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Spelling Bee playing to full houses!

Reviews for our musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, are starting to come in and they’re great! “The acting was superb by all…. There was also some wonderful choreography…. This is definitely a performance worth seeing.” – shutterbuggeek for Princeton Found The show is presented in a 90-seat black box theater where you’re […]

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Figaro is a hit!

Saturday’s opening performance of The Marriage of Figaro delighted the packed audience both musically and visually … but don’t take our word for it! Reviewers are raving – “I would defy anyone to find a better production on any stage in the world.” – Toby Grace for Out in Jersey Magazine “… the opera started […]

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Congratulations, Piano Competition Winners!

Congratulations to these very impressive Piano Competition winners: Elementary Class: Petrina Steimel (E6) Intermediate Artists: Kasey Shao (I51) Junior Artists: James Yang (J61) Senior Artists: Vivan Tsai (S81) Piano Four-Hands: Preston and Petrina Steimel (F54) Open Class: Constance Kaita (O89) Richard Tang Yuk Award for Most Outstanding Performer: Constance Kaita (pictured) Note to Finalists: please […]

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Purchase Music-themed Art by Trenton A-TEAM artists

Trenton Community A-TEAM Artists Trenton soup kitchen artists embrace opera “Even among those who are educated and well off, opera can be an acquired taste. For the Trenton Community A-Team artists of the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, the experience of opera may be even farther off. Thanks to a collaboration with the Princeton Festival, the […]

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Brochure corrections & changes: Fei-Fei Dong and Falkner Evans dates

(4/2/15) We’re so embarrassed that we missed a couple of errors in our brochure! Page 2 – Fei-Fei Dong’s piano recital is on FRIDAY (not Saturday), June 26. Page 4 – Falkner Evans piano quintet will perform on SUNDAY (not Saturday), June 7. Please note: the concert time has also been changed to 4pm (from […]

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Check out our Figaro Audience Guide and libretto

Increase your enjoyment of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) by reading our Audience Guide and libretto in advance. Enjoy!

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See what you’re missing on our social media

If you’re reading this, you already know your way around our website. But there are many other ways to be “in the know!” If you’re not receiving our eNews, then sign up here to find out about new events and read articles about our lectures and performances. The eNews is published weekly until early July […]

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Rehearsals begin!

The casts of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and The Marriage of Figaro gathered for a “Meet and Greet” on their first day of rehearsal, joined by Festival board members, Guild members and housing hosts. Here, Haeran Hong (Susanna in Figaro), Emily Schnexnaydre (Rona in Spelling Bee) and Paul An (Antonio in Figaro) […]

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Princeton Magazine interviews Richard Tang Yuk

Read Artistic Director Richard Tang Yuk’s interview by Nancy Plum appearing in The Last Word feature of the May/June issue of Princeton Magazine! Can you guess how he answered her question, “Do you have any hobbies or interests your audience would be surprised to know?”

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Festival performances on WWFM

Tune in to WWFM to hear past performances from The Princeton Festival: Tue 5/19 at noon – Evan Wong piano recital (2014) Thu 5/21 at noon – Bernardus medieval music ensemble (2013) Fri 5/22 at noon – Concordia Chamber Players (2014) WWFM broadcasts at 89.1 FM and streams online – see wwfm.org for more listening […]

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Elbert Gong

Elbert Gong Recital – Monday 5/18 at 6:30pm

You may remember Elbert Gong from our 2010 piano competition where he received The Richard L. Tang Yuk Award for Most Outstanding Performance as only a middle schooler. Five years and many awards later, you can hear him perform this Monday May 18th at 6:30pm in his senior recital at The Lawrenceville School. The concert […]

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Conducting Master Class – Auditors may still apply

Saturday, June 20 to Saturday, June 27, 2015. UPDATE (5/10/15): All conductor positions for our Conducting Master Class are now filled but we are still accepting applications for auditors. Please make sure you have your resumé and audio recordings ready to upload with your online application. Read More  

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PIANO COMPETITION NOW CLOSED TO NEW ENTRANTS

UPDATE (5/8/15): Thank you for your interest, but we are no longer taking applications for this year’s competition. Do attend the preliminary rounds (free) on Saturday June 6 and Sunday June 7, and buy tickets for the Final Round on Sunday, June 14.   And congratulations to Elbert Gong on winning a 2015 National Arts […]

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Calendar at a glance

Our season at a glance!

With 23 performances and 13 free lectures, previews, and demonstrations in our 2015 season, the best way to plan your June with us is view our entire June calendar – click here to view a larger image of this calendar as a printable or downloadable PDF (49 KB).

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Our season brochure is in the mail!

Our colorful 2015 brochure by Palmer Uhl Design went into the mail today, so look for it in your mailboxes soon! If you don’t receive it within two weeks, you may not be on our mailing list so be sure to sign up for mailings and our eNews at princetonfestival.org/signup. And if you can’t wait, […]

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Spring Gala: Check out our auction items

Saturday, April 25, 6pm Greenacres Country Club Cocktails and Greenacres’ fabulous hors d’oeuvres; silent auction with piano music; delicious dinner, entertainment, live auction and dancing … a festive night to spend with friends! View auction items. Cocktail music provided by Doug Miller and Richard Geiger; Indian dance preview by Pradhanica; opera arias by Joshua Jeremiah, […]

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Thanks, you’ve made us #1 … again!

Thanks to your votes, we have retained our title of “Favorite Opera Company” in this year’s 7th Annual JerseyArts.com People’s Choice Awards following nearly 15,000 ballots cast! We are honored by and so appreciative of your votes of confidence in us … hope to see you all in June! A full list of awards can […]

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