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Sara Davis Buechner to play Beethoven with Princeton Symphony Orchestra


The Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) presents pianist Sara Davis Buechner as soloist in performances of Beethoven’s “Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15.”

Edward T. Cone Music Director Rossen Milanov conducts the program, which includes John Luther Adams’ “Become River” and Robert Schumann’s “Symphony No. 4 in D Minor, Op. 120.”

The concerts will take place at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 11 and 4 p.m. Sunday, May 12, at Richardson Auditorium on the campus of Princeton University. The Sunday performance will be preceded by a 3 p.m. pre-concert talk hosted by Milanov, which will include Buechner, and augment a Mother’s Day outing to the concert hall.

With an active repertoire of more than 100 piano concertos, Buechner has been soloist with many of the world’s prominent orchestras, and given recitals at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and the Hollywood Bowl.

Buechner is the most prominent transgender musician appearing on the classical concert stage today. She received the Eleanor Roosevelt Award of Brandeis University, and is a member of the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

She often presents talks and workshops to LGBTQIA+ groups, and has received praise for her solo autobiographical theater show “Of Pigs and Pianos,” which premiered at New York City’s TheaterLab in 2021 to rave reviews. In 2022 she marked her 35th year as a dedicated Yamaha artist.

To purchase tickets, visit or call 609-497-0020. Youths 5-17 receive a 50% discount with an adult purchase.

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