It’s a wrap!
The Princeton Festival’s 15th Anniversary Season is now in the history books, and what a glorious season it was!
Anchored by our productions of John Adams’ powerful opera Nixon in China and the delightful musical She Loves Me, the season was filled with exquisite music and musicianship that also brought aficionados of jazz, chamber music, solo piano, and Baroque music to their feet.
Nixon in China stunned audience members with an array of commanding vocal performances, expressive music, and staging with “flair and style to burn” (David Fox, Parterre). How many people can say that the first opera they saw was Nixon in China? A house packed with reviewers and ticket buyers from far and wide promises that this production will have a lasting impact.
She Loves Me delivered a chain of exquisite performances, opening each night like the show’s own musical candy box to an utterly charmed audience. Reviewers praised the elegant set and the exceptional quality of the singers, with special mention for Amy Weintraub’s “outstanding” portrayal of Amalia (Town Topics).
Our Baroque musicians performed in three different venues this year, providing early music lovers with a range of repertoire and musical style.
Jazzmeia Horn brought down the house with a thrilling set that showcased her extraordinary range as a jazz vocalist.
Rachel Cheung grew an extra set of digits to perform impossible feats on the piano, while giving audience members beautiful, thought-provoking performances of Schubert and Liszt.
And finally, the Concordia Chamber Players gave one of their all-out best concerts to date, including a jaw-dropping performance of Kodály’s duo for violin and cello that had the audience instantly on their feet.
See you next year!