The Princeton Festival - 2020 Season Guide

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Read about The Princeton Festival's 2020 Season, including performances of "La Traviata," "Into the Woods," the Latin band Fleur Seule, and more!

Sunday, June 21 at 3 pm

Sunday, June 28 at 3 pm

Richardson Auditorium

Alexander Hall

Princeton University

68 Nassau St

Princeton, NJ 08542

Verdi created an enduring

masterpiece in the story of

Violetta, the “fallen woman”

who must struggle with a terrible

choice. La Traviata is a work of

magnificent depth and color,

weaving together some of Verdi’s

most beautiful music into an

intimate tale of love and loss.

This is a concert performance

Reserved seating from $25

The Princeton Festival is no

longer selling tickets through

McCarter Theatre Ticket Office.

To purchase tickets, call our new

phone number 609.759.1979

or visit

Ticket Information: Explore discounts for

groups, students, and families, as well as

promotions and other ticket information

on our website at:

Public Access: The Princeton Festival

is committed to meeting accessibility

guidelines and requirements of the

ADA Act, as set forth by the Federal

Government and State of New Jersey.

For accommodation, please call


June 6–28

Sundays at 4 pm

All other shows at 8 pm

Matthews Acting Studio

185 Nassau St

Princeton, NJ 08542

This brilliant, Tony Award-winning

musical by Stephen Sondheim

combines classic fairy tales into

a new story full of unexpected

twists and turns. Into the Woods

is a modern classic, delighting

and electrifying audiences with

some of the best music and dark

humor in musical theater.

General admission from $45

Each June, musicians come from around the world to bring the

rich legacy of the Baroque to life. Discover gems of early music in

historically informed performances of Bach, Handel, and more!

“Absolutely beautiful renditions ... breathes new

life into classic pieces.” —Princeton Found

Saturday, June 20 at 7 pm

General admission from $30

Trinity Church

33 Mercer St

Princeton, NJ 08540

Wednesday, June 24 at 7 pm

General admission from $35

Miller Chapel

Princeton Seminary

64 Mercer St

Princeton, NJ 08540

Friday, June 26 at 7:30 pm

Reserved seating from $25

Mayo Concert Hall

The College of NJ

2000 Pennington Rd

Ewing, NJ 08618

Saturday, June 27 at 7 pm

Dance instruction for ticket holders begins at 6 pm

Fine Plaza

Fine Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Experience a thrilling night of mambo, salsa,

cha-cha, and more as Fleur Seule’s 13-piece band

fires up the dance floor!

General admission from $15

“New York City’s great musical treasure” —Broadway World

Wednesday, June 17 at 8 pm

The Barn at Updike Farmstead

354 Quaker Road, Princeton, NJ 08540

Enter a unique, immersive experience...

A multidisciplinary group of singers, musicians,

dancers, and actors will recreate a dream world,

performing a collection of beloved poetry, art

songs, and chamber music.

General admission: $55

Preliminaries: June 13 from 8 am to 5 pm

Finals: June 14 at 3 pm

Marion Buckelew Cullen Center

Westminster Choir College

101 Walnut Ln, Princeton, NJ 08540

Over 100 young pianists from across the country

display show-stopping talent and musicianship.

Preliminaries: free

Finals: $25 general admission

Sunday, June 7 at 4 pm

Miller Chapel

Princeton Theological Seminary

64 Mercer St, Princeton, NJ 08540

This ensemble of virtuoso musicians regularly

receives standing ovations at The Princeton

Festival. This year’s program features two exciting

piano quartets by Joaquín Turina and Anton

Dvořák, as well as a moving trio by Edvard Grieg.

General admission from $35

Interested in learning more about music? The Princeton Festival is proud to offer

a selection of free lectures and workshops to complement our 2020 events!

Making of a Musical:

A Workshop for High School Singers*

Saturday, 5/23 at 11 am

Princeton Public Library

Appreciating Musicals for High School Students*

Saturday, 5/30 at 11 am

Princeton Public Library

The Many Lives of Into the Woods

Thursday, 6/4 at 7 pm

Princeton Public Library

How to Listen to an Opera

Saturday, 6/6 at 2 pm:

West Windsor Public Library

Thursday, 6/18 at 7 pm: Princeton Public Library

2020 Season Preview

Thursday, 6/11 at 7 pm

Princeton Public Library

Music That Tells a Story:

Intergenerational Opera Workshop*

Trenton Free Public Library

Even More About Baroque Music

Monday, 6/15 at 7 pm

Princeton Public Library

Exhibition by A-TEAM Artists: 6/1–6/30

Meet the Artists: Tuesday, 6/16 at 2 pm

Thomas Sweet Cafe, Skillman

Music Under the Stars

Sunday, 5/31 at 4 pm

Pettoranello Gardens

Film Screening: Camille

Tuesday, 6/2 at 7 pm

Princeton Public Library

Artists’ Round Table

Monday, 6/8 at 7 pm

Pierce Hall, Trinity Church

Lecture on A Mirror Over Time

Tuesday, 6/9 at 7 pm

Princeton Public Library

Wrestling with Notes: on Verdi’s Operas

Tuesday, 6/16 at 7 pm: Princeton Public Library

Monday, 6/22 at 7 pm: Lawrence Public Library

Opera or Musical?

Tuesday, 6/23 at 7 pm

Princeton Public Library

Registration and more information at

*Pre-registration required

The Princeton Festival gratefully

acknowledges the support of the

following funds and foundations that

have made our 2020 season possible.

The Edward T. Cone Foundation

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