Princeton Pro Musica 2019-2020 Season
Out of respect for the CDC and Governor Murphy’s restrictions to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Princeton Pro Musica concerts scheduled for March 15 and May 9 have been cancelled. The PPM Box Office will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 season.
PPM returned to the music of Mozart and performed his magestic setting of the mass text, which combines towering movements for double chorus with gorgeous duets for two sopranos: Clara Rottsolk and Molly Netter. This program also included Mozart’s sparkling Clarinet Concerto.
This warm and joyous holiday concert featured the “Christmas portion” of Messiah by George Frederic Handel alongside Joy to the World, our own maestro’s stirring suite of carols and holiday songs.
Cookies and Caroling: immediately post-concert December 15
Members of the audience joined singers of Princeton Pro Musica and Trenton Children’s Chorus for a brief reception in the “green room” behind the stage of Patriot’s Theater in the Trenton War Memorial by walking toward the stage in the hallway on either side of the auditorium. Singers directed them to the brief reception featuring home-made cookies, varieties of sparkling water, and caroling accompanied by piano.
Dinner after Caroling!
Patrons made their visits to Trenton part of a larger, fun experience for the entire family. They viewed here eleven tantalizing options for dinner after the concert at restaurants located not far from the Trenton War Memorial that are dining partners of the Capital Philharmonic of New Jersey. After making reservations and bring their tickets or the Princeton Pro Musica concert program to the restaurant of choice, they took advantage of specials offered to concert-goers. Princeton Pro Musica was pleased to participate in the Capital Philharmonic of New Jersey’s Dining Partners program.
Comments from last year’s audience members:
“What an unbelievable concert!! One song was more beautiful than the last. Thank you for this amazing performance! We left floating to our car!”
“Bravo! Great concert this evening! What a spectacle and beautiful arrangements, indeed!”
March 15 and May 9 performances cancelled.
Sunday, March 15, 2020 – CANCELLED
Featuring Lily Arbisser, soprano, PPM planned to honor the life and legacy of Anne Frank, seventy-five years after her death. James Whitbourn’s haunting, moving music sets the words of her diary for chorus, soprano, and chamber ensemble.
Saturday, May 9, 2020 – CANCELLED
Featuring the brilliant Eric Plutz on the mighty Mander-Skinner organ of the Princeton University Chapel, PPM planned to present Duruflé’s exquisite Requiem, with powerful, festive settings of the Te Deum for choir, organ, and brass.