Boston-based ensemble Grand Harmonie will present a semi-staged performance of Beethoven's only opera Fidelio on January 23, 2016 at 7:30PM at Richardson Auditorium, the first on period instruments in the United States. The production is led by Princeton alumnus Geoffrey McDonald, and is supported in part by the Department of Music, the Department of German, and the Lewis Center for the Arts. Professor Scott Burnham will lead a post-performance talk-back.
William Scheide, a member of the Class of 1936, musician, bibliophile and philanthropist committed to furthering the depth and breadth of the arts and humanities at Princeton University, died of natural causes at his home in Princeton, New Jersey, on Nov. 14. He was 100.
"Bill Scheide was a wise and compassionate gentleman whose generosity greatly benefited Princeton and our society as a whole," said President Christopher L. Eisgruber. "Bill established a lasting legacy at