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Princeton University Orchestra London Reception

  • 28 Jan 2011
  • 7:30 PM
  • Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall, Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road SW7 2BS

Michael Pratt, Conductor
Sunghae Anna Lim, Violin
Britten Four Sea-Interludes from "Peter Grimes"
Barber Violin Concerto
Copland Appalachian Spring complete ballet score

Join us for the final concert in the PUO's UK Tour 2011. Immediately following the concert, there will be a Reception for all Princeton alumni to thank those families who hosted the musicians during their stay in London.

The Princeton University Orchestra marks the collaborative partnership between Princeton and the Royal College of Music with this concert of masterworks from the British and American twentieth century traditions. Michael Pratt has lead the PUO for thirty-three years, and Sunghae Anna Lim is the senior violin instructor at Princeton.

The tickets 12gbp each can be purchased online at https://www.boxoffice.rcm.ac.uk/loader.asp?target=show.asp?shcode=548, or phone the box office on 44 0 20 7591 4314, weekdays 10 am - 4 pm.

More about the Orchestra:

The Princeton University Orchestra is made up of Princeton undergraduate and graduate student musicians. The orchestra plays a wide range of works by composers from the Classical period up through freshly-composed works by Princeton composers.

Michael Pratt came to Princeton in 1977, and serves as Conductor of the University Orchestra, Director of the Program in Musical Performance, and Co-director of both the Composers Ensemble and Richardson Chamber Players. He also teaches classes in conducting, twentieth century music performance, and opera. Pratt also co-directs both the Composer's Ensemble and Richardson Chamber Players, and teaches conducting and other performance courses. In addition, Pratt holds the position of Music Director of the Delaware Valley Philharmonic, and has aso appeared as a guest conductor with the Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia, the Boston Symphony Chamber Players, the orchestras of Detroit Rochester, Atlanta, Long Island, and Indianapolis, the Aspen Music Festival, and Opera Delaware. From 1984 to 1995 he was Music Director of the Opera Festival of New Jersey, which he co-founded. From 1985 to 1990 he also served as Associate Conductor of the New Jersey Symphony. He was educated at the Eastman School of Music, in Rochester, NY and at Tanglewood, and his teachers include Gustav Meier, Gunther Schuller and Otto Werner Mueller.

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