Congratulations to Prof. Dan Trueman who has received the 2016 Bessie Award for "Outstanding Musical Composition/Sound Design"! Prof. Trueman was recognized for his contributions to There Might Others choreographed by Rebecca Lazier, Senior Lecturer in the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Dance, premiering earlier this year at New York Live Arts in collaboration with Mobius Percussion and the Music Department's Edward T. Cone Performers-in-Residence So Percussion.
WQXR's online new-music station Q2 Music will broadcast the 2016 NJSO Edward T. Cone Composition Institute concert, "Scores: New Orchestral Works," on Tuesday, October 18, at 9 pm. The program-a live NJSO performance under the baton of David Robertson, recorded on July 16 at the Richardson Auditorium in Princeton-features new works by the four composers of the 2016 NJSO Edward T. Cone Composition Institute, as well as a work from Institute Director Steven Mackey.
Congratulations to musicology Professor Simon Morrison, who has published a new book, Bolshoi Confidential: Secrets of the Russian Ballet from the Rule of the Tsars to Today, to instant critical acclaim. While reviews continue to pour in, read some of the most recent reactions to Prof. Morrison's latest tour-de-force:
Pascal Le Boeuf, a second-year composition student, has released a new album, "IMAGINIST" with the Le Boeuf Brothers and the JACK Quartet. On the New Focus Recordings label, and based on the “Imaginist” poetry movement, the album presents an amalgamation of fresh improvisatory approaches with an informed compositional aesthetic branching from literature, jazz, and the "new music" community.
On the weekend of Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 5-7, 2017, the new Lewis Center for the Arts — a dynamic multi-facility complex that will greatly expand the performance, rehearsal and teaching spaces for the arts — will open its doors and spaces to the University and greater Princeton community. Read this article for a sneak peek into the new buildings!
An article about the history of Canadian Ballet, published as a special in The Globe and Mail. Check out the full article here!
Read the feature article here!
Starting this fall, the program in Musical Theater, established in collaboration with the Program in Theater, the Program in Dance and the Department of Music, will support and develop students' engagement with music theater as both an artistic practice and a field of scholarly study.
Vivien Cheng, a Music Major from the Class of 2015, has been awarded a Fulbright Award for an Arts Project in Music. She will be travelling to China to do research on the sustainability of traditional cultures through the medium of music composition. The Music Department extends its congratulations to Vivien!
The Hunger will be performed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on September 30 and October 1, 2016.