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Princeton Symphony Orchestra and The Princeton Festival Join Forces with Forward-Looking Merger

Princeton Symphony Orchestra - The Princeton Festival June 2021 Merger Handshake

PRINCETON, NJ (June 21, 2021) — Princeton's two leading non-profit music organizations, Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) and The Princeton Festival, are thrilled to announce their strategic merger under the legal entity of Princeton Symphony Orchestra, Inc. The Princeton Festival will retain its name and continue going forward as an artistic program of the PSO alongside the Princeton Symphony Orchestra's classical, pops, chamber music, and PSO BRAVO! education programs. Once the merger takes effect this summer, the Princeton Symphony Orchestra will possess greater resources than ever before, igniting a brighter future for Princeton filled with live musical performances of the highest quality.

Both organizations successfully pivoted to online platforms during the pandemic while being mindful of budgets and continued fundraising efforts. PSO Executive Director Marc Uys says, "The merger capitalizes on the strong positions and proven resiliency of both organizations coming out of the pandemic. With strong artistic leadership, we will pave the way to a new era of creativity, making high-quality performing arts more available to our community and beyond."

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