Thursday June 19 thru Saturday June 28
Workshop 6-8:30pm on weekdays, 2-5pm Saturdays
Concert on Saturday June 28 at 7:30pm
We love choral singing, and we love creating opportunities for young artists in our area. This year, we're pleased to introduce a unique 10-day workshop for girls and boys in grades 6-12 that won't conflict with extended school calendars and won't tie up your entire day!
Under the guidance of Maestro Steven M. Fisher of the Keystone State Boychoir, students will develop their vocal skills by learning fun contemporary music ranging from Broadway to ABBA to gospel and more ... then sing in a formal concert alongside our adult chorus, too!
Auditions will be held on March 29th and 30th.
Tickets Now Available for our 2014 Season –
The New World: Voices of the Americas
We are pleased to announce our complete lineup of events for June 2014, our 10th Anniversary Season, with an overarching theme of The New World: Voices of the Americas. Tickets may be purchased through the McCarter Theatre Ticket Office by calling 609.258.2787 Monday-Saturday10am-6pm and Sundays with scheduled performances from 11am-6pm, or online by clicking on the Buy Tickets links below.
Princeton Festival Gala & Auction ... announcing our honoree!
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Greenacres Country Club, Lawrenceville
We are so excited to announce this year's special Gala honoree, Metropolitan Opera star Leona Mitchell! In addition to singing at the Met, Miss Mitchell has sung at most of the world's best-known opera houses, performed for four U.S. Presidents and many dignitaries, and appeared in productions and on CDs with each of the 'Three Tenors' - Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo, and José Carreras. Some of our veteran opera-goers are still raving about her performance as Elvira opposite Luciano Pavarotti in Verdi's Ernani at the Metropolitan Opera.
But it was for her role of Bess in the first (and best, according to our Artistic Director Richard Tang Yuk) complete stereo recording of Porgy and Bess under Lorin Maazel and the Cleveland Orchestra that she earned her Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording. And ... hold on to your hats ... Miss Mitchell has offered to perform for us at our Gala!
Please contact us at email@example.com if you'd like to be an early patron of the Gala or would like to contribute an item to our auction. General invitations will be mailed and posted online in late February.
2014 Piano Competition – Apply online
Our Piano Competition is entering its 7th year and attracts a high level of local, regional, and even a few international young artists. Competitors perform a piece selected from the repertoire list for their age group (except for the Open Class) or the Four-Hand category, and the adjudicators' comments on their performance are sent to their teacher following the competition. The preliminary rounds are attended by the public, free of charge, and the final round is a ticketed event. Please note these important dates–/p>
Deadline for submitting the online application form – 11:59pm on Monday, May 5, 2014
Deadline for Open Class participants to submit the name of their piece – Saturday, May 17, 2014
Preliminary Rounds – Saturday, June 7, 2014 and Sunday, June 8, 2014, approximately 9am-5pm
Final Round – Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 3pm
Please note the increased cash prizes for the Senior Artists (ages 16-18) and Open Class (under 25) categories this year, thanks to Jacobs Music! Also, the Teacher Endorsement requirement has been removed in order to simplify the registration process.
» See 2014 Piano Competition webpage and online application form
» FAQs – please read before contacting us!
2014 Choral Conducting Master Class – Repertoire now available
We are so pleased to bring back Professor Jan Harrington for our 2014 Choral Conducting Master Class after our 2013 participants exuberantly praised both his knowledge and style. Our 6-day master class can help you (or someone you know) improve your choral conducting skills, whether you're newly out of school or have been conducting professionally for many, many years! Please note these important dates–
Applicant notification– will begin around March 1, 2014, so we advise applying early!
Master Class program dates – Monday, June 23 through Saturday, June 28, 2014
Final Concert – Saturday, June 28, 2014
We won the People's Choice Award for Opera!
Thanks to your votes, we've been named Favorite Opera Company in the 6th Annual JerseyArts.com People’s Choice Awards following a record-breaking 12,000 ballots cast! A full list of awards can be found at jerseyarts.com/peopleschoice.
Of course, Princeton Festival patrons know we're much more than opera – we also offer jazz, chamber music, a cappella, world music, and piano, to name just a few of our eleven genres this season -- but we're very, very proud and grateful to be recognized for the quality of our opera!. Come see our Porgy and Bess this June to see for yourself!
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Join our Guild
A core group of enthusiastic Festival supporters have formed a Princeton Festival Guild, offering its members the opportunity to enjoy special social and cultural activities while supporting the Festival. Other benefits include reserved premium seating at our events!