October 17, 2018

Princeton High Concert Is Benefit for Unicef

Annie Zheng

Princeton High School Orchestra performs Friday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the school’s Performing Arts Center, in a concert to benefit the fund for Unicef. Pianist Angie Zhang is guest soloist in Rachmaninoff’s 2nd Piano Concerto.  Also on the program is the premiere of PHS senior Easha Nandyala’s Waves. The finale of the concert will feature student musicians from throughout the community.

Zhang is currently a Kovner Fellow at The Juilliard School, studying with Yoheved Kaplinsky and Joseph Kalichstein. She made her solo, chamber, and orchestral debuts by age 10. She has appeared with major orchestras on a regular basis. Earlier this year, she made her harpsichord debut at pianoSonoma, and conducting debut at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center as a three-time winner of the Juilliard Concerto Competition.

A multi-disciplinary artist, Zhang has presented dozens of interactive performances with actors and dancers of the Juilliard School, has co-commissioned solo and chamber works by living composers, and sung Verdi’s Requiem while on tour with the Barnard-Columbia Chorus. She is also the youngest person in the history of Juilliard to hold teaching fellowships and assistantships concurrently in the pre-college, college, and evening divisions.

Tickets, available at the door or from any member of the orchestra, are $5 for students and seniors and $10 for regular admission.