Sō Percussion, the ensemble that joined the Princeton University community this year as the Edward T. Cone Performers-in-Residence, is not your typical musical group. According to its musicians, a percussionist is not limited to playing the drums, the bells or even whistles. Instead, this group focuses on nontraditional ways to create sound, such as grinding pencils in a blender or plugging a Slinky into an amp.
Sō Percussion is comprised of four instrumentalists — Eric Cha-Beach,
Joseph R. Vizzini MILLSTONE - Joseph R. Vizzini died in his home early in the morning on Nov. 25, 2014. Joseph was born in Trenton, NJ, on Jan. 16, 1939, and resided in Millstone, NJ. A well-known and respected piano technician in the Central New Jersey and Bucks County, PA, areas since 1978, he retired from the Princeton University Music Department in July 2014 after 34 years.
On November 23, 2014 Aryeh Nussabum-Cohen '15, countertenor, made his debut singing the role of Timante in Gluck's Demofonte at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna.
Here are some sections of reviews of the production translated from thier German sources:
“… And simply sensational was the debut of the young New Yorker Countertenor Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen in the primo uomo role of Timante (a role that was sung by Giovanni Carestini in its premiere).... what he has to offer
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