Nell Flanders, assistant conductor of Princeton Symphony Orchestra, discusses Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and how it has often been described in dramatic terms of struggle and redemption. The talk, in advance of the orchestra’s February performance, will explore how the compositional aspects of the music inspire emotion and how decisions of musical interpretation support different narratives.
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Age Group: Teens
This panel presentation, moderated by Robt Seda-Schreiber of the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice, will include information about language and definition of terms associated with the LGBTQI community, specifically lesser known identities within the community, that will increase cultural competency for those attending. Topics to be covered include: definitions of sexual orientation and gender identity […]
This documentary examines the life and guiding philosophy of iconic children’s television host, Fred Rogers. 1 hour, 34 minutes. Rated PG-13.
Not In Our Town Princeton’s collaboration with the library, “Continuing Conversations on Race” is on hold for the month of January and will continue in February and continue to be held on the first Monday of the month.
The life and career of American portrait photographer Elsa Dorfman is explored. 1 hour, 16 minutes. Community Room
The eldest daughter of revered composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein discusses her book “Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing up Bernstein.” Community Room
Trumpeter and vocalist Gordon James and his band perform original songs from his newly released New Orleans-style CD and popular songs from other artists. Community Room
The author discusses “Hard to Love,” her debut collection of essays that honors categories of loves and relationships often seen secondary to marriage. She will be joined in conversation by Bill Gleason and Rebecca Rainof of Princeton University’s English department. Community Room Co-sponsored by the library and Labyrinth Books.
Photographer Barry Schneier talks about “Bruce Springsteen: Rock and Roll Future,” his book of images from the May, 1974, concert that changed the trajectory of Springsteen’s career. Joining Schneier in conversation about this pivotal moment in 20th-century American music will be Sean Wilentz, the George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History at Princeton University. A […]
In 1993, a teenage girl is forced into a gay conversion therapy center by her conservative guardians. Not rated, 91 minutes.