Princeton University Sinfonia

WELCOME to all Princeton Musicians and the wonderful Class of 2025!!

This Fall 2021, Sinfonia will be an active and dynamic part of the Princeton musical scene.  We will be able to play in person, while following all required masking protocol. Recognizing that many of us are easing back into campus life and finding the right balance that includes a musical family and meaningful connections, Sinfonia just might provide that perfect balance. We will rehearse, perform, and enjoy being together as an ensemble. 

To all musicians who auditioned during the orchestras @ princeton audition process — thank you!!!! It has been so great meeting you! Lists will be posted on the orchestra.princeton.edu website by Tuesday afternoon, 9/7/21. To those unsure about individual plans for this semester, please check out Sinfonia and talk with Ruth Ochs.  Princeton can allow your musical dreams to happen and you will grow and develop. Sinfonia is deeply committed to that. 

Repertory plans for Fall 2021: 

Concert 1 — date/time tbd: Saint-Saens, Danse macabre; Haydn, Overture to The Deserted Island, Marianna Martinez, Overture to Issac, and more

Concert 2 — Saturday, November 20, 2021, 7:30Pm, Richardson Auditorium: Joaquin Turina, Danzas fantasticas; Chavez, Toccata for Percussion Ensemble; Sibelius, Symphony No. 3 

Sinfonia’s regular rehearsals are Mondays and Thursdays at 8-10pm ET in Lee Rehearsal Room (forum level of Effron in LCA). Our first official rehearsal will be Thursday, September 9, 2021.  

If, as the semester rolls along, you find yourself needing music and community, please reach out.  Fall 2021 will be filled with meaningful exploration how valuable music is as an art form and as a wonderful way to connect with each other. The Sinfonia community is endearing and devoted, and we would love to meet you. 

Please email any questions to Dr. Ruth Ochs (rochs at princeton dot edu), and we look forward to meeting and welcoming new musicians.