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Innovative Organist Cameron Carpenter Electrifies Audience at McCarter Theatre

When one thinks of an organ recital, the first thought that comes to mind is a church setting, listening to an organist with his back to the audience, playing music…

“Sizwe Bansi Is Dead,” South Africa Under Apartheid, Resonates Powerfully, Timelessly in McCarter Revival

“You have to understand,” Styles, in his photo studio in the black township of New Brighton outside Port Elizabeth, South Africa, tells us, “we have nothing except ourselves. We own…

Dryden Ensemble Presents a “Cantata Fest” For an Afternoon of J.S. Bach’s Music

One can never get too much J.S. Bach on a winter Sunday afternoon. The Dryden Ensemble brought some rarely-heard works to Miller Chapel on the campus of Princeton Theological Seminary…

Diana Crane Serves Up Coward, Grenfell At Lawrenceville School This Sunday

Princeton resident and talented local actress Diana Crane will discuss and perform selections from the works of two very English notables, Noël Coward (1899-1973) and Joyce Grenfell (1910-1979), in “A…

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Starts New Year With Violin Virtuoso Sarah Chang

Each year, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO) passes winter’s bleakest days by exploring music of a specific genre, composer, or singular theme. This year, the NJSO enhanced its “Winter…

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…