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Arts

Helen Grimaud playing at in Richardson Auditorium

The bittersweet sentiment was enhanced by her control of rubato – slightly slowing down at the end of phrases – and her ease in navigating abrupt transitions: from misty, brooding arpeggios to calm, yearning chords.

The bittersweet sentiment was enhanced by her control of rubato – slightly slowing down at the end of phrases – and her ease in navigating abrupt transitions: from misty, brooding arpeggios to calm, yearning chords.


Five grand pianos in the center of a stage. A semi-circle of students stand around the back of the stage with hands held high.

Princeton Pianists Ensemble keeps audience on their toes

“As an increasing number of nimble hands danced in unison, dynamics grew, tempo increased, and chords thickened into a polyphonic climax. In the third piece, the twists began.”

“As an increasing number of nimble hands danced in unison, dynamics grew, tempo increased, and chords thickened into a polyphonic climax. In the third piece, the twists began.”

THE PROSPECT | November 26

Eight dancers on stage, jumping with one arm raised.

The emotional experience of eXpressions’ ‘Memento’

“They told stories through every aspect of the performance, from carefully-chosen costumes and emotive lyrics to the subtle use of facial expressions as they danced. I was invigorated by the performance — and for good reason.”

“They told stories through every aspect of the performance, from carefully-chosen costumes and emotive lyrics to the subtle use of facial expressions as they danced. I was invigorated by the performance — and for good reason.”

THE PROSPECT | November 26

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Overhead view of an orchestra from the balcony.

Soloist’s string snaps on opening night, Orchestra proceeds triumphantly

“At the end of the piece, the crowd roared in much-deserved applause to Zhang, who then shared a heartfelt hug with Pratt. The orchestra’s collaboration was on full display as each instrument supported one another to create another stellar number.”

“At the end of the piece, the crowd roared in much-deserved applause to Zhang, who then shared a heartfelt hug with Pratt. The orchestra’s collaboration was on full display as each instrument supported one another to create another stellar number.”

THE PROSPECT | October 29

A woman stands at a lectern in a blue-lit room.

Captivating performances from Ma and Cisneros at annual reading series

“The audience connected deeply with both performances, laughing with Cisneros at just the right moments and holding the contemplative pauses that Ma’s “Peking Duck” demanded.”

“The audience connected deeply with both performances, laughing with Cisneros at just the right moments and holding the contemplative pauses that Ma’s “Peking Duck” demanded.”

THE PROSPECT | October 22