Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

PSO Soundtracks: The Piano We Know, and the Mysteries of Mozart’s “Pianos”

September 18, 2019, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Like no other instrument, a piano melds the magic of music with the magic of engineering — and the modern piano is bigger and more powerful than the instruments of Mozart’s time. In anticipation of the all-Mozart concerts that will open the Princeton Symphony’s 2019-2020 season, James Barron will look into the mysteries of Mozart’s “pianos” and at how a modern concert grand comes into being at the Steinway & Sons factory in Astoria, Queens, not far from La Guardia Airport. Barron is a New York Times reporter and the author of “Piano: The Making of a Steinway Concert Grand,” which followed one piano from start to finish.

Presented in partnership with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra.


September 18, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Event Categories:


Newsroom – Second Floor
65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States
+ Google Map


In-House Program Category
Staff Contact
Nora Walsh
Setup Required
45 chairs
The library and Princeton Symphony Orchestra present a series of lectures to deepen the concert-going experience by explaining more about the music being performed and the orchestra itself. Topics and presenters will be updated closer to the event date.Presented in partnership with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra.
Princeton Symphony Orchestra
Informational Website
PSO Soundtracks
Promotional Materials
Handbill (5.5 x 8.5)
Max Number of Attendees
Age Groups
Adult, All Ages, Kids, Teens
Status of Post
P - Ready for M to Edit