Saturday, June 6, 2020

Violin and Vocal Performances Added to Second Week of Princeton Festival’s “Virtually Yours” Online Season

VIRTUALLY YOURS: WEEK #2

WHEN: June 8-14. Most events will be available from 9 am EDT the day they debut through June 28. However, the Latin dance music concert will debut at 5 pm, and WWW FM concert and opera are streamed only once at a set time. 
WHERE: https://princetonfestival.org/virtually-yours/


The Princeton Festival (www.princetonfestival.org) announced today that three video events, featuring a rising young soprano and two accomplished Baroque violinists, have been added to the second week of its free “Virtually Yours” online performing arts series. The roster also includes entertainment by a Latin dance band, including dance lessons; an opera workshop; a podcast on costuming; a Baroque concert; and Mozart’s popular opera Le Nozze di Figaro.

“We’re happy these wonderful artists are joining our virtual season,” said Richard Tang Yuk, Executive and Artistic Director. “We’re planning to announce more added attractions for the final two weeks as well.”

The first additional event features Shannon Rakow singing “The Girl in 14G.” The show-stopping song, written for Kristin Chenoweth, requires a singer who can handle Broadway, jazz, and operatic styles all within the same song.

Stephanie and Arash Noori, playing Baroque violin and theorbo respectively, will perform "Sonata Terza" by early Baroque composer Giovanni Batista Fontana. Theorboes are the largest members of the lute family of plucked-string instruments.

The third addition to the schedule is a performance of Georg Philipp Telemann’s Fantasia #8 in E major by Princeton Festival Baroque Orchestra violinist Maria Romero. Ms. Romero was earlier interviewed in a podcast about her career, which is now available on the Festival website.

The Week 2 schedule is as follows.

  • Monday, June 8: “B” featuring soprano Shannon Rakow singing “The Girl in 14G.”
  • Tuesday, June 9: “Signature Artists Showcase” featuring Stephanie and Arash Noori playing Baroque violin and theorbo in Fontana’s “Sonata Terza.”
  • Wednesday, June 10: Podcast interview on B” with Marie Miller.
  • Thursday, June 11: (1) “Signature Artists Showcase” with Baroque violinist Maria Montero playing Telemann’s Fantasia #8 in E major; (2) Session 1 of 4-part Digital Opera Workshop with Kyle Masson.
  • Friday, June 12, at 8 pm: The Princeton Festival Baroque Orchestra’s 2019 Festival concert, featuring music of C.P.E. Bach, Vivaldi, Zelenka, Corelli, and Lully. Available on WWFM radio and the www.wwfm.org website. This concert will be streamed only once.
  • Saturday, June 13, beginning 5 pm: Fleur Seule Latin band’s Video Playlist, including basic dance instructions.
  • Sunday, June 14, at 1 pm. Video stream of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro from the Festival’s 2015 production. This opera will be streamed only once.

More details on these events, plus a full list of “Virtually Yours” events in the remaining two weeks of the season, may be viewed at https://princetonfestival.org/virtually-yours/.

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.

For information visit www.princetonfestival.org or call 609.759.1979.