Monday, June 13, 2022

June Weekday Schubert Quartets, Baroque, and More at Princeton Festival


Weekday Schubert Quartets, Baroque, and More 

WHEN: June 13, 14 & 21 
at 7pm
WHERE: under the enormous performance tent on the grounds of Morven Museum & Garden and

WHEN: June 16 & 23 
at 7pm
: Trinity Episcopal Church in Princeton 

TICKETS: $10 - $130; ticket packages are $18 and up.
Call 609-497-0020 or visit

Chamber and Baroque music lovers have the opportunity to enjoy multiple weekday concerts during the Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO)’s all-new Princeton Festival. 

National radio personality Rob Kapilow makes an appearance, and performing ensembles including Germany’s Signum Quartet, the Sebastians, the Festival Chorus, and the unique trio Time for Three perform. 

Leading off the chamber music events is a cycle of Franz Schubert’s late string quartets. What Makes it Great? host Rob Kapilow explores Death and the Maiden, a pillar of the chamber repertoire, on Monday, June 13, with a performance of the work by the Signum Quartet. Through his concert presentations, commentaries on NPR’s “Performance Today,” and CD series, Kapilow takes listeners inside the music, deconstructing and recomposing key passages to demonstrate why a piece is so extraordinary. The event is presented in partnership with WWFM, the Classical Network, which will livestream the event. (Photo: John Johansen)

continues the quartet cycle with performances of the Rosamunde and monumental String Quartet in G Major on Tuesday, June 14. These events are at Morven Museum & Garden.
(Photo: Irene Zandel)

at the Princeton Festival are devoted to Baroque music played on period instruments at Trinity Episcopal Church. On June 16, the 14-piece ensemble making up the Sebastians performs early music by Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello and Johann Georg Pisendel in addition to that of iconic Baroque composers George Frideric Handel, J.S. Bach, and Antonio Vivaldi. 

Selections performed with the Festival Chorus on June 23 include Bach’s contata Wer sich selbst erhöhet, der soll erniedriget werden, BWV 47 and Handel’s Chandos Anthem O Praise the Lord with One Consent, HWV 254. Festival Director Gregory Jon Geehern conducts.

Time For Three performs on Tuesday, June 21, under the 10,000 square-foot performance tent at Morven. Members Ranaan Meyer, double bass, Nick Kendall, violin, and Charles Yang, violin defy conventional boundaries, fusing their instruments with their voices and standing at the busy intersection of Americana, modern pop, and classical music. Their set list includes works ranging from Chaconne in Winter, after Bach, to Amazing Grace and Stand by Me by Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber, and Mike Stoller. (Photo: Lauren Desberg)

Free companion talks augment each concert experience. 

  • Charles Fisk, a retired musicology professor from Wellesley College and one of the world’s foremost Schubert scholars, discusses the music of Franz Schubert’s later years on Tuesday, June 14, at 5pm at Morven Museum & Garden’s Stockton Education Center. 
  • John Burkhalter surveys the distinctive variety of styles and genres in Baroque Music at 6pm on Thursday, June 16
  • Dr. Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, a master of vocal pedagogy, discusses the challenges, and rewards, of singing Bach and Handel’s music at a talk on Thursday, June 23, at Trinity Church’s Pierce-Bishop Hall. 
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Health and Safety
The Princeton Symphony Orchestra is closely monitoring and adhering to the New Jersey Department of Health’s COVID-19 Requirements. Concert attendees will receive information regarding safety procedures, entry, seating directions, etc. in advance of their selected live performance(s).

The Princeton Symphony Orchestra is committed to ensuring all programming is accessible for everyone, working with venues to provide needed services. Contact ADA Coordinator Kitanya Khateri for questions about available services at or 609 497-0020. Note: some services require at least two weeks’ notice to arrange.

Programs, artists, dates, and times are subject to change.