In 2020, the Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) announced a new partnership with the Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey (YOCJ). The partnership is the formalization of an ongoing relationship established through the PSO’s BRAVO! education program which encourages young musicians and their families to be exposed to extensive performance repertoire and be inspired by professional artists.
Under the baton of the PSO’s Georg and Joyce Albers-Schonberg Assistant Conductor Kenneth Bean, the YOCJ Symphonic Orchestra explores advanced orchestral repertoire alongside their peers from high school programs across the state. Students benefit from enriching masterclasses, sectionals, coaching sessions, and side-by-side opportunities with musicians of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra.