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May 2019

Artists’ Roundtable – Nixon in China (The Princeton Festival Guild)

May 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Cooper Room at the Erdman Center, Princeton Theological Seminary, 20 Library Place
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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Free

Artists from the opera and production staff of The Princeton Festival’s June production of John Adams’s Nixon in China will share their personal experiences with the audience during this refreshing and stimulating forum. Hear the pleasures and perils faced both on stage and off, as the artists bring the opera to life for its opening performance. The Artists’ Round Table offers a rare opportunity to meet the performing artists up close and hear in their own voice how they develop…

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Music Under the Stars

May 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pettoranello Gardens, Community Park North, Route 206 and Mountain Avenue
Princeton, 08540 United States
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Free

Young Artists from the casts of The Princeton Festival’s June 2019 productions of the musical She Loves Me and the opera Nixon in China will perform audience favorites during this free musical cabaret at the Pettoranello Gardens Amphitheater in Princeton.  Bring the entire family!  Co-sponsored by The Princeton Festival and Princeton Public Library. For more information visit https://princetonfestival.org/event/music-under-the-stars/. To learn more about Princeton Public Library's community partnership with The Princeton Festival visit https://princetonlibrary.org/community-partner-princeton-festival.

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June 2019

La Fiocco Concert: Sound the Trumpet

June 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Christ Congregation Church, 50 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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$10 – $25

La Fiocco invites you to the 2018-2019 season finale featuring celebrated soprano Laura Heimes, with Perry Sutton, baroque trumpet. Virtuoso arias and instrumental works by Georg Frideric Handel (including “Let the Bright Seraphim”), Alessandro Scarlatti, Francesco Geminiani, Johann Friedrich Fasch, and Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber. Elizabeth Field, baroque violin Dan McCarthy, baroque violin Amy Leonard, baroque viola Vivian Barton Dozor, baroque cello & viola da gamba Lewis R. Baratz, artistic director, harpsichord Parking on premises, and guests may also park…

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Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra Season Finale: “A Concerto Extravaganza!”

June 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Princeton Alliance Church, 20 Schalks Crossing Road, Corner of Schalks Crossing and Scudders Mill Road
Plainsboro, NJ 08536 United States
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$15 – $30

The award-winning Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra will present its 2018-19 Season Finale, “A Concerto Extravaganza!” on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 7 pm, at the Princeton Alliance Church at 20 Schalks Crossing Road, Plainsboro, NJ, 08536, at the intersection with Scudders Mill Road. The concert will be conducted by its director, Chiu-Tze Lin. It will feature the winners of the 2019 Young Artists Competition, sponsored by the Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra. They are cellist Nagyeom Jang, violinists Eilene Lee and Abigail Nishiwaki,…

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Amazing Grace: A celebration of American Folk Music

June 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The Kingston Women's Chorus, directed by Heather Robbins, will present a concert of folk songs from a variety of American folk traditions on Sunday, June 2, at 7 p.m. The chorus will sing spirituals and gospel music from the African-American tradition, as well as country music from Appalachia that includes both gospel settings and a rollicking fiddle tune. Pianist Angela Triandafillou will accompany the chorus.  As is traditional at Kingston Women’s Chorus concerts, the program will conclude with a singalong…

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2019 Princeton Festival Preview

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ United States
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Free

Join The Princeton Festival for a sneak peek at the 2019 productions of Nixon in China and She Loves Me, including a panel discussion with the directors and performances by artists from both productions. Co-sponsored by Princeton Public Library and The Princeton Festival. For more information about this preview and other free Princeton Festival lectures and events visit https://princetonfestival.org/event.

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Live at the Princeton Jazz Cafe

June 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Princeton High School, Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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$5 – $10

The Princeton Jazz Cafe presents the PHS Jazz Ensemble Band Dance on June 7 at 7 p.m. An International Food Tasting Menu will b​e available in the Cafe. Admission $10 Adults, $5 students and seniors. The Princeton Jazz Cafe is located in the Princeton High School Cafeteria. Entrance on Walnut Lane, Princeton, NJ 08540

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Concordia Chamber Players (The Princeton Festival)

June 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Miller Chapel, Princeton Theological Seminary, 64 Merer Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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$35 – $45

The brightest talents of the chamber music world come together to perform as members of the Concordia Chamber Players. Individually they enjoy active careers as soloists and chamber musicians at major chamber music festivals such as Tanglewood, Marlboro, and the Lincoln Center Festival. A perennial favorite with our Festival audience, the Concordia Chamber Players return to Miller Chapel for an engaging program of Beethoven, Kodály, and Mendelssohn. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone at 609.258.2787, or in person at…

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Musical | She Loves Me ( The Princeton Festival)

June 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until July 1, 2019

An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Sunday, repeating until July 1, 2019

Considered by many to be the most charming musical ever written, She Loves Me is a warm romantic comedy with an endearing innocence and a touch of old world elegance. Two employees at a perfumerie exchange anonymous love letters, until one day they realize whom they have been writing to all along. This intimate Tony-Award nominated show features music by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof) and book by Joe Masteroff (Cabaret). Tickets for the June 8-9,…

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Piano Competition Finals (The Princeton Festival)

June 9 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Bristol Chapel, 101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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$15 – $25

Over a hundred young pianists from across the country compete for prizes in our annual piano competition. Come and be inspired by brilliant performances from these dedicated musicians. Preliminary rounds will be held at the Marion Cullen Center at Westminster Choir College on June 8. These preliminary rounds are free and open to the public. Tickets are required for the final round to be held at Bristol Chapel at Westminster Choir College on Sunday, June 9. Tickets can be purchased…

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Princeton Bluegrass Jam

June 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until January 31, 2020

Free

Traditional acoustic bluegrass jam.  Every second Sunday night from 7 to 9 p.m. at Small World Coffee on Witherspoon Street in Princeton.  All are welcome. For more information, visit the Princeton Bluegrass Jam meetup page.

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20th Century Music: John Adams

June 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ United States
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Free

Professor Stephen Allen will investigate how the music of John Adams’s opera Nixon in China, although technically described as ‘minimalist,’ actually allows the audience a rich experience in sound. Co-sponsored by Princeton Public Library and The Princeton Festival. For more information about this lecture and other free Princeton Festival lectures and events visit https://princetonfestival.org/event.

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The Emperor’s New Sounds: Baroque Music in China

June 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mary Jacobs Memorial Library, 64 Washington St.
Rocky Hill, NJ 08553 United States
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Free

Early music expert John Burkhalter will discuss Chinese emperors’ fascination with Western music and musical instruments in the Baroque era. Pre-registration is required. Please call 908.458.8430. This event is co-sponsored by The Princeton Festival and Mary Jacobs Memorial Library. For more information about this lecture and other free Princeton Festival lectures and events visit https://princetonfestival.org/event.  

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” Ping Pong Diplomacy”

June 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ United States
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Free

Popular Princeton Festival lecturer Marianne Grey will provide historical and societal context about China circa 1972, providing opera-goers with critical background for The Princeton Festival’s production of John Adams’s Nixon in China. Co-sponsored by Princeton Public Library and The Princeton Festival. For more information about this lecture and other free Princeton Festival lectures and events visit https://princetonfestival.org/event.

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Mercer County Cultural Festival and Food Truck Rally

June 15 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mercer County Park, 1638 Old Trenton Road
West Windsor, NJ 08550 United States
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Free

The 9th annual Mercer County Cultural Festival and Food Truck Rally on Saturday, June 15, at the Mercer County Park Festival Grounds in West Windsor. The festival will feature artisans, international food trucks and a biergarten, and children’s activities. Admission and parking are free.

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Nixon in China: Much More Than Minimalism

June 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
West Windsor Branch Library, 333 North Post Rd
Princeon Jct, 08550 United States
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Free

Professor Timothy Urban will discuss the many musical styles found in John Adams’s opera Nixon in China and their relationship to the story, greatly enhancing opera-goers’ appreciation of one of the finest examples of American opera. For more information about this lecture and other free Princeton Festival lectures and events visit https://princetonfestival.org/event. Co-sponsored by The Princeton Festival and the West Windsor Branch of the Mercer County Library System.

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Stone Hill Church presents Quartet Piri, a Clarinet Ensemble

June 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Stone Hill Church of Princeton, 1025 Bunn Drive
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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Free

Stone Hill Arts Series presents Quartet Piri - Clarinet Ensemble Saturday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m. An innovative and versatile clarinet quartet known for their unique repertoire and dynamic performances. “Piri” (피리) reflects the coming together of eastern and western cultures in our musical heritage. Free admission • Light refreshments

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Princeton Symphonic Brass concert: City Lights, Latin Nights

June 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hillman Performance Hall at Westminster Choir College, on the campus of Westminster Choir College, 101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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$5 – $16

The Princeton Symphonic Brass, under the baton of Lawrence Kursar, will present "City Lights, Latin Nights" on Saturday, June 15, 2019, 7:30  p.m. at Hillman Hall on the campus of Westminster Choir College, 101 Walnut Lane, Princeton, New Jersey. The program showcases music associated with world cities and Latin music. Featuring the music of Gershwin, Piazzolla, Copland, Albeniz, Granados, Bizet and more. Tickets are available online at http://www.psbrass.com/tickets (Adults $15/ Seniors $10/ Kids 16 and under $5) and at the…

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