Darcy James Argue, conductor of the Princeton University Creative Large Ensemble in the Program in Jazz, has been nominated for a GRAMMY award. His album, "Real Enemies," is one of five finalists in the category of "Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album."
The original version of this article was published in the University's annual research magazine "Discovery: Research at Princeton." Click here to read more.
“Hunger” is a new work based on old Irish songs and first-hand accounts of Ireland’s Great Famine of 1845-1852. It’s an opera in the sense that it tells a big story through music. The composer, Donnacha Dennehy, and the lead singer, Iarla Ó Lionáird, join producer Susan Wallner to discuss singing in Irish and the connection between the dark times of the Great Famine and today’s world.
Classical music’s chamber wing has become a small home for big experiments in cross-genre fertilization. The Le Boeuf Brothers (Pascal on piano, Remy on saxophone), prodigious twins from Santa Cruz, are clearing their own path, mixing the solid swing of the jazz tradition with hip-hop, indie rock, and the complex techniques of classical modernism. With their sidemen, they join the ever-ready JACK Quartet in a concert at National Sawdust on Nov. 16 that celebrates the release of their new album
Congratulations to Prof. Dan Trueman who has received the 2016 Bessie Award for "Outstanding Musical Composition/Sound Design"! Prof. Trueman was recognized for his contributions to There Might Others choreographed by Rebecca Lazier, Senior Lecturer in the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Dance, premiering earlier this year at New York Live Arts in collaboration with Mobius Percussion and the Music Department's Edward T. Cone Performers-in-Residence So Percussion.
WQXR's online new-music station Q2 Music will broadcast the 2016 NJSO Edward T. Cone Composition Institute concert, "Scores: New Orchestral Works," on Tuesday, October 18, at 9 pm. The program-a live NJSO performance under the baton of David Robertson, recorded on July 16 at the Richardson Auditorium in Princeton-features new works by the four composers of the 2016 NJSO Edward T. Cone Composition Institute, as well as a work from Institute Director Steven Mackey.
Congratulations to musicology Professor Simon Morrison, who has published a new book, Bolshoi Confidential: Secrets of the Russian Ballet from the Rule of the Tsars to Today, to instant critical acclaim. While reviews continue to pour in, read some of the most recent reactions to Prof. Morrison's latest tour-de-force:
Pascal Le Boeuf, a second-year composition student, has released a new album, "IMAGINIST" with the Le Boeuf Brothers and the JACK Quartet. On the New Focus Recordings label, and based on the “Imaginist” poetry movement, the album presents an amalgamation of fresh improvisatory approaches with an informed compositional aesthetic branching from literature, jazz, and the "new music" community.
On the weekend of Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 5-7, 2017, the new Lewis Center for the Arts — a dynamic multi-facility complex that will greatly expand the performance, rehearsal and teaching spaces for the arts — will open its doors and spaces to the University and greater Princeton community. Read this article for a sneak peek into the new buildings!