Winners of the 2019 Concerto Competition
Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80
Lou Chen ’19, Guest Conductor
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 2018-19 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 121st 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.