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Irving Kessler

Irving Kessler (1940-2017)

We are deeply saddened by the passing of The Princeton Festival’s longtime supporter and former Board member Irving Kessler on May 3rd. Irv was a music lover with a gentle manner of asking deep questions as a trustee from 2008 to 2014, and could always be counted on to lend a hand wherever needed. We […]

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Piano competition registration is now closed

Thank you to all who have registered for the 2017 Piano Competition and we look forward to hearing you play on June 3rd or 4th. You will be informed of your competition time in the next few weeks. If you have questions that are not answered on our Piano Competition webpage, please email [email protected]

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Opera News reviews our Marriage of Figaro

Our patrons loved it, our area reviewers loved it, and now we know that Opera News loved it, too! Joanne Sydney Lessner’s review of our 2015 production of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) gave props to our “vigorous orchestra, attractive costumes, a gorgeous set, and traditional staging energized by a talented company.” “Under Steven LaCosse’s direction, […]

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2016 Season: June 4 to 26

Announcing our 2016 Season

General and Artistic Director Richard Tang Yuk announced The Princeton Festival’s 2016 season at our Fall FUNraising party and more details were provided in the early November eNews. (Click here to subscribe!) Set to run from June 4th to June 26, our 12th season combines anchor events with bold new directions in programming. “Fans looking […]

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2016 Conducting Master Class now open

Check out our Conducting Master Class webpage for this year’s repertoire, description and application procedures! This 8-day program with Maestro Jan Harrington will focus on music of J.S. Bach for chorus and Baroque orchestra. Enrollment is limited to 8 conductors, with no limit for auditors. APPLY NOW Key Dates Notification of acceptances: Beginning on February […]

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FUN-raising fotos

We had a fabulous FUNraising fête on Sunday, October 26th at the D&R Greenway Land Trust at the Johnson Education Center − palate-pleasing wines and beers from CoolVines, scrumptious cheese and charcuterie from Olsson’s Fine Foods, upbeat bluegrass by the Ocean Country Band … but best of all, a chance for Festival friends, old and […]

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NJ State Council on the Arts awards us the “Citation of Excellence” … again!

We are so grateful and proud to be awarded the New Jersey State Council on the Arts’ Citation of Excellence, “the highest possible assessment of [our] Council grant applications by esteemed, independent panels of [our] peers” for the second consecutive year. We are thrilled with this endorsement of our efforts to delight, stimulate and enrich our audiences through a […]

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Thank you!

We couldn’t have done it without you! Whether you’re an event patron, a donor, a grantor, an artist, a volunteer, a Guild member, a housing host, an advertiser, or simply a music lover, we gratefully thank you for supporting our mission of bringing you high quality live performances in a festival of wide-ranging genres! Our […]

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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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