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Princeton Symphony Orchestra announces virtual concert in May

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The Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) will broadcast a virtual concert at 4 p.m. on May 23, with Jessie Montgomery’s “Strum” leading into Edward Elgar’s “Sospiri,” Op. 70, and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “Serenade for Strings in C Major,” Op. 48.

Montgomery’s Strum premiered in 2012 at the 15th annual Sphinx Competition. It interweaves melodies drawn from folk idioms with a spirit of dance and movement.Montgomery is a composer, violinist, educator and the winner of both the Sphinx Medal of Excellence and the ASCAP Foundation’s Leonard Bernstein Award. She was recently appointed to a three-year term as Mead Composer-in-Residence with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

The remainder of the concert’s program is devoted to two master orchestrators in Elgar and Tchaikovsky.
Single device tickets for PSO virtual concerts are available now and include on-demand access for one week. For tickets call 609-497-0020 or visit the PSO website.


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