Current Season

Princeton Pro Musica 2016-17 Season

 

Back to Broadway 2017 logoFriday, April 28, 2018

7 – 10 p.m. Princeton Pro Musica’s Fourth Annual Cabaret Benefit

Back to Broadway 

featuring Princeton Pro Musica singers with Kenneth Wasser, Guest Soloist

Mercer Oaks Golf Course & Catering

725 Village Road West, Princeton Junction, NJ

Purchase tickets for an evening cabaret, Back to Broadway

Singers of Princeton Pro Musica will treat you to a wonderful mix of solos, duets, and ensembles from hit Broadway favorites including Les Miserables, The Music Man, The Fantastics, Fiddler on the Roof, and more!  From the opening ‘Wilkommen” from Cabaret to the finale “It’s a Grand Night for Singing” from State Fair, you’ll be tapping your toes and recalling wonderful productions you’ve attended.  Guest soloist, baritone Kenneth Wasser, and the Peter Laufer Trio will delight you performing additional Broadway selections.  Come prepared to enjoy the elegant hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, sumptuous buffet, tempting desserts, & coffee when you can tear yourself away from the silent auction, raffles, cash bar, and wine pull.  Enjoy a fabulous evening while helping Princeton Pro Musica to produce thrilling concerts: tickets are $75 per person.

 

2017-5-21`sunflower centerSunday, May 21, 2017

4 p.m. Concert

5:15 p.m. Post-concert Talk-back with conductor Ryan James Brandau & choreographer Mark Roxey

Orff’s Carmina Burana

with Roxey Ballet and Princeton Girlchoir

Richardson Auditorium, Princeton, NJ

Purchase tickets for Carmina Burana 

Princeton Pro Musica has spent the year collaborating with choreographer Mark Roxey, dancers of the Roxey Ballet, and young women of the Princeton Girlchoir to bring you Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana as you’ve never heard—or seen—it before! Roxey Ballet has created new choreography to enliven this one-of-a-kind piece of music that celebrates life, fate, love, and spring. Dance and music will combine in a way that will stimulate all of your artistic senses.

 

Earlier this season:

 

2016-10-30 Sunset ocean islandSunday, October 30, 2016

3 p.m. Pre-concert Lecture by Dr. Ryan James Brandau

4 p.m. Concert

Haydn Lord Nelson Mass with Polydora Ensemble

Richardson Auditorium, Princeton, NJ

Meet the Artists for this Concert: Johanna Novom, Polydora Ensemble composed of: Jesse Blumberg, baritone; Nils Neubert, tenor; Helen Karloski, mezzo-soprano; and Margaret Dudley, soprano.

Princeton Pro Musica presented one of the most famous of Haydn’s great late masses, the “Lord Nelson Mass” (Missa in aguiistis). Works by Brahms and Mendelssohn rounded out the program. This concert featured the Polydora Ensemble, a team of four vocal soloists who, in addition to serving as oratorio soloists, specialize in the vocal chamber music of the nineteenth century. Renowned violinist Johanna Novom was the concertmaster and played the violin solo in Arvo Pärt’s engaging work, Fratres.

 

2016-12-11 Snow on BranchesDecember 11, 2016

4 pm Concert

Holiday Classics with the Trenton Children’s Chorus

Patriots Theater in the War Memorial, Trenton, NJ

Meet the Artists for this Concert: Trenton Children’s Chorus

Hundreds of patrons celebrated the holidays with Princeton Pro Musica joining the singers of Princeton Pro Musica, a full orchestra, and the Trenton Children’s Chorus for an afternoon that combined favorites by Handel and Bach with gorgeous carol arrangements and lush orchestrations by Artistic Director Ryan James Brandau. For many attendees, this concert was an unforgettable holiday music experience: “Princeton Pro Musica enabled me to experience the joy and heartwarming sentiment of the Christmas season”; “The Trenton Children’s Choir was wonderful”; A perfect way to get into the holiday spirit!”

 

2017-3-18 Stained Glass PU Chapel8 pm Saturday, March 18, 2017

7 p.m. Pre-concert Talk: Ryan James Brandau

Britten Te Deum & Bernstein Chichester Psalms

Princeton University Chapel, Princeton, NJ

Meet the Artists for this Concert: Tim Keeler, counter-tenor;  Eric Plutz, Princeton University Organist; TCNJ Percussion Ensemble, The College of New Jersey led by William Trigg.

Princeton Pro Musica returned to the magnificent acoustic and space of the Princeton University Chapel to present two great works from the sacred literature: Britten’s Te Deum and Leonard Bernstein’s beautiful Chichester Psalms.  In this concert, Princeton Pro Musica was delighted to feature Tim Keeler, counter-tenor, Eric Plutz on the organ, and The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) Percussion Ensemble on twelve marimbas, xylophones, and other percussion instruments.  Beautiful smaller works by contemporary composers delighted and informed patrons including Nigra Sum by Pablo Casals and Triptych by Tarik O’Regan.  Patrons raved, “performance of Chichester Psalms was sublime”; “We are fortunate to have such an amazing group in Princeton”; and “very excited … that pipe organ was part of the program.”