Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks, Op. 28
Winners of the 2018 Concerto Competition
The Princeton University Orchestra will present one of the most popular programs of its season: a spotlight on concerto repertoire, featuring the student winners of the 2017-18 concerto competition. Hearing student virtuosos being featured as soloists, performing with the support of their friends in the orchestra is always a very moving event. Their enthusiasm and skill will thrill and inspire.
About the Artist:
Now in its 120th year, the Princeton University Orchestra is a renowned, touring symphonic orchestra that plays a wide range of works by composers from the Classical period up through freshly composed works by Princeton composers.
The Orchestra began with a group of professional musicians from the New York Symphony and Philharmonic Societies who performed a series of concerts at Alexander Hall in 1896, the first on February 13. In the ensuing century, the orchestra has come to be an almost exclusively student organization; some 90-100 undergraduate and graduate musicians representing a broad spectrum of academic departments come together for concerts in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall.