The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra announces the NJSO Edward T. Cone Composition Institute, a multi-faceted program that promotes new music and emerging composers, presented in collaboration with the Princeton University Department of Music and generously funded in part by the Edward T. Cone Foundation. The Institute will select up to four composers to participate in five days of intense compositional evaluations and consultations July 15-19 on the Princeton University campus; the program will culminate in a live concert performance of the participants' works by the NJSO and Music Director Jacques Lacombe on July 19 at the Richardson Auditorium.
Even in a Roomful of Teeth, Caroline Shaw stands out. Last April, at the age of 30, Shaw, a Ph.D. candidate at Princeton University, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for music for her “Partita for 8 Voices.” Shaw is the youngest recipient of the award since its inception in 1943. Previous winners have included Aaron Copland, Charles Ives, Samuel Barber, Elliot Carter, John Adams, Steve Reich and Jennifer Higdon.
After the graduating Tigers sing "Old Nassau" this spring and all the caps and gowns are put away, Princeton University wiil say goodbye to a retiring faculty member who didnt just teach the sweep of twentieth and twenty-first-century music - he lived it.
In his own work, Paul Lansky, who turns seventy in June, journeyed from the algebraic atonality of Milton Babbitt through the painstaking programming of early computers to emerge, decades later, as a composer of bright, friendly and decidedly tonal music for traditional instruments.
Roomful of Teeth in Ewing – Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth has three upcoming local performances which will include Princeton doctorate candidate Caroline Shaw’s Pulitzer Prize-winning work “Partita” as well as music by Merrill Garbus a.k.a tUnE-yArDs, William Brittelle, Judd Greenstein, Rinde Eckert and Brad Wells. Concerts take place Thursday at the College of New Jersey, Sunday at Princeton University and March 10 at the Monroe Township Public Library. The concerts are presented by the Princeton Symphony Orchestra Chamber Series, princetonsymphony.org
Princeton junior Darya Koltunyuk's morning routine took a new turn this past fall. Instead of grabbing something to go from Whitman College's dining hall, she enjoyed a leisurely walk from her London flat — through Hyde Park and past the gilded gates of Kensington Palace — to the Royal College of Music (RCM). A collaboration established between Princeton University and RCM in 2007 offers Princeton students the opportunity to spend the fall semester of their junior year at the prestigious conservatory. Sixteen students have participated in the program, which provides rigorous professional training within a liberal arts framework and is offered as part of Princeton's Study Abroad Program. Students may audition in the spring of their sophomore year. "Students return with phrases like 'life-changing' on their lips," said Michael Pratt, director of Princeton's Program in Musical Performance. "The experience allows for intensive dedication to music under the caring mentorship of a top-flight faculty and in the larger context of the world's most vibrant music town."
When honor is at stake, there’s no telling how far things will go. And when a 300-year-old academic rivalry is on the line, the combatants are bound to mean business. This weekend, the hot-blooded youths of Harvard and Princeton will settle their differences, not with pistols or rapiers, but by tickling ivories — a whole lot of ivories — as the Princeton Pianists Ensemble faces off against the Harvard College Piano Society.
The path to the music room in Steven Mackey’s spacious Princeton home is lined with toys: a phalanx of toddler-size vehicles, a toy kitchen, a Thomas the Tank Engine table crisscrossed with rail tracks. Next to the brightly colored plastic objects, the black grand piano takes on the wryly amused look of a buttoned-up uncle at a birthday party, besieged on all sides by cheerful chaos.
Collective animal motion — from flocking birds to schooling fish — is inspirational to artists and intriguing to scientists and engineers. A collaborative group of artists and engineers is exploring how these complex flocking motions emerge from individual movements defined by simple rules of response, rather than from a preset choreography or designated leader. The original project, conducted in 2010 and known as Flock Logic, involved dancers that communicated via visual cues. To extend their explorations to include sound and three-dimensional movement, the research team will receive $75,000. The faculty members involved in the project are Naomi Leonard, the Edwin S. Wilsey Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Susan Marshall, professor of dance in the Lewis Center for the Arts; and Daniel Trueman, professor of music
- Mar 15, 2014, 1:00 p.m.Richardson Auditorium
- Mar 25, 2014, 8:00 p.m.Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall
- Mar 27, 2014, 4:30 p.m.Room 106, Woolworth Center
- Mar 27, 2014, 8:00 p.m.Richardson Auditorium
- Mar 28, 2014, 6:30 p.m.Rockefeller Common Room