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  • richardmitnick 11:47 AM on November 27, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    From Department of Music at Princeton: Jazz at Princeton University in Concert 

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    Princeton’s Department of Music is at the epicenter of a musical culture that is broad and deep, reaching from edge to edge of the campus, from the classroom to the concert hall, and from faculty-led groups to those run exclusively by students.

    There are several levels of involvement that students can have with the Department of Music: Graduate students can earn a Ph.D. in one of the two main areas of our Graduate program – composition or musicology – including opportunities to focus on theory or ethnomusicology. Undergraduate students can major in music, in a program with emphasis on writing music or writing about music. Undergraduates can also earn certificates in the Program in Musical Performance, both as Music Majors and as majors of other departments. Those who do not plan to pursue a degree or certificate in music are of course welcome to take courses with world-renowned composers and music historians, take instrumental or voice lessons in the private studios of top professionals, and audition to perform with our many ensembles: six jazz groups, three choruses, two orchestras, a wind ensemble, an opera theater, a musical comedy troupe, at least a dozen chamber music ensembles, a laptop orchestra, and almost twenty small a cappella singing groups.

    Community members can attend numerous concerts throughout the academic year. In addition to student performances, world-renowned artists appear on the Princeton University Concerts series; leading performers of contemporary music showcase compositions by faculty and graduate composers through the Princeton Sound Kitchen; Sō Percussion, the Edward T. Cone Artists-in-Residence, perform and engage with the community. The student-run radio station WPRB: 103.3 FM broadcasts many styles of music, often featuring Princeton student performances.

    An important feature hard to discern from a list of courses and ensembles is the Music Department’s emphasis on collaboration. This manifests not only within the department (graduate composers composing for the undergraduate orchestra, graduate musicologists making a performance edition for an undergraduate opera production), but in collaboration with other departments as well. Frequent interdisciplinary collaborators with the music department include students and faculty from Architecture, African American Studies, Computer Science, Irish Studies, and the programs in Theater, Dance, Visual Art, Music Theater, and Creative Writing all housed within the Lewis Center for Arts.

    John Schaefer


    For new music by living composers

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  • richardmitnick 10:31 AM on May 11, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Princeton University Department of Music: “Princeton University Sinfonia” 

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    Princeton University Sinfonia

    Friday, May. 11, 2018 7:30 pm

    Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall

    Tickets

    Program
    Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade

    Julius Fučik The Old Sore-Head (Der Alte Brummbär)

    Franz Krommer movements from Concerto for Two Clarinets, Op. 81

    Camille Saint-Saëns movements from Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor, Op. 61

    Édouard Lalo movements from Symphonie espagnole, Op.21

    The Princeton University Sinfonia is an exciting musical outlet for undergraduate and graduate student musicians. Expanding every year, the orchestra now averages 55 members and performs one concert each semester in Richardson Auditorium with additional, smaller performances scheduled each year. Ruth Ochs has conducted Sinfonia for the past seven seasons, and she has been joined by selected undergraduates pursuing the Music Department’s certificate in musical performance in conducting.

    Past concerts have included symphonies by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, and Tchaikovsky, as well as works by Bach, Bartók, Brahms, Dvorak, and Stravinsky. In May 2009, Sinfonia with the Princeton University Jazz Ensemble, Anthony D.J. Branker, director, commissioned and premiered a new work by Laurie Altman called In Another Time. Designed to have a more modest time commitment than other ensembles, Sinfonia pursues a high level of musicianship while also emphasizing the enjoyable and memorable aspects of performing wonderful music with others.

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    Ruth Ochs
    Conductor of the Princeton University Sinfonia; Associate Conductor of the Princeton University Orchestra; and Director of Small Ensembles at Princeton; Lecturer in Music.

    More about Ruth Ochs

    Under Maestro Ochs’ leadership, the Princeton Uniersity Sinfonia has grown from a small chamber orchestra into a full symphony orchestra. Welcoming undergraduate and graduate student musicians, the Sinfonia performs music from the Baroque to the modern, and they have performed symphonies of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, and Tchaikovsky. With the growth of the ensemble, Ms. Ochs has offered new opportunities such as Sinfonia’s annual concerto competition. In May 2009, Sinfonia premiered a new work by composer Laurie Altman called In Another Time. Familiar with Altman’s work, Ruth Ochs premiered and recorded for Albany Records his Homage a Stravinsky (2006).

    In addition to her work with Sinfonia, Ruth Ochs conducts the Westminster Community Orchestra, a position she has held for the past four seasons. There she conducts major orchestral and choral-orchestral works, and she has led the orchestra in collaborations with choral ensembles from the Westminster Conservatory and the Westminster Choir College. Additionally, she has worked with the Princeton University Orchestra and conducts faculty ensembles at the Westminster Conservatory of Music.

    Education

    Degrees in Music and Orchestral Conducting: Harvard University, University of Texas at Austin
    Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Musicology at Princeton University, with a dissertation on Karol Szymanowski’s ballet Harnasie.
    Studied with Maestro Michael Jinbo at the Pierre Monteux School in Hancock, Maine.

    See the full article here .

    John Schaefer


    For new music by living composers

    newsounds.org from New York Public Radio


    https://www.wnyc.org/
    93.9FM
    https://www.wqxr.org/
    105.9FM
    http://www.thegreenespace.org/

    For great Jazz

    88.3FM http://wbgo.org/

    WPRB 103.3FM

    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00-2:00 featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Frdays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00Pm


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    About Princeton: Overview

    Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation’s service and in the service of all nations. Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. Princeton is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering.

    As a world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching.

    Today, more than 1,100 faculty members instruct approximately 5,200 undergraduate students and 2,600 graduate students. The University’s generous financial aid program ensures that talented students from all economic backgrounds can afford a Princeton education.

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  • richardmitnick 10:19 PM on April 30, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    From Music at Princeton: “May and June 2018 Music Events” 

    Department of Music at Princeton

    Jazz Small Groups in Concert

    Tuesday, May. 01, 2018 7:30 pm
    Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall

    Free

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    Event Info

    Jazz at Princeton University’s small groups, directed by award-winning saxophonist and program director Rudresh Mahanthappa, leads student small groups in an energizing and beautiful evening of music.

    About the Artist:

    Few musicians share the ability of alto saxophonist/composer Rudresh Mahanthappa to embody the expansive possibilities of his music with his culture. What has materialized is a sound that hybridizes progressive jazz and South Indian classical music in a fluid and forward-looking form that reflects Mahanthappa’s own experience growing up a second-generation Indian-American. The current manifestations of that trajectory include his latest project Bird Calls (2015), which was named #1 album of the year by both DownBeat and NPR Music’s Jazz Critics Poll. Mahanthappa has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, two New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships, and numerous commissions. He has been named alto saxophonist of the year five of the past six years in Downbeat Magazine’s International Critics Polls and for six years running by the Jazz Journalists’ Association. In April 2013, he received a Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, one of the most prominent arts awards in the world. In 2015, he was named a United States Artists Fellow. In 2016, he was named the Director of Jazz and the Associate Director of the Program in Musical Performance at Princeton University.

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    Rudresh Mahanthappa, Director of Jazz, Princeton University

    African Drumming & Dance Ensemble In Concert

    Wednesday, May. 02, 2018 7:30 pm
    Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall

    Free

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    The Princeton University African Drumming & Dance Ensemble, directed by master drummer Olivier Tarpaga, presents their final concert of the 2017-18 season. Further details TBA.

    Steel Drums
    Princeton University Steel Band in Concert

    Thursday, May. 03, 2018 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
    McAlpin Rehearsal Hall

    The Princeton University Steel Band, directed by Josh Quillen (So Percussion) and assisted by Kendall Williams present their final concert of the year, free and open to all.

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    Josh Quillen
    Sō Percussion: Ensemble-in-Residence

    Josh Quillen has forged a unique identity in the contemporary music world as all-around percussionist, expert steel drum performer, and composer. His collaborations with other composers frequently incorporate the steel drums as a core element.

    A member of the acclaimed ensemble Sō Percussion since 2006, Josh has performed across the United States, Russia, Spain, Australia, Italy, Germany, and Scotland. He has had the opportunity to work closely with Steve Reich, Steve Mackey, Paul Lansky, David Lang, Matmos, Dan Deacon, and many others.

    Josh started performing on the steel drums at Dover High School in Ohio, an interest that continued at the University of Akron, where Dr. Larry Snider founded one of the first collegiate steel bands in the United States. He traveled to Trinidad & Tobago in 2002, performing with the “Phase II Pan Groove” ensemble under Len “Boogsie” Sharpe.

    These parallel interests led Josh to break ground in the use of the steel drums in contemporary classical music. To date, he has commissioned over a dozen pieces for steel drums from composers such as Stuart Saunders Smith, Roger Zahab, Dan Trueman, and Paul Lansky. In 2010, Steven Mackey’s quartet It Is Time – commissioned for Sō Percussion by Carnegie Hall and Chamber Music America – featured Josh on a new microtonal lead pan in its Carnegie Hall premiere, receiving rave reviews in the New York Times.

    Josh’s compositions for Sō Percussion are featured in Imaginary City, an evening length work that appeared on the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s 2009 Next Wave Festival, as well as the site-specific Music for Trains in Southern Vermont. Other ensembles to play his pieces and arrangements include Matmos, PLork, The Janus Trio, Adele Meyers and Dancers, The University of Akron Steel Band, and the New York University Steel Band.

    An avid educator, Josh is a performer-in-residence at Princeton University with Sō Percussion, as well as co-director of the Sō Percussion Summer Institute, an intensive workshop for college-aged percussionists on the campus of Princeton University. He is also co-director of the percussion program at the Bard College Conservatory of Music, and is the director of the New York University Steel Band.

    Education

    Masters in Music: Yale School of Music

    Bachelors: University of Akron
    Studies with Robert Van Sice

    A Conversation with Composer Derek Bermel
    2018 Composition Colloquium Series

    Thursday, May. 03, 2018 4:30 pm
    Woolworth 106

    The Composition Colloquium series is hosting composer Derek Bermel.

    Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.
    About the Artist:

    Composer and clarinetist Derek Bermel has been widely hailed for his creativity, theatricality, and virtuosity. Artistic Director of the American Composers Orchestra, Bermel is also curator of the Gamper Festival at the Bowdoin International Music Festival, Director of Copland House’s emerging composers institute Cultivate, and recently enjoyed a four-year tenure as artist-in-residence at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in Princeton. Bermel has become recognized as a dynamic and unconventional curator of concert series that spotlight the composer as performer, including ACO’s SONIC Festival. Alongside his international studies of ethnomusicology and orchestration, an ongoing engagement with other musical cultures has become part of the fabric and force of his compositional language, in which the human voice and its myriad inflections play a primary role.

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    Derek Bermel’s newest CD, featuring the stellar ensemble Alarm Will Sound, is now available on Cantaloupe Records

    Truls Mørk, Cello & Behzod Abduraimov, Piano
    Presented by Princeton University Concerts
    Thursday, May. 03, 2018 8:00 pm
    Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall

    Tickets

    Program
    Sergei Rachmaninoff Two Pieces for Cello and Piano, Op. 2
    Edvard Grieg Cello Sonata in A Minor, Op. 36
    Edvard Grieg Intermezzo in A Minor for Cello and Piano
    Sergei Rachmaninoff Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 19

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    Truls Mørk. No image credit found

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    Behzod Abduraimov. No image credit found

    Event Info

    Truls Mørk is one of the 21st century’s definitive cellists—his tone is song-like and recognizable, as if he’s extracting his own voice from the instrument. He is the only Norwegian ever to win a Grammy Award, and his playing has been characterized as “unforced splendor … his expansive, Russian-inflected bowing and vibrato ensures that quiet passages float into the far reaches of the hall.” (The New Yorker) In the last decade, his public appearances have been scarce due to illness, and we feel honored to be a part of his return to the world stage, which has already been met with glorious reviews. He is joined by Uzbek pianist Behzod Abduraimov in a program of chamber music by two great composers from their respective homelands: Norway’s Edvard Grieg and Russia’s Sergei Rachmaninoff. Abduraimov made his Princeton debut in 2013 as a relatively unknown gem, and has since gone on to major stardom, including his Stern Auditorium in Carnegie Hall debut this past season.

    About the Artist:

    During the 2016/17 season Truls Mørk will be Artist-in-Residence with the Gothenburg Symphony which will include both concerto performances and chamber music. Other engagements include Chicago Symphony/Dutoit, Orchestre de Paris/van Zweden, NDR Hamburg/Krzysztof Urbański, Budapest Festival Orchestra/Paavo Järvi, tour to the Far East with the Oslo Philharmonic/Vasily Petrenko and tours with Bergen Philharmonic to include Berlin, Munich and the UK.

    He continues to give regular recitals at major venues and festivals throughout the world – he was one of the featured artists at the 2016 Piatigorsky International Cello Festival in Los Angeles and will return to the Verbier Festival in 2017.

    A great champion of contemporary music, Truls Mørk has given in excess of 30 premieres. These include Rautavaara’s Towards the Horizon with the BBC Symphony Orchestra/John Storgårds, Pavel Haas’ Cello Concerto with Wiener Philharmoniker/Jonathan Nott, Krzysztof Penderecki’s Concerto for Three Cellos with the NHK Symphony Orchestra/Charles Dutoit and Haflidi Hallgrimsson’s Cello Concerto, co-commissioned by the Oslo Philharmonic, Iceland Symphony and Scottish Chamber orchestras.

    With an impressive recording output, Truls Mørk has recorded many of the great cello concertos many of which have won international awards including Gramophone, Grammy, Midem and ECHO Klassik awards. His most recent recordings include Shostakovich’s Concertos with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra/Vasily Petrenko, works for cello and orchestra by Massenet with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande/Neeme Järvi and the Saint-Saëns Concertos together with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra/Neeme Järvi.

    Behzod Abduraimov

    Described by The Times as the “master of all he surveys” and with The Washington Post noting to “keep your ear on this one”, Behzod’s captivating performances continue to receive international praise.

    Recent seasons have seen Behzod work with leading orchestras worldwide, such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, NHK Symphony and Leipzig Gewandhaus orchestras, and prestigious conductors including Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Manfred Honeck, Vasily Petrenko, James Gaffigan, Jakub Hrusa, Thomas Dausgaard and Vladimir Jurowski. Last season he made his debut with the Münchner Philharmoniker under Gergiev featuring in their new 360 degree Festival and subsequently made his BBC Proms debut with them.

    Upcoming European highlights include the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National de Lyon, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester as part of the Elb Philharmonie opening, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and further afield he will work with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. In recital Behzod is one of the featured artists for the Junge Wilde series at the Konzerthaus Dortmund, he appears at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and returns to the Verbier Festival and La Roque d’Anthéron.

    In North America Behzod will perform in recital at the Stern Auditorium following his debut success at Carnegie Hall in 2015, as well as for the Cliburn Concerts, Carolina Performing Arts, the Vancouver Recital series and concerts with Houston and Pittsburgh, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and Minnesota Orchestra amongst others. He has recently appeared at the Aspen Music Festival and with orchestras such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Dallas Symphony and Seattle Symphony.

    In 2017 Behzod will tour to Asia for performances with Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, National Centre for the Performing Arts Orchestra, Beijing and Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and also embark upon a recital tour of Australia.

    An award-winning recording artist – his debut recital CD won both the Choc de Classica and the Diapason Découverte – Behzod released his first concerto disc in 2014 on Decca Classics which features Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No.3 and Tchaikovsky’s Concerto No.1 with the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai under Juraj Valčuha.

    Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, in 1990, Behzod began to play the piano at the age of five as a pupil of Tamara Popovich at Uspensky State Central Lyceum in Tashkent. He is an alumnus of Park University’s International Center for Music where he studied with Stanislav Ioudenitch, and now serves as the ICM’s artist-in-residence.

    Shruthi Rajasekar ’18, Soprano
    A Program in Performance Senior Recital
    Saturday, May. 05, 2018 3:00 pm
    Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall

    Free

    Program

    Carnatic Invocation
    RICHARD STRAUSS 8 Gedichte aus “Letzte Blätter”, Op. 10

    Allerseelen
    Die Zeitlose
    Die Verschwiegenen
    Die Nacht
    Zueignung

    GABRIEL FAURÉ

    Mandoline
    En Sourdine
    Le Secret
    Ave Maria (duet with Dr. Rochelle Ellis, soprano)

    ALFREDO CASELLA
    Circum, ite triumphales… Oimè (duet with Sebastian Cox ‘18, tenor)

    CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI
    Ahi vista troppo dolce

    JACQUES OFFENBACH
    Zi zi zi (duet with Kevin McElwee ’18, baritone)

    SHRUTHI RAJASEKAR
    Morning Song
    Leaving Home
    Friends

    Soprano Shruthi Rajasekar ’18 presents her senior recital as part of the Certificate in Music Performance

    Magdalena Collum ’18, Violin
    A Program in Performance Senior Recital
    Saturday, May. 05, 2018 7:30 pm
    Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall

    Program
    BÉLA BARTÓK Violin Rhapsody No. 1, Sz. 87

    1. Lassú. Moderato
    2. Friss. Allegretto Moderato

    RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
    The Lark Ascending

    EDVARD GRIEG Violin Sonata No. 3, Op. 45

    1. Allegro Molto ed Appassionato
    2. Allegretto Espressivo alla Romanza
    3. Allegro Animato

    TRADITIONAL APPALACHIAN
    Selections of Appalachian fiddle music

    Violinist Magdalena Collum ’18 presents her senior recital as part of the Certificate in Music Performance.

    Music for Large Chamber Ensemble
    May 7, 2018, 4:00 PM | Forum, Lewis Arts complex
    Please note time change: This recital will begin at 4:00PM.

    Students in MUS 208 perform a course recital “Music for Large Chamber Ensemble Drawn from Less-Performed Works,” which is conducted by Michael Pratt. Program TBA.

    Free

    Michael Pratt
    Conductor, Princeton University Orchestra; Director, Program in Musical Performance; Senior Lecturer

    Michael Pratt is the conductor of the Princeton University Orchestra and Director of the Program in Music Performance

    Princeton Camerata Presents: Simple Gifts
    May 8, 2018, 7:00 PM | Frist Theater
    For the last performance of the year, Princeton Camerata brings to life some of the most iconic works of the 19th…

    Tickets

    Program
    AARON COPLAND Appalachian Spring Orchestral Suite
    LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 (Pastoral)

    Event Info

    For the last performance of the year, Princeton Camerata brings to life some of the most iconic works of the 19th and 20th centuries. Join us for a one-night-only performance of Copland’s Appalachian Spring and Beethoven’s 6th Symphony, “Pastoral.”

    Tickets $7 Students, $10 General
    About the Artist:

    Princeton Camerata is the University’s premier student-run, student-conducted chamber orchestra. Dedicated to the high-quality execution of Classical and Early Romantic works, Camerata performs repertoire that may not otherwise be heard on campus.

    Long story short
    We are a brand new ensemble founded in 2017 and based in Princeton University. Started and run by the most dedicated musicians of the Princeton music community, we are dedicated to executing high quality performances of small-scale standard and new orchestral repertoire. Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Schubert – these Classical and Early Romantic composers will form the backbone of our concerts. With a small select ensemble and a collaborative organizational structure, we are bringing a new era of music making to Princeton University.

    Megan Chung
    President

    Megan Chung is Princeton Camerata’s founding president and plays in the bass section. She began her musical journey at five on piano and has since picked up many instruments along the way. She was named Principal Bassist in the Arkansas All-State Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra twice in a row. Since coming to Princeton, Megan plays with the Princeton University Orchestra, music directs with Princeton University Players, and serves as a founding partner and Vice President of the Ivy Orchestra. She has studied bass with James Hatch, Jack Budrow, and Lawrence Hurst.

    Megan is a junior from North Little Rock, Arkansas in the Chemistry department with a certificate in Global Health and Health Policy. Outside of music, Megan researches in biocatalysis, tutors at the McGraw Center, and is a Mathey PAA.

    DG Kim
    Conductor

    DG Kim is a founding partner of Princeton Camerata and the first conductor of that ensemble. He is currently the assistant conductor of the Princeton University Orchestra and has held the post of the conductor of the Princeton Chamber Orchestra. He has been an integral part of numerous music organizations from a leadership and organizational standpoint, including work as the president and founder of Ivy Orchestra, president and founder of La Vie en Cello, president of Princeton University Orchestra and president of Princeton Chamber Orchestra. These experiences have helped him shape the future of Princeton Camerata.

    DG studies conducting with Michael Pratt at Princeton University, and is pursuing a certificate in Musical Performance in Conducting. In addition, he studies cello performance with Alberto Parrini. Previously, he studied cello with Dr. John Marshall, Jonathan Koh and Astrid Schween.

    MUS 213 Chamber Music Recitals
    May 9, 2018, 3:00 PM | Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall

    Students in MUS 213 perform chamber music. These programs are on May 9, 2018 at both 3PM and 7:30PM. Program TBA

    Free

    Pupp-E: Princeton Percussion Ensemble
    May 10, 2018, 5:00 PM | Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall

    Co-Directed by Eric Cha-Beach and John Ferrari, the Princeton University Percussion Players Ensemble (Pupp-E) presents a concert, including Sculpture 3 by Rudiger Pawassar, fragment/segment by Anna Meadors, and Fractalia by Owen Clayton Condon.

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    Eric Cha-Beach
    Sō Percussion: Ensemble-in-Residence

    A member of the ensemble Sō Percussion (called “brilliant” and “consistently impressive” by the New York Times) since 2007, Eric Cha-Beach has toured the United States, Russia, Spain, Australia, and other international destinations. He has had the opportunity to work closely with Steve Reich, Steve Mackey, Paul Lansky, David Lang, Matmos, Dan Deacon, and many others. In addition to performing with So Percussion, Eric plays in the bass/percussion duo Druid Hill with bass player Evan Lipson.

    As a composer, Eric’s pieces written for Sō Percussion are featured in Where (we) Live (BAM Next Wave 2012); Five Songs, Dances, and Meditations written to accompany Martin Kersels’ Five Songs (Whitney Biennial 2010); Imaginary City (BAM Next Wave 2009); and Music for Trains – a site-specific performance on the train and at train stations in Brattleboro and Bellows Falls, VT (2008). With Jason Treuting and Josh Quillen, he co-composed music for Shen Wei Dance’s Undivided/Divided (Park Avenue Armory 2011), the 2wice ‘Fifth Wall’ app for iPad with dancer Jonah Bokaer, and the sound installation On/Off as part of Bring to Light/Nuit Blanche New York 2011. He has composed the music for the dance film Parts Don’t Work (2011) by choreographer KT Niehoff and Lingo Dance, and the transition music for the internet radio station Q2 (2010). His compositions have also been featured in the ‘Bell by Bell’ parade as part of Make Music Winter in 2011 and 2012. And his electronic music has been featured as ambient pre-show music at each night of the 2012 Look and Listen Festival and on the album Amid the Noise Remixes (2011).

    As a member of Sō Percussion, Eric is a performer-in-residence at Princeton University. Eric is also Co-Director and Principal Administrator of the Sō Percussion Summer Institute, an annual intensive course on the campus of Princeton University for college-aged percussionists started in 2009. He is also co-director of a new percussion program at the Bard College Conservatory of Music.
    Education

    Bachelor of Music: Peabody Conservatory

    Graduate Performance Diploma: Peabody Conservatory

    Master of Music at the Yale School of Music

    Studies with Robert van Sice, Bernhard Wulff.
    Performance Highlights

    Carnegie Hall, Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Lincoln Center Festival, Stanford Lively Arts
    Recognition & Awards

    Yale Gordon Concerto Competition; Fulbright fellowship.

    John Ferrari

    John Ferrari is active in classical, jazz, pop, Broadway, film, television and dance music, the avant-garde, and multi-media. He has performed and given master classes nationally and abroad, and appears on dozens of recordings as percussionist, drummer and conductor.

    He is a founding member of the Naumburg Award winning New Millennium Ensemble, a regular guest artist of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Chamber Music Northwest, and has been a member of Meridian Arts Ensemble since 1993. Mr. Ferrari has also appeared and/or recorded with many other notable organizations such as: Bang On A Can All-Stars, Da Capo Chamber Players, Manhattan Symphonietta, Perspectives Ensemble, The Group for Contemporary Music, Orpheus Chamber Players, Riverside Symphony, Locrian, Cygnus, Pittsburg Collective, John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble and others.

    Ferrari has also served on the faculty of William Paterson University since 2002, Manhattan School of Music, and the Elisabeth Morrow School.
    Education

    Doctor of Musical Arts: SUNY Stony Brook,

    Master of Music: SUNY Stony Brook

    Bachelor of Music: William Paterson University
    Recordings

    A partial list of recordings can be found here.

    L’Invitation au Voyage
    May 11, 2018, 2:00 PM
    Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall

    Free

    Students in the course MUS214: Projects in Vocal Performance, led by Barbara Rearick and Ron Cappon, present a final recital of 19th-20th century French songs by Fauré, Debussy, Duparc, and others. Free and open to all, no tickets required. Program TBA.

    Ronald Cappon
    Performance Faculty: Voice

    Ronald Cappon has been teaching voice for thirty years, and his students have appeared as soloists in international opera houses, concert halls and festivals, and with major orchestras in North America and Europe. He also holds degrees in solo and collaborative piano, and his multi-faceted musicianship has afforded him the opportunity to work extensively as recitalist, chamber musician, chamber music coach, opera coach, and orchestral keyboardist. In addition to his position as Lecturer in Voice at Princeton since 2000, Mr. Cappon teaches voice at Manhattanville College and the Manhattan School of Music Precollege, vocal chamber music at the Interharmony Music Festival, and for six years taught voice/song class to singing actors in the Experimental Theater Wing of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

    Education

    Master of Music: Vocal Coaching/Accompanying, Manhattan School of Music, 1985
    Master of Music: Piano, Manhattan School of Music, 1983
    Bachelor of Music: Piano, DePaul University, Chicago, 1981
    Undergraduate Studies: University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana

    Studies With: Beverley Johnson, Voice; Martin Katz, Vocal Coaching; Thomas Grubb, Diction; John Browning, Constance Keene, Ian Hobson, Piano; Orchestra studies under Georg Solti, Max Rudolph.

    Performance Highlights
    Concerts at New York City’s Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, 92nd Street Y.
    Recitals at Washington’s Corcoran Gallery and Chicago’s Public Library on the Dame Myra Hess Series.
    Soloist with the Dallas Chamber Orchestra and the Manchester Music Festival Chamber Orchestra.
    Multiple performances in Chicago’s Orchestra Hall as principal keyboardist of Chicago Civic Orchestra, and as pianist in the Civic Orchestra Piano Quartet

    Performances in Caracas, Venezuela; St. Jean-de-Luz, France; Arcidosso, Italy; Barbados
    Recognition & Awards

    Finalist: Musical Arts Piano Competition (Chicago)
    Winner: DePaul University Concerto Competition
    Full Tuition Scholarship: Master of Music degree in collaborative Piano at Manhattan School of Music
    Full Tuition Scholarship: Bachelor of Music degree University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Honors Recital Award for outstanding jury performance: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Barbara Rearick
    Performance Faculty: Voice (Mezzo-Soprano)

    Mezzo-soprano Barbara Rearick has established herself as one of today’s most versatile and fascinating artists. Her career has taken her around the world singing with orchestras including Chicago, Houston, American Symphony, Indianapolis, Baltimore, Buffalo, Colorado, Pasadena Pops, Wichita, Hallé, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional, Costa Rica and the Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester, Berlin. She has performed at the Virginia Arts Festival, Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Symphony Space, BAM with the Mark Morris Dance Group and sang in the premiere of Douglas Cuomo’s opera Arjuna’s Dilemma; The Blind with American Opera Project for the Lincoln Center White Lights Festival, Chicago Symphony’s “MusicNow” series performing Twice Through the Heart by Mark Anthony Turnage. Ms. Rearick has also performed at the Winter Park Bach Festival, Northwest Bach Festival and Shenandoah Bach Festival and with Dr. Dennis Keene and Voices of Ascension, NYC. Her chamber music credits include performances with The New York New Music Ensemble, The New York Chamber Ensemble and The Richardson Chamber Players at Princeton. Ms. Rearick has appeared on BBC World Service Radio, WQXR and NPR. A native of central Pennsylvania, she has been on the voice faculty at Princeton University for 15 years.

    Education
    Manhattan School of Music
    Steans Institute for Young Artists
    Britten-Pears School for Advanced Musical Studies
    Fountainebleau Conservatoire Americane
    Teachers and coaches include: Edith Bers, Margaret Hoswell, Herbert Burtis, Ronald Cappon, Martin Katz, Anthony Rolfe-Johnson, Joshua Green and Eric Malson.

    Recordings
    The Eternal Road by Kurt Weill (Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester-Berlin, Naxos)
    A Summer’s Day — a collection of Elizabethan Songs (Gateway Classics, with Guitarist Richard Jacobowski)
    The Music of André Jolivet with The Britten-Pears Ensemble (ASV)
    The Music of Frank Martin with The Britten-Pears Ensemble (ASV)

    Performance Highlights
    — Performances throughout the US and UK with the Britten-Pears Ensemble, a chamber group specializing in rarely heard contemporary music.
    — US premiere of Nicholas Maw’s Nocturne with the American Symphony.
    — Recitals with the late composer-pianist Sir Richard Rodney Bennett at venues including Wigmore Hall, and at festivals including Aldeburgh, Buxton, Spitalfields (London), Leeds, Norwich, Chester and AerFi in Killaloe, Ireland.
    — Premiere of the song cycle A History of the Thé Dansant written especially for Ms. Rearick by the late Sir Richard Rodney Bennett with pianist Martin Jones for the Burnham Market Festival, UK and performed the songs with the composer at the piano at Wigmore Hall and throughout the UK.
    — Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde and Rückert Lieder, and Britten’s Phaedra with Michael Pratt and the Princeton University Orchestra.
    — Hallé Proms — evenings of Rodgers and Hart and Jerome Kern.

    Princeton University Sinfonia
    May 11, 2018, 7:30 PM | Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall
    Tickets

    Program
    Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade
    Julius Fučik The Old Sore-Head (Der Alte Brummbär)
    Franz Krommer movements from Concerto for Two Clarinets, Op. 81
    Camille Saint-Saëns movements from Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor, Op. 61
    Édouard Lalo movements from Symphonie espagnole, Op.21

    Princeton University Sinfonia presents a concert featuring Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade and a comic polka by Julius Fučik, The Old Sore-Head, as well as student soloists in movements from the Concerto for Two Clarinets, Op. 81, by Franz Krommer; Violin Concerto No. 3 by Camille Saint-Saëns, and Édouard Lalo’s Symphonie espagnole.

    Tickets $10 general admission/$5 students and seniors

    About the Artist:

    The Princeton University Sinfonia is an exciting musical outlet for undergraduate and graduate student musicians. Expanding every year, the orchestra now averages 55 members and performs one concert each semester in Richardson Auditorium with additional, smaller performances scheduled each year. Ruth Ochs has conducted Sinfonia for the past seven seasons, and she has been joined by selected undergraduates pursuing the Music Department’s certificate in musical performance in conducting.

    Past concerts have included symphonies by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, and Tchaikovsky, as well as works by Bach, Bartók, Brahms, Dvorak, and Stravinsky. In May 2009, Sinfonia with the Princeton University Jazz Ensemble, Anthony D.J. Branker, director, commissioned and premiered a new work by Laurie Altman called In Another Time. Designed to have a more modest time commitment than other ensembles, Sinfonia pursues a high level of musicianship while also emphasizing the enjoyable and memorable aspects of performing wonderful music with others.

    Ruth Ochs
    Conductor of the Princeton University Sinfonia; Associate Conductor of the Princeton University Orchestra; and Director of Small Ensembles at Princeton; Lecturer in Music.

    Under Maestro Ochs’ leadership, the Princeton Uniersity Sinfonia has grown from a small chamber orchestra into a full symphony orchestra. Welcoming undergraduate and graduate student musicians, the Sinfonia performs music from the Baroque to the modern, and they have performed symphonies of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, and Tchaikovsky. With the growth of the ensemble, Ms. Ochs has offered new opportunities such as Sinfonia’s annual concerto competition. In May 2009, Sinfonia premiered a new work by composer Laurie Altman called In Another Time. Familiar with Altman’s work, Ruth Ochs premiered and recorded for Albany Records his Homage a Stravinsky (2006).

    In addition to her work with Sinfonia, Ruth Ochs conducts the Westminster Community Orchestra, a position she has held for the past four seasons. There she conducts major orchestral and choral-orchestral works, and she has led the orchestra in collaborations with choral ensembles from the Westminster Conservatory and the Westminster Choir College. Additionally, she has worked with the Princeton University Orchestra and conducts faculty ensembles at the Westminster Conservatory of Music.
    Education

    Degrees in Music and Orchestral Conducting: Harvard University, University of Texas at Austin
    Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Musicology at Princeton University, with a dissertation on Karol Szymanowski’s ballet Harnasie.
    Studied with Maestro Michael Jinbo at the Pierre Monteux School in Hancock, Maine.

    Christopher Jagoe ’18, Organ
    May 12, 2018, 4:00 PM | Princeton University Chapel

    Free

    Program
    Felix Mendelssohn Sonata in A Major, Op. 65, No. 3
    I. Con moto maestoso
    II. Andante tranquillo

    Frank Bridge
    Three Pieces for Organ, H.63
    II. Adagio

    Johannes Brahms
    Eleven Chorale Preludes, Op. 122
    VII. O Gott, du frommer Gott

    Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude and Fugue in E Major, BWV 566

    Dale Wood
    The Gift to Be Simple

    Craig Phillips
    If You Will Only Let God Guide You

    Gerald Near
    Ten Preludes on Gregorian Chant Melodies
    II. Adoro Te Devote

    Louis Vierne
    24 Pièces de Fantasie, Op. 54
    VI. Carillon de Westminster

    Christopher Jagoe ’18 presents his senior recital on the Princeton University Chapel’s organ as part of the Certificate in Music Performance.

    Violin Studio Recital
    May 16, 2018, 7:30 PM
    Lee Music Performance and Rehearsal Room
    Lewis Arts complex

    Free

    Violin students of the studio of Professor Anna Lim perform an end-of-semester recital. Program TBA.

    Sunghae Anna Lim
    Performance Faculty: Violin

    Sunghae Anna Lim has performed extensively throughout the United States, Central America, Europe and Japan.

    Sunghae Anna Lim has performed extensively throughout the United States, Central America, Europe and Japan. She is a founding member of the Laurel Trio and, as violinist of the New Millennium Ensemble, Ms. Lim won the Naumburg Chamber Music Award and gave a debut recital at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. She is actively involved in contemporary music, premiering and recording numerous works by living composers. Recent highlights include the premier performance of the Second Violin sonata by the late Donald Martino and a recording of Alexander Steinert’s violin sonata of 1921

    Sunghae Anna Lim has performed extensively throughout the United States, Central America, Europe and Japan. She is a founding member of the Laurel Trio and, as violinist of the New Millennium Ensemble, Ms. Lim won the Naumburg Chamber Music Award and gave a debut recital at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. She is actively involved in contemporary music, premiering and recording numerous works by living composers. Recent highlights include the premier performance of the Second Violin sonata by the late Donald Martino and a recording of Alexander Steinert’s violin sonata of 1921. She has worked with conductor Robert Craft to record chamber works of Webern for the Naxos label.

    Education
    DMA: Rutgers University;
    Diploma: Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst “Mozarteum” in Salzburg;
    BA: Harvard University (German History and Literature)

    Studied with Sandor Vegh, Arnold Steinhardt, Gerhard Schulz, Louis Krasner.

    Performance Highlights
    Founding member of the Laurel Piano Trio (Tanglewood Ensemble-in-Residence, Artists-in-Residence of WQXR), member of the New Millennium Ensemble. Violinist of Richardson Chamber Players in Princeton. Premieres and recordings of numerous contemporary works. Performances throughout the United States, Europe, Japan and Central America. Soloist with the Honolulu Symphony, Princeton Symphony Orchestra, Princeton University Orchestra. Participant at Marlboro, Tanglewood and Ravinia Festivals, Open Chamber Music at Prussia Cove, Laurel Festival of the Arts, Wellesley Composers Conference, Bennington Chamber Music Conference and Portland Chamber Music Festival.

    Recognition & Awards
    Naumburg Chamber Music Award; ProPiano Competition; Concert Artists Guild Competition.
    Recordings on Koch International, CRI, Centaur, Newport Classics, Bridge Records.
    In the News . She has worked with conductor Robert Craft to record chamber works of Webern for the Naxos label.
    Education

    Jazz Small Group X
    May 17, 2018, 7:30 PM
    Lee Music Performance and Rehearsal Room
    Lewis Arts complex

    Matthew Parrish
    Performance Faculty: Jazz Bass

    The Princeton University Jazz ‘Ensemble X’ performs under the direction of master bassist Matthew Parrish. This ensemble evokes the small group tradition of the Art Blakey groups of the 50’s and 60’s where improvisation and inspiring interaction are key. The group performs as a septet with several featured trio performances. Program TBA.

    Born in central California to hard-working, music-loving parents of four children, Matthew Parrish epitomizes the heart of jazz bass performance and livelihood. Matthew has performed and recorded with many of the top names in jazz. Regina Carter, Wynton Marsalis, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Paquito D’Rivera, Houston Person, Clark Terry, Etta Jones, Miri Ben-Ari, James Williams, Harry Sweets Edison, James Newton, Gary Thomas, Greg Osby, Stefon Harris, Orrin Evans just to name a few.

    His beautiful, warm and complex sound has earned him an impressive reputation in the music community, as a performer and composer/arranger/producer. While on tour with Al Grey, Matt performed with Clark Terry, Marion McPartland, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Lou Donaldson, Joe Cohn, Savion Glover, Bill Charlap and many others. You can find Matthew at venues all over the world, from New York City to Sao Paulo. Matt is currently touring with Freddy Cole, Houston Person, the legendary Saxophonist, as well as the Vana Gierig Trio with Paquito D’Rivera.

    Matthew has recorded over fifty works, including his debut CD Circles (2000) and his most recent recordings with Karine Aguiar, where Matthew was the producer, bassist and arranger (recorded in São Paulo Brazil), and a brand new recording with Houston Person, entitled Rain or Shine on Highnote Records.

    Education
    Studied Jazz Performance at Rutgers University
    Studied with Carolyn Davis (bass), Larry Ridley (bass), and Craig Thomas (bass).

    Recordings
    Recordings on Verve, High Note, Hipnotic, Blueland, Enja, Music Together, Bigbang, Contour, and many others.

    Performance Highlights
    Al Grey tour of Europe, Regina Carter tour of Thailand, Kennedy Center performance and recording with Stefon Harris, Greg Osby tour in England, Houston Person tour of India, Freddy Cole tour of Japan, Touring with Vana Gierig and Paquito D’Rivera including Chile and Mexico, Rose Hall Lincoln Center with Regina Carter, Recording and performing in São Paulo Brazil with Karine Aguiar, Hammerstein and Sondheim concert Yardley Pa. featuring Houston Person -presented by Matthew.

    Tabitha Oh ’18, Violin
    Violinist Tabitha Oh ’18 presents her senior recital as part of the Certificate in Music Performance. Program TBA.
    May 18, 2018, 7:30 PM
    Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall

    Free

    Kaamya Varagur ’18, Soprano
    Soprano Kaamya Varagur ’18 presents her senior recital as part of the Certificate in Music Performance.
    May 19, 2018, 3:00 PM | Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall

    Program
    Jean-Philippe Rameau From Dardanus
    Quel calme! Brisez vos fers, troupe affreuse et cruelle!
    From Platée
    Soleil, fuis de ces lieux

    Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari
    Quattro Rispetti, Op. 12
    I. Quando ti vidi a quel canto apparire
    II. O guarda, guarda quel nobile augello
    III. Angiolo delicate fresco e bello
    IV. Sia benedetto chi fece lo mondo

    Giuseppe Verdi From Rigoletto
    Caro nome

    Gabriel Fauré
    Claire de Lune, Op. 46, No. 2
    Au Bord de L’eau, Op. 8, No. 1
    La Rose (Ode Anacréontique), Op. 51, No. 4

    Richard Pearson Thomas
    Wild Nights! Wild Nights!
    Across the twilight’s violet
    I Never Saw a Moor

    Andreas Spaeth
    Alpenlied, Op. 167, No. 7

    Rajeev Erramilli ’18, Trombone
    Trombonist Rajeev Erramilli ’18 presents his senior recital as part of the Certificate in Music Performance. Program TBA.
    May 20, 2018, 3:00 PM
    Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall

    Solène Le Van ’18, Soprano
    Soprano Solène Le Van ’18 presents her senior recital as part of the Certificate in Music Performance. Program TBA.

    Free

    Jeffrey Kuan ’18, Violin
    A Program in Performance Senior Recital and Lynne Haggard Rumney ’90 Memorial Recital
    Wednesday, May. 23, 2018 7:30 pm
    Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall

    Program
    STEVEN MACKEY
    Interior Design for solo violin
    Hardwood Tile
    Vermont Slate
    Skylight
    Demolition
    Feng Shui
    JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Partita in D minor for solo violin, BWV 1004
    Chaconne

    CÉSAR FRANCK Violin Sonata in A Major
    Allegretto ben moderato
    Allegro
    Recitativo-Fantasia: Ben moderato
    Allegretto poco mosso

    PABLO DE SARASATE
    Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20

    ABOUT THE LYNNE HAGGARD RUMNEY ’90 MEMORIAL RECITAL

    Lynne HAGGARD Rumney ’90 was an English Major and Concertmaster of the Princeton University Orchestra. While a senior at Princeton she spearheaded a student movement that resulted in the establishment of the Certificate Program in Music Performance, the first of its kind in the nation. After graduating cum laude from Princeton, she attended the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, where she earned a Master’s in Violin Performance. She died after a long struggle with cancer in 2015. The Lynne Haggard Rumney ’90 Memorial Recital was established in 2016 and is presented each year by a senior violin student in the Program Musical Performance.

    Sarah Fiona Le Van ’18, Violin
    A Program in Performance Senior Recital
    Thursday, May. 24, 2018 7:30 pm
    Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall

    Free

    2018 Glee Club Reunion
    Jun 1, 2018, 4:30 PM
    Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall

    Free

    Program
    Thomas Tallis

    Spem in Alium
    Event Info

    The annual reunions concert featuring the Princeton University Glee Club and Alumni in a reunion performance of Thomas Tallis’ Spem in Alium.
    About the Artist:

    Ulysses S. Grant was president, Verdi’s Requiem was premiered and the Battle of the Little Big Horn was still two years in the future when Princeton University’s Glee Club was founded in 1874 by Andrew Fleming West ’74, the first Dean of the Graduate College. In those early years the group consisted of a few young men and was run entirely by its student members, but in 1907 Charles E. Burnham became the first of a long line of distinguished professional musicians to lead the Glee Club. Since that time, the ensemble has established itself as the largest choral body on Princeton’s campus, and has distinguished itself both nationally and overseas

    The Glee Club first achieved national recognition under Alexander Russell, one of the great organists of the day, when it performed the American Premiere of Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex with Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1931. Further accolades saw performances of Bach’s Mass in B Minor at the Metropolitan Opera House in 1935, and with the Vassar College Choir, the first United States performance of Jean Philippe Rameau’s Castor et Pollux in 1937. (The custom for joining together with the women’s choirs of Vassar, Bryn Mawr, Wellesley, Mount Holyoke, or Smith Colleges continued until the advent of coeducation.) In the 1950s, under the direction of its longest-serving conductor Walter L. Nollner, the Glee Club traveled outside the United States for the first time, establishing a pattern of international concert tours to Europe, Asia, South America and the South Pacific. Two round-the-world tours followed, and most recently, the choir has toured Hawaii, Argentina, Paris, Germany and Prague.

    Nowadays the Glee Club performs frequently on Princeton’s campus, enjoying the wonderful acoustics and surroundings of Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall. There are four major performances each year, and numerous special appearances at functions and gatherings around campus. Perhaps the choir’s most celebrated performing tradition began in 1913, with the annual concerts presented jointly with the Glee Clubs of Harvard and Yale on the eve of the respective football games. A more recent tradition has seen the establishment of annual performances of choral masterworks with professional soloists and orchestra, now supported by an endowment fund to honor Walter Nollner. In the last few years these have included Orff’s Carmina Burana, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Bach’s St. Matthew and St. John Passions and Mass in B minor, Mozart’s Requiem, Honneger’s Le Roi David and Faure’s Requiem .

    The choir’s repertoire is extremely diverse, embracing anything from renaissance motets and madrigals, Romantic partsongs and 21st century choral commissions to the more traditional Glee Club fare of spirituals, folk music and college songs. The spectrum of Glee Club members is perhaps even broader: undergraduates and graduate students, scientists and poets, philosophers and economists – all walks of academic life are represented, knit together by their belief in the nobility and joy of singing together.

    Gabriel Crouch
    Director of Choral Activities

    Gabriel Crouch is Director of Choral Activities and Senior Lecturer in Music at Princeton University. He began his musical career as an eight-year-old in the choir of Westminster Abbey, where he performed a solo at the wedding of HRH Prince Andrew and Miss Sarah Ferguson. After completing a choral scholarship at Trinity College, Cambridge, he was offered a place in the renowned a cappella group The King’s Singers in 1996. In the next eight years he made a dozen recordings on the BMG label (including a Grammy nomination), and gave more than 900 performances in almost every major concert venue in the world. Special collaborative projects saw him working and performing with some of the world’s most respected artists, including percussionist Evelyn Glennie, pianists Emanuel Ax and George Shearing, singer Barbara Hendricks and Bruce Johnston of the Beach Boys. In 2008 he was appointed musical director of the British early music ensemble Gallicantus, with whom he has released four recordings under the Signum label to rapturous reviews, garnering multiple ‘Editor’s Choice’ awards in Gramophone and Early Music Review, and, for the 2012 release The Word Unspoken, a place on BBC Radio’s CD Review list of the top nine classical releases of the year. His most recent recording, of Lagrime di San Pietro by Orlandus Lassus, was nominated for a Gramophone Award in 2014. When the academic calendar allows, Gabriel maintains parallel careers in singing and record production, crossing the Atlantic frequently to appear with such ensembles as Tenebrae and The Gabrieli Choir, and in the US, performing recitals of lutesong with such acclaimed lutenists as Daniel Swenberg and Nigel North. As a producer his latest credits have included Winchester Cathedral Choir, The Gabrieli Consort and Tenebrae. His work as a singer, coach and musical director has led to his name appearing in the London Times‘ list of ‘Great British Hopes’.

    Education
    B.A and M.A. Cambridge University; M.Mus. Butler University

    Recognition & Awards
    Grammy Award Nominee 1998 (King’s Singers: Circle of Life), Gramophone Award Nominee 2014 (Gallicantus: Tears of St Peter)

    Reunions Fireworks Concert
    Jun 2, 2018, 8:00 PM | Finney Field

    The Princeton University Orchestra presents its annual reunions concert followed by a fireworks display.
    About the Artist:

    Now in its 120th year, the Princeton University Orchestra is a renowned, touring symphonic orchestra that plays a wide range of works by composers from the Classical period up through freshly composed works by Princeton composers.

    The Princeton University Orchestra began with a group of professional musicians from the New York Symphony and Philharmonic Societies who performed a series of concerts at Alexander Hall in 1896. The proceeds were “devoted to the funds for the establishment of a School of Music for the Study of Musical Composition, Theory, and History at Princeton University.” Over the ensuing century, the Orchestra has become an almost exclusively student organization, some 100 undergraduate and graduate musicians representing a broad spectrum of academic departments come together for concerts in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall.

    Participation in the Orchestra is voluntary and extracurricular; students commit many hours to rehearsal over and above the time required for academic coursework. Graduates of the Orchestra have gone on to be performers, music teachers, and arts administrators, but the comprehensive list of occupations is as diverse as Princeton itself.

    Under the direction of Michael Pratt, the Orchestra performs from 10 to 16 times each year both on campus and touring. Last season, it premiered the Piano Concerto of faculty member Juri Seo and combined forces with the Glee Club to perform Mozart’s Requiem to packed houses in Richardson Auditorium.

    The Orchestra serves an important role in Princeton’s Department of Music by both reading and performing new works by graduate students in composition. It periodically engages in special collaborations across campus with other performance-oriented groups and departments, and is also typically called on to perform at special University functions.

    The Orchestra has represented Princeton in New York concert halls and on tour across Europe, from Edinburgh to Lisbon, and from London to Budapest. In January 2017, the Orchestra toured Central Europe: Prague, Vienna, Bratislava (Slovakia), and Budapest.

    Michael Pratt
    Michael Pratt is the conductor of the Princeton University Orchestra and Director of the Program in Music Performance.

    Michael Pratt is in his 40th year serving on the faculty at Princeton University. His principal duties are as Conductor of the Princeton University Orchestra and as Director of the Certificate Program in Music Performance since its inception in 1991. The program he has built at Princeton has come to serve as a model for other American universities as an effective platform from which students can deepen their musical skills and insights in the context of a liberal arts program. The Program provides a full panoply of studio instruction with top professionals in New York, master classes by international artists, and numerous performance classes by Department faculty.

    The Princeton University Orchestra has grown since 1977 from around 50 members to an ensemble of 110+ strong, one that plays the most challenging standard repertory: the Orchestra regularly takes on Mahler, Strauss, Stravinsky, plus numerous world premieres by graduate students and faculty in the Department of Music. Additionally, he has taken the Princeton orchestra on thirteen international tours since 1990, including two visits to the Royal College of Music, London. Other destinations have included Munich, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Lisbon, Frankfurt, The Hague, Amsterdam, Madrid and Barcelona.

    Strongly committed to opera performance for students since his first year, under his leadership the Princeton University Opera Theater has produced all three Mozart/DaPonte operas, plus The Magic Flute, Der Freischütz, Fidelio, Gianni Schicchi, and L’Enfant et les Sortileges. In recent years he has focused on the early Baroque, with performances of Monteverdi and Cavalli: La Calisto, Egisto, The Return of Ulysses and Poppea. In concert he has conducted a partial performance of Tristan und Isolde and Act 1 of Die Walküre.

    Pratt provided the original inspiration for and continues to direct Princeton’s partnership with the Royal College OF Music, London. For eight years, gifted Princeton performers and composers have spent a semester in London as full time students at the College, which has enabled them to have an immersion experience in music. The partnership holds out the prospect to students of an early invitation to graduate study, with the possibility of receiving a Master’s degree in 12 months.

    Pratt was educated at the Eastman School of Music and lists among his mentors Gunther Schuller, Otto Werner Mueller and Gustav Meier. He co-founded the Opera Festival of New Jersey, serving as Director for eleven years. His has conducted several highly regarded US ensembles, including the Boston Symphony Chamber Players, and the orchestras of Detroit, Atlanta, Indianapolis, New Jersey, Buffalo and Rochester. He has also twice been a guest conductor with the Odessa (Ukraine) Philharmonic.
    Education

    B.M. Eastman School of Music, 1971

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    Princeton’s Department of Music is at the epicenter of a musical culture that is broad and deep, reaching from edge to edge of the campus, from the classroom to the concert hall, and from faculty-led groups to those run exclusively by students.

    There are several levels of involvement that students can have with the Department of Music: Graduate students can earn a Ph.D. in one of the two main areas of our Graduate program – composition or musicology – including opportunities to focus on theory or ethnomusicology. Undergraduate students can major in music, in a program with emphasis on writing music or writing about music. Undergraduates can also earn certificates in the Program in Musical Performance, both as Music Majors and as majors of other departments. Those who do not plan to pursue a degree or certificate in music are of course welcome to take courses with world-renowned composers and music historians, take instrumental or voice lessons in the private studios of top professionals, and audition to perform with our many ensembles: six jazz groups, three choruses, two orchestras, a wind ensemble, an opera theater, a musical comedy troupe, at least a dozen chamber music ensembles, a laptop orchestra, and almost twenty small a cappella singing groups.

    Community members can attend numerous concerts throughout the academic year. In addition to student performances, world-renowned artists appear on the Princeton University Concerts series; leading performers of contemporary music showcase compositions by faculty and graduate composers through the Princeton Sound Kitchen; Sō Percussion, the Edward T. Cone Artists-in-Residence, perform and engage with the community. The student-run radio station WPRB: 103.3 FM broadcasts many styles of music, often featuring Princeton student performances.

    An important feature hard to discern from a list of courses and ensembles is the Music Department’s emphasis on collaboration. This manifests not only within the department (graduate composers composing for the undergraduate orchestra, graduate musicologists making a performance edition for an undergraduate opera production), but in collaboration with other departments as well. Frequent interdisciplinary collaborators with the music department include students and faculty from Architecture, African American Studies, Computer Science, Irish Studies, and the programs in Theater, Dance, Visual Art, Music Theater, and Creative Writing all housed within the Lewis Center for Arts.

    John Schaefer


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