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The New World: Voices of the Americas June 7–29, 2014


Table of Contents OPERA:

Porgy and Bess.............................................................................1

Chamber Music: Piano Recital:

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

Evan Wong........................................................................3

Choral Conducting Master Class: Dr. Jan Choral Concert:

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

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

youth chorus workshop: Steven

M. Fisher...............................................6

piano competition....................................................................................7 Jazz:

Martin Wind Quartet.....................................................................8

World Music:

Jose Conde y Ola Fresca.....................................................9

puppet theatre:

Paper Moon Puppet Theatre.........................................10

A cappella Vocal Jazz: Orchestra:

’Round Midnight, Blue Jupiter, West Side 5..............11

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

Lectures.........................................................................................14–15 Other Events........................................................................................15 2014 Gala: Rise Up Singin’..................................................................16 Calendar..............................................................................................17 Directions and Map.......................................................................18–19 Ticket Information...............................................................................20 Order Form..........................................................................................21

Celebrating 10 Years of Great Music The Princeton Festival is dedicated to enriching our communities through an array of outstanding performances and lifelong learning opportunities in the performing arts. This year we offer our most ambitious program ever with ten musical genres ­featuring superb professional performers. We are especially proud of our ­educational offerings, including choral training, a piano competition for young ­artists, talks on the music, and outreach to middle and high school students. We invite you to enjoy our programs … and get involved! Email: info@princetonfestival.org to volunteer. • Winner, 2013 Citation of Excellence from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts • JerseyArts People’s Choice Award, 2014


Porgy and Bess | An American Classic

George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin Sunday June 22 at 3pm Friday June 27 at 8pm Sunday June 29 at 3pm Matthews Theatre McCarter Theatre Centre for the Performing Arts Princeton, NJ Richard Tang Yuk, Conductor Steven LaCosse, Director John Farrell, Set Design Norman Coates, Lighting Design Marie Miller, Costume Design Gail Blache-Gill, Chorus Master Dawn Golding, Children’s Chorus Master Gregory Geehern, Assistant Conductor Jenny Lazar, Stage Manager Stanley Fink, Répétiteur/Coach This large cast will feature Janinah Burnett, Othalie Graham, Robert Mack, Brandie Sutton, Kenneth Overton and many more outstanding artists Read more about Porgy and Bess on page 13.

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Concordia Chamber Players

Michelle Djokic, Artistic Director Saturday June 14 at 8pm Miller Chapel Princeton Theological Seminary Princeton, NJ Sean Lee, violin Igor Begelman, clarinet Michelle Djokic, cello Orion Weiss, piano

We are pleased to present the outstanding musicians of the Concordia Chamber Players in another wonderful program of chamber music, including pieces ­composed or arranged by the American-born Ives and Gershwin and by naturalized Americans Dahl and Heifetz. Program Concerto a Tre

Ingolf Dahl (1912–1970)

Largo

Charles Ives (1874–1954)

Porgy and Bess Suite (Begelman arr.)

George Gershwin (1898–1937) Jascha Heifetz (1901–1987)

Piano Trio in G major

Claude Debussy (1862–1918)

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Piano Recital | Evan Wong Europe Meets the Americas Saturday June 21 at 8pm Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall Princeton University Princeton, NJ A dazzling selection of contrasting pieces played by an acclaimed young virtuoso.

“Beautiful sonorities” — Liberal Post (Belgium)

Program Interlude II North American Ballad #3: Down by the Riverside Sonata No. 32, Op. 111 Fantasiestücke, Op. 12 Dança do Índio Branco from Ciclo brasileiro La Valse

Leon Kirchner (1919–2009) Frederic Rzewski (b. 1938) Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827) Robert Schumann (1810–1856) Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887–1959) Maurice Ravel (1875–1936)

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Choral Conducting Master Class with Dr. Jan Harrington

Master Class Program: Monday June 23 through Saturday June 28, 2014 Final Concert: Saturday June 28 at 7:30pm Trinity Church 33 Mercer Street Princeton, NJ This 6-day professional choral conducting master class is open to choral conductors and auditors by application. Conductors and auditors will participate in daily ­conducting master class sessions with Dr. Jan Harrington. The master class will culminate in a public performance led by the participant conductors. Visit our website princetonfestival.org for details and to apply.

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Choral Concert

with Dr. Jan Harrington

Saturday June 28 at 7:30pm Trinity Church 33 Mercer Street Princeton, NJ Participant conductors will lead the Festival chorus in an eclectic program featuring various settings of The Lord’s Prayer by John Tavener, William Billings and Sven- David Sandström, and music of Josquin Desprez, Stephen Paulus and James MacMillan.

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Youth Chorus Workshop with Steven M. Fisher

Workshop: Thursday June 19 through Saturday June 28, 2014 Final Concert: Saturday June 28 at 7:30pm Trinity Church 33 Mercer Street Princeton, NJ

Talented students from the region in grades 6-12 are invited to audition. This workshop covers ten days of rehearsal with Maestro Fisher and culminates in a performance on June 28th. Come make great music, develop your vocal skills, perform at The Princeton Festival alongside our adult choir, and make new friends! Visit our website for details www.princetonfestival.org

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Piano Competition for

Young Performers Preliminary Rounds: Saturday June 7 from 9am–4pm Sunday June 8 from 9am–3pm Final Round: Sunday June 15 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. 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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Jazz | Martin Wind Quartet Scott Robinson, Tim Horner, Martin Wind and Bill Cunliffe

Sunday June 8 at 4:30pm Clark Music Center The Lawrenceville School Lawrenceville, NJ Martin Wind, bass & composer Scott Robinson, tenor sax & trumpet Bill Cunliffe, piano Tim Horner, drums “Sonic chefs who blend basic condiments and flavors into an extraordinary menu” —Judith Schlesinger JazzNights Artistic Director talk at 4pm for concert ticket holders Presented in partnership with JazzNights 8

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World Music | Jose Conde y Ola Fresca A New Wave from Cuba Friday June 20 at 8pm Clark Music Center The Lawrenceville School Lawrenceville, NJ

It’s new, fresh, cool—a delicious blend of funk, salsa, and Cuban roots music. It’s Jose Conde y Ola Fresca, winners of “Best Latin Album” honors at the 2008 Independent Music Awards! Jorge Bringas, bass, coros Pablo Vergara, piano Obanilu Ire, conga, coros Gabriel “Chinchilita” Machado, timbales John Speck, trombone Rey David Alejandre, trombone Dennis Hernandez, trumpet Jose Conde, voice “Utterly swinging” —The Boston Globe “Brilliant. Thrilling” —Billboard

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Paper Moon Puppet Theatre: Goldilocks and the Three Bears Sunday June 15 at 2pm and 6pm Matthews Acting Studio 185 Nassau Street Princeton University Princeton, NJ

Goldilocks and her furry friends are transferred to a modern-day campsite in a National Park. Papa Bear, Mama Bear, and their cub bear a striking resemblance to the Cleavers of “Leave It to Beaver” fame. Bring your entire family to this delightful update of a familiar children’s tale, featuring a feisty Goldilocks and a rock ‘n’ roll-obsessed little bear.

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A Cappella Vocal Jazz Saturday June 7 at 8pm Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall Princeton University Princeton, NJ

A cappella arrangements of your favorite songs in a variety of styles from barbershop to jazz, featuring three outstanding groups of vocal artists Round Midnight’s powerhouse performance at the 2013 Princeton Festival showed why they’ve also sung at Carnegie Hall. Back by popular demand!

‘Round Midnight

Gene Simmons of KISS called Blue Jupiter “the real deal,” and NBC’s Jane Pauley says they’re “incredible.” Harmonies backed by a beatbox work pure magic on stage. West Side 5’s original takes on a wide range of music earned CARA nominations for Best Jazz Album and Best Jazz Song. They even sang for Mayor Bloomberg at Gracie Mansion.

Blue Jupiter

West Side 5

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Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra

Kawika Kahalehoe and Dr. Arvin Gopal, conductors Saturday June 7 at 8pm Richardson Auditorium Princeton University Princeton, NJ

Kawika Kahalehoe, Music Director and Symphonic Orchestra Conductor Arvin Gopal, Concert Orchestra Conductor We are proud to continue our association with this elite ensemble of young artists from the central New Jersey and Pennsylvania areas for the fifth year. Program will include Overtures to Weber’s Der Freischutz, Johann Strauss Jr.’s The Gypsy Baron and Rimsky Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagñol. Also featured will be this year’s Concerto Competition winner, Kasia Dobrzycka, playing Mozart’s Flute Concerto, K.313 (3rd movement). Tickets for GPYO are only available through the Richardson Auditorium Box Office 609.258.9220 or www.princeton.edu/utickets

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About Porgy and Bess George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess is his only large-scale operatic work and was his most ambitious composition. One wonders what else he might have written had he lived longer than age 37! Porgy and Bess is considered one of the most important American operas, but since its premiere in 1935, it has defied being neatly ­categorized—it is both an opera and a musical, and it melds musical elements drawn from jazz, popular music, spirituals and the western European classical tradition. It is Gershwin’s most sophisticated score, using musical techniques like the recitative, passacaglia, fugue, ­polyrhythms, polytonality and the leitmotif. With all this sophisticated craftsmanship and showstopping tunes, Porgy and Bess appeals to the layman and the connoisseur alike. Whether you remember the titles of all the songs or not, chances are you’ll be humming along as we journey with the residents of Catfish Row on a tale of love, compassion, jealousy, manipulation, revenge and devotion!

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Lecture Series Lectures are free and open to the public. Previews & special events may require tickets (see listings).

Porgy and Bess: The Opera Porgy and Bess: a Musical Kaleidoscope Timothy Urban, Professor of Music, Rider University George Gershwin’s classic 1935 opera Porgy and Bess has been called an “American folk opera,” a “jazz opera,” a “blues opera,” and a musical theater show. This diversity shows the wide-ranging musical styles Gershwin employed in its creation. The history of the show, its music and its creators, and its rise to fame will also be discussed. Tuesday June 10 at 7pm Thursday June 19 at 7:30pm

West Windsor Library Princeton Public Library

Illustrating Life in the American South before Porgy and Bess Marianne Grey, Docent at the Princeton University Art Museum Porgy, Bess, and all the residents of Charleston’s Catfish Row are creatures of fiction. Their stories are based on truth and history, though there is much debate about the authenticity of the opera. Marianne Grey will show us artists’ representations of Negro life in the American South from colonial times to the 1920s. The attractions of the Harlem Renaissance that lured them North will also be considered. Thursday June 12 at 7:30pm Thursday June 26 at 7pm

Princeton Public Library Lawrence Library

Bring My Goat! Joseph Horowitz, American Cultural Historian and Concert Producer Joseph Horowitz is the author of seven books on American Music including his ­latest, “On My Way”: The Untold Story of Rouben Mamoulian, George Gershwin, and ‘Porgy and Bess.’ The recent opening of the Mamoulian Archives at the Library of Congress has shown that Mamoulian made major contributions to the opera we now see. These contributions expand our knowledge of the opera and the ­possible ways to stage or interpret it. Mr. Horowitz will illustrate these ideas by ­discussing Mamoulian’s addition of the words “bring my goat,” voiced by Porgy in the moving closing scene of the opera. As Porgy prepares to leave for New York with his goat, the community ecstatically sings “Oh Lawd, I’m on my way.” This lecture is s­ ponsored jointly with the Princeton Public Library. Monday June 16 at 7pm

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Artistic Directors Series Preparing for a JazzNights Concert Maitland Jones, Artistic Director of JazzNights JazzNights has partnered with The Princeton Festival for nine years. The group ­presents outstanding artists such as saxophonist Miquel Zenon (a MacArthur “­genius grant” fellow) and the well-known jazz pianist Mulgrew Miller. Mait Jones will discuss how he chooses artists and, with help from the Martin Wind Quartet, how performance pieces are selected. Open to ticket holders for the Martin Wind Quartet performance, which follows at 4:30 pm. Sunday June 8 at 4 pm

Clark Music Center at The Lawrenceville School

Other Events The Princeton Festival Gala 2014 Cocktails, dinner, dancing, musical entertainment featuring Gala Honoree Leona Mitchell, dancers, drummers, and auction Information at events@princetonfestival.org Saturday April 5 at 6pm

Greenacres Country Club

Musical Preview Young artists will present music from Porgy and Bess Jersey Harmony Chorus will entertain with a cappella female barbershop harmonies Free with Park Admission Sunday June 1 at 2 pm

The Grounds For Sculpture

Opera Preview Scenes from Porgy and Bess and discussion with the Directors Thursday June 5 at 7:30pm

Princeton Pubic Library

Film: Showboat The 1951 movie of the Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein musical, based on the book by Edna Ferber. Directed by George Sidney, starring Kathryn Grayson and Howard Keel, with William Warfield (also a renowned Porgy) singing “Ol’ Man River.” Tuesday June 24 at 7pm

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2014

Rise Up

Gala

Singin’ Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 6pm

Honoring Metropolitan Opera Star Leona Mitchell Greenacres Country Club 2170 Lawrence Road • Lawrenceville, NJ Tickets $250–$1000 Sponsorship tables available For Information: 609.759.0379 or events@princetonfestival.org

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This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. The Princeton Festival also gratefully acknowledges the leadership support of The Edward T. Cone Foundation. Additional support is generously provided by The New Jersey Cultural Trust, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, the J. Seward Johnson, Sr. 1963 Charitable Trust, the Scheide Fund along with other foundations, corporations, and individuals.

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Friday Saturday

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Jazz: Martin Wind Quartet, 4:30pm

JazzNights Artistic Director talk, 4pm

Piano Prelims, 9am–3pm

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Lecture: Timothy Urban, West Windsor Public Library, 7pm

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Preview at Princeton Public Library, 7:30pm

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Concordia Chamber Players, 8pm

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Piano Prelims, 9am–5pm Kick-Off —Hinds Plaza, 2–5pm A Cappella Vocal Jazz, 8pm Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra , 8pm

Youth Chorus Workshop Piano Recital: Evan Wong, 8pm

Youth Chorus Workshop World Music: Jose Conde y Ola Fresca, 8pm

Youth Chorus Workshop begins Lecture: Timothy Urban, Princeton Public Library, 7pm

Choral Conducting Master Class begins

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Opera: Porgy & Bess, 3pm

Youth Chorus Workshop

Youth Chorus Workshop

Opera: Porgy & Bess, 3pm

Movie: Show Boat, Princeton Public Library, 7pm

Choral Conducting Master Class

Youth Chorus Workshop Choral Conducting Master Class

Youth Chorus Workshop

Lecture: Marianne Grey, Lawrence Library, 7pm

Choral Conducting Master Class

Youth Chorus Workshop

Choral Conducting Master Class Opera: Porgy & Bess, 8pm

Youth Chorus Workshop

Choral Concert with Conducting Master Class and Youth Chorus, 7:30pm

Youth Chorus Workshop

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Puppet Theatre, 2pm

Lecture: Joseph Horowitz, Piano Competition Finals, 3pm Princeton Public Library, 7pm Puppet Theatre, 6pm

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Season Preview, at Grounds For Sculpture (park admission required) 2pm

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DIRECTIONS and MAP

MILLER CHAPEL—Chamber Music McCARTER THEATRE—Opera RICHARDSON AUDITORIUM in Alexander Hall— Youth Orchestra

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TAPLIN AUDITORIUM IN FINE HALL— A Cappella, Piano Recital TRINITY CHURCH— Choral Concert MATTHEWS ACTING STUDIO— Paper Moon Puppet Theatre

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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 located a short distance from the McCarter Theatre with free shuttle bus service between the Princeton Station parking lot and McCarter on performance nights provided by Princeton University. 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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CLARK MUSIC CENTER AT THE LAWRENCEVILLE SCHOOL— Jazz, Piano Competition, Puppet Theatre

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BROCHURE DESIGN: PALMER UHL DESIGN

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The Princeton Festival 2014 Ticket Order Form EVENT

TIME/DATE

TICKET PRICE

SEATING

A Cappella Vocal Jazz

June 7, 8pm

$25

Open Seating

Greater Princeton Youth Orch.

June 7, 8pm

Jazz | Martin Wind Quartet

June 8, 4:30pm

$45

Open Seating

Concordia Chamber Players

June 14, 8pm

$35

Open Seating

Puppet Theatre

June 15, 2pm

$15

Open Seating

Puppet Theatre

June 15, 6pm

$15

Open Seating

Piano Competition Finals

June 15, 3pm

$25

Open Seating

June 20, 8pm

$25

Open Seating

Piano Recital | Evan Wong

June 21, 8pm

$25

Open Seating

Opera | Porgy and Bess

June 22, 3pm

$30 to $140

Reserved Seating

Opera | Porgy and Bess

June 27, 8pm

$30 to $140

Reserved Seating

Choral Concert

June 28, 7:30pm

$20

Open Seating

Opera | Porgy and Bess

June 29, 3pm

$30 to $140

Reserved Seating

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