History and Mission
“Groups like the Princeton Symphony Orchestra give concerts as satisfying as any, and you don’t need refined big-city ears to know that. A good performance…is something you feel in your gut.” David Patrick Stearns, Music Critic, Philadelphia Inquirer
Since its founding in 1980, the Princeton Symphony Orchestra has evolved into a professional orchestra of the highest artistic quality. Offering orchestral, pops, and chamber music concerts, as well as lecture events, children’s programs, and innovative collaborative programming, the orchestra is Princeton’s hub for classical music knowledge and a gateway to the exploration of new music and performance practices.