In SEAtu: Rain & Coffee & Salmon & Weed -- Satirizing Seattle
Feb
27
to May 30

In SEAtu: Rain & Coffee & Salmon & Weed -- Satirizing Seattle

The bouffons have landed in Seattle to observe and mimic foibles of human behavior. Allergic to apathy, they challenge politeness, expose uncomfortable truths, and acknowledge the beauty and tragic histories of our beloved icons.

This playful band of demigods employ humor and imagination to poke fun at four Seattle icons: Rain, Coffee, Salmon, and Weed.

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Evren Odcikin '02 directs HEARTLAND
Mar
29
to Apr 21

Evren Odcikin '02 directs HEARTLAND

An InterAct Commission & NNPN Rolling World Premiere by Gabriel Jason Dean
HEARTLAND, Directed by Princeton Arts Alumnus, Evren Odcikin

Dr. Harold Banks, an aging professor of Afghan studies in Nebraska, is reeling after his adopted daughter Getee is killed by the Taliban while delivering foreign aid. When Afghan refugee Nazrullah arrives at his door with an incredible story and carrying Getee's prized book, the two men form an unlikely bond. Inspired by true events, Gabriel Jason Dean's HEARTLAND is a story of healing, connection, and the devastating unintentional consequences of our actions.

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Apr
4
to Apr 28

Westchester Tigers: Come see Dominique Salerno '10 star a new play: "The Color of Light"

For Tigers in the Westchester, NY area: come see Dominique Salerno ('10) star in a new play: "The Color of Light" at The Schoolhouse Theatre in Croton Falls, NY.

"The Color of Light" explores the relationship between Henri Matisse and his young night nurse, Monique Bourgeoise, who later follows her religious calling and becomes the nun Sister Jacques Marie. Years later, Sister Jacques Marie inspires Matisse to create The Chapel Du Rosaire in Vence, which many consider to be this atheist artist's true masterpiece. This tender play focuses on the power of art, belief, and most of all: friendship.

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Art Church: Networking Social for Artists and Curators
Apr
23
6:00 PM18:00

Art Church: Networking Social for Artists and Curators

Artists and curators, please join us for the Spring edition of Art Church, an evening of networking and sharing! Let's learn about what we're doing, encourage each other, make new connections and see old friends.

To help us to get to know one another, we'll have nametags with GREEN DOTS to designate artists and PURPLE DOTS to designate curators. (Some of you will need both dots!) Please bring your business cards and/or postcards from shows past, present or future to exchange with one another.

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Wil Medearis in Conversation with Rachel Lyon
Apr
23
6:30 PM18:30

Wil Medearis in Conversation with Rachel Lyon

To celebrate the release of his first novel, RESTORATION HEIGHTS, Wil Medearis will be joined by Rachel Lyon (author of SELF-PORTRAIT WITH BOY) for a conversation about gentrifying Brooklyn and the collision, collusion and conflicts between the worlds of art, real estate, the wealthy, the hipsters and the people of color they displace.

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INSECURITY: I’m Trying to Tell You How I Feel (2009-2019) by Aaron Krach, Curated by Melinda Wang '99
Apr
26
to Apr 28

INSECURITY: I’m Trying to Tell You How I Feel (2009-2019) by Aaron Krach, Curated by Melinda Wang '99

In 2009, Aaron Krach presented his piece, “Indestructible Artifact #11 (Confidence),” at the Art Institute of Boston.  It was later featured in Artforum and sold at the New Museum store. A play on the t-shirts worn by security guards, the work explored what then felt like precarious times – the immediate aftermath of the financial crisis, a new president, wars on multiple fronts, a shocking jet crash into the Hudson River. . .  And what does it mean to wear an honest, and perhaps humbling, statement so openly? Revisiting the piece 10 years later, and two years into the current presidential administration, Krach believes “insecurity” has taken on an exponentially more urgent meaning.

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Almanac - World Premiere
May
2
to May 4

Almanac - World Premiere

A new concert work by Kevin Laskey '12

Featuring the ensembles Variant 6, Warp Trio, and the Kevin Sun Quartet

With an all-star lineup, composer Kevin Laskey's new evening-length work Almanac crosses many stylistic borders to explore an almanac's dual nature as information compendium and prophetic text. Support for Almanac has been provided by The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation.

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Announcing 2019 Chelsea Music Festival Composers!
Jun
6
to Jun 15

Announcing 2019 Chelsea Music Festival Composers!

The Chelsea Music Festival is thrilled to announce The Clara Schumann Ten to honor the legacy of pianist and composer Clara Schumann, her 200th anniversary, as well as the Festival's 10th season. The Clara Schumann Ten is comprised of a distinguished group of women composers from around the globe commissioned by the Festival; they are Jane Antonia Cornish, Helen Grime, Binna Kim, Jessica Mays, Santa Ratniece, Kathryn Salfelder, Aigerim Seilova, Nicky Sohn, Augusta Read Thomas, and Liliya Ugay.

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Chelsea Music Festival 2019 - Visual Arts News & Hosting Opportunities
Jun
13
to Jun 14

Chelsea Music Festival 2019 - Visual Arts News & Hosting Opportunities

The Chelsea Music Festival 2019 Visual Artist-in-Residence is Julianne Swartz! Swartz’s artwork will be exhibited at new Festival venue partner, High Line Nine, in a month-long exhibition that will feature hand-made glass and ceramic forms that act as instruments and generate unique acoustic tones. The sculptures will be activated live on Thursday, June 13th, in which Swartz will be joined by Chelsea Music Festival musicians in a collaborative performance.

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The Princeton Arts Alumni 5th Annual Cabaret!
Apr
13
7:00 PM19:00

The Princeton Arts Alumni 5th Annual Cabaret!

Enjoy music, song, comedy, and sketch acts from alumni across the decades at the Princeton Arts Alumni's 5th Annual Cabaret at The Duplex in the West Village, NYC.  Since 2015 we have produced this event to showcase alumni talent, build bridges across the decades, and provide a platform for alumni of all levels to share and develop their craft. (Plus, it's a super fun evening!)

On-line Ticket Price: $  15.00
Door Price: $20.00

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PANYC Spring Art Walk
Apr
7
1:00 PM13:00

PANYC Spring Art Walk

Join the Princeton Association of New York City on a walking tour of Lower East Side art spaces followed by drinks afterwards. We will visit commercial art galleries and non-profit art spaces. You’ll see several newly-opened shows and speak with gallerists and artists for an insider’s view of the art scene today. Space is limited, so sign up today!

Lower East Side, NYC

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Katie Welsh '15 Brings Spring Cabaret Series to Arts Council of Princeton!
Apr
6
7:30 PM19:30

Katie Welsh '15 Brings Spring Cabaret Series to Arts Council of Princeton!

Join Katie Welsh '15 for a spring cabaret concert series in Princeton!

On April 6th, Katie presents "Broadway's Leading Ladies." Katie travels through the decades, from the 1940s to the 2010s, on a quest to understand how Broadway’s leading ladies have changed over time. Katie sings songs from Oklahoma!, South Pacific, Bells Are Ringing, Sweet Charity, Jesus Christ Superstar, Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods, Les Miserables, The Light in the Piazza, and many more.

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RAWdance presents the CONCEPT series: 25
Apr
5
to Apr 6

RAWdance presents the CONCEPT series: 25

RAWdance’s beloved modern day salon serves up a fresh dose of unique, high quality dance art in a lavish setting, but with a living room vibe. Five Bay Area choreographers join RAWdance to share works-in-progress and revamped repertory tailored for intimate viewing. Tickets are pay-what-you-can at the door and ample popcorn, snacks, coffee and more will be provided! Katie Wong '10, Associate Artistic Director of RAWdance, will be sharing a new work-in-progress duet and hosting the evening. Hope to see you there, at the gorgeous Green Room in the SF War Memorial Building!

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"Anansi and the Great Light" Premieres at Curtis
Mar
30
to Mar 31

"Anansi and the Great Light" Premieres at Curtis

I'm very excited to be writing a children's opera for Curtis' Family Concerts series! The libretto, by Kanika Ambrose, and the music have been composed with input from students at Girard College. We're shaping the story around Anansi, an Akan folk tale character, and the adventure that put the moon in the sky. The Curtis singers are dynamite, Girard’s children’s choir will be in the show, and all the sets and costumes are being designed by Girard students. The opera is sure to be exciting for audiences of all ages! Anansi will have three performances:

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IVA on Spotify playlists... and headed to LA in March!
Mar
23
to Mar 24

IVA on Spotify playlists... and headed to LA in March!

Longing for spring? Well there have been some developments during this quiet winter...
For Spotify fans, my music can now be found on several playlists:
* "Young" is on the Fashion playlist by Alpha
* "Immense Tenderness" is on "the popularizer" playlist by Talk About Pop Music
* IVA & her Divas shows the key artists and influences on my music

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Mar
21
7:00 PM19:00

Rachel Lyon at An Unlikely Story, Plainville MA

On the long list for the Center for Fiction First Novel prize, SELF-PORTRAIT WITH BOY is a portrait of an artist torn between morality and ambition. When a struggling artist captures a boy falling to his death in the background of her self-portrait, she must choose between launching her career or protecting the boy’s mother whom she has come to care for. Celebrate the paperback release of this “sparkling debut” at An Unlikely Story where author Rachel Lyon will discuss her novel, answer questions, and sign copies. Beer and wine will be available for purchase at the event.

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Deborah Lawrence Schafer '92 in collaboration with Lake Tahoe environmental scientists
Mar
14
to Mar 15

Deborah Lawrence Schafer '92 in collaboration with Lake Tahoe environmental scientists

The Colors of Lake Tahoe art series uses spectral measurements of Lake Tahoe taken by Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC) scientists in a celebration of the Lake’s color and the area’s scenery, flora and fauna. Reflecting the shifting ecology and conditions experienced by the planet at large, each artwork is overlaid with an original handmade graphite sketch featuring Tahoe scenery. Working in mixed media Schafer incorporates geometrical forms, a close study of color, and natural elements in the works to convey the idea of interconnectedness.

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Mar
12
2:00 PM14:00

Reading: Glen Cove Public Library

The Glen Cove Public Library is on the north shore of Long Island, and has hosted a number of best-selling authors including Charles Belfoure, Julia Dahl, Sara Novic, Kimberly McCreight, Natalie Harnett, Christopher Bollen, Nadia Hashimi. Imbolo Mbue, Martha Hall Kelly, Fiona Davis Yoojin Grace Wertz, Lauren Belfer, Min Jin Lee and Anna Pitoniak. Rachel Lyon, author of the debut novel

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Mar
11
8:00 PM20:00

Franklin Park Reading Series

Come join the celebration! We're marking a decade of provocative lit at Crown Heights' premiere hangout with a slate of trailblazing authors: Sam Lipsyte (Hark, The Ask, Venus Drive), Mychal Denzel Smith (Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching), Rachel Lyon (Self-Portrait with Boy), Richard Chiem (King of Joy, You Private Person), and poet Precious Okoyomon (Ajebota)!

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Feminarchy Live
Mar
10
8:00 PM20:00

Feminarchy Live

Laura Hankin and Dominique Salerno sing songs to smash the patriarchy and save us all from nuclear winter. They've been featured in The New York Times, HuffPost, and NowThis Her, and have been threatened by random men on the internet, so they must be doing something right. Join them for some musical comedy, special guests (including Jason Pomerantz '09!), and more.

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SERIALS @ THE FLEA (Celebrating Cycle 50!)
Mar
7
to Mar 9

SERIALS @ THE FLEA (Celebrating Cycle 50!)

5 PLAYS GO IN. 3 PLAYS COME OUT. YOUR VOTE DECIDES.

SERIALS @ The Flea is a raucous late night play competition featuring The Bats and some of NYC’s hottest young playwrights and directors. This event runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 11 p.m.

Be sure to arrive at 10:30 p.m. for live music before the show!

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"A" Train - written and performed by Annie Torsiglieri
Feb
28
to Mar 3

"A" Train - written and performed by Annie Torsiglieri

Written and performed by Annie Torsiglieri
Music by Brad Carroll 
Directed by Risa Brainin

When Amy discovers one of her young twins is autistic, everything she thought she knew about motherhood and life is flipped upside-down. In her search for insight, Amy is changed forever, learning to see the world, her son, and the very nature of happiness with clearer eyes.

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Finnish and French Masterworks
Feb
25
8:00 PM20:00

Finnish and French Masterworks

The Society departs from its traditional concert format and presents a full evening of music for divided choruses. First, the women’s chorus takes center stage under the baton of David Rosenmeyer to present Berlioz’ Tristia: “La mort d’Ophélie” followed by “Sirènes,” from Debussy’s Nocturnes under the baton of Kent Tritle.

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ROLE PLAYING GAME - new opera by Jacob Shulman
Feb
21
to Feb 23

ROLE PLAYING GAME - new opera by Jacob Shulman

Center for Arts at the Armory, Somerville, MA

New 90-minute opera about love and identity online. Blends romantic opera with Internet/videogame culture, as well as Armenian folk music. Themes of alienation, loneliness, gender expression, and the relationship between old and new cultures. All original words and music by Jacob Shulman '16.

Submitted by Jacob Shulman ‘16

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IVA awarded Individual Artist Fellowship from the NEA & DDOA
Feb
1
to Feb 23

IVA awarded Individual Artist Fellowship from the NEA & DDOA

I’m thrilled to announce that IVA has been selected to receive an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Delaware Division of the Arts funded by the National Endowment of the Arts. This opportunity will allow me to expand my 2019 tour and reach an audience across the states. This fall I gave many house and club concerts and they were beautiful events. Should you like to host house concerts, please let me know.

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New Album by Upstate Escape Available For Free Download
Feb
1
to Feb 28

New Album by Upstate Escape Available For Free Download

Following a three-year hiatus, Upstate Escape has released its fourth full-length album, Precariously Arranged, mixing a unique blend of rock, jazz, and tongue-in-cheek humor. The band is fronted by John Norwood (Class of '06), with Bryan Schwenk (Class of '07) on drums, and additional contributions by Milton Georges (Class of '04) and Rob Sicurelli (Class of '12).

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