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Voyage June 8–30, 2013


Table of Contents OPERA:

Der fliegende Holländer..............................................................1

Chamber Music: Dance:

Concordia Chamber Players...........................................2

lustigdancetheatre.......................................................................3

Choral Conducting Master Class: Dr. Jan Choral Concert:

Dr. Jan Harrington.........................................................5

World Music | Steelpan: Liam Teague Jazz:

Harrington................................4

and Robert Chappell.......................6

The Bruce Barth Trio......................................................................7

Piano Recital:

Gülsin Onay......................................................................8

A cappella Vocal Jazz:

’Round Midnight, KeyStone A Cappella, Around 8.... 9

Medieval Music ensemble: Organ Recital: Orchestra:

Bernardus.......................................................10

Matthew Middleton.......................................................11

Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra.....................................12

Piano Competition...............................................................................13 Lectures.........................................................................................14–15 Other Events........................................................................................15 Gala Event...........................................................................................16 Calendar..............................................................................................17 Directions and Map.......................................................................18–19 Ticket Information...............................................................................20 Order Form..........................................................................................21 The Princeton Festival is proud to collaborate with The Wagner Society of New York on this production of Der fliegende Holländer. The Wagner Society of New York, Inc., is a not-for-profit organization chartered in New York State for the purpose of furthering the appreciation and performance of the works of the great composer. Its members come from throughout the United States, Canada, and many other countries. The Society maintains a broad range of international contacts and is a member of the International Richard Wagner Association. The Wagner Society of New York celebrated its 35th anniversary year in 2012, and is celebrating the 200th anniversary of Wagner’s birth in 2013 with many events.

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highlights the connection with our opera production, Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer, as well as the musical journey through the wide variety of performing events and lectures for 2013.


Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman) Music and libretto by Richard Wagner Saturday June 22 at 8pm Sunday June 30 at 3pm Matthews Theatre McCarter Theatre Centre for the Performing Arts Princeton, NJ Performed in German with English titles Richard Tang Yuk, Conductor Steven LaCosse, Director Mark Pirolo, Set Design Norman Coates, Lighting Design Marie Miller, Costumes Martha Ruskai, Wig & Make-up Design Mark Delavan, Dutchman Indra Thomas, Senta Richard Bernstein, Daland Jason Wickson, Erik Dana Beth Miller, Mary Alex Richardson, Steuermann

We celebrate the 2013 bicentennial of Richard Wagner’s birth with our first Wagnerian production! A sea captain cursed to sail the seas forever goes ashore in search of a woman who will redeem him through her faithful love in this work of wild and somber beauty.

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Concordia Chamber Players

Michelle Djokic, Artistic Director Saturday June 29 at 8pm Miller Chapel Princeton Theological Seminary Princeton, NJ

Kristin Lee, violin Robert Rinehart, viola Michelle Djokic, cello John Novacek, piano Ludwig van Beethoven: String Trio in C minor, Opus 9 No. 3 for violin , viola and cello Franz Liszt: La Lugubre Gondola for solo piano Richard Wagner: Albumblatt (arr. Wilhelm) for violin and piano Franz Schubert: Trio No. 2 in E-flat Major for piano, violin and cello, D. 929 Pre-performance talk by Concordia Artistic Director Michelle Djokic for concert ticket holders at 7pm 2

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lustigdancetheatre

Graham Lustig, Artistic Director Saturday June 8 at 8pm Matthews Theatre McCarter Theatre Centre for the Performing Arts Princeton, NJ

LustigDanceTheatre returns to The Festival with three stunning dance theatre pieces, including “Shake Down the Stars” with a live jazz sextet, “Jangala,” a fusion of classical Indian dance and ballet, and Graham Lustig’s dynamic “Six Pianos.”

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Choral Conducting Master Class with Dr. Jan Harrington

Master Class Program: Monday June 24 through Friday June 28, 2013 Final Concert: Friday June 28 at 7pm Miller Chapel Princeton Theological Seminary Princeton, NJ

This 5-day professional choral conducting master class will offer practical rehearsal strategies, choral warm-up ideas, and sessions on performance issues, score study and preparation to create compelling performances. This master class is open to conductors, auditors and singers. To apply online, visit us at princetonfestival.org.

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Choral Concert

with Dr. Jan Harrington Friday June 28 at 7pm Miller Chapel Princeton Theological Seminary Princeton, NJ Matthew Middleton, Accompanist

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World Music | Steelpan

Liam Teague, steelpan Robert Chappell, piano & percussion

Friday June 14 at 8pm Clark Music Center The Lawrenceville School Lawrenceville, NJ Bringing together two acclaimed musicians, the Liam Teague and Robert Chappell duo features the steelpan wizardry of Teague, complemented by the multi-instrumental artistry of Chappell on piano, marimba, and Indian tabla.

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Jazz | The Bruce Barth Trio Sunday June 9 at 4pm Clark Music Center The Lawrenceville School Lawrenceville, NJ Bruce Barth, piano Steve Nelson, vibraphone Ray Drummond, bass

Presented in partnership with JazzNights

“One of the best pianists in town, period.” —Village Voice

“Pianist Barth digs deep to his true soul in the keyboard language….. self-assured and full of ideas…...” —Downbeat

“At the piano, no one sounds quite like Barth. His solos are characterized by robust swing, by his ability to tell a story, and by his rich, beguiling sound. —Newark Star-Ledger

“The Pianist Bruce Barth brought a lot of resources to the bandstand.” —The New York Times

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Piano Recital with Gülsin Onay Friday June 21 at 8pm Clark Music Center The Lawrenceville School Lawrenceville, NJ

Program will include Beethoven Sonata op.53 (Waldstein) Chopin Sonata in B minor and Preludes by Ahmed Adnan Saygun “An exceptional pianist, endowed with virtuosic brilliance and boundless energy, and an interpretive power both intelligent and emotionally sensitive,” Gülsin Onay has recorded 20 albums that illustrate the breadth of her repertoire as well as her interpretive power.

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A Cappella Vocal Jazz Saturday June 15 at 8pm Clark Music Center The Lawrenceville School Lawrenceville, NJ

A new addition to our Festival offerings this year, we proudly present three a cappella groups presenting a varied program of vocal jazz arrangements from the 1950s to the 1990s, including the award-winning group ’Round Midnight.

‘Round Midnight

KeyStone A Cappella

Around Eight

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Bernardus medieval music ensemble The Eternal Flame: Visions of Love Throughout the Medieval World

Sunday June 16 at 7:30pm Miller Chapel Princeton Theological Seminary Princeton, NJ Jay White, voice Craig Resta, vielle Patrick James and Sarah Pelletier, narrators Named after the troubadour Bernard de Ventadorn, BERNARDUS is dedicated to presenting the compelling and rarely heard repertoire of the Middle Ages. In this multi-media presentation, The Eternal Flame, discover how medieval citizens expressed the various emotions and forms of love, both sacred and secular. 10

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Organ Recital

Matthew Middleton

Sunday June 23 at 7:30pm Princeton University Chapel Princeton University Princeton, NJ Organ works by Richard Wagner, Franz Liszt, Felix Mendelssohn, Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms, Josef Rheinberger, and Julius Reubke.

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Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra Senior Division Concert Saturday June 8 at 8pm Richardson Auditorium Princeton University Princeton, NJ

Kawika Kahalehoe, Music Director and Symphonic Orchestra Conductor Arvin Gopal, Concert Orchestra Conductor For more information and tickets, please visit gpyo.org or call the Richardson Auditorium box office at 609.258.5000. Concert Orchestra Holst Jupiter from the Planets Rossini Barber of Seville Gershwin An American in Paris Symphonic and Concert Orchestras Wagner Rienzi Overture Symphonic Orchestra Lalo Symphonie Espagnole Dallas Noble, violin Ravel Pavane Pour Une Infante Défunte Dvorák Symphony No.7, 4th movement Symphonic and Concert Orchestras Rossini La Gazza Ladra Overture 12

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Piano Competition Preliminary Rounds: Saturday June 8 & Sunday June 9 Free and open to the public

Final Round: Sunday June 23 at 3pm Tickets required

Clark Music Center The Lawrenceville School Lawrenceville, NJ Young performers compete in six categories for trophies and cash prizes. The preliminary rounds are free and the public is welcome to attend at any time throughout the day, approximately 9am to 4pm. You won’t want to miss the final round, which always has the audience on the edge of their seats as they compare their choices with the results of the adjudicators. Please visit www.princetonfestival.org for competition rules and registration information.

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Lecture Series Lectures are free and open to the public.

Stormy Seas, Stormy Souls: Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer The Sorcerer of Bayreuth Barry Millington, Chief Music Critic of the London Evening Standard Barry Millington, Wagner Scholar and a­ uthor of seven books on Richard Wagner, will discuss his new book The Sorcerer of Bayreuth: Richard Wagner, his work and his world. This lecture is sponsored jointly with the Princeton Public Library. Wednesday March 6 at 7pm

Princeton Public Library

The première of Der fliegende Holländer and its Scandalous Cast James Camner, Music Antiquarian and Author The 1843 premiere of Der fliegende Holländer introduced the world to a new type of opera. It featured the “leitmotif” and orchestra power only previously reached by Beethoven. The part of Senta was written for the talented singer and dramatic actress German soprano Wilhelmine Schroeder-Devrient who sang it in the premiere. Madame Devrient is also known for her scandalously erotic autobiography. Mr. Camner will discuss this first night and the lives of the cast which brought to life the first Wagnerian Opera. Wednesday June 5 at 7pm

Mary Jacobs Library at Rocky Hill

Over and Under the Stormy Seas Marianne Grey, Docent at the Princeton University Art Museum In every drop of the sea around us there is a story of life. Der fliegende Holländer is only one legend about this watery universe that has intrigued and challenged sailors since the Phoenicians. This talk will offer illustrations of Nature’s own art and of man’s attempts to capture the mysteries of the Sea in art. Tuesday June 11 at 7pm Thursday June 27 at 7pm

Princeton Public Library Lawrence Library

Music for Stormy Seas and Souls Timothy Urban, Professor of Music, Rider University With no passports, fleeing from creditors with his pregnant wife, Richard Wagner took passage on a ship sailing from Riga to London. High seas and stormy weather forced the ship into the Norwegian fjords. Wagner claims that this was the inspiration for his opera about love and redemption, Der fliegende Holländer . This early opera is the beginning of the Wagnerian storm that would sweep through the operatic world. Professor Urban will discuss details of this romantic opera and the precedents it laid forth for subsequent operas. Saturday June 15 at 3pm Monday June 17 at 7pm 14

West Windsor Library Princeton Public Library

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Stormy Soul: How did Wagner find his Muse? Jeffrey Swann, Professor of Piano at NYU An exploration of how and why Richard Wagner made the enormous leap forward from Rienzi to Der fliegende Holländer. Jeffrey Swann is an internationally acclaimed pianist, composer and Wagner expert who presents lecture-recitals worldwide. This lecture is jointly sponsored with the Wagner Society of New York. Sunday June 30 at 11am

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Artistic Directors Series Preparing for a Concordia Concert Michelle Djokic, Artistic Director of the Concordia Chamber Players The Concordia Chamber Players are known for presenting concerts of unusual, fascinating and artistically excellent concerts. Their Artistic Director and well known cellist will discuss details of the rehearsal process that precedes a performance. Saturday June 29, 7pm

Miller Chapel, Princeton Theological Seminary

Other Events Saturday March 23 6pm

Voyage: The Princeton Festival Gala 2013 Cocktails, Dinner, Dancing, Musical Entertainment featuring bass baritone John Dominick III & Auction Greenacres County Club For more information, visit us at www.princetonfestival.org

Sunday June 9 2pm

Festival Preview A preview with our young artists Free with Park Admission Grounds For Sculpture

Thursday June 13 7pm

Opera Preview Scenes from the Opera and discussion with the Directors Princeton Public Library

Saturday June 23

Champagne Reception Meet the artists following the opening performance of the opera Ticket required $10 McCarter Theater, West Lobby

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2013 Gala

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Saturday, March 23, 2013 6pm Cocktails & Silent Auction • 7:30pm Dinner & Entertainment

Featuring Festival Artists John Dominick III, Bass-Baritone Akiko Hosaki, Accompanist Greenacres Country Club 2170 Lawrence Road • Lawrenceville, NJ Tickets $250–$1000 Sponsorship tables available Cocktails & Hors D’Oeuvres Hour only $45 For Information: 609.759.0379 or events@princetonfestival.org

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Wednesday Thursday

Friday Saturday

Piano Prelims Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra , 8pm

lustigdancetheatre, 8pm

Lecture: Over and Under the Stormy Seas: Marianne Grey, 7pm

Opera Preview, 7pm

World Music: Steelpan, 8pm

A cappella Vocal Jazz, 8pm

Lecture: Music for Stormy Seas and Souls: Timothy Urban, 3pm

Lecture: Music for Stormy Seas and Souls: Timothy Urban, 7pm

Piano Recital: Gülsin Onay, 8pm

Champagne Reception: meet the artists following the opera

Opera: Der fliegende Holländer, 8pm

Opera: Der fliegende Holländer, 3pm

Lecture: Stormy Soul: How did Wagner find his Muse?: Jeffrey Swan, 11am

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Organ Recital: Matthew Middleton, 7:30pm

Piano Competition Finals, 3pm

Choral Conducting Master Class begins

Lecture: Over and Under the Stormy Seas: Marianne Grey, 7pm

Artistic Director talk: Michelle Djokic, 7pm Concordia Chamber Players, 8pm

Choral Conducting Master Class ends. Choral Concert, 7pm

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Medieval Music: Bernardus, 7:30pm

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Jazz: The Bruce Barth Trio, 4pm

Season Preview, 2pm

Piano Prelims

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Lecture: The première of Der fliegende Holländer and its Scandalous Cast: James Camner, 7pm

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DIRECTIONS and MAP

MILLER CHAPEL—Chamber Music, Choral Concert, Medieval Music McCARTER THEATRE—Opera, Lustig Dance

DINKY TRAIN STATION PRINCETON UNIVERSITY CHAPEL—Organ Recital

RICHARDSON AUDITORIUM—Youth Orchestra (in Alexander Hall)

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The Princeton Festival events take place at several venues in and around Princeton, NJ. McCarter Theatre and the Princeton University campus are easily accessible by train (New Jersey Transit) from New York. The Princeton station is just across the street from the McCarter Theatre. Other performing venues (except Clark Music Center) are located on or next to the campus of Princeton University. For complete directions to Princeton by train, bus, or automobile, please see: http://www.princeton.edu/ main/visiting/travel/ For directions to Clark Music Center at The Lawrenceville School, please see: http://www.lawrenceville.org/ about/directions/

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BROCHURE DESIGN: PALMER UHL DESIGN

TICKET INFORMATION We are pleased to partner with the McCarter Theatre Ticket Office for your convenience. Tickets to all Princeton Festival events, whether held at McCarter Theatre or elsewhere, may be purchased through the McCarter Theatre Box Office in five ways and you may choose to have your tickets mailed to you or to pick them up at the event’s Will Call.

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From our website, click on the “Buy Tickets” link on every page to be directed to the McCarter Theatre Ticket Office. Online purchase will require a McCarter online account; if you do not have a McCarter username and password, they will be assigned to you the first time you make a purchase. There is a web handling fee of $4.25 per ticket. McCarter Theatre BY PHONE 609.258.2787 Ticket Office Hours (for phone and in-person orders) Please see box for McCarter Ticket Office hours. There is a handling fee of $8.50 per order for any Regular Hours (until June 2): • Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, and number of tickets.

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The Princeton Festival 2013 Ticket Order Form EVENT

TIME/DATE

TICKET PRICE

SEATING

lustigdancetheatre

June 8, 8pm

$45, $25 (under 12)

Reserved Seating

Greater Princeton Youth Orch.

June 8, 8pm

Jazz | Bruce Barth Trio

June 9, 4pm

$45

Open Seating

World Music | Steelpan

June 14, 8pm

$25

Open Seating

A Cappella Vocal Jazz

June 15, 8pm

$25

Open Seating

Medieval Music | Bernardus

June 16, 7:30pm

$25

Open Seating

Piano Recital | Gülsin Onay

June 21, 8pm

$25

Open Seating

$30, $60, $90, $125 Reserved Seating

Opera | Der fliegende Holländer

June 22, 8pm

June 22, after opera $10

Opera | Der fliegende Holländer

June 30, 3pm

$30, $60, $90, $125 Reserved Seating

Piano Competition Finals

June 23, 3pm

$25

Open Seating

McCarter, West Lobby

Organ Recital | M. Middleton

June 23, 7:30pm

$25, $40

Open Seating by Section

Choral Concert

June 28, 7pm

$20

Open Seating

Concordia Chamber Players

June 29, 8pm

$35

Open Seating

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Opera | Champagne Reception

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