By Chris Collins
The Reyes didn’t come loaded with the presents you wanted even though you’ve been good all of last year? Don’t mope. There’s a special treat waiting for you in February to make up for the Magi slack. F R E E Princeton University Symphpony Orchestra Concert ! Date: 2 February 2019, Saturday, 7:30 PM. Venue: Auditorio de El Escorial, San Lorenzo de El Escorial, 28200 Madrid.
Phone: 918 90 07 07.
Or maybe you did receive all that was on your wish list from Their Bountiful Majesties but want more. So come to the concert!
The Orchestra started off as a group of professional musicians from the New York Symphony and Philharmonic Societies who performed a series of concerts at Alexander Hall in February 1896 in the University of Princeton, New Jersey. But then the orchestra morphed and now it is an almost exclusively student ensemble consisting of some 90-100 undergraduate and graduate musicians from many of the University’s academic departments. They come together for concerts in the Richardson Auditorium of Alexander Hall, a historic 900-seat performance hall at Princeton University which is home to both the Princeton University Orchestra and the Princeton Symphony Orchestra.
The Princeton University Orchestra is not always homebound. It is a renowned touring symphonic orchestra whose repertoire ranges from works by composers from the Classical period to the fresh works by Princeton composers.
The Princeton University Symphony Orchestra, who’s coming to town this 2 February, is one of the best university orchestras in the United States.
Here’s the program for the El Escorial concert —in Spanish. When in Spain, speak and read as the
Spaniards do whenever possible. (Or when there’ s no other choice?)
THE PRINCETON UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Director: Michael Pratt
Introducción de Copland y Falla
1a parte: FANCY FREE, Leonard Bernstein
2a parte: SINFONÍA FANTÁSTICA, Op. 14 Hector Berlioz
Sepa porqué esta orquesta única de más de 100 estudiantes brillantes dieron conciertos destacados en el MAHONY HALL de DUBLÍN, en el CENTRO de ARTE HELIX, en el ULSTER HALL en BELFAST, en el gran RUDOLFINUM de PRAGA y en la ACADEMIA FRANZ LISZT de BUDAPEST.
Los miembros de esta orquesta son conocidos por su increíble concentración cuando interpretan obras maestras de la historia de la música.
Han sorprendido a críticos, público y productores. Los hemos traído a España para demostrar qué logros son posibles interpretados en un escenario, por una orquesta universitaria profundamente comprometida con la gran música.
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