Princeton Symphony Orchestra to salute PHS Class of 2021 with an outdoor concert May 26

The Princeton Symphony Orchestra will salute Princeton High School seniors with an outdoor concert featuring works by American composers. The concert will be performed by the orchestra’s brass quintet at 4 p.m. on May 26 on Palmer Square.

An anonymous donor who is a former Princeton High School parent is sponsoring the concert in honor of all PHS seniors. The performance is free and open to the public, and will take place rain or shine. Tickets and advance registration are not required. Social distancing and other health protocols will be followed.

“These seniors have successfully weathered an unusually challenging year,” said Princeton Symphony Orchestra Executive Director Marc Uys. “We acknowledge all their efforts to date, and salute them in the way that comes most naturally to us – through music.”

The musicians of the brass quintet have performed as part of the orchestra’s outdoor chamber series this season at Morven Museum & Garden. They are: Jerry Bryant and Thomas Cook, trumpets; Jonathan Clark, horn; Lars Wendt, trombone; and Jonathan Fowler, tuba.

Acting Princeton High School Principal Jared Warren thanked the orchestra and said the concert is a wonderful way to acknowledge students’ accomplishments during difficult times.

“Congratulations to our class of 2021. Our seniors have persevered through a challenging and adverse school year, and deserve recognition for their efforts.”