Announcing Our 2021 Season

The Princeton Festival’s
17th Annual Season:
June 3 – 20, 2021

After some intense planning and careful discussion, we are excited to announce our 17th season, which will include both digital and in-person performances!

Our events are scheduled to take place June 3 – 20 on the beautiful grounds of the historic Morven Museum in Princeton, NJ. Musicians and singers will perform from the safety of the gorgeous new Stockton Education Center (pictured above), while patrons will be seated in socially distanced pods on the lawn.

There will be opportunities to picnic and engage with your fellow audience members at a distance, and most importantly, four of the performances will be live-streamed in high-definition to watch at home.

Tickets will go on sale in March 2021.

 


Program

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.

Jazz (live)

The Princeton Festival is bringing a major jazz musician to perform on the beautiful grounds at Morven Museum. More details will be released soon, but our patrons will enjoy an evening of exquisite jazz in socially distanced pods that adhere to local COVID-19 guidelines.

Chamber Music (virtual)

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 Piano Competition (virtual)

Our 2021 Piano Competition has just 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 educators and the finalists will be presented in a virtual format in June.

Baroque Chamber Series (live and virtual)

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 chamber concerts at the Morven Museum and Garden’s Stockton Education Center. Our patrons will enjoy seeing and hearing the performances either in socially distanced pods or via livestream on the festival’s website.

Favorite Opera Selections (live and virtual)

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 either in socially distanced pods or via livestream on the festival’s website.

Interdisciplinary Arts Event (virtual)

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 may include singers, instrumentalists, composers, video and sound designers, digital graphic artists and dancers to explore vivid experiences of our community and our time.