Wednesday’s (6/10) Princeton Packet (New Jersey) reports, “Rossen Milanov, associate conductor of The Philadelphia Orchestra and artistic director of The Philadelphia Orchestra at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts, has been named music director and conductor of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra, effective July 1. The announcement was made Tuesday at The Nassau Club in downtown Princeton. The news, which coincides with the announcement of the orchestra’s 30th anniversary season, is the result of an intensive, two-year search. Mr. Milanov has signed a three-year contract with the Princeton Symphony. Mr. Milanov is also music director of Symphony in C in Camden (formerly the Haddonfield Symphony), one of three professional training orchestras in the United States, and the New Symphony Orchestra in his native city of Sofia, Bulgaria. … With the Philadelphia Orchestra, Mr. Milanov’s recent concert highlights have included critically acclaimed concerts on the orchestra’s summer series at the Mann Center; subscription performances of Britten’s Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, and Elgar’s “Enigma” Variations; Adams’s Violin Concerto and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 15; a highly-praised production of Stravinsky’s “The Soldier’s Tale,” and the world premiere of Nicholas Maw’s English Horn Concerto.”

Posted June 10, 2009