The Princeton Festival has been bringing quality performing arts programming to town since 2005. This year is no exception. A variety of genres, including jazz, country, Baroque, and Indian music and dance, will entertain audiences this June. Artistic Director Richard Tang Yuk has expanded the offerings since its inception, and this year’s selections are quite impressive.
The two productions with multiple performances are the musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and the opera Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro). There is a total of 23 performances, 13 free lectures, previews, and demonstrations. The below line up will be held in various venues. Details can be found here.
- A Cappela Vocal Jazz – The Tribunes and West Side 5
- Jazz | Falkner Evans Piano Quintet
- Musical | The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
- Opera | Le Nozze di Figaro
- Piano Competition Finals
- Concordia Chamber Players
- Country | Striking Matches
- Festival Baroque Orchestra
- Piano Recital | Fei-Fei Dong
- Indian Music & Dance – Pradhanica
- Choral Concert | Conductors and Baroque Orchestra
There is also an 8-day professional Conducting Master Class that was open to conductors and auditors by application. The small group of eight conductors and unlimited auditors will fine tune skills. You can experience the conductors of this class leading the Festival chorus.
As mentioned earlier, there will be some free events, and a few will take place at the Princeton Public Library. Don’t miss the lecture Mozart 1784 – 1786 & Le Nozze di Figaro on Tuesday, June 2 at 7:00 PM, and the Festival Preview on Thursday, June 4 at 7:30 PM both in the Community Room. There will also be a Pop-Up Performance at Quaker Bridge Mall in their Center Court on Friday, June 5 at 4:00 PM. Check here for an overview of all free lectures and special events.
The Princeton Festival’s performances run from June 6 – 27, 2015. For tickets, call 609-258-2787 or visit The Princeton Festival.