A Tempo: Youth Choirs, Orchestras Plan for Season Ahead

Sep 10, 2020

Lynnel Joy Jenkins leads one of the ensembles of the Princeton Girlchoir, which will be going virtual this Fall.

As with the rest of the performing arts world, youth ensembles have had to re-imagine their Fall seasons to find ways to continue bringing their students opportunities for rehearsals and instruction. This Saturday on A Tempo (9/12 at 7), host Rachel Katz checks in with Westrick Music Academy (home of the Princeton Girlchoir and Princeton Boychoir) and the Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey, which in partnering with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra in an arrangement that brings PSO Assistant Conductor Nell Flanders to the YOCJ as its conductor. The guests will be Westrick Academy Artistic Director Lynnel Joy Jenkins and Executive Director Hilary Butler, Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey Executive Director Larisa Epps, and Princeton Symphony Orchestra Executive Director Marc Uys.

Nell Flanders, assistant conductor of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra, will become the symphonic conductor of the Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey through a partnership between the two orchestras.