December 23, 2020

“Mozart & Saint-Georges” by Princeton Symphony Orchestra

MOZART AND MORE: Pianist Alexander Gavryluk is guest artist with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra in a virtual concert on January 10. (Photo by Marco Borggreve)

The Princeton Symphony Orchestra carries its “Your Orchestra, Your Home” series into 2021 with the Sunday, January 10, 4 p.m. broadcast of its Mozart & Saint-Georges virtual concert.

The performance features Mozart’s Serenade for Winds in C Minor, K. 388 and Joseph Bologne’s Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges’ Symphony No. 1 in G Major, conducted by Edward T. Cone Music Director Rossen Milanov. The featured guest artist is Ukrainian-born pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk who performs works for solo piano by Mozart, Johannes Brahms, and Arkady Filippenko.

Bologne was an admired member of 18th-century French society, excelling as violinist, composer, and swordsman, who eventually gained the title of Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges. His first symphony reflects his preferred instrument, with the melody carried almost entirely by the first violins. By contrast, Mozart features wind instruments in his Serenade including the clarinet, an instrument which had recently come into its own at the time of Mozart’s composing. 

Gavrylyuk performs Mozart’s Rondo in D Major, K. 485, Brahms’ Intermezzi from Op. 117, B-flat Minor, No. 2 and C-sharp Minor, No. 3, and Filippenko’s Toccata. 

Gavrylyuk  launched his 2017-18 season with a BBC Proms performance of Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto. Highlights of the 2020-21 season include debuts with Montreal Symphony, Deutsches-Symphonie Orchester Berlin and Bamberger Symphoniker, as well as return visits to Orchestre National de Lille and Orchestre National de Montpellier. He has ongoing relationships with orchestras such as Rotterdam Philharmonic, Hallé, Concertgebouworkest, and Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra.

Access to the virtual concert is $15 per unique device link and includes the ability to participate in a live chat while watching with an online community of music lovers. Following the broadcast at 4 p.m., viewers receive on-demand access to the concert for one week. To purchase, call (609) 497-0020 or visit