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Listen Up!


2016-17 PSO BRAVO! Listen Up! Student Artists and Writers


Thirty-four students from 9 area middle schools made up last season’s Listen Up! artists and writers: Cambridge SchoolJack Giacobbe, Patrick Murtland, and Andrew Morrison; The Hun SchoolBrianna Le and Dafina Fassu; John Witherspoon Middle SchoolMichelle Girouard, Emilyanne Shelley, Jane Lillard, Catherine Howard, Sephane Morel, Julia Zhang, Isabella Verge, Jessica Jia, Flossie Zhange, Julia Bigioni, Amanda Sun, and Hanako Moulton; Montgomery Lower Middle SchoolMiranda Qing, Scarlet Bailey, Virankha Peter; Montgomery Upper Middle SchoolAnika Chakraborti, Grace Johnson, Sophia Sapienza, and Emily Zhou; Princeton Charter SchoolOrin Bolitho; St. Paul SchoolJulianne Russell, Sophia Ortiguera, and Aria Tameze; Stuart Country Day SchoolMolly Missonis, Anita Liu, Lucrezia DeVincenzo, Hellen Jin and Grace LaNasa; Timberlane Middle SchoolNadia Chasalow.


PSO BRAVO! Listen Up! Exhibit

January 30 – February 26, 2018 at the Arts Council of Princeton

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Photos of the January 2017 exhibition opening with PSO BRAVO! Listen Up! student artists, writers, and their families.

Listen Up! 2017 – 2018

This season, Listen Up! students will delve into Schulhoff’s Concerto for String Quartet and Winds, to be performed by the LARK Quartet and the PSO under the direction of conductor Rossen Milanov on Sunday, October 29, 2017. Before the concert, the students will meet members of the LARK Quartet to preview the work. They’ll learn about the composer’s life and gain insights into the musicians’ interpretive process as a prelude to forming their own creative responses to the music. Teaching artist Susan Hoenig will guide them through the process of receptive listening and the practice of creative, artistic response. They’ll attend the MENDELSSOHN “Reformation” concert to hear Schulhoff’s work performed live.

The students’ visual art and creative writing will be on display on January 28, 2018 at the PSO’s Dinnerstein Plays BACH and GLASS concert.

The Listen Up! exhibition will also be on view January 30 – February 26, 2017 at the Arts Council of Princeton’s Paul Robeson Center at 102 Witherspoon St., Princeton, NJ.


About PSO BRAVO! Listen Up!

Middle school students can let their imagination run free with Listen Up!, a program that explores the connections between live music and other forms of expressive art.

In past years, participating students have attended a Classical Series concert as a group, and then captured their individual reactions by creating original artwork. A creative writing component was added in the 2013-14 season.


2017-18 Participating Schools:

The Cambridge School
The Hun School
John Witherspoon Middle School
Montgomery Lower Middle School
Montgomery Upper Middle School
Princeton Charter School
St. Paul School
Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart
Timberlane Middle School

Galleries of the current and past collections:

2016-17 Listen Up!
2015-16 Listen Up!
2014-15 Listen Up!
2013-14 Listen Up!
2012-13 Listen Up!
2011-12 Listen Up!
2010-11 Listen Up!
2009-10 Listen Up!