(PRINCETON, NJ) -- The Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) will present springtime series of live chamber music concerts taking place on successive Thursdays in May at 6:00pm on the beautiful grounds of Morven Museum & Garden. The four-concert series offers performances by the orchestra’s string players, the duo of Boyd Meets Girl, Momenta Quartet, and the PSO Brass Quintet. Outdoor seating consists of marked-off, socially distanced “pods” for up to two people, and masks are required at all times in keeping with current state health guidelines.
The Thursday, May 6 at 6:00pm series-opening concert Springtime Strings showcases the PSO Strings. On the program are Jessie Montgomery’s Strum and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings.
On Thursday, May 13 at 6:00pm, Boyd Meets Girl features the duo of Australian guitarist Rupert Boyd and American cellist Laura Metcalf. The pair are known for an eclectic and engaging range of repertoire.
Momenta Quartet performs Thursday, May 20 at 6:00pm. The quartet's artistic vision encompasses contemporary music of all aesthetic backgrounds alongside great music from the recent and distant past. Its members are Emilie-Anne Gendron and Alex Shiozaki, violins, Stephanie Griffin, viola, and Michael Haas, cello.
Concluding the spring series on Thursday, May 27 at 6:00pm, the America the Beautiful concert includes works by American composers performed by the PSO Brass Quintet. Quintet members are Jerry Bryant and Thomas Cook, trumpets, Lars Wendt, trombone, Jonathan Clark, horn, and Jonathan Fowler, tuba.
The opening concert will be at Morven Museum & Garden’s Education Center; the remaining three concerts will be at the adjacent Pool House, both with outdoor seating. Morven Museum & Garden is located at 55 Stockton Street, Princeton, NJ. There is ample free parking at the end of the museum’s driveway. Patrons should plan on bringing their own lawn chairs or blankets to sit on.
Tickets are available for $35/pod at princetonsymphony.org or by calling 609-497-0020.
Dates, times, artists, and programs subject to change.
Accessibility - The Princeton Symphony Orchestra is committed to ensuring all programming is accessible for everyone. Accessibility services available include wheelchair seating, accessible restrooms, and accessible parking offered on a first come, first served basis. If there are questions about these or any additional services, contact ADA Coordinator Kitanya Khateri at firstname.lastname@example.org or 609 497-0020. Note: some services require at least two weeks’ notice to arrange.
The Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) is a cultural centerpiece of the Princeton community and one of New Jersey’s finest music organizations, a position established through performances of beloved masterworks, innovative music by living composers, and an extensive network of educational programs offered to area students free of charge. Led by Edward T. Cone Music Director Rossen Milanov, the PSO presents orchestral, pops, and chamber music programs of the highest artistic quality, supported by lectures and related events that supplement the concert experience. Through PSO BRAVO!, the orchestra produces wide-reaching and impactful education programs in partnership with local schools and arts organizations that culminate in students attending a live orchestral performance. The PSO receives considerable support from the Princeton community and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, regularly garnering NJSCA’s highest honor. Recognition of engaging residencies and concerts has come from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the PSO’s commitment to new music has been acknowledged with an ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming and a Copland Fund Award. The only independent, professional orchestra to make its home in Princeton, the PSO performs at historic Richardson Auditorium on the campus of Princeton University.