Events - Daily
|Friday, March 08|
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA
The Princeton University Orchestra opens the spring semester with two concerts featuring three of the winners of the 2013 Concerto Competition on Friday evening, March 8 and Saturday evening, March 9 at Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall. Led by Maestro Michael Pratt, Director of Princeton’s Program in Musical Performance, and guest conductor Ruth Ochs, both performances begin at 7:30 pm. The program includes Bach’s Piano Concerto No. 5 in F Minor, BWV 1086 performed by Paul von Autenried ’16, Vivaldi’s Bassoon Concerto in E Minor, RV 484 featuring Louisa Slosar ’15, and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15 performed by Jeff Li ’13. In addition, the orchestra performs Wagner’s Preludes to Acts I and III, Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde. In the words of Maestro Pratt, “Wagner's Tristan is arguably the most passionate music ever written, and will be played with the white-hot intensity of first love by Princeton's amazing young orchestra.” He adds: “The concert featuring the winners of the annual concerto competition is always one of our highlights. These brilliant students always amaze our audiences, playing at a dazzling level. That they do is all the more astounding considering that they are maintaining a demanding academic load as well.”.
Tickets $15 general, $5 students. Call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.
Richardson Auditorium · 7:30 p.m.– 9:30 p.m.
JAZZ AT CAFE VIVIAN
The University Miles Davis Ensemble, coached by Professor Ralph Bowen featuring alto saxophonist James Bartusek ’16, trombonist Peter Gustafson ’13, tenor saxophonist Colby Pines ’13, guitarist Keshav Singh ’13, pianists Jeff Snyder ’13 and Zach Huffman ’14, bassists Noah Fishman ‘16 and Conor McGrory ’16, and drummer Arjun Dube ‘15.
Cafe Vivian, Frist Campus Center · 11:00 p.m.– 1:00 a.m.