Our 2021 Season

The Princeton Festival’s
17th Season:
June 2 – 20, 2021

Our 2021 season may have ended, but all of our events are still available for viewing until June 30! Click here to purchase streams for this year’s concerts and experiences (click on the right side of the page for a specific event).

2021 Program Book Cover: The Princeton Festival Logo - June 2-20 with images of purple flowers, green leaves, a clarinet, violin and a music sheet

Download the 2021 program here!

After some intense planning and careful discussion, we are excited to announce our 17th season, which will include live stream and prerecorded performances!

Our live stream events will take place on the beautiful grounds of the historic Morven Museum in Princeton, NJ. The musicians will perform from the safety of the gorgeous new Stockton Education Center (pictured above).

Our in-person concerts are sold out! You may purchase a virtual ticket for our concerts or a virtual subscription for all of this year’s events by clicking the links below or calling 609.759.1979.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions and 2021 Ticketing Information.

 


Performances

The Princeton Festival’s 2021 season is grounded at once in the reality of an evolving public health crisis, along with the unique opportunities that situation provides for us to offer great performances to a worldwide audience of arts lovers.

Concordia Chamber Players (prerecorded video)

Each season, The Princeton Festival presents the Concordia Chamber Players, a world-class ensemble under the artistic direction of cellist Michelle Djokic. Concordia brings together instrumentalists that perform at arts festivals such as Marlboro and Mostly Mozart. This year, we are pleased to present a specially commissioned video of the Concordia Chamber Players featuring chamber music favorites and some delightfully unusual works.

15th Annual International Piano Competition (prerecorded video)

Our 2021 Piano Competition has opened to applications and, for the first time this year, it is open to pianists of all ages, thanks to a new Open Class category for artists ages 26 and older. The 2021 competition will be adjudicated by three outstanding concert artists and the finalists will be presented in a virtual format in June.

Baroque Chamber Series: Sacred and Profane (live stream)

The enduring popularity of The Princeton Festival’s Baroque series is a testament to its artistic and programming integrity. The 2021 Baroque series will feature two unique chamber concerts at the Morven Museum and Garden’s Stockton Education Center. Our patrons will enjoy seeing and hearing the performances in-person (with limited seating) and via live stream on the festival’s website.

Opera by Twilight (live stream)

Opera is a foundational part of The Princeton Festival’s programming. Our 2021 season includes two unique concerts of arias, duets, and trios from popular operas by Mozart, Verdi, Richard Strauss, and more. We will present both concerts at the Morven Museum and Garden’s Stockton Education Center. Our patrons will enjoy the concerts in-person (with limited seating) and via live stream on the festival’s website.

Kosmologia: Dreaming/Undreaming (prerecorded video)

The Princeton Festival has commissioned an original interdisciplinary art video from Chicago-based Kosmologia, an artists’ collective that develops works intersecting music with other arts and new technologies. Kosmologia’s presentations include singers, instrumentalists, composers, video and sound designers, digital graphic artists and dancers to explore vivid experiences of our community and our time.