The Princeton University Orchestra and the Princeton Glee Club come together this weekend for two concerts strong on contrasts. The orchestra and chorus will perform Maurice Ravel’s “Daphnis and Chloe” and Francis Poulenc’s “Gloria.” The concerts will take place tonight and tomorrow at Richardson Auditorium, in Alexander Hall, on the campus of Princeton University.
Archive – April 2013
When Simon Morrison heard that ballerina Svetlana Lunkina had left Russia’s famed Bolshoi Ballet and was living outside of Toronto, he knew he wanted to figure out a way to bring her to Princeton. Mr. Morrison, a professor of music at Princeton University and a well-known authority on 20th century Russian and Soviet music and dance, approached Michael Cadden, who heads the University’s Lewis Center of the Arts.
What looks like a mechanical engineer’s design — a jumble of black lines and circles of varying sizes — appears on a white computer screen. A note written in small red font in the upper left quadrant provides an instruction: “Extremely sparse — only play after red circle has arrived at point.” True to the message, a small bright-rimmed circle races along one of the lines and lands in a larger dark-lined one. The computer operator then takes the cursor arrow an
A major east-west campus walkway linking the Lewis Center for the Arts as well as the new Department of Music building to the science buildings that house genomics, neuroscience and psychology has been named by the Board of Trustees in honor of President Shirley M. Tilghman, who will step down at the end of this academic year after serving 12 years as president.
Caroline Shaw, the winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Music, isn’t quite ready to own up to what she does.“I don’t really call myself a composer,” she said, laughing, in an interview in her sunny studio apartment in Chelsea. “That’s what’s awkward about this whole thing: that’s not really what I call myself.” Ms. Shaw would prefer to be known simply as a musician. And it was largely as a musician, a busy freelancer in New York, that s
Caroline Shaw, a graduate student in composition in the Department of Music at Princeton University and a New York-based musician, today won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for music for "Partita for 8 Voices." In its award citation, the Pulitzer Prize Board calls the work "a highly polished and inventive a cappella work uniquely embracing speech, whispers, sighs, murmurs, wordless melodies and novel vocal effects."
Caroline Shaw, a New York-based composer, has won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for music for her Partita for 8 Voices.Originally from North Carolina, Shaw holds a B.M. in violin performance from Rice and an M.M. (violin) from Yale. She is currently a doctoral fellow in composition at Princeton University. Shaw is also a member of the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) and has performed with the Trinity Wall Street Choir, the Mark Morris Dance Group Ensemble, Alarm Will Sound and other g
The path to the music room in Steven Mackey’s spacious Princeton home is lined with toys: a phalanx of toddler-size vehicles, a toy kitchen, a Thomas the Tank Engine table crisscrossed with rail tracks. Next to the brightly colored plastic objects, the black grand piano takes on the wryly amused look of a buttoned-up uncle at a birthday party, besieged on all sides by cheerful chaos.
Buck's longtime love of music benefits Princeton University's Orchestra, Sinfonia, Glee Club and Chamber Choir
A generous bequest from a member of Princeton's Class of 1946 will provide essential support to the Princeton University Orchestra and the Princeton University Glee Club. The J. Mahlon Buck Jr., Class of '46, Endowment will, among other uses, allow the two groups to make more frequent domestic and international tours, help fund production costs for performances, and enable the ensembles to expand their library of instrumental and choral scores.