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PHOTOS from the Opening Weekend at The Princeton Festival

originally published: 06/10/2024

PHOTOS from the Opening Weekend at The Princeton Festival

Superstar soprano Angel Blue opened the 2024 Princeton Festival with favorite opera arias and songs by Gershwin and Arlen.

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- The Princeton Festival kicked off its 2024 season with the Two-time GRAMMY Award®-winning soprano Angel Blue on Friday, June 7, 2024. Large crowds gathered for all events which included Angel Blue with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra, the Music of Tina Turner, Sunday morning Yoga in the Garden, and Family Day with kid-friendly activities and an engaging performance by Sonia De Los Santos.

Here are photos from the opening weekend.

PHOTOS from the Opening Weekend at The Princeton Festival

Patrons are welcomed at the entrance of the 2024 Princeton Festival located on the grounds of Morven Museum & Garden.

PHOTOS from the Opening Weekend at The Princeton Festival

Angel Blue’s glorious voice filled the 2024 Princeton Festival performance pavilion, which was filled to capacity.



 
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PHOTOS from the Opening Weekend at The Princeton Festival

Attendees of the Festival’s tribute to Tina Turner relaxed outside the performance pavilion in the colonial kitchen garden of Morven Museum & Garden.

PHOTOS from the Opening Weekend at The Princeton Festival

Vocalists LaKisha Jones, Nova Y. Payton, and Matthew Johnson premiered The Music of Tina Turner in front of a full house at the Princeton Festival with Lucas Waldin conducting the Princeton Symphony Orchestra.

PHOTOS from the Opening Weekend at The Princeton Festival

Cellist Georgia Bourderionnet, attired in lululemon, accompanied the Princeton Festival’s free outdoor yoga class guided by Gratitude Yoga instructor Gemma Farrell at Morven Museum & Garden. The next class is on Sunday, June 16, with harpist Jacqueline Kerrod and instructor Daphne Lyon.

PHOTOS from the Opening Weekend at The Princeton Festival

Princeton Symphony Orchestra principal trumpet Jerry Bryant assisted a budding musician at the PSO BRAVO! instrument petting zoo held during the Princeton Festival’s Family Day which included a student art exhibit, a conducting booth, and free treats from Chez Alice.

PHOTOS from the Opening Weekend at The Princeton Festival

Sonia De Los Santos, vocals and guitar, and bandmates Berta Moreno, saxophone and clarinet, and Ludovica Burtone, violin, engaged an enthusiastic audience of families eager to sing along and move to De Los Santos’ original bi-lingual songs.

The Princeton Festival runs from June 7-22, 2024.



 
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The Princeton Festival is the Princeton Symphony Orchestra’s flagship summer program showcasing the performing arts. Founded in 2004, the Princeton Festival quickly established a reputation for artistic excellence and innovative programming. Every year in June, thousands of people from the mid-Atlantic region and beyond come to the Festival to enjoy the quality and variety of its programs. Offerings include opera, musical theater, dance, orchestra and chamber music, and a constantly evolving selection of other genres, including jazz, world music, choral concerts, and country music. The Festival has long-standing partnerships with public libraries and local churches, and promotes life-long learning in the arts through free educational lectures presented to a wide and diverse community.

PHOTOS BY Princeton Symphony Orchestra Staff


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