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
Noriko Manabe has won the Waterman Prize for best article from the Popular Music Section of the Society for Ethnomusicology for the article, Music in Japanese Antinuclear Demonstrations: The Evolution of a Contentious Performance Model. The article describes the evolution of music in demonstrations from a presentational style (cf. Turino) of performing prepared pieces to a participatory style of improvisatory calls and responses between performers and protesters. It relates this evolution of per
Professor Scott Burnham receives Otto Kinkeldey Award for his book Mozart's Grace at the 2014 American Musicological Society Meeting in Milwaukee.
The Otto Kinkeldey Award will honor each year a musicological book of exceptional merit published during the previous year (2014) in any language and in any country by a scholar who is past the early stages of his or her career and who is a member of the AMS or a citizen or permanent resident of Canada or the United States.
Hear violinist Lisa Batiashvili with pianist Paul Lewis in the Princeton University Concerts series on March 26, 2015 at 8:00 PM in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall.
Musical America has announced Peter Sellars as its 2015 Artist of the Year, breaking with the venerable organization's longtime Musician of the Year accolade to honor, for the first time, a stage director.
Sellars is best known for his work in opera, first coming into focus in the early 1990s with his then-revolutionary updates of the Mozart/Da Ponte trilogy, continuing through his collaborations with John Adams on Nixon in China and Dr. Atomic, among others, and on to his singular int
Having wowed London with three acclaimed seasons over the last six years, at last the Mikhailovsky Ballet make their American debut at the David H. Koch Theater in New York City this November. The St. Petersburg-based company plans to showcase its principals, Natalia Osipova, Ivan Vasiliev and Angelina Vorontsova (all formerly of the Bolshoi Ballet) in Giselle, Don Quixote, and Mikhail Messerer’s much-admired restaging of the Soviet classic, The Flames of Paris. An additional program featu
PRINCETON, N.J. — I spent most of the summer in Moscow, treading past kiosks stocked with T-shirts that read, essentially, “Bring on the sanctions.” In retaliation for financial constraints imposed by Washington and Brussels for Moscow’s incursion into Ukraine, which make foreign check card purchases deeply problematic, the Russian prime minister, Dmitri Medvedev, has barred the import of a wide range of American and European foods. The McDonald’s restaurant on Push
Princeton University is steeped in tradition, as is classical music, but music is a continually evolving medium. Well into the second decade of the 21st century, the University’s department of music has established a new residency collaboration with one of music’s most innovative ensembles. So Percussion, a quartet of four human rhythm machines who have been performing together for 15 years, opened its residency with a concert in Richardson Auditorium last Friday night. Following the
In the past two weeks, we’ve taken a look at highlights of the upcoming concert season, devoting columns to some tantalizing orchestral and chamber music performances. This week, we conclude our survey with a look at some of the area’s noteworthy operatic, choral and vocal events.
Gabriel Crouch will present a double bill of Henry Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas” and Jonathan Dove’s “Tobias and the Angel” with Princeton University Opera Th
When it comes to So Percussion, a New York Times reviewer noted that “there are two ways to listen to this music: marvel at its ingenuity and structural intelligence, or simply close your eyes and let the hypnotically colorful sound envelop you.” The Brooklyn-based quartet has been redefining the notion of a modern percussion ensemble for over a decade, and now it is bringing its artistry to Princeton University.