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.
CREATIVE REACTIONS CONTEST
A new writing contest for Princeton students dedicated to the memory of Vera Sharpe Kohn
Princeton University Concerts (“PUC”) is pleased to announce the Creative Reactions Contest - a writing contest fostering reflection on the impact of hearing classical music, as perceived by students on Princeton’s campus. One prize (and up to three possible honorable mentions) will be awarded to a Princeton student who best captures in words his
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