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Princeton University Orchestra Explores Mahler’s Symphony Number 4

The Princeton University Orchestra is no stranger to Gustav Mahler — rarely have more than a few years gone by when the orchestra has not tackled one of the composer’s…

NJSO Starts the Holiday Season With Chopin’s Dazzling Piano Concerto No. 1

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra programmed only two works on this year’s post-Thanksgiving Day concert in Princeton, but what monumental works they were. Friday night’s performance in Richardson Auditorium may have…

Richardson Chamber Players Presents Concert of “Divine Winds”

Richardson Chamber Players is moving into its second decade, and the ensemble has settled into a smooth-running chamber music machine. Sunday afternoon’s performance at Richardson Auditorium reaffirmed the ensemble’s mission…

The Dryden Ensemble Opened Its 20th Anniversary Season With Collaborative Effort

One of Princeton’s most resilient instrumental ensembles is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year — through all the economic ups and down over the past two decades, The Dryden Ensemble…

“Violent Delights Have Violent Ends” at Theatre Intime, In Modern-Dress Staging of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”

Near the end of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Duke Theseus offers his bride Hippolyta a witty and wise critique of the play-within-the-play that they are watching. “The best in…

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Opens Princeton Series With Music of Vienna

In the past two weeks, two very different piano soloists have tackled very different works on the Richardson Auditorium stage. Last week, 19th century musical pathos and drama was shown…

Princeton Symphony Orchestra Presents Stellar Soloist in Tchaikovsky Concerto

When studying in Bulgaria, Princeton Symphony Orchestra Music Director Rossen Milanov likely found Russian music and culture abundant. Judging from Sunday afternoon’s Princeton Symphony Orchestra’s concert at Richardson Auditorium featuring…

Princeton Pro Musica Journeys Through 19th-century German Music

As Princeton Pro Musica Artistic Director Ryan James Brandau wrote in his program notes to Sunday afternoon’s concert, his first two years with the ensemble deliberately excluded the lush choral…

Show Biz and Real Life Collide Behind the Scenes at a Rehearsal In Theresa Rebeck’s “The Understudy,” an Homage to the Theater

Theresa Rebeck’s The Understudy (2008) is a comical, 90-minute, one-act depiction of life in the theater. The setting is a theater during a special rehearsal to help prepare the new…

Princeton University Orchestra Unveils 2014-15 Ensemble in Concerto Performance

With a sea of musicians on the Richardson Auditorium stage, the Princeton University Orchestra launched its new season this past weekend with a concert of lush and Romantic music featuring…

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