Princeton Symphony to premiere Cone works on visually-inspired program

Posted on: November 11, 2011

In Friday’s (11/11) Times of Trenton (New Jersey), Ross Amico writes, “From an ominous journey to ‘The Isle of the Dead’ to the tintinnabulation of ‘The Bells,’ two rarely heard works of Sergei Rachmaninoff frame Sunday’s concert of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra. Evocative music of Rachmaninoff and Princeton composer Edward T. Cone will be featured, as the PSO explores works that take their inspiration not only from other artistic sources (painting, literature and the performing arts), but from an emotional reservoir common to us all. The concert is part of ‘Memory and the Work of Art,’ a year of exhibitions, performances and lectures exploring the relationship between the arts and cultural memory. The venture is a collaborative effort organized by arts and cultural institutions at Princeton University and in the Princeton community. … In between the Rachmaninoff works will be two world premiere performances of music by Cone. Cone, who died in 2004, was renowned as a scholar and writer on music, yet his own significant musical contributions are seldom heard. … [Music Director Rossen] Milanov has been an outspoken champion of Princeton composers.”

Photo by George Pitcher

Posted November 11, 2011