The 2010-’11 classical concert season promises more suspense than usual. Recent personnel changes will reveal their impact during the season.
Earlier this year, both the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO) and the Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) designated new artistic directors. During the 2009-’10 season, the new leaders, NJSO’s Jacques Lacombe and PSO’s Rossen Milanov, made cameo appearances on their respective podiums. This season, for the first time, they have molded programs and will take full command as conductors. We can’t be sure how things play out until the end of the season.
In addition, administrative changes both at the Princeton University Concerts series and at New Brunswick’s State Theater are likely to have consequences. Nathan Randall, having retired from his post as head of Princeton University Concerts in June, was replaced by Marna Seltzer at the beginning of September. Eight evening performances of chamber music and recitals have been scheduled for 2010-’11.
In New Brunswick, the State Theater’s Wesley Brustad has resigned and continues as a consultant while the search for his successor takes place. Meanwhile, Marion Combs, senior vice president of development, serves as the State’s interim chief operating officer.
A venue to omit this season is New Brunswick’s Christ Church since concerts have been suspended for the season. The Richards, Fowkes organ installed in 2001 is being wrapped in plastic to protect it from damage while the slate roof on the historic 18th century building is being replaced.
Musically speaking, programming is particularly broad. Of the standard array of composers, Johann Sebastian Bach is the most noticeable presence. Beethoven is in second place; Brahms is last.
The number of featured instruments, both ancient and modern, is unusually large; solo cello performances, however, are a rare commodity. There are at least five different ethnic offerings, with multiples of Irish and Spanish programs. A surprising number of collaborations between musical groups take place. Certain concerts feature single composers, some of them because of anniversaries.
Musicians with anniversaries, either birth or death, in 2010 and 2011 include Frederic Chopin (born 1810), Robert Schumann (born 1810), Franz Liszt (born 1811), Gustav Mahler (born 1860, died 1911), and Alan Hovhaness (born 1911). All will be performed within easy reach of Princeton.
The Conservatory of Westminster Choir College of Rider University celebrates its own 40th anniversary with a Chopin and Schumann program. Pianist Ena Bronstein Barton plays works by both composers on Saturday, October 30. Barton, already in anniversary mode in July, played a duo-piano recital with Phyllis Lehrer to mark the 50th birthday of the New School for Music Study.
Liszt has a higher profile than usual this season. Andre Watts plays an all-Liszt program at McCarter Theater on Monday, October 25, to celebrate the composer’s 200th birthday. The performance also marks the 40th anniversary of Watts’ first appearance at McCarter. Other Liszt performances have been announced. Pianist Lang Lang performs two Liszt pieces in a performance with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra on Wednesday, September 22. Pianist Pierre Laurent Aimard plays a Liszt work at McCarter on May 3, 2011.
In an all-Schumann vocal recital program, Rutgers’ Mason Gross School of the Arts honors the composer on Thursday, September 16. A Westminster Conservatory Faculty Recital on January 16, 2011, is devoted entirely to the works of American composer Hovhaness, born 100 years ago. Wind players, pianists, and a cello participate.
Johann Sebastian Bach and Carl Orff occupy entire programs at Westminster during the season. Two Bach events are planned. The Westminster Kantorei reconstruct a Bach liturgical service, using original instruments on February 21. The six Bach sonatas for flute and continuo make up a recital on May 20; performers are Katherine McClure, flute; Melissa Burton-Anderson, cello; and Esma Pasic-Filipovic, piano.
Orff’s Carmina Burana fills the evening in a Westminster Choir College program on April 9. In July Mark Laycock conducted the piece in a collaborative program of NJSO and the New Jersey Opera chorus. In 2008 Jacques Lacombe’s impressive management of the work with the NJSO smoothed the way to his appointment as head of the orchestra.
Unusual instruments abound. And water, that wet stuff, takes its place, literally and figuratively, among them. The New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra starts things flowing with a concert called “Water Music” (October 10). The concert includes a commissioned work, “Raritan River Suite,” by Rutgers University composer Ben Williams; the piece is based on themes from “On the Banks of the Old Raritan” and “Rutgers Prayer.” The concert takes place near the water in Highland Park’s Donaldson Park and is a collaboration with Rutgers’ Zimmerli Art Gallery.
Water is the first element in a multi-year exploration by the NJSO, which initiates the journey in its 2011 winter festival; the three-concert mini-series consists of works where water is a theme. On January 8 the NJSO performs Tan Dun’s “Water Concerto,” where water is the featured instrument, as part of its winter festival. NJSO conductor emeritus Neeme Jarvi directs the third concert of the series on January 21.
Princeton Pro Musica puts in its oar by devoting a program to the performance of Vaughan Williams ‘“Sea Symphony” (May 22).
Conventional instruments, relatively infrequently heard, include strings, winds, and percussion. The Princeton University Chapel Spectrum series offers a harp concert (December 1). Jake Shimabukuro plays a ukulele recital at McCarter (October 22). Guitar is the solo instrument with the NJSO (March 17). Benise’s guitar acts as a host in a State Theater show taking the audience around the world by video, and adding performances by dancers and orchestra (November 13).
The recorder family of instruments inspires a Westminster Conservatory Faculty concert (October 10); among them are baroque flute, cornetto, gemshorn, furulya, tin whistle, and ocarina; hurdy-gurdy, psaltery, and theorbo accompany the winds.
Percussion is in the spotlight at several concerts. Derek Bermel, composer in residence at Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study, who is passionately interested in ethnic music, presents an evening of pieces for vibraphone, marimba, and African xylophone (December 10 and 11). Marimba is the solo instrument with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra (January 23). Percussionists solo with the NJSO (January). The Rutgers Percussion Ensemble hits and bangs its equipment (November 14).
Ethnicities represented during the season cover the world from Argentina to Persia. Tango Buenos Aires performs at McCarter (February 21) and the State Theater (March 11). NJSO’s “Arabian Nights” program (February) takes listeners to the Middle East and includes Behzad Ranjbaran’s “Seemorgh” from his “Persian Trilogy for Orchestra,” which is based on an 11th century Persian epic poem; Seemorgh is a magical bird. Iranian born composer Ranjbaran studied at Indiana University and teaches theory at New York’s Juilliard School.
Other ethnicities are also represented by their music. The New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra focuses on Hungarian arias (March 20). NJSO features Spanish music (March 17). Music from Bulgaria is the inspiration for Derek Bermel’s “Thracian Echoes,” played by the Princeton Symphony (March 20).
Irish music turns up in performances by the Chieftains (State Theatre, February 18; McCarter, March 15). Irish vocalist Mary Black performs at McCarter (November 9); Irish fiddler Eileen Ivers appears at the State Theater backed by a band consisting of bass, percussion, harmonica, and accordion (December 10).
Ten operas and musicals are on the agenda for 2010-’11. At press time two operas were still to be selected by Westminster Choir College and one by Boheme Opera.
Most off the beaten track is the English ballad opera “Flora,” written by a number of anonymous musicians, and the first opera to be performed in what is now the United States. In 1735 the work was put on in Charleston, South Carolina. Musical parts were lost after its run at Charleston’s Dock Street Theater. The opera was reconstructed and performed again at this year’s Spoleto Festival in Charleston in May and June. Rutgers’ Mason Gross School of the Arts mounts the opera (November 19 and 21). Pamela Gilmore is in charge.
Other scheduled operas are George Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess” (New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra, April 30), Giacomo Puccini’s “Madame Butterfly” (Opera New Jersey in collaboration with NJSO, February 4), and Puccini’s “Tosca” (Boheme Opera, spring 2011, dates still to be announced).
A number of events have Princeton connections. The Princeton-based American Boychoir collaborates with NJSO in Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 (May). The Boychoir also participates in an NJSO performance of “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” where more than 200 musicians including orchestra, two choruses, and soloists provide a live musical background for a showing of the entire film (June 17 to 19, in Newark).
Princeton’s Westminster Choir College stakes out territory between New York and Philadelphia when it collaborates with major musical organizations. The Symphonic Choir joins NJSO for performances of Ludwig von Beethoven’s Symphony No 9 (September 24). The Choir joins the Dresden Staatskapelle in performances of Johannes Brahms’ “German Requiem” at New York’s Avery Fisher Hall (October 31) and Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center (November 2). Westminster devotes an evening to Princeton composers (January 29).
Derek Bermel, artist in residence at Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study, performs on clarinet in addition to providing his compositions. Bermel, who likes to perform by memory, plays a seamless and supple horn (November 5 and 6, March 11 and 12).
If you want specifics about yet another swathe of performances, subscribe to the monthly calendar of the Princeton Music Department, which is both terse and complete www.Princeton.edu/music, click on monthly events calendar). The calendar covers events at the university as well as in the community. That’s how I found out that the Brentano String Quartet gives a free concert in Richardson on Friday, September 24. (See the U.S. 1 September 22 issue for a preview story.)
Arts Council of Princeton
102 Witherspoon Street, 609-924-8777, www.artscouncilofprinceton.org.
Stanley Alexandrowicz. Classical guitarist presents both 19th century romantic guitar music and contemporary guitar works with some works on a 10-string, double neck, 19th century period instrument. Saturday, November 13.
91 University Place, Princeton, 609-258-2787, www.mccarter.org.
Andre Watts. 40th anniversary of his McCarter debut features an all-Liszt program on piano. $41 and up. Monday, October 25.
At Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University, 609-258-2787, www.mccarter.org.
Bach’s Complete Brandenburgs. Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Note that the concert is on Princeton’s campus. $45 and up. Monday, December 20.
Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra
Princeton Alliance Church, 20 Schalks Crossing Road, Plainsboro, 609-790-9559, www.bravuraphil.org.
Celebrating Arts in West Windsor and Plainsboro. Program includes Rachmaninoff’s “Piano Concerto,” Morton Gould’s “American Salute,” and Rossini’s “Barber of Seville.” Featured musician is Paul von Autenried Jr. on piano, a West Windsor resident. $15 to $25. Sunday, September 26.
Celebrating Holidays from Around the World. Family concert featuring Daphne Su on violin. $15 to $25. Sunday, December 5.
Bucks County Choral Society
Lenape Middle School, 313 West State Street, Doylestown, PA, 215-598-6142, www.buckschoral.org.
A Night at the Opera. Cristina Nassif, soprano; Olivia Vote, mezzo soprano; John Viscardi, tenor; and Scott Conner, bass-baritone. $20. Saturday, October 23.
At St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 301 North Main Street, Doylestown, 215-598-6142, www.buckschoral.org.
Handel’s Messiah. $20. Friday through Sunday, December 10 to 12.
College of New Jersey
Mildred and Ernest Mayo Concert Hall, Ewing, 609-771-2585, www.tcnj.edu.
TCNJ Wind Ensemble. Register. Thursday, November 4.
TCNJ Chamber Music Ensemble. Free. Thursday, December 2.
TCNJ Percussion Ensemble. Free. Friday, December 3.
TCNJ Choirs. Register. Saturday, December 4.
TCNJ Concert Band. Register. Wednesday, December 8.
TCNJ Orchestra. Register. Friday, December 10
Concordia Chamber Players
Trinity Church, Upper York and Sugan road, New Hope, 215-297-5972, www.concordiaplayers.org.
Concert. “The Goldberg Variations in 3D” arranged for string trio of Carmit Zori on violin, Robert Rinehart on viola, and Michelle Djokic on cello. $20. Sunday, October 3.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 84 East Oakland Avenue, Doylestown, PA, 609-466-8541, www.drydenensemble.org.
Queen Christina in Rome. The saga of the Swedish queen who gave up her throne for music, art, and religion in Rome. With actors Roberta Maxwell and Paul Hecht. $35. Saturday, November 20.
At Miller Chapel, Princeton Theological Seminary, 609-466-8541, www.drydenensemble.org.
Queen Christina in Rome. See above description. Sunday, November 21.
Patriots Theater, War Memorial, Trenton, 609-396-5522, www.trentonsymphony.org.
New Year’s Eve Concert. $25 to $65. Friday, December 31.
Grounds For Sculpture
18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, 609-586-0616, www.groundsforsculpture.org.
Guild for Early Music. Annual festival features music from the Medieval, renaissance, baroque, and Early American eras. Bliss Michelson, Allan Kelly, and Marjorie Herman perform. Visitors may try some of the unusual musical instruments. Free with admission. Sunday, October 17.
Opera New Jersey: Holiday Fare. Holiday concert. Free with admission to the park. Wednesday, December 8.
Hopewell Valley Chorus
Unitarian Universalist Church at Washington Crossing, 268 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville, 609-737-3177.
Holiday Concert. “Snow Had Fallen, Snow on Snow,” a program of sacred and secular music about snow with arrangements by Berlioz, Menotti, Lauridsen, Loesser, and Berlin. $15. Friday, December 10.
Institute for Advanced Study
Wolfensohn Hall, Einstein Drive, Princeton, 609-951-4458, www.ias.edu.
Edward T. Cone Concert Series. Borromeo String Quartet with Derek Bermel, clarinet; Paul Neubauer, viola; and Fred Sherry, cello. Free. Friday and Saturday, November 5 and 6.
Edward T. Cone Concert Series. Mallet Madness with Joe Locke, vibraphone; Lisa Pegher, marimba; and Bernard Woma, dagara gyil (African xylophone). Free. Friday and Saturday, December 10 and 11.
Edith Memorial Chapel, Lawrenceville, 609-620-6026, www.lawrenceville.org.
Joan Lippincott. Organ concert on the Woods Family organ presented by professor emerita of organ at Westminster Choir College and former Princeton University principal organist. In celebration of the school’s bicentennial anniversary. Free. Saturday, October 16.
Le Triomphe de l’Amour
Unitarian Church of Princeton, Cherry Hill Road, 609-252-0522, www.triomphebaroque.org.
20th Anniversary Season. “Handel and Friends at Home” includes instrumental sonatas for solo violin, viola da gamba, and recorder by Handel, Abel, Geminiani, and other songs by English composers of the mid-18th century. Members are Laura Heimes, John Burkhalter, Donna Fournier, and Janet Palumbo. Pre-concert talk. $20. Saturday, October 30.
Mason Gross School of the Arts
Schare Recital Hall, New Brunswick, 732-932-7511, www.masongross.rutgers.edu.
Schumann Anniversary Performance. James Barbato, tenor; Sezi Seskir, piano. Free. Thursday, September 16.
At the Nicholas Music Center, 85 George Street, New Brunswick, 732-932-7511, www.masongross.rutgers.edu.
Rutgers Symphony Orchestra. “A Fantastique Gala.” $25. Saturday, October 2.
Rutgers Wind Ensemble. Free. Friday, October 15.
Rutgers Symphony Band. Free. Thursday, October 21.
Rutgers Glee Club Alumni Concert. Free. Saturday, October 23.
Helix!. Free. Sunday, October 24.
Rutgers Wind Ensemble. Free. Friday, November 12.
Rutgers Symphony Orchestra. $25. Saturday, November 13.
Rutgers Percussion Ensemble. Free. Sunday, November 14.
Rutgers Sinfonia. Free. Wednesday, November 17.
Flora. English ballad opera featuring Musica Raritana Period Instrument Orchestra. $10. Friday through Sunday, November 19 to 21.
Sounds of Chamber Music. Karina Bruk coordinates the event. Free. Sunday, December 5.
Rutgers Children’s Choir. Free. Sunday, December 5.
Rutgers Symphony Band. Free. Thursday, December 9.
Rutgers Symphony Orchestra. $25. Friday, December 10.
Rutgers Wind Ensemble. Free. Monday, December 13.
At Kirkpatrick Chapel, New Brunswick, 732-932-7511, www.masongross.rutgers.edu.
Kirkpatrick Choir. $10. Friday, November 5.
Rutgers University Choir. Free. Saturday, November 20.
Collegium Musicum. Renaissance vocal ensemble. Free. Monday, November 22.
Christmas in Carol and Song. Rutgers Glee Club and Kirkpatrick Choir. $20. Saturday, December 11.
Christmas in Carol and Song. Rutgers Glee Club and Kirkpatrick Choir. $20. Sunday, December 12.
At Voorhees Chapel, 5 Chapel Drive, New Brunswick, 732-932-7511, www.masongross.rutgers.edu.
Voorhees Choir. Annual candlelight concert. Free. Saturday, December 4.
91 University Place, Princeton, 609-258-2787, www.mccarter.org.
Pinchas Zukerman and Yefim Bronfman. Two master musicians collaborate for violin, viola, and piano recital. $46 and up. Monday, November 15.
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University, 800-ALLEGRO, www.njsymphony.org.
Romeo and Juliet. Program of Berlioz, Tchaikovsky, and Delius with Julian Kuerti, conductor; and Ray Chen on violin. $20 to $82. Friday, October 1.
Bronfman Plays Brahms. Jacques Lacombe, conductor; Yefim Bronfman, piano. $20 to $82. Friday, November 5.
At the State Theater, 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick.
Romeo and Juliet. Program of Berlioz, Tchaikovsky, and Delius with Julian Kuerti, conductor; and Ray Chen on violin. $20 to $82. Saturday, October 2.
Russian Tales. Jacques Lacombe, conductor; Dudana Mazmanishvili, piano. $20 to $82. Saturday, October 30.
Enigma Variations. Jacques Lacombe, conductor; Eric Wyrick, violin. $20 to $82. Sunday, November 28.
At the War Memorial, Trenton.
Best of Mozart. David Lockington, conductor; Bart Feller, flute; Robert Ingliss, oboe; Karl Herman, clarinet; Robert Wagner, bassoon; and Lucinda-Lewis, horn. $20 to $82. Friday, October 15.
Our Lady of Peace Church, 277 Washington Place, North Brunswick, 888-744-5668, www.philomusica.org.
Choral Concert. “A Festival of Magnificats” features works of Morales, Part, and Howells, a cappella and organ accompanied. $9 to $18. Saturday and Sunday, December 4 and 5.
Choral Concert. “A Festival of Magnificats” features works of Morales, Part, and Howells, a cappella and organ accompanied. $9 to $18. Sunday, December 5.
Princeton Pro Musica
Princeton University Chapel, 609-683-5122, www.princetonpromusica.org.
Coronation Anthems and Mass. Music of Handel and Mozart. $25 to $45. Saturday, October 23.
At Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University, 609-683-5122, www.princetonpromusica.org.
Christmas Oratorio. J.S. Bach. Frances Fowler Slade conducts. $25 to $55. Friday, December 17.
Princeton Symphony Orchestra
Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University, 609-497-0020, www.princetonsymphony.org.
Power, Passion, and Grace. Guest artist, violinist Leila Josefowicz, performs in the New Jersey premiere of Steven Mackey’s “Beautiful Passing,” a work that was tailored for her by the composer. Mackey is a music professor at Princeton, where he teaches composition, theory, 20th century music, and improvisation. The program also includes Mozart’s overture to “The Magic Flute” and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5. Rossen Milanov conducts. Pre-concert lecture at 3 p.m. $16 to $64. Sunday, October 3.
The Eternal Feminine. Guest artist, soprano Disella Larusdottir, performs in Richard Strauss’ “Morgen” and “Amor,” and Jean Sibelius’ “Luonnotar.” The Women of the Westminster Williamson Voices performs in music of Wagner and Debussy. Rossen Milanov conducts. Pre-concert lecture at 3 p.m. $16 to $64. Sunday, November 14.
Pops: The Holiday Concert. Seasonal favorites, symphonic classic, Princeton High School Choir, sing-along. $20 to $64. Saturday, December 18.
Chapel, 609-258-3654, www.princeton.edu.
Concert. Free. Thursdays, September 23 through December 9.
Phantom of the Opera. Silent movie with organ accompaniment by Michael Britt. $10. Friday, October 15.
Jazz Sundays. Free. Sunday, October 17.
Jazz Vespers. Free. Wednesday, November 10.
Concert. Free. Thursday, November 11.
Organ Recital. “Vive La France!” featuring organ music of French composers with performance by Eric Plutz. $15. Friday, November 12.
Harp Extravaganza. Recital featuring the harp students of Elaine Christy. Free. Wednesday, December 1.
Advent Vespers. “Nova! Nova!” presented by the Chapel Choir conducted by Penna Rose. Free. Sunday, December 5.
Messiah Sing. Community sing with organ, strings, and trumpet. $5. Monday, December 13.
Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols. A service of readings and music featuring the Chapel Choir and a cappella groups. Free. Wednesday, December 15.
Princeton University Concerts
Taplin Auditorium, 609-258-5000, www.princeton.edu/utickets.
Composition Colloquium. Danny Holt on percussion and piano. Free. Thursday, September 23.
At Richardson Auditorium, 609-258-9220, www.princeton.edu/puconcerts.
Concert Classics. The Muir String Quartet performs music of Haydn, Janacek, and Dvorak. $20 to $40. Thursday, September 23.
Brentano String Quartet. Performers in residence perform music of Haydn, Berg, and Beethoven. Free. Friday, September 24.
Concert Classics. 80th Birthday Recital featuring Ivan Moravec on piano. $20 to $40. Thursday, October 14.
Richardson Chamber Players. $10 to $20. Sunday, November 7.
Concert Classics. The Colorado String Quartet. $20 to $40. Thursday, November 11.
Gill Chapel, Lawrenceville, 609-895-5781, www.rider.edu.
Rider University Chorale. Parents weekend concert. Free. Saturday, November 6.
Rider University Chorale. Holiday concert. Free. Sunday, December 5.
Church of St. John, 44 Bridge Street, Lambertville, 609-397-7300. www.riversidesymphoniaorg.
From Prague to Vienna. The program includes works of Mozart, Dvorak, and Bach. $50 to $75. Saturday, October 2.
15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, 732-246-7469, www.StateTheatreNJ.org.
BBC Concert Orchestra. Keith Lockhart conducts a program featuring works of Mendelssohn and Williams. $32 to $72. Sunday, November 7.
Steinway Musical Society
Jacobs Music, 2540 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville, 609-434-0222, www.princetonol.com/groups/steinway.
Sunday Musicale Series. Beatrice Long on piano with works by Beethoven, Liszt, and Prokofiev. $18. Sunday, October 10.
Sunday Musicale Series. Inessa Glyzerova on piano with works by Beethoven, Liszt, and Chopin. $18. Sunday, November 14.
Music Together, 225 Pennington-Hopewell Road, Hopewell, 609-397-0756, www.voiceschorale.org.
Masquerade Magic. Music, magic, food, and wine. $45. Saturday, October 30.
Young Composers Concert. Celebrate the musical talents of the children ages 5 to 12 who participated in this year’s contest. Free-will donation. Monday, November 8.
Holiday Concert. For children of all ages. $10; $25 per family. Saturday, December 4.
At St. Paul Church, 214 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-397-0756, www.voiceschorale.org.
Christmas from Poland and France Concert. With St. Paul Children’s choirs. $20; or $45 per family. Saturday, December 18.
Westminster Choir College
Princeton High School Performing Arts Center, Walnut Lane, 609-921-2663.
Family Weekend Concert. Westminster Chapel Choir conducted by Amanda Quist. Free. Saturday, November 6.
Opera. Title to be announced. $20. Friday, December 3.
At Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University, 609-258-9220, www.rider.edu/arts.
Westminster Williamson Voices. Debussy’s “Nocturnes” with the Princeton Symphony. Register at www.princetonsymphony.org. Sunday, November 14.
At Williamson Hall, 609-921-2663, www.rider.edu.
Faculty Recital Series. Holiday guitar concert featues Mark Johnstone on guitar. Free. Friday, December 17.
Faculty Series. Kenneth Ellison, clarinet, and Galina Prilutskaya, piano, perform music by Johannes Brahms. Free. Thursday, September 16.
At Bristol Chapel, Princeton, 609-921-2663, www.rider.edu.
Stefan Young. Piano recital featuring works by Beethoven, Chopin, Ravel, Debussy, Liszt, and Young. Free. Sunday, September 26.
Ken Cowan. Organ concert featuring Widor, Bach, and Dupre. Free. Wednesday, September 29.
Bristol Chapel, Princeton, 609-921-2663, www.rider.edu.
Elem Eley and Faith Esham. Wolf’s Italienisches Liederbuch. J.J. Penna on piano. Free. Sunday, October 3.
Faculty Recital. “Recorders Galore and So Much More.” Free. Sunday, October 10.
Scott McCoy. J.J. Penna on piano. Free. Wednesday, October 13.
40th Anniversary Concert. Ena Bronstein Barton presents works by Robert Schumann and Frederic Chopin in honor of the 300th anniversary of their births. Saturday, October 30.
Westminster Choir Concert. Preview of the 2011 tour program. $20. Sunday, November 14.
Westminster Jubilee Singers. “A Time of Gratitude,” a jazz and sacred music vesper. J. Donald Dumpson conducts. $20. Sunday, November 21.
Faculty Recital. “Twice the Fun: Music for Two Voices.” Danielle Sinclair, soprano; Denise Mihalik, mezzo soprano, and Kathy Shanklin, piano. Free. Sunday, November 28.
Westminster Concert Bell Choir. Holiday concert. Kathleen Ebling Shaw conducts. $20. Saturday, December 4.
Westminster Conservatory Community Chorus and Concert Choir. “The Christmas Spirit.” Devin Mariman conducts. $20. Saturday, December 18.
At Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University, 609-258-9220, www.rider.edu/arts.
Westminster Community Orchestra. “Autumnal Strains” includes works by Glazunov, Schubert, and Brahms. $15. Sunday, October 10.
At Niles Chapel, Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street, Princeton.
Faculty Series. Loeffler Trio with Melissa Bohl on oboe, Marjorie Selden on viola, and Kathy Shanklin on piano. Free. Thursday, October 21.
Faculty Series. Melissa Burton Anderson on cello and Clipper Erickson on piano. Free. Thursday, November 18.