Thursday, June 3, 2021

Three Concerts, Finals of International Piano Competition Stream Online in First Half of Princeton Festival 
WHEN: June 4-10
WHERE: virtual
TICKETS: for individual events are available at or by phone at 609-759-1979. Season tickets are also available at a discount of over 40% when compared to single-ticket prices. All streams will be available through the end of June. 

Four virtual performance events, including three exclusive concerts of modern and Baroque chamber music plus the final round of an international piano competition, will be streamed online for ticket holders by the Princeton Festival. Three additional concerts are scheduled for later in the month. 

The performances start on Friday, June 4, at 7 pm, when the renowned Concordia Chamber Players present a program of music in a variety of moods and styles. Filmed especially for the Festival in Sand City, CA, the concert includes a rarely played instrumental elegy by opera composer Giacomo Puccini, the Italian Serenade of Hugo Wolf, and works by Jean Françaix, Arthur Honegger, and contemporary composer Jessie Montgomery.

On Sunday, June 6, at 3 pm, the Festival will stream performances by the finalists in each of seven categories in its International Piano Competition, ranging in age from 6 years old to 25 years and up. The young pianists competed against a total of 245 entrants from 25 U.S. states and 32 other countries, including Argentina, Australia, China, Croatia, Indonesia, India, Qatar, Russia, and Turkey. Winners in each category, plus an overall winner, will be announced at the end of the program.

Sacred and Profane, two concerts of Baroque music played on period instruments, will be live-streamed from in-person performances at Princeton’s historic Morven Museum and Garden on Tuesday, June 8, and Thursday, June 10, at 7 pm. The Princeton Festival Baroque Chamber Ensemble will play pieces by Vitali, Frescobaldi, Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, and Biber among others.

Eight talks and artist interviews are also on the Festival schedule, all free of charge

A complete list of free events and ticketed performances is available at


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The Princeton Festival is a multi-genre festival of the performing arts, now in its 17th year. Its mission is to serve its communities with distinctive and diverse programs that excite, inform, inspire, and invite discovery and engagement.