Noontime Concert

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at Noon

Our Noontime Concerts are part of our Celebrating Our Musical Community series and bring you orchestral, chamber music and recital performances from venues around our listening area and include performances by both emerging and established world-class artists.

On Friday's Noon Concert (2/2) from Concerts on the Slope we hear Robert Schumann's Fantasiestuecke in a minor for piano trio, Rhapsody of Seasons by composer-in-residence Ke-Chia Chen and the String Sextet, op. 48 by Dvorak.

This Thursday's (2/1) Noon Concert features the Dryden Ensemble in French music, some that was and some that may have been familiar to J.S. Bach.  We hear pieces by Jean-Baptiste Lully, Jean-Henri d'Anglebert, Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, Marin Marais, Sylvius Weiss & Francois Couperin.

Violinist Nikki Chooi on Friday's Noon Concert

Jan 25, 2018

On Friday, 1/26 the Noontime Concert from Astral Artists features violinist Nikki Chooi, with his brother Timmy Chooi and pianist Sejoon Park.

Thursday, 1-25 on the Noontime Concert Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra Tempesta di Mare performs music by Janitsch, Kusser, Fasch, Vivaldi & Rameau.

Friday's Noon Concert (1-19) from the New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra titled "After Clara" features music by women composers Fanny Mendelssohn, Amy Beach, Jennifer Higdon, Caroline Shaw & Libby Larsen.

Thursday's Noontime Concert (1-18) features music from our new partner, American Modern Ensemble recorded at National Sawdust.  The music, by contemporary composers is performed by Sybarite5 and a trio of soprano, Juliana Franco, pianist Blair McMillien and cellist, David Eggar.

Thursday's Noon Concert: Melomanie

Jan 10, 2018

On Thurday's (1-11) Noontime Comcert we hear the ensemble Melomanie in music by Marin Marais, Shulamit Ran, Vittorio Rieti, Bonnie McAlvin, Nicolas Bacri & Sergio Roberto de Oliveira.  Melamonie plays both baroque and modern instruments.

Join us for Thursday's Noontime Concert featuring violinist Stephen Waarts & pianist Chelsea Wang with music by Schubert, Schumann, Ravel & Stravinsky.

Friday's Noontime Concert on 12-15 features the Dolce Suono Ensemble with music of Mozart, Delibes, Weber, Foumai, Stucky, Piazolla & Zhou Tian.

Join us Thursday afternoon at 12:30 for a very special holiday edition of our monthly organ recital broadcasts from Princeton University Chapel. This broadcast will feature Eric Plutz performing the Suite from Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker in an arrangement for organ.

Friday's Noontime Concert (12/8) from Astral Artists, recorded at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Philadelphia, features Debussy's "Ariettes oubliees" and Schoenberg's String Quartet No. 2.

In Friday's (12/1) Noontime Concert from the MidAtlanic Center for the Arts we'll hear clarinetist Alan R. Kay with Susan Rotholz, Andrea Schultz, Eliot Bailen & Benjamin Hochman in music by Amy Beach, robert Muczynski, Belinda Reynolds, George Gershwin & William Bolcom.

Artistic Director Matthew Robertson leads "The Thirteen" choir in a program titled "Bach Reflections.  In Thursday's (11/30) Noontime Concert you'll hear music by J.S. Bach, Giacomo Carissimi, Johannes Brahms, Heinrich Schütz, Philip Stopford & Bo Hansson.

This Friday's (11-24) Noontime Concert from Tempesta di Mare Chamber Players features concertos by Antonio Vivaldi and Alessandro Scarlatti.

This Friday (11-24) our Noontime Concert is "Venetian & Neapolitan Chamber Works by Vivaldi & Scarlatti" from Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra Tempesta di Mare.  We'll hear baroque concertos for flutes, recorders, strings and lute.

Friday's  (11/17) Noontime Concert presents a recital from Freehold's Downtown Concert Series featuring violinist Lara St. John & pianist Matt Herskowitz in music of Beethoven and Gershwin along with traditional music of Macedonia, Armenia, Israel and Hungary.

Organist Robert Poovey performs Leo Sowerby's complete Symphony in G Major on the next Princeton University Chapel organ concert Thursday at 12:30 pm.

Friday's (11-10) Noontime Concert is the "Germantown Poetry Project" from the Network for New Music.  We'll  hear music by Jay Fluellen and Eric Moe.

Thursday's (11/9) Noontime Concert presents a Bach at Noon program from the Bach Choir of Bethlehem.  Artistic Director Greg Funfgeld leads members of the choir and soloists in J.S Bach's Flute Sonata, BWV 1030 and two pieces by G F Handel: "Susse, Stille, sanfte Quelle" and the Coronation Anthem No. 1 from "Zadok, the Priest."

Today's Noontime Concert from Concerts on the Slope features Ke-Chia Chen's piano quartet "Looming Sky" and Richard Strauss' 1885 Piano Quartet in c minor.

Sinfonietta Nova on Thursday's Noon Concert

Oct 17, 2017

Thursday's (10-19) Noontime Concert features West Windsor based Sinfonietta Nova and artistic director Gail Lee in Rossini's Overture to "La gazza ladra," "Swan of Tuonela" by Sibelius, Vaughan Williams' Overture to "The Wasps" & the Suite from "Swan Lake" by Tchaikovsky.  Gail Lee joins Carl Hemmingsen to host the broadcast.

In Friday's (10-13) Noontime Concert we'll the Lenape Chamber Ensemble in Mendelssohn's String Quartet, op. 44, no. 1, Stravinsky's Suite from "L'histoire du soldat" and the piano quartet in A major by Chausson.

Wednesday's (10-12) Noontime Concert from the Thirteen Choir is a program titled "Reincarnations."  We'll hear music by Orlande de Lassus, Samuel Barber, Michael Tippett, Tarik O'Regan, Ted Hearne & Thomas Tallis.  Matthew Robertson directs.

Thursday's (10/5) Noontime Concert from Tempesta di Mare, Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra includes J.S. Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 1, a Concerto in G by Johann Friedrich Fasch and Telemann's Concerto in F, TWV 54:F1.

Join us Friday at noon (10-6) for a performance by Quatuor Ebene from the Williams Center for the Arts at Lafayatte College.  We'll hear string quartets by Mozart, Beethoven and Ravel.

The midday Princeton University Chapel Organ recitals return for a new season this Thursday, Sept. 28, with a performance by Benjamin Sheen, featuring program of works by Sir William Walton, Mozart, Schumann and Louis Vierne.

On Friday's (9/29) Noon Concert from Melomanie we'll hear, on baroque intstruments:

Sonata by Francois Couperin

Gulliver Suite for 2 Violins by Telemann

Selections from 44 Duos by Bartok

Les Folies d'Espagne by Jean-Pierre Guignon

Just a Regular Child (2016) by David Schelat

Improvisations performed by Daniela Pierson & Christof Richter, baroque violins

Dance Suite by Couperin

This Thursday's (9-21) Noontime Concert from Manhattan Chamber Players features:

Brahms' Trio for Violin, Horn & Piano in E-flat, op. 40 &

Dvorak's Piano Trio in F minor, op. 65

On Friday's (9-22) noontime concert from the Downtown Concert Series we'll hear the Akropolis Reed Quintet (oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon & bass clarinet) in music by Mark Mellits, Nico Muhly, Nikolai Kapustin, David Biedenbender & George Gershwin.

Today's Noontime Concert (9/19) is drawn from this summer’s Cape May Music Festival, featuring performances by the New York Chamber Ensemble. There will be selections from two programs. The first will include music by Philippe Hersant (“Héliades” for flute and strings), Johan Kvandal (from his Hardanger fiddle quintet) and Felix Mendelssohn (his String Quintet No. 2). Then saxophonist Eddie Barbash will join the group for riffs on a variety of old favorites by Cole Porter, Ruben Fuentes, Manuel Ponce, Vincenzo Bellini and Harry Warren.

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