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Pro Musica’s Performance of Choral Vigil Could Perhaps Have Been So Much More

Princeton Pro Musica closed its 2014-15 season this past Saturday night with a work well suited for the ensemble, and in an appropriate acoustical space, but the performance may have…

Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists Perform What May Be the First Opera Written

Opera popularity is often in reverse chronological order. Much is made of contemporary works, the most popular of the genre date from the 19th century, and enthusiasm has grown for…

Boheme Opera NJ Presents Namesake Opera “La Boheme” at The College of New Jersey

Opera is a complex musical genre, and sometimes simplicity is the best approach. This past weekend, Boheme Opera NJ used simplicity to its advantage in its production of Giacomo Puccini’s…

Orchestra From “Down Under” Dazzles Princeton With a Variety of Musical Styles and Instruments

Just a week before the 100th anniversary of the Anzac landing at Gallipoli during World War I, a musical representative of Australia paid a visit to Princeton to present a…

Princeton Symphony Orchestra Presents A Winter Concert of 19th-century Music

Princeton Symphony Orchestra called their late winter concert this past weekend “Soulful Reflections,” presenting lush meditative music with a bit of virtuosity attached. Conductor Rossen Milanov began Sunday afternoon’s performance…

Princeton University Orchestra Presents 2015 Concerto Competition Winners

In recent years, a number of Princeton University graduates have turned up performing on the nation’s leading concert stages. These students’ success is a credit to the musical training they…

Princeton University Choral Ensembles Bring Britain’s Coronations to Richardson

The coronation of a monarch is not an event to which the American public has much exposure. However, throughout the past four centuries, these events in England have produced some…

Renowned St. Olaf Choir Visits Princeton; Presents an Excellent Choral Performance

Although there are many fine higher education institutions training choir directors in the country, two choral powerhouses have remained at the top of the heap for decades. For many years…

Innovative Organist Cameron Carpenter Electrifies Audience at McCarter Theatre

When one thinks of an organ recital, the first thought that comes to mind is a church setting, listening to an organist with his back to the audience, playing music…

Dryden Ensemble Presents a “Cantata Fest” For an Afternoon of J.S. Bach’s Music

One can never get too much J.S. Bach on a winter Sunday afternoon. The Dryden Ensemble brought some rarely-heard works to Miller Chapel on the campus of Princeton Theological Seminary…

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