Making the most of lunchtime

Tired of the same old lunchtime routine? Rather than eating at your desk or running errands, treat yourself to a 30-minute concert on Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. at the Princeton University Chapel. The 2013-2014 After Noon Concert series hosts performances on most Thursday afternoons. These concerts are free, open to the public, and are an amazing way to spend the middle of the day.

I had the opportunity to attend the first concert in the fall series, which featured Bryan Anderson, a fourth-year student at Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. His program included Johann Sebastian Bach’s Trio Sonata No. 6 in G Major, BWV 530. He followed these with Gaston Litaize’s Douze PiecesLiedIntermezzo Pastorale and Final. Anderson’s performance was flawless and inspirational. At Curtis, Anderson is majoring in organ performance with Alan Morrison.  He serves as assistant organist at Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia and as assistant organist at the Wanamaker Grand Court organ at Macy’s in central Philadelphia. His instruments of study include organ, piano and harpsichord.

The series is broadcast live on WWFM (89.1), which is a wonderful alternative if you’re not able to attend the concerts in person.

To find out more about the series and to view the schedule, visit the Princeton University University Chapel Music & Concert website.

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