The 2012-’13 season promises to be bountiful. Hundreds of events have been scheduled, about five dozen of them by Westminster Choir College of Rider University alone. Programming is unusually imaginative this year. Princeton University Concerts, on its own, is a wonder. In three separate events, its Concert Classics series bows to poetry. Most overtly, poet C. K. Williams joins pianist Richard Goode’s recital by giving his poetic response to the Beethoven, Brahms, and Chopin pieces that Goode has scheduled (May). In another program, 34 poems of the 16th and 17th century, as set by Hugo Wolf in his “Spanisches Liederbuch,” are performed by mezzo-soprano Angelika Kirchschlager and tenor Ian Bostridge with the collaboration of pianist Julius Drake (February). And pianist Rafal Blechacz plays Claude Debussy’s “Suite Bergamasque,” of which two movements are based on French poetry.
Princeton University Concerts, by the way, is not alone in including poetic elements in classical programming. Derek Bermel, artist-in-residence at the Institute for Advanced Study, concludes his four-concert series with excerpts from “Golden Motors,” his collaboration with poet Wendy S. Walters telling the story of workers at a fictional Detroit auto plant (March).
Princeton University Concerts has found a unique anniversary, the centenary of Woodrow Wilson’s inauguration as President of the United States. PUC honors the occasion in a concert by pianist Inon Barnatan. Barnatan re-creates a performance played as part of the 1925 PUC series by Ignacy Paderewski (April).
Pianist Paderewski was also prime minister of Poland and a friend and colleague of Wilson, who was president of Princeton from 1902 to 1910. The concert is part of a community-wide celebration of Wilson’s presidency of the U.S. from 1913 to 1921.
Another PUC collaboration is with Princeton’s McCarter Theater. The two organizations present Tenebrae, the British Chamber choir directed by Nigel Short, in the Princeton University Chapel. An additional Princeton angle is the participation of Gabriel Crouch, director of Princeton’s Glee Club and Choral Program, in the ensemble as a principal singer.
Yet another unusual aspect of PUC’s season is the performance of the East Coast Chamber Orchestra, ECCO, where string-playing audience members may join the ensemble in performance. ECCO has scheduled music by Mozart and Bartok on its own. Audience musicians will join for a piece yet to be announced (February).
McCarter Theater, Princeton’s venerable venue for diverse fare, offers its typical variety of quality performances with a jazz series, two dance series, “two classical music series,” and an appealing harvest of signature events including world music. Unusual this year are its concerts featuring multiples of instruments: ukuleles (the Ukulele Orchestra in October), banjos (Bela Fleck also in October), and violins (Bowfire in February). It joins Hawaiian Jake Shimabukuro, ukulele, and “Time for Three,” the perky two-violin and double bass trio introduced to Princeton last season by PUC. In addition to a choice of subscription packages, McCarter makes available a special membership program designed for the undecided.
Princeton Symphony Orchestra, the home-based ensemble directed by Rossen Milanov, for the first time in its 33-year history chooses a unifying theme for its classical series: Western Composers’ Interpretations of Eastern Cultures. Featured in this series is soprano Margaret Mezzacappa, the chilling and powerful gypsy Azucena in New Jersey Opera’s riveting summer performance of Giusseppe Verdi’s “Il Trovatore.” She appears with tenor Zach Borichevsky in Gustav Mahler’s “Das Lied von der Erde,” a setting of ancient Chinese poetry.
A distinct exception to the theme is PSO’s presentation of the second act of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Marriage of Figaro.” In this performance PSO collaborates with Westminster Choir College’s Opera Theater program.
New this year at PSO is a V.I.P. pass that admits holders to Saturday morning dress rehearsals. The Princeton Adult School partners with PSO in offering the pass.
Westminster Choir College is unique in offering a large number of vocal and choral concerts locally. Furthermore, it also contributes other varied fare including instrumental recitals, chamber music and community events. This season WCC is unusual in honoring anniversaries of all sorts. Among composers, those with significant anniversaries in 2012 and 2013 include Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi, both born 200 years ago; Claude Debussy, born 150 years ago; and Benjamin Britten, born 100 years ago.
WCC honors Wagner with a two-day Art Song Festival titled “Wagner, Wagnerites and the Lied,” whose high point is a performance by WCC students (February). Joe Miller’s Westminster Symphonic Choir participates in a performance of the Verdi Requiem with the Philadelphia Orchestra in Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center (October).
Debussy appears repeatedly on Westminster programs. WCC’s Kaleidoscope Chamber series plays selections from Debussy’s chamber works (October, January). Cellist Tomasz Rzeczycki plays Debussy with pianist Agnes Poltorak (January). Joe Miller conducts the Westminster Choir in pieces by Debussy, as well as by Britten (November).
In addition, WCC celebrates anniversaries of its own. Pianist Phyllis Alpert Lehrer celebrates her 40th anniversary at Westminster by playing a Mozart Piano Concerto with the Westminster Community Orchestra (December). The duo-piano team of Lehrer and Ena Bronstein Barton marks its 30th anniversary this season with a performance of works by Brahms and Stravinsky (March).
Celebrating the 300th anniversary of the first performance of Georg Frederic Handel’s “Utrecht Te Deum,” Amanda Quist conducts the Westminster Kantorei in the piece (April).
The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s program for the 2012-’13 season has been influenced by the 200th anniversary of Wagner’s birth. Compositions by the controversial composer appear on each of the last three NJSO programs for the season. The final program for the year includes a Debussy work.
In addition, the pieces by composers who reacted to Wagner by following his lead, as well as by those opposed to him, are scattered throughout the season. They include Arnold Schoenberg (November), Jan Sibelius (November), Ernest Chausson and Camille Saint-Saens (March), Richard Strauss, Anton Bruckner and Igor Stravinsky (April)
NJSO, in honoring New Jersey composers through its “New Jersey Roots” performances, has selected a trio of Princetonians for the current season. The orchestra plays John Harbison’s “Remembering Gatsby Overture” (Saturday, September 29), Edward T. Cone’s “Elegy” (March), and Steven Mackey’s new “Stumble to Grace Concerto for Piano and Orchestra,” with Orli Shaham as soloist (May).
A novel feature of NJSO programming each year is its mid-winter festival in January. Devoted to the element air this year, the orchestra collaborates with museums, the Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey, and community organizations concerned with keeping the planet green.
Three performing groups celebrate their own anniversaries this season. Cantabile Chamber Chorale, performing in Piscataway, marks its 25th anniversary in two ways. It presents encore performances of choral works that were highlights of the group’s international concert tours to England (1989), France (1995), Italy (2001), and Sweden (2004). During Cantabile’s existence 12 composers have written more than 33 pieces for the ensemble; a generous helping of this body of work is planned for the 2012-’13 season. Cantabile recognizes the anniversaries of major composers during the season by including works by Verdi, Britten, and Morton Gould, who was born 100 years ago.
Pennington-based Voices also celebrates its 25th anniversary this season. Originally founded as a professional chorus in 1987, it became a community chorus in 1992. The ensemble looks back 125 years to 1887 and schedules pieces that premiered that year, including one by Debussy (March). In addition it presents a gala event (June).
The Princeton-based American Boychoir is 75 years old this season. It honors the anniversary at a three-day conference, the 17th National Choral Conference (September), which is open to the public. Conference events take place at Boychoir’s current campus in Princeton, Albemarle, as well as at the Princeton Center for Arts and Education, the former St. Joseph’s Seminary, where the Boychoir School expects to move in the autumn. The Chapel at the new location boasts astonishingly good acoustics.
Widely recognized as a unique ensemble, the Boychoir has crammed into its touring schedule only a handful of local concerts this season. It performs holiday concerts at Princeton Chapel and at Richardson Auditorium (December), collaborates with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra for performances of Gustav Holst’s “The Planets” (January), and invites major artists to perform in celebration of the 75th anniversary (May).
The Boychoir School takes its choristers on the road during three concert tours lasting at least 10 days each: an East Coast holiday tour in November and December; a tour to Arkansas, Texas, and Oklahoma in February and March; and a tour to upstate New York and Canada in April and May.
Typical of the Boychoir’s out-of-town performances with world-famous groups is its appearance in Alban Berg’s “Wozzeck” with the London Philharmonia Orchestra at New York’s Avery Fisher Hall (November).
The training choir of ABC performs at New Brunswick’s Christ Church with the Christ Church Bell Choir (December). John Sheridan, director of music at the church, has planned a series of eight Sunday afternoon concerts with some unusual features. Single and duo harps as well as harp and organ open the series (October). Christ Church choirs collaborate with Graham Lustig Dance Company to tell the story of Christ’s passion (March).
Two musical organizations acquire new leadership for the 2012-’13 season. Frances Fowler Slade, who founded Princeton Pro Musica in 1979 and directed the group until this year, is replaced by Ryan James Brandau, who returns to the East Coast from Santa Clara, California.
Brandau debuts at a program including works by Bach and Mozart (October). Welcoming collaboration, the ensemble participates once again in the eighth annual Guild for Early Music Festival at Grounds For Sculpture (October), in addition to presenting a four-concert series.
Rutgers University’s conservatory, the Mason Gross School of the Arts, publicly welcomes composer Robert Livingston Aldridge, its new director of the music department, at a concert by the Rutgers Symphony Orchestra. Conducted by Kynan Johns, director of orchestras, the concert includes Aldridge’s “Janus Overture” (October). Aldridge has written more than 80 musical works. His opera “Elmer Gantry” won a 2012 Grammy Award.
Mason Gross marks Debussy’s 150th anniversary with a complete performance of his “Preludes for Piano” both in New Brunswick and at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall (December). Debussy is included also in a Mason Gross concert performing works by Elliot Carter, who is now 103 years old (November). Carter published 40 works in the decade before he became 100, and 14 since reaching that age.
Opera at Rutgers presents “The Tempest,” with a libretto mostly by John Dryden and music of various composers adapted by Pamela Gilmore, Mason Gross’ opera director (November).
The majority of Mason Gross performances are free.
Other operas planned for the 200th anniversary season are Verdi’s “La Traviata,” by New Jersey Opera in collaboration with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (February), and Wagner’s “Flying Dutchman” to be presented by Princeton Festival (in June).
Westminster Choir College has set aside two dates for operas. Benjamin Britten’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is set for late November. The April opera will be announced soon.
And then there are two “Phantoms of the Opera” this season. New Brunswick’s State Theater presents an HD version of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh’s “Phantom” captured at London’s Royal Albert Hall (September). (The State Theater lists four classical concerts on its schedule for 2012-’13.)
Princeton University Chapel shows the silent “Phantom” movie with live organ accompaniment by Michael Britt (October). The University Chapel honors Benjamin Britten’s centenary with his “Saint Nicholas” (November).
And what about composers who don’t have anniversaries this season? They garner frequent performances. Among all composers listed in season announcements, Beethoven is the most-frequently performed composer. Bach follows. And Mozart, despite lacking a 150th anniversary, ties Debussy for third place.
Princeton area, 888-BOYCHOIR, www.americanboychoir.org.
National Choral Conference. Workshops, seminars, interest sessions, and more. Through Saturday, September 29. Register online. Thursday, September 27.
Candlelight Concerts for Epilepsy Awareness
House Concert. Young Dubliners performs. Register. Free will donation. Sunday, September 23.
College of New Jersey
Mayo Concert Hall, 2000 Pennington Road, Ewing, 609-771-2585, www.tcnj.edu.
TCNJ Choirs. $5 to $15. Thursday, October 11.
Piano Recital. Marvin Blickenstaff performs. Free. Sunday, October 14.
TCNJ Orchestra. Program of Mozart, Stravinsky, and Berlioz. $5 to $15. Sunday, October 21.
TCNJ Wind Ensemble. $5 to $15. Thursday, November 29.
TCNJ Percussion Ensemble. Free. Friday, November 30.
TCNJ Choirs. Holiday concert. $5 to $15. Sunday, December 2.
TCNJ Concert Band. Holiday concert. $5 to $15. Tuesday, December 4.
TCNJ Orchestra. Holiday concert. $5 to $15. Friday, December 7.
Concordia Chamber Players
Trinity Church, Upper York and Sugan road, New Hope, 215-297-5972, www.concordiaplayers.org.
Concert. Music of Haydn, Novacek, and Elgar presented by John Novacek on piano, Carmit Zori and Catherine Cho on violin, Robert Rinehart on viola, and Michelle Djokic on cello. $25. Sunday, November 11.
First Reformed Church
9 Bayard Street, New Brunswick, 732-545-1005, www.firstreformedchurch.net.
Downtown Lunchtime Recital Series. Andy Eulau on upright bass and Bob Quaranta on piano present jazz standards and songs from the Great American Songbook. Lunch follows recital. Free. Wednesday, September 19.
Downtown Lunchtime Recital Series. Trillium with Jill Crawford on flute, Marjorie Selden on viola, and Ena Bronstein on piano in program of French music. Lunch follows recital. Free. Wednesday, October 10.
Downtown Lunchtime Recital Series. Shea Velloso on organ in concert of works by Buxtehude and Gigout. Lunch follows recital. Free. Wednesday, October 24.
Downtown Lunchtime Recital Series. Daniel Swenberg on lute and guitar presents program of baroque lute music with a concentration on English and Scottish music circa 1690 to 1740. Lunch follows recital. Free. Wednesday, November 14.
Grounds For Sculpture
126 Sculptors Way, Hamilton, 609-586-0616, www.groundsforsculpture.org.
Guild for Early Music. Music from the medieval, renaissance, baroque, and Early American eras. The program includes 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 admission to the park. Sunday, October 14.
Trinity Church, Princeton, 908-277-0310, www.kinnaraensemble.org.
Chamber Concert. The 18-voice choir is joined by the Honor Ensemble of the Kinnara Choral Institute led by Joshua Habermann. The program includes works by Brahms, Barber, and Lauridsen. Concert only, $20; concert and reception, $50. Wednesday, September 26.
School of the Arts
Nicholas Music Center
85 George Street, New Brunswick.
Rutgers Symphony Orchestra. “Gala Welcome” with works by Aldridge, Kraft, and Respighi. Kynan Johns directs. $15. Saturday, October 6.
Rutgers Wind Ensemble. Kraig Alan Williams conducts. $15. Friday, October 19.
Rutgers Symphony Band. Darryl Bott conducts. $15. Thursday, October 25.
Rutgers Symphony Orchestra. “Carter at 103 and the French Connection.” Kynan Johns directs. $15. Saturday, November 3.
Rutgers Chamber Winds. Kraig Alan Williams conducts. Rutgers Brass Band with Stephen Allen. $15. Friday, November 9.
Kirkpatrick Choir. Weill’s “Das Berliner Requiem” and “Masterworks of the Jewish Tradition.” Patrick Gardner directs. $15. Saturday, November 10.
Rutgers Symphonia. Kynan Johns conducts. $15. Wednesday, November 14.
The Tempest. Opera by John Dryden, adapted by Pamela Gilmore, and directed by Rebecca Cypess. Also November 18. $15. Saturday, November 17.
Rutgers Symphony Orchestra. “Bruckner’s Amazing Ninth.” Kynan Johns directs. $15. Friday, November 30.
Sounds of Chamber Music. Karina Bruk conducts. $15. Sunday, December 2.
Rutgers Symphony Band. Darryl Bott conducts. $15. Thursday, December 6.
Rutgers Symphony Orchestra. “Holiday Pops” concert. Kynan Johns directs. $15. Friday, December 7.
Rutgers Wind Ensemble. Kraig Alan Williams conducts. $15. Tuesday, December 11.
Rutgers Children’s Choir. Rhonda Hackworth conducts. Free. Sunday, December 16.
Schare Recital Hall
Claude Debussy’s 150th Anniversary. “Complete Preludes for Piano” directed by Min Kwon. Free. The concert will be presented at Carnegie Hall on Wednesday, December 19. Thursday, December 13.
91 University Place, Princeton, 609-258-2787, www.mccarter.org.
The Silk Road Ensemble. Musicians, storytellers, and visual artists with Yo Yo Ma as the artistic director. $40 to $58. Friday, October 5.
Dar Williams. Singer songwriter. $20 to $42. Saturday, October 6.
Pinchas Zukerman and the Zuckerman Chamber Players. Program of Brahms and Shostakovich. $38 to $54. Monday, October 15.
Princeton University Chapel.
Cameron Carpenter. Organ concert with video projections and commentary by the artist. Note location. $25 to $35. Saturday, October 6.
Tenebrae. 17-voice British chamber choir performs in association with Princeton Univerity Concerts. Note location. $25. Thursday, November 8.
Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University.
Bach’s Brandenburgs. Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center with guest artists. Note location. $44 to $60. Monday, December 17.
Rachmaninoff Blockbusters. Jacques LaCombe conducts. Serhiy Salov on piano. $20 to $82. Friday, October 26.
Brahms 3. Hans Graf conducts. Augustin Hadelich on violin. $20 to $82. Friday, November 23.
Jacques LaCombe conducts. Serhiy Salov on piano. $20 to $82. Sunday, October 28.
A Mozart Duo. Augustin Dumay conducts and plays violin, and Frank Foerster on viola. Music of Mozart and Schoenberg. $20 to $82. Saturday, November 3.
Brahms 3. Hans Graf conducts. Augustin Hadelich on violin. $20 to $82. Sunday, November 25.
Pops Holiday Concert. Cabaret performer and songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway sings and John Morris Russell conducts. Sunday, December 16.
Vienna: From Mozart to Strauss. Music of Mozart, Strauss Jr. Suppe, and Lehar. $20 to $60. Friday, October 12.
Smith House, 400 Sayre Drive, Plainsboro, 609-734-0141, www.princetonfriendsofopera.org.
Reception and Tea. “American Opera and Operetta,” a program of opera, operetta, and Broadway musicals. Refreshments. Register. $10. Sunday, October 14.
Princeton Pro Musica
Princeton University, 609-683-5122, www.princetonpromusica.org.
Inaugural concert for Ryan Brandau, the new artistic director. Program include Mozart’s Requiem, K 626; and BAch’s O Jesu Christ meins Lebens Licht, BWV 118. $25 to $55. Sunday, October 28.
45th performance of Handel’s Messiah. $25 to $55. Sunday, December 16.
Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University, 609-497-0020, www.princetonsymphony.org.
Festival of Music and Art. Family concert. $10. In conjunction with the second annual festival with games, contests, and refreshments from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, October 6.
Classical Series. “China’s Glory” features works by Stravinsky, Rachmaninoff, and Zhou Tian. Di Wu on piano. Rossen Milanov conducts. Pre-concert lecture at 3 p.m. $25 to $68 includes reception and private viewing of the Princeton University Art Museum’s Chinese art collection. Sunday, October 7.
Classical Series. “Tales of Transformation” features works by Aaron Jay Kernis and Rimsky-Korsakov. Susan Babini on cello. Rossen Milanov conducts. Pre-concert lecture at 3 p.m. $25 to $68. Sunday, November 4.
Holiday Pops!. Family favorite with seasonal music and a festive sing-along. “March of the Wooden Soldiers presented by the New Jersey Tap Ensemble. Saturday, December 15.
After Noon Organ Concert. Free. 12:30 to 1 p.m. Thursdays, September 13 to December 20.
Phantom of the Opera. Silent movie with organ accompaniment by Michael Britt. $10. Friday, October 12.
Tenebrae. Britain’s chamber choir presents choral works by Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Arvo Part, and Paul Meator. In collaboration with McCarter Theater. $20 to $40. Thursday, November 8.
Let the Mountains Sing for Joy. Celebrate the release of Eric Plutz’s latest CD, “Denver Jubilee.” Plutz is the university organist. Free. Friday, November 16.
Harp Extravaganza. Recital featuring the harp students of Elaine Christy. Free. Wednesday, November 28.
Advent Concert. “Saint Nicolas” by Benjamin Britten featuring M.Roger Holland II and the Chapel Choir and Orchestra. Conducted by Penna Rose. Free. Sunday, December 2.
Messiah Community Sing. Bring a score or borrow one at the door. Accompanied by strings, trumpet, and organ. Conducted by Penna Rose. $5. Monday, December 10.
Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols. Readings and music featuring the Chapel Choir, Glee Club, and a cappella. Free. Wednesday, December 12.
Chapel Choir Pre-Tour Concert. Free. Tuesday, December 25.
Brentano String Quartet. “Fragments, Linking Past and Present, a Project Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Brentano Quartet” features six fragments from composers from the past and responses by six living composers. Free. Friday, September 14.
Takacs String Quartet. Music by Schubert, Britten, and Dvorak. Pre-concert talk by Scott Burnham. $20 to $40. Thursday, October 4.
Music for a While. Richardson Baroque plays an all Purcell program. $20 to $40. Sunday, November 11.
Department of Music
Composers Ensemble. Directed by Barbara White and Michael Pratt. New works by graduate students Michael Early, Lainie Fefferman, Anne Hege, Konrad Kaczmarek, Jascha Narveson, and Dan Trueman performed by Sideband, an offshoot of the Princeton Laptop Orchestra and pianist Kathy Supove. Free. Saturday, September 15.
Musicology Colloquium. “Stainless Staining: Some of My Music” presented by Donnacha Dennehy, global scholar and visiting lecturer. Free. Thursday, September 20.
Musicology Colloquium. “Listening to Schumann, Listening to Heine” presented by Don Randel, president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Free. Monday, September 24.
Gill Chapel, Lawrenceville, 609-258-9220, www.rider.edu/arts.
Kaleidoscope Chamber Series. Debussy Sesquicentennial celebration with Kevin Willois on flute; Kenneth Ellison on clarinet, Emily Muller on viola, Carol Vizzini on cello, Ikumi Hiraiwa on piano and Dezheng Pink and Hyun Soo Lim on violin. Free. Sunday, October 28.
Family Weekend Concert. Rider University Chorale performs. Free. Saturday, November 3.
Holiday Concert. Rider University Chorale performs. Free. Friday, December 7.
St. Peter Lutheran Church
1608 Harbourton-Rocktown Road, Lambertville, 609-466-0939, www.stpeternj.org.
50th Anniversary Concert Series. Dale Travis, a bass-baritone, in concert. Refreshments. Free. Sunday, October 21.
15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, 732-246-7469, www.StateTheatreNJ.org.
Warsaw Philharmonic. Antoni Wit conducts. Piano soloist Yulianna Avdeeva. $38 to $62. Sunday, October 21.
American Symphony Orchestra. Leon Botstein conducts a program of Brahms and Beethoven. $38 to $62. Sunday, November 4.
Holidays with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Marvin Hamlisch conducts a performance of holiday classics and carols. $50 to $90. Sunday, December 16.
Salute to Vienna. More than 75 musicians, singers, and dancers with Strauss waltzes, polkas, and operetta pieces. $67 to $107. Monday, December 31.
Jacobs Music, 2540 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville, 609-434-0222, www.princetonol.com/groups/steinway.
Sunday Musicale Series. Inessa Gleyzerova and Galina Prilutskaya in concert of works by Ravel, Saint-Saens, and others. $18. Sunday, September 16.
Sunday Musicale Series. Jeanette Fang in concert of works by Chopin, Beethoven, and Bartok. $18. Sunday, October 7.
Sunday Musicale Series. Paul-Andre Bempechat with works by Beethoven, Schubert, and Chopin. $18. Sunday, November 11.
Hamilton Avenue at Route 129, Trenton, 800-298-4200, www.comcasttix.com.
Shreya Ghoshal Concert. $39 to $150. Saturday, September 15.
33 Mercer Street, Princeton, 609-883-0261.
Bach on Thursdays. Fuma Sacra presents a Baroque cantata performance. Andrew Megill conducts. Instrumentalists play on period instruments. Free. Thursday, September 20.
Bach on Thursdays. Fuma Sacra presents a Baroque cantata performance. Andrew Megill conducts. Instrumentalists play on period instruments. Free. Thursday, November 8.
Contemporary Piano Miniatures. “Music from 1990 to the Present” with Marvin Rosen on piano. Free. Sunday, September 23.
Rochelle Ellis. Solo recital by soprano. Free. Wednesday, September 26.
Alan Morrison. On organ. Free. Sunday, September 30.
Elizabeth Sutton. Solo recital by soprano. Free. Wednesday, October 10.
Westminster Williamson Voices. “A Remarkable Stillness and Serenity of Soul” features works by Benjamin Britten, Paul Mealor, and Thomas LaVoy.$20. Saturday, November 10.
Westminster Choir. “Appear and Inspire” includes works by J.S. Bach, Holst, Debussy, Lauridsen, and Britten. Joe Miller conducts. $20. Sunday, November 11.
Westminster Jubilee Singers. “The Way Over Jordan: Songs of Hope, Promise, and Unity” features works by Hailstork, Wise, and McClurkin. Taione Martinez conducts. $20. Sunday, November 11.
Westminster Kantorei. “Sacred and Profane” features works by Byrd, Dunstable, Tallis, Sheppard, and Weelkes. Amanda Quist conducts. $20. Friday, November 16.
Westminster Schola Cantorum. “Spiritual Sensibilities” features works by Tavener, Durufle, Macmillan, Mealor, and Wilberg. James Jordan conducts. $20. Saturday, November 17.
19th Century Music for Flute and Piano. Katherine McClure on flute and Esma Pasic-Filipovic on piano. Music by Godard, Schubert, Chopin, and Reinecke. Free. Sunday, November 18.
Westminster Concert Bell Choir. Celebrate a German Christmas featuring classics, carols, and folk music. Kathleen Ebling Shaw conducts. $25. Saturday, December 1.
Westminster Concert Bell Choir. Celebrate a German Christmas featuring classics, carols, and folk music. Kathleen Ebling Shaw conducts. $25. Sunday, December 2.
Holiday Concert. Westminster Community Chorus and Chamber Choir conducted by Devin Mariman. $15. Friday, December 14.
Holiday Concert. Westminster Community Chorus and Chamber Choir conducted by Devin Mariman. $15. Saturday, December 15.
Gallery Concert. “Music for the Flute and Piano,” a chamber music concert presented by Kevin Willois on flute and Kyu-Jung Ree on piano. Free. Friday, October 12.
Winter Concert. Blawenburg Band conducted by Jerry Rife. Free. Tuesday, December 4.
Holiday Concert. Rider University Choir performs holiday favorites. Philip Orr conducts. Free. Saturday, December 8.
Princeton University Chapel
Family Weekend Concert. Westminster Chapel Choir. Free. Saturday, November 3.
An Evening of Readings and Carols. Holiday music for choir, organ, and brass. Register. $40 to $70. Friday, December 7.
An Evening of Readings and Carols. Holiday music for choir, organ, and brass. Register. $40 to $70. Saturday, December 8.
Voyage a Paris. Danielle Sinclair, soprano; Denise Mihalik, mezzo soprano; and Kathy Shanklin, piano perform classic and popular music in the spirit of a French cabaret. Free. Sunday, October 7.
Recital. Mark Moliterno, bass baritone, and Barbara Gonzalez-Palmer, piano. Free. Sunday, October 14.
Princeton Brass Band. “A Brassy Halloween,” the annual spooky ride through haunted musical castles. Stephen Arthur Allen conducts. Free. Sunday, October 28.
Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street, Princeton
Faculty Series. “Troupe du Jour” concert with Danielle Sinclair, soprano; Denise Mihalik, mezzo soprano; and Kathy Shanklin, piano. Free. Thursday, September 20.
Faculty Series. Clipper Erickson on piano. Free. Thursday, October 18.
Faculty Series. Franklin String Quarter with Emily Miller on viola, Carol Redfield Vizzini on cello and Dezheng Ping and Hyun Soo Lim on violin. Free. Thursday, November 15.
Princeton Presbyterian Church
Meadow Road, West Windsor
Westminster Community Orchestra. “Music Moves Takes Us Places,” a family concert with works by Bach, Beethoven, Elgar, and Rimsky-Korsakov. Also performance by students in the Conservatory Suzuki violin program. $20. Sunday, October 14.
Westminster Community Orchestra. “Celebrate” conducted by Ruth Ochs. Phyllis Alpert Lehrer on piano to celebrate 40 years at Westminster. $15. Sunday, December 2.
Princeton Brass Band. Stephen Arthur Allen conducts. Free. Sunday, December 23.