Concert Archives

2018-19 Season

September 29 and 30, 2018
A Bernstein Celebration
Rossen Milanov, conductor
Daniel Rowland, violin
Meghan Picerno, soprano
Bernstein, Three Dance Episodes from “On the Town”
Bernstein, West Side Story Suite for Violin and Orchestra arr. Brohn
Bernstein, Selections from Candide

October 27, 2018
Beethoven Piano Concertos
Marcelo Lehninger, conductor
Inon Barnatan, piano
Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 1
Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 2
Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 4

October 28, 2018
Beethoven Piano Concertos
Marcelo Lehninger, conductor
Inon Barnatan, piano
Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 3
Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 5

November 18, 2018
Rachel Barton Pine plays Paganini
Rossen Milanov, conductor
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Janáček, Sinfonietta (arr. Stein)
Paganini, Violin Concerto No. 1
Stravinsky, Divertimento from The Fairy’s Kiss

February 2 and 3, 2019
Beethoven’s Fifth
Rossen Milanov, conductor
Dominic Cheli, piano
Brahms, Piano Concerto No. 1
Beethoven, Symphony No. 5

March 23 and 24, 2019
Rossen Milanov, conductor
Chelsea Knox, flute
Missy Mazzoli, Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres)
Lowell Liebermann, Concerto for Flute and Orchestra
Dvořák, Symphony No. 8

May 19, 2019
Derek Bermel’s Mango Suite
Rossen Milanov, conductor
Griset Damas Roche, flamenco dancer
Derek Bermel, Mango Suite*
Falla, El Amor Brujo
Falla, The Three Cornered Hat, Suite No. 1
Falla, La vida breve, Spanish Dance No. 1
*Princeton Symphony Orchestra Co-Commission

2017-18 Season

September 16 and 17, 2017
Beethoven’s 9th
Rossen Milanov, conductor
Alexandra Batsios, soprano, Anne Marie Stanley, alto; Mike Williams, tenor; Tom Lynch, baritone; Westinster Symphonic Choir
Tchaikovsky, 1812 Overture
Beethoven, Symphony No. 9 “Choral”

October 29, 2017
Mendelssohn “Reformation”
Rossen Milanov, conductor
LARK Quartet
Respighi, Gli uccelli
Schulhoff, Concerto for String Quartet and Winds
Mendelssohn, Symphony No. 5 “Reformation”

November 12, 2017
All Mozart
Rossen Milanov, conductor
Shai Wosner, piano
Mozart, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik K. 525
Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 12, K. 414
Mozart, Symphony No. 29, K. 201

January 28, 2018
Dinnerstein plays Bach and Glass
Rossen Milanov, conductor
Simone Dinnerstein, piano
Mason Bates, Auditorium
J.S. Bach, Piano Concerto in G minor BWV 1058
Philip Glass, Piano Concerto No. 3
Ravel, Le tombeau de Couperin

March 18, 2018
Beethoven “Pastoral”
Teddy Abrams, conductor
Joshua Roman, cello
Joan Tower, Made in America
Joshua Roman, Awakening
Beethoven, Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral”

May 20, 2018
Brahms Violin Concerto
Rossen Milanov, conductor
Ilya Kaler, violin
Saad Haddad, Risala
Brahms, Violin Concerto in D Major
Shostakovich, Symphony No. 9

2016-17 Season

September 15, 2016
The Seasons, A Classical Prologue
Daniel Rowland, violin and conductor
Vivaldi, The Four Seasons
Piazzolla, The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

October 9, 2016
Classical Viennese Reflections
Rossen Milanov conductor
Leila Josefowicz violin
Julian Grant guest composer Julian Grant Julian GRANT after J.R. AHLE and J.S. BACH, Is it enough? Perhaps it is…*
Berg, Violin Concerto “To the Memory of an Angel”
Schubert, Symphony No. 9 in C Major, D. 944 “Great”
*World premiere commissioned by the PSO

November 6, 2016
Impassioned Russia
Jayce Ogren guest conductor
Natasha Paremski piano
Prokofiev, Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26
Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74 “Pathétique”

January 29, 2017
Rossen Milanov conductor
David Krakauer clarinet
Saad Haddad, Manarah
Wlad Marhulets, Concerto for Klezmer Clarinet*
Osvaldo Golijov, K’vakarat
David Krakauer / Synagogue Wail
trad. arr. Krakauer, Der Heyser Bulgar
Shostakovich, Chamber Symphony, Op. 110a arr. Barshai
*Winner of the inaugural Azrieli Prize in Jewish Music (2016)

March 19, 2017
Restless Romantics
Christopher Lyndon-Gee guest conductor
Philippe Graffin, violin
Elgar, Violin Concerto in B Minor, Op. 61
Nielsen, Symphony No. 4, Op. 29 “The Inextinguishable”

May 7, 2017
Rossen Milanov conductor
Zhou Tian, Broken Ink*
Debussy, La Mer
Hindemith, Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber
*US Premiere. Commissioned in 2013 by the Hangzhou Federation of Literary and Art Circles with support from the Hangzhou city government.

2015-16 Season

May 15, 2016
Passion & Affection
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
Sarah Kirkland Snider, Hiraeth
Johann Strauss, Jr., Wine, Women and Song, Op. 333
Richard Strauss, Der Rosenkavalier Suite, Op. 59

March 13, 2016
Beholding Brahms
Caroline Shaw, violin
Jean Sibelius, Pohjola’s Daughter, Op. 49
Caroline Shaw, Lo for Violin and Orchestra
Johannes Brahms, Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68

January 31. 2016
Three Songs
Dawn Upshaw, soprano
Zoltán Kodály, Dances of Galánta
Osvaldo Golijov, Three Songs for Soprano and Orchestra
Jing Jing Luo, Tsao Shu
W.A. Mozart, Symphony No. 38 in D Major, K. 504 “Prague”

November 8, 2015
Heartfelt Virtuosity
Joyce Yang, piano
Franz Schubert, Symphony No. 8 in B Minor “Unfinished”
Edward T. Cone, Symphony
Sergei Rachmaninoff, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43

September 27, 2015
Graceful Pairings
Jennifer Koh, violin
Anna Clyne, The Seamstress for Violin and Orchestra
Sergei Rachmaninoff, Symphony No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 27

2014-15 Season

May, 17, 2015
Viva Verdi!
Excerpts from La Traviata, Il Trovatore, and Aida

March 15, 2015
Soulful Reflections
Zuill Bailey, cello
Currier, Microsymph
Schumann, Cello Concerto in A Minor, Op. 129
Massenet, “Meditation” from Thaïs
Sibelius, Symphony No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 39

Sunday, January 18, 2015
Scenic Rhythms
Daniel Boico, guest conductor
Robert Belinić, guitar
Respighi, Trittico Botticelliano
Rodrigo, Concierto de Aranjuez
Beethoven, Symphony No. 7 in A Major

Sunday, November 2, 2015
Classically Russian
Rossen Milanov, conductor
Natasha Paremski, piano
Bolcom, Commedia for “Almost” 18th Century Orchestra
Tchaikovsky, Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 23
Stravinsky, Petrushka (1947 version)

Sunday, September 28, 2014
Romantic Imaginings
Bella Hristova, violin
Max Bruch, Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor
Anton Bruckner, Symphony No. 4 in E-flat Major, “Romantic”

2013-14 Season

May 4, 2014
Classical Peaks
Joseph Kalichstein, piano
Rossen Milanov, conductor
Bach (arr. Webern), Ricercare from The Musical Offering
Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major
Brahms, Symphony No. 2 in D Major

March 30, 2014
Nights and Dreams
Dominic Armstrong, tenor
Eric Ruske, French horn
Rossen Milanov, conductor
Julian Grant, Dances in the Dark

Benjamin Britten, Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings

Hector Berlioz, Symphonie fantastique

January 19, 2014
La Noche Española
Jose Franch-Ballester, clarinet
Rossen Milanov, conductor
Maurice Ravel, Rapsodie espagnole

Óscar Navarro,  II Concerto for Clarinet and Symphonic Orchestra

Emmanuel Chabrier, España 
Claude Debussy, Ibéria

November 3, 2013
Eternal Light
Susan Babini, cello
Rossen Milanov, conductor
Aaron Jay Kernis, Colored Field
Richard Strauss, Death and Transfiguration

Richard Strauss, Salome’s Dance

October 6, 2013
American Voices
Juilliard Jazz Orchestra
Rossen Milanov, conductor
Derek Bermel, Migration Series
Aaron Copland, Suite from Appalachian Spring 
George Gershwin, Porgy and Bess: A Symphonic Picture

2012-13 Season

May 5, 2013
Silk Road Dances
Cho-Liang Lin, violin
Rossen Milanov, conductor
Bartόk, Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin
Stravinsky, The Firebird (1919 Suite)
Prokofiev, Violin Concerto No. 2 in G Minor
Ravel, Boléro

March 10, 2013
Mystical Poetry
Margaret Mezzacappa, mezzo soprano
Zach Borichevsky, tenor
Rossen Milanov, conductor
Debussy, Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Mahler, Das Lied von der Erde

January 27, 2013
A Mozart Interlude
Rossen Milanov, conductor
Mozart, Symphony No. 38 in D Major, “Prague”
Mozart, The Marriage of Figaro, Act II

November 4, 2012
Tales of Transformation
Aaron Jay Kernis, Colored Field
Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade

October 7, 2012
China’s Glory
Di Wu, piano
Rossen Milanov, conductor
Stravinsky, Song of the Nightingale
Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp Minor
Zhou Tian, The Grand Canal

2011-2012 Season

May 13, 2012
Spun Beauty
Rieko Aizawa, piano
Snider, Disquiet
Ravel, Piano Concerto in G Major
Brahms, Symphony No. 4 in E Minor

March 18, 2012
Shakespearean Drama
Eugenia Zukerman, flute
Mendelssohn, Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Tchaikovsky, Hamlet
Liebermann, Concerto for Flute and Orchestra
Prokofiev, Selections from Romeo and Juliet

February 5, 2012
Simply Russian
Joshua Roman, cello
Prokofiev, Suite from Eugene Onegin
Tchaikovsky, Variations on a Rococo Theme
Shostakovich, Symphony No. 5 in D Minor

November 13, 2011
Dreams, Memories, and Truth
Edward T. Cone Concert
Disella Larusdottir, soprano
Melissa Fajardo, contralto
Zach Borichevsky, tenor
Grigory Soloviov, bass-baritone
Westminster Schola Cantorum
Rachmaninoff, The Isle of the Dead
Cone, The Duchess of Malfi
Cone, La Figlia che Piange
Rachmaninoff, The Bells

October 2, 2011
Visions of America
Lara St. John, violin
Ives, Variations on “America”
Korngold, Violin Concerto in D Major
Dvorak, Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”

2010-2011 Season

May 15, 2011
Russian Night
Di Wu, piano
Mussorgsky, Dawn on the Moskva River
Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor
Scriabin, Symphony No. 2 in C Minor

March 20, 2011
Ethnic Explorations
Edward T. Cone Concert
Jennifer Koh, violin
Bermel, Thracian Echoes
Dvorak, Violin Concerto in A Minor
Bartók, Concerto for Orchestra

January 23, 2011
Alasdair Neale, guest conductor
Svet Stoyanov, marimba
Beethoven, Overture to Prometheus
Jalbert, Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra
Beethoven, Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”

November 14, 2010
The Eternal Feminine
Dísella Làrusdóttir, soprano
The Women of the Westminster Williamson Voices
Wagner, Overture and “Venusberg Music” from Tannhäuser
Sibelius, Luonnotar
Strauss, Morgen Amor
Debussy, Nocturnes

October 3, 2010
Power, Passion, and Grace
Leila Josefowicz, violin
Mozart, Overture to The Magic Flute
Mackey, Beautiful Passing
Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 5 in E Minor

2009-2010 Season

May 16, 2010
Musical Portraits
Bridget Kibbey, harp
Mendelssohn, Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage
Currier, Broken Minuets
Elgar, Enigma Variations

March 21, 2010
Romance, Majesty, and an Orchestral Icon
Andrew Grams, guest conductor
Qiang Tu, cello
Schoenberg, Verklärte Nacht
Barber, Adagio for Strings
Tavener, The Protecting Veil

January 21, 2010
Gems from Our Music Director
Ravel, Mother Goose Suite
Haydn, Symphony No. 88 in G Major
Prokofiev, Symphony No. 1, “Classical”
Ginastera, Variaciones Concertantes

November 1, 2009
Beauty and Innovation
Edward T. Cone Concert

David Alan Miller, guest conductor
Jayn Rosenfeld, flute
Brahms, Symphony No. 1 in C Minor
Harbison, Canonical American Songbook
Harbison, Flute Concerto

October 4, 2009
The Art of Possibility
Benjamin Zander, guest conductor
Sarah Pelletier, soprano
George Li, piano
Saint-Saëns, Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor
Mahler, Symphony No. 4 in G Major

2008-2009 Season

April 26, 2009
Scott Yoo, guest conductor
Soyeon Lee, piano
Mozart, Overture to The Magic Flute
Bartók, Piano Concerto No. 3 in E Major
Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique”

March 15, 2009
Julian Kuerti, guest conductor
David Kim, violin
Bartók, Hungarian Sketches
Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto in D Major
Smetana, Selections from Má Vlast

January 18, 2009
Mei-Ann Chen, guest conductor
David Krakauer, clarinet
Dvorak, Wind Serenade in D Minor
Moravec, Clarinet Concerto (commissioned by the PSO)
Rossini, Overture to La Scala di Seta
Mendelssohn, Symphony No. 4, “Italian”

November 9, 2008
Tito Muñoz, guest conductor
Steven Isserlis, cello
Verdi, Overture to La Forza del Destino
Haydn, Cello Concerto in D Major
Shostakovich, Symphony No. 10 in E Minor

September 28, 2008
Andrew Grams, guest conductor
Karen Gomyo, violin
Berlioz, Roman Carnival Overture
Barber, Violin Concerto
Brahms, Symphony No. 2 in D Major

2007-2008 Season

April 27, 2008
Rossen Milanov, guest conductor
David Greilsammer, piano
Mozart, “Ballet Music” from Idomeneo
Prokofiev, Pushkin Waltzes
Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 5 in D Major
Beethoven, Symphony No. 5 in C Minor

March 16, 2008
Gunther Schuller, guest conductor
Respighi, Trittico Botticelliano
Schuller, Seven Studies on Themes of Paul Klee
Hindemith, Mathis der Maler

January 20, 2008
Mischa Santora, guest conductor
Susan Narucki, soprano
Alexander Tall, baritone
Cone, An Overture for the War
Cone, Elegy
Schubert, Overture to Rosamunde
Mahler, Des Knaben Wunderhorn

November 4, 2007
Jens Georg Bachmann, guest conductor
Korngold, Theme and Variations
Tchaikovsky, Romeo and Juliet
Borisova-Ollas, Colours of Autumn
Shostakovich, Symphony No. 9 in E-flat Major

September 30, 2007
Shi-Yeon Sung, guest conductor
Dan Zhu, violin
Mozart, Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio
Brahms, Violin Concerto in D Major
Schumann, Symphony No. 2 in C Major


2006-2007 Season

April 15, 2007
Jeffery Solow, cello
Horneman, Aladdin Overture
Shostakovich, Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major
Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade

March 11, 2007
Mariam Nazarian, piano
Järnefelt, Praeludium
Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-flat Major
Walton, Symphony No. 1 in B-flat Minor

January 21, 2007
Schubert, Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished”
Vaughan Williams, The Lark Ascending
Beethoven, Symphony No. 6, “Pastorale”

November 12, 2006
Lyadov, The Enchanted Lake
Hovhaness, Mysterious Mountain
Debussy, La Mer
Ravel, La Valse
Ravel, Bolero

October 22, 2006
Vladimir Ovchinnikov, piano
Strauss, Don Juan
Dohnányi, Variations on a Nursery Song
Brahms, Symphony No. 4 in E Minor


2005-2006 Season

April 23, 2006
Jaakko Kuusisto, violin
Barber, Overture to The School for Scandal
Rautavaara, Violin Concerto
Rachmaninoff, Symphony No. 2 in E Minor

March 12, 2006
American Repertory Ballet, Graham Lustig, artistic director
Debussy, Prélude à L’Après-midi d’un faune
Stravinsky, The Firebird (1919 Suite)
Budashkin, Festive Overture
Lanner, Steyrische Tänze
Stravinsky, Petrouchka (1947)

January 22, 2006
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 250th Birthday Celebration

Carol Chickering, soprano
Wonjung Kim, soprano
Anna Niedbala, mezzo-soprano
Todd Thomas, baritone
Charles Robert Stephens, bass
John Zuckerman, tenor
Exerpts from the Mozart – da Ponte operas:
Don Giovanni
Cosi Fan Tutte
The Marriage of Figaro

November 13, 2005
Michael Boriskin, piano
Prokofiev, Symphony No. 1, “Classical”
Perle, Concerto No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra
Sibelius, Symphony No. 2 in D Major

October 2, 2005
Wagner, “Ride of the Valkyries” from Die Walküre
Pierné, Cydalise et le Chevre-pied
Mahler, Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp Minor


2004 – 2005 Season

April 24, 2005
Westminster Symphonic Choir
Copland, Appalachian Spring
Stravinsky, Le Sacre du Printemps
Ravel, Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2

March 13, 2005
Thomas Pandolfi, piano
Armando, Primavera Overture (U.S. Premiere)
Liszt, Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major
Dukas, Symphony in C Major

February 6, 2005
Meagan Miller, Stuart Neill, Todd Thomas, Brian McIntosh, Serena Benedetti, Lucille Beer, Joseph Spinella, Brandon Wood, Elem Eley, Stephen Bryant, Douglas Lundeen
Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, Alan Harler, music director
Verdi, La Traviata

November 7, 2004
Eliana Ritts and Greg Smith, narrators
Britten, A Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
Ives, The Yale-Princeton Football Game
Smith, A MAJOR-minor Mystery
Bartók, Concerto for Orchestra

October 3, 2004
Jamie Baer, Jane Bunnell, William Burden, Marc Embree
Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, Alan Harler, music director
Arnold, Anniversary Overture
Mozart, Symphony No. 25 in G Minor
Beethoven, Symphony No. 9, “Choral”

2003 – 2004 Season

April 25, 2004
Vladimir Ovchinnikov, piano
Saint-Saëns, Overture to La Princesse Jaune
Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor
Dvorak, Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”
Galindo, Sones de Mariachi

March 14, 2004
Reiko Uchida, piano
Heinichen, Concerto in G Major, S. 215
Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 17 in G Major
Beethoven, Symphony No. 7 in A Major

January 18, 2004
Peter Odrekhivskyy, accordion
Schumann, Overture to Hermann und Dorothea
Ibert, Divertissement
Koprowski, Accordion Concerto
Bach, Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
Poulenc, Sinfonietta

November 9, 2003
Yuri Mazurkevich, violin
Kabalevsky, Overture to Colas Breugnon
Shostakovich, Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor
Prokofiev, Symphony No. 7 in C-sharp Minor

September 21, 2003
Wolfgang Basch, trumpet
Raff, Jubilee Overture
Schoenfield, Vaudeville
Berlioz, Symphonie Fantastique


2002 – 2003 Season

April 27, 2003
Christina Castelli, violin
Smetana, Three Dances from The Bartered Bride
Lutoslawski , Concerto for Orchestra
Ravel, Tzigane
Enescu, Romanian Rhapsody No. 1
Rimsky-Korsakov, Capriccio Espagnol

March 16, 2003
Beethoven, Leonore Overture No. 3
Pärt, Fratres for string orchestra and percussion
Bitensky, “… a perfect rest” (World Premiere)
Schumann, Symphony No. 1, “Spring”

January 19, 2003
Great Opera Choruses
Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, Alan Harler, music director
Youth Chorus of New Jersey, Patricia Joyce, music director
Works of:
Weber (from Der Freischütz)
, Puccini (from Manon Lescaut, Turandot, Madama Butterfly), 
Gounod (from Romeo and Juliet, Faust)
, Wagner (from Die Meistersinger, Tannhäuser, Götterdämmerung)
, Verdi (from Macbeth, Nabucco, Il Trovatore, Aida)

November 3, 2002
Gerard Le Feuvre, cello
Hovhaness, Symphony No. 6, “Celestial Gate”
Tchaikovsky, Variations on a Rococo Theme
Schubert, Symphony No. 3 in D Major

September 29, 2002
Vladimir Ovchinnikov, piano
Laycock, American Fanfare (World Premiere)
Bartók, Dance Suite for Orchestra
Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor
Stravinsky, The Firebird (1919 Suite)

2001 – 2002 Season

May 19, 2002
Cynthia Clarey, mezzo-soprano
Russian Chamber Chorus of New York
Bernstein, Overture to Candide
Piston, Suite from The Incredible Flutist
Argento, Casa Guidi
Gershwin, An American in Paris
Tchaikovsky, 1812 Overture

April 28, 2002
Albert Wang, violin
Samuel Hsu, piano
Tristan Murail, ondes Martenot
Sarah Pelletier, soprano
The American Boychoir, Vincent Metallo, music director
Martin, Polyptique
Messiaen, Trois Petites Liturgies de la Présence Divine
Thomas, Daylight Divine (U.S. Premiere)

March 17, 2002
Cesti (arr. Stokowski), Tu Mancavi a Tormentarmi
Haydn, Symphony No. 49, “The Passion”
Pfitzner, “Trauermarsch” from Die Rose vom Liebesgarten
Wagner, Prelude to Act I from Lohengrin
Wagner, “Good Friday Music” from Parsifal
Wagner, Overture to Tannhäuser

January 20, 2002
Franck, Le Chasseur Maudit
Bruckner, Symphony No. 4, “Romantic”

November 4, 2001
Arve Tellefsen, violin
Nielsen, Overture to Maskarade
Sibelius, Violin Concerto in D Minor
Stenhammar, Symphony No. 2 in G Minor

September 30, 2001
Anthony Hewitt, piano
Prokofiev, Selections from Romeo and Juliet
Liebermann, Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2
Respighi, Pines of Rome