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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…

The Amphion String Quartet Presents Dramatic Schubert and Grieg Performance

In the 2012 film A Late Quartet, the story of a fictional string quartet’s struggles toward possible dissolution, the second violinist character suggested switching chairs with the first violinist so…

The Dorian Wind Quintet Presents Refreshing Performance In Richardson

In the world of chamber music, there are numerous string quartets but fewer small ensembles combining wind instruments. The Dorian Wind Quintet, founded at Tanglewood more than 50 years ago,…

Princeton Festival Sails Into McCarter Theatre With Production of “Der Fliegende Holländer”

This season The Princeton Festival has been presenting a wide variety of musical genres ranging from a cappella vocal jazz to chamber music to the Festival’s annual youth piano competition.…

The Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra Closes Their Season With Neapolitan Flair

The Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra (GPYO) finished the 2012-13 season by showcasing two of the ensembles of the orchestra’s expansive program as well as a guest vocal soloist and a…

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Closes Season With Works by Wagner, Mackey, and Tchaikovsky

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO) completed its 2012-13 Princeton concert series in grand fashion on Friday night with a performance full of precision, operatic flair, and innovative musical composition. Music…

Tokyo String Quartet Bids Farewell to Princeton In Their Final Country-Wide Concert Tour

Very few chamber ensembles thrive for more than forty years, and few music organizations have the luxury of saying good-bye through music to their loyal and steadfast fans. The Tokyo…

Princeton University Orchestra, Glee Club Join to Perform Works by Poulenc and Ravel

The two works performed in the Princeton University Orchestra’s concerts this past weekend paid particular tribute to the performance’s honoree — former orchestra percussionist Stuart B. Mindlin. The music of…

Dryden Ensemble Journeys Back in Time To Music and Ambience of Versailles’ Court

Music scholars have long recognized that music is more than the notes on the page; composers write within the context of their lives and what is happening around them. The…