Princeton Symphony Orchestra Holds All-Mozart Concert
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY: Princeton Symphony Orchestra begins celebrating the 10th anniversary year of music director Rossen Milanov with a concert featuring twin pianists Christina and Michelle Naughton, who are natives of Princeton, on September 21 and 22. (Photo by Lisa-Marie Mazzucco)
On Saturday, September 21 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, September 22 at 4 p.m. at Richardson Auditorium, the Princeton Symphony Orchestra’s (PSO) celebration of Rossen Milanov’s 10th Anniversary Season begins with three works by Mozart. Princeton-born twins and virtuoso pianists Christina and Michelle Naughton perform the composer’s Concerto for Two Pianos in E-flat Major on a program with the Overture to The Marriage of Figaro and Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter.”
Milanov conducts the concert, given in tribute to the memory of Edward T. Cone, professor, pianist, composer, and patron of the arts.
Christina and Michelle Naughton are the first piano duo to receive an Avery Fisher Career Grant. The award was announced March 14. In the 2018-19 season, they performed with the Minnesota Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Sarasota Orchestra, the Naples Philharmonic, and the Royal Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Both are graduates of The Juilliard School and the Curtis Institute of Music, where they were each awarded the Festorazzi Prize. They are Steinway Artists and currently reside in New York City.
Tickets range from $30 to $100 (children 17 years and younger accompanied by an adult receive a 50 perecent discount). Visit princetonsymphony.org.