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Violinist Stefan Jackiw, Pianist Jeremy Denk offer performances, musical insights
Nov. 11, 2019

Violinist Stefan Jackiw kicks off Princeton University Concert's new educational outreach program with a visit to the Trenton Central High School Orchestra.

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Music Man: Chen ’19 Creates — and Conducts — an Orchestra for Trenton-Area Youth
July 10, 2019

TYO Director Lou Chen '19 discusses his work with TYO and a recent violin donation made to inaugural concertmaster Melki Garcia-Perez.

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PU Senior Shares Musical Knowledge With Trenton High School Students
April 3, 2019

TYO Director Lou Chen '19 discusses his journey with the orchestra and the Dudamel residency.

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Dudamel! Anatomy of a cross-campus residency
March 25, 2019

An excerpt from the story, describing a private campus tour for Maestro Dudamel and his wife that was led by TYO Director Lou Chen '19:

The tiny entourage walks to the next stop, Mathey College Common Room. Chen picks up a baton and leads the 

A music lesson and a lesson in music in Trenton
Feb. 28, 2019

TYO inaugural concertmaster Melki Garcia-Perez shares his musical journey--from the Looney Tunes cartoons that cultivated his love for classical music, to his dream of someday playing in a professional orchestra.

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TYO Director Lou Chen participates in El Sistema panel discussion with Maestro Dudamel and Anne Fitzgibbon *98
Jan. 9, 2019

Earlier today, TYO Director Lou Chen '19 participated in a panel discussion about El Sistema, a publicly financed music education program for underserved children founded in Venezuela in 1975, which has now grown to provide music access to young students around the world. Joining him on the panel were Maestro Gustavo Dudamel and Anne Fitzgibbon…

TYO performs for Maestro Dudamel
Dec. 11, 2018

Last Sunday, the Trenton Youth Orchestra gave a special performance of music from Harry Potter for Maestro Gustavo Dudamel. In addition to serving as Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra, Maestro Dudamel is the Artist-in-Residence for Princeton University Concerts' 125th anniversary season. …

Chen ’19, Pace Center lead music accessibility movement in Trenton
Dec. 2, 2018

Last Friday, the Daily Princetonian covered "Tigers in Trenton!"--a showcase of Princeton student talent for Trenton students, and the first event of its kind. Co-sponsored by the Pace Center for Civic Engagement and the Princeton Chamber Music Society, the event took place at Trenton Central High School-VPA, and featured performances from…

TYO Director Lou Chen receives Fisher Award
Nov. 26, 2018

TYO Director Lou Chen '19 has been awarded the A. James Fisher, Jr. Memorial Award for his work with the Trenton Youth Orchestra. The prize, administered by the Pace Center for Civic Engagement, is given annually to a graduating senior who demonstrates an entrepreneurial spirit, zest for life, love of people, and loyalty to Princeton through…

TYO Director Lou Chen receives Santos-Dumont Prize
June 1, 2017

TYO Director Lou Chen '19 has been awarded the Santos-Dumont Prize for Innovation for his work with the Trenton Youth Orchestra. This prize is sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate students and recognizes a unique and creative program, event, initiative, or project from the past academic year which has had wide-reaching impact…