'This Is Princeton' will showcase University talent
Posted February 13, 2009; 06:30 p.m.
University faculty, staff and students will showcase their talents at the sixth annual performing arts showcase, "This Is Princeton," at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.
The benefit event is designed to highlight the rich arts culture on campus and is open to the public. The showcase will feature performances by University musicians, singers and dancers.
Performers from the first "This is Princeton" showcase in 2004 will return for this year's event, including: jazz singer Kenneth Grayson, foreman of the University's Electrical Shop; pianist Kevin Cotter, senior associate director of annual giving in the Office of Development; and Sympoh, a student break dancing crew.
The event will feature vocal performances by the Princeton Triangle Club musical theater troupe, the female student a cappella group the Tigerlilies and a debut duet between the Nassoons a cappella group and Tori Jueds, assistant dean of undergraduate students.
Other acts include: a fiddle duet by Associate Professor of Music Dan Trueman and senior Brittany Haas; junior Anthony D'Amato performing an original work on the acoustic guitar; senior Jason Harper playing an original piano composition; the graduate student bluegrass band Prospect Crossing; and student dance performances by the Indian dance troupe Naacho, the East Asian dance group Triple 8 and the newly-formed Princeton University Ballet.
The event is organized by the Undergraduate Student Government Social Committee and the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students.
Tickets are $6 for students, $10 for nonstudents and free for University students with a "Passport to the Performing Arts" voucher. Tickets are available online through University Ticketing or calling (609) 258-1742.
Proceeds from the event will go to benefit the Arts Council of Princeton's community youth and scholarship programs, which provide free and subsidized arts education programming for at-risk local youth.
For more information, contact the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students at (609) 258-5750.