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January 2020

The Songs and Sounds of Robert Burns

Saturday, January 25, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Singer Fiona Tyndall and a five piece band that includes fiddlers and a harpist performs a program featuring Scottish poetry and songs from Robert Burns.  

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Back-to-Back Beethoven

Sunday, January 26, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Pianists and other musicians from the community perform a wide variety of works by Ludwig van Beethoven during this three-hour event. Kristin Cahill of The New School for Music Study will open the event, which marks the 250th anniversary year of Beethoven's birth, with a brief lecture about his life and compositional periods. Musicians of all ages and levels of proficiency are encouraged to perform. Please register below. Presented in partnership with The New School for Music Study.    

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Raconteur Radio presents “The Hobbit”

Monday, January 27, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Metuchen-based Raconteur Radio presents "The Hobbit," a staged radio play recreating J.R.R. Tolkien's famous story. The 55-minute production features theatrical lighting, period costumes, Golden Age radio equipment, sound effects and vintage commercials. In the early 1930s, the English philologist and university professor, J.R.R. Tolkien, wrote the words, "In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit." And so began one of the world's most beloved books. Set in a time "Between the Dawn of Færie and the Dominion of…

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Musical Tots Storytime

Wednesday, January 29, 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until February 12, 2020

Story Room – Third Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Children ages 18 months to 5 years are invited to experience music through books, movement, rhythm and improvisation. Explore and experience the piano each Wednesday with story time selections and introductory piano skills. Series is led by pianist and faculty member Kristin Cahill of the New School for Music.  

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February 2020

African American Read-In

Saturday, February 1, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

The African American Read-In, an event dedicated to diversity in literature, is presented in partnership with Princeton Public Schools. Please check back for updates and more events as the month approaches. 11 a.m.: Poet: Khalil Murrell Noon : Performance: ACT-SO 1:15 p.m. : Books Transform | An Inter-generational Presentation on the books that have been meaningful and/or transformative to members of our community.   This program is presented in partnership with the Princeton Public Schools and in collaboration with the…

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Concert: The Songs of Billie Holiday

Sunday, February 2, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Demetria Joyce Bailey performs the songs that Billie Holiday loved to sing including hits such as "God Bless the Child" and "Lover Man" and lesser-known selections from Lady Day including "Gloomy Sunday" and "Did I Remember." Bailey, an actress on the stage and screen, possesses a powerful vocal range and sings old-school jazz and blues in the tradition of  Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan. Holiday was a seminal influence on jazz and pop singing. Her vocal style, inspired by jazz instrumentalists,…

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Canceled: Musical Tots Storytime (rescheduled for 2/19)

Wednesday, February 5, 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Story Room – Third Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Children ages 18 months to 5 years are invited to experience music through books, movement, rhythm and improvisation. Explore and experience the piano each Wednesday with story time selections and introductory piano skills. Series is led by pianist and faculty member Kristin Cahill of the New School for Music.  

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Musical Tots Storytime

Wednesday, February 12, 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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One event on February 19, 2020 at 10:00 am

Story Room – Third Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Children ages 18 months to 5 years are invited to experience music through books, movement, rhythm and improvisation. Explore and experience the piano each Wednesday with story time selections and introductory piano skills. Series is led by pianist and faculty member Kristin Cahill of the New School for Music.  

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Musical Tots Storytime

Wednesday, February 19, 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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One event on February 19, 2020 at 10:00 am

Story Room – Third Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Children ages 18 months to 5 years are invited to experience music through books, movement, rhythm and improvisation. Explore and experience the piano each Wednesday with story time selections and introductory piano skills. Series is led by pianist and faculty member Kristin Cahill of the New School for Music.  

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March 2020

Demonstration: “Herr Bach and His Instruments”

Thursday, March 5, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

An introduction to the Baroque instruments Bach included in his St. John Passion is provided by members of the Dryden Ensemble who will demonstrate the instruments. Instruments include the viola d'amore, oboe da caccia, viola da gamba and the orbo. The Dryden Ensemble will perform Bach's St. John Passion March 13 and 14 at All Saints' Church in Princeton. Presented in partnership with the Dryden Ensemble.

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Michael Marissen on the Musical Aims of Bach’s St. John Passion

Sunday, March 8, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Michael Marissen explores Bach's incisive musical reading of the Passion Story from the Gospel of John in advance of the Dryden Ensemble's performances of  Bach's St. John Passion March 13 and 14. Marissen is the Daniel Underhill Professor Emeritus of Music at Swarthmore College, where he taught from 1989 to 2014. He has also been a visiting professor on the graduate faculties at Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania. His most most recent book is "Bach & God." The…

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Ceol agus Cairde – Music and Friends

Saturday, March 14, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Helen O’Shea and Shenanigans, her band of Celtic musicians and singers, return for the fifth consecutive year in honor of St. Patrick's Day and all things Irish. The collaborative group of area musicians and singers present a traditional "kitchen party" inspired by Ireland's tradition of music, songs and stories.  

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A Musical Celebration of Colors

Sunday, March 15, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Join us for a musical celebration of colors influenced by the colors, sights and sounds of the Indian subcontinent. Piano students from The New School for Music Study will present a recital of Indian music and dance, including selections from Bollywood movies and books.

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PSO Soundtracks with Composer Julian Grant

Wednesday, March 18, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Julian Grant, composer of 五代同堂 (Five Generations, One House), talks about life, travels and musical adventures in China and Central Asia. This presentation is in given in advance of PSO's March 21-22 concerts, which feature Grant's composition in addition to violinist V. Jackiw performing Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E Minor. The PSO Soundtracks series of lectures is intended to deepen the concert-going experience by explaining more about the music being performed and the orchestra itself. Presented in partnership with the Princeton Symphony…

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April 2020

Unruly Sounds: Spring Edition

Saturday, April 4, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Mika Godbole, founder of the annual Unruly Sounds Music Festival that takes place each fall in Princeton, curates an afternoon of music by local musicians who compose and perform original pieces. Cellist Dan Kassel, local indie duo Damsel and others will all perform sets at this three-hour mini-marathon.

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