The Princeton Symphony Orchestra reports that it ended its 2011 fiscal year on June 30 with a balanced budget of just over $1 million, marking 10 straight years that the orchestra has kept its finances in the black. “The PSO continuously seeks to increase the orchestra’s offerings and services to the community, yet is able to do so while exercising careful fiscal discipline,” said Executive Director Melanie Clarke in a statement. “Our healthy financial position will allow us to present new and exciting programs to the public in the 2011-2012 season.” Led by Music Director Rossen Milanov, the PSO performs classics, pops, and family concerts and produces a variety of education programs in partnership with local schools and arts organizations. Highlights of the coming season include a season-opening Visions of America concert featuring music of Ives, Korngold, and Dvořák on October 2 as part of the PSO’s annual collaboration with the Princeton University Art Museum; and Prokofiev’s incidental music to Eugene Onegin as part of a newly discovered theatrical adaptation of the original Pushkin prose poem, a joint production with Princeton University’s music, drama, and dance departments.

Posted September 1, 2011