2017 Season Reviews & Articles



Princeton Festival kicks off season on June 3

Krystal Knapp, planetprinceton.com, May 18, 2017

The Princeton Festival kicks off its 13th season on June 3. This season the festival will feature a broad range of offerings, from Baroque concerts played on period instruments to contemporary ballet to a concert of music from Disney movies.

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2017 Princeton Festival Guild Artists Round Table

Town Topics, May 17, 2017

The Princeton Festival Guild will present the Artists Round Table on Wednesday, May 31 at 6:30 p.m. at Princeton Theological Seminary’s Scheide Hall. Opera artists, production staff, and others from The Princeton Festival’s production of Beethoven’s Fidelio will share their personal experiences with the audience during an interactive forum. Hear the pleasures and perils faced both on stage and off as the artists bring the opera to life for its opening performance. The Artists Round Table offers a rare opportunity to meet the artists up close and hear in their own voice how they develop their roles, interpretations, and insights.

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Live Performance To Accompany Princeton Festival Discussion Of ‘Quartet’ June 4

Anthony Bellano, Princeton Patch, May 16, 2017

An event at the upcoming Princeton Festival will combine the 2012 Dustin Hoffman film “Quartet” with great singing in an effort to expand the enjoyment of both art forms for all in attendance. The film stars Maggie Smith and Tom Courtenay among other well-known actors.

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In the Spotlight

where & when, June 2017

June 3-25: The Princeton Festival, a nonprofit focused on highlighting the performing arts community, celebrates its 13th season with free lectures and 22 performances in musical comedy, opera, jazz, film and dance throughout the month. Times and prices vary. princetonfestival.org

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Disney In Concert Comes To The Princeton Festival June 9

Anthony Bellano, Princeton Patch, May 8, 2017

The Festival Pops Orchestra will perform Disney songs in concert with the original scenes from the movies.

Disney songs are infectious. Anyone who’s heard “Let it Go” or “You’re Welcome” will readily admit that those songs have been stuck in their head for the past few months/years. On Friday, June 9 The Princeton Festival is looking to imprint one song after another on your brain.

That night, the festival presents a multi-media pops concert that hits all the great Disney songs from over the years. “Disney in Concert: Around the World” combines live music by the Festival Pops Orchestra with scenes from the films shown on the big screen.

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Discover a world of artists at Communiversity

Communiversity ArtsFest is a celebration of all things Princeton, and among the things that help make the town special are the groups and non-profit organizations whose goals are to bring art, entertainment and culture to the area. And for those organizations, Communiversity can be an opportunity to spread the word about what they do, and, when time permits on such a busy day, communicate with other groups in the area.

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Family Film: Beethoven Lives Upstairs

planetprinceton.com, Princeton Public Library, May 7, 2017, 2.00 pm – 3:30 pm

“Beethoven Lives Upstairs” is a Canadian 1992 HBO Original Films TV movie produced and directed by David Devine. Based on a popular children’s audio recording written and directed by Barbara Nichol, the film stars Illya Woloshyn as Christoph, a young boy who develops a friendship with composer Ludwig van Beethoven (Neil Munro), a boarder in the boy’s parents’ house. The movie was shot in Prague in the Czech Republic and has been broadcast in over 110 countries in numerous languages. The film won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children’s Program in 1993. A family friendly movie for ages 6 and up. Running time: 52 minutes.
Presented by The Princeton Festival Guild, in partnership with the Princeton Public Library, in advance of The Princeton Festival’s June 18 & 25 production of Beethoven’s opera Fidelio.

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Princeton Festival Gala slated for April 22

Rich Cuccagna, NJ.com, April 17, 2017; Times of Trenton, April 20, 2017

General & Artistic Director Richard Tang Yuk

General & Artistic Director Richard Tang Yuk

This year’s Princeton Festival Gala will go beyond its usual helping of fun, good food, dancing, and auctions to include a demonstration of the new Steinway Spirio piano, a breakthrough in technology that accurately recreates live performances in the listener’s own living room. The gala takes place on Saturday, April 22 at 6 p.m. at Greenacres Country Club in Lawrenceville. Cocktails-only and full dinner reservations can be made at http://princetonfestival.org/event/2017-gala/ until April 20.

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