Community Outreach Programs
In the 2016-2017 season, Princeton Pro Musica collaborated with the Trenton Children’s Chorus, Princeton Girlchoir, the Polydora Ensemble and Roxey Ballet. Taking collaboration to new heights, PPM commissioned Mark Roxey, choreographer and Founding Director of Roxey Ballet, to create new choreography for Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. Although Princeton’s 100-voice community chorus collaborates often with other local musical groups, working with a ballet company – especially to premiere a new creation – is unusual for a community chorus. In prior years, Princeton Pro Musica has performed, among others, with Westfield Symphony, American Repertory Ballet, Princeton GirlChoir, and choirs from Robbinsville High School, Hopewell Valley Central High School, and Pennsbury High School. Read more about collaboration…
Princeton Pro Musica is committed to enriching the community and providing a legacy of choral music inspiration for future generations through collaborative performances, workshops, and other educational endeavors. Through pre-concert talks, public symposia separate from concerts, and continuing education courses of the Evergreen Forum at the Princeton Senior Resource Center, Princeton Pro Musica educates the general public in music history and theory. By invitation, Princeton Pro Musica sings annually for commencement ceremonies of Thomas Edison State University in Trenton. The chamber chorus also performs in the Guild for Early Music Festival at the Grounds for Sculpture in Trenton and, on request, for retirement communities and nonprofit organizations such as the Princeton Newcomers’ Club. To invite Princeton Pro Musica to teach or sing for your organization, click here.
On Friday, April 21, 2017 at 7 p.m. Ryan James Brandau, Artistic Director, Princeton Pro Musica and Mark Roxey, Founding Director, Roxey Ballet Company discussed with Marjorie Hermann of WWFM the creative process each pursued to create the Princeton Pro Musica production of Carmina Burana. The free symposium was hosted by the Princeton Public Library, at 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton. Attendees delighted in a lively discussion of developing new dance for twelve of the twenty-five poems set to Carl Orff’s music in Carmina Burana. Commissioned by Princeton Pro Musica in 2016, Mark Roxey’s new choreography premiered in concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 21 in Richardson Auditorium on the Princeton University Campus.
Don’t miss this opportunity to appreciate and listen in a rewarding way to Brahms ultimate composition, the monumental German Requiem. Plan now to attend a one-hour symposium in the Solley Theater of the Arts Council of Princeton (102 Witherspoon Street – opposite the Princeton Public Library) 7-8 p.m. Monday, October 30, 2017 featuring two renowned music scholars, Dr. Ryan Brandau, Artistic Director of Princeton Pro Musica, and Dr. Nora Sirbaugh, Department of Music of the College of New Jersey. You will learn about the musical highlights, major themes, history, and background of this majestic work. Following brief presentations, Drs. Brandau and Sirbaugh will answer your questions. The symposium is free and open to the public.
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To inquire about outreach performances, collaboration opportunities, and educational offerings please contact PPM at firstname.lastname@example.org.