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War Profiteering, Moral Angst and Family Strife at Intime In “All My Sons” (1947), Arthur Miller’s First Successful Play

In the manner of Aeschylus, Sophocles’ Oedipus and the great tragedies of Henrik Ibsen, Arthur Miller’s All My Sons (1947) is a drama of retrospective analysis. Written and set in…

Princeton Pro Musica Pays Tribute to Veterans Day With Music of Copland, Van, and Williams

Between the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and next year’s 70th anniversary of D-Day (as well as a few World War I anniversaries) there are a myriad of opportunities…

Princeton Symphony Brings Complex and Challenging Works to Richardson Auditorium

A crisp and sunny fall afternoon on Sunday contradicted the unifying theme among the works presented by the Princeton Symphony Orchestra this past weekend. Led by Music Director Rossen Milanov,…

New Jersey Symphony,With Gluzman, Brings Bernstein and Tchaikovsky to Princeton

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO) subtitled its concert series this past weekend “Lacombe & Gluzman.” This moniker referred to the conductor of the concert and the soloist in its…

“The White Snake” Brings Classic Chinese Fable to McCarter Stage, And Maybe You Too Can Be Loved for the Snake You Really Are!

Transformations are a recurrent theme in Mary Zimmerman’s distinguished career as playwright and director. As a writer, she brilliantly adapts stories, myths, and fables for the stage: her Odyssey at…

The University Orchestra Opens Season With Challenging 20th Century Works

The Princeton University Orchestra started the year off with a musical bang this past weekend, with a concert program that belied the fact that the school year began less than…

The Takács String Quartet’s Performance Mesmerizes Audience With Bartók’s Music

Along with fellow Hungarian Zoltan Kodaly, composer Béla Bartók was one of the early leaders in the emerging field of ethnomusicology in the 20th century. Both of these composers wrote…

Princeton Symphony Orchestra Presents Performance of “Migration Series Project”

The Princeton Symphony Orchestra has taken the concept of collaboration to new heights this year with its opening “Classical Series” concert this past weekend. With a musical program inspired by…

There’s a World of Wackiness With a Dash of the Grotesque In “Fuddy Meers,” Absurdist Family Comedy at Theatre Intime

Imagine waking up every morning with no memory of your past, your identity, or your current life. Each day is a new start and a struggle to discover who you…

An Old Friend, the Brentano String Quartet Opens University’s 2013-14 Music Season

The Princeton University department of music launched its 2013-14 season last Friday night with an old friend. The Brentano String Quartet, Performers-in-Residence at the University, set an elegant and precise…