Past Seasons


Friday October 18, Saturday October 19
Peter Westergaard Concert

Joseph Schwantner – Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra
Elijah Shina ’22, Percussion
Johannes Brahms – Symphony No. 4 in E minor, op. 98

Thursday December 5, Friday December 6

Sergei Rachmaninoff – Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, op. 43
Francine Kay, Piano
Anton Bruckner – Symphony No. 4 in E-flat major, WAB. 104, Romantic, 1887/88 edition

Friday March 6, Saturday March 7
Soloist Spotlight

Carl Maria von Weber – Overture to Der Freischütz (The Marksman), op. 77
Reilly Bota ’20, Conductor
W. A. Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467
Vian Wagatsuma ’23, Piano
Annika Socolofsky GS – Gaze
Samuel Barber – Violin Concerto, op. 14
Fumika Mizuno ’21, Violin

Friday April 24, Saturday April 25
Stuart B. Mindlin Memorial Concert
Cancelled due to COVID-19

Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 6 in A minor, Tragic


Saturday October 20, Sunday October 21
Ruth Ochs, Conductor

Emmanuel Séjourné—Concerto for Marimba and Strings
Henry Peters ‘20, Marimba
Leonard Bernstein—Suite from Fancy Free
Hector BerliozSymphonie Fantastique

Tuesday October 23
Princeton University Orchestra Presents: Accademia Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Iván Fischer, Conductor

Gioachino Rossini—Overture to La Gazza Ladra
Felix Mendelssohn—Symphony No. 4 “Italian”
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky—Symphony No. 5

Thursday December 6, Friday December 7
Ruth Ochs, Conductor

Aaron CoplandFanfare for the Common Man
Manuel de Falla—Suite from The Three-Cornered Hat
Calvin Van Zytveld ’19—Three Places in Grand Rapids
Claude DebussyLa Mer

January 25—February 3

Tour of Spain

Friday March 8, Saturday March 9

Maurice RavelMa mère l’Oye (Mother Goose) Suite
W.A. MozartSinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola, & Orchestra in E-flat Major, K.364
Haeun Jung ’20, Violin; Katie Liu ’20, Viola
Jean FrançaixClarinet Concerto
Hanson Kang ’20, Clarinet
Johannes BrahmsAcademic Festival Overture
Lou Chen ’19, Conductor

Friday April 26, 7:30pm at Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall
Saturday April 27, 4:00pm at the Trenton War Memorial

Gustavo Dudamel, Conductor & Princeton University Concerts 2018–2019 Artist in Residence
Princeton University Glee Club
Presented by Princeton University Concerts in celebration of its 125th season

Franz SchubertGesang der Geister über den Wassern for Men’s Chorus, D. 714
Pyotr Ilyich TchaikovskyRomeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
Felix Mendelssohn—A Midsummer Night’s Dream,
Op. 61


Friday and Saturday, October 20 and 21 at 7:30 pm

MozartOverture to the Magic Flute, K. 620
Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
Geoffrey Burleson, Piano
Mahler – Symphony No. 1 in D major

Thursday and Friday, December 7 and 8 at 7:30 pm

RossiniWilliam Tell: Overture
TchaikovskyRomeo and Juliet Overture – Fantasy
DG Kim ’18, Conductor
Dvorak – Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70

Friday and Saturday, March 9 and 10 at 7:30 pm

Bloch – Schelomo, Leland Ko ’20, Cello
Prokofiev – Violin Concerto No. 2, Hana Mundiya ’20, Violin
Barber – Knoxville Summer of 1915, Solene LeVan, Soprano
StraussTill Eulenspigel’s Merry Pranks

Friday and Saturday, April 27 and 28 at 7:30 pm

Stuart B. Mindlin Memorial Concerts
Britten –War Requiem
With Princeton University Glee Club, Princeton ProMusica,
and the American Boychoir

Saturday June 2, 8:00 pm

Reunions Fireworks Concert
Finney Field. Free admission.


Saturday and Sunday October 22 and 23, 7:30 pm and 3:00 pm

Barber– Overture to The School for Scandal
Berlioz– Scenes from Romeo and Juliet
Shostakovich– Violin Concerto No. 1
Samantha Cody ‘17, Violin

Thursday and Friday December 8 and 9, 7:30 pm

Beethoven– Coriolan Overture
Juri Seo– Piano Concerto (World Premiere)
Juri Seo, Piano
Gershwin– Symphonic Picture of Porgy and Bess
Stravinsky– Firebird Suite

Saturday January 14 7:30 pm

Mozart– Scenes from Le Nozze do Figaro, Cosi fan tutte, and others

January 27- February 5       Tour of Central Europe- Prague, Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest

Saturday March 4, 2017, 7:30 pm

Mozart– Requiem
With Princeton University Glee Club

Friday and Saturday March 10, 11 7:30 pm

Winners of 2017 Concerto Competition

Friday and Saturday April 28 and 29, 7:30 pm

Stuart B. Mindlin Memorial Concerts

Hindemith– Symphonic Metamorphoses on themes of Weber
Mahler– Symphony No. 5

Saturday June 3, 8:00 pm

Reunions Fireworks Concert
Finney Field


Friday October 23, Saturday October 24

David Lang – man made, for Percussion Quartet and Orchestra
So Percussion
Copland – Clarinet Concerto
Paul Chang ’16, Clarinet
Schumann – Symphony No. 2

Thursday December 10, Friday December 11

Schubert – Symphony No. 8 “Unfinished”
Mahler Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth)
Barbara Rearick, Mezzo-soprano
Daniel Weeks, Tenor

Friday March 4, Saturday March 5

Winners of 2016 PUO Concerto Competition
Beethoven – Symphony No. 7

Thursday April 21, Saturday April 23

Stuart B. Mindlin Memorial Concerts
Strauss Tod und Verklärung (Death and Transfiguration)
Shostakovich – Symphony. No. 5

Saturday May 28

Reunions Fireworks Concerts


Gershwin– Cuban Overture
Jon Russell GS5- Concerto for Bass Clarinet
Jon Russell, soloist
Grieg– Piano Concerto
Marc Fishman ’17, soloist
Dvorak– Carnival Overture

Dan Trueman and Donnacha Dennehy– Four Sean-nós Songs
Iarla Ó Lionaird, vocalist
Mahler– Symphony No. 4
Katherine Buzard ’14, soprano

Arias by Nicola Porpora and George Frederick Handel
Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen ’15, Countertenor
Tchaikovsky– Piano Concerto No. 1
Edward Leung ’16, Piano
Sibelius– Violin Concerto
Emma Powell ’17, Violin
Respighi– Pines of Rome

Friday April 24 and Saturday 25
Verdi– Requiem
Princeton University Glee Club, Gabriel Crouch Director
Soloists TBA

Saturday May 30
Reunions Fireworks Concert, Finney and Campbell Fields 8:00


Paul Lansky Line and Shadow
Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major
Nick Apter-Vidler, Violin
Holst The Planets

Anthony D.J. Branker Ballad for Trayvon Martin
Ralph Bowen, Tenor Saxophone
David Sanford Teatro di Strada
Princeton University Concert Jazz Ensemble
Beethoven Overture to Egmont
J.J. Warshaw, Conductor
Dvorak Symphony No. 9 in E minor “From the New World”

Monteverdi The Coronation of Poppea
Princeton University Opera Theater MUS 214

Britten Phaedra
Barbara Rearick, mezzo-soprano
Ravel Concerto for the Left Hand,
Nick Stead, Piano
Bruch Scottish Fantasy
Jessie Chen, Violin
Mozart Symphony No. 38 in D major “Prague”

Mahler Symphony No. 3
Barbara Rearick, Mezzo-soprano
Women of the Princeton University Glee Club
American Boy Choir


Tymoczko Power Chords, for String Quartet and Orchestra, Amernet Quartet
Shostakovich Symphony No. 11

Cohen Dragon Mother (World Premiere), Martha Elliott, Soprano
Strauss Horn Concerto No. 1, Max Jacobson ’13
Bartók Violin Concert No. 2, Caitlin Wood ’15
Copland El Salón México

Bach Piano Concerto No. 5 in F minor, Paul von Autenreid ’16
Vivaldi Bassoon Concerto in E minor, RV 484, Louisa Slosar ’15
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Jeff Li ’13
Wagner Preludes to Acts I and III, “Liebestod” from Tristan und Isolde

Gabriel Crouch and Michael Pratt, Conductors
Poulenc Gloria
Ravel Daphnis et Chloé (complete)


Ruth Ochs, Guest Conductor
Verdi Overture to La Forza del Destino
Rosauro Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra, Kevin Laskey ’12, marimba
Sibelius Symphony No. 2

Hobart Earle ’83, Guest Conductor
Grieg Music from Peer Gynt
Satie Gymnopedies
Brahms Symphony No. 3

Chopin Piano Concert No. 1, Darya Koltunyuk ’15
Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances

Berg Three Scenes from Wozzeck
Stravinsky The Rite of Spring


Britten Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes
Barber Violin Concerto, Anna Sunghae Lim, Violin
Copland Appalachian Spring (Complete Ballet)

All Shostakovich
Piano Concerto No. 1, Ignat Solzhenitsyn, Piano
Symphony No. 8, Ignat Solzhenitsyn, Conductor

Opera Scenes with the Students of Music 214
Edward Berkeley, Director
Michael Pratt, Conductor

Dancigers Concerto for Electric Guitar and Orchestra, Mark Dancigers
Mozart Concerto No. 2 for Flute, Jessica Anastasio ’11
Sibelius Concerto for Violin, Yoon Won Song ’11

Appearance with Terrence Blanchard Quintet, McCarter Theater
Grammy-winning “A Tale of God’s Will,” written for Spike Lee’s When the Levees Broke

Beethoven Leonore Overture No. 3
Mahler Five Rückert Songs, Barbara Rearick, Mezzo-soprano
Richard Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra


Prokofiev The Ugly Duckling (Gadky Utonok), Martha Elliot ’82, Soprano
Mozart Piano Concerto in E-flat major K. 482, Jennifer Chu ’06, Piano
Ravel Alborada del Gracioso
Shostakovich Symphony No. 9, Op. 70

Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Suite
Ellington/Strayhorn Nutcracker Suite (after Tchaikovsky)
Dukas The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
R. Strauss Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks

All Handel with winners of the Princeton University Voice Competition

Ravel Tzigane, Tiffany Lu ’10
Copland Clarinet Concerto, Leo Kim ’11
Ravel Piano Concerto in G, Kendra Nealon ’13
Beethoven Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36

Mahler Symphony No. 6


Schumann – Piano Concerto, Ivan Moravec, Piano
R. Strauss – Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life)

Smetena – Vltava (The Moldau), Anna Wittstruck ’09, Conductor
Debussy – Premiere Rhapsodie, Jeff Hodes ’12, Clarinet
Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 20, Holger Staude ’09, Piano
Ibert – Flute Concerto, Jessica Anastasio ’11, Flute

Monteverdi – The Return of Ulysses (staged)

Berlioz – Hungarian March
Stravinsky – Symphony in Three Movements
Rimsky-Korsakov – Capriccio Espagnol
Gershwin – An American in Paris

Beethoven – Symphony No. 3 “Eroica”
Prokofiev – Suite from Romeo and Juliet (original version)
Michael Early – Gathering Wind


Wagner – Forest Murmurs and Siegfried’s Funeral Music from The Ring of the Niebelung
Britten – A Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 3

Mozart – Clarinet Concerto
Mozart – Concert arias “Chi sa, chi sa” and “Ah, lo previdi”
Brahms – Symphony No. 3

Mozart – The Marriage of Figaro

Ravel – Mother Goose Suite
Prokofiev – Lieutenant Kije
Mussorgsky/Ravel – Pictures at an Exhibition

Mahler – Symphony No. 9


Beethoven – Coriolan Overture
Berlioz – Romeo Alone, Festival at the Capulets, Love Scene from Romeo and Juliet
Dvorak – Symphony No. 8

Debussy – Nuages, Fetes from Nocturnes
Prokofiev – Suite from Boris Godunov (U.S. premiere)
Copland – Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo
Stravinsky – Petrushka (1911 version)

Bartok – Violin Concerto No. 2
Dvorak – Cello Concerto

Hindemith – Trauermusik
Rivier – Flute Concerto
Prokofiev – Piano Concerto No. 1
Mahler – Symphony No. 1 in D Major


Prokofiev – Trapeze Overture
Bernstein – Suite from On the Waterfront
Berlioz – Symphonie Fantastique

Debussy – Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Mahler – Songs of a Wayfarer
de Falla – The Three Cornered Hat
Brahms – Violin Concerto

Wagner – Act I of Die Walküre

Prokofiev – Violin Concerto No. 2
Mahler – Symphony No. 5


Glinka – Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila
Prokofiev – Le Pas D’Acier (The Steel Step)
Shostakovich – Violin Concerto No. 1

Kiri Murakami ’04 – Reflection
Dan Trueman – Three Pieces for Hardanger Fiddle and Orchestra
Beethoven – Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral”

Mozart – Symphony No. 39
Schnittke – Viola Concerto
Wagner – Wotan’s Farewell and Magic Fire Music from Die Walküre

Prokofiev – Le Pas D’Acier (full production in Berlind Theater)

Berlioz – “Roman Carnival” Overture
Bruch – Scottish Fantasy
Rachmaninoff – Symphony No. 2


Smetana – Moldau (from “My Country”)
Grieg – Piano Concerto in A minor
Brahms – Symphony No. 4

Tchaikovsky – Capriccio Italien
Skalkottas – Greek Dances
Dvorak – Symphony No. 9 in e minor “From the New World”

Ellington – New World A-Comin’

Mendelssohn – Symphony No. 4 “Italian”
Korngold – Violin Concerto
Stravinsky – Firebird Suite

Prokofiev – Piano Concerto No. 2
Ravel – Daphnis et Chloé (concert version)


Barber – Overture to The School for Scandal
Bernstein – Suite from Fancy Free
Mozart – Violin Concerto No. 5
Wagner – Overture to Die Meistersinger

Brahms – Double Concerto for Violin and ‘Cello, op. 102
Shostakovich – Symphony No. 10

Cavalli – La Calisto (staged)

R. Strauss – Suite from Der Rosenkavalie
Artie Shaw – Concerto for Clarinet
Sibelius – Concerto for Violin

Mahler – Symphony No. 3


Humperdinck – Prelude to Hansel and Gretel
Rachmaninoff – Symphonic Dances, op. 45
Copland – Appalachian Spring

Humperdinck – Hansel and Gretel (complete opera)

Mozart – Die Zauberflöte (complete opera) Richard Tang Yuk, Conductor

Stravinsky – Symphonies of Wind Instruments
Mozart – Violin Concerto No. 5
Rimski-Korsakov – Scheherazade

Mozart – Concert aria “Ch’io mi scordi di te?”
Tchaikovsky – Serenade for Strings
Stravinsky – The Rite of Spring


Dvorak – Four Slavonic Dances
Hindemith – Symphonic Metamorphoses on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber
Beethoven – Symphony No. 5

Dan Trueman – Roulette (Premiere)
Ellington – Harlem
Stravinsky – Violin Concerto
Ravel – La Valse

Monteverdi – The Coronation of Poppaea (complete opera)

Beethoven – Leonore Overture No. 3
Vaughan Williams – Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Mozart – Bassoon Concerto
Prokofiev – Piano Concerto No. 3

Prokofiev – Violin Concerto No. 1
Holst – The Planets


Mendelssohn – Excerpts from A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Walton – Music from Henry V
Copland – El Salon Mexico
Kodaly – Galanta Dances

Rossini – Overture to La Gazza Ladra
Bartok – Viola Concerto
Brahms – Symphony No. 2

Mendelssohn – A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Full production with the Princeton Shakespeare Company)

Mahler – Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection”


Britten – Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes
Wagner – Preludes and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde
Dvorak – Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”

Mozart – Overture to Die Zauberflöte
Debussy – La Mer
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 6, “Pathetique”

Mozart – Concerto for Two Pianos
Mahler – Symphony No. 1, “Titan”

Beethoven – Coriolan Overture
Orff – Carmina Burana, Richard Tang Yuk, Conductor


Bach – Concerto for Two Violins
De Falla – Suites from The Three-Cornered Hat
Schumann – Symphony No. 4

Adams – The Chairman Dances
Kodaly – Hary Janos Suite
Prokofiev – Suites from Romeo and Juliet

Brahms – “Tragic” Overture
Ravel – Mother Goose Suite
Inouk Demers – Chaque Note (Premiere)
Beethoven – Symphony No. 7

Nicolai – Overture to The Merry Wives of Windsor
Barber – Essay No. 1
Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto No. 2
Elgar – “Enigma” Variations


Smetana – Vysehrad
Mozart – Symphony No. 40
Brahms – Violin Concerto

Strauss – Serenade
Mackey – Banana/Dump Truck
Dvorak – Symphony No. 7

Stravinsky – Symphony of Psalms
Stravinsky – Oedipus Rex

Mussorgsky – Night on Bald Mountain
Bruch – Violin Concerto in g minor
Strauss – Also sprach Zarathustra


Mendelssohn – Hebrides Overture
Wagner – Siegfried Idyll
Brahms – Symphony No. 3

Debussy – Nocturnes
Beethoven – Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”

Smetena – The Moldau
Westergaard – Ringing Changes (Premiere)
Rachmaninoff – Symphonic Dances

Mozart – Flute Concerto in D
Brahms – Liebeslieder Waltzes
Stravinsky – Pulcinella

Dvorak – Three Slavonic Dances
Haydn – Oboe Concerto
Michael Oesterle – Ozhidanie/waiting (Premiere)
Shostakovich – Symphony No. 5


Rossini – Overture to William Tell
Mozart – Clarinet Concerto
Brahms – Symphony No. 1

Herrmann – Suite from Psycho
Borodin – Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor
Debussy – Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Shostakovich – Symphony No. 9

Schubert – Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished”
Mahler – Das Lied von der Erde

Rossini – Overture to La Cenerentola
Chopin – Piano Concerto in E minor
Berlioz – Symphonie Fantastique


Stravinsky – Symphonies of Wind Instruments
Mozart – Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter”
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 2

Vaughan Williams – Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
Bernstein – Suite from Fancy Free
Rachmaninoff – Symphony No. 2

Brahms – Academic Festival Overture
Stravinsky – Petrouchka
Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor”

Verdi – Requiem

Mozart – Overture to Die Zauberflöte
Mozart – Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola
Mozart – Concert Aria “Ch’io mi scordi di te?”
Mozart – Symphony No. 36, “Linz”


Berlioz – Overture to Benvenuto Cellini
Su -Lian Tan – Devious Walks (Premiere)
Brahms – Piano Concerto No. 1

Rossini – Overture to L’Italiana in Algeri
Prokofiev – Suite from Romeo and Juliet
Ravel – La Valse

Mozart – Overture to Don Giovanni
Haydn – ‘Cello Concerto in C
Beethoven – Symphony No. 9


Weber – Overture to Der Freischütz
Wagner – Preludes to Acts I & III and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde
Beethoven – Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral”

Berg – Violin Concerto
Strauss – Orchestral Songs
Schumann – Symphony No. 3, “Rhenish”

Beethoven – Leonora Overture No. 3
Webern – Six Pieces, Op. 6
Barber – Adagio for Strings
Szymanowski – Violin Concerto

Mahler – Symphony No.3


Verdi – Overture to La Forza del Destino
Wagner – “Forest Murmurs” and “Siegfried’s Funeral Music” from Der Ring des Niebelungen
Beethoven – Symphony No. 7

J. Strauss – “Emperor” Waltzes
Mozart – Symphony No. 39
Elgar – “Enigma” Variations

Brahms – Variations on a Theme by Haydn
Peter Robles – First Riff (Premiere)
Tchaikovsky – Romeo and Juliet Overture – Fantasy
Khatchaturian – Piano Concerto

Glinka – Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila
Tchaikovsky – Serenade for Strings
Stravinsky – Le Sacre du Printemps


Beethoven – Coriolan Overture
Debussy – Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Schumann – Symphony No.2

Humperdinck – Overture to Hansel und Gretel
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No.3
Stravinsky – Symphony in Three Movements

Mussorgsky/Ravel – Pictures at an Exhibition
Puccini – Gianni Schicchi

Mahler – Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection”