Kenneth Bean will conduct a concert by the Princeton Symphony Orchestra
PRINCETON, NJ — Newly appointed Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) assistant conductor Kenneth Bean will make his podium debut on Saturday, February 5 at 8 p.m. It will be followed by another performance on February 6 at 4 p.m.
Violinist Alexi Kenny will make his PSO debut with his interpretation of Jean Sibelius’ Violin Concerto. On the program, the Ballad in A minor op. 33 and Antonin Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”.
Both concerts will take place at the Richardson Auditorium on the campus of Princeton University. Attendees are required to wear masks at all times inside the building, be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and must have received boosters, if eligible.
Edward T. Cone’s music director, Rossen Milanov, said he’s thrilled the orchestra is back in the Richardson Auditorium and Bean is opening the spring 2022 season. “We call Richardson home. is a very special and intimate concert hall with a wonderful sense of history, and our musicians produce exceptional sound here,” said Milanov. “I am delighted to have Kenneth Bean as my artistic partner and know he can expect a warm welcome from our customers.”
A bandleader in the Philadelphia area, as well as an active freelance trumpeter, Bean was named associate conductor Georg and Joyce Albers-Schoberg at the PSO in October of last year. He received a Bachelor of Music from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and a Masters of Music Education from Jackson State University.
Meanwhile, violinist Kenney is the winner of the 2013 Guild of Concert Artists Competition and laureate of the 2012 Menuhin Competition. Born in Palo Alto, California, Alexi is a graduate of the New England Conservatory in Boston, where he earned his artist diploma as a pupil of Miriam Fried and Donald Weilerstein.
Tickets for the February 5 and 6 performances at Richardson Auditorium start at $20, youth (ages 5-17) are half price. To purchase tickets, visit princetonsymphony.org or call 609-497-0020.