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Book rates Princeton University as "best of best" for gays, lesbians - One of top 20 campuses in nation according to "The advocate College Guide for LGBT Students"

08/08/2006

Authors: Hilary Parker

The Princeton Packet

According to "The Advocate College Guide for LGBT Students", Princeton University is in the top 20 best campuses for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgenter students. The University's new LGBT Center opened in march of thie year, expanding upon the older LGBT student office.

Fenwick Hospitality Group ( Agricola Eatery) to Partner with Princeton University to Operate a Bar and Bistro at the Arts and Transit Project

12/02/2015

Princeton University has selected Fenwick Hospitality Group as its partner to operate a bar and bistro that are part of the Arts and Transit Project. The company's founder, Jim Nawn, who has been a Princeton area resident since 1999, owns Agricola, a popular Princeton eatery that offers a farm-to-table menu, in association with Great Road Farm.

The development of the Arts and Transit Project encompasses an area along University Place and Alexander Street just south of McCarter Theatre Center and just east of Forbes College. The two dining options will be a bar and bistro located in the former north and south station buildings, respectively.

Continue reading this story at http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S44/82/96E14/index.xml?section=topstories

Valid from 12/02/2015 to 01/30/2016

Piano Phenomenon Igor Levit's Only East Coast Appearance at Princeton University February 4

01/05/2016

Twenty-eight-year-old piano star Igor Levit will make his only East Coast recital appearance in a Princeton University Concerts debut on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 8PM in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall. After mesmerizing ten sold-out audiences this past December at New York City's Park Avenue Armory and setting critics ablaze for his interpretation of J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations in collaboration with performance artist Marina Abramovi?, this revolutionary young pianist will present J.S. Bach's Partita No. 4 in D Major BWV 828, Ludwig van Beethoven's "Tempest" Sonata No. 17 in D Minor Op. 31 No. 2, Franz Schubert's Moments musicaux Op. 94 D. 780, and Sergei Prokofiev's Sonata No. 7 in B-flat Major Op. 83. Levit will teach a master class, free and open to the public, to Princeton University students at 11AM in Taplin Auditorium prior to his recital. Princeton University Professor Scott Burnham will offer his thoughts on the program in a pre-concert talk at 7PM, free to all ticketholders.

When he made his debut at London's Queen Elizabeth Hall, Levit so astounded the audience that they forgot to applaud in between pieces, completely hypnotized by his playing. Ever since, he has continued to surpass and reshape the standard of piano virtuosity, boldly and triumphantly taking on projects that most musicians would not approach until much later in their careers. It is rare for such a young performer to so ubiquitously and tangibly take the world by storm, and even more rare when their music is as transcendent; "revelatory experiences like this don't come often in a lifetime." (BBC Music Magazine) Although critical acclaim has followed him all around the world, Levit does not get swept up in distracting ostentation; his playing is remarkably full of "technical brilliance, tonal allure, intellectual drive, and an elusive quality that the Germans indicate with the word Innigkeit, or inwardness." (The New Yorker) He has achieved the remarkable feat of asserting himself as both the most novel as well as one of the most respected of pianists within an extraordinarily short period of time.

In a concert series so intent on bringing performances "up close" and presenting the infinite youth and endlessly exciting possibility of classical music, Igor Levit—his magnetic sound, his youthful passion, the searching yet confident nature of his interpretations—promises to be the crux of Princeton University Concert's mission. Although already so well-respected, Levit is still at the beginning of his career. We are lucky to catch him at Princeton just as he is taking off.

TICKETS: $50, $40, $25 General; $10 Students. Tickets are available online at princetonuniversityconcerts.org, by phone at 609-258-9220, or in person two hours prior to the concert at the Richardson Auditorium Box Office

Valid from 01/05/2016 to 02/05/2016

February Music Events at Princeton University

02/01/2016

It may be a shorter month, but just as much (if not more) music to look forward to!
Reminder: you can always update what kinds of events you'd like to be notified about by filling out this brief form.

 

Feb 4, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

Before his recital in Richardson Auditorium at 8PM as part of the Princeton University Concerts Classics Seriespiano virtuoso Igor Levit will work with three talented Princeton students. This class, free and open to the public, is an extraordinary opportunity to hear a truly extraordinary piano master's thoughts on three gems from the piano repertoire. 

 

PROGRAM:

BACH Overture in the French Style, BWV 831 

performed by Edward Leung '16
BEETHOVEN First Movement of Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Op. 110 

performed by Paul von Autenried '16

SCHUMANN Carnaval, Op. 9 

performed by 

Paul Noh 

'16

 

FREE and open to the public. 

No reservations required. 

 

Feb 4, 2016 at 8:00pm

Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

 

Twenty-eight-year-old piano star Igor Levit will make his only East Coast recital appearance in a Princeton University Concerts debut after mesmerizing ten sold-out audiences this past December at New York City's Park Avenue Armory, and setting critics ablaze for his interpretation of J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations in collaboration with performance artist Marina Abramovic.

 

Princeton University Professor Scott Burnham will offer his thoughts on the program in a pre-concert talk at 7PM, free to all ticket holders.

 

PROGRAM:

BACH Partita No. 4 in D Major, BWV 828
SCHUBERT Moments musicaux, Op. 94, D. 780
BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 17 in D Minor, Op. 31, No. 2 "Tempest"
PROKOFIEV Sonata No. 7 in B-flat Major, Op. 83

 

Tickets $50, $40, $25 general; $10 students; 

Please call 609-258-9220

 

or 

MASTERCLASS WITH 

DAVID SHIFRIN, CLARINET

FREE EVENT | MASTERCLASS

 

Feb 8, 2016 at 7:30pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

Princeton clarinet students will work with David Shifrin, a Grammy-nominated, Avery Fisher Prize-winning clarinetist. In addition to serving as principal clarinetist with the Cleveland Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra (under the baton of none-other than Leopold Stokowski) among others, he has received critical acclaim for his recitals at celebrated venues all over the world. Mr. Schifrin has collaborated with distinguished artists and ensembles such as Guarneri, Tokyo, and Emerson String Quartets, Wynton Marsalis, and pianists Emanuel Ax and André Watts. Having finished his residency at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center as its Artistic Director, he now serves on the faculty at the Yale School of Music.

 

 

FREE and open to the public. No reservations required.

JACK HILL, DOUBLE BASS

FREE EVENT | FACULTY RECITAL

 

Feb 11, 2016 at 7:30pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

Double bassist Jack Hill, a member of the performance faculty, will be joined by cellists Tomasz Rzeczycki and Bartosz Kaczmarski and Princeton University violin students Kristin Qian and Tabitha Oh in a program entitled "Dragonetti's London."

 

Throughout the 18th and early 19th centuries, musicians from Italy and elsewhere in Europe flocked to London, taking full advantage of the British fascination with Italian music and musicians and the many opportunities for freelance musicians. The double bassist, Domenico Dragonetti (1763-1846), was one of those musicians. Dragonetti's skills were legendary and his reputation had proceeded him, Dragonetti was the most sought after bassist and was always asked to lead bass sections, his pay matching many of the top musicians of the day. He was also the featured performer for many of the subscription chamber music concerts held in and around London, often in the home of wealthy patrons, playing both his own compositions and works arranged for double bass.  This recital is a recreation of such a concert.

 

PROGRAM:

BACH                 Trio for Two Cellos and Bass, BWV 1015 arr. Vincent Novello

DRAGONETTI    Duetto for Cello and Double Bass

                            Three Waltzes for Solo Double Bass

ROSSINI             Duetto for Cello and Double Bass

                            String Sonata in A Major

 

FREE and open to the public.  No reservations required.

JAZZ @ CAFÉ VIVIAN

FREE EVENT | PRINCETON UNIVERSITY JAZZ 

 

Feb 11, 2016 at 11:00pm

Café Vivian, Frist Campus Center

 

The Jazz @ Cafe Vivian series continues with the University Jazz Vocal Collectivecoached by Dr. Trineice Robinson-Martin and Dr. Anthony D.J. Branker

 

FREE and open to the public. 

No reservations required. 

ACRONYM: A PERIOD INSTRUMENT CONCERT

FREE EVENT 

 

Feb 15, 2016 at 7:30pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

Baroque string band ACRONYM, whose 2015 recording of Giovanni Valentini's instrumental works was lauded by critics for its "expertise, enthusiasm and an almost tactile sense of timbre" (Gramophone), joins forces with "brilliant and moving" (Early Music America) vocalists of Les Canards Chantants for a program featuring the unusual and enticing large-ensemble sonatas of Giovanni Valentini (c. 1582-1649), once Kapellmeister of the Holy Roman Empire. These works will be coupled with the first modern performances of a number of extracts from his Secondo libro di madrigali (1616).

 

FREE and open to the public.  No reservations required.

MIGUEL ZENÓN, ALTO SAXOPHONE/COMPOSER

FREE EVENT | LECTURE/DISCUSSION

 

Feb 17, 2016 at 7:30pm

Solley Theatre, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts

 

The Program in Latin American Studies presents a Conversation with and Performance by Miguel Zenon, a MacArthur "Genius" Award Fellow, Guggenheim Fellow, and multi-time Grammy nominee. Co-sponsored by the Program in Jazz Studies and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

 

FREE and open to the public.  

No reservations required.

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY 

JAZZ VESPERS ENSEMBLE

FREE EVENT | PRINCETON UNIVERSITY JAZZ 

 

Feb 17, 2016 at 8:00pm

Princeton University Chapel

 

The University Jazz Vespers Ensemble gives a free performance in the unique atmosphere of the University Chapel.

 

FREE and open to the public.   

No reservations required.

"SOUND OF BAMBOO"

RILEY LEE, SHAKUHACHI

FREE EVENT 

 

Feb 19, 2016 at 7:30pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

Riley Lee is a Grandmaster of the Shakuhachi, a Japanese end-blown flute. In 1980 he became the first non-Japanese person to achieve the rank of Grandmaster. In residence at the Department of Music this semester, he will offer a special recital for the community featuring a diverse selection of pieces from the shakuhachi repertoire, performed on a number of different sizes or lengths of instruments. 

 

PROGRAM

Several honkyoku ('main' or 'original pieces'), ancient anonymous works performed and transmitted as spiritual practice within the context of Zen Buddhism. 
 

A work based on the honkyoku style, composed in the early 20th century by Sakai Chikuho I
 

Two modern duets composed by graduate students at Princeton: one by alumna Frances White for shakuhachi and electronic sound, and one by Quinn Collins for shakuhachi and piano.
 

A selection of duos of traditional Celtic tunes arranged by and performed with Prof. Barbara White

A piece from Riley Lee's latest CD, co-composed by the performer and Australian composer John Cleworth.

 

FREE and open to the public. 

No reservations required. 
      

Eric Plutz, Organ

ERIC PLUTZ, ORGAN

FREE EVENT | PERFORMANCE FACULTY 

 

Feb 19, 2016 at 8:00pm

Princeton University Chapel

 

Composer Louis Vierne may be known only to organists, but you will have an opportunity to hear an All-Vierne program that will not be limited to organ-only music. Soprano and Princeton Alumna Sarah van der Ploeg '08 and Performance Faculty violist Jessica Thompson will join University Organist Eric Plutz in a program for Soprano, Viola, Piano and Organ. 

 

FREE and open to the public. 

No reservations required. 
      

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY GLEE CLUB PRESENTS:

LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY GLEE CLUB

 

Feb 20, 2016 at 6:30pm

Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

 

Ladysmith Black Mambazo is a South African choral male group from Ladysmith in KwaZulu-Natal. The four-time Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble will be presented by, and alongside, the Princeton University Glee Club as part of the Glee Club Presents series. Although they could bring down the house with their magnetic dance moves and witty onstage banter alone, today Ladysmith Black Mambazo is celebrated as one of the finest a cappella groups in the world, with a sound that is as captivating as it is unmistakable. Proclaimed by The Guardian as "one of the most revered singing groups on Earth," they are the most enduring ambassadors for South African musical culture for over fifty years. The group's story is indelibly bound to the struggle and extraordinary emergence of the free South African nation at the end of the last century. 

 

Tickets $15 Adults, $5 Students; Please call 609-258-9220

 or 

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY JAZZ FACULTY: 

COMPOSING IN THE MOMENT

FREE EVENT | PRINCETON UNIVERSITY JAZZ

 

Feb 20, 2016 at 8:30pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

Recital with tenor & soprano saxophonist Ralph Bowen, guitarist Bruce Arnold, pianist Michael Cochrane, bassist Brian Glassman, drummer Vince Ector, and musical director Dr. Anthony D. J. Branker

 

FREE and open to the public.  No reservations required.

RICHARDSON CHAMBER PLAYERS:

INVITATION TO THE DANCE

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY CONCERTS EVENT 

 

Feb 21, 2016 at 3:00pm

Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

 

The resident ensemble of performance faculty, distinguished guest artists and supremely talented students presents three concerts each academic year. This will be their second concert of the 2015-16 season.

 

PROGRAM:

LUIGI BOCCHERINI Guitar Quintet in G Major, G. 448 "Fandango"

MAURICE RAVEL La Valse, for Two Pianos

JOHANN STRAUSS, arr. Arnold Schoenberg Emperor Waltzes

MANUEL DE FALLA 7 Canciones populares españoles for Voice and Guitar

DARIUS MILHAUD Scaramouche, Op. 165b for Two Pianos

 

Performers: 
Anna Lim, Violin; Demi Fang '17, Violin; Jessica Thompson, Viola; Susannah Chapman, Cello; Laura Oltman, Guitar; Jayn Rosenfeld, Flute; Jo-Ann Sternberg, Clarinet; Francine Kay, Piano; Paul von Autenried '16, Piano; Min Joo Yi '16, Piano; Rochelle Ellis, Soprano

 

Tickets $15 general; $5 students.

Please call 609-258-9220 

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY 

JAZZ VESPERS ENSEMBLE

FREE EVENT | PRINCETON UNIVERSITY JAZZ 

 

Feb 21, 2016 at 11:00am

Princeton University Chapel

 

The University Jazz Vespers Ensemble gives a free performance in the unique atmosphere of the University Chapel.

 

FREE and open to the public.  

No reservations required.

TETZLAFF TRIO

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY CONCERTS EVENT

 

Feb 25, 2016 at 8:00pm

Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

 

In the crowded and entangled landscape of violin virtuosi, Christian Tetzlaff has achieved superstardom over the course of three decades in the public eye. Following a triumphant solo recital two seasons ago on our series, he returns this year with the Tetzlaff Trio, a rare configuration that includes pianist Lars Vogt and cellist (and sister) Tanja Tetzlaff. It will be the first piano trio on our stage in over ten years, and we are celebrating the occasion with a program of absolute treasures that anchor the 19th-century piano trio repertoire. This is not a collection of artists who tour through the states together more than once in a blue moon, so please be sure to put this one on your calendar. 

 

The Princeton Girlchoir will present a pre-concert performance at 7PM, free to all ticketholders. 

 

PROGRAM:

SCHUMANN Trio No. 2 in F Major, Op. 80

DVORÁK      Trio No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 90, "Dumky"

BRAHMS      Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8

 

Tickets $50, $40, $25 general; $10 students. 

Please call 609-258-9220 

DANA RAMIREZ '16, VIOLIN AND PIANO

FREE EVENT | STUDENT SENIOR RECITAL

 

Feb 28, 2016 at 3:00pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

Dana Ramirez has just returned to campus from London, where she studied at the Royal College of Music this past fall semester as part of Princeton University's partnership with the conservatory. This senior recital is part of the Certificate in Musical Performance. 

 

PROGRAM:

SAINT-SAËNS  Violin Sonata No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 15

                             Dana Ramirez, violin

                             Dasha Koltunyuk, piano

LISZT                Années de pèlerinage II, S.16: No. 5 - Sonetto 104 del Petrarca

                             Dana Ramirez, piano

WIENIAWSKI    Violin Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp Minor, Op. 14

                             Dana Ramirez, violin

                             Gloria Yin, piano

 

FREE and open to the public. No reservations required.

Valid from 02/01/2016 to 03/01/2016

"Princeton Tonight," Princeton University's First and Only Student Television Show Premiers Feb 27

02/19/2016

"Princeton Tonight," Princeton University's first and only student-run broadcast television show, will air its premiere episode on Saturday, February 27th. Hosted by Jordan Salama, the program features interviews with notable figures in the entertainment industry and beyond, as well as sketches and other pre-recorded comedy shorts.  The show is produced out of the Princeton University Broadcast Center in conjunction with Princeton Film Productions. 

The premiere episode features an interview and performance by Billy Joel band member Mike DelGuidice. DelGuidice's story is like no other: a self-taught musician, he's gone from playing piano bars at age 16 to touring the country with the Piano Man himself. 

The show will air throughout central New Jersey on Comcast and Verizon channel 20 at 8 p.m. A premiere screening event will be held in East Pyne 010 on Princeton University's campus at 8 p.m. and is open to the public. The episode will also be available on "Princeton Tonight's" YouTube channel (Princeton Tonight) shortly after it airs. Follow "Princeton Tonight" on Facebook (Princeton Tonight) and Twitter for updates and additional content.

Valid from 02/19/2016 to 02/28/2016

Princeton University’s Theatre Intime Presents Gidion’s Knot

09/27/2015

A parent-teacher conference explodes into an interrogation of women’s roles as nurturers and educators via confrontation: part fistfight, part horror story, part philosophical reflection.

Seven performances of Gidion’s Knot will be held at the Hamilton-Murray Theatre at the following times:

Friday, October 9 at 8pm

Saturday, October 10 at 8pm

Sunday, October 11 at 2pm

Thursday, October 15 at 8pm

Friday, October 16 at 8pm

Saturday, October 17 at 2pm and 7pm

To purchase tickets, visit www.princeton.edu/utickets, Frist Campus Center Box Office (609-258-9220), or buy at the door!

Valid from 09/27/2015 to 10/18/2015

October Music at Princeton University

10/01/2015

October 2015 Music News & Updates 

Welcome in autumn with this incredible range of music! Here's what October 2015 has in store:

JACK Quartet © Henrik Olund

SO PERCUSSION 

WITH JACK QUARTET

 
Oct 1, 2015 at 7:30pm

TONIGHT

Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall
 

We are used to hearing: "please turn off your electronic devices" at most classical music events; this will not be the case when the Edward T. Cone Performers-in-Residence, SO Percussion present their first of two FREE performances in Princeton, joined by the incredibly vibrant JACK String Quartet. These remarkable musicians will not only offer the utterly unique sonority for which they are so famous, created by an extensive range of percussive instruments, but will also push past the frontier of typical instrumentation and venture into incorporating laptops, turntables, and re-purposed golf video game controllers as instruments in works by former Princeton graduate student Andrea Mazzariello, acclaimed composer Tristan Perich, S?'s own Jason Treutingand Princeton Professor Dan Trueman.

 

FREE admission. Reservations required.

Please call 609-258-9220 or RESERVE TICKETS NOW>

 

 
Oct 4, 2015 at 11:00am

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall
 

The Princeton University Glee Club invites one of the world's most renowned early music specialists, soprano Dame Emma Kirkby, to host a masterclass for select Princeton singers.  The class is FREE and open to the public.

 

Emma Kirkby & Jakob Lindberg© Malcolm Crowthers

Oct 4, 2015 at 7:30pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall
 

For 40 years Dame Emma Kirkby's uncommonly crystalline voice, her extraordinarily agile coloratura and her facility to communicate text have been adored by lovers of Renaissance and Baroque music, and have served as the primordial model for many specialists in this repertory. Even today, her recordings of repertoire from Dowland to Bach and beyond are considered "definitive." This is a rare and precious opportunity to hear this master of her craft in recital at Princeton, where she'll be performing a program of 17th Century English repertoire from Dowland to Purcell called "The Golden Age Revived." 

FREE event, but tickets are required. Please call 609-258-9220 or 

Oct 10, 2015 at 8:00pm

Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall
 

University Concert Jazz Ensemble conducted by Dr. Anthony D.J. Branker with guest pianist 

Jim Ridl plus The Jim Ridl Quartet, featuring trumpeter Philip Harper, bassist John Benitez, and drummer Donald Edwards.

Tickets $15 General; $5 Students

FREE for Princeton University Students through "Passport to the Arts"

 

Please call 609-258-9220 or BUY TICKETS NOW>  

       Gallicantus, directed by Gabriel Crouch (left)         © Susan Porter-Thomas

Oct 11, 2015 at 2:00pm & 4:30pm

Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall
 

"Songs of the Sibyl" - The Sibyls of Ancient Greece, we are told, were mystical women with prophetic powers. Princeton Glee Club's own Gabriel Crouch and his renowned Renaissance vocal ensemble bring their words to life in a program of the complete setting by Lassus paired with works by Hildegard von Bingen, and Princeton professors Dan Trueman and Dmitri Tymoczko. Part of the "PUC 125: Performances Up Close" series of one-hour concerts in-the-round, offering the audience the opportunity to sit on stage with the performers. 

Tickets $25 General; $10 Students

FREE for Princeton University Students through "Passport to the Arts"

 

Please call 609-258-9220 or BUY TICKETS ONLINE:

Buy HERE for 2pm

Buy HERE for 4:30pm

Oct 13, 2015 at 8:00pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall
 

After Sunday's concert in Richardson, Gallicantus will perform new works by Princeton graduate composers Jeff Snyder, Alex Dowling, Elliot Cole, Emma O'Halloran, Ninfea Cruttwell-Reade, Viet Cuong, Noah Kaplan, and Amanda Feery.  

 

FREE admission, reservations not required. 

Pavel Haas Quartet © Marco Borggreve

Oct 15, 2015 at 8:00pm

Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall 

 

Known as the foremost arbiters of their homeland's rich Romantic-era music, the Czech Republic-based  Pavel Haas String Quartet offers a few gems from this repertoire by Martinu and Dvo?ák, followed by Beethoven's titan Quartet Op. 59, No. 2 "Razumovsky."

 

Pre-concert talk by Prof. Scott Burnham at 7PM, free to all ticket holders. READ MORE>

 

$50, 40, 25 General; $10 Students

FREE for Princeton University Students through

"Passport to the Arts"

 

Please call 609-258-9220 or BUY TICKETS NOW>  

Oct 18, 2015 at 3:00pm

Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall 

 

Our resident ensemble of performance faculty, distinguished guest artists and supremely talented students will perform works by composers from the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp: 

Pavel Haas, Gideon Klein, Viktor Ullman, Hans Krása and Zikmund Schul. READ MORE>

 

$15 General; $5 Students

FREE for Princeton University Students through"Passport to the Arts"

 

Please call 609-258-9220 or BUY TICKETS NOW>  

ORCHESTRA FEATURING

S? PERCUSSION AND

CONCERTO COMPETITION 

WINNER PAUL CHANG '16, 

CLARINET.

 

Oct 23 & 24, 2015 at 7:30pm

Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall 

 

DAVID LANG                   man made, for percussion quartet and orchestra, 

                                         with S? Percussion

AARON COPLAND         Clarinet Concerto, 

                                         Paul Chang '16, clarinet

ROBERT SCHUMANN    Symphony No. 2, Op. 61

 

$15 General; $5 Students

FREE for Princeton University Students through

"Passport to the Arts"

 

Please call 609-258-9220 or BUY TICKETS ONLINE:

Buy HERE for Oct 23

Buy HERE for Oct 24

Calidore Quartet © Jeffrey Fasano

Oct 27, 2015 at 6:00pm & 9:00pm

Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall 

 

"Composer's Last Words," Part One

If you heard the Calidore Quartet on opening night of the Princeton University Concerts mainstage series collaborating with the Emerson Quartet, here's a great opportunity to get to know them in a different context. They put together a program of the last quartets written by beloved composers Mendelssohn and Mozart before their untimely deaths. A one hour concert offered with the audience on stage in-the-round, as part of Princeton University Concert's new series, "PUC125: Performances Up Close." Part two of "Composer's Last Words" will be offered by the Escher Quartet on March 24, 2016. 

 

Tickets $25 General; $10 Students

FREE for Princeton University Students through"Passport to the Arts"

 

Please call 609-258-9220 or BUY TICKETS ONLINE:

Buy HERE for 6pm

Buy HERE for 9pm

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Valid from 10/01/2015 to 11/01/2015

Music at Princeton University April 2016

03/26/2016

April 2016 Music Events

Welcome in the spring with a vibrant assortment of beautiful music!
Reminder: you can always update what kinds of events you'd like to be notified about by filling out this brief form.

NOAH FISHMAN, COMPOSER

 

April 1, 2016 at 7:30pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

What happens when you try to synthesize and integrate a foreign musical tradition into an existing performance and composition practice? Noah Fishman has explored this in Lyssna, a senior thesis composition and recital. 

 

The recital will feature Lyssna, a string quartet in five movements, as well as solo instrumental pieces, improvisations, and video projections, collectively serving as a prism through which to expand and distill the slanting harmonies and rhythms of Swedish folk music. 

 

Featuring Noah Fishman on electric and upright bass, mandolin, piano, and guitar. Also featuring Emma Powell '17, Samantha Cody '17, Sam Matzner '17, Calvin VanZytveld '19, and a handful of surprise guests!

 

FREE and open to the public. No reservations required.

MASTERCLASS WITH 

FABIAN ALMAZAN 

MASTERCLASS | FREE

 

April 1, 2016 at 12:00pm

McAlpin Hall, Woolworth Center

 

The Program in Jazz Studies is excited to announce that composer/pianist Fabian Almazan will be on campus for a short residency April 1-2, 2016.  An alumnus of the Brubeck Institute and the Manhattan School of Music, Almazan now plays with Terence Blanchard and tours North and South America, Asia and Europe.  Almazan, born in Cuba and raised in Miami, has a style that "rings of multiplicity", according to The New York Times.  Not only are Almazan's compositions noted for their beauty and diversity, but "Almazan's achievement is how he arrays all these contrasting textures and colors into a powerful, conflicted portrait of our time." (Jazz Times)

 

FREE and open to the public. No reservations required.

NATALIE HEJDUK, ORGAN

 

April 2, 2016 at 3:00pm

Princeton University Chapel

 

Natalie Hejduk is the first Princeton student to pursue a Certificate in Performance for the pipe organ.  Her recital will feature German, French, and American organ music from the Baroque era to the twentieth century.

 

FREE and open to the public. No reservations required.

FABIAN ALMAZAN & RHIZOME IN CONCERT

PROGRAM IN JAZZ STUDIES EVENT | FREE

 

April 2, 2016 at 8:00pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

After treating us to a masterclass on April 1, composer/pianist Fabian Almazan will continue his residency by offering a concert with the group Rhizome featuring featuring vocalist/guitarist Camila Meza, bassist Linda Oh, and drummer Henry Cole, with string quartet.
 

FREE and open to the public. No reservations required.

THE PRINCETON PIANISTS

ENSEMBLE PRESENTS:

NIGHTFALL

 

April 2, 2016 at 8:00pm

Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

 

The Princeton Pianists Ensemble, famous for its presentation of music on up to five pianos at one time, presents its spring concert. Nightfall features performers from La Vie en Cello and the Princeton University Ballet. The performance will include original student arrangements of a broad array of both classical and popular music, featuring full audiovisual effects, and collaboration with cellists and dancers. 

 

PROGRAM
TCHAIKOVSKY    
Symphony No. 1, Mvmt 1 for 5 pianos, 10 hands arr. Gloria Yin 

LLOYD WEBBER  Phantom of the Opera for 3 pianos, 12 hands arr. Marcus Spiegel

SAINT-SAENS       Danse Macabre for 5 pianos, 10 hands, 5 cellos arr. Will Atkinson

MENDELSSOHN   A Midsummer Night's Dream for 2 pianos, 8 hands, 6 dancers

DEBUSSY              Variations on Clair de Lune for 2 pianos, jazz band arr. David Nie Symphonie

BERLIOZ                Fantastique for 5 pianos, 10 hands arr. Paul von Autenried
 
Tickets $15 General; $10 Seniors/Children; $8 Students;

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RICHARDSON CHAMBER PLAYERS: "PARISIAN SPRING"

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY CONCERTS

 

April 3, 2016 at 3:00pm

Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

 

Spring is the season of renewal. By the turn of the twentieth century, a similar spring effect was stirring the artistic climate of Paris as the city grew into the cultural capital of the Western world. The composer's featured in this program contributed, in one way or another, to the musical innovations of early twentieth-century Paris, and were likewise affected by the many threads of modernism in the cultural makeup of "the city of light." You will experience, through chamber music, the Parisian Spring.

 

PROGRAM

IBERT           Deux Stèles Orientées                        

DE FALLA    Psyché                         

DEBUSSY    Sonata for flute, viola, and harp                       

RAVEL         Chansons madécasses                   

MILHAUD    Symphonies pour petit orchestre

 

PERFORMERS

Elaine Christy, harp; Jack Hill, double bass; Anna Lim, violinAlistair MacRae, cello; 

Sarah Pelletiersoprano; Michael Pratt, conductor; Barbara Rearick, mezzo-soprano; 

Jayn Rosenfeldflute; Jo-Ann Sternberg, clarinet; Matt Sullivan, oboe; Jennifer Tao, piano; Jessica Thompson, viola; Robert Wagner, bassoon; Monica Wei '17, piccolo;

 

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ALYSON BEVERIDGE '16, SOPRANO

STUDENT SENIOR RECITAL | FREE

 

April 3, 2016 at 7:30pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

PROGRAM

BACH Cantata 199: Mein Herze Schwimmt Im Blut

BARBER  Knoxville: Summer 1915

WEILL Excerpts from Die Sieben Todsünden

MASSENET "Il est doux, il est bon" from Herodiade

BOCK Selections from Musicals by Jerry Bock

 

FREE and open to the public. No reservations required.

PRINCETON SOUND KITCHEN PRESENTS:

"BLOOM AND BUZZ"

CONTEMPORARY MUSIC | FREE

 

April 5, 2016 at 8:00pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

The Princeton Sound Kitchen is an experimental series in which professional musicians perform new works by Princeton composition faculty and graduate students. This concert will feature compositions by graduate students Bora Yoon, Viet Cuong, Noah Kaplan, Daniel Silliman, and Kendall Williams.

 

FREE and open to the public. No reservations required.

PAUL LEWIS, PIANO 

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY CONCERTS

 

April 7, 2016 at 8:00pm

Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

 

When Paul Lewis appeared with violinist Lisa Batiashvili in Princeton last year, it was clear that a solo return was paramount. Princeton University Concerts is excited to welcome back this multiple Gramophone-winning pianist for the most Romantic program of the season. As a compliment to this concert, the Ellipses Slam Poetry Team--a group of talented Princeton University undergraduate poets who have been recognized as one of the top Slam Poetry teams in the nation--will perform in tribute to the Romantic period in a pre-concert event at 7PM, free to all ticketholders.

 

PROGRAM
BRAHMS        Three Intermezzi, Op. 117
SCHUBERT    Sonata No. 9 in B Major, D. 575
BRAHMS        Four Ballades, Op. 10
LISZT              Après une lecture du Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata ("Dante" Sonata)

 

Tickets $50, $40, $25 general; $10 students; 

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MASTERCLASS WITH PIANIST PAUL LEWIS 

MASTERCLASS | FREE

 

April 8, 2016 at 10:00am

Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall 

 

After his recital the previous evening as part of the Princeton University Concerts Classics Series, piano legend Paul Lewis will work with three talented Princeton students. This class, free and open to the public, is an extraordinary opportunity to hear a truly extraordinary piano master's thoughts on three gems from the piano repertoire. 

 

FREE and open to the public. No reservations required.

FIFTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON THE 

MUSIC OF AFRICA

FREE

 

April 8-9, 2016 10:00am - 6:00pm

Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall 

 

Directed by Professor Kofi Agawu, the two-day event will feature workshops, lecture-demonstrations, and concerts by African master musicians from Burkina Faso, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Kenya, and Nigeria. Performers include Olivier Tarpaga and the Dafra Kura Band, seperewa player Osei Korankye, mbira musicians Chartwell Dutiro, Jennifer Kyker and Tendai Mapurta, and drummers and dancers of the Ahenemma Cultural Group (led by Kwame Owusu). The keynote speaker will be Professor Bode Omojola of Mount Holyoke College. Workshops will be led or moderated by Professors Jean Ngoya Kidula (University of Georgia) and Kwasi Ampene (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor).

 

For a complete schedule of events and to register, please click HERE

THOMAS REEVES '16, PIANO

STUDENT SENIOR RECITAL | FREE

 

April 10, 2016 at 3:00pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

PROGRAM

HAYDN                  Andante with Variations 

                              in F Minor, Hob. XVII/6

SCHOENBERG    Suite for Piano, Op. 25

T. REEVES           Crossbeams (2016)

SCHUMANN         Novelletten, Op. 21

 

FREE and open to the public.  No reservations required.

MASTERCLASS WITH 

VIOLINIST DAVID KIM

MASTERCLASS | FREE

 

April 12, 2016 at 3:30pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

Before his recital in the same venue, violinist David Kimthe concertmaster of and soloist with, the legendary Philadelphia Orchestra will work with talented Princeton undergraduate violinists. An alumnus of The Juilliard School, where he earned both his Bachelor's and his Master's degrees, Mr. Kim was a student of the famed pedagogue Dorothy DeLay. 

 

 

FREE and open to the public. 

No reservations required.

DAVID KIM, VIOLIN

RECITAL | FREE

 

April 12, 2016 at 7:00pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

After offering a Master Class to Princeton University students at 3PM, David Kim will present a recital free and open to the public. Kim has been the concertmaster of, and soloist with, the legendary Philadelphia Orchestra for over fifteen years. In 1986, he was the only American to win a prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, and in 1990 he was a prizewinner at the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. In the midst of his acclaim at competitions, Mr. Kim also founded the Kingston Chamber Music Festival at the University of Rhode Island, and incorporated an annual outreach program to thousands of elementary school kids. 

 

 

FREE and open to the public.  No reservations required.

JULIEN LABRO, 

ACCORDION/ BANDONEON/ ACCORDINA:

"THE BIG SQUEEZE"

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY CONCERTS, 

PUC125 PERFORMANCES UP CLOSE SERIES

 

April 14, 2016 at 6:00pm & 9:00pm

Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

 

Accordion virtuoso Julien Labro is set to make his Princeton debut--as is the accordion. The last offering of this season's PUC125: Performances Up Close series, the two one-hour-long concerts will present a unique opportunity to discover the rich repertoire of the accordion, and its relatives the accordina and bandoneón, for the very first time in the history of PUC. Equally at home performing traditional Latin music in performing arts centers, free jazz in clubs, and hooks on techno tracks, Labro is a true Renaissance man. He brings us two sets of music in the round; first we are treated to a program of accordion music from around the world, then he is joined by a band for a jazz nightcap. 

 

NEW: ENCORE, in partnership with the Princeton University Art Museum

In between the two "Big Squeeze" programs, squeeze in some art! At 7:30PM and 8:00PM the museum will salute the concerts' South American repertoire with a special, 30-minute tour of its Art of the Ancient Americas galleries. Free and open to all.

 

PROGRAM

6PM: Music by Bernhard MoliqueAstor PiazzollaIsaac AlbénizGabriel FauréFernando Otero and Julien Labro

9PM: An hour of jazz performed by Labro, Gregg Kallor, bassist Jorge Roeder, and drummer Richie Barshay.

 

$25 General; $10 Students; buy tickets to both programs and save 20%!

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JAZZ @ CAFÉ VIVIAN

PROGRAM IN JAZZ STUDIES | FREE 

 

April 14, 2016 at 11:00pm

Café Vivian, Frist Campus Center

 

The Jazz at Café Vivian series continues featuring the University Art Blakey Jazz Messengers Ensemble, coached by Jim Ridl.

 

FREE and open to the public. 

No reservations required. 

MICHAEL MANNING '17, COUNTERTENOR

A RECITAL OF ENGLISH SONGS, FROM DOWLAND TO BRITTEN

STUDENT JUNIOR RECITAL  | FREE

 

April 16, 2016 at 3:00pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

Studying abroad at the Royal College of Music with acclaimed countertenor Lawrence Zazzo this past fall, countertenor Michael Manning '17 became interested in the art of the English Song. He will trace the long history of English music for countertenors in his junior recital as part of the Program in Musical Performance, joined by lutenist John Lacombe, pianist Eric Plutz, and tenor David Kellett

 

PROGRAM

Songs by JOHN DOWLAND, HENRY PURCELL, RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, HERBERT HOWELLS, and BENJAMIN BRITTEN

 

FREE and open to the public.  No reservations required.

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY GLEE CLUB: 

BACH'S B MINOR MASS

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY GLEE CLUB AND CHAMBER CHOIR

 

April 17, 2016 at 7:30pm

Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall
 

The Princeton University Glee Club and Chamber Choir, under conductor Gabriel Crouch, performs the masterpiece by Johann Sebastian Bach that may rightly be called the summation of his life's work: The Mass in B Minor, BWV 232. The choir will be joined by a professional baroque orchestra and an extraordinary cast of soloists - Jessica Petrus (soprano), Barbara Rearick (mezzo), Tom Cooley (tenor) and Dashon Burton (bass). 

 

PROGRAM

J.S. BACH Mass in B Minor, BWV 232

 

$15 General; $5 Students; 
     

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"INFORMATION FLOW IN MUSIC"

MUSICOLOGY COLLOQUIUM WITH 

PROFESSOR DAVID TEMPERLEY, EASTMAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC

GUEST LECTURE | FREE

 

April 18, 2016 at 4:30pm

Room 102, Woolworth Center

 

Professor David Temperley, visiting from the Eastman School of Music, will speak about an important principle in many musical styles: the principle of Uniform Information Density (UID), which states that communication is optimal when information flows at a fairly uniform, moderate rate. Prof. Temperley will apply this principal to music, discussing its applications in several diverse areas of music: rules of Renaissance counterpoint, the construction of classical themes, and patterns of expressive performance.

 

FREE and open to the public. No reservations required.

plork

PRINCETON LAPTOP ORCHESTRA (PLOrk) PRESENTS: HUMAN MODULAR

CONTEMPORARY MUSIC | FREE

 

April 18, 2016 at 8:00pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

PLOrk, the Princeton Laptop Orchestra, presents "Human Modular," a program of live electronic music that explores how technology both connects and disconnects us from each other. Two classic works by John Cage and a piece from the 1980s by Nicolas Collins are combined with new compositions by the ensemble and a raucous electronic arrangement of a Swedish folk song. 

 

FREE and open to the public. No reservations required. 

PRINCETON SOUND KITCHEN

COMPOSITION GENERALS CONCERT | FREE 

 

April 19, 2016 at 8:00pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

The Princeton Sound Kitchen is an experimental series in which professional musicians perform new works by Princeton composition faculty and graduate students. This concert will feature compositions by graduate students Bora Yoon, Florent Ghys, Yuri Boguinia, Kendall Williams, and Anna Pidgorna responding to works by Stravinsky, Abdel Wahab, Webern, Beethoven, and Pärt.

 

FREE and open to the public. No reservations required.

UNIVERSITY JAZZ VESPERS ENSEMBLE

PROGRAM IN JAZZ STUDIES | FREE

 

April 20, 2016 at 8:00pm

Princeton University Chapel

 

The University Jazz Vespers Ensemble gives a free performance in the unique atmosphere of the University Chapel.

 

FREE and open to the public. No reservations required.

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA: 

STRAUSS & SHOSTAKOVICH

 

April 21, 2016 at 7:30pm

April 23, 2016 at 7:30pm

Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

 

Michael Pratt, Conductor. Stuart B. Mindlin Memorial Concert. 

 

This is a program of beloved blockbusters that will show the range of the orchestra -- the two works are as different as they can be. Yet their journeys are similar. Richard Strauss' Death and Transfiguration combines 19th century Romantic lushness and spirituality in portraying a soul's journey from struggling with death to ecstatic redemption, while Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5 is an exploration of 20th century tortured introspection moving from wintery bleakness to blazing triumph. 

 

PROGRAM

STRAUSS               Death and Transfiguration, Op. 24

SHOSTAKOVICH   Symphony No. 5, Op. 47.  

 

$15 General; $5 Students; 
    

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DANA RAMIREZ '16, VIOLIN

STUDENT SENIOR RECITAL | FREE

 

April 22, 2016 at 7:30pm 

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

Dana Ramirez has just returned to campus from London, where she studied at the Royal College of Music this past fall semester as part of Princeton University's partnership with the conservatory. This senior recital is part of the Certificate in Musical Performance, and had originally been scheduled for February of this year. 

 

PROGRAM:

SAINT-SAËNS  Violin Sonata No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 15

                             Dana Ramirez, violin

                             Dasha Koltunyuk, piano

LISZT                Années de pèlerinage II, S.16: No. 5 - Sonetto 104 del Petrarca

                             Dana Ramirez, piano

WIENIAWSKI    Violin Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp Minor, Op. 14

                             Dana Ramirez, violin

                             Gloria Yin, piano

 

FREE and open to the public. No reservations required.

OMG: A SENIOR THESIS OPERA 

BY STEPHANIE LEOTSAKOS '16

FREE EVENT

 

April 23, 2016 at 3:00pm

April 24, 2016 at 3:00pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

An original chamber opera traversing six different time periods, beginning in the year 550 CE and ending in the modern day. A senior thesis production advised by Prof. Donnacha Dennehy. The hour-long opera will be followed by a Q&A with the composer at 4PM. 

 

FREE and open to the public.  No reservations required.

PAUL VON AUTENRIED '16, PIANO

STUDENT SENIOR RECITAL | FREE

 

April 24, 2016 at 7:30pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

PROGRAM

BACH                Toccata in G Minor, BWV 915

                           Prelude and Fugue in G Minor                                  from The Well Tempered

                            Clavier, Book I, BWV 861

                           English Suite No. 3 in G minor, BWV 808

BEETHOVEN    Sonata in A-flat Major, Op. 110

FRANCK           Prelude, Chorale, and Fugue, M21

FREE and open to the public. No reservations required.

PRINCETON SOUND KITCHEN PRESENTS

MOBIUS PERCUSSION

CONTEMPORARY MUSIC EVENT | FREE

 

April 26, 2016 at 8:00pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

The Princeton Sound Kitchen is an experimental series in which professional musicians perform new works by Princeton composition faculty and graduate students. In this concert, Mobius Percussion, a Brooklyn-based quartet renowned for their immersive performances, will perform new compositions by Quinn Collins, Matthew McBane, and Dave Molk

 

FREE and open to the public. No reservations required.

MATTHIAS GOERNE, BARITONE

ALEXANDER SCHMALCZ, PIANO

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY CONCERTS

 

April 28, 2016 at 8:00pm*

Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

 

Experience the deeply personal lieder of Schubert at his peak. The Princeton University Concerts series closes with the baritone who has been called the heir of the late Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, singing the repertoire that made him a star.

 

PROGRAM

SCHUBERT  Die Schöne Mullerin, D. 795

 

*with a pre-concert event at 7PM free to all ticketholders: a reading of winning student poetry/prose from the 2015-16 Creative Reactions Contest

 

$50, $40, $25 General; $10 Students; 

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ALICE TERRETT '16, JAZZ BASS

STUDENT SENIOR RECITAL | PROGRAM IN JAZZ STUDIES | FREE

 

April 30, 2016 at 3:00pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

A jazz performance covering a range of genres, from jazz standards to original compositions, including a taste of musical theatre. With talented horn players and a killing rhythm section, this will be a funky performance not to be missed.

 

Songs by Charles Mingus, Steve Kuhn, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and Stephen Sondheim, plus a few original compositions

 

FREE and open to the public. No reservations required.

Valid from 03/26/2016 to 05/01/2016

Single Tickets to All Concerts in the 2016-17 Princeton University Concerts Series on Sale Now

08/01/2016

Single tickets to all concerts in the 2016-17 Princeton University Concerts ("PUC") Concert Classics Series, Beethoven String Quartet Cycle, All-in-the-Family Series, and Richardson Chamber Players are now on sale, online only, at princetonuniversityconcerts.org. Patrons are now also able to buy single tickets to the Béla Fleck/Abigail Washburn Special Event, as well as the first of the PUC125: Performances Up Close concertsThese tickets will be available by phone and in person as of Tuesday, September 6, 2016. 

 

PUC is offering a more abundant selection of concerts than ever before in its 123-year history. Anchored by the complete cycle of Beethoven's sixteen string quartets, performed by the Takács Quartet in a series of six concerts, the season is poised to celebrate the bright spectrum of classical music. In the Concert Classics Series, 25-year-old piano star Daniil Trifonov's Princeton debut alongside his teacher Sergei Babayan in October will give way in the spring to the return of legendary pianist Murray Perahia. Metropolitan Opera favorite Jamie Barton, "opera's nose-studded rock star" (The New York Times) will offer an intimate debut recital in Richardson Auditorium before the 25-voice Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir fills the Princeton University Chapel a few months later.

 

 

A return of last season's favorites includes Christian Tetzlaff, joining his long-time friend Pamela Frank in a rare recital of violin duos, family concerts for youngsters 3-6 ("Baby Got Bach") and kids 6-12 ("Meet the Music"), as well as the cutting-edge PUC125: Performances Up Close initiative with audience seated onstage around the performers in casual, hour-long concerts. In collaboration with artists from other fields—including Adobe Creative Resident designer Craig Winslow—this season PUC125 will expand its scope. At each of the four concerts in the series, the Richardson stage will undergo a transformation unique to each particular program. The curated multimedia environment promises to heighten and extend the listener's experience of the music in this fusion of art forms. Single tickets for these concerts will be available two months before each concert. At this time, tickets to violinist Augustin Hadelich and guitarist Pablo Sáinz Villegas' "Histoire du Tango" program on September 29, 2016 are now released online.

 

 

For a complete listing of concerts visit princetonuniversityconcerts.org.

 

 

SINGLE TICKET PRICES

 

 

Concert Classics Series Concerts – 9 Thursday Nights

 

 

Jamie Barton, mezzo-soprano; Belcea String Quartet; Sergei Babayan, piano & Daniil Trifonov, piano; Takács String Quartet (2 concerts); Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir; Hagen String Quartet; Pamela Frank, violin & Christian Tetzlaff, violin; Murray Perahia, piano.
$50, $40, $25 general / $10 students with valid ID

 

 

PUC125 Series – 4 pairs of one-hour concerts presented in the round on the Richardson stage of Alexander Hall

 

Augustin Hadelich, violin & Pablo Sáinz Villegas guitar; Colin Currie, percussion; Benjamin Bagby, voice/anglo-saxon harp; Pekka Kuusisto, violin & Nico Muhly, piano.
$25 general / $10 student

 

 

Beethoven Up Close Series – performed by Takács Quartet, hosted by Princeton Professor Emeritus Scott Burnham

 

 

While two of the concerts in the Beethoven Complete String Quartet Cycle are part of the Concert Classics Series, the remaining four are presented in an intimate in-the-round setup.

 

 

$40 general / $10 student

 

 

Special Event
Béla Fleck, banjo & Abigail Washburn, banjo/voice

 

 

$40 general / $15 students

 

 

Family Concerts – 2 Concerts
$10 adults / $5 kids, buy both and save 20% off single ticket prices

 

 

Richardson Chamber Players 3 Sunday afternoon concerts featuring Princeton's resident ensemble of performance faculty, distinguished guest artists and supremely talented students  
$15 general / $5 student

 

 

HOW TO BUY SINGLE TICKETS:

 

 

ONLINE
princetonuniversityconcerts.org

 

 

BY PHONE, as of Tuesday, September 6, 2016
609-258-9220

 

 

IN PERSON
Frist Campus Center Ticket Office (open Monday-Saturday, 11am-5pm), after September 6, 2016

 

 

SUBSCRIPTION PRICES (the best deal):?

 

 

Concert Classics Series - 9 Thursday night concerts, save up to 30%
$310, $255, $140

 

 

Make Your Own Series
Choose 3 or more different concerts from all of our offerings, except PUC125, and save 10% off single ticket prices.

 

 

Richardson Chamber Players – 3 Sunday Afternoon Concerts
All subscriptions just $39 or add these concerts to a Classics series for just $24

 

 

HOW TO BUY SUBSCRIPTION TICKETS:

All subscriptions must be bought through the Concert Office. To subscribe, call 609-258-2800 [Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm] or visit princetonuniversityconcerts.org

For further information please contact Dasha Koltunyuk at 609-258-6024 or dkoltuny@princeton.edu

Valid from 08/01/2016 to 10/01/2016

September Events @Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University

08/30/2016

Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University

Event Listings September 2016

609­258­5262

 

Title: “Performing Beckett” with Lisa Dwan, presented by the Fund for Irish Studies

Date: September 16

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Location: James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau St., Princeton

Description: Internationally-acclaimed Irish actress Lisa Dwan will discuss her recent performances of the plays of Samuel Beckett, which had sold-out engagements from London’s Royal Court Theatre to New York’s Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Free and open to the public

For more information: http://arts.princeton.edu/events/fund-irish-studies-lisa-dwan-performing-beckett/

 

Title: Reading by Maylis De Kerangal and Viet Thanh Nguyen, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing

Date: September 19

Location: McCormick Hall, Room 101 on the Princeton campus

Time: 4:30 p.m 

Description: French author of The Heart, Maylis De Kerangal, and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Viet Thanh Nguyen read from and discuss their work in a Belknap Global Conversation, presented in cosponsorship with Princeton’s Council for the Humanities, with additional support from the Program in American Studies, Department of Comparative Literature, and the Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication.

Free and open to the public

For more information: http://arts.princeton.edu/events/reading-maylis-de-kerangal-viet-thanh-nguyen-2/

 

 

Title: Reading by Jenny Johnson and Joy Williams, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing 

Date: September 21  

Location: Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center, 91 University Place, Princeton

Time: 4:30 p.m   

Description: 2016-17 Princeton Hodder Fellow and poet Jenny Johnson and writer Joy Williams, finalist for both a National Book Award in Fiction and a Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, open the Althea Ward Clark W’21 Reading Series.

Free and open to the public

For more information: http://arts.princeton.edu/events/reading-jenny-johnson-joy-williams/

 

Title: Emerging Writers Reading by Teddy Wayne, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing

Date: September 30

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau St., Princeton, NJ
Description: Award-winning novelist Teddy Wayne and four seniors in the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing at Princeton University read from their work. The Emerging Writers Reading Series, showcases senior thesis students of the Program in Creative Writing with established writers as special guests. 

Free and open to the public

For more information: http://arts.princeton.edu/events/tag/reading-series/

Photo credit: Award-winning novelist Teddy Wayne, photo by Kate Greathead

 

Title: Princeton French Theater Festival

Dates: September 22-October 6

Description: A series of seven theater and dance performances organized by Florent Masse of Princeton’s Department of French and Italian in collaboration with the Lewis Center for the Arts.

Free and open to the public, but reservations required

For more information: http://arts.princeton.edu/events/tag/french-theater-festival/

 

Full Schedule:

Title: Dans la Solitude des Champs de Coton (In the Loneliness of the Cotton Fields) by Bernard-Marie Koltès

Dates/Times: September 22 & 23, 8 P.M.

Location: Frick Chemistry Building / Atrium

Description: In an undefined and timeless place, a dealer and a client meet. The two protagonists assess one another before launching into a quarrel of words, full of poetry.  Roland Auzet stages and sets to music this famous play by Bernard-Marie Koltès in an all-new version, with a twist: each spectator will participate using a set of headphones. Performed in French.

 

Title: Clôture de l’amour (Closing of Love) by Pascal Rambert

Dates/Times: September 24 at 8 pm & September 25 at 5 pm

Location: Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau Street

Description: Two perspectives are presented as a couple negotiates a painful break-up. Written for the 2011 Avignon Theatre Festival, where it became an instant classic, the play was awarded the 2012 Prix de la Meilleure création d’une pièce en langue française (Best French Language Play) by the Syndicat de la Critique and the Grand Prix de littérature dramatique by the Centre national du théâtre. Performed in French with English subtitles.

 

Finir en Beauté (A Beautiful Ending) by Mohamed El Khatib

Dates/Times: September 28-29, 8 P.M.

Location: Whitman College Class of 1970 Theatre

Description: From interviews, emails, texts, administrative documents and other “real sources,” Mohamed El Khatib alone on stage (re)constructs a delicate tale of mourning about the death of his mother in a touching work that achieves a certain timelessness. The play was an acclaimed success at the 2015 Avignon Fringe Festival. Performed in French with English subtitles.

 

Title: Mon Grand Amour (My Great Love) by Caroline Guiela Nguyen / Les Hommes Approximatifs

Dates/Times: September 30 at 5 pm, 7:30 pm, and 10 pm; October 1 at 3 pm, 5 pm, and 7:30 pm

Location: Site-specific performance location on the Princeton campus

Description: In this new work by a prominent new artist of the French stage, Caroline Guiela Nguyen, artistic associate of Comédie de Valence, tells the story of a place changed by the life of another place, far away, in Saigon.

 

Title: Ceux Qui Restent (The Ones Who Remain) by David Lescot

Dates/Times: September 30 – October 1, 8 P.M.

Location: Matthews Acting Studio / 185 Nassau Street

Description: April 19, 2013 marked the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, after which it was destroyed. Today in France, there are barely ten individuals still alive who lived in the Warsaw Ghetto. This performance tells the stories of two of them, Paul Felenbok and Wloda Blit-Robertson, based on interviews with these two survivors. Performed in French with English subtitles.

 

Titles: Paroles de Soldats (Soldiers’ Words) by Hubert le Roux & Antoine Sabbath

Date/Time: October 4, 8 P.M.

Location: Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau Street

Description: Paroles de Soldats reminds us of the enduring effects of war on the French soldiers engaged in international conflicts over the last 30 years in Iraq, Rwanda, Afghanistan and beyond. Five actors from the Jeune Théâtre National lend their voices to these accounts, sharing the fear and anguish these soldiers encountered when faced with brutal combat that left no one unscathed. Performed in French.

 

Title: Movement on Movement by Noé Soulier

Dates/Times: October 5 – 6 at 8 pm

Location: Whitman College Class of 1970 Theater on Princeton campus

Description: Dance artist Noé Soulier physically reproduces sequences from internationally-recognized choreographer William Forsythe's  Improvisation Technologies, in which William Forsythe presents different tools to generate and analyze movements. By using these tools as dance material, Soulier makes an explanation of a dance the dance itself. Words and gestures interact to create correspondences, frictions and gaps. Performed in French and English

 

 

Valid from 08/30/2016 to 10/06/2016

December 2016 Music Events at Princeton University

11/30/2016

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY CREATIVE LARGE ENSEMBLE

[PROGRAM IN JAZZ]

 

December 3, 2016 at 8:00pm

Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

 

The debut of celebrated bandleader and composer Darcy James Argue, who has joined the department as conductor of the Princeton University Creative Large Jazz Ensemble
 

The GRAMMY and JUNO-nominated artist, Guggenheim Fellow, and Doris Duke Artist will make his debut leading the Creative Large Ensemble in a program including everything from beloved classics - Duke Ellington, Benny Carter, Mary Lou Williams - to more recent works and arrangements by today's leading artists. The concert will also feature saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa, the new Director of Jazz at Princeton University.

 

[Tickets just $5 students/$15 general, available HERE or at 609-258-9220]

Games Violet: Alex Dowling and Emma O'Halloran

BUILD AND GAMES VIOLET 

[PRESENTED BY PRINCETON SOUND KITCHEN]

 

December 6, 2016 at 8:00pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

A free concert featuring works by Princeton Graduate and Faculty Composers, performed by Build and Games Violet.

 

Build is a Brooklyn-based instrumental band consisting of Matt McBane, violin; Andrea Lee, cello; Michael Cassedy, piano; Ben Campbell, bass; and Adam D. Gold, drums.

 

Games Violet is an Irish band based in Philadelphia, founded by graduate students Alex Dowling and Emma O'Halloran

 

FREE and open to the public. No tickets required. 

 

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY 

SMALL GROUPS

[PROGRAM IN JAZZ]

 

December 7, 2016 at 7:30pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

Join Rudresh Mahanthappa, the new Director of Jazz at Princeton University, and his two wonderful student small groups as they explore the wide musical spectrum that is jazz.  In performing the works of masters and contemporary legends such as Thelonius Monk and Sonny Stitt, as well as fresh student compositions, these ensembles express this truly modern art form at its highest level of depth and beauty.

 

Few musicians share the ability of alto saxophonist/composer Rudresh Mahanthappa to embody the expansive possibilities of his music with his culture. What has materialized is a sound that hybridizes progressive jazz and South Indian classical music in a fluid and forward-looking form that reflects Mahanthappa's own experience growing up a second-generation Indian-American. The current manifestations of that trajectory include his latest project Bird Calls (2015), which was named #1 album of the year by both DownBeat and NPR Music's Jazz Critics Poll. 


FREE and open to the public. No tickets required. 

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA

 

December 8 & 9, 2016 at 7:30pm

Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall 

 

The Princeton University Orchestra continues an exciting 2016-17 season with a WORLD PREMIERE event. 

 

Maestro Michael Pratt will lead the world premiere of Guggenheim Fellow composer Juri Seo's Piano Concerto, with the composer at the piano. A member of the composition faculty since 2014, Seo has been awarded the Goddard Lieberson Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship from the University of Illinois, and the Otto Eckstein Fellowship from Tanglewood.

 

[Tickets just $5 students/$15 general, available HERE or at 609-258-9220]

 

 PROGRAM:

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Coriolan Overture, Op. 62
JURI SEO Piano Concerto *WORLD PREMIERE*
Juri Seo, piano
GEORGE GERSHWIN Porgy & Bess: A Symphonic Picture
IGOR STRAVINSKY Firebird Suite

MASTERCLASS WITH PIANIST GILBERT KALISH

 

December 9, 2016 at 1:00pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

Pianist Gilbert KalishLeading Professor and Head of Performance Activities at Stonybrook University, and member of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, will work with talented Princeton undergraduate pianists in a workshop free and open to the public. 

 

Celebrated for his profound influence on the musical community as educator and as pianist in myriad performances and recordings, Kalish is a major figure in American music making.


FREE and open to the public. No tickets required. 

Members of Op. 21. Photo by Sadie van Vranken.

OPUS 21 CHAMBER MUSIC COLLECTIVE

 

December 10, 2016 at 3:00pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

After successful concerts at the Princeton Club of New York and Columbia University, Opus 21, Princeton University's premier student chamber music ensemble, will close its 2016 season with an end-of-semester concert.  The program threads together diverse traditions in the history of Western Art Music. From the passionate Russian trios of Shostakovich and Rachmaninoff to the quiet nobility of Schubert's Nocturne, from the fiery tangos of Piazzolla to the sometimes dark and rich, sometimes exuberantly joyful Idylls of Frank Bridge, each part of the program tells a story of struggle, victory, bliss, and repeated disillusionment, culminating in the ultimate triumph of Dvorak's Piano Quintet. 

 

FREE and open to the public. No tickets required.

STRAVINSKY IN PRINCETON: 

A 50TH ANNIVERSARY

 

December 11, 2016 at 3:00pm

Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

 

The Princeton University Glee Club and ensemble-in-residence So Percussion will celebrate the 50th anniversary of a momentous event in the musical history of Princeton: the residence of the great composer Igor Stravinsky. 

 

The concert will include works that were performed during Stravinsky's residency half a century ago, alongside one of Stravinsky's great choral masterworks Les Noces (1923), for chorus, soloists, percussion ensemble, and four pianos. Appearing alongside the chorus and percussion ensemble will be soloists Jacquelyn Stucker (soprano), Adele Grabowski (mezzo-soprano), Jonas Budris (tenor), and Joseph Beutel (bass-baritone). The ensemble of four pianists consists entirely of current and former students at Princeton University: Dasha Koltunyuk ('15), Paul von Autenried and Min Joo Yi (both '16) and Seho Young ('19). 

 

[Tickets just $5 students/$15 general, available HERE or at 609-258-9220]

December 12, 2016 at 4:30pm

Room 102, Woolworth Center

 

Tim Carter (David G. Frey Distinguished Professor of Music) was born (1954) in Sydney, Australia, and studied in the United Kingdom at the University of Durham and then under Nigel Fortune at the University of Birmingham. His research focuses on music in late Renaissance and early Baroque Italy; on Mozart's Italian operas; and on American musical theater in the mid-twentieth century. He is particularly concerned with the development of appropriate historical, analytical and critical tools to deal with problematic works that sit on several cusps and forge new musical languages; the careful garnering and analysis of sources and documentary evidence; the elucidation of text-music relationships, with particular reference to the influence of poetic structures on musical form and process; and the embedding of contemporary performances (and performers) within surviving scores and the intertextual and performative issues that arise.

 

FREE and open to the public. No tickets required. 

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY WIND ENSEMBLE: A WINTER CONCERT

 

December 12, 2016 at 7:30pm

Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

 

The Princeton University Wind Ensemble will present its annual holiday concert featuring some of the most classic winter music to help ring in a good new year. The program also includes a series of adventurous pieces that will take you to rather warmer but no less festive places. 

 

[Tickets just $5 kids/ $6 students/ $10 general, available HERE or at 609-258-9220]

PRINCETON SOUND KITCHEN PRESENTS

 

December 13, 2016 at 8:00pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

A free concert featuring works by Princeton Graduate and Faculty Composers written for strings, electronics and piano, performed by today's leading performers of contemporary music. 

 

FREE and open to the public. No tickets required. 

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY SINFONIA

Ruth Ochs, conductor

Lou Chen, assistant conductor

 

WILLIAM TREGO SINGERS

Renata Dworak Berlin, conductor

 

December 15, 2016 at 7:30pm

Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall  

 

The Princeton University Sinfonia along with the William Trego Singers will perform a festive program sure to lift your spirits.

 

 Program:

CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS Danse Bacchanal from Samson and Delilah
CHRISTOPHER ROUSE Karolju (selections)
SERGEI PROKOFIEV Lieutenant Kijé Suite
EDWARD ELGAR Nimrod from Enigma Variations
GALLUS ZEILER Magnificat in B-flat Major
ALEXANDER BORODIN Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor
  And a special performance by the Sinfonia Flute Choir, directed by Jayn Rosenfeld.

[Tickets just $5 students/$10 general, available HERE or at 609-258-9220]

Valid from 11/30/2016 to 12/16/2016

April 2017 Music Events at Princeton University

03/26/2017

Celebrate spring with some incredible music! Check out the calendar below for all that's in store. And don't miss many music groups at Communiversity on April 30th, including Princeton University Jazz Ensembles, the Princeton Pianists Ensemble, and more.  
 

ALEXIA KIM '17, FLUTE

 

April 1, 2017 at 2:00pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

A senior recital by flutist Alexia Kim '17, as part of the Program in Musical Performance. William Atkinson '18, piano.

 

 Program:

J.S. BACH Flute Sonata in B Minor, BWV 1030
SHULAMIT RAN East Wind for Solo Flute (1988)
JACQUES IBERT Flute Concerto
TORU TAKEMITSU Itinerant 
ÁSTOR PIAZZOLLA Excerpts from Histoire du Tango 
with Reed Hutchinson '20, guitar

Alexia Kim '17 is currently a senior Chemistry Major pursuing a Music Performance Certificate from Fairfax, Virginia. Having studied the flute for over 10 years, she has been active as a solo, chamber, and orchestral player within the Washington, D.C. and New Jersey area. At Princeton, she has continued her flute studies under the instruction of Jayn Rosenfeld, and plays as principal chair of the Princeton University Orchestra and Princeton Chamber Orchestra, as well as performing in other small chamber ensembles in the New Jersey area. 

 

FREE and open to the public. No tickets required.

BEN PARKS '17, VIOLA

 

April 1, 2017 at 4:00pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

A senior recital by violist Ben Parks '17, as part of the Program in Musical Performance. Tim Brown and William Atkinson '18, piano.

 

 Program:

REBECCA CLARKE Viola Sonata
PAUL HINDEMITH Viola Sonata Op. 11, No. 4
WILLIAM WALTON Viola Concerto 

Ben Parks '17 is a senior violist from Hamilton, New York. He is a member of the Princeton University Orchestra, Opus 21 Chamber Music Collective, and plays with multiple other student groups on campus. Ben has attended summer music festivals in Aspen CO, Sarasota FL, and Staunton VA, where he studied with James Dunham, Robert Vernon, Barbara Westphal, Heidi Castleman, and others. Ben currently studies with Toby Appel of the Juilliard School, and has previously studied with Susie Mészáros at the Royal College of Music, Jessica Thompson at Princeton University, and Laura Klugherz at Colgate University. During a gap year in 2013, Ben spent six months in Chile where he studied with Penelope Knuth at the Universidad Católica in Santiago and played in the Chilean National Youth Orchestra. In 2011, Ben played the Hoffmeister concerto with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra as a winner of the Civic Morning Musicals annual Concerto Competition. Ben is a Computer Science Major and is in the Program in Musical Performance, and is planning to begin a Ph.D in Computer Science at Stanford next year. 

 

FREE and open to the public. No tickets required.

SHRUTHI RAJASEKAR '18, SOPRANO

 

April 1, 2017 at 8:00pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

A junior recital by soprano Shruthi Rajasekar '18, as part of the Program in Musical Performance. Jessica Arnold, piano. 

 

Shruthi is a junior in the Department of Music pursuing certificates in Vocal Performance and Cognitive Science. She is a soprano from Plymouth, Minnesota. On campus, Shruthi is involved with the Princeton University Glee Club, the Princeton University Composers Collective, and Princeton Swara-she which she founded in 2015. A student of Dr. Rochelle Ellis, Shruthi has previously studied with Jerry Elsbernd. In the autumn of 2016, she also had the opportunity to study with Patricia Rozario, OBE at the Royal College of Music, London. In 2014, Shruthi was a National Semi-Finalist at the NATS (Boston, MA) and Classical Singer (San Antonio, TX) competitions. She has trained in Carnatic music with her mother and guru Smt. Nirmala Rajasekar for the past thirteen years. In addition, she is an enthusiastic composer. 

 

Program: Songs by STEFANO DONAUDY, GAETANO DONIZETTI, ERNEST CHAUSSON, REYNALDO HAHN, JULES MASSENET, HUGO WOLF, DOMINICK ARGENTO, SIR EDWARD ELGAR and ROGER QUILTER
 

FREE and open to the public. No tickets required.

GLORIA YIN '18, PIANO

 

April 2, 2017 at 3:00pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

A junior recital by pianist Gloria Yin '18, as part of the Program in Musical Performance. 
 

Gloria Yin '18 is a junior and Mathematics Major from London, UK. She started taking piano lessons when she was eleven, and currently studies with Elizabeth DiFelice at Princeton. She is a proud member of Princeton Pianists Ensemble, Princeton University Glee Club and Chamber Choir, and Contrapunctus XIV, and she accompanies whenever she can. She wanted to take this opportunity to perform a junior recital which, along with her musical activities on campus, reflects her love of collaboration.  

 

 Program:

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Piano Quintet in C Minor: I. Allegro con fuoco
with Evelyn Wu '19, violin, Amy Zhang '19, viola, Rohana Chase '19, cello, and Megan Chung '19, bass
HERBERT HOWELLS Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano
with Marcus Spiegel '17, violin
NIKOLAI MEDTNER Two Tales, Op. 20, No. 2. "Campanella": Pesante. Minaccioso.
Six Tales, Op. 51, No. 2. Cantabile, tranquillo
SERGEI RACHMANINOFF Six Morceaux for Two Pianos, Op.11
with Savannah Du '18, piano
 

FREE and open to the public. No tickets required.

SIRIUS QUARTET

 

April 4, 2017 at 8:00pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

A free concert for string quartet featuring works by Princeton University faculty composer Dmitri Tymoczko and Artist-in-Residence Eric Cha-Beach, performed by the acclaimed Sirius Quartet.

 

Born and bred in the downtown scene of New York City, the Sirius Quartet blends the precision of classical music with the raw energy of a rock band. From Lincoln Center and the Köln Triennale to the Knitting Factory and CBGB's, Sirius have taken their genre-bending music to halls and clubs across the globe.

 

FREE and open to the public. No tickets required.

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY 

JAZZ VESPERS

 

April 5, 2017 at 8:00pm

Princeton University Chapel

 

The University Jazz Vespers Ensemble gives a free performance in the unique atmosphere of the University Chapel.

 

FREE and open to the public. No tickets required.

AMERICAN HANDEL SOCIETY 

FESTIVAL 2017

 

April 6-9, 2017

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

The American Handel Society's biennial Festival will take place at Princeton University on April 6 to 9, 2017. In addition to the academic panels, the 2017 Howard Serwer Memorial Lecture will be given by John Butt (University of Glasgow). Other festival events will include a performance of Handel's Messiah (selections from the 1741 Dublin version) by the Princeton University Chamber Choir and the Nassau Sinfonia, conducted by John Butt.
 

For a list of events, please click HERE

 

FREE and open to the public. No tickets required.

RICHARDSON CHAMBER PLAYERS:

"SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW"

 

April 9, 2017 at 3:00pm

Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

 

"Something Old, Something New" is a program that juxtaposes gems of the Medieval and Baroque periods with modern compositions, including a new work by Princeton composer/faculty Juri Seo.
 

Formed in 1994-95, the Richardson Chamber Players are a mixed ensemble which comprises Princeton's Performance Faculty, distinguished guest artists, and supremely talented Princeton students.

 

This program features Anna Lim, Violin; Nancy Wilson, Baroque Violin; Jessica Thompson, Viola; Alistair MacRae, Cello; Matt Sullivan, Oboe and English Horn; 

Mark Broschinsky, Trombone and Sackbut; Margaret Kampmeier, Piano and Harpsichord; Wendy Young, Harpsichord; Calvin Wentling '18, Countertenor.

 

 PROGRAM:

  Three 15th-Centruy French Songs from the Ars Subtilior
AUGUSTA READ THOMAS Scat
MARCO UCCELLINI Selections from Ozio Regio, Op. 7
ANTONIO VIVALDI Cello Sonata No. 3 in A Minor, RV 43
ARVO PÄRT Mozart-Adagio and Passacaglia
JURI SEO Rondeaux (World Premiere)

Tickets $15 General | $5 Students - Click HERE to reserve. 

MICHAEL MANNING '17, COUNTERTENOR

 

April 9, 2017 at 5:00pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

A senior recital by countertenor Michael Manning '17, as part of the Program in Musical Performance. 

 

 Program:

HENRY PURCELL "Tis Nature's Voice," from Ode to St. Cecilia, Z.328
GIOVANNI BONONCINI Siedi Amarilli, Cantata
GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL
Recit and Air "All danger disdaining" from Deborah, HWV 51;

Recit and Air "As with rosy steps the morn"

from Theodora, HWV 68
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH  "Erbarme dich, mein Gott," from St. Matthew PassionBWV 244
GEORGE PHILIPP TELEMANN Was ist mir doch Rühmen nütze, Cantata, TWV 1:1521
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART  Ombra felice...Io ti lascio e questo addio, Cantata, K.255

Michael Manning, countertenor, is a senior in the Music Department and a candidate for the Certificate in Musical Performance. His operatic credits include two principal roles at Princeton University Opera Theater, Ottone in L'incoronazione di Poppea by Claudio Monteverdi (2014) and Ashmodeus in Tobias and the Angel by Jonathan Dove (2015), and the understudy role of Pisandro, played by countertenor Jose Lemos, in Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria by Monteverdi at the Boston Early Music Festival, where he was a Young Artist fellow. Michael's operatic work has been recognized by Early Music America. Outside of opera, Michael performs with the Princeton University Chapel Choir and is an active member of Early Music Princeton, with whom he recently performed the alto solo Pergolesi's Stabat Mater. He has been studying with David Kellett, tenor, for four years.  
 

FREE and open to the public. No tickets required.

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TYLER FAIR '17, JAZZ GUITAR

 

April 10, 2017 at 7:30pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

A senior recital by jazz guitarist Tyler Fair '17, as part of the Program in Jazz Performance. 

 

Program TBA. 

 

FREE and open to the public. No tickets required.

COMPOSITION COLLOQUIUM: 

MICHAEL PISARO, COMPOSER

 

April 12, 2017 at 4:30pm

Room 102, Woolworth Music Center

 

The Composition Colloquium series is hosting guitarist and composer Michael Pisaro. A member of the Wandelweiser Composers Ensemble, he has composed over 80 works for a great variety of instrumental combinations, including several pieces for variable instrumentation.
 

Light refreshment will be provided.

 

FREE and open to the public. No tickets required.

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY JAZZ SMALL GROUP A

Presented by Jazz at Princeton University

 

April 12, 2017 at 7:30pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

Princeton University Jazz Small Group A offers the community an evening of jazz standards, including works by Charlie Parker, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Tadd Dameron, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Duke Ellington, and more.

 

FREE and open to the public. No tickets required.

BÉLA FLECK, BANJO 

ABIGAIL WASHBURN, BANJO/ VOICE

 

April 13, 2017 at 8:00pm

Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

 

Béla Fleck is one of the most innovative and influential banjo players in the history of the instrument, often combining classical harmony with an effortless Scruggs style. He was at the helm of such landmark groups as the Flecktones and the Africa Project, and recently wrote his first Banjo Concerto, commissioned and premiered by the Nashville Symphony Orchestra. With 15 Grammys and 30 nominations, he has been nominated in more musical categories than any other artist in Grammy history! 
 

The collaboration with his wife and fellow banjoist, Abigail Washburn, is one of the most magical in his catalogue, with the purity of two-part counterpoint in full force guided by Abigail's soulful singing and claw-hammer style. In Princeton University Concerts' season anchored by timeworn masterworks, Fleck and Washburn offer a slightly different perspective in the mix, drawing from the great vernacular music of Appalachia.

Tickets $40 General | $15 students - Click HERE to reserve.

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OPUS 21 

CHAMBER MUSIC COLLECTIVE

 

April 16, 2017 at 3:00pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

Founded in 2014 by Edward Leung '16 and Jisoo Kim '16, Opus 21 is dedicated to bringing an eclectic repertory of chamber music to Princeton University and beyond. Consisting of undergraduate pianists and string players, Opus 21 presents innovative programming, embracing both traditional and contemporary repertoire. Committed to new music, members of Opus 21 were invited to perform the North American premiere of composer Sam Wu's dolphin song at the 2015 APAP|NYC, the world's largest networking forum and marketplace for performing arts professionals. 

 

Program TBA. 

 

FREE and open to the public. No tickets required.

LE MYSTÈRE DES VOIX BULGARES

 

April 17, 2017 at 7:30pm

Princeton University Chapel

 

The Grammy Award-winning Bulgarian State Women's Chorus, Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares, will be presented by Princeton University Glee Club in the breathtakingly beautiful Princeton University Chapel. The celebrated a capella group, consisting of twenty-four women dressed in traditional Bulgarian attire, will make their Princeton debut while on a rare, only month-long, tour of the United States. Renowned for several decades for generating "one of the most unique sounds in music...a breathtaking, otherworldly sound somewhere between the Muslim call to prayer and the Beach Boys" (The Guardian), the group has developed an international following across a wide range of musical genres, recording on the cult record label usually hosting rock bands such as Bauhaus and Pixies, and counting everyone from Abba to Kate Bush among their fans. 

 

Tickets $15 General | $5 Students - Click HERE to reserve.

COMPOSITION GENERAL EXAMS

 

April 18, 2017 at 8:00pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

A free concert featuring works by Princeton Graduate students for their General Exams, performed by today's leading performers of contemporary music. 

 

 

FREE and open to the public. No tickets required.

MASTERCLASS WITH 

JON KIMURA PARKER, PIANO

Made possible by the 

Melissa Ko and Douglas Hahn Fund for Musical Instruction

 

April 19, 2017 at 4:30pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

Celebrated Canadian pianist Jon Kimura Parker will work with talented undergraduate piano students in a workshop free and open to the public. Parker's career includes performances worldwide and numerous awards and competition wins including the 1984 Leeds International Pianoforte Competition at age 24. He is Professor of Piano at The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University in Houston, Texas. 

 

A recital by Mr. Parker will follow at 7:30PM.

 

FREE and open to the public. No tickets required.

JON KIMURA PARKER, PIANO

KO/HAHN MASTERCLASS SERIES RECITAL

 

April 19, 2017 at 7:30pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

Celebrated Canadian pianist Jon Kimura Parker offers a recital free and open to the community, after working with talented undergraduate piano students in a workshop earlier in the afternoon. Program TBA.

 

Parker's career includes performances worldwide and numerous awards and competition wins including the 1984 Leeds International Pianoforte Competition at age 24. He is Professor of Piano at The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University in Houston, Texas. 

 

FREE and open to the public. No tickets required.

PAMELA FRANK, VIOLIN

CHRISTIAN TETZLAFF, VIOLIN

 

April 20, 2017 at 8:00pm

Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

 

Two of the most revered violinists of our generation come together for a special evening of rarely performed works for two violins. 

 

In 2000, Pamela Frank received the Avery Fisher Prize-perhaps the highest honor given to American instrumentalists. Teaching at Curtis and Peabody, her public concerts have been precious few in recent years. She has now returned to the concert stage, bringing her "big, rich sound ... that breathes with purpose" (Philadelphia Inquirer). 

 

The other half of the duo is none other than Christian Tetzlaff, who is becoming a staple at Richardson Auditorium after his extraordinary solo debut in 2012 and the sold-out follow-up with his eponymous trio last season. A violin duo is perhaps the most intimate and conversational of all the chamber music forms, and these two masters -- who have been friends for decades -- invite you into the discussion.

 

PROGRAM: Violin duos by JEAN-MARIE LECLAIR, SERGEI PROKOFIEV, BE?LA BARTO?K, JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

 

Tickets $25-50 General | $10 Students - Click HERE to reserve. 

EMMA POWELL '17, VIOLIN

 

April 21, 2017 at 7:30pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

A senior recital by violinist Emma Powell '17, as part of the Program in Musical Performance. 

 

Program: works by J.S. Bach, John Adams, Sergei Prokofiev, Claude Debussy

 

Pursuing a concentration in Music, violinist Emma Powell began taking formal music lessons at the age of five with Judy Blank in Ann Arbor, MI. At age 15, she began her studies with Almita and Roland Vamos at the Music Institute of Chicago's Academy Program. Over the years she has attended several music festivals around the world including those in Japan, Switzerland, and Cambridge, UK. 


Emma has won awards in several competitions including the Michigan Pops Orchestra Concerto Competition, Michigan ASTA Competition, Birmingham Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra Competition, and the Princeton University Orchestra Concerto Competition. 
As a chamber musician, her quartet from the Academy program has competed twice in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, advancing to the semi-finals in both 2012 and 2013. In 2013 they were also invited to perform on WFMT's radio program Introductions. Recently, she also performed in a showcase at APAP (American Performing Arts Presenters) NYC 2015 for the American premiere of Sam Wu's dolphin song (2013) in "Shanghai/New York: Future Histories - A Showcase of New Composers from China". 

 

FREE and open to the public. No tickets required.

CHRISTOPHER PERRON '17, DOUBLE BASS

 

April 22, 2017 at 7:30pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

A senior recital by double bassist Christopher Perron '17, as part of the Program in Musical Performance. William Atkinson '18, piano/harpsichord. 

 

Christopher Perron '17 is an Economics Concentrator with a Certificate in Double Bass Performance from Princeton Junction, NJ. Christopher has been playing the bass since the age of nine, exploring genres from classical to jazz and participating in ensembles such as the Princeton University Orchestra, the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, the New Jersey All-State High School Orchestra. His studies have taken him to performances in world-renown auditoriums such as Philadelphia's Verizon Hall and locations all over the world, including Dublin, Berlin, Prague, and Budapest. Christopher is Principal Bass and a past Co-President of the Princeton University Orchestra. He studies double bass with Jack Hill.

 

 Program:

ANTONIO VIVALDI Cello Sonata in A minor, RV 43
SERGE KOUSSEVITSKY Double Bass Concerto, Op. 3
GORDON JACOB A Little Concerto for Double Bass
GIOVANNI BOTTESINI Elegy and Tarantella

 

FREE and open to the public. No tickets required.

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PRINCETON UNIVERSITY JAZZ SMALL GROUP A

Presented by Jazz at Princeton University

 

April 23, 2017 at 2:00pm

Princeton Public Library

 

Come celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month in a special concert of jazz standards from Princeton University's Small Group A including works by Charlie Parker, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Tadd Dameron, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Duke Ellington, and others. 

 

FREE and open to the public. No tickets required.

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY GLEE CLUB

Walter L. Nollner Memorial Concert

 

April 23, 2017 at 3:00pm

Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

 

The Princeton University Glee Club presents its final season concert at Richardson Auditorium. The program features two legendary works of the choral repertoire: Ralph Vaughan Williams' Dona Nobis Pacem and Francis Poulenc's Stabat Mater

 

Tickets $15 General | $5 Students - Click HERE to reserve.

MUSICOLOGY COLLOQUIUM: 

DR. BENJAMIN PIEKUT, 

CORNELL UNIVERSITY

 

April 24, 2017 at 4:30pm

Room 106, Woolworth Center

 

The Musicology Colloquium, a staple of the graduate program in the study of musicology, presents prominent scholars in the field for conversations on a diverse array of topics. These conversations are open to all.
 

Click HERE for more information about Dr.Benjamin Piekut.

 

FREE and open to the public. No tickets required.

COURSE CONCERT

MUS 246: PROJECTS IN AFRICAN DANCE DRUMMING

 

April 24, 2017 at 7:30pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

Students from MUS 246: Projects in African Dance Drumming present a concert in culmination of a performance course in African dance drumming. The course focused on music from the West African Manding Empire (Mali, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Gambia, Guinea Bissau and Senegal). 

 

FREE and open to the public. No tickets required.

SONNAMBULA RENAISSANCE ENSEMBLE

 

April 25, 2017 at 8:00pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

A free concert featuring works by Princeton composers and graduate students, performed by the Sonnambula Renaissance Ensemble

 

Praised as "superb" by The New Yorker, Sonnambula is a Renaissance ensemble that brings to light unknown music for various combinations of early instruments with the lush sound of the viol at the core. Sonnambula had its début at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's MetLiveArts series this season with a landmark performance of the complete works of Leonora Duarte (1610-1678), also the subject of the ensemble's first CD, due to come out in May 2017 with Centaur Records, Inc.

 

FREE and open to the public. No tickets required.

JULIA MARIE SCHORN '17, HARP

 

April 26, 2017 at 7:30pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

A senior recital by harpist Julia Marie Schorn '17, as part of the Program in Musical Performance. 

 

Julia Marie Schorn '17 is a Psychology Major completing Certificates in Musical Performance, Neuroscience, and Italian Language and Culture. She has studied harp for over ten years and is currently the principal harpist of the Princeton University Orchestra. Julia has studied with and participated in master classes with many notable and internationally renowned harpists, including Sheila Sterling, Julie Ann Smith, Kathleen Bride, Catherine Michel, and Maria Casale. At Princeton, Julia studies with Dr. Elaine Christy. Julia was previously the principal harpist of the San Diego Youth Symphony's two most advanced ensembles and the California All State Honors Orchestra. In 2013, she was honored with a Kyoto Prize Symposium Semi-Finalist award. Julia was a first prize winner in the 2012 Music Teacher's Association of California VOCE music competition. She has had the honor of playing for James Cameron and Dr. Condoleezza Rice. Julia enjoys playing in harp duets, harp ensembles, and chamber ensembles. She was recently selected to perform in a harp duet in the Showcase Concert at Lincoln Center. When not in school, Julia maintains a busy schedule playing for special events and weddings. In the fall, Julia will continue to pursue music not only as a harpist, but also as a Ph.D. student in Cognitive Psychology at UCLA studying how music affects different aspects of learning, memory and cognition. 

 

 Program:

MARCEL GRANDJANY Rhapsodie pour la harpe
PAUL HINDEMITH Sonate
ROBERT PATERSON  Scorpion Tales 
CLAUDE DEBUSSY Sonata for flute, viola, and harp
Alexia Kim '17, Flute

Sam Matzner '17, Viola
HENRIETTE RENIÉ Pièce symphonique en trois épisodes

 

FREE and open to the public. No tickets required.

LIVE MUSIC MEDITATION WITH PEKKA KUUSISTO, ELECTRIC VIOLIN 

 

April 27, 2017, 12:30-1:30PM

Location TBA

 

The 2016-17 Mindfulnes with Music series, a collaboration between the Office of Religious Life and Princeton University Concerts, comes to a close with the phenomenal Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto
 

Kuusisto will perform a half-hour special program of music on electric violin during a silent guided meditation led by Associate Dean of Religious Life, Matthew Weiner. Participants are invited to stay after the meditation for a group conversation with the musicians about the experience of listening to music mindfully, followed by a light lunch. This event is free and open to all; no prior experience is necessary. Further information will be available closer to the date at princetonuniversityconcerts.org

FREE and open to the public. No tickets required.

JAZZ VOCAL COLLECTIVE

WITH GUEST ARTIST DARMON MEADER

Presented by Jazz at Princeton University

 

April 27, 2017 at 7:30pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

Recognized in both the jazz vocal and instrumental worlds, Darmon Meader is a highly respected vocalist, arranger and saxophonist. He has achieved international recognition as the founder, musical director, chief arranger, composer, producer, saxophonist, and vocalist with New York Voices. As a member of New York Voices, he has released numerous recordings on the GRP, RCA/Victor, Concord and MCGJazz labels.

 

FREE and open to the public. No tickets required.

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA:

Stuart B. Mindlin Memorial Concerts

 

April 28 & 29, 2017 at 7:30pm

Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

 

The Princeton University Orchestra presents two epic orchestral masterpieces: Paul Hindemith's Symphonic Metamorphoses on Themes of Weber, and Gustav Mahler's legendary Fifth Symphony

 

Tickets $15 General | $5 Students - Click HERE to reserve.

ORGAN STUDIO RECITAL

 

April 29, 2017 at 5:00pm

Princeton University Chapel

 

Organ students of Performance Faculty Eric Plutz perform a recital in the unforgettable setting of the Princeton University Chapel. Program TBA. 

 

FREE and open to the public. No tickets required.

PEKKA KUUSISTO, VIOLIN

NICO MUHLY, PIANO

Presented by Princeton University Concerts

 

April 30, 2017 at 7:30pm

Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

with audience seated ONSTAGE. 

 

According to The Telegraph (London), Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto "surely has the most personal sound of any classical violinist now alive." Composer-pianist Nico Muhly is one of the most celebrated and sought-after classical composers of the last decade and is the youngest composer ever commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera. These ground-breaking classical musicians join forces for a hallmark program of their own curating that combines the music of J.S. Bach with contemporary fare.

 

$25 General | $10 Students - Click HERE to reserve. 

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Valid from 03/26/2017 to 05/01/2017

Jazz at Princeton University Presents World premiere of Pianist/Composer Billy Childs' Rejoice

04/06/2017

Jazz at Princeton University presents world premiere of Rejoice, newly commissioned work from internationally renowned pianist/composer and multiple Grammy winner Billy Childs

 

Childs joins Princeton students for performance 

on Saturday, May 13  

 

"...chops, nuance, composing, arranging, and all—(Billy Childs is) a musical royal flush if ever there was one."—Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz

 

Jazz at Princeton University, helmed by acclaimed saxophonist/composer Rudresh Mahanthappa, presents the world premiere of pianist/composer Billy Childs' Rejoice, a new work commissioned by Princeton and performed by Princeton's 18-member Creative Large Ensemble with special guest Childs.  In addition, the group will perform Childs' piece Do you Know My Name (commissioned by Michigan State University and premiered in January 2016), as well as arrangements of Childs' music by Grammy Award nominee Darcy James Argue. Childs and Mahanthappa will also perform as a duo. The performance is on Saturday, May 13, 8 p.m. in Alexander Hall's Richardson Auditorium. Admission is $15, $5 students. For tickets call 609-258-9220 or visit tickets.princeton.edu.

 

"Billy Childs is one of the most interesting composers working on the scene as he is able to engage multiple genres simultaneously," says Mahanthappa. "His ability to traverse a broad scope of music is truly unique, far reaching, and ultimately vital to the future of jazz as an art form and music in general."

 

The Creative Large Ensemble includes alto saxophonists Alex Laurenzi and Nick Ng; tenor saxophonists Diego Aldarondo and Soon Il Higashino; bari saxophonist Anna Meadors; trumpeters Matt Hetrick, William Grear, Conor Fitzpatrick, and Lucas Makinen; trombonists Rajeev Erramilli, Kyle Groves, and Michael Stambler, plus bass trombonist Kyle Goldman; vocalist Allison Spann; guitarist Michael Delgado; pianist Phillip Yoon; bassist Sean Decker; and drummer Russell Burton.

 

Pianist and composer Billy Childs has emerged as one of the foremost American composers of his era, perhaps the most distinctly American composer since Aaron Copland—for like Copland, he has successfully married the musical products of his heritage with the Western neoclassical traditions of the 20th century in a powerful symbiosis of style, range, and dynamism. A native of Los Angeles, Childs grew up immersed in jazz, classical and popular music influences.  He studied under Robert Linn and Marton Lauridsen at USC before being discovered by trumpet legend Freddie Hubbard, with whom he embarked on a successful performing and recording tour.  He has recorded and/or performed with J.J. Johnson, Joe Henderson, Wynton Marsalis ad many others.

 

Childs Is also an in-demand composer.  He's been commissioned by ensembles including the Detroit Symphony, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Kronos Quartet, Ying Quartet, and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, among others. Childs has earned 13 Grammy nominations and four Grammy Awards, as well as winning a Chamber Music America Composer's Grant, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, as well as the music award from The American Academy of Arts and Letters. Map to the Treasure, his acclaimed 2014 tribute to Laura Nyro, featured Renee Fleming, Yo-Yo Ma, Wayne Shorter, Alison Kraus, Dianne Reeves, Chris Botti, Esperanza Spalding, Lisa Fischer, Susan Tedeschi, Rickie Lee Jones, Shawn Colvin, Becca Stevens, Chris Potter, brian Blade, Steve Wilson and Jerry Douglas.

 

As a pianist he has performed with Yo-Yo Ma, Sting, Renee Fleming, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Chick Corea, Wynton Marsalis, the Kronos Quartet, Jack DeJohnette, Dave Holland, Ron Carter, The Ying Quartet, The American Brass Quintet and Chris Botti. His latest release is 2017's Rebirth.

 

Jazz at Princeton University serves to promote this uniquely American music as a contemporary and relevant art form.  Our goals are to convey the vast musical and social history of jazz, establish a strong theoretical and stylistic foundation with regard to improvisation and composition, and

emphasize the development of individual expression and creativity. Offerings of this program include academic course work, performing ensembles, master classes, private study, and independent projects.

 

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Valid from 04/06/2017 to 05/14/2017

Music at Princeton University December 2013

11/12/2013

Thursday, December 5
Friday, December 6
 

Princeton University Orchestra & 
University Concert Jazz Ensemble
Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, 7:30PM
 
The Princeton University Orchestra, led by Michael Pratt, and the Princeton University Concert Jazz Ensemble, led by Dr. Anthony D.J. Branker will come together for two concerts featuring the world premiere of Teatro di Strada, a new work written by Princeton graduate, composer David Sanford and featuring acclaimed saxophonist Ralph Bowen.  The complete program follows:
 
 
Dr. Anthony D.J. Branker  Ballad for Trayvon Martin for Orchestra and       Jazz Quartet* (Ralph Bowen, tenor saxophone)
David Sanford  Teatro di Strada* (Ralph Bowen, tenor saxophone) 
Beethoven  Overture to Egmont, Op. 84 (JJ Warshaw, guest conductor)
Dvorak  Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95 "From the New World"
 
*World Premiere
 
Tickets are $15 General, $5 Students.  Please call 609-258-9220 or 
Thursday, December 5
 

Jazz @ Café Vivian
Café Vivian, Frist Campus Center, 11:00PM
 
The University Jazz Vocal Collective, coached by Dr. Anthony D.J. Branker, performs at Café Vivian. 
 
FREE admission.
 
Sponsored by the Program in Jazz Studies
Sunday, December 8 
BACH DAY
 

Princeton Chapel Choir
Penna Rose, Conductor
University Chapel, 2:30PM
 
The Princeton Chapel Choir will perform selections from Bach's Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 with orchestra as part of a "Bach Day" at Princeton.
 
FREE admission.

Princeton University Glee Club & 
Chamber Choir
Gabriel Crouch, Director
Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, 5:00PM
 
The Princeton University Glee Club & Chamber Choir , led by Gabriel Crouch, will continue "Bach Day" with a performance Bach's Magnificat, BWV 243 at Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall. 
 
TICKETS:  $15 General, $5 Students.  Please call 609-258-9220 or BUY TICKETS NOW.
Wednesday, December 11
 

MUS 215:  Projects in Jazz Performance with Mark Gross, Saxophone
McAlpin Rehearsal Hall, 8:00PM
 
Recital for Music 215: Projects in Jazz Performance with visiting artist, alto and soprano saxophonist Mark Gross
 
FREE admission.
 
Sunday, December 15
 

Anthony Branker & Word Play
Solley Theatre, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts 3:00PM
 
Dr. Anthony D.J. Branker & Word Play, featuring David Binney, alto-saxophone; Ralph Bowen, tenor and soprano saxophone; Conrad Herwig, trombone; Jim Ridl, piano; Kenny Davis, bass; Donald Edwards, drums; Renato Thoms, conguero; and Alison Crockett, vocals, present a pre-recording session concert performance of a new suite by composer Anthony Banker for his upcoming CD Forward to be released on Origin Records
 
FREE admission. 
 

Valid from 11/12/2013 to 12/16/2013

November Events at Princeton University's Department of Music

10/14/2013

Monday, November 4
 
Works-In-Progress Talk:  
Elise Bonner, Princeton University
Cone Seminar Room, Mendel Library, Woolworth Center, 4:30PM
 
Title TBD.
 
 
FREE admission. 
Tuesday, November 5
 
Princeton Sound Kitchen:
The Black Box Project
Wilson College Black Box Theatre, 8:00PM
 
The Princeton Sound Kitchen presents Princeton composers Alex Dowling, Amanda Feery, Wally GunnDave Molk, and Jason Treuting showing newly devised performance works with director Laura Sheedy.
 
 
 
FREE admission. 
Thursday, November 7
 
The St. Lawrence String Quartet
Pre-Concert event at 7:00PM, free to ticketholders
Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, 8:00PM
 
The St. Lawrence String QuartetEnsemble-in-Residence at Stanford University, perform a program of Haydn, Dvorák, and Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer at Richardson Auditorium.  Said Alex Ross in The New Yorker, "The St. Lawrence are remarkable not simply for the quality of their music making, exalted as it is, but for the joy they take in the act of connection."  The complete program follows:
 
HAYDN Quartet in D Major, Op. 71, No. 2
R. MURRAY SCHAFER Quartet No. 3
DVORÁK Quartet in A-flat Major, Op. 105                                 
 
TICKETS:  $45, $35, $20 General, $10, $5 Students.  Please call 609-258-9220 or BUY TICKETS NOW >
 
Join the SLSQ on stage following the concert for a late night chamber jam! All string players welcome. Please call 609-258-2800 for more information and to register.
 
Saturday, November 9
 
Lions and Tigers:  A Joint Concert  with the Columbia Classical Performers
Mathey Common Room, 7:00PM
 
An evening of chamber music, featuring undergraduate musicians from Columbia University and Princeton University. Food and refreshments provided.
 
FREE admission.
Sunday, November 10
 
Richardson Chamber Players:  
Brass Bonanza
Michael Pratt, Director
Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, 3:00PM
 
Players to include: Wayne DuMaine, trumpet; Brian Brown, tuba; John Ferrari, percussion; Benjamin Herrington, trombone; Francine Kay, piano; Chris Komer, horn; Anna Lim, violin.  The complete program follows:
 
GIOVANNI GABRIELI Madrigale  (Alma Cortes'e Bella)
GEORGE GERSHWIN Transcriptions for Trumpet and Piano
OSKAR BOEHME Sextet for Brass in E-flat Minor, Op. 30
  DAVID SANFORD  Forlorn Rags for Trombone and Marimba
  BRAHMS Horn Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 40  
 
TICKETS:  $15 General, $5 Students.  Please call 609-258-9220 or BUY TICKETS NOW >
Wednesday, November 13
 
Jazz Vespers
University Chapel, 8:00PM
 
Featuring the University Jazz Vespers Ensemble.   
 
FREE admission.
Thursday, November 14
 
Yosvany Terry, Saxophone & His Quintet
Solley Theater, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, Arts Council of Princeton, 7:00PM 

Afro-Cuban alto saxophonist/composer 
Yosvany Terry and His Quintet perform at the Arts Council of Princeton (102 Witherspoon Street).

 

 

 

 

FREE admission.

 

Co-Sponsored by the Program in Jazz Studies

Thursday, November 14
 
Jazz @ Café Vivian
Café Vivian, Frist Campus Center, 11:00PM
 
 
FREE admission.
 
Sponsored by the Program in Jazz Studies
Friday, November 15
 
Princeton University Glee Club 
Chamber Choir
Gabriel Crouch, Conductor
Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, 7:30PM
 
 
The Princeton University Glee Club and Chamber Choir hosts Yale for a centennial celebration featuring the world premiere of jointly commissioned double choir work by Jaakko Mäntyjärvi.  Also on the program will be Herbert Howells' "Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing" written for JFK's memorial service in 1963 as well as a work by Benjamin Britten to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the composers birth. 
 
 
TICKETS:  $15 General, $5 Students.  Please call 609-258-9220 or BUY TICKETS NOW >
 
Saturday, November 16
 
Meet The Music:  A Trilling Event
Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, 1:00PM
 

A wacky private ear, Inspector Pulse, must determine the identity of a highly ornamented tune for a desperate client.  The tune has a familiar ring, but it is so full of trills, trinkets, and decorative doodads that the Inspector must investigate all the ways a melody can be embellished in order to solve the mystery.  Featuring music of Telemann, Handel, Bach, and more. 
 
Your youngster's life-long love of music will begin the moment he or she "meets the music" in person in Richardson Auditorium.  Kids embrace the joys of classical chamber music in this renowned program of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, hosted by composer Bruce Adolphe, Director of Family Programs at CMSLC.  A 21st Century embodiment of composer/educator Leonard Bernstein and comedian/performer Victor Borge, Adolphe makes the discovery -- or rediscovery -- of chamber music a hoot for the whole family.
 
 
TICKETS:  $10 Adults, $5 Children.  Please call 609-258-9220 or BUY TICKETS NOW >.  Purchase a subscription to both Meet The Music Concerts together and save 20% SUBSCRIBE NOW >
Tuesday, November 19
 
Princeton Sound Kitchen
Dan Trueman, Director
Solley Theater, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, Arts Council of Princeton, 8:00PM


Works by Cameron Britt, Dave Molk, Cenk Ergün, Elliot ColeViet Cuong, Jason Treuting

Alex Dowling, Emma O'Halloran, and Dan Trueman

 

 

 

 

 

FREE admission. 

Wednesday, November 20
 
University Jazz Vocal Collective & Crossing Borders Improvisational Music Ensemble
Solley Theater, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, Arts Council of Princeton, 7:30PM
 
University Jazz Vocal Collective & Crossing Borders Improvisational Music Ensemble, coached by Dr. Anthony D.J. Branker perform at the Arts Council of Princeton.
 
FREE admission.
 
Sponsored by the Program in Jazz Studies
Thursday, November 21
 
Musicology Colloquium:  Anne Danielsen, University of Oslo
Room 106, Woolworth Center, 4:30PM
 
 
 
"Microrhythm in Groove-based Music"
 
 
 
FREE admission.
 
Thursday, November 21
 
Behzod Abduraimov, Piano
Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, 8:00PM
 
"Rip-roaringly exciting" and "a gift from God" are among the breathless reviews 23-year-old pianist Behzod Abduraimov has elicited, as well as this from the International Record Review: "He has the neuro-motor responses of a jungle cat and the energy reserves of an Olympic athlete on peak form." After achieving a sensational victory in the 2009 London International Piano Competition, winning first prize with a thrilling performance of Prokofiev's Third Concerto, the young phenom toured with the Sydney Symphony under Vladimir Ashkenazy, a great pianist in his own right. Abduraimov's electrifying version of Saint-Saëns's Dance Macabre is that of an artist possessed -- and sporting a rather sly grin.  The complete program follows: 
 
BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 12 in A-flat Major, Op. 26
BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 23 in F Major, Op. 57, "Appassionata"         
CHOPIN  Fantasia in F Minor, Op. 49
LISZT Benediction de Dieu dans la solitude, S. 173/3
SAINT-SAËNS/LISZT/HOROWITZ  Danse Macabre, Op.40   
 
TICKETS: $45, $35, $20 General, $5, $10 Students.  Please call 609-258-9220 or       
Friday, November 22
 
Jazz Colloquium:  David Binney, Composer & Saxophonist
McAlpin Hall, Woolworth Center, 1:30PM
 
 
Jazz Colloquium featuring composer and saxophonist David Binney.
 
 
 
FREE admission.

Sponsored by the Program in Jazz Studies
Saturday, November 23
 
University Concert Jazz Ensemble
Dr. Anthony D.J. Branker, Conductor
& the David Binney Quartet
Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, 8:00PM
 
 
The University Concert Jazz Ensemble
conducted by Dr. Anthony D.J. Branker plus the David Binney Quartet featuring David Binney, alto saxophone; Jacob Sacks, piano; Eivind Opsvik, bass; and Dan Weiss, drums. 
 
 
 
TICKETS:  $15 General, $5 Students or BUY TICKETS NOW >

Sponsored by the Program in Jazz Studies
If you are hosting a musical event at Princeton and would like to include your event on the Music at Princeton calendar, please visit the Music Department Website.  The Music Department hosts many concerts each season.  Please sign up for the monthly Music at Princeton calendar,  or check the  Music Department website.

Valid from 10/14/2013 to 11/24/2013

Music at Princeton University January 2014

12/19/2013

Friday, January 10
Saturday, January 11
 

Princeton University Opera Theater Presents
Monteverdi's The Coronation of Poppea
Michael Pratt, Conductor
Ethan Heard, Director
Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, 7:30PM
 
The Princeton University Opera Theater presents a production of Claudio Monteverdi's The Coronation of Poppea, directed by Ethan Heard and conducted by Michael Pratt
 
Tickets are $10 General, Free for Students.  Please call 609-258-9220 or 
Wednesday, January 8
 

MUS 210:  Beginning Workshop in Musical Composition Concert
McAlpin Hall, Woolworth Center, 7:30PM
 
Program featuring music by students in MUS 210 Beginning Workshop in Musical Composition taught by Paul Lansky.
 
FREE Admission.
 
Sunday, January 19  

Princeton University Glee Club & 
Chamber Choir
Gabriel Crouch, Director
West Side Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood, NJ, 4:00PM
 
The Princeton University Glee Club & Chamber Choirled by Gabriel Crouch, will perform as part of the West Side Concert Series at the West Side Presbyterian Church located at 6 South Monroe Street, Ridgewood, NJ
 
FREE Admission.
Happy Holidays!  
We look forward to seeing you in 2014.

If you are hosting a musical event at Princeton and would like to include your event on the Music at Princeton calendar, please visit the Music Department Website.  The Music Department hosts many concerts each season.  Please sign up for the monthly Music at Princeton calendar,  or check the  Music Department website.

Valid from 12/19/2013 to 01/20/2014

Music at Princeton University March 2014

02/11/2014

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MARCH 2014

 

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Saturday, March 1
 
The 3rd Annual Columbia/Princeton 
Jazz Summit
Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, 8:00PM
 
Tickets are $15 General; $5 Students.  Please call 609-258-9220.
Sunday, March 2
 
The Richardson Chamber Players
Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, 3:00PM
 
 
Players to include Elizabeth DiFelice, piano; Wayne DuMaine, trumpet; Jo-Ann Sternberg, clarinet; Alistair MacRae, cello; Sarah Pelletier, soprano; Matthew Sullivan, oboe; Kyle Armbrustt, viola; members of the Princeton University Orchestra conducted by Michael Pratt.
 
ROY HARRIS  Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight
            BARBER  Adagio for String Quartet
            BERNSTEIN  Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
            CARTER  Tempo e Tempi
            COPLAND  Quiet City
 
Tickets are $15 General; $5 Students.  Please call 609-258-9220 or BUY TICKETS NOW>
Monday, March 3
 
Musicology Colloquium:  
Sydney Hutchinson, Syracuse University
Woolworth Center, Room 106, 4:30PM
 
Sydney Hutchinson of Syracuse University presents "A Tigress of a Different Stripe: Performing Gender in Dominican Music from Fefita to Rita." 
FREE Admission.
Tuesday, March 4  
Princeton Sound Kitchen
Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall, 8:00PM
 
The Princeton Sound Kitchen presents Jennifer Frautschi, violin and John Blacklow, piano in a program of works by Princeton professors Barbara White and Steven Mackey.  The program also features music by Stephen Hartkee, Elena Ruehrd, and Dan Coleman.
FREE Admission.
Thursday, March 6  
Jazz @ Café Vivian
Café Vivian, Frist Campus Center, 11:00PM
 
Featuring the University Monk/Mingus Ensemble coached by Jim Ridl.
 
FREE Admission.
 
Sponsored by the Program in Jazz Studies
 
Friday, March 7
Saturday, March 8
 
Princeton University Orchestra
Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, 7:30PM
 

The Princeton University Orchestra performs Friday, March 7 at 7:30PM and Saturday, March 8 at 7:30PM at Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall.  Led by Maestro Michael Pratt, the Orchestra will perform a program to include Benjamin Britten's cantata Phaedra - the composer's last vocal work - featuring mezzo-soprano Barbara Rearick. Princeton sophomore Jessie Chen will join the Orchestra as soloist for Max Bruch's Scottish Fantasy for violin and orchestra and junior Nicholas Stead will perform Maurice Ravel's Piano Concerto for the Left Hand. Both Chen and Stead are winners of the Orchestra's annual Concerto Competition. The program will conclude with one of Mozart's beloved late works,the Symphony No. 38 in D Major "Prague." Princeton Professor of Music Wendy Heller will offer pre-performance remarks about Phaedra, which is presented as part of the campus-wide initiative"Myth in Transformation: The Phaedra Project"

 

 
Tickets are $15 General, $5 Students.  Please call 609-258-9220.
Sunday, March 9  
Richard Goode, Piano 
C.K. Williams, Poet
Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, 3:00PM
Pre-concert talk moderated by Professor Jeff Dolven at 2:00PM
 

On the heels of the successful Princeton University Concerts collaboration of countertenor David Daniels and choreographer Mark Morris, two more superlative artists partner in 2014: Grammy-winning pianist Richard Goode and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet C.K. Williams

 

The New York Times calls the poetry-loving Mr. Goode

"a poet of the piano," while Paul Muldoon hails Mr. Williams, who has written of music as "this exaltation, this splendor, this bliss," as "one of the most distinguished poets of his generation." Among the pieces Mr. Goode will perform is Janacek's On an Overgrown Path , one of the works in which the composer expressed his profound despair at the death of his 21-year-old daughter. Missing the partnership of these like-minded poets -- a Princeton exclusive -- would be tragic indeed.  

 

Please note that this concert was rescheduled from the 2012-2013 season and will be offered free to all subscribers who were originally holding a ticket to the concert on May 9, 2013.

 
Tickets are $45, $35, $20 General and $10, $5 Students.  Please call 609-258-9220 or BUY TICKETS NOW >
Wednesday, March 12  
Jazz Vespers
University Chapel, 8:00PM
 
 
FREE Admission.
 
Sponsored by the Program in Jazz Studies
 
Saturday, March 15
 
Meet The Music:  "Leave it to Ludwig"
Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, 1:00PM
 
 
Kids ages six and up embrace the joys of classical chamber music in this renowned program of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, hosted by composer Bruce Adolphe, Director of Family Programs at CMSLC.  A 21st Century embodiment of composer/educator Leonard Bernstein and comedian/performer Victor Borge, Adolphe makes the discovery -- or rediscovery -- of chamber music a hoot for the whole family.
 
Beethoven's instrumental music creates powerful stories.  But what is the tale?  His music tells of everyday human life, full of action and emotions.  Beethoven himself will appear in Richardson to help a young pianist play his music as he meant it to be played.  Featuring music of Beethoven.
 
Tickets are $10 Adults, $5 Kids.  Please call 609-258-9220 or BUY TICKETS NOW>
Tuesday, March 25  
Princeton Sound Kitchen
Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall, 8:00PM

The Princeton Sound Kitchen presents an evening of video works and multi-channel audio works by Princeton composers.
FREE Admission.
Thursday, March 27
 
Musicology Colloquium:  
Mark Anthony Neal, Duke University
Woolworth Center, Room 106, 4:30PM
 
Mark Anthony Neal presents "Trapped in the Soul Closet" 
FREE Admission.
 
Thursday, March 27  
Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-Soprano
Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, 8:00PM
 
"A commanding, royal presence" is how Vanity Fair refers to golden-voiced mezzo Joyce DiDonato, who says the characters in her recent album, "Drama Queens," run the gamut of emotions from "suicidal sadness to rapturous bliss." For Gramophone Magazine's Hall of Fame issue, composer Jake Heggie said the Kansas-born mega-star's staggering artistry "reminds us that in any generation there are few giants... She is a transformative presence...  Joyce sings and the world is suddenly brighter. Every gleaming note and phrase is infused with connection, meaning and an almost unnerving empathy."  And here is Alex Ross in The New Yorker: "There are singers who are secure in technique but cautious in expression, there are singers who deliver passion but damage the ears, and then there is Joyce DiDonato, who consistently finds the golden mean... [She] has a way of capturing extreme emotions without resorting to excess: she is a singer not only of flair and power but of intelligence and taste."  The intelligent (not to mention tasteful) thing for you to do would be to purchase tickets to her only 2014 United States recital -- right here in Princeton -- right now.
 
Tickets are $45, $35, $20 General, $10, $5 Students.  Please call 609-258-9220 or BUY TICKETS NOW>
Friday, March 28  
Student Recital
Darya Koltunyuk '15, Piano
Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall, 7:30PM
 
Program TBA. 
 
FREE Admission.
 
Saturday, March 29  
Student Recital
Deberly Kaufmann'14, Cello
Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall, 7:30PM
 
Program TBA. 
 
FREE Admission.
 
Sunday, March 30  
Student Recital
Priscella Chan '14, Piano
Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall, 3:00PM
 
Program TBA. 
 
FREE Admission.
 
If you are hosting a musical event at Princeton and would like to include your event on the Music at Princeton calendar, please visit the Music Department Website.  The Music Department hosts many concerts each season.  Please sign up for the monthly Music at Princeton calendar,  or check the  Music Department website.

Valid from 02/11/2014 to 03/31/2014

McCarter & Princeton University Art Museum Announce Hot Pursuit: A pARTy Crawl April 5, 2014

03/26/2014

Hot Pursuit: A pARTy Crawl

Date

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Time

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Where

Art Museum

Join fellow young professionals and students on April 5 at the Princeton University Art Museum and satisfy your thirst for culture, art, music, food, and wine—all for FREE! Enjoy student-led tours of selected art in the museum’s collection, performances by L’Avant-Scène, pan-European food and wine, and more!

Then follow the tunes of Roaring 20 (R20) to McCarter for a 7pm performance of The Barber of Seville. Performance tickets are $15 for students* and $20 for 35 and under; you must show valid I.D. when picking up your tickets.

Order your Tickets HERE.
For $15 student tickets, use promo code:STUTIX For $20 35 & Under tickets, use promo code:HOTPURSUIT

*Princeton University students, use your TigerCard for FREE tickets or $5 with promo code: PUSTUTIX

Valid from 03/26/2014 to 04/06/2014

Princeton University Glee Club Upcoming Concerts

10/07/2014

Friday October 24, 2014, 7:30pm
Richardson Auditorium
Princeton University Glee Club and Chamber Choir
'
The Football Concert' - a 100 year tradition
Harvard Glee Club visits Princeton Glee Club

Friday, November 14, 2014, 7:30pm
Woolsey Hall
Princeton University Glee Club and Chamber Choir

'The Football Concert' - a 100-year tradition
Princeton Glee Club visits Yale Glee Club

Sunday, December 7, 2014, 5pm
Richardson Auditorium

Princeton University Glee Club with
Princeton University combined Jazz Ensembles
A holiday special featuring music for the season and spotlighting Wynton Marsalis' gospel masterpiece 'Abyssinian Mass'.

Friday, February 20, 2015, 7:30pm
THE GLEE CLUB PRESENTS

Theatre of Voices
Paul Hiller, conductor

Friday, February 27, 2015, 7:30pm
Richardson Auditorium

Princeton University Glee Club and
Nassau Sinfonia

Walter L. Nollner Memorial Concert
'Coronation Music': To mark the 300th anniversary of the coronation of King George I, the Glee Club presents music for the grandest of all royal occasions composed by Purcell, Handel, Walton and others

Friday, April 24, 2015, 7:30pm
Richardson Auditorium
Princeton University Glee Club and
Princeton University Orchestra

Verdi 'Requiem'
The superb choral and orchestral musicians of Princeton University, together with a quartet of world class soloists, combine to present one of the towering masterworks of classical music

Friday, May 29, 2015, TBD
Richardson Auditorium
Princeton University Glee Club
Thomas Tallis - Spem in Alium 
Annual Glee Club Reunion

Tickets can be bought at the Frist Box Office (609-258-9220) or by visiting princetongleeclub.com

Valid from 10/07/2014 to 01/01/2015

Princeton University Music Department November Concert Highlights

10/27/2013

The Princeton University Department of Music presents a variety of concerts for the month of November featuring performances from the Princeton University Concert Jazz Ensemble, led by Dr. Anthony D.J. Branker (Nov. 23), the Princeton University Glee Club and Chamber Choir, conducted by Gabriel Crouch  (Nov. 15) and the Princeton Sound Kitchen, directed by Dan Trueman (Nov. 5 & 19). Princeton Sound Kitchen events are free and open to the public.  To purchase tickets to any other performances please call 609-258-9220 or visit princeton.edu/utickets.  Here are some highlights for November 2013:

 

 

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY GLEE CLUB AND CHAMBER CHOIR

Gabriel Crouch, Conductor

 

Led by Gabriel Crouch, the Princeton University Glee Club is Princeton’s oldest and most prestigious choir.  Members come to the ensemble from all backgrounds, all corners of the globe, and all academic departments on campus.  The Glee Club’s repertoire consists of anything from the 15th to the 21st century, from the most solemnly sacred to the most provocatively profane, and from the most revered choral masterworks to the Princeton fight songs of which they are the proud keepers.

 

Friday, November 15, 2013 at 7:30pm, Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall

Princeton University Glee Club and Chamber Choir and Yale Glee Club

 

Jaakko Mäntyjärvi: The Famous Tay Whale for double choir (World Premiere) (Joint Commission with Yale)

Herbert Howells:  Take Him, Earth, For Cherishing

Benjamin Britten:  A movement from Sacred and Profane, Op. 91

 

I have worked with, and loved Jaakko's music for many years,” says Glee Club Director, Gabriel Crouch.  “There is no such thing as an easy piece of Mäntyjärvi - his harmonic language is much too complex for that - but he has a wonderful gift for story-telling and a keen eye for dark humor, so even the first rehearsal of the toughest work is enormous fun. When we commissioned him to write for this concert, we encouraged him to seek a text which felt appropriate to him, and I could almost see the twinkle in his eye when I got the email saying that he'd chosen William McGonagall's 'The Famous Tay Whale' - renowned as one of the worst poems in the history of the English language. We think that this work is a masterpiece of the genre - a typically melodramatic and sardonic setting of the text, with a dazzling and fiendishly difficult piano 4-hands accompaniment.”  Tickets are $15 General, $5 Students and are available by calling 609-258-9220 or online at princeton.edu/utickets

 

PRINCETON SOUND KITCHEN

Dan Trueman, Director

 

Princeton Sound Kitchen (formerly the Composer’s Ensemble) provides a forum for Princeton composers to realize their musical visions onstage, cultivating a spirit of exploration and inquiry.  Each season the next generation of the most gifted young composers, students in Princeton’s celebrated Ph.D. Program in Composition, create acoustic, electronic, improvised and theatrical works, bringing them to life in collaboration with today’s leading performers of contemporary music.  This season features electric guitar quartet Dither, the Mivos String Quartet, pianist Lisa Moore, inaugural Lewis Center Fellow Jason Treuting (of So Percussion), and The Nash Ensemble of London.   Please visit princetonsoundkitchen.org for more information. 

 

Tuesday, November 5 at 8PM at the Black Box Theater, Wilson College

The Black Box Project 

Princeton composers Alex Dowling, Amanda Feery, Wally Gunn, Dave Molk and Jason Treuting will be showing newly devised performance works in a black box theater with director Laura Sheedy.

 

Tuesday, November 19, Arts Council of Princeton, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street

Obsession

New works for solos and duos by Princeton composers Cameron Britt, Elliot Cole, Viet Cuong, Alex Dowling, Cenk Ergün, Emma O’Halloran, Chris Rogerson and Jason Treuting.

 

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLES

Dr. Anthony D.J. Branker, Conductor

 

If you want to discover,” says Dr. Anthony D.J. Branker – who now celebrates his 25th year heading the Princeton University Jazz Program -  “always be willing to explore.” And that neatly sums up the purpose of the university jazz program, which seeks to educate and expose the university community to the artistic and historical significance of jazz. Princeton’s jazz groups have performed in Europe, Asia, and Australia, and have collaborated with other prestigious ensembles including those from The Juilliard School and The Royal College of Music in Stockholm. They’ve also worked with Grammy-winning trumpeter/composer Terence Blanchard on A Tale of God’s (Requiem for Katrina).

 

Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 8pm, Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall

Princeton University Concert Jazz Ensemble conducted by Dr. Anthony D.J. Branker plus the David Binney Quartet featuring alto saxophonist David Binney, pianist Jacob Sacks, bassist Eivind Opsvik, and drummer Dan Weiss.  Tickets:  $15 General, $5 Students.  Please call 609-258-9220 or visit princeton.edu/utickets

 

Please check the Department’s website www.princeton.edu/music throughout the year for guest lectures, colloquia, conferences, and additional performances featuring student soloists and ensembles including the Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk), Princeton Opera Company (POCO), and many others.

 

Valid from 10/27/2013 to 11/24/2013

Princeton University Orchestra Announces Final Concerts of Spring Semester April 27 & 28, 2012

04/11/2012

 

In the conclusion of his thirty-fifth anniversary season, Music Director Michael Pratt will lead the Princeton Univeristy Orchestra’s final spring semester concerts April 27 and 28 in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall. The program will focus on two monuments of modernism: Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring and three scenes from Alban Berg’s Wozzeck, featuring soprano Sarah Pelletier.

 

“Two towering works from the first two decades of the twentieth century make up our last program of the season,” observed Michael Pratt, now celebrating his thirty-fifth year conducting at Princeton. “Wozzeck is a heart-rending tale of the downfall of a couple crushed by poverty and a brutal society, and contains some of the century's most moving music. The Rite of Spring, which famously caused a riot at its premiere in 1913, is one of the most thrilling and overwhelming works in the repertory. As well-known as it is, chances to hear it live are actually fairly rare. To hear it played by a talented, energetic collection of young musicians jumping into it for the first time is a special treat.”

 

Soprano Sarah Pelletier is a member of Princeton's voice faculty. Praised by The Boston Globe for possessing “virtues of voice, intelligence and musicianship… with purity of tone and expression,” Pelletier demonstrates these qualities in all her performances. She has performed as guest artist at Spoleto Festival USA, Bard Music Festival, and Aldeburgh Festival. Highlights of past seasons include a solo recital on the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage; Berg's Wozzeck and Schwantner's Magabunda with New England Philharmonic; Bach's B minor Mass with San Francisco Bach Choir; Handel's Messiah with New Jersey Symphony Orchestra; the title role in Schumann's Genoveva and Handel's Ariodante with Emmanuel Music; and Sondheim's Sweeney Todd with Princeton Festival Opera.

 

$15 General; $8 Students

Via phone at: (609) 258-9220

Online at: http://www.princeton.edu/utickets/tixbuy.html

In person: Frist Campus Center Box Office, Monday – Friday 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm and at Richardson Auditorium two hours prior to performance.


Valid from 04/11/2012 to 04/30/2012

Princeton Symphony Orchestra and Princeton University Art Museum Present Festival of Music and Art October 6, 2012

09/05/2012

 

Saturday, October 6, 2012, from noon to 5 pm, the Princeton Symphony Orchestra is partnering with the Princeton University Art Museum to present the second annual Festival of Music and Art on the Princeton University campus. The festival will give families a chance to experience two of the Princeton community’s most enduring and brilliant cultural institutions: its extraordinary art museum and its award-winning symphony orchestra. With the theme Asian Adventures, the family festival celebrates art and music either by Asian artists or about Eastern culture. It is produced as part of the PSO BRAVO! education programs, and is geared toward children ages four through 12 and their families.

 

One of the festival’s main attractions will be the PSO Family Concert, taking place at 2:30 pm at the PSO’s stunning home venue, Richardson Auditorium. Conducted by PSO Music Director Rossen Milanov, the concert will stage a kid-friendly introduction to live orchestral music that is sophisticated enough for adults to enjoy as well, with a program partially derived from the PSO’s first Classical Series concert of the season, China’s Glory. It opens with the U.S. premiere of a work called The Grand Canal by young Chinese-American composer Zhou Tian; the piece incorporates traditional Chinese instruments, such as the erhu and ruan, as well as traditional Chinese singing, making it a unique opportunity for families to discover the distinct music of China. The Grand Canal is followed by Camille Saint-Saens’ “Bacchanale” and Alexander Borodin’s “Polovtsian Dances.” Taken from the operas Samson and Delilah and Prince Igor, respectively, both pieces have a distinct Middle-Eastern flavor and culminate in frenetic dances that are sure to have the audience bouncing in their seats!

 

Before and after the concert, just across the Princeton University campus at the Princeton University Art Museum, docents and museum staff will guide children as they explore the museum’s vast Asian art collections through a scavenger hunt, and create their own Chinese-inspired scrolls and calligraphy. The museum’s family art activities will take place from noon to 5 pm and refreshments will be served.

 

The Festival of Music and Art will be an unforgettable day spent discovering Asia’s rich culture—and with concert tickets priced at just $10 each, and activities at the museum presented free of charge, it is an affordable afternoon of family fun. For concert tickets, please call the PSO at (609) 497-0020 or buy online at www.princetonsymphony.org/performances/tickets. Subject to availability, tickets may also be purchased at the Richardson Auditorium box office the day of the concert.

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ABOUT THE PRINCETON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Whether performing classical masterworks, introducing music by modern-day masters, or hosting students at their first live symphony performance, the Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) is a cultural centerpiece of the Princeton community and one of New Jersey’s finest music organizations. Led by Music Director Rossen Milanov and guided by an extraordinary Board of Trustees, the PSO offers orchestral, pops, and chamber music programs of the highest quality, as well as lectures and other events to complement these concerts. Through PSO BRAVO!, the orchestra produces wide-reaching and innovative education programs, carried out in partnerships with local schools and arts organizations. With funding for excellence from the National Endowment for the Arts, the PSO is also a multiple-year recipient of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts’ highest honors—a Citation of Excellence and designation as a Major Arts Institution—and in June 2011, the PSO received an ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming. The only professional orchestra to make its home in Princeton, the PSO performs at historic Richardson Auditorium on the campus of Princeton University.

 

Find the PSO online at www.princetonsymphony.org; on Facebook at www.facebook.com/princetonsymphony; and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/psomusic.

 

ABOUT PSO BRAVO! EDUCATION PROGRAMS

The Princeton Symphony Orchestra’s acclaimed PSO BRAVO! education programs reach more than 10,000 students each year. Meet the Orchestra! establishes PSO musicians in teaching partnerships at more than 30 public, private, and special-needs elementary schools throughout Central New Jersey, and stages full-orchestra performances for elementary school students each spring. At the middle school level, Listen Up! invites students to attend Classical Series concerts and create visual art in response to the music they hear. Through Master It!, advanced high school and college instrumentalists participate in public masterclasses with world-renowned artists. PSO BRAVO! also presents a variety of activities outside of schools, including the Instrument Petting Zoo at Communiversity, programs at the Princeton Public Library and West Windsor Arts Council, and the Festival of Music and Art in partnership with the Princeton University Art Museum. From kindergarten through college, PSO BRAVO! inspires the next generation of musicians and audiences.

Valid from 09/05/2012 to 10/07/2012

Princeton University Concerts Opens 2012-2013 Season with the Takács String Quartet October 4, 2012

09/05/2012

Princeton University Concerts opens its 2012-2013 season on Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 8PM with the Takács String Quartet, recognized by many as the finest string quartet in the world today.  The concert will take place in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall with works by Schubert, Britten and Dvorák. Professor Scott Burnham will bring the program to life in a pre-concert talk at 7PM, free to ticket holders.

PROGRAM
SCHUBERT String Quartet No. 13 in A Minor, D. 804 (“Rosamunde”)
BRITTEN String Quartet No. 2 in C Major
DVORÁK String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, Op. 96 (“American”)

The Takács has entered the pantheon of the world’s great string quartets, as evidenced by their hugely engaging performances and unique blend of drama, warmth and humor, as well as their recent appointment as Associate Artists of London’s prestigious Wigmore Hall. Takács “established itself as one of the world’s eminent string ensembles soon after its founding in 1975,” according to The New York Times, which termed their recent Carnegie Hall performance “utterly gripping.” Their program begins with one of Schubert’s last quartets and, marking the centenary of his birth, one by Britten, who in 1945 called it “the greatest advance that I have yet made.” The evening concludes with Dvorák’s “American” Quartet, which, during a visit to the Czech community in Spillville, Iowa, spilled out of the composer in a matter of days.

JUST ADDED

Princeton University Concerts is pleased to announce an addition to its schedule.  The Tokyo String Quartet will appear on the series on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 7:30PM.  This FREE concert, a gift to the Princeton community, will mark one of the Tokyo Quartet’s final performances before its extraordinary 44-year history comes to an end in June 2013.  Princeton’s love affair with the quartet spans four decades and dozens of appearances.  They leave behind an amazing legacy, including close to 20 CD’s recorded in Princeton’s own Richardson Auditorium.  PUC is proud of its association with this exceptional ensemble and invites the public to join them in bidding the quartet a musical farewell.  Admission is free but reservations are required.  Call University ticketing at 609-258-9220.

Both Subscriptions and Single Tickets are now on sale for the 2012-2013 season.  PUC offers several different subscription packages making it easier to subscribe. For more information, contact the PUC concert office at 609-258-2800. 
 

LISTING INFORMATION

TAKÁCS STRING QUARTET    

WHEN:    Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 8:00PM;  Pre-Concert talk by Scott Burnham at 7:00PM
WHERE:  Princeton University Concerts, Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall
TICKETS:  $40, $30, $20  General;  $10, $5 Students

By Phone:  609-258-9220
Online:  princeton.edu/utickets
In Person:  Frist Campus Center Ticket Office (open Monday-Friday, 12-6pm), Richardson Auditorium Ticket Office (open two hours prior to the performances at Richardson Auditorium)

PICTURES: Please contact Princeton University Concerts for pictures of the Takács Quartet or download them directly from the artist’s website athttp://www.takacsquartet.com
PROGRAM  NOTES:  Program Notes are available by contacting Princeton University Concerts at (609) 258-2800

 
TOKYO STRING QUARTET

WHEN:  Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 7:30PM
WHERE: Princeton University Concerts,  Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall
TICKETS: Free but reservations required.  Call 609-258-9220 for tickets.
PICTURES:  Please contact Princeton University Concerts for pictures of the Tokyo Quartet or download them directly from the artist’s website athttp://www.tokyoquartet.com
PROGRAM NOTES:  Program Notes are available by contacting Princeton University Concerts at (609) 258-2800

 
For all questions, contact the Concert Office at (609) 258-2800.
 

Valid from 09/05/2012 to 11/05/2012

The Princeton Singers Concert at Princeton University Art Museum Go Forward This Weekend as Scheduled

11/02/2012

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presents 
DREAMSCAPES 
at
The Princeton University Art Museum
The Princeton Singers hopes that you and your families are safe. Our thoughts are with all who have been affected by Sandy. Our concerts this weekend at the Princeton University Art Museum will go forward as scheduled. We hope you will join us to enjoy a brief respite from the storm aftermath and to experience the healing power of music.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd 
5:30pm 
 
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4th 
5:30pm 
 
 PRINCETON UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM  
Tickets: $15
general admission  
 
This concert is generously supported by
The Princeton University Art Museum
about the performance
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The Princeton Singers, in conjunction with the Princeton University Art Museum's exhibition Dancing into Dreams, presents an exciting program devoted to dreams, invocations, rituals and transformations.  A tapestry of Shaman songs, Peyote rites, aboriginal Australian sun myths and Igbe chanting shows the rich relationship of music and ritual.

Valid from 11/02/2012 to 11/05/2012

Theatre Intime Presents "This Is Our Youth" at the Hamilton Murray Theater in Murray-Dodge Hall, Princeton University.

10/31/2010

No one said growing up was easy…

Kenneth Lonergan’s This Is Our Youth

 

How do we use the advantages we are given? In 1982, on Manhattan's wealthy Upper West Side, articulate, pot-smoking friends Warren Straub, a dejected nineteen-year-old, and Dennis Ziegler, a charismatic, domineering drug dealer, scramble to return the $15,000 they stole from Warren's abusive father. Further complicating things, they are joined by Jessica Goldman, the anxiously insightful young woman Warren yearns for. This Is Our Youth is a hilarious and agonizing look at a young group's pride, privilege, and self-discovery.

            In meticulous, hilarious, and agonizing detail, This Is Our Youth follows forty-eight hours of three very lost young souls in the big city at the dawn of the Reagan Era.  Funny, painful, and compassionate, This Is Our Youth is a living snapshot of the moment between adolescence and adulthood when many young people first go out into the world on their own, armed only with the ideas and techniques they developed as teenagers—ideas and techniques far more sophisticated than their parents ever realize, and far less effectual than they themselves can possibly imagine.

 

This Is Our Youth runs Thursday, November 11 through Saturday, November 13th and Thursday, November 18th through Saturday, November 20th at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 general admission, $10 seniors/faculty/staff, and $8 students.  To purchase tickets, visit www.princeton.edu/utickets, or call the Frist Campus Center Ticket Office at 609-258-1742.  Tickets will also be available for sale at the theater forty-five minutes prior to each performance.  All performances will take place in the Hamilton Murray Theater in Murray-Dodge Hall at Princeton University. 

 

Theatre Intime, a Princeton mainstay since 1920, is the only theater on the University campus run entirely by undergraduate students, provided the finest quality entertainment for the student body and the surrounding community for more than eighty-five years. We invite you to join us for another unforgettable season. For more information, please visit our website at www.theatreintime.org. 

 

For more information, or to schedule a review, contact Sarah Hedgecock at (918) 605-2298 or shedgeco@princeton.edu.

Valid from 10/31/2010 to 11/21/2010

Princeton University Orchestra Features Electric Guitar Concerto premiere, Competition Winners March 4 & 5, 2011

02/15/2011

The Princeton University Orchestra and Michael Pratt will present two evenings of student winners of the University Concerto Competition on concerts Friday March 4 and Saturday March 5 at 8:00 pm. in Richardson Auditorium.  Also featured on the concerts will the premiere of new work for Electric Guitar and Orchestra with the composer as soloist.

 

Mark Dancigers, a fourth year fellow in Princeton’s Ph.D. program in Composition will be the soloist in his own new work, “Concerto for Electric Guitar and Orchestra”. Michael Pratt commented, “Mark is part of a brilliant new generation of composers to blend music from the club and the concert hall into a vibrant stream that is revitalizing much of our concert life. Plus, he is a virtuoso guitarist.”

 

Jessica Anastasio ’11, a flutist who won the Concerto Competition in 2009, will play Mozart’s “Concerto for Flute and Orchestra in D major”. Yoon Won Song ’11 will play Sibelius’” Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D minor”.

 

“The concerti by Mozart and Sibelius are among the most beloved works for each of their respective instruments. Jessica and Yoon are in so many ways representative of Princeton’s musical stars—both engaged in rigorous academic courses of studies, yet both achieving an exceptional level of musical accomplishment. They both will be pursuing graduate study in music performance”, concluded Pratt.

 

 

One may purchase tickets ($15 general, $13 seniors, $8 students) by calling 609-258-9220 or ordering online at www.princeton.edu/utickets.

 

 

Biographies for the featured students follow:

 

Jessica Anastasio is a senior majoring in Classics and pursuing the Musical Performance certificate. In the summer of 2007 she performed at the Kennedy Center as a Presidential Scholar in the Arts, and is now an Emerging Artist for Miyazawa Flutes, Inc. She has performed at numerous summer festivals, including the Tanglewood Music Center (where she was the youngest student ever to attend), the Aspen Music Festival and the National Repertory Orchestra where she has performed under the batons of James Levine, Michael Tilson Thomas, Christoph von Dohnanyi and Rafael Frübeck de Burgos. She is a substitute flutist for the Kansas City Philharmonic, the San Antonio Symphony and the New World Symphony. She studies flute at Princeton with Jayn Rosenfeld, Principal Flute of the Princeton Symphony.

 

Yoon Won Song is a senior where she is pursuing a degree in Economics and is

Co-concertmaster of the Princeton University Orchestra. She has performed in Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Poland, Russia, Japan, and Korea, as well as in the United States. In March 2004, she became the third prize laureate of the renowned International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians. In addition, she has received many awards including first prizes at the Daily Korea Times competition, the Music Journal Competition, and the Seoul Symphony Orchestra Competition. Her teachers include Dorothy DeLay, Hyo Kang, Stefan Milenkovich, Nam-Yun Kim, and, at Princeton, Anna Lim.

 

Described by the New York Times as "entrancing" and "rich in beguiling timbres", the music of Mark Dancigers has been commissioned and performed by orchestras and chamber ensembles across the United States. An active electric guitarist and advocate for new music, he has premiered over 60 new works for the electric guitar across the United States, Canada, and Mexico, and been hailed as "one of indie-classical's top shredders" by Seth Walls of Newsweek. He studied at Yale University and the Yale School of Music, where his principal teachers included Martin Bresnick, Ezra Laderman, Kathryn Alexander, Aaron Jay Kernis, Matthew Suttor, and John Halle.. He is currently completing his doctorate in music composition at Princeton University under Steven Mackey.

Valid from 02/15/2011 to 03/06/2011

November Events at Princeton University's Department of Music

10/29/2010

Contact:               Ernest Clark, Concert Coordinator

Phone:                        609-258-6842

E-mail:                        ernestc@princeton.edu

All events are free unless indicated. Pictures are available upon request.  If you are receiving this in error or wish to add another contact to our list, please contact us.

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Tuesday, November 9

Composers Ensemble at Princeton: “Dudes and Divas”

featuring works by graduate students Gilad Cohen,
Lainie Fefferman, Sean Friar, and Jascha Narveson

Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall, 8:00 p.m.

 

Wednesday, November 10

Jazz Vespers

Featuring the University Jazz Vespers Ensemble,

Dr. Anthony D.J. Branker, director

University Chapel, 8:00 p.m.

 

Thursday, November 11

Jazz at Café Vivian

featuring the University Tadd Dameron Ensemble coached by Ralph Bowen

Frist Campus Center, 11:30 p.m.

 

Friday, November 12 & Saturday, November 13

Conference: “Saints' Liturgies: Profiles of a Practice in the Middle Ages”

211 Dickinson Hall, Princeton University

To include a presentation by Jamie Greenberg GS: "The Wurzburg Comes: Roman Saints in Anglo-Saxon England"?

Info: jamie.kreiner@gmail.com

Sponsored by the Program in Medieval Studies with co-sponsorship by the Departments of Music and History, the Council for the Humanities, the Shelby Cullom Davis Center?for Historical Studies, the Center for Human Values, PIIRS, the Center for?the Study of Religion, the Group for the Study of Late Antiquity, and the?Gardner Magic Project.

Monday, November 15

Violin Master class with Pinchas Zukerman

Join Mr. Zukerman as he works with Princeton violin students

Laurent Cote, Kamron Saniee, Eddie Skolnick and Yoon Won Song

Woolworth Center Room 102, 4:30 p.m.

Co-sponsored by McCarter Theater

 

Monday, November 15

Non-Western Music Colloquium

“Conversations in Japanese Taiko: Lecture and Performance”

Kenny Endo and Kaoru Watanabe

The powerful sound of Japanese taiko drums—once used to mark the limits of a shrine parish—have captured the imagination of newartistic ensembles and community groups around the world.

Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall, 7:00 p.m.

Free but tickets required. Call 609-258-9220. Any remaining tickets may also be obtained in the Fine Hall lobby below Taplin Auditorium starting one hour before the performance.

 

Wednesday, November 17 & Thursday, November 18

M.R. Daniel GS: “Fell Through a Crack” (Dissertation Composition)

Class of 1970 Theater at Whitman College, 8:00 p.m.

A surreal yet minimalist three-part multimedia children's song for adults, including those who are whistling loudly to keep the boogie man away. Featuring live and processed sound. voice, text and video, and inspired by that which the body proves capable, and that which results.

 

Thursday, November 18

Composition Colloquium

Tristan Murail, Columbia University

French composer Tristan Murail is considered one of the founding members of the “spectral school” of music composition, which involves the use of the fundamental properties of sound as a basis for harmony and structure.

Woolworth Center Room 102, 4:30 p.m.

 

Sunday, November 21

Princeton University Chamber Choir, Gabriel Crouch, conductor

“Chansons Francaises” - celebrating two hugely significant generations in the history of French choral music, separated by some 400 years.

Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, 3:00 p.m.

Tickets: $5 all seats. Call 609-258-9220 or order online at www.princeton.edu/utickets/.

 

 


Monday, November 22

Popular Music Colloquium

“The Incredible Slightness of Being: 1970s Disco”

Alice Echols, University of Southern California

Woolworth Center Room 102, 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, November 28

Rupert Huber, Austrian pianist/composer

Woolworth Center Room 102, 9:00 p.m.

 

Monday, November 29

Musicology Colloquium

"'Heilige Trias,' 'Stildualismus,' Beethoven: Limits of Nineteenth-century Germanic Music Historiography"

Gundula Kreuzer, Yale University

Edward T. Cone Seminar Room, Mendel Music Library, 4:30 p.m.

 

 

 

Valid from 10/29/2010 to 11/30/2010

Princeton University Concert Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Vocal Collective to present “You and the Night and the Music” December 4, 2010

11/16/2010

Come enjoy an evening filled with the sounds of songs dedicated to the themes of love and romance when the Princeton University Concert Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Vocal Collective, directed by Dr. Anthony D.J. Branker present the program “You and the Night and the Music: Singing Songs From Songbooks” on Saturday, December 4. The concert will feature such time-honored standards as “A Time for Love,” “All of Me,” “I Cried For You,” “The Touch of Your Lips,” “Angel Eyes,” “Dream a Little Dream of Me,” “If I Were a Bell,” “Mean to Me,” and “I Wish You Love.” This performance will begin at 8:00 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, located on the Princeton campus. Tickets are $15 ($5 for students) and may be purchased at the Box Office in Alexander Hall. For more information, call (609) 258-9220 or order online at www.princeton.edu/utickets.

 

Throughout the years, the Princeton University Jazz Program under the direction of Dr. Anthony D.J. Branker has sought to educate and expose the university community to the artistic and historical significance of jazz by presenting artists and repertoire that are representative of the wide spectrum of styles and conceptual approaches found throughout the music’s evolution. Students involved in jazz performance have numerous opportunities to concertize, participate in master classes, study privately, and to pursue independent projects. They also have the opportunity to participate in academic courses from the music department curriculum that encourage the study of the historical, social, theoretical, stylistic, and creative issues that pertain to the jazz idiom. In 2008, Princeton University received a $4 million gift that will enhance the study and performance of jazz, significantly expanding the university’s ability to support performances and develop innovative research and teaching in this uniquely American and broadly influential art form. As a result of this generous contribution to the development of jazz studies at Princeton, we are proud to announce the establishment of the newly created Certificate Program in Jazz Studies at Princeton University.

 

Presently, the ensemble program features one 17-piece big band and an ever changing variety of small groups, which have included Jazz Composers Collective, Crossing Borders Improvisational Music Ensemble, Free to Be Ensemble, Jazz Vocal Collective, Tadd Dameron Ensemble, Horace Silver Ensemble, Old & New Stories Collective, Ralph Bowen Ensemble, Modal Ensemble, Pat Metheny Ensemble, New Voices Collective, Miles Davis Ensemble, Wayne Shorter Ensemble, Afro-Latin Ensemble, Jazz Messengers Ensemble, Ornette Coleman Ensemble, Swingtet, Fusion Ensemble, Ellington/Strayhorn Ensemble, Afro-Groove Ensemble, John Coltrane Ensemble, Horace Silver Ensemble, Ensemble X, New Orleans Ensemble, Jazz Saxophone Quartet, Art Blakey Ensemble, Avant Garde Ensemble, Monk/Mingus Ensemble, Hard Bop Ensemble, Jazztet, and the Jazz Vespers Ensemble. Qualified students have the opportunity to pursue further studies in jazz performance through the Music Department’s Certificate Program in Musical Performance.

 

In an effort to provide ensemble members with the opportunity to learn from recognized jazz masters, Princeton’s national award-winning jazz program has been fortunate to sponsor master class residencies and feature its ensembles in concert performances with such internationally renowned artists as Clark Terry, Phil Woods, Slide Hampton, Jimmy Heath, Gilberto Gil, Jon Faddis, Conrad Herwig, Oliver Lake, Frank Foster, Benny Carter, Ted Curson, Stanley Jordan, Bobby Watson, Terence Blanchard, Bob Mintzer, Ralph Peterson, Steve Nelson, Antonio Hart, Don Braden, Jacky Terrasson, Jonny King, Walt Weiskopf, Valery Ponomarev, Bryan Carrott, Michael Philip Mossman, Rick Margitza, Ralph Bowen, Mark Gross, Clifford Adams, Jeffery Smith, Guilherme Franco, Renato Thoms, and Winston Byrd.  The program has also been fortunate to feature Dr. Billy Taylor, Maria Schneider, Geri Allen, Omar Sosa, Victor Lewis, Bill Frisell, Fred Hersch, Joanne Brackeen, Roy Hargrove, Hugh Masekela, James Williams, Craig Handy, Jeremy Pelt, Gene Bertoncini, Jim Black, Bruce Williams, Scott Lee, and Wilson “Willie Tee” Turbinton as guest lecturers in master class situations. For more information on the jazz program please visit www.princeton.edu/~puje

 

Dr. Anthony D.J. Branker holds the endowed chair of the Anthony H.P Lee ‘79 Senior Lecturer in Jazz Studies, is Founder/Director of the Program in Jazz Studies, and serves as Associate Director of the Program in Musical Performance at Princeton University, where he directs an extensive list of ensembles and teaches courses in jazz theory through improvisation & composition, jazz performance practice in historical and cultural context, jazz composition, and the evolution of jazz styles. He has served as a U.S. Fulbright Scholar and visiting professor at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre in Tallinn, Estonia and has also been a member of the faculty at the Manhattan School of Music, Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts, Hunter College of the City University of New York, Ursinus College, and the New Jersey Summer Arts Institute.

 

Valid from 11/16/2010 to 12/05/2010

Princeton University's Department of Music December Events

12/01/2010

Thursday, December 2

POPULAR MUSIC COLLOQUIUM
Woolworth Center Room 102, 4:30PM

 
"Break on the Break: Movement, Ethnicity, and the Aesthetic of Hip-Hop Composition"


Speaker: Joe Schloss, City University of New York
 

 

JAZZ AT CAFÉ VIVIAN

University Horace Silver Ensemble

Ralph Bowen, director

Frist Campus Center, 11:30PM

 

For more information about the jazz program,  click here


Friday, December 3

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY GLEE CLUB AND CHAMBER CHOIR
Gabriel Crouch, conductor

Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, 8:00PM


READINGS AND CAROLS
Featuring Christmas music from four centuries, with readings drawn from the most uplifting, provocative and funny literature inspired by the season. Follow the lights to Richardson Auditorium for a wonderful evening of music and the spoken word!

 

TICKETS:
$15 (general), $5 (students - Passport to the Arts eligible). Contact University Ticketing at 609-258-9220 or order online

 

For more information on Glee Club and Chamber Choir, click here 


Saturday, December 4

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY CONCERT JAZZ ENSEMBLE &
JAZZ VOCAL COLLECTIVE
Dr. Anthony D.J. Branker, director
Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, 8:00PM
 

YOU AND THE NIGHT AND THE MUSIC - SINGING SONGS FROM SONGBOOKS


TICKETS:

$15 (general),$5 (students - Passport to the Arts eligible). Contact University Ticketing at 609-258-9220 or order online

For more information about the jazz program,  click here


Tuesday, December 7

MUSICOLOGY COLLOQUIUM
Woolworth Center Room 102, 4:30PM

Speaker: Peter Urquhart, Institute for Advanced Study


For more information about the Graduate Program in Musicology, click here


PIANO MASTER CLASS
IGNAT SOLZHENITSYN

Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall, 7:30PM
Solzhentisyn
Ignat Solzhenitsyn


Join Mr. Solzhenitsyn as he works with Princeton piano students:

Mariana Olaizola

Sherry Xu,

Lingbo Anne Tong

Anna Tchetchetkine


 

Ignat Solzhenitsyn, Music Director of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Principal Guest Conductor of the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, and Professor at the Curtis Institute of Music, is both a pianist and a conductor. During his stay as an Oates Fellow in Music he will also conduct and perform with the orchestra.

 

PATTI SMITH

50 McCosh, 8:00PM

 

Singer, songwriter, poet, and visual artist.


Wednesday, December 8

LECTURE BY TRIMPIN
Bowl I, Robertson Hall, 4:30PM

"Making of the Gurs Cycle Multi-Media Installation"

Trimpin is an artist, musician and composer who creates new instruments at the intersection of sculpture and music and often incorporates computers to play them. He has built a six-story-high xylophone and a panoply of other instruments. Born Gerhard Trimpin, he now uses only his last name. A MacArthur recipient, he is the inaugural Edward T. Cone Fellow in Music from December 7-10, 2010.

Co-sponsored by Council on the Humanities, Department of Religion,