ethan Glattfelder (Viola); Thomas Morris (Cello).

West Side Story: Timothy Makinen (Trumpet); Christian Venturella (Trumpet); Thomas Jankovic (French Horn); Brad Spicher (Trombone); Matthew Myers (Bass Trombone).

Director: Michael Pratt

Description

The Princeton University Orchestra began as a group of musicians from the New York Symphony and Philharmonic Societies who performed concerts at Princeton’s Alexander Hall in 1896. Income from those concerts provided funds for the establishment of a School of Music at Princeton University resulting in the development of today’s 110 member Orchestra. Under the direction of Michael Pratt since 1977, the Orchestra is an important part of New Jersey’s State’s concert season. The Newark Star-Ledger lavished high praise on the Orchestra’s “passionate performance” of Mahler’s “Resurrection” Symphony and called the performance of Mahler’s Third Symphony a performance “that should make the Orchestra proud.” Máté Mesterházi, critic at Budapest’s Franz Liszt Academy, called their performance a “fantastic musical achievement.” Repertoire includes new music and works from the standard repertory. Critics have commented that even themost familiar works take on a new freshness in enthusiastic, spirited and precise performances. The Orchestra has been praised for the exceptional focus and concentration its members bring to their performances.

The Orchestra has undertaken 12 international tours in Europe including performances in London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dublin, Belfast, Munich, Frankfurt, Prague, Budapest and Vienna.

Princeton University Orchestra members become performers, music teachers, and arts administrators, but the list of professions also includes lawyers, physicians, business executives, government officials, economists, architects, researchscientists, and journalists. Orchestra members pursue musical interests andperfected performances enhancing their broad artistic growth in one of the strongest and most demanding academic environments in the world.

The Princeton University Orchestra is an important part of New Jersey’s State’s concert season. The Newark Star-Ledger lavished high praise on the Orchestra’s “passionate performance” of Mahler’s “Resurrection” Symphony and called the performance of Mahler’s Third Symphony a performance “that would make an orchestra proud.” Máté Mesterházi critic and researcher at Budapest’s Franz Liszt Academy called the performance a “fantastic musical achievement. Critics have commented that even the most familiar works take on a new freshness in enthusiastic, spirited and precise performances. The Orchestra has been praised for the exceptional focus and concentration its members bring to their performances.

The Orchestra has undertaken 12 international tours in Europe including performances in London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dublin, Belfast, Munich, Frankfurt, Prague, Budapest and Vienna. Orchestra members pursue musical interests andperfected performances enhancing their broad artistic growth in one of the strongest and most challenging academic environments in the world.

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