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PHOTOS from Final Week of 2024 Princeton Festival

originally published: 06/24/2024

PHOTOS from Final Week of 2024 Princeton Festival

The Princeton Festival’s Juneteenth Celebration culminated in a concert honoring Black choral music conducted by Vinroy D. Brown, Jr. Anchored by The Capital Singers of Trenton, singers from area choirs combined to lend their voices to Robert Ray’s iconic Gospel Mass and other choral selections.

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- The Princeton Festival hosted thousands of performing arts lovers and hundreds of artists from June 7-22, 2024, resulting in sold-out performances, multiple standing ovations, and rave reviews. The large performance pavilion and multiple booths on the grounds of Morven Museum & Garden are removed until next year. In the meantime, patrons can hear beautiful music performed September – May by the Princeton Symphony Orchestra in its home at Richardson Auditorium.

Here are photos from the final week of this year's festival.

PHOTOS from Final Week of 2024 Princeton Festival

This year’s Juneteenth Flag-Raising organized by the Municipality of Princeton featured guest speaker Leanna Jahnke, Chair of the Advisory Committee on Affordable Housing, Human Services, and Racial, Social, and Economic Equity. Councilmember Leticia Fraga is to the left.

PHOTOS from Final Week of 2024 Princeton Festival

Attendees at the Princeton Festival’s Juneteenth Celebration presented in partnership with the Municipality of Princeton had the opportunity to record their reflections, thoughts, hopes, and dreams for a better America in the “Let Freedom Ring” booth, a vintage telephone booth converted into a mini recording studio.

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PHOTOS from Final Week of 2024 Princeton Festival

The Sebastians delighted a full audience at Trinity Church with beautiful performances of Baroque masterpieces by Bach, Telemann, and Vivaldi.

PHOTOS from Final Week of 2024 Princeton Festival

The unusual trio Empire Wild, consisting of two cellists and pianist, wowed the Princeton Festival audience on Friday night with their virtuosity, versatility, and cool stage presence.

PHOTOS from Final Week of 2024 Princeton Festival

Tony Award winner Santino Fontana delivered an evening of spontaneous fun, witty banter, and great Broadway songs to bring this year’s Princeton Festival to an upbeat close.

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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