Saturday, May 30, 2020

First Week of Princeton Festival’s Free “Virtually Yours” Online Season Offers “Do Re Mi,” Chamber Music, Organ Recital, “Madama Butterfly”

Virtually Yours: Week 1

WHEN: June 1-7

Virtually Yours, the free online performing arts series from The Princeton Festival, will offer a song from The Sound of Music featuring Festival artists, a podcast interview, a talk on opera, two recordings of concerts from 2013 and 2019, and a streamed video of its hit 2018 production of Puccini’s opera Madama Butterfly during its first week.

“We invite all of our valued patrons, along with those who have never experienced one of our live performances, to enjoy the variety of a typical Festival season in this online format,” said Richard Tang Yuk, Executive and Artistic Director. “And there’s more to come in the following three weeks.”

Most events will be available through the Festival’s website or its Facebook page from the day they launch through the end of June. As indicated in the schedule below, however, two performances will be streamed only once, at a specific time.

  • Monday, June 1: Princeton Festival artists sing “Do Re Mi” from The Sound of Music
  • Tuesday, June 2: “Signature Artists Showcase.” A Festival artist performs from his or her home. Artist TBA.
  • Wednesday, June 3: Podcast interview with conductor, producer, composer, and scholar Carmen-Helena Téllez on “Women in Music.”
  • Thursday, June 4: “Why We Love Opera,” lecture by performer and musicologist Tim Urban
  • Friday, June 4, at 1 pm: Concordia Chamber Players 2019 Festival concert, featuring music of Beethoven, Kodály, and Mendelssohn. Available on WWFM radio and the website. This concert will be streamed only once.
  • Saturday, June 6. Organ recital by Matt Middleton from the 2013 season, featuring music by Lizst, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Wagner, and others.
  • Sunday, June 7, at 1 pm. Video stream of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly from the Festival’s highly praised 2018 production. This opera will be streamed only once.

More details on these events, plus a full list of “Virtually Yours” events in the remaining three weeks of the season, may be viewed at

About The Princeton Festival

The Princeton Festival is a multi-genre festival of the performing arts. Its June 2020 public performance season was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. In its place the Festival is offering free online access to archived performances from past seasons as well as other performing arts events, several of which have been created especially for this “Virtually Yours” series.

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