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“It’s always a privilege to be able to play, but playing at home brings so many special factors into play,” said Hoffmeyer. “Outside of the last year, I have lived in New England, New Jersey and the UK since I was 15, so my family and friends back home have rarely been able to attend my events. concerts. Playing with the symphony – at the same place where I had my first performance with them in 2012 – really feels like “coming home” to me, and it’s a blessing I’m very grateful for.

This fall, Hoffmeyer began his PhD in Comparative Literature at Yale.

“Although my studies keep me busy, I hope to continue playing and performing as much as possible,” he said. “I’m not sure yet what form this might take, but I also plan to continue hosting the types of interdisciplinary concerts that I have been able to present at Princeton through my founding of the Princeton Chamber Music Society. “

Terry Roberts, FSO Conductor and Music Director, said: “I am always amazed and thrilled with all the talent that comes from the community of Florence. John is definitely one of those people, and I can’t wait to work with him on this gig.

In accordance with UFA policies, members of the public are required to wear a mask or face covering while at the PAC site. At the moment, there will be no concession sale during the show according to Bud Simmons, director of the FMU Performing Arts Center.

Corina C. Butler

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