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Princeton Symphony Orchestra launches “At Home with the PSO”

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The Princeton Symphony Orchestra has launched “At Home with the PSO,” a new feature on the organization’s website, which serves as a gateway to original, free content including:

• “Play it Forward” – online weekly webcasts of PSO performances;
• “Cooking with the PSO” – musicians’ recipes;
• A virtual gallery of student artwork and writings; and
• PSO photo albums.

This week’s webcast is Mendelssohn’s “Reformation” Symphony, complete with a video introduction by Edward T. Cone Music Director Rossen Milanov, an excerpt from the pre-concert talk, and a program note. New performances will be introduced every “Music Monday.”

Normally, this music is only available live in the concert hall or through a one-time radio broadcast. Now, it can be enjoyed by all for an entire week. The PSO suggests listeners “play it forward” by sharing it with others in need of a lift.

Musicians are contributing their favorite recipes weekly to the “Cooking with the PSO” series. A new musician’s recipe will be added to the “Cooking with the PSO” page every Wednesday, with previous recipes indexed.

The PSO is creating a fully interactive, virtual gallery experience to showcase creative works by area middle school students who participated in this season’s “PSO BRAVO! Listen Up! Response Program.”

The students’ visual art and writings were conceived in response to a performance of Saad Haddad’s “Concerto for Clarinet,” a PSO co-commission, performed by guest soloist Kinan Azmeh and the Princeton Symphony Orchestra in January. While the virtual gallery is under construction, visitors can view the exhibit catalogue online.

Website visitors can also look through the orchestra’s online collection of photo albums, which take one into the concert hall at Richardson Auditorium, up-close with guest artists, and out in the community.

The orchestra plans to keep adding fresh content. All “At Home with the PSO” features can be accessed via “At Home with the PSO” tab on the orchestra’s home page or through princetonsymphony.org/media/home-pso.

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