Princeton Symphony Orchestra & the Princeton Festival to Merge

By Nicolas Quiroga

The Princeton Symphony Orchestra and the Princeton Festival, Princeton’s two main non-profit music organizations, have announced that they will merge under the legal entity of Princeton Symphony Orchestra, Inc.

Once the merger is completed this summer, the new orchestra will have more resources to present live performances of classical, pop, chamber music, and “PSO BRAVO” education programs. The festival will retain its name and will continue as an artistic program of the PSO.

“The merger will have stronger positions and the proven resilience of both organizations. We will pave the way for creativity, making the arts available to our community,” said PSO Executive Director Marc Uys in a press release.

“The merger will create an organization combined with creative, artistic, and financial force, which will provide future growth and change in the arts,” added Princeton Festival Board Chairman Benedikt Von Schroeder, who assured that he sees the fusion as a positive move.

The new organization was made possible by the collaboration between Mr. Uys, Mr. Von Schroeder, Mr. Milanov, Yvonne Marcuse, Stephanie Wedeking, and Michael S. Mathews.