It’s hard to believe but it’s been almost 50 years since the Orchestra last performed in Princeton, NJ, and we’re coming back! On July 17, 2013, William and Judith Scheide welcome The Philadelphia Orchestra for their Fifth Annual Scheide “Midsummer Celebration” concert at 8:00 PM in Princeton University’s Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall. Each year, these Princeton-area philanthropists and devoted patrons of the arts welcome renowned ensembles the world over to their “annual summer concert celebrating Princeton’s place in the New Jersey classical music scene.” Guest conductor Mark Laycock—who made his Philadelphia Orchestra conducting debut nearly 30 years ago—will lead the program featuring Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 1 (“Classical”), Weber’s Overture to Oberon, Brahms’s Variations on a Theme of Haydn, and Schumann’s Symphony No. 1 (“Spring”).
This year celebrates the fifth anniversary of the series’ inception and marks the first Orchestra performance in Princeton since its last appearance at McCarter Theater in 1964. For more information visit www.scheideconcerts.com. Pre-sale tickets are available now and can be purchased by visiting www.princeton.edu/utickets or calling 609.258.9220.