May 25, 2016

Princeton Symphony Partners With 2016 Princeton Festival


The Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) is pleased to be partnering with the Princeton Festival and Princeton Garden Theatre to present Voices of Light, an oratorio by Richard Einhorn with the 1928 silent film classic The Passion of Joan of Arc, on Thursday, June 9 at 8:30 p.m. at the Princeton University Chapel. It is a first collaboration of the orchestra with the festival, made possible through the generous support of long-term PSO patrons Enea and Dave Tierno.

PSO Executive Director Marc Uys elaborated on the benefits of the new partnership, “The PSO is always looking for opportunities to work with other arts organizations in the community. This partnership with the Princeton Festival is ideal as it provides patrons and new audiences the chance to experience the excellence of PSO musicians in a unique setting, accompanying beautiful vocals with the added element of a classic film.”

The Princeton Festival’s General and Artistic Director Richard Tang Yuk is equally pleased with the collaboration. He said, “We are thrilled to be collaborating with the PSO on this very engaging and moving multi-media project.” 

While the partnership with the festival marks a new community relationship for the PSO, the orchestra has previously partnered with Princeton Garden Theatre to market its holiday and Saturday Evening POPS! movie concerts. The theatre will host a free pre-concert event at 5 p.m. on June 9, A Conversation on Voices of Light/The Passion of Joan of Arc with composer Richard Einhorn, Princeton University’s Andrew Lovett, and University of Notre Dame’s Daniel Hobbins.

The Voices of Light concert will be conducted by Carmen Helena Tellez, and feature soloists Jessica Beebe, Eve Gigliotto, Casey Finnigan, Christopher Job, the Notre Dame Vocale from the University of Notre Dame and The Princeton Festival Chorus.

Tickets to Voices of Light are available at two general admission levels, $50 and $35, through McCarter Theatre.