A free concert of Bach cantatas will feature a period-instrument orchestra.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013
We are very grateful for the collaboration and support that allowed us to produce another hugely successful Communiversity– this year on a Sunday for the first time.
To the Editor: On behalf of the board, staff, members and volunteers of the Arts Council of Princeton, I would like to thank everyone – including over 40,000 visitors, 200 vendors and close to 40 performance groups – who helped make the 43rd annual Communiversity Festival of the Arts such a spectacular event on a gorgeous spring day. As a nonprofit, community-based organization that relies on community support, we are very grateful for the collaboration and support that allowed us to produce another hugely successful event – this year on a Sunday for the first time. When the Arts Council plans Communiversity Festival of the Arts, we envision a town meets gown celebration with something for everyone: diverse music and dance performances…
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The May 19 performance will be held on May 19 at Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University.
As part of its 75th Anniversary celebration, The American Boychoir will present From the Top, a showcase for young musicians heard weekly on NPR, including WWFM, on Sunday, May 19 at 4 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University. The NPR program, hosted by pianist Christopher O'Riley, will feature the Boychoir performing works by Maurice Duruflé, John Phillip Sousa, Johann Sebastian Bach and The Beatles in a first-ever taping in Princeton. The episode will air nationally the week of June 3. Featured will be 16-year-old violinist Gallia Kastner from Arlington Heights, Ill., performing the Waltz-Scherzo, Op. 34 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and 16-year-old cellist Julia Rosenbaum from Potomac, Md, performing Elégie, Op. 24, by…
Monday, May 6, 2013
The exhibit begins May 8.
The production was recently honored during an awards ceremony at Montclair State University.
Princeton Day School’s fall 2012 theater production of Anon(ymous) by Naomi Iizuki has won two 2013 New Jersey Theatre Awards: Best Ensemble Performance and Best Director for Artist-in-Residence Stan Cahill. The performance was nominated for eight awards this year, the first year PDS has participated. The production was honored during an awards ceremony at Montclair State University on April 26. The cast and crew attended the Oscar-style ceremony, and both performed scenes from the play during the show and worked backstage with the technicians. “It was a great evening, and our cast and crew really put their best foot forward," Cahill said. "These awards have put us firmly on the Performing Arts map in front of programs from all over …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
ArtWalk affords visitors a lively and convenient way to discover the visual arts scene with an array of venues open to the public free of charge.
Princeton ArtWalk, a series of Thursday evenings highlighting the rich array of visual arts destinations available in downtown Princeton, will be held tonight, May 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. First launched in 2011, Princeton ArtWalk is now a regular feature on the community’s cultural calendar. Anchored by the Princeton University Art Museum and the Arts Council of Princeton’s Paul Robeson Center, ArtWalk affords visitors a lively and convenient way to discover the visual arts scene with an array of venues open to the public free of charge. It offers a cultural sampler, an opportunity to enjoy music, entertainment, and refreshments, as well as a chance to rediscover the dynamic scene in downtown Princeton. Venues include the Arts Council of …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The McCarter Theatre production has been receiving accolades since it premiered in Princeton last fall.
McCarter Theatre announced on Tuesday that its production of Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike has received six Tony Award nominations, including Best Play. The Tony Awards ceremony will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall, on CBS-TV on June 9. Director Nicholas Martin was recognized for his work on the production as well as cast members David Hyde Pierce and Kristine Nielsen in leading role categories, and Billy Magnussen and Shalita Grant for their featured roles. The production also stars three-time Oscar nominee Sigourney Weaver and Genevieve Angelson. The play is a McCarter commission and won the Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award. The world premier was at McCarter from Sept. 7- Oct. 14, …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The choir will perform April 28 at the Westminster Choir College in Princeton.
Westminster Jubilee Singers will present a concert entitled 'And He Has Blessed My Soul' with Taione K. Martinez, conductor, on Sunday, April 28at 7:30 p.m. in Bristol Chapel on the campus of Westminster Choir College in Princeton. The concert will feature music with a redemption theme, including Chariot's Jubilee by R. Nathaniel Dett, I Got a Home in a Dat Rock by Moses Hogan, The Presence of the Lord is Here by Kurt Carr and Ride on King Jesus, arranged by Edward Boatner. The Westminster Jubilee Singers is a very intimate ensemble composed of students who are selected by audition. It is modeled after the historically acclaimed Fisk Jubilee Singers, and its repertoire, while specialized and select, is very diverse and focuses on solo and…
This year, the annual celebration includes a live "Paint Out" project.
It's time once again for Princeton's annual town-gown celebration for the arts. On Sunday, April 28 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., the Arts Council of Princeton will transform downtown Princeton into an outdoor music festival, art museum, emporium, farmers market and restaurant sampling. The tradition of Communiversity has been alive and well since 1971, when the Arts Council began producing the free, community-wide celebration. This year, tens of thousands of people are expected to peruse more than 200 booths showcasing original art and contemporary crafts, merchandise, food, information from community groups, and five stages of continuous entertainment. Because one of the goals of Communiversity is to inspire, engage and foster creativity, …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The grants total $32,500.
U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (NJ-12) on Tuesday announced federal grants to two Princeton arts organizations through the National Endowment for the Arts totaling $32,500. The grants will support The Princeton Festival and The Princeton Symphony Orchestra. “The arts and humanities play a crucial role in our society: they enhance our creativity, promote education, and provide New Jerseyans with the opportunity to view works of beauty and personal expression,” Holt said. “These federal funds, combined with private funding sources, will contribute to making New Jersey a better place to live and work.” The Princeton Festival will receive $17,500 to support performances of Richard Wagner’s opera Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman), …