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Listen Up!

2017-18 PSO BRAVO! Listen Up! Student Artists and Writers
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Thirty-four students from 9 area middle schools made up this season’s Listen Up! artists and writers:

The Cambridge School – Izzy Almeida, Kyle Daly, Emily Harrison; John Witherspoon Middle School – Angelina Chen, Sophie Lin, Bolin Shen, Chloe Wright, Jimmy (James) Weinstein, Anne Xu; Montgomery Lower Middle School – Chloe Sun, Jennifer Tian, Josephine Vala, Haoran Xu; Montgomery Upper Middle School – Dina Dank, Skyler Galatro, Janey Ryu, Isabella Weigand; Princeton Charter School – Maya Meehan-Ritter, Kaushik Rathuryan, Doug Selig, Greta Yuan; Ranney School – Rowan Johnson, Grace Nivera; Timberlane Middle School – Raelynn Cui, Paige Haaf, Dylan Kalina, Evelyn Lansing; St. Paul’s School of Princeton – Thomas Banfe, Patrick Powichrowski, Isabella Sagarese, Olivia Troiano, Noah Trupin; Stuart Country Day School – Jasmine Ma, Abby Zhou.


PSO BRAVO! Listen Up! Exhibit

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

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2018 PSO BRAVO! Listen Up! Exhibition Booklet
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Complete Writings:

By Noah Trupin (click image for pdf)

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By Olivia Troiano (click image for pdf)

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Photos of the January 2018 exhibition opening with PSO BRAVO! Listen Up! student artists, writers, and their families.

Listen Up! 2017 – 2018

This season, Listen Up! students delved into Schulhoff’s Concerto for String Quartet and Winds, 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 met members of the LARK Quartet. They learned about the composer’s life and gained insights into the musicians’ interpretive process as a prelude to forming their own creative responses to the music. Teaching artist Susan Hoenig guided them through the process of receptive listening and the practice of creative, artistic response. They attended the MENDELSSOHN “Reformation” concert to hear Schulhoff’s work performed live.

The students’ visual art and creative writing was 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, 2018 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
John Witherspoon Middle School
Montgomery Lower Middle School
Montgomery Upper Middle School
Princeton Charter School
Ranney 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!