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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…

Director From Zimbabwe Theater Finds “Magic” at McCarter

If Patience Tawengwa could lift McCarter Theatre from it’s perch on University Place and deposit it in Harare, Zimbabwe, where she co-directs a dramatic arts organization called Almasi, she would…

Music, Food, and Fun on the Lawn At McCarter’s Third Annual Block Party

Rain stopped long enough last week for throngs of local residents and visitors to attend McCarter Theatre’s third annual block party. The event took place under festive lantern-lit trees on…

The Philadelphia Orchestra Returns After an Almost 50 Year Absence

William and Judith Scheide clearly have deep roots in Princeton, but until this past week, no one in the community knew about their strong connection to the Philadelphia Orchestra. From…