Events Calendar


Meet the Orchestra!

About “Meet the Orchestra!”

Education becomes entertainment in the hands of the PSO musicians who present teaching performances in the classroom.  A series of four lively, interactive presentations introduces students to the instrument families: strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion.


Credit: Aima Bhatti

School Day Concerts – Tuesday, May 10

Each spring as a capstone to the year, the students see and hear all of those instrument families together, at an exciting, live orchestra concert.  On May 10, nearly 2,500 students will flock to Richardson Auditorium with their teachers to hear the Princeton Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Rossen Milanov perform The Sky is the Limit! 


PSO BRAVO School Day Concert 2016_Teacher Guide

PSO BRAVO School Day Concert_Program

Works on the program include:

Ottorino Respighi 

La Gallina (The Birds)

III. The Hen

Nikolaï Rimsky-Korsakov  |  Arr. Timofei Dokshitser

Flight of the Bumblebee

Jerry Bryant, trumpet

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 “Pastoral”

IV. Gewitter, Sturm: Allegro

Daniel Dorff

Blast Off!

    special guest narrator

Claude Debussy  |  Arr. André Caplet

Clair de Lune

Arr. Albert Wang

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

Richard Wagner  |  Arr. William Ryden

Ride of the Valkyries

Samuel A. Ward, music, Katherine Lee Bates, text  |  Arr. Carmen Dragon

America the Beautiful*

Gustav Holst

The Planets

I. Mars


2015-16 PSO BRAVO! Teaching Artists

Ruotao Mao, violin
Jody Rajesh, violin and viola
Elizabeth Thompson, cello
Dan Hudson, double bass

Anna Urrey, flute
Nathan Mills, oboe
Anton Rist, clarinet
Brad Balliett, bassoon

Adrienne Ostrander, percussion
Bill Trigg, percussion
Tom Mulvaney, percussion
Lovey Williams, percussion

John Charles Thomas, trumpet
Scott McIntosh, trumpet
Doug Lundeen, horn
Lars Wendt, trombone
Jay Krush, tuba

2015-16 Participating Schools

Bear Tavern Elementary School
Brooks Crossing Elementary School
Brunswick Acres Elementary School
Cambridge Elementary School
The Cambridge School
Community Park School
Constable Elementary School
Greenbrook Elementary School
Hopewell Elementary School
Indian Fields Elementary School
Johnson Park School
Littlebrook School
Monmouth Junction Elementary School
Montgomery Lower Middle School
The Newgrange School
Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart
Princeton Charter School
Princeton Child Development Institute
Princeton Friends School
Princeton Junior School
Princeton Montessori School
Riverside School
Saint Paul School
Seix Academy
Stony Brook Elementary School
Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart
Toll Gate Grammar School
Trenton Catholic Academy
Village Charter School
Village Elementary School (Montgomery)

We love having parents stop by for our Meet the Orchestra! performances in schools.  To find out more information about these in-school performances, call the PSO office at 609 497-0020 or email Bryan McNamara, Manager of Operations and PSO BRAVO! at