2016 Princeton Festival Offers Three Weeks of Musical Comedy, Opera, Jazz, Film

The Princeton Festival has announced its 2016 season, featuring 22 music and stage performances in 11 different genres plus lectures and other events. Now in its twelfth season, the Festival will run from June 4 to June 26 in venues throughout the Princeton area.

The events range from Benjamin Britten’s masterful opera Peter Grimes to Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist Cécile McLoren Salvant. Stephen Sondheim’s musical A Little Night Music runs for 10 performances. There is a special presentation of the silent film masterpiece The Passion of Joan of Arc, accompanied by a live performance of Richard Einhorn’s oratorio Voices of Light, written especially for the film. Also featured: the sizzling dance group Complexions Contemporary Ballet, the Concordia Chamber Players, a baroque orchestra and choral concerts, an organ recital by Kristiaan Seynhave, and more.

“This is our twelfth season and we’ve been proud of them all, but 2016 promises to be a new high point,” said Richard Tang Yuk, the Festival’s artistic director and general manager. “Audiences will have a lot to cheer about. These are wonderful artists, doing wonderful work.”

Mr. Tang Yuk noted that the Festival’s program of diverse musical and staged offerings is enriched with free lectures, previews, workshops, a conducting master class, and a piano competition for young artists.

Full descriptions of all offerings are available on the Festival website, with instructions for ordering tickets by phone, email, or online.

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