The Princeton Symphony Orchestra will present an interactive wine tasting and opera event, NOTES OF WINE AND SONG

The Princeton Symphony Orchestra’s Princeton Festival Guild offers an interactive wine tasting and operatic event, Notes of Wine and Song, on Sunday, October 2. The event features tenor and sommelier Hak Soo Kim, and will take place at Cobblestone Creek Country Club from 3-5:30 p.m. Proceeds will go directly to the PSO’s Princeton Festival in preparation for performances in June 2023.

Hak Soo will perform opera arias accompanied by special wines for attendees to taste. Guild event planners Pamela Bristol, Debbie Herman, Kerry Perretta and Carol Wojciechowicz also hosted light meals, live music and a special preview of the 2023 Princeton Festival by PSO Executive Director Marc Uys .

Hak Soo Kim is head sommelier at Per Se, a three-star Michelin restaurant in New York. Hak Soo discovered wine after a distinguished career under the direction of Plácido Domingo at the Los Angeles Opera, where he specialized in the Bel Canto repertoire and performed alongside the LA Philharmonic in some of the halls the most notable in the country, including the Hollywood Bowl and the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Ticket tiers are $100 and up. The reservation deadline is Wednesday, September 14. For more information, visit princetonsymphony.org/festival or contact Beth Leman at 609-497-0020 / [email protected]

The Princeton Festival Guild supports the Festival’s many educational and community engagement programs designed to excite, inform, inspire and invite discovery and engagement. Guild members play a vital role in the overall success of the Festival by supporting Festival events, organizing fundraisers and providing hospitality to artists. Guild volunteers participate in all aspects of the many educational and community enrichment programs for which the Princeton Festival is known, an essential part of the Festival’s mission.

The Princeton Festival is the award-winning performing arts festival of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra. Its wide-ranging seasons have played a vital role in the cultural life of its community since 2005. The Festival features professional productions of multiple events each June, including opera, musical theatre, jazz, dance, choral music , baroque concerts, chamber music, recitals. , pop concerts, an annual piano competition, poetry readings, and more. Its series of free conferences, events and workshops attracts more than a thousand participants each year. The Festival has received five NEA grants for its innovative programs, which have received acclaim from the Philadelphia Inquirer, New York Times, Opera News and other major media outlets. It is also a five-time winner of NJArts.com’s People’s Choice poll as “Favorite Opera Company”. The Princeton Festival’s mission is to enrich the communities it serves through distinctive and diverse programs that excite, inform, inspire and invite discovery and engagement.

ABOUT THE PRINCETON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

The Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) is a cultural centerpiece of the Princeton community and one of New Jersey’s finest musical organizations, a position established through performances of beloved masterpieces, innovative music by living composers and an extensive network of educational programs available to students in the region. free. Led by Edward T. Cone’s Music Director, Rossen Milanov, the PSO presents orchestral, pop and chamber music programs of the highest artistic quality, supported by lectures and related events that complement the concert experience. Its flagship summer program, the Princeton Festival, brings an array of performing arts and artists to Princeton for several weeks in June. Through PSO BRAVO!, the orchestra produces large-scale, impactful educational programs in partnership with schools and local arts organizations that culminate in student participation in a live orchestral performance. The PSO receives tremendous support from the Princeton community and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, consistently earning the NJSCA’s highest honor. Recognition for residencies and engaging concerts came from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the PSO’s commitment to new music was recognized with an ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming and a Copland Fund Award. The only independent, professional orchestra to call Princeton home, the PSO performs in the historic Richardson Auditorium on the campus of Princeton University.

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