About Us

Who We Are, What We Do

The Princeton Festival is the premiere summer program of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO), a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization based in Princeton, NJ. Since 2005, The Princeton Festival’s annual season has offered a multi-genre festival of the performing arts, including fully-staged operas, musical theater, jazz, chamber music, symphonic concerts, piano, organ and vocal recitals, dance, world music, and a piano competition.

We feature nationally-renowned professional artists as well as partnering with other New Jersey performing arts organizations. Our presentations have received critical praise in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Opera News, Opera Magazine, and New Jersey press. We are especially proud to have been awarded the coveted Citation of Excellence from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts in 2013.

We also offer a free public lecture series prior to each season and engage students and adults alike through our intergenerational educational programs.

PSO Board of Trustees

Stephanie Wedeking, Chair
Anne VanLent, Vice Chair
Michael S. Mathews, Treasurer
Nora Duffy Decker, Secretary

Paul H. Allen
Carol Anderson
Marcia Atcheson
Elizabeth B. Beers
Derek Bermel
Kathleen Biggins
Marcia Bossart
Nora Duffy Decker
John Ellis
Julian Grant
George T. Harvey
Deborah A. Herrington
B. Sue Howard
Thomas V. Lento
Anastasia Marty
Mark S. Nurse
Costa Papastephanou
Elizabeth Pepek
Jacqueline O. Phares
Ruta K. Smithson
Pete Taft
Benedikt von Schröder
Elizabeth Protage Walsh
Louise Wellemeyer


Melanie Clarke
Debora Haines
Cynthia Hillas
Richard J. Levine
Yvonne Marcuse, Chair Emerita
Ingrid W. Reed
Anne Reeves
Caren Sturges, Chair Emerita
Jay Vawter