Steinway Musicales

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3:00 PM Sunday, January 14, 2018 

Filamental Trio – Charl Louw – pianist, Ryan Morris – bassoon, Sharra Wagner  clarinet.

This interesting combination of instruments lends itself to experimentation with unique sound combinations. The Trio has commissioned original compositions from award winning American composers that are included in a recording released in July 2017. The trio has performed to great acclaim throughout the US and enjoy a reputation for showcasing repertoire by contemporary composers as well as neglected works from the standard repertoire.

$18., www.steinwaysocietyprinceton.org

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Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra Spring Concert

so_group_photoSaturday, June 10th at 7 PM at the Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University

Sponsored by Princeton Violins, LLC, Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra presents its 57th Annual Spring Concert at Princeton University’s Richardson Auditorium. GPYO will feature Concerto Competition Winner, Anna Gugliotta performing Edvard Grieg Piano Concerto, first movement.   The Concert and Symphonic Orchestras will also present works by Beethoven, Berlioz, Borodin, Holst, Prokofiev,Suppe under the batons of Dr. Arvin Gopal and Mr. Kawika Kahalehoe.  This concert will be a delight to all as well as an inspiration to upcoming musicians in the area. Pre-concert reception is at Nassau Presbyterian Church (in front of Richardson Auditorium) for all ticket holders from 5- 6:30pm.

GPYO is made up of elementary to high school students from Central New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania, entrance is by competitive audition. Through their involvement with the orchestra, gifted young musicians from across central New Jersey and Pennsylvania hone their skills as performers in a large orchestral group, as well as in chamber and quartet ensembles. They learn to work with others in pursuing common goals, and enrich all of our lives through public performances of classical music.

The concert orchestra is comprised of talented developing musicians ranging from middle school through high school. This ensemble offers students the full symphonic orchestra experience, which is not common amongst most school programs in New Jersey. The Symphonic Orchestra is the flagship ensemble for the GPYO. Students invited to play in the symphonic orchestra enjoy playing music of the highest
level, most of which is played by professional ensembles around the world.

A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO BUYING AND COLLECTING ART

twyla-guide-to-buying-and-collecting-art_7-e1488899091188One of the many highlights of adulting is finally having the opportunity to create a beautiful home for yourself. And whether you rent or own, you know you’re at this stage when you’re ready to graduate from having Ikea posters to hanging meaningful works of art on your walls. A lot of people have the misconception that you need mega bucks to build an art collection but these days there are lots of great resources available to help you find art you love…and it isn’t as intimidating as you think. But with all of the resources, mediums, artists and works of art to filter through, where does one even begin? Enter Ariel Saldivar, VP of artist relations for Twyla, a new e-commerce site devoted to making access to exclusive works of art accessible to everyone. Ariel is here to share her top tips for buying and collecting art plus five favorite emerging artists whose works are available on Twyla.com.

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Kinnara Ensemble Presents “Provenance”

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Saturday, April 1st at 8 pm/ All Saints Church/ Princeton

New Jersey’s premiere professional chamber choir, Kinnara Ensemble,
presents “Provenance” The final concert series of its 2016-2017 season,
“Provenance” is a celebration of the diversity and richness of Kinnara
Ensemble’s decade of music-making. Highlights of the program inlcude
selections from Poulenc’s Sept Chansons, Ginastera’s Lamentations of Jeremiah, as well as works by the late composer Stephen Paulus, among others.

Tickets are $10 for students and $25 General Admission.

‘Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris’

jacquesbrelcast-1482425502-6236‘Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris’ Comes to MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre Jan. 6 to 15

Ring in the New Year with a musical revue that will delight and surprise you – and even offer up some words of wisdom for the times we live in. Pierrot Productions proudly presents “Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris” at Mercer County Community College’s (MCCC’s) Kelsey Theatre Fridays, Jan. 6 and 13 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Jan. 7 and 14 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, Jan. 8 and 15 at 2 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is located on MCCC’s West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.

The show features four vocalists ready to make musical magic: Tom Chiola of Trenton, Haley Schmalbach of Marlton, Michael Wemer of Westampton, and Debi Zeontz of West Windsor. Kelsey patrons are invited to join in the lobby before the performances for dessert and coffee/tea. (Note that this show replaces “Billy Elliot,” which has been rescheduled for next season.)

Often referred to as the Bob Dylan of France, Jacques Brel was a prolific Belgian singer, songwriter, actor and director who composed and performed literate, thoughtful, and theatrical songs that generated a large, devoted following – initially in Belgium and France, and later throughout the world. Continue reading

“After Hours”

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The Choir of All Saints’ Church, Princeton, will present “After Hours”, consisting of secular music

via PATCH – The Choir of All Saints’ Church, Princeton, warmly invites you to join us for a special concert event on Sunday, 23 October, at 4:00 PM.

The programme is entitled “After Hours”, and will consist entirely of music that was NOT composed for use during a worship service! Included will be music written for choir, organ, piano, solo voice, and more, by a wide range of composers such as Claude Debussy, Samuel Barber, Duke Ellington and Eric Whitacre.

Several musical selections will be accompanied by a dance trio, led and choreographed by All Saints’ own Hillary Pearson! The programme offers something for every musical and artistic taste, set in the scenic and acoustical splendor of the newly-renovated sanctuary of All Saints’ Church.

Conceived as an outreach event as well as a musical one, a free will offering will be taken during the concert, which will be used exclusively to benefit HomeFront NJ, an organization which seeks to “end homelessness in Central New Jersey by harnessing the caring, resources, and expertise of the community”.

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The 25th Annual Jazz Feast

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AN ALFRESCO AFTERNOON OF FINE JAZZ
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2016

From noon to 6 p.m.

ADMISSION IS FREE

PALMER SQUARE GREEN IN DOWNTOWN PRINCETON

In its twenty fifth year, the JazzFeast event is an open-air jazz festival that swings with the joy of great music and food! Featuring performances by some of the industry’s best jazz musicians and showcasing many of the area’s finest restaurants, the one-day festival draws thousands of people to downtown Princeton. Rain or shine.

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Is old-timey your idea of cool?

2016-07-13_12-24-11People are probably most familiar with the sounds of mechanical organs as background at amusement parks or carnivals. They don’t always know the rich heritage, the grand design, or the incredible, versatile sounds these glorious machines can make.

That’s why, with the help of the Princeton Merchants Association, the Carousel Organ Association of America (COAA) and the Automatic Musical Instruments Collectors Association (AMICA) will combine with a band organ rally that will bring more than two dozen ornate, elaborate mechanical organs to the streets, squares, and parks of Princeton for the first time on August 6 and 7.

This wonderful weekend of music will be one of three or four organ rallies around the country this summer, and is unique in that most of these rallies happen in more rural areas. But then, Princeton is a pretty unique place, with its deep love for arts and culture, and COAA and AMICA figured it would be an ideal venue to show off these magnificent instruments.

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Get “Down to Earth” this Weekend

 

zzdata-23921_688x480The Arts Council of Princeton presents Down To Earth: Artists Inspired By The Elements, an exhibition of work by artists who are influenced by elements such as fire, wind, and earth. Visitors can expect original works from Olivia Jupillat, Paul Mordetsky, and Alice Sims-Gunzenhauser. The art is on exhibit until February 27th at The Taplin Gallery.

About the Artists

From working in a vineyard in Oregon, to managing a traditional wine shop in Princeton, to traveling overseas, Olivia Jupillat’s experiences over the last few years have taken her work on an unexpected turn. “My fascination with root and earth structures stemmed from a brief introduction to viticulture and oenology in wine school, but fully emerged into an obsession once my studies were physically revealed in front of me and I could touch the sands, taste the dirt, and see the different strides in the rocks where ancient water once was.” Olivia’s travels to France inspired her to create work that fosters a “relationship between the viewer and the piece to connect and share a story about time, growth, history and tradition.”

Paul Mordetsky is drawn to “the landscape as a forum for representing space and light within the graphic language.” Of his paintings in Down To Earth, Paul describes how fire inspires his work: “Fire and smoke in the dark of night or in an encompassing timeless gray have been prominent aspects of these landscapes, and imply states of mind, passion, and inspiration rather than some apocalyptic vision. I find the notion of light in darkness to be a powerful and poetic image.”

Until a few years ago, Alice Sims-Gunzenhauser’s work focused on or relied on the use of line. As her work has headed more towards abstraction, her line has “metamorphosed into a more general focus on mark making.” “Though some marks may be lines”, Alice explains, “they are freed from the need to describe an observed reference and become entities of a somewhat different sort. When marks, whether linear or otherwise, move in and out of suggesting intelligible form, the work is most alive for me.”

Parking is available in the Spring & Hulfish St. garages and at metered parking spots along Witherspoon St. & Paul Robeson Pl.