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Sun, Oct 30, 2022
3:00 pm
- 4:30 pm

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Free and unticketed, with suggested donations to non-profits that are meaningful to Sinfonia members.

A fun program of colorful, dramatic music to launch us into Halloween. The afternoon will include Rossini’s spirited William Tell Overture, music from the film score to The Lord of the Rings, Grieg’s troll-inspired “In the Hall of the Mountain King,” and a rarely heard and hauntingly beautiful late work for piano and orchestra by Robert Schumann, featuring faculty pianist Francine Kay. Costumes welcome!

In honor of this free event, Sinfonia would like to ask you to consider making a donation to a non-profit organization that is meaningful to Sinfonia members. Stay tuned for direct links!

Rossini William Tell Overture

Suk Scherzo fantastique

R. Schumann Introduction and Allegro for Piano and Orchestra (Francine Kay, piano)

Shore The Lord of the Rings Symphonic Suite

Grieg "In the Hall of the Mountain King"

Granados "Intermezzo" from Goyescas


Noted for “an extraordinary range of colour” (Montreal Gazette), and “poetic brilliance” (Toronto Star), New York-based Canadian pianist Francine Kay has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician in Europe, North America, and Asia. She has been soloist with orchestras such as the Toronto Symphony, the Princeton Symphony, the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra London, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Symphony Nova Scotia, the Victoria Symphony, the West Side Chamber Orchestra, and Sinfonia Toronto among others, under conductors such as Georg Tintner, Mark Laycock, Nurhan Arman, Agnes Grossman, Kevin Mallon, Jonathan Yates, and Simon Streatfeild. Ms. Kay’s recordings of piano works by Debussy, Ravel, and Satie, and chamber works by Rachmaninov and Janacek have received international acclaim and her performances have been broadcast on NPR, the BBC, WFMT, Radio France, and the CBC.

Francine Kay is the piano faculty artist at the Zodiac Academy and Festival in France, and she is regularly invited to teach, perform and give masterclasses at the Glenn Gould School, the University of Toronto, and the International Course of Interpretation at the Chopin State School in Nowy Sacz.

Click here for more about Francine Kay.


The Princeton University Sinfonia is an exciting musical outlet for undergraduate and graduate student musicians. Expanding every year, the orchestra now averages 55 members and performs one concert each semester in Richardson Auditorium with additional, smaller performances scheduled each year. Ruth Ochs has conducted Sinfonia for the past seven seasons, and she has been joined by selected undergraduates pursuing the Music Department’s certificate in musical performance in conducting.

Past concerts have included symphonies by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, and Tchaikovsky, as well as works by Bach, Bartók, Brahms, Dvorak, and Stravinsky. In May 2009, Sinfonia with the Princeton University Jazz Ensemble, Anthony D.J. Branker, director, commissioned and premiered a new work by Laurie Altman called In Another Time.

Designed to have a more modest time commitment than other ensembles, Sinfonia pursues a high level of musicianship while also emphasizing the enjoyable and memorable aspects of performing wonderful music with others.

Click here for more about Princeton University Sinfonia.



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Ruth Ochs, conductor

Francine Kay, piano

Noted for “an extraordinary range of colour” (Montreal Gazette), and “poetic brilliance” (Toronto Star), New York-based Canadian pianist Francine Kay has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician in Europe, North America, and Asia. She has been soloist with orchestras such as the Toronto Symphony, the Princeton Symphony, the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra London, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Symphony Nova Scotia, the Victoria Symphony, the West Side Chamber Orchestra, and Sinfonia Toronto among others, under conductors such as Georg Tintner, Mark Laycock, Nurhan Arman, Agnes Grossman, Kevin Mallon, Jonathan Yates, and Simon Streatfeild. Ms. Kay’s recordings of piano works by Debussy, Ravel, and Satie, and chamber works by Rachmaninov and Janacek have received international acclaim and her performances have been broadcast on NPR, the BBC, WFMT, Radio France, and the CBC.

Francine Kay is the piano faculty artist at the Zodiac Academy and Festival in France, and she is regularly invited to teach, perform and give masterclasses at the Glenn Gould School, the University of Toronto, and the International Course of Interpretation at the Chopin State School in Nowy Sacz.

Click here for more about Francine Kay.


The Princeton University Sinfonia is an exciting musical outlet for undergraduate and graduate student musicians. Expanding every year, the orchestra now averages 55 members and performs one concert each semester in Richardson Auditorium with additional, smaller performances scheduled each year. Ruth Ochs has conducted Sinfonia for the past seven seasons, and she has been joined by selected undergraduates pursuing the Music Department’s certificate in musical performance in conducting.

Past concerts have included symphonies by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, and Tchaikovsky, as well as works by Bach, Bartók, Brahms, Dvorak, and Stravinsky. In May 2009, Sinfonia with the Princeton University Jazz Ensemble, Anthony D.J. Branker, director, commissioned and premiered a new work by Laurie Altman called In Another Time.

Designed to have a more modest time commitment than other ensembles, Sinfonia pursues a high level of musicianship while also emphasizing the enjoyable and memorable aspects of performing wonderful music with others.

Click here for more about Princeton University Sinfonia.


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