September 23, 2020

Princeton Symphony Orchestra Has Chamber Series for Fall

MUSIC AT MORVEN: The lush grounds behind Morven will serve as host to chamber musicians from the Princeton Symphony Orchestra this fall, starting September 24.

The Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) has announced a new chamber music series for fall with live performances held outside on the grounds of Morven Museum and Garden. The three-concert series showcases the talents of the orchestra’s individual instrument sections and features principal musicians.

Concerts take place on select Thursday evenings in September and October. All that is needed to make the setting complete are lawn chairs or a blanket. Seating consists of marked-off, socially distanced “pods” for up to two people, and are available for $35/pod.

The series opens Thursday, September 24 at 5:30 p.m. with the PSO Brass Quintet performing music of the Renaissance period, selections from Bernstein’s West Side Story, and more. The ensemble consists of Jerry Bryant, trumpet; Tom Cook, trumpet; Jonathan Clark, horn; Lars Wendt, trombone; and Jonathan Fowler, tuba.

On Thursday, October 8 at 5:30 p.m., the PSO Woodwinds perform Samuel Barber’s Summer Music, Valerie Coleman’s Umoja, and other selections. Musicians are Yevgeny Faniuk, flute; Lillian Copeland, oboe; Pascal Archer, clarinet; Charlie Bailey, bassoon; and Jonathan Clark, horn.

Plans are still underway for the third concert in the series, scheduled for Thursday, October 15 at 5:30 p.m.

Morven is located at 55 Stockton Street. For tickets and information, call (609) 497-0020 or check the PSO event calendar at Dates, times, artists, and programs are subject to change.