The Department of Music is excited and grateful to announce the inaugural year of the Melissa Ko and Douglas Hahn Fund for Musical Instruction. Made possible by a generous gift, this fund will establish a series of Master Classes allowing Princeton University students the opportunity of performing for and learning from important musical artists of the day.
Pianist Donna Weng Friedman, member of the Princeton University Class of 1980, will coordinate the Hahn Master Classes. After completing her
One of the most respected and revered composers of our time has come to Princeton to serve as the Belknap Fellow in Music this semester. Illustrious Dutch composer Louis Andriessen will teach as a member of the Composition Faculty while his music will be premiered by Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, performed at the Barbican by the BBC Symphony in London, and staged at the Dutch National Opera at the Holland Festival—it is a particularly exciting time to have the 2011 Grawemey
Individual studio lessons for the fall semester.
Composer Donnacha Dennehy's new opera, "The Last Hotel," has received its world premiere at the Edinburgh International Festival to rave reviews. The Guardian has lauded Prof. Dennehy's music: "The instrumental score is what crept deepest under my skin: The Last Hotel unleashes a thrilling musical energy. Dennehy's 12-piece ensemble includes accordion, electric guitar and heavy percussion, and thurms with a savage, unstoppable groove, shouting the unspeakable
Thanks to the efforts of Princeton's Ensemble-In-Residence So Percussion, and the So Percussion Summer Institute, macaroni and cheese meals - 25,400 in total - were packaged at Princeton University on Sunday to send to food pantries serving hungry children in Mercer County
Koltunyuk, a pianist and comparative literature major, and Liu, a violinist and economics major, plan to create a summer chamber music program for youth in and around New York City. Aimed at building community among young people segregated by socioeconomic class, the two-week program will accept about 50 school-age students, who will work with music coaches, take workshops and classes, attend concerts, and then play in concerts themselves. The pair met through music at Princeton and believ
Stephanie Leotsakos '16 has been accepted into the New York Lyric Opera Theatre's summer 2015 program and cast a main-stage role and a cover in The Marriage of Figaro which will be performed in Lincoln Center. She will also be participating in two other concerts at Carnegie Hall.
More information on the program available at: http://www.newyorklyricopera.org/summer_program.html
The 2015 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished musical composition by an American that has had its first performance or recording in the United States during the year was awarded to "Anthracite Fields," by Julia Wolfe *02, premiered on April 26, 2014, in Philadelphia by the Bang on a Can All-Stars and the Mendelssohn Club Chorus, a powerful oratorio for chorus and sextet evoking Pennsylvania coal-mining life around the turn of the 20th Century (Red Poppy Music/G. Schirmer, Inc.).
Sō Percussion, Princeton’s new Edward T. Cone Performers-in-Residence, offers the second of two free concerts this season on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 7:30PM at Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall. In the words of Allan Ulrich of The Financial Times: “If percussionists are, as proclaimed elsewhere, the new princes of the realm of virtuosity, then these four young, steel-wristed, Brooklyn-based Yale graduates wear the crown with panache.” Sō Percussion will pe
American Musicological Society interview reflecting on American musicology featuring Simon Morrison, the noted Prokofiev specialist, reflecting on his recent work in Russia toward a history of the Bolshoi. He is interviewed by Peter Schmelz.