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Princeton Symphony Orchestra, The Princeton Festival join forces


Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) and The Princeton Festival, announced their strategic merger under the legal entity of Princeton Symphony Orchestra, Inc.
The Princeton Festival will retain its name and continue as an artistic program of the PSO alongside the Princeton Symphony Orchestra’s classical, pops, chamber music, and PSO BRAVO! education programs.
“The merger capitalizes on the strong positions and proven resiliency of both organizations coming out of the pandemic,” said PSO Executive Director Marc Uys.
The Princeton Festival Board Chair Benedikt von Schröder said, “The merger will create a formidable combined organization with the creative, artistic, and financial strength providing a foundation for future growth in a challenging and much changed environment for the arts.”

Multiple festival board members were nominated to the PSO board this month, and a Festival Advisory Board created. Two full-time members of the festival staff will join the orchestra’s administrative team.
“We look forward to a cross pollination of ideas and resources,” PSO Edward T. Cone Music Director Rossen Milanov said. “Together, our creative team will capture the imagination and spark community dialogue with new music, cutting-edge operas, and fresh musical theater productions.”
Boards of both organizations formally committed to the merger June 10, they said in a joint statement issued June 21.