The 2009-’10 classical music season has a kinetic quality. There are more than the usual number of arrivals and departures, and there are various structural changes. Most of the activity is upbeat; some is driven by financial distress.
Neeme Jarvi, the spirited music director of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra from 2005 to 2009, becomes its conductor laureate and artistic advisor. Jarvi returns to the podium to conduct the NJSO performance of Verdi’s Requiem in January.
The Princeton Symphony Orchestra, after a two-year search, has named Rossen Milanov its music director. The Bulgarian-born, American-trained conductor makes his official debut on January 24 in a varied orchestra-only program, and returns on May 16 to lead a program with a solo harpist.
At the Institute for Advanced Study composer/clarinetist Derek Bermel takes over as artist-in-residence from Paul Moravec, whose prolific two-year stint at IAS climaxed with the performance at Santa Fe Opera of his Princeton-born opera “The Letter,” based on a short story by W. Somerset Maugham.
The Community Arts Partnership at Peddie School (CAPPS) exists no more. Financial problems led to its demise. This season the Peddie School itself, rather than CAPPS, presents events directly. Robert Rund, who founded CAPPS at Peddie in 2001, has become head of the American Boychoir School.
In addition to changes in personnel, organizational changes contribute to the feeling of movement on the classical music scene. The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra has replaced its Trenton War Memorial classical subscription concerts with a four-concert series called the “Best of,” consisting of 75-minute programs presenting selections from a particular swathe of music. Undertaken as a pilot-program in Trenton in 2008-’09, the resounding success of the experiment has led to its extension to Englewood, Red Bank, and Morristown in 2009-’10.
The Guild for Early Music has become a 501(c)3 federal non-profit charitable organization, making it eligible to apply for federal grants and making donations to the Guild tax-deductible. Organized in 2004, the consortium consists of performing groups in the Princeton region devoted to music from the 12th to the 18th centuries. Collaborating with classical radio station WWFM, the Guild presents its fifth annual festival at Grounds For Sculpture in Hamilton on Sunday, October 25.
The Guild for Early Music’s Grounds For Sculpture indoor marathon concert runs from noon until 5 p.m. Classical radio network WWFM will be on hand to greet the audience and to send the proceedings out over the airwaves, combining its dual missions of presenting classical music over the air, and maintaining face-to-face contact in the community. Once again, there will be a “petting zoo,” giving visitors an opportunity to try out the instruments used in the afternoon extravaganza. The theme of the festival is “In Love and War.” Tours of sculptures relevant to the theme will take place during the afternoon.
Curiously, love and war is also the theme of a piece by Paul Moravec, the departing Institute for Advanced Study composer in residence, scheduled for the 2009-’10 season. Princeton Pro Musica programs Moravec’s “Songs of Love and War” in May.
Extending their summer partnership to the winter season, Opera New Jersey and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra join forces to present Georges Bizet’s “Carmen” at multiple locations in New Jersey, including Princeton and New Brunswick, in February. In part financially motivated, the collaboration has musical benefits. The participation of instrumentalists used to playing with each other can be counted on to enhance the smoothness of “Carmen,” just as it benefited ONJ’s three July performances in Princeton.
The Princeton University After Noon concerts will take place on Thursdays from 12:30 to 1 p.m., instead of Wednesdays.
As far as anniversaries are concerned, the centenary of Robert Schumann’s birth in 1810 seems to have had the biggest impact on programming for the 2009-’10 season. Mitsuko Uchida, returning to Princeton’s McCarter Theater, gives an all-Schumann recital. The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra has peppered its offerings with Schumann selections, including two little-known overtures; the opener to Schumann’s only completed opera, “Genoveva,” and a piece inspired by Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar.” Schumann is also represented on other NJSO programs and on programs throughout the region.
No one is making a big fuss about the anniversaries of the birth of George Frederick Handel (1759), the death of Franz Joseph Haydn (1809), the birth of Felix Mendelssohn (1809), the birth of Frederick Chopin (1810), or the birth of Gustav Mahler (1860). Non-birthday composer Johannes Brahms seems to be holding his own. A smattering of compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Ludwig van Beethoven will keep audiences reminded of the origins of western classical music.
Princeton University Concerts, which has made Richardson Auditorium the perennial home of chamber music, includes both Mendelssohn and Schumann in two concerts on successive nights in April with Colin Carr, cello, and Thomas Sauer, piano.
The Dryden Ensemble celebrates the birth of Purcell in 1659 and the death of Handel a century later in a single concert with soprano Julianne Baird. With 12 members, the Dryden Ensemble is capable of handling both orchestral scale pieces and chamber music. Its concerts take place in Doylestown, PA, and in Princeton.
The birth of Henry Purcell 350 years ago inspired the November program of the baroque trio Le Triomphe de l’Amour, consisting of soprano Laura Heimes; Donna Fournier, viola da gamba; and Janet Palumbo, harpsichord. Early music specialists Elissa Wagman, baroque violin, and John Burkhalter, recorder, join the trio for the concert. Wagman and Burkhalter, like Triomphe de l’Amour, and the Dryden Ensemble, are participants in the Guild for Early Music, which recognized its growing clout by becoming a federally recognized non-profit.
Standing out for imaginative programming and for a consumer-friendly brochure is the Princeton Symphony Orchestra. PSO’s offerings for the season include five classical Sunday afternoon concerts and four Sunday afternoon chamber concerts. For his official debut concert as conductor in January, Rossen Milanov has chosen a sampling of orchestral music from the 18th to the 20th century that tilts toward the non-standard; The program consists of Maurice Ravel’s “Mother Goose,” Haydn’s Symphony No. 88, Sergei Prokofiev’s “Classical Symphony,” and Alberto Ginastera’s “Variaciones Concertantes.”
The PSO connects with the visual arts in a March program. The concert at Richardson Auditorium on the Princeton campus focuses on John Tavener’s “The Protecting Veil,” inspired by Byzantine art, and culminates with a private showing of the Princeton Art Museum’s show devoted to architecture in Byzantine art.
The PSO brochure is a handsome black-and-white highpoint of appealing graphics, including photos. For each concert a consistent listing reveals performers, programming, and comment on the pieces to be performed.
Performances of two high-profile Requiems are included in the season. The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra performs the operatic Verdi Requiem in January. Princeton Pro Musica presents Brahms’ “Deutsches Requiem” in May. Despite performing the 19th century Brahms piece, Princeton Pro Musica remains a member of the Guild for Early Music, which, as stated earlier, is dedicated to music from the 12th to the 18th centuries.
Opera lovers will find an array of performances during the course of the season. In October the Mason Gross School of Rutgers University presents Haydn’s little-heard opera “Le Pescatrici,” a romantic story involving an heiress living incognito among fisher folk. In January and February Mason Gross mounts Carlisle Floyd’s “Susannah,” a retelling of the biblical story set in Appalachia. The New Jersey Opera/New Jersey Philharmonic Orchestra presents Bizet’s “Carmen” in several New Jersey locations in February. George Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess” comes to New Brunswick’s State Theater in March.
The almost-opera “Jesus Christ Superstar,” now approaching the age of 40, comes to the State Theater in February.
The marriage of rock and opera shows itself twice during the season. Alexander Kariotis and the Rock Opera Orchestra appear at the Peddie School in October. The East Village Opera Company, a rock band, string quartet, and two vocalists, appear at the State Theater in November. Devoted to updating standard opera, the EVOC was so successful in its first appearance at the State last season that the theater has invited it back.
Ethnic performances are scattered throughout the season. Baritone Thomas Hampson, appearing at McCarter, marks the 250th anniversary of the first song written in America with his “The Song of America Project,” which will take him to all 50 states during coming seasons.
Japanese drummers perform at both McCarter and the State Theatre: the Yamato Ensemble, at McCarter in November; and the TAO, at the State in March. Both groups can be sampled on YouTube.
Two groups from the United Kingdom collaborate in a program of music from England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales at the State Theater. With bagpipes, drums, and dancers, the Band of the Irish Guards and the Royal Regiment of Scotland (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) present “Hands Across the Sea” in January.
Spanish music for two pianos (October) and Russian music for two pianos (March) are on the roster of the Mason Gross School of the Arts. Both concerts are free.
Mason Gross has scheduled a fuller program than usual for the 2009-’10 season. The Rutgers Symphony Orchestra alone, for example, gives five concerts during the season. Many Mason Gross events are free.
The most programmed solo instruments in orchestral programs are piano and violin, followed by cello. This season’s instrumental solo offerings include percussion (Evelyn Glennie with the Sao Paolo orchestra at the State), harp (Bridget Kibbey with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra), and clarinet (Justin Bulava with the Rutgers Symphony Orchestra). The number of vocal soloists with orchestra is unusually large this year.
Harpists by themselves are in the spotlight at the Princeton University Chapel, where students of Elaine Christy give a free concert in December.
Princeton University Concerts has scheduled an eight-concert cornucopia of chamber music concerts for the 2009-’10 season, maintaining its tradition. The Richardson Chamber Players, an offshoot of the PU Concerts, has scheduled three concerts based on the seasons: “Autumn Album Leaves” in October, “Blow Thou Winter Winds” in March, and “Love in Bloom” in May. The seasonal structure of the series seems to be a small explosion of imagination, rather than an economically driven affair.
In these difficult economic times innovation is manifest in the concert scene. Just think how compelling future seasons will be if economic well-being picks up the tab for the flights of imagination spawned by a poor economy.
Princeton University Chapel, 888-BOYCHOIR, www.americanboychoir.org.
Voices of Angels. Traditional holiday favorites. $22 to $32. Saturday, December 19.
Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University, 888-BOYCHOIR, www.americanboychoir.org.
Winter Wonderland. Traditional holiday favorites and audience sing-a-long. $20 to $42. Boys in grades 3 to 7 are encouraged to audition after the concert. No preparation or experience needed. Sunday, December 20.
Immaculate Conception Church, 540 Chestnut Avenue, Trenton, 609-581-7200, www.bohemeopera.com.
Handel’s Messiah. $30. Saturday, December 19.
At Christ Church, 5 Paterson Street, New Brunswick, 732-545-6262, www.christchurchnewbrunswick.org.
With the New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra. Haydn’s “Nelsonmess.” Register. $20. Sunday, October 11.
5 Paterson Street, New Brunswick, 732-545-6262, www.christchurchnewbrunswick.org.
Sunday Evensong Series. Joel Martinson, organist. Vespers and concert. Free. Sunday, October 18.
Sunday Evensong Series. Thomas Spacht, organist. Vespers and concert. Free. Sunday, October 25.
Sunday Evensong Series. Mack Brandon, Benny Barksdale, and others present jazz. Vespers and concert. Free. Sunday, November 1.
Sunday Evensong Series. Nick Cutroneo, guitarist. Vespers and concert. Free. Sunday, November 8.
Sunday Evensong Series. Mendelssohn anniversary organ concert. Vespers and concert. Free. Sunday, November 15.
Sunday Evensong Series. Collegium of Rutgers University. Vespers and concert. Free. Sunday, November 22.
Sunday Evensong Series. Andrew Filippone, trumpet. Vespers and concert. Free. Sunday, November 29.
Sunday Evensong Series. Gloria Kiernieski, alto. Vespers and concert. Free. Sunday, December 13.
Sunday Evensong Series. Lessons and Carols. Vespers and concert. Free. Sunday, December 20.
At the State Theater, New Brunswick
Messiah. New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra and Christ Church Choir. Mark Trautman conducts. $32. Sunday, December 6.
Private home in Princeton, call for location, 609-466-8541, www.gemsny.org.
Autumn Benefit. Monteverdi in Venice features Julianne Baird. Register. Saturday, September 26.
At St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 301 North Main Street, Doylestown, PA.
London: Purcell and Handel. A glimpse of life in London at the end of Purcell’s career and the beginning of Handel’s features “Dances & Airs” by Purcell and arias from Handel’s opera “Teseo.” $15 to $35. Saturday, November 7.
At Miller Chapel, Princeton Theological Seminary.
London: Purcell and Handel. See above program description. $15 to $35. Sunday, November 8.
Grounds For Sculpture
18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, 609-689-1089, www.groundsforsculpture.org.
Guild for Early Music. Fifth annual festival features music from the Renaissance and Baroque eras, sung and played by regional performance groups. Free with park admission. Sunday, October 25.
Wolfensohn Hall, Einstein Drive, Princeton, 609-951-4458, www.ias.edu.
Edward T. Cone Concert Series. Derek Bermel on clarinet and Christopher Taylor on piano. Register. Free. Friday and Saturday, October 16 and 17.
Edward T. Cone Concert Series. “The Music of William Bolcom” performed by Bolcom on piano and Joan Morris, mezzo-soprano. Register. Free. Friday and Saturday, December 4 and 5.
291 North Keswick Avenue, 215-572-7650, www.keswicktheatre.com.
David Garrett. The virtuoso German-born crossover classical violinist launches his first ever U.S. tour. Wednesday, September 16.
Le Triomphe de l’Amour
Unitarian Church of Princeton, Cherry Hill Road, 609-252-0522, www.triomphebaroque.org.
Purcell’s London. Chamber music ensemble concert celebrates the life and music of the English baroque composer Henry Purcell featuring the viola da gamba, violin, recorder, and harpsichord. Pre-concert talk. $20. Saturday, November 21.
School of the Arts
Nicholas Music Center, 85 George Street, New Brunswick, 732-932-7511, www.masongross.rutgers.edu.
Rutgers Symphony Orchestra. “An American Celebration.” Kynan Johns conducts. $25. Saturday, October 3.
Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Chairs. Free. Monday, October 12.
Rutgers Wind Ensemble. William Berz, conductor. Free. Thursday, October 15.
Two-Piano Music from Spain. Elena Martin and Jose Meliton. Free. Saturday, October 17.
Rutgers Symphony Band. Darryl Bott, conductor. Free. Thursday, October 22.
Rutgers Symphony Orchestra. “Janacek’s Sinfonietta.” Kynan Johns conducts. $25. Sunday, November 1.
Rutgers Symphony Orchestra. “Shostakovich 5.” Kynan Johns conducts. $25. Wednesday, December 2.
Rutgers Wind Ensemble. William Berz, conductor. Free. Tuesday, December 8.
Rutgers Symphony Band. Darryl Bott, conductor. Free. Thursday, December 10.
91 University Place, Princeton, 609-258-2787, www.mccarter.org.
Thomas Hampson. “The Song of America Project” by the baritone. $43 to $54. Tuesday, November 17.
Bach’s Complete Brandenburgs. Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center presents. $42 to $53. Monday, December 14.
Christ Church, 5 Paterson Street, New Brunswick, 732-249-6999, www.christchurchnewbrunswick.org.
Peace and Remembrance. Haydn’s “Nelson Mass” and “Elegy,” a new composition by Joel Phillips. $20. Sunday, October 11.
At the State Theater, 15 Livington Avenue, New Brunswick, 732-246-show, www.christchurchnewbrunswick.org.
Handel’s Messiah. $26. Sunday, December 6.
Richardson Auditorium, Princeton, 800-ALLEGRO, www.njsymphony.org.
Fantastic Obsessions. Hans Graf, conductor; Bart Feller, flute. Ibert’s Flute Concerto and Berzioz’s Symphonie Fantastique. $20 to $82. Friday, October 2.
The Pianist Conductor. Olli Mustonen, conductor and pianist. Music of Schumann, Mozart, and Sibelius. $20 to $82. Friday, November 6.
At the State Theater, New Brunswick, 800-ALLEGRO, www.njsymphony.org.
Fantastic Obsessions. Hans Graf, conductor; Bart Feller, flute. Ibert’s Flute Concerto and Berzioz’s Symphonie Fantastique. $20 to $82. Saturday, October 3.
From Russia to the Americas. Arild Remmereit, conductor; and Stephen Hough, piano, present works of Mussorgsky, Sierra, Rachmaninoff, and Hanson. $20 to $82. Sunday, October 11.
Two Pianos: Two Sisters. Christina Naughton and Michelle Naugton present works of Schumann, Poulenc, and Brahms. Miguel Harth-Bedoya conducts. $20 to $82. Sunday, November 1.
The Pianist Conductor. Olli Mustonen, conductor and pianist. Music of Schumann, Mozart, and Sibelius. $20 to $82. Saturday, November 7.
Mozart’s Jupiter. James Gaffigan, conductor; and Eric Wyrick, violin, present works of Mozart and Schumann. $20 to $82. Sunday, November 29.
At Patriots Theater, War Memorial, Trenton, 800-ALLEGRO, www.njsymphony.org.
Best of Tchaikovsky. Selections from symphonies, concertos, operas, and ballets. $17 to $55. Register separately for optional light supper in the ballroom at 6 p.m. Friday, October 23.
Saint Andrew’s Church, 50 York Street, Lambertville, 609-397-2425.
Gala Evening. Opera arias and duets with Raymond E. Foose, Cassandra Marie Lambros, Celeste Siciliano, Lorenzo Corrado, Don Sheasely, Cheryl Miller, Sarai Johnson, and Mary Ellen Assue. Benefit for Doctors Without Borders. $18. Saturday, September 26.
at the War Memorial
Memorial Drive, Trenton, 609-984-8400, www.thewarmemorial.com.
David Garrett. The virtuoso German-born crossover classical violinist is on his first ever U.S. tour. Thursday, September 17.
Princeton Pro Musica
Princeton University Chapel, 609-683-5122, www.princetonpromusica.org.
Music of the Spheres. Music of Brahms and Raminish. $25 to $35. Saturday, November 7.
At the Trenton War Memorial, 609-683-5122, www.princetonpromusica.org.
Messiah. Handel’s famous work. $25 to $55. Sunday, December 6.
Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street, 609-896-0374, www.princetonsingers.org.
Revolutions. Friday, October 16.
At Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street.
A Child’s Christmas in Wales. Saturday, December 12.
Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College, 609-497-0020, www.princetonsymphony.org.
Lecture. Conductor, teacher, author, and inspirational speaker Benjamin Zander gives a lecture on inspirational leadership based on his book, “The Art of Possibility.” Using the metaphor of the orchestra, Zander’s presentation teaches how to unlock the potential for greatness in human relationships and in organizations. On October 4, Zander conducts the Princeton Symphony Orchestra in a program of Mahler and Saint-Saens, with Princeton soprano Sarah Pelletier and 13-year-old piano prodigy George Li. Saturday, October 3.
At Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University.
Concert. Benjamin Zander conducts a program featuring music of Saint Saens and Mahler. Thirteen-year-old prodigy George Li on piano; Princeton soprano Sarah Pelletier. Pre-concert lecture at 3 p.m. $16 to $64. Sunday, October 4.
Edward T. Cone Series. David Alan Miller conducts a program featuring music of Brahms and Harbison. Jayn Rosenfeld on flute. Pre-concert lecture at 3 p.m. $16 to $64. Sunday, November 1.
Woolworth Center, 609-258-4241, www.princeton.edu.
Dena Piano Duo. Works by Mozart and Grieg. Free. Friday, September 18.
Composition Colloquium. Greg Saunier, a drummer and songwriter from indie band Deerhoof. Free. Thursday, September 24.
At Taplin Auditorium, 609-258-4241, www.princeton.edu.
Composers Ensemble. “New Works Blown, Plucked, and Bowed” features Amanda Baker, flute; Beth Meyers, viola; and Nuiko Wadden, harp. Free. Tuesday, September 22.
Princeton University Chapel
Washington Road, 609-258-3654.
Afternoon Concert. Free. Thursdays, September 17 through December 10.
Spectrum Concert. “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” silent movie with organ accompaniment by Michael Britt. $10. Friday, October 16.
Jazz Sunday. Free. Sunday, October 18.
Jazz Vespers. Free. Wednesday, November 11.
Spectrum Concert. “The Planets” with organ transciptions featuring Eric Plutz. $15. Friday, November 13.
Spectrum Concert. “Harp Extravaganza,” a recital featuring the students of Elaine Christy. Free. Wednesday, December 2.
Spectrum Concert. “And Was Incarnat,” music of the season presented by the Chapel Choir. Penna Rose conducts. Free. Sunday, December 6.
Spectrum Concert. “Messiah Sing,” a community sing with organ, strings, and trumpet. $5. Monday, December 14.
Spectrum Concert. Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols, a service of readings and music featuring the Chapel Choir and a cappella groups. Free. Wednesday, December 16.
15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, 732-246-7469, www.StateTheatreNJ.org.
Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. Music of Mussorgsky, Khovantchina, Rachmaninoff, and Qigang presented by China’s oldest Western-style orchestra. Long Yu conducts. Yuja Wang on piano. $32 to $67. Thursday, November 12.
East Village Opera Company. Five-piece band, string quartet, and two vocalists present rock-styled opera classics for a modern audience. $22 to $42. Friday, November 20.
Mannheim Steamroller. Multi-media holiday show featuring electric bass and synthesizers and classic arrangements from nine CDs of Christmas music. $42 to $77. Tuesday, December 8.
Ronan Tynan and New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” features holiday classics and traditional Irish favorites. $20 to $75. Sunday, December 13.
Salute to Vienna. Musicians, singers, and dancers from the Vienna City Ballet present waltzes, polkas, and operetta. $47 to $97. Optional New Year’s Eve party at the Heldrich Hotel across the street. Thursday, December 31.
33 Mercer Street, Princeton, 609-924-2277, www.trinityprinceton.org.
Muncaster Music Makers. Benjamin Franklin Frankly, a musical biography, and Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik presented by Matthew Singer, baritone, Trinity Church singers, string orchestra, and harpsichord. $20. Saturday, September 26.
Niles Chapel, Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-921-2663, www.rider.edu.
High Winds. Katherine McClure on flute, Melissa Bohl on oboe, and Kenneth Ellison on clarinet, perform works by Marion Bauer, Donald Sloan, Craig Levesque, and Malcolm Arnold. Free. Thursday, September 17.
Faculty Recital. Clipper Erickson on piano. Free. Thursday, October 15.
Faculty Series. Sarah Sensening, soprano, and Donald Donald, on piano. Free. Thursday, November 19.
At the Art Gallery, Luedeke Center, Rider University, 609-921-2663, www.rider.edu.
Faculty Series. Loeffler Trio with Melissa Bohl, oboe; Marjorie Selden, viola; and Donald Dolan, piano. Free. Friday, October 2.
Faculty Series. Volanti Flute Quartet with Jill Crawford, Ellen Fisher Deerberg, Katherine McClure, and Barbara Highton Williams. Free. Sunday, December 13.
Westminster Choir College at Rider University
Williamson Hall Lounge, www.rider.edu/arts.
Faculty Recital. Kathleen Scheide, harpsichord. Free. Wednesday, September 30.
At Bristol Chapel, Westminster campus.
Faculty Recital. Elem Eley, baritone. Sunday, October 4.
Faculty Recital. “Salons, Cafes, and Cabarets.” Eric Hung, pianist, and Amy Hartsough, mezzo-soprano. Wednesday, October 7.
Faculty Recital. “The Romantic Wind.” Chamber music. Sunday, October 18.
Faculty Recital. Serena Benedetti, soprano, and J.J. Penna, piano. Wednesday, October 28.
Concert. Westminster Schola Cantorum and Westminster Williamson Voices. Friday, November 13.
Concert. Westminster Choir. “Flower of Beauty.” Sunday, November 15.
Concert. Westminster Kantorei. “The Cathedral of Angels.” European Renaissance program. Sunday, November 22.
Concert. Westminster Jubilee Singers. “We Need One ANother.” Inspirational songs. Sunday, November 22.
Concert. Westminster Bell Choir. “Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day.” Holiday music. Saturday, December 5.
Rock of Ages: A Concert for Hanukah. CMENC Singers. Music by Westminster composers including a world premiere by J.A. Kawarsky. Wednesday, December 16.
Holiday Concert. Westminster Community Chorus and Chamber Choir. Sacred and secular music. Saturday, December 19.
At Niles Chapel, Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street.
Recital. Clipper Erickson, piano. Thursday, October 15.
Recital. Sarah Sensening, soprano, and Donald Dolan, piano. Thursday, November 19.
At Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University campus.
Westminster Community Orchestra. “Triple Play — Opera-Concerto-Symphony.” Sunday, November 8.
At Princeton University Chapel, Princeton University campus.
An Evening of Readings and Carols. Westminster choirs, organ, and brass. Friday and Saturday, December 11 and 12.