Pulitzer Prize winning composer, member of the award winning contemporary voice group Room Full of Teeth, and violinist for the Princeton Symphony Orchestra Caroline Shaw will be a Princeton presence on Saturday, March 12, and Sunday, March 13.
On March 12 at noon, Shaw first will greet visitors at the Pi Day Princeton Symphony Orchestra Kids of All Ages Violin Exhibition at noon at the Nassau Inn. The project highlights Albert Einstein’s training as an active violinist.
Then at 4 p.m. she and PSO music director and conductor Rossen Milanov share a public discussion about the creation of Shaw’s new work “Lo” for Violin and Orchestra. Called by Shaw “part violin concerto, part symphonic poem,” the work was co-commissioned by the PSO and the North Carolina and Indianapolis symphony orchestras in support of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s MusicNOW Festival. The free event is at the Arts Council of Princeton, 102 Witherspoon Street.
On Sunday, March 13, the PSO brings Shaw center stage to both talk and perform. At 3 p.m. she again joins Milanov to discuss her work in a pre-concert presentation at Richardson Auditorium on the Princeton University campus.
At 4 p.m. she performs the solo of “Lo” during the PSO’s “Beholding Brahms” concert, with Milanov conducting. Jean Sibelius’ Pohjola’s Daughter, Op. 49 and Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68 complete the program.
Tickets range from $30 to $75 and include the 3 p.m. pre-concert talk. 609-497-0020 or princetonsymphony.org.