On Thursday, September 10 at 7 pm, in partnership with the Princeton Public Library, the Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) Soundtracks Series presents “What’s the Score?” in the library’s Community Room. Following up on last year’s sale of the original manuscript of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Second Symphony, conductor and professor Christopher Lyndon-Gee leads a panel discussion on the importance of composers’ original manuscripts to collectors, historians, musicians, musicologists, and, ultimately, fans of classical music. Additional
panelists include cellist Wendy Sutter and classical music writer and radio personality Ross Amico.
Christopher Lyndon-Gee’s more than seventy compact disc releases have attracted no less than five Grammy nominations. Based in New York, he is Professor of Music and Music Director of the symphony orchestra at Adelphi University, where he holds courses in composition and music.
Wendy Sutter is heralded as “one of the great leading cellists of the classical stage” by the Wall Street Journal. She has proven herself as one of the leading soloists of her generation. Career highlights include touring with the Academy Award-winning composer/conductor Tan Dun, accompanying Mikhail Baryshnikov, and, most recently, performing for Bill and Melinda Gates at the Library of Congress in Washington DC. Sutter plays on the Ex-Vatican Stradivarius a viola da gamba built in Cremona in 1620 by the great luthier Nicolo Amati. It was adapted to a cello by the master and his most famous student, Antonio Stradivari.
Many are familiar with Ross Amico’s voice introducing classical music heard on local stations WWFM and WPRB, and WRTI in Philadelphia. He also writes a regular classical music column for The Times of Trenton and curates his own collection of classical music books and ephemera.
Soundtracks: “What’s the Score?” is a prelude to the PSO’s Graceful Pairings September 27 concert. Rachmaninoff’s Second Symphony will be performed by the orchestra along with composer Anna Clyne’s new work The Seamstress, featuring the highly acclaimed violinist Jennifer Koh as soloist.
Admission is free and open to the public; the discussion will take place in the Princeton Public Library’s Community Room. Refreshments will be served.
The Soundtracks series explores music and related topics, providing glimpses into the classical music world and what goes on behind-the-scenes at the PSO, Princeton’s only professional orchestra. Additional Soundtracks events are scheduled for Wednesday evenings at 7 pm: October 28, January 20, March 2, and May 4.