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Music at Princeton: Dec 2017

The Department of Music's monthly event calendar. 
For more information about all of these events, please visit music.princeton.edu

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WILL THERE STILL BE SINGING?
A Hanns Eisler Cabaret
 
Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 at 7:30pm
Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall
 
Discover Austro-German composer Hanns Eisler -- Schoenberg's student, Kurt Weill's contemporary, and Brecht's favorite collaborator -- whose music Hitler branded as "degenerate." Hanns Eisler songs and music with the words from Bertolt Brecht in English translation by Eric Bentley performed by Karyn Levitt (soprano), Eric Ostling (piano), Ira Siegel (guitar), Benjamin Ickies (accordion). 
 
 
Sponsored by Program in European Cultural Studies, co-sponsored by Department of Music, Department of German, Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society, Program in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, and the Lewis Center for the Arts.
 
FREE and open to all. No tickets required.
ARCHIE SHEPP: "I HEAR THE SOUND"
 
Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 at 8:00pm
Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall
 
80-year-old jazz legend, saxophonist and composer Archie Shepp makes a rare public appearance as a guest artist with Jazz at Princeton University's Creative Large Ensemble, directed by Darcy James Argue. Also joined by vocalists Amina Claudine Myers and Marion Rampal, Shepp will perform music from his GRAMMY-nominated album I Hear the Sound: Attica Blues Live.
 
 
Tickets $15 General | $5 Students BUY NOW>






 
JANE HINES, HARPSICHORD
A Graduate Student Recital
 
Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 at 5:00pm
McAlpin Rehearsal Hall, Woolworth Music Center
 
A free harpsichord recital, as part of Early Music Princeton, performed by graduate student Jane Hines, also featuring Isaac Harrison Louth on viola da gamba. Jane studies harpsichord with Wendy Young, and directs Early Music Princeton with Isaac Harrison Louth.
 
 
FREE and open to all. No tickets required.
 
A MASTERCLASS WITH ORLI SHAHAM, PIANO
Melissa Ko/Douglas Hahn Masterclass Series
 
Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, 4:30-6:30pm
Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall
 
Renowned pianist Orli Shaham works with talented Princeton University piano students in a free workshop. All are invited to stop by at any point in this two-hour period to go behind-the-scenes and learn from one of the world's greatest professionals. More information>
 
Sponsored by the Melissa Ko/Douglas Hahn Fund for Musical Instruction, coordinated by Donna Weng Friedman '80. 
  
FREE and open to all. No tickets required. 
 
ARGUS QUARTET
 
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 at 8:00pm
Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall
 
Princeton University graduate and faculty composers present their work, performed by the Argus String QuartetMore information>
 
FREE and open to all. No tickets required.
AFRICAN DRUMMING ENSEMBLE CONCERT
 
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 at 7:30pm
Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall
 
The Princeton University African Music Ensemble, directed by master drummer Olivier Tarpaga, presents music from West Africa in the group's first public appearance in the 2017-18 season. 
 
 
FREE and open to the public. No tickets required.
 
A DISCUSSION WITH JOAN LA BARBARA
Composition Colloquia Series presents the composer/performer/soundartist
 
Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 at 4:30pm
Room 106, Woolworth Music Center
 
The Composition Colloquium series hosts composer/performer/soundartist Joan La Barbara for a discussion. La Barbara's career as a composer/performer/soundartist explores the human voice as a multi-faceted instrument expanding traditional boundaries. More information>
 
FREE and open to the public. No tickets required. Light refreshments will be provided.
 
A DISCUSSION WITH MUSICOLOGIST CELIA APPLEGATE
Musicology Colloquia Series
 
Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 at 4:30pm
Room 102, Woolworth Music Center
 
The Musicology Colloquium series hosts Institute of Advanced Studies and Vanderbilt University professor Celia ApplegateMore information>
FREE and open to the public. No tickets required. Light refreshments will be provided.
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA
Michael Pratt, Conductor; DG Kim '18, Guest Conductor
 
Thursday & Friday, Dec. 7-8, 2017 at 7:30pm
Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall
 
The Princeton University Orchestra continues a tremendous 2017-18 season, hot on the heels of a season opening that had the public lining up through campus for tickets. These concerts will feature beloved classics by Rossini, Tchaikovsky, and Dvo?ák.
 
 Program:
GIOACHINO ROSSINI William Tell: Overture
PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy 
with DG Kim '18, Guest Conductor
ANTONÍN DVO?ÁK Symphony No. 7 in D Minor, Op. 70
Tickets $15 General | $5 Students BUY NOW>
ROOMFUL OF TEETH
A Glee Club Presents Event
 
Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 at 3:00pm
Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall
 
The Princeton University Glee Club and Chamber Choir join the GRAMMY-winning vocal ensemble  Roomful of Teeth in concert. 
 
With graduate composer Caroline Shaw as a founding member of the ensemble, the program will feature her Pulitzer Prize-winning Partita for 8 VoicesThe Glee Club will open the performance with music from Joby Talbot's Path of Miracles, after which Roomful of Teeth will perform an hour-long set, before the two ensembles come together for a performance of Merrill Garbus' Quizassa.
 
Tickets $15 General | $5 Students BUY NOW>
 
OPUS 21
 
Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 at 7:30pm
Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall
 
Opus 21, a dedicated student-run chamber-music ensemble, presents "Fugues and Fandangos:" works by Brahms, Boccherini, Schumann, and Mendelssohn.
 
 
FREE and open to the public. No tickets required.
 
WILLIAM TREGO SINGERS
Presented by the Princeton University Glee Club
 
Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017 at 3:00pm
Forum, Lewis Arts complex
 
"Trego & Cocoa:" a cozy afternoon of warm beverages and the singing of beautiful choral classics from all around the world: from England to Haiti to Bulgaria, interspersed with some gloriously saccharine vocal jazz. Conducted by Stephanie Tubiolo
 
 
FREE and open to the public. No tickets required.
 
JAZZ VOCAL IMPROVISATION ENSEMBLE
 
Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017 at 5:00pm
Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall
 
Jazz at Princeton University's Vocal Improvisation Ensemble, directed by world-renowned Jay Clayton, presents its first public performance of the year. The program consists of repertoire from the international group VOCAL SUMMIT, founded by Bobby McFerrin, Jay Clayton, Jeanne Lee, Lauren Newton and Ursula Dudziak.  The human voice was the original vehicle for music in ancient times; it was truly the primal form of creativity. The repertoire VIE embodies this ethic and taps into the purity of vocal expression.
 
 
FREE and open to the public. No tickets required.
 
MUS215: PROJECTS IN JAZZ PERFORMANCE
A Course Concert
 
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 at 7:30pm
Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall
 
Jazz at Princeton University presents the culmination of the jazz performance course MUS215: Projects in Jazz Performance. Led by performance faculty Ralph Bowen, the course focuses on the development of style, concept, and repertoire in the jazz idiom. 
 
 
FREE and open to the public. No tickets required.
 
JAZZ SMALL GROUPS IN CONCERT
 
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 at 7:30pm
Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall
 
The Princeton University Jazz 'Ensemble X', under the direction of master bassist Matthew Parrish, will be performing works by artists such as Thelonious Monk, Joe Henderson, Chano Pozo, Wayne Shorter, Fletcher Henderson, Ornette Coleman, and Cole Porter. This ensemble evokes the small group tradition of the Art Blakey groups of the 50's and 60's where improvisation and inspiring interaction are key.  The group performs as a septet with several featured trio performances.
 
 
FREE and open to the public. No tickets required.
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY SINFONIA
 
Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 at 7:30pm
Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall
 
Experience Rome in Richardson, hear Lutos?awski's twentieth-century tribute to Polish folklore, and Tchaikovsky's reimagining of Mozart, all performed by some of Princeton's extremely dedicated and passionate undergraduate and graduate student musicians.

The Princeton University Sinfonia, under the directorship of Ruth Ochs, is an exciting musical outlet for undergraduate and graduate student musicians. Expanding every year, the orchestra now averages 55 members and performs one concert each semester in Richardson Auditorium with additional, smaller performances scheduled each year. 
 
This year's program in Richardson features works by BerliozBorodinTchaikovsky,Lutos?awski and RespighiMore information>
 
Tickets $15 General | $5 Students BUY NOW>
OPERA'S MANDATE: 
CONSIDERING THE FUTURE OF AN ART FORM
 
Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 
Lewis Arts complex
 
A conference taking place at the new Lewis Arts complex, throughout the Lee Performance & Rehearsal Room and the CoLab.
 
 
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