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Princeton Symphony Orchestra Soundtracks: The Greatness of Beethoven

Princeton Symphony Orchestra Soundtracks:  The Greatness of Beethoven(PRINCETON, NJ) -- On Wednesday, March 14 at 7:00pm, in partnership with the Princeton Public Library, Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) presents a talk given by guest conductor Teddy Abrams on the greatness of Beethoven and how he in the role of conductor prepares his interpretations of the iconic composer’s works. The talk is a prelude to Mr. Abrams' Princeton Symphony Orchestra debut at the March 18 Beethoven “Pastoral” concert at Richardson Auditorium.

Teddy Abrams is the widely-acclaimed music director of the Louisville Orchestra and music director and conductor of the Britt Orchestra, as well as an established pianist, clarinetist, and composer. His 2017-18 season includes debuts with the Los Angeles, Malaysian, and Rhode Island Philharmonics; the Milwaukee, Fort Worth, Princeton, and Omaha Symphonies; and The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.

Following the talk, Mr. Abrams will sign copies of the CD All In which features some of his own works performed by the Louisville Orchestra under his direction. All In will be available for purchase for $20.

The talk, which includes an audience Q&A, takes place in the Princeton Public Library’s Community Room. Refreshments will be served.

Soundtracks is free and open to the public.

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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 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.

PHOTO of Teddy Abrams by Chris Witzke

originally published: 2018-02-28 00:00:00

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