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Princeton University Orchestra Presents 2014 Concerto Competition Winners

The Princeton University Orchestra concerts this past weekend had something for everyone, featuring two student instrumental soloists, one faculty vocalist, and two conductors. The music spanned close to 200 years,…

Richardson Chamber Players Pay Tribute To American Chamber Music Composers

Richardson Chamber Players presented a concert this past weekend entitled “Quiet City,” named for incidental theatrical music by Aaron Copland, but devoted to the music of several 20th-century composers. The…

Dryden Ensemble’s Tribute to William Scheide Featured an All-Bach Concert of Baroque Music

The musical birthday accolades to scholar and philanthropist William H. Scheide just keep coming in honor of his 100th birthday; the latest was a tribute concert of the Dryden Ensemble…

Princeton Celebrates William Scheide’s “Century of Joy” in Glorious Style

Joy comes in many forms and has been represented in music in many ways. Joy was definitely the overriding theme of the annual William H. Scheide “Birthday Benefit” concert held…

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Gets Creative With Tan Dun Concerto

A floral supplies store would seem an odd place to shop for musical instruments, but in preparation for New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s (NJSO) recent North American premiere of Tan Dun’s Earth…

Princeton University Opera Theater Opens 2014 With Successful Production of Monteverdi Opera

The academic year goes by quickly, especially with a holiday break half-way through. The Princeton University Opera Theater always takes on a challenging opera to be presented shortly after the…

“Ode to Joy” Concert at Richardson Marks Bill Scheide’s 100th Birthday

Princeton philanthropist William H. Scheide, known affectionately as “Bill,” turned 100 on Monday. For the past six years, the ever youthful music lover, Bach scholar and bibliophile, whose name is…

Princeton Professor Simon Morrison Has Insights on Bolshoi Ballet Scandal

As a professor in Princeton University’s music department specializing in Russian and Soviet music and dance, Simon Morrison is an expert on the famed Bolshoi Theatre. The Moscow arts institution…

The Princeton University Orchestra Pays Tribute to Freedom in Concert

There are numerous musical ensembles on the Princeton University campus which occasionally combine for joint concerts. An unusual musical collaboration took place this past week as the University Orchestra and…

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Presents Dynamic Piano Soloist in Richardson Auditorium

Black Friday is principally known for early Christmas shopping, but music has its own post-Thanksgiving tradition in Princeton with New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s annual “Black Friday” concert. Starting within just…