Aaron Copland (1900-1990)

Appalachian Spring

Mariana Corichi Gómez '21, Guest Conductor

W. A. Mozart (1756-1791)

Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K. 216

Hana Mundiya '20, Violin

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)

Scheherazade, Op. 35

Event Info

The Princeton University Orchestra presents its first live, in-person concert since the pandemic. The program of works by Copland, Mozart, and Rimsky-Korsakov will be performed on October 8 and 9.

Tickets are sold out. Walk-ups for any last-minute released seats will need to complete COVID-19 vaccination attestation.​

In accordance with university policy at this time: all concert attendees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to wear a mask whenever indoors. We are unable to allow entry to unvaccinated children. The program will be performed without an intermission.

About the Artist:

The Princeton University Orchestra ("PUO") has been the flagship symphony orchestra of Princeton University since 1896, and is one of the most prestigious and highly-acclaimed collegiate orchestras in the country. At over one hundred and twenty undergraduate-musicians strong, the orchestra performs eight annual performances in Alexander Hall and tours internationally every other year. Since 1977, Maestro Michael Pratt has served as its Music Director.

Mariana Corichi Gómez is a conductor, vocalist, and composer from Morelia, Mexico. A recent graduate from Princeton University, Mariana majored in Music with concentrations in choral/orchestral conducting, Latino studies, and Music Theater. For three years, she served as Conductor of Princeton Camerata, a chamber orchestra dedicated to new orchestral repertoire. In 2021, Mariana joined as staff in Princeton University’s Music Department, where she will launch and lead a choral ensemble dedicated to Latin American and Spanish repertoire, in addition to directing the Trenton Youth Singers as part of Trenton Arts Princeton. As a singer, Mariana had the pleasure of performing with the prestigious choir, Tenebrae, as part of their Russian Treasures program. Recently, Mariana presented her original song cycle, La Casa del Arbol: An Immigrant’s Story of Loss and Forgiveness as her senior thesis, for which she received the top academic prize in the arts: The Louis Sudler Prize. Mariana has conducted multiple choral ensembles both at school and abroad, including a performance with the Princeton Glee Club in Centro Ollin Yoliztli, Mexico City. During the summers, she has worked as a Teaching Artist at the Yale School of Music, Music in School’s Initiative, and has studied conducting at Curtis Summerfest and Miami Music Festival. 

Hana Mundiya made her concerto debut with the New York Philharmonic at age 13 at David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center as a part of the orchestra’s Young People’s Concerts. Since then, she has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in major concert halls throughout the United States, including Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and Merkin Concert Hall, as well as internationally in Sweden, Japan, Germany, France, Austria, Spain, Czech Republic, Hungary, and Switzerland. She is a recent top prizewinner in the International Brahms Competition in Austria, Leopold Mozart Competition in Germany, Kosciuszko Foundation Wieniawski Competition, and Adelphi Orchestra Young Artist Competition. A believer in the universal ideals outlined in the United Nations Charter, Hana is a member of the UN Chamber Music Society, and performs regularly at the UN Headquarters, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center for UNHCR, UNESCO, the Red Cross, and Mount Sinai Hospital. She is on the artist roster of the VISION Collective, an ensemble that raises awareness of the global refugee crisis through music. Hana has also performed for RAINN, the largest anti-sexual assault organization in the United States, to offer solace to Asian survivors of gender-based violence and sexual assault. As President of Opus 21, Princeton University's chamber music collective, she led a collaboration with and now frequently performs at the Music on Park Avenue series at Scandinavia House in NYC. She is the Artist-in-Residence for the New York Piano Society. Hana has worked with several distinguished artists and pedagogues such as Ani Kavafian, Mihaela Martin, Joel Smirnoff, Bojan Čičić, Elizabeth Wallfisch, and Rachel Barton-Pine. Her chamber music mentors include Samuel Rhodes of the Juilliard String Quartet, Lawrence Dutton of the Emerson String Quartet, Laurie Smukler and Masao Kawasaki. She has held principal positions, including concertmaster and assistant concertmaster, in the Aspen Chamber Symphony and the Aspen Festival Orchestra at the Aspen Music Festival. As a baroque violinist, she has appeared with The Academy of Ancient Music and with the English Concert as a principal member of Early Music Princeton. She is particularly interested in the French baroque aesthetic, and as a student at the Royal College of Music and Princeton University, did extensive research on the links between ornamentation in the music of Couperin and literary and social trends in seventeenth and eighteenth century France. Born to a Japanese mother and Indian father, Hana is a native of SoHo, New York City. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature from Princeton University specializing in French and Japanese Literature, and is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree at The Juilliard School under the tutelage of Catherine Cho and Naoko Tanaka. Her past teachers include Donald Weilerstein, Eric Wyrick, Nancy Wilson, Detlef Hahn, and Bojan Čičić. She is a graduate of Juilliard Pre-College and the United Nations International School in New York City, where she gave performances for Ban Ki-Moon, the former Secretary General of the United Nations, and various heads of state. She started playing the violin at the age of three at the School for Strings.