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The Princeton University Opera Theater Starts a New Year With Operatic Flourish

Princeton University Opera Theater brought together the late 17th and 20th centuries this past weekend with a presentation of two operas separated by 300 years, but both representative of their…

Italian, Celtic, Bluegrass Music Traditions Intertwine in Guitar Concert This Friday Night

In a bit of larger-than-life advertising, local musician Bill Flemer has been promoting a concert coming to Kingston Presbyterian Church this weekend. A giant guitar on a platform, towed by…

Princeton Pro Musica Presents Musical Christmas Gift of Bach

For many years, Princeton Pro Musica maintained a musical tradition of presenting Handel’s Messiah at Christmastime in Princeton. Traditions shifted a bit this year; Princeton’s Messiah offering was presented by…

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…