The Plainfield Symphony Orchestra
New Jersey's Oldest Community Symphony Orchestra

Since 1919, performing a mix of classical and pops concerts at the Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church in Plainfield.

Plainfield Symphony celebrates 102 Years with a return to live music.

For the 2021-2022 Plainfield Symphony Orchestra concert season, until further notice from the board of the Plainfield Symphony Society, Inc., all concert attendees (adults and children), musicians, artists, staff, and anyone who enters our rehearsal or performance space during rehearsal or performance, must show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 before entering. Audience attendees and staff members must wear masks.  Musicians will mask when practical.
This commitment to returning to performances with audiences is matched by an equally strong commitment to the health and safety of everyone associated with the PSO, including patrons, staff and musicians. We thank you for your understanding and compliance.
Beginning with the 2021-2022 Season, all PSO Concerts will be livestreamed on our website, Facebook page and YouTube channel.
January 22, 2022 at 3 pm

Annual Free Family Concert
"Cultural Salute"
Discover music by American Black composers:
- Ulysses S. Kay (Six Dances for String Orchestra) and
-William Grant Still (Danzas de Panama) and 
Venezuelan composer Aldemaro Romero (Fuga Con Pajarillo)


Evelyn Estava, Concertmaster

Francisco Salazar, Assistant Concertmaster

Michael Avagliano, Principal Second

Claire Caponigro

Heather Fitzpatrick

Jenise Grice

Rebecca Harris Lee

Shirley Li

Andras Nagy

Steven Ridge

Michael Schneider

Alyson Whelan

Claire Wilson  

Meet the Composers

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Ulysses S. Kay (1917-1995)
William Grant Still (1895-1978)
Aldemaro Romero (1928-2007)


Gabriela Rengel, Principal

Pauline Bradshaw

Mark Giannini

Karen Kamp

Cynthia Killian

Effie Yuen             


Gerall Heiser, Principal

James Celestino

Douglas Hardin                            



James Potter, Principal

Darla Coolman

Maria Ogorek

Roosevelt Porter

Meet Music Director

Maestro Charles Prince

Maestro Charles Prince

Meet Music Director 

Charles Prince
Plainfield Symphony Orchestra