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It All Began With a Painting — Bach, The Monteverdi Choir, and the Scheides

It is summer in Princeton, and one again, William and Judith Scheide are in a sharing mood. To the delight of Princeton choral aficionados, the Scheides brought the renowned Monteverdi…

The Princeton Festival Kicks Off With Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra Concert

Over the past decade, Princeton Festival has grown to include a wide range of performance genres, from orchestra, to opera, to jazz. Just as diverse is the music presented by…

The Princeton Girlchoir Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary at Trenton War Memorial

The Princeton Girlchoir pulled out all the stops this past weekend for its 25th Anniversary concert. Founded by music educator Jan Westrick and currently under the leadership of Artistic Director…

Princeton Pro Musica Takes Audience To 18th Century in Season’s Final Concert

Princeton Pro Musica took a musical journey back to the world of George Frideric Handel this past weekend with a concert which was historically accurate, both in instrumentation and presentation.…

NJSO Pays Tribute to Freedom With Commissioned Work by Richard Danielpour

The clarinet does not often come out from its customary orchestral place behind the flutes and next to the bassoons. Mozart, as well as a few Romantic composers and Benny…

DanceVision Ballet Double Bill Returns to Kendall Theater

Among the many performances at Communiversity last Sunday was an excerpt from the ballet A Midsummer Night’s Dream, under a tent on Witherspoon Street just outside the Princeton Public Library.…

Princeton University Orchestra Takes Audience on Exceptional Journey of Mahler

Princeton University Orchestra conductor Michael Pratt introduced this year’s Stuart B. Mindlin concert as a journey. For this past weekend’s concerts, the University Orchestra girded its musical loins and performed…

Brentano String Quartet Bids Farewell to University In Concert of Music by Mozart and Shostakovich

For the past 15 years, the Brentano String Quartet, comprised of violinists Mark Steinberg and Serena Canin, violist Misha Amory and cellist Nina Lee, has been Ensemble-in-Residence at Princeton University.…

Richardson Chamber Players Welcomes Spring With Concert of English Chamber Music

The Richardson Chamber Players focused its final program of the season on “words in the English language that carry poetic promise,” and decided “England” was one of those words. The…

PSO Explores Dreams and the Night In Concert at Richardson Auditorium

Musical dream sequences often occur in opera, but symphonic works conveying dreams are less common. Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) presented a concert of “Nights and Dreams” this past weekend, exploring…