Events Calendar


Meet the Orchestra!

Education becomes entertainment in the hands of the PSO musicians who present teaching performances in the classroom.  A series of four lively, interactive presentations introduces students to the instrument families: strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion.


PSO BRAVO! School Day Concert

Wednesday, May 15 & 16, 2018

Each spring as a capstone to the year, the students see and hear all of those instrument families together, at an exciting, live orchestra concert.  On May 15, over 2,000 students will flock to Richardson Auditorium with their teachers to hear the Princeton Symphony Orchestra in performance with Grammy-nominated beatboxer Christylez Bacon, and electric cellist Wytold. Hundreds more will enjoy the same concert on May 16 at Grace A. Dunn Middle School in Trenton.


Rossen Milanov, conductor
Christylez Bacon, beatboxer
Wytold, electric cello

Music by Beethoven, Dvořák, Mozart, Grieg, Christylez Bacon, Wytold, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and John Williams

Teachers — Review the “Behind the Music” section of the program booklet (above) with your students before and after the concert for a dynamic discussion on the live music heard at the concert.



2017-18 PSO BRAVO! Teaching Artists

Ruotao Mao, violin
Jody Rajesh, violin and viola
Elizabeth Loughran, cello
Dan Hudson, double bass

Anna Urrey, flute
Nathan Mills, oboe
Pascal Archer, clarinet
Brad Balliett, bassoon

Adrienne Ostrander, percussion
Bill Trigg, percussion
Tom Mulvaney, percussion
Lovey Williams, percussion

John Charles Thomas, trumpet
Scott McIntosh, trumpet
Eric Davis, horn
Lars Wendt, trombone
Jay Krush, tuba

2017-18 Participating Schools

Bear Tavern Elementary School
Brooks Crossing Elementary School
Brunswick Acres Elementary School
Cambridge Elementary School
The Cambridge School
Community Park School
Constable Elementary School
Greenbrook Elementary School
Hopewell Elementary School
Indian Fields Elementary School
Johnson Park School
Littlebrook School
Monmouth Junction Elementary School
Montgomery Lower Middle School
The Newgrange School
Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart
Princeton Charter School
Princeton Child Development Institute
Princeton Friends School
Princeton Junior School
Princeton Montessori School
Riverside School
Saint Paul School
Seix Academy
Stony Brook Elementary School
Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart
Toll Gate Grammar School
Trenton Catholic Academy
Trenton Public Schools
Village Charter School
Village Elementary School (Montgomery)