Category Archives: Music Reviews

Concert Hopping

Last Friday night I had a minor conundrum. Two intriguing concerts had overlapping times. The much-advertised Piano Extravaganza (5 pianos, 40 hands) was from 7:00 pm to 9:00, and the Chapel Choir concert started at 8:00. Both were free. So I decided to concert-hop, an activity that the arts and social scene at Princeton is quite conducive to and that I will likely miss when I graduate. Continue reading

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I Know It When I Hear It

I do not profess to be an expert in musicology, but to use a colloquialism, I know it when I hear it. I can therefore say the recent performance of Handel’s Israel in Egypt by the Nassau Sinfonia and the Princeton Glee Club was most certainly good.
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Deconstructing Hoodie

Perhaps Hoodie Allen’s appeal amongst college kids stems from a kind of fellow-feeling; as we stood cheering in the stands of Richardson Auditorium, we felt like we were cheering on not an unapproachable music legend but a fellow Tiger and friend. Continue reading

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The Sweetness of Harmony

A group of powerful voices from Tbilisi resonated in harmony through the Princeton University Chapel on Monday, as the audience tapped their feet to lively drumming and a rich bass. Continue reading

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Momentum and Greatness

At just under two hours, Princeton University Orchestra’s first concert this year is an ambitious effort that more than pays off for the listeners. Continue reading

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