All 2016 Performances

2016 Piano Competition

Pianists ages 6-24 compete for trophies and cash prizes. Application Deadline: May 2, 2016. Preliminary Rounds: Saturday June 4 & Sunday June 5, 9am-3:30pm, free and open to the public. Final Round: Sunday, June 12 at 3pm, tickets required.

Jun 4 @ 9 am, Jun 5 @ 9 am, Jun 12 @ 3 pm

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The Fonic

A Cappella Vocal Jazz

A cappella jazz is one of the most popular events in the Festival lineup. This year we proudly present two groups performing a varied program of vocal jazz arrangements from the 1950’s to the 1990’s and beyond: The Fonic and Break from Blue Collar.

Jun 4 @ 8 pm

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Voices of Light

Oratorio & Film: Voices of Light

The Princeton Festival, in partnership with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra and the Princeton Garden Theatre, presents Richard Einhorn’s triumphant oratorio Voices of Light with Carl Dreyer’s legendary 1928 film The Passion of Joan of Arc.

Jun 9 @ 8:30 pm

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Michelle Djokic - 2015 concert

Chamber Music: Concordia Chamber Players

Nicholas Phan, tenor, David Jolley, horn, Yoon Kwon, violin, Michelle Djokic, violoncello, and Orion Weiss, piano, perform works of Benjamin Britten, Arnold Bax, and Johannes Brahms.

Jun 10 @ 7:30 pm

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Wayne Hu as Fredrik Egerman dances with Jessica Medoff as Desirée Armfeldt while Jami Leonard as Anne Egerman watches in consternation in A Little Night Music (photo by Jessi Franko)

Musical Theater: A Little Night Music

* SOLD OUT * Husbands, wives, and lovers gather for “A Weekend in the Country” where they explore new romances and second chances. A Little Night Music is full of hilarious, witty, moving moments of adoration, regret and desire. “Send in the Clowns” is just one highlight.

Jun 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 @ 8 pm; Jun 12, 19, 26 @ 4 pm

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Alex Richardson as Peter Grimes in Peter Grimes (photo by Jessi Franko)

Opera: Peter Grimes

Magnificent music, gripping drama, and believable characters: Benjamin Britten’s opera Peter Grimes tells the story of a conflicted dreamer vying against a village that rejects and persecutes him.

Jun 18 @ 8 pm, Jun 23 @ 7:30 pm, Jun 26 @ 3 pm

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Organ Recital: Kristiaan Seynhave

Belgian virtuoso Kristiaan Seynhave will play a recital of music by French composers César Franck and Charles-Marie Widor on the magnificent Mander pipe organ in Princeton University Chapel.

Jun 19 @ 3 pm

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Jazz: Cécile McLorin Salvant

Jazz vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant has dazzled audiences around the world with her expressive style and masterful vocal technique, already garnering two Grammy nominations at age 26.

Jun 19 @ 7 pm

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Orchestra: Princeton Festival Baroque Orchestra

Concertmaster Juan Carlos Zamudio leads the Princeton Festival Baroque Orchestra on period instruments.

Jun 22 @ 7:30 pm

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2016 Conducting Master Class

This 8-day professional conducting master class is open to conductors and auditors by application.

Jun 18 @ 9 am to Jun 25 @ 5 pm

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Choral Concert with Baroque Orchestra

The Festival Chorus and Festival Baroque Orchestra perform Bach Cantatas under the batons of conductors from the Choral Conducting Master Class.

Jun 25 @ 5 pm

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Dance: Complexions Contemporary Ballet

Complexions’ unprecedented approach to contemporary ballet makes it “sensationally, jaw-droppingly clear that we live in the age of the super dancer, at a time when technical virtuosity is being redefined as an expressive state.”

Jun 25 @ 8 pm

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