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Aeolus Quartet Brings Fresh and Energetic Performance to Richardson Auditorium

One of the benefits of staying around Princeton in the summer is taking advantage of the Princeton University Summer Concerts series, which presents free chamber music performances in Richardson Auditorium. …

Princeton Festival Opens Opera Season With A Spirited Mozart Production

There is a line in the movie Amadeus, spoken by the Austrian Emperor, that the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart has “too many notes.” One could easily apply this comment…

Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra Closes Season In Full Symphonic Fashion

Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra (GPYO) wrapped up its 2014-15 season this past Saturday night with a very full concert at Richardson Auditorium. Presenting three of the ensembles within the GPYO…

Rachel Bonds’s Low-Key “Five Mile Lake” Channels Chekhov, Examines Life’s Regrets and Frustrations, Hopes and Dreams

“Where does one get to with your heroes?” Leo Tolstoy complained about his Russian contemporary Anton Chekhov,” from the sofa to the outhouse and from the outhouse back to the…

Pro Musica’s Performance of Choral Vigil Could Perhaps Have Been So Much More

Princeton Pro Musica closed its 2014-15 season this past Saturday night with a work well suited for the ensemble, and in an appropriate acoustical space, but the performance may have…

Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists Perform What May Be the First Opera Written

Opera popularity is often in reverse chronological order. Much is made of contemporary works, the most popular of the genre date from the 19th century, and enthusiasm has grown for…

Boheme Opera NJ Presents Namesake Opera “La Boheme” at The College of New Jersey

Opera is a complex musical genre, and sometimes simplicity is the best approach. This past weekend, Boheme Opera NJ used simplicity to its advantage in its production of Giacomo Puccini’s…

Orchestra From “Down Under” Dazzles Princeton With a Variety of Musical Styles and Instruments

Just a week before the 100th anniversary of the Anzac landing at Gallipoli during World War I, a musical representative of Australia paid a visit to Princeton to present a…

Princeton Symphony Orchestra Presents A Winter Concert of 19th-century Music

Princeton Symphony Orchestra called their late winter concert this past weekend “Soulful Reflections,” presenting lush meditative music with a bit of virtuosity attached. Conductor Rossen Milanov began Sunday afternoon’s performance…

Princeton University Orchestra Presents 2015 Concerto Competition Winners

In recent years, a number of Princeton University graduates have turned up performing on the nation’s leading concert stages. These students’ success is a credit to the musical training they…

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