"Janinah Burnett's Bess [has] a touching vulnerability…."
– Ross Amico, The Times of Trenton

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Guild's New Year's Brunch:
Sunday, January 11, 2015
More details coming soon, or
contact guild@princetonfestival.org

Wine Tasting:
Sunday, March 1, 2015
The Hopewell Castle
Hopewell NJ

2015 Gala & Auction:
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Greenacres Country Club
Lawrenceville NJ

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2015 Piano Competition
(deadline: May 4)
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2015 Conducting Master Class
(June 20-27, rolling admission)
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2014 Videos

Porgy and Bess Workshop Q&A
(June 29, 2014)

Porgy and Bess Audience Reviews
(June 22, 2014)

West Side 5 (June 17, 2014)

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2015 Conducting Master Class Info and Application now available

Conducting Master Class flyer (header)Our 8-day professional conducting master class is an opportunity for conductors to hone their skills under the tutelage of a master clinician, Dr. Jan Harrington. Eight conductors from all stages of their professional careers and selected by application will have the opportunity to develop their gesture, learn useful rehearsal techniques, study and perform examples of Baroque and Classical repertoire, undertake performance-practice tutorials, and lead daily rehearsals with the Festival chamber chorus and orchestra. 

Conductors and auditors will participate in daily master-class sessions with Dr. Jan Harrington and each conductor will conduct the Festival chorus twice daily and 4 rehearsals with the chamber orchestra. The master-class will culminate in a public performance on June 27th, led by the participant conductors.

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2015 Piano Competition Repertoire and Application now available

Abstract piano keyboard graphicInformation about our annual piano competition is now posted at princetonfestival.org/pianocompetition. Six categories will again be offered – four by age, an open class and a four-hands section.

Application deadline is 11:59pm on Monday, May 4, 2015 and preliminary rounds will be held on Saturday June 6 and Sunday June 7, 2015 with the final round on Sunday June 14, 2015.

Please read the detailed information at princetonfestival.org/pianocompetition thoroughly before contacting us at pianocompetition@princetonfestival.org with questions. Thank you for your interest!

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Save the date for the Guild's New Year's Brunch

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The Princeton Festival Guild will celebrate the new year with a brunch on Sunday, January 11, 2015 from noon to 2pm. For more information, please contact guild@princetonfestival.org.

The Guild, established in 2013, offers its members the opportunity to enjoy special social and cultural activities while supporting the Festival at auditions, performances, and special projects. In June 2014, the Guild organized a day-long intergenerational workshop for Porgy and Bess that included teens and an adult family member, primarily from the Trenton area. Titled "Interact with an American Opera Classic," the 57 workshop participants then attended the opening of Porgy & Bess and had a Q&A with principal artists afterwards.  

If you'd like to be involved in initiatives like this, or simply want to meet like-minded patrons of the arts, please join the Guild! For membership information, contact guild@princetonfestival.org.


Recent Awards & Grants

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July 2014 – The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation awarded us a grant in recognition of our production of Porgy and Bess and in support of our 2015 season!  The Dodge Foundation is a major supporter of the arts in New Jersey, providing highly sought-after grants to organizations that "pursue and demonstrate the highest standards of artistic excellence in the performing and visual arts; enhance the cultural health and richness of New Jersey communities, inspire learning and understanding; and contribute to our state’s creative economy." We are tremendously honored by their support!

The Horizon Foundation For New Jersey
April 2014 – The Horizon Foundation For New Jersey awarded us another grant in recognition of our "Excellence in Opera." The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey promotes health, well-being, and quality of life across our state by supporting charitable organizations.

NEA Arts Works logoApril 2014 – We were tickled pink to be one of only 11 recipients in New Jersey of an Arts Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, our fourth NEA grant! This year's award supports our production of Porgy and Bess and the many free educational lectures and previews we have in store for you.

People's ChoiceFebruary 2014 – Thanks to your votes, we were named "Favorite Opera Company" in the 6th Annual JerseyArts.com People’s Choice Awards following a record-breaking 12,000 ballots cast!  A full list of awards can be found at jerseyarts.com/peopleschoice.


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