The concert ended with “Groundswell,” a similarly succinct, brilliant concerto written by Steven Mackey for Ms. Huang, who recorded it with this ensemble for her new CD, “Viola, Viola.” In seven brief movements arranged symmetrically, Mr. Mackey conveyed impressions of a mountain-climbing excursion in Italy, conjuring awkward footing, thinning air and a lingering moment of time-stilled awe on reaching the peak.
Archive – March 2013
When Jonathan Vinocour, a 2001 Princeton alumnus, was an undergraduate, he always looked forward to Sunday evening rehearsals with the Princeton University Orchestra, where he was section leader for the violas. This video captures the experience Vinocour — now principal violist with the San Francisco Symphony — had when he came back to campus with the East Coast Chamber Orchestra, known as ECCO, a chamber orchestra he co-founded.
Tawengwa, a 2012 recipient of an Alex Adam '07 Award from Princeton's Lewis Center for the Arts, spent last summer studying ethnomusicology; the mbira, the national instrument of Zimbabwe — a kind of finger piano made from a large gourd; and folk guitar at the Zimbabwe College of Music. She is using this musical training to compose an opera, "The Dawn of the Rooster," based on the music of the Zimbabwe liberation struggle, for her senior thesis.
DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC PRESENTS THE CHOIR OF KING’S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY AT THE PRINCETON UNIVERSITY CHAPEL ON APRIL 8, 2013
The Department of Music is thrilled to announce a concert featuring the internationally celebrated Choir of King's College, Cambridge at the Princeton University Chapel on Monday, April 8, 2013 at 7:30PM. The program includes works by Byrd, Gibbons, Verdi, Britten, Blow, and Purcell. Tickets are $25 ($10 for students) and are available by calling 609-258-9220 or visiting princeton.edu/utickets