Among the usual world-class musical offerings set for our area during the 2013-’14 season, one stands out because of its drama and singularity: Caroline Shaw’s Pulitzer Prize-winning “Partita for Eight Voices,” performed under the auspices of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra.
The final entry in the PSO’s free four-program chamber series, “Partita” has been scheduled for Sunday, March 9, at Wolfensohn Hall at the Institute for Advanced Study. The work is a vocal version of a baroque dance suite in four movements — Allemande, Sarabande, Courante, and Passacaglia. Shaw wrote the piece during three successive summers for Roomful of Teeth, the vocal octet in which Shaw sings alto (you can hear the work on carolineshaw.com).
The Pulitzer citation described it as an “a cappella work embracing speech, whispers, sighs, murmurs, wordless melodies, and novel vocal effects.” Jeremy Geffen, director of artistic planning at Carnegie Hall and chairman of the Pulitzer jury, said “She changes gears quickly and easily, and every turn is unexpected and full of joy.”
Steven Mackey, chair of Princeton University’s music department, where Shaw has been a composition graduate student since 2010, notes that this is the first Pulitzer Prize awarded to a member of the department.
PSO says that the presentation will also be a “runoff” to several other venues, including Princeton Windrows, Stonebridge at Montgomery, the Monroe Township Library, and the College of New Jersey, on dates to be determined.
After earning a master’s degree in violin from Yale, Shaw paid the rent by accompanying dance classes on piano, violin, and percussion. “Every day, you have to make three hours of music, just randomly improvising,” she told the New York Times’ Zachary Woolfe. “And that’s a great way to weed out stuff.”
Shaw has had a direct connection with the PSO. She has occasionally performed as a member of the violin section of the orchestra.
The year 2014 has a relatively small number of anniversaries. Most significantly, on an international scale, is the 150th anniversary of Richard Strauss’ birth. The PSO is among the performing groups celebrating Strauss’ birth; its Sunday, November 3, program includes two of his pieces. The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra marks the Strauss anniversary by programming his compositions in four different sets of concerts during November, January, March, and May.
Strauss’ biography is the point of departure for a programming tangent for NJSO’s music director, Jacques Lacombe, who is ever on the lookout for unexpected connections. “The 150th anniversary of Richard Strauss in 2014 was our starting point,” Lacombe says. “Since he was not only a composer, but also a conductor, we thought that a unique way to celebrate Strauss this season would be to perform not only music he wrote but also music written by composers who were conductors.”
Lacombe honors also the centenary of a composition, Giuseppe Verdi’s “Requiem,” scheduling the monumental work by the composer known for his operas in April. The collaborating choir comes from Montclair State University.
The year that Verdi wrote his Requiem is the year when Princeton philanthropist and Bach scholar William Scheide was born. The high profile celebration of Scheide’s 100th birthday takes place on Saturday, January 25, with the performance of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, the Choral Symphony. Mark Laycock, Scheide’s favorite conductor, leads the Vienna Chamber Orchestra in the performance. The Symphonic Choir of Westminster Choir College of Rider University collaborates.
Throughout recent years Scheide has sponsored performances by noteworthy orchestras, with Laycock conducting. In summer, 2013, he imported Laycock to conduct the Philadelphia Orchestra in a concert so memorable that its memory lingers months after the event.
The birth of Benjamin Britten in 1913 continues to play a role in programming for the 2013-’14 season. More than a handful of his works are scheduled during the year. Westminster Choir College of Rider University devotes an entire program to him when the Kaleidoscope Chamber Series plays an all-Britten program on Sunday, November 10. Rutgers’ Mason Gross School mounts a concert staged version of his opera “The Rape of Lucretia” on Saturday, November 16.
Collaborations that depart from the conventional abound. Princeton University Concerts and McCarter Theater co-sponsor a performance by mandolin player — that’s right — Chris Thile, winner of a MacArthur genius award, on Thursday, October 24. Thile’s horizons extend to bluegrass, classical rock, and jazz. He draws from his classical roots by playing Johann Sebastian Bach, and includes the present-day scene by presenting his own compositions and contemporary music.
McCarter collaborates with the Princeton Music Department in presenting the music of the young (32 years old) and prolific composer Nico Muhly, whose incidental music accompanied McCarter’s performance of Shakespeare’s “A Winter’s Tale” last season and his opera “Two Boys” appears this fall at the Metropolitan Opera. Assisted by banjo, voice, and viola, Muhly performs on Friday, April 25.
Working together, New Brunswick’s State Theater joins the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra in three programs. The Beatles’ 50th anniversary is honored on Saturday, February 8. (McCarter Theater offers its own multi-media Beatles extravaganza also on Friday, February 14.) A Sunday, April 27, program celebrates the 75th anniversary of the film “The Wizard of Oz” by showing the movie while the NJSO plays the score. On Sunday, June 8, the two organizations collaborate in “Cirque de la Symphonie”; a troupe of aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, and strong men perform while the NJSO plays classical music at the State Theater.
A triple collaboration is that of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra, the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra, and the Princeton University Art Museum on Sunday, October 6. Derek Bermel’s “Migration Series,” a concerto for jazz band and orchestra, portrays scenes from Jacob Lawrence’s paintings depicting the migration of African-Americans in the early 20th century. A reception and private viewing of the Museum’s African-American art collection follow the concert. Composer Bermel has Princeton connections. His stint as artist-in-residence at the Institute for Advanced Study ended this summer.
Other collaborations among other organizations add spice to the season.
In addition to collaborating with others, Princeton University Concerts contributes its independent selection of appealing events. Once again, Marna Seltzer, current director of the formerly staid concert series, has devised new ways of stretching the boundaries of the series.
The concert series this year adds “Meet the Music,” two performances for children ages 6 to 12 and their families, on Saturday, November 16, and Saturday, March 15. The engaging Bruce Adolphe hosts the performances by members of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
Premieres of compositions by Princeton University graduate students are incorporated in the program of the Nash Ensemble of London on, Thursday, April 3. Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato gives her only United States recital of the season as part of the Princeton concert series on Thursday, March 27.
Under the auspices of Princeton University Concerts, Gallicantus, a new vocal group, directed by Gabriel Crouch, director of Princeton’s Choral Programs, and devoted to Renaissance music, presents a musical/historical footnote to the solidarity of European Catholics during the period before religious toleration was accepted. The music is by William Byrd and Philippe de Monte. The date is Saturday, April 26.
The series opens with a performance of all the Bela Bartok string quartets over two evenings, Thursday and Friday, October 10 and 11, by the Takacs String Quartet, a frequent visitor to Princeton. The Bartok quartets have been the core of the Takacs Quartet’s repertoire since the group was founded in Budapest in 1975.
Among other performers is the Danish String Quartet, which includes “A Journey Through Scandinavian Folk Music” in its Thursday, February 6, performance. The Scandinavian selections are among the excursions into world music scheduled for the area.
Other world-music components can be heard at McCarter Theater, the Princeton Theological Seminary, Westminster Choir College, New Brunswick’s State Theater, and Rutgers’ Mason Gross School of Music. The lineup at McCarter includes music from Mali (Vieux Farka Toure, Friday, October 18), Weimar Germany (Max Raabe & Palast Orchester, Tuesday, March 4), and the Middle East (Simon Shaheen, oud and violin, Friday, May 9).
Westminster Choir College celebrates Sarajevo and its multicultural heritage Sunday, September 22. New Brunswick’s State Theater presents Bela Fleck’s international banjo bonanza (Sunday, October 13), Chinese music by the Beijing Symphony (Saturday, October 19), Hungarian folk music and dance (Saturday, November 9), and music from South Africa (Sunday, February 23). Rutgers’ Mason Gross School has scheduled Korean music for Monday, October 7.
Princeton composers are noticeable in the year’s offerings. Caroline Shaw and Derek Bermel have already been mentioned. On Friday, September 27, the Brentano Quartet, in residence at Princeton University, plays “One Red Rose,” in which Princeton University professor Steve Mackey honors the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John Kennedy; the piece premiered at Carnegie Hall in 2012. The Princeton University Orchestra has scheduled music by Princeton University’s Paul Lansky in October.
On Sunday, March 16, Westminster Choir College presents music by Paul W. Hofreiter and Paul C. Hofreiter, father and son, both associated with WCC; the close personal and professional association between the two was broken with the untimely death of father Paul W. in 2008. On Sunday, April 6, Westminster Conservatory composers are featured in a program on the Kaleidoscope Chamber Series.
In two December performances, Princeton’s jazz composers step forward. “Ballad for Trayvon Martin” by Anthony Branker, founder and director of the Princeton program in jazz studies, can be heard on Thursday and Friday, December 5 and 6. The piece calls for jazz quartet and saxophone soloist with orchestra. The same program includes the world premiere of a work by David Sanford, who earned a Princeton doctorate in 1998.
Pieces to be heard for the first time in our area include other world premieres, United States premieres, and New Jersey premieres. The NJSO opens its season with a world premiere by New Jersey jazz composer Geri Allen. It will be played during the orchestra’s performance at the State Theater in New Brunswick on Saturday, September 8.
Opera surfaces among the 2013-’14 events. Westminster Choir College has scheduled Donizetti’s “La Fille du Regiment” on Friday and Saturday, January 17 and 18; to be announced are operas in December and April. As noted earlier Rutgers’ Mason Gross School presents Britten’s “Rape of Lucretia” on Saturday, November 16.
Yet nowhere will opera be more visible (and audible) than with the 25th anniversary season of the area’s Boheme Opera. Events include concerts with the Boheme Opera Orchestra and vocalists at the Mercer County Italian American Festival at Mercer County Park, Sunday, September 29; Verdi’s 200th Birthday Concert, Richardson Auditorium at Alexander Hall, Saturday, October 26; Broadway Holidays, Grounds For Sculpture, Friday, December 13; Boheme 25th Anniversary Reunion Operathon, a live broadcast in collaboration with WWFM, yhe Classical Network, Grounds For Sculpture, Sunday, January 26; and a fully staged production of Verdi’s “La Traviata” at the College of New Jersey Center for the Arts, Kendall Main Stage Theater on Friday, March 28, and Sunday, March 30.
A wealth of music of all sorts awaits listeners in central New Jersey.
75 Mapleton Road, Plainsboro, 888-BOYCHOIR, www.americanboychoir.org.
Open House and Open Rehearsal. For boys in grades 4 to 8 and their parents. Free. Monday, September 30.
Boheme Opera NJ
Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton, 609-396-2435, www.bohemeopera.com.
Broadway Holidays. Free concert. Friday, December 13.
Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University, 609-396-2435, www.bohemeopera.com.
Verdi’s 200th Birthday Concert. Concert features a quartet of singers with the orchestra. Register. Saturday, October 26.
Princeton Alliance Church, 20 Schalks Crossing Road, Plainsboro, 609-790-9559, www.bravuraphil.org.
Concert. $15 to $25. Sunday, September 29.
Concert. $15 to $25. Sunday, December 8.
Mildred and Ernest Mayo Concert Hall, Ewing, 609-771-2065, www.tcnj.edu.
Steinway Benefit Concert. Pre-concert at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, October 10.
Robin Johnannsen. Concert by a soprano. Post performance reception. Saturday, November 2.
126 Sculptors Way, Hamilton, 609-586-0616, www.groundsforsculpture.org.
Festival of the Guild for Early Music. Music from the medieval, renaissance, baroque, and Early American eras. The program includes more than a dozen ensembles, instrumental and vocal. There will also be strolling musicians in the park and exhibition buildings. WWFM Classical Network introduces performers. $12 includes park admission. Sunday, October 13.
Wolfensohn Hall, Einstein Drive, Princeton, 609-734-8228, www.ias.edu.
Edward T. Cone Concert Series. Cassatt String Quartet with Muneko Otani and Jennifer Leshnower on violin, Sarah Adams on viola, and Nicole Johnson on cello present Music by Shostakovich and Ravel, and a New Jersey premiere of Bruce Adolphe’s “Mary Cassatt: Scenes from Her Life.” Also Saturday, October 12. Register. Free. Friday, October 11.
81 Somerset Street, New Brunswick, 732-932-7511, www.masongross.rutgers.edu.
Kirkpatrick Choir. Two Generations: From Britten and Britain. Patrick Gardner directs. $15. Saturday, November 9.
Mason Gross School
Nicholas Music Center, 85 George Street, New Brunswick, 732-932-7511, www.masongross.rutgers.edu.
Rutgers Symphony Orchestra. Romeo & Juliet. Kynan Johns directs. $15. Saturday, October 5.
Music of Gerald Chenoweth. $15. Sunday, October 6.
91 University Place, 609-258-2787, www.mccarter.org.
Richard Thompson and Teddy Thompson. British folk and rock legend. $10 to $45. Friday, October 4.
Chris Botti. Trumpet master. $30 to $65. Saturday, October 5.
Yuji Wang. Piano recital includes music by Chopin, Granados, Soler, and Scarlatti. $20 to $52. Monday, October 21.
The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. Concert includes rock oldies by Steppenwolf, The Who, Sex Pistols, Nirvana, David Bowie, and the Beatles. $20 to $50. Thursday, November 7.
Joshua Bell and Sam Haywood. Bell on violin and Haywood on piano. $30 to $72. Friday, November 8.
Audra McDonald. Star of Broadway, television, opera, film, and concert stage. $20 to $56. Friday, November 22.
Bach’s Brandenburgs. The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center performs all six Brandenburg Concerti. $20-62. Monday, December 16.
Richardson Auditorium, 609-258-2787, www.mccarter.org.
Mariinsky Orchestra. Concert includes Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain, Rachmaninoff’s Isle of the Dead, and Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony. Ignat Solzhenitsyn conducts. Note location. $65 and $75. Tuesday, October 8.
Chris Thile. Mandolin concert features music from his new Bach recording, contemporary music, and his own compositions. In association with Princeton University Concerts. $35. Thursday, October 24.
Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University, 800-ALLEGRO, www.njsymphony.org.
Lacombe and Gluzman. Jacques Lacombe conducts. Vadim Gluzman on violin. Works of Berlioz, Bernstein, and Tchaikovsky. $20 to $82. Friday, October 25.
State Theater, 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, 800-ALLEGRO, www.njsymphony.org.
Promise of the New World. Jacques Lacombe conducts. Concert includes works by Dvorak, Ellington, and Allen. Features Geri Allen on piano and Afro Blue vocal ensemble. $20 to $82. Saturday, September 28.
Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto. Christoph Konig conducts. Lukas Vondracek on piano. Works by Kodaly, Schumann, and Tchaikovsky. $20 to $82. Saturday, November 2.
Sitkovetsky: Conductor and Violinist. Works by Prokofiev, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and Stravinsky. $20 to $82. Sunday, November 17.
Lacombe Leads Concerto for Orchestra. Works by Liebermann, Ravel, and Bartok. Adam Golka on piano. $20 to $82. Sunday, December 1.
Home for the Holidays. Thomas Wilkins conducts. John Pizzarelli on guitar and vocals. New Jersey High School Holiday Chorus and Salvation Army Montclair Citadel Band with the orchestra. $20 to $82. Sunday, December 15.
85 George Street, New Brunswick, 732-932-7511.
Rutgers Wind Ensemble. Kraig Williams conducts. Featuring Jonathan Blumenfeld on the oboe. $15. Friday, October 18.
Rutgers Symphony Band. Darryl Bott directs. $15. Thursday, October 24.
HELIX! New Music Ensemble. Paul Hoffman directs. $15. Sunday, October 27.
Rutgers Symphony Orchestra. Time for Brahams. Kynan Johns directs. $15. Saturday, November 2.
Rutgers Classical Players. Music of Mozart and His Contemporaries. Douglas Lundeen directs. $15. Thursday, November 7.
Rutgers Chamber Wind and Brass Band. A Few Strings Attached: Dvorak Serenade for Winds. Kraig Williams and Stephen Arthur Allen direct. $15. Friday, November 8.
Rutgers Percussion Ensemble. Joe Tompkins directs. $15. Sunday, November 10.
Rutgers Sinfonia. Kynan Johns directs. $15. Wednesday, November 20.
Faculty Recital: Min Kwon and Friends. With Mason Gross faculty and pianists from Min Kwon’s studio. $15. Thursday, November 21.
Rutgers Brass Ensemble. Jerry Peel directs. $15. Friday, November 22.
Rutgers Symphony Band. Darryl Bott directs. $15. Thursday, December 5.
Rutgers Symphony Orchestra. Strauss: An Early Birthday Celebration. Kynan Johns directs. Featuring cellist Alan Stepansky. $15. Friday, December 6.
Sounds of Chamber Music. $15. Sunday, December 8.
Rutgers Wind Ensemble. Prevailing Winds: Maslanka’s Fourth Symphony. Kraig Williams directs. Featuring Charles Ross on the timpani. $15. Tuesday, December 10.
Ocean Grove Camp
54 Pitman Avenue, 800-590-4064, www.oceangrove.org.
St. Peter’s by the Sea. “An American in Paris: A Parisian in America” presented by the 45 member orchestra. $20 to $25. Saturday, September 14.
MidAtlantic Opera Presents Verdiana. Soloists perform arias and ensembles by Giuseppe Verdi in honor of his 200th birthday. $25. Saturday, September 21.
All Saints Church, 16 All Saints Road, Princeton, 609-451-0608, http://www.operamodo.com.
Gounod’s Faust. $25. Friday and Saturday, October 25 and 26.
Our Lady of Peace Church, 1740 Route 130 North, North Brunswick., 888-744-5668, www.philomusica.org.
Concert. “Wonder Tidings.” $17 to $19. Saturday and Sunday, December 7 and 8.
Princeton Pro Musica
Patriots Theater, Trenton War Memorial, Trenton, 609-683-5122, www.princetonpromusica.org.
Concert. Handel’s Messiah. $25 to $55. Sunday, December 22.
Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University, 609-683-512.
Concert. “Beat! Beat! Drums,” a concert for Veterans Day. $25 to $55. Saturday, November 9.
Princeton Society of
Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 50 Cherry Hill Road, Princeton, 609-587-7123, www.princetonol.com/groups/psma.
Choral Reading. Patrick Gardner conducts chorus, orchestra, and soloists in Brahms “Requiem.” All singers are invited to join. No auditions. Vocal scores provided. Refreshments. $10. Sunday, October 13.
Choral Reading. Sun Min Lee conducts chorus, orchestra, and soloists in Beethoven’s Mass in C and Choral Fantasy. All singers are invited to join. No auditions. Vocal scores provided. Refreshments. $10. Sunday, November 10.
Choral Reading. Jason Tramm conducts chorus, orchestra, and soloists in Saint-Saens Christmas Oratorio and Brittne’s Ceremony of Carols. All singers are invited to join. No auditions. Vocal scores provided. Refreshments. $10. Sunday, December 8.
Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University, 609-497-0020, www.princetonsymphony.org.
Eternal Light. Works by Aaron Jay Kernis and Richard Strauss feature cellist Susan Babini. Rossen Milanov conducts. Pre-concert talk at 3 p.m. $25 to $75. Sunday, November 3.
Wolfensohn Hall, Institute for Advanced Study, 609-497-0020.
Chamber Series. American Brass. Free. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to order. Sunday, October 20.
Chamber Series. Baroque and Blue. Free. E-mail email@example.com to order. Tuesday, December 10.
Richardson Auditorium, 609-258-9220, puorchestra.org.
Princeton University Orchestra. Works by Paul Lansky, Mozart, and Holst. Conducted by Michael Pratt. Register. Also October 19. $15. Friday, October 18.
Princeton University Glee Club. Annual football concert with the chamber choir, a 100 year old tradition as Princeton hosts Yale. Conducted by Gabriel Crouch. Register. $15. Friday, November 15.
Princeton University Orchestra. World premiere of “Ballad for Trayvon Martin for Orchestra and Jazz Quartet” by Anthony D.J. Branker. Ralph Bowen is tenor saxophone soloist. The university’s jazz ensemble also performs. Also works by David Sandford, Beethoven, and Dvorak. Conducted by Michael Pratt and J.J. Warshaw. Register. Also December 6. $15. Thursday, December 5.
Princeton University Glee Club. Holiday concert with the chamber choir features Bach’s Magnificat, BWV 243. Conducted by Gabriel Crouch. Register. $15. Sunday, December 8.
Richardson Auditorium, 609-258-2800, princetonuniversityconcerts.org.
Brentano String Quartet. Concert features works by Beethoven, Steven Mackey, and Mendellsohn. Register. Free. Friday, September 27.
Takacs String Quartet. The six Bartok string quartets will be performed in two evenings. Continues Friday, October 11. $20 to $45. Thursday, October 10.
Chris Thile. Mandolin concert features transciptions of the Bach Violin Sonatas and Partitas and other contemporary works. $35. In conjunction with McCarter Theater. Thursday, October 24.
St. Lawrence String Quartet. Works by Haydn, R. Murray Schafer, and Dvorak. $20 to $45. Thursday, November 7.
Richardson Chamber Players. “Brass Bonanza,” a program of works by Gabrieti, Gershwin, Boehme, Sanford, and Brahms performed by the resident ensemble. $15. Sunday, November 10.
Meet the Music. Family concert for ages 6 to 12 and their families presented by musicians from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Music of Telemann, Handel, Bach, and more. features works by Beethoven, Steven Mackey, and Mendelssohn. Register. $10. Saturday, November 16.
Behzod Abduraimov. Works by Beethoven, Schubert, Ravel, and Saint-Saens performed in piano concert. $20 to $45. Thursday, November 21.
Schare Recital Hall
Marryott Music Building, George Street, New Brunswick, 732-932-7511, www.masongross.rutgers.edu.
Mason Gross Presents: Apollo’s Muse. Cantatas from 17th century Rome. Featuring Julianne Baird, soprano; Christa Patton, baroque harp; and Rebecca Cypess, clavictherium. Free. Sunday, October 6.
Mason Gross Presents: Ekmeles Vocal Group. Free. Saturday, October 26.
Rutgers Opera Workshop. Recital of English contemporary arias. Pam Gilmore produces. Free. Wednesday, November 13.
15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, 732-246-7469, www.StateTheatreNJ.org.
Opera in Cinema: Teatro Comunale di Bologna. HD screening. $12. Tuesday, October 15.
Cinema: Live from Red Square. HD screening of concert by Anna Netrebko and Dmitri Hvorostovsky. $12. Monday, November 4.
Cinema: Hansel and Gretel. Engelbert Humperdinck’s classic fairy tale. Sung in French with English subtitles. $12. Monday, December 9.
Beijing Symphony Orchestra. $35-70. Saturday, October 19.
Vienna Boys Choir presents Christmas in Vienna. $27 to $52. Wednesday, December 11.
Salute to Vienna. $47-107. Tuesday, December 31.
Jacobs Music, 2540 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville, 609-434-0222, www.princetonol.com/groups/steinway.
Sunday Musicale Series. Pianist Sylvie Webb in concert of works by Bach, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and Franck. Refreshments follow the performance. $18. Sunday, September 15.
Princeton University Art Museum, 866-846-7464, www.princetonsingers.org.
Dante’s Dreams. Dante’s commedia comes to life. $25. Saturday, September 28.
Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street, Princeton.
A Child’s Christmas in Wales. Narrated by Christopher Coucill. $25. Friday, December 13.
Unitarian Universalist Congregation
50 Cherry Hill Road, Princeton, 609-924-1604, www.uuprinceton.org.
Keith Calmes. Classical guitar recital features the premiere performances of Suite by Czeck composer Stepan Rak and an Indian-inspired piece by Calmes. New music by Maximo Pujol, Tim Broege, Kevin Siegfried, and others. Free-will donation. Sunday, September 15.
Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street, Princeton, 609-799-2211, www.voiceschorale.org.
Holiday Concert. “Christmastide: Choral Gems Through the Centuries.” $25. Saturday, December 14.
5 Chapel Drive, New Brunswick, 732-932-7511, www.masongross.rutgers.edu.
The Canticles of Benjamin Britten. Featuring Frederick Urrey, tenor; Barbara Gonzalez-Palmer, piano; and Douglas Lundeen, horn. Pre-concert lecture with Dr. Stephen Arthur Allen at 4 p.m. Free. Sunday, November 10.
Niles Chapel, Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street. 609-921-2663, www.rider.edu.
Faculty Series. Concert by Darryl Yokley on saxophone and Ruisha Zhang on piano. Free. Thursday, September 19.