Princeton Symphony to film “Fanfare for the Common Man” in downtown Princeton, NJ

Posted on: October 9, 2020

On October 12, the Princeton Symphony Orchestra will head to Princeton, New Jersey’s Palmer Square to shoot a film of Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man featuring its brass and percussion musicians, led by Music Director Rossen Milanov. Filming will be done between 3:30 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. by PCK Media, directed by Eric Schultz, and will use multiple cameras, including a drone camera. At 5 p.m., the musicians will perform the entire fanfare for shoppers, families, and anyone in the vicinity. The filming and performance, with an October 13 rain date, are open to the public; audience members are likely to be included in the filming. The project is the brainchild of PSO Executive Director Marc Uys, who says, “For many of the musicians involved, this project represents their first and only work in six months. They are extremely grateful, and excited to be playing with colleagues again. The final product will be a high-quality piece, shining a light on Princeton Symphony Orchestra and Princeton’s vibrant downtown.”