July 7, 2014 at 12:32 PM
The Plainfield Symphony Orchestra will continue to dazzle audiences with a spectacular 95th
Season, led by its esteemed conductor Charles Prince, with masterworks that will take you from
the spiritual to the sensual! The season includes the world premiere of a work commissioned for
the PSO and conducted by the composer himself, world-renowned Marco Frisina from Rome.
The season opens on October 11, 2014 with a gala concert “Musical Treasures of Rome - the
Music of Marco Frisina”. This is very special opportunity to hear selections of Marco Frisina’s
music that range from film to opera to the sacred including the commissioned Sinfonia
Mysterium Paschale. The orchestra will be joined by the Crescent Choral Society and dramatic
soprano, Elizabeth Perryman. This concert will be repeated in a non-subscription performance on
October 12, 2014 at the Ridge Performing Arts Center in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.
On November 22, 2014, audiences will be treated to “The Tone Poems of Richard Strauss”.
From the sensual Salome to the heart-wrenching Death and Transfiguration, to the elegant
chamber work Capriccio. Young Pianist Competition winner Allen Yueh will perform
Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37.
The annual free Afternoon Family Concert will take place on February 21, 2015, reaffirming the
orchestra’s commitment to community enrichment. To delight all, the program “The Orchestra
Grows Up” will include works by Vivaldi, Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Copland
Maestro Prince brings glittering Broadway back to Plainfield on March 28, 2015 in “Bernstein
on Broadway” with his special guest, Jamie Bernstein. Highlights will include symphonic and
vocal works from West Side Story, Candide, and On the Town.
The 95th Season will close on April 25, 2015 with “The Artistry of Haydn and Brahms”
showcasing two of the PSO's own brilliant principal players Evelyn Estava and Jameson Platte
performing Brahms’s Concerto for Violin and Violincello in A minor, Opus 102. One of the best
known works of Haydn, Symphony No. 88 in G major, will open the concert.
The Plainfield Symphony is New Jersey's oldest community symphony and the third oldest in the country.
. Season tickets for the 2014-2015 concerts are now on sale and can be purchased on our website,
www.plainfieldsymphony.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the concert. For a brochure, please call
(908)561-5140. Subscription concerts are held at the Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church located at 716
Watchung Avenue, Plainfield and begin at 7pm.