The Ripberger family
at a POPS concert.

The Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) introduces new and younger audiences to orchestral music through its popular Holiday POPS! Concert December 15 and exciting Saturday Evening POPS! on January 26, a showcase of music of the stage and screen featuring vocalist Ryan Silverman. Both concerts take place in historic Richardson Auditorium on the campus of Princeton University.

These events are a great opportunity for a family outing or date night. PSO Executive Director Marc Uys says, “POPS! concerts offer a mix of familiar melodies combined with the rich sound of a live orchestra. It’s a rare treat to hear a star of Ryan’s caliber backed onstage by a full orchestra.”

On Saturday, December 15, the PSO performs two concerts, at 3 and 6 p.m., with the Princeton High School Choir. Led by Music Director Rossen Milanov, the orchestra performs many holiday favorites including Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride and A Christmas Festival carol sing-along with the choir and audience members.

Patrons attending the January 26 Saturday Evening POPS! concert start the year off on a lively note with familiar cabaret and musical theater standards performed by Broadway star Ryan Silverman and the Princeton Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Michelle Merrill, Music Director of the Coastal Symphony of Georgia. A great concert to bring a sweetheart to, laying the groundwork for Valentine’s Day.

Princeton Symphony Orchestra’s POPS! concerts regularly sell out. Families and groups should order tickets early. Tickets for both PSO POPS! concerts at Richardson Auditorium are on sale now. Admission for Holiday POPS! Seasonal Delights is $58, $48, and $28 (student) and tickets for Saturday Evening POPS! are $35 and up.

To order, visit or call 609-497-0020. Dates, times, programs, and artists subject to change.

About the Princeton Symphony Orchestra. The PSO)is a cultural centerpiece of the Princeton community and one of New Jersey’s finest music organizations, a position established through performances of beloved masterworks, innovative music by living composers, and an extensive network of educational programs offered to area students free of charge.

Led by Music Director Rossen Milanov, the PSO presents orchestral, pops, and chamber music programs of the highest artistic quality, supported by lectures and related events that supplement the concert experience. Through PSO BRAVO!, the orchestra produces wide-reaching and impactful education programs in partnership with local schools and arts organizations that culminate in students attending a live orchestral performance.

The PSO receives considerable support from the Princeton community and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, regularly garnering NJSCA’s highest honor. Recognition of engaging residencies and concerts has come from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the PSO’s commitment to new music has been acknowledged with an ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming and a Copland Fund Award. PSO is the only independent, professional orchestra to make its home in Princeton.

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