Time for Three Open Princeton Festival
Above: Time for Three Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez.
NEWSROOM POST: PRINCETON, NJ
Princeton, NJ – 2023 GRAMMY Award-winning trio Time for Three leads off the Opening Weekend of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra’s 2023 Princeton Festival on Friday, June 9 at 7pm. Their high-
octane eclecticism sets the tone for the 16-day showcase for the performing arts which includes opera,
musical theater, orchestral music, Baroque and chamber music, dance, and more. Rounding out the weekend are Aretha, A Tribute on Saturday, June 10 at 7pm and a recital by pianist Christopher Taylor
on Sunday, June 11 at 4pm. All three performances take place in the outdoor performance pavilion on the grounds of beautiful Morven Museum & Garden.
2022 Princeton Festival favorite Time For Three returns on Friday, June 9 at 7pm with more of their
genre-defying program with arrangements of popular chart hits and fresh takes on classical repertoire.
Double-bassist Ranaan Meyer and violinists Nick Kendall and Charles Yang have crafted a unique sound
taking them beyond traditional string trio repertoire.
Edward T. Cone Music Director Rossen Milanov is pleased to be bringing the trio back this year. He says, “I’m thrilled that my friends in Time For Three are leading off this year’s Festival after wowing the
audience with their electrifying performance in 2022. They are a perfect start to a great Festival.”
Pictured Above: Capathia Jenkins. Photo Credit: Contributed
On Saturday, June 10 at 7pm, Drama Desk Award nominee Capathia Jenkins sings many of the Queen of
Soul’s signature melodies in Aretha, A Tribute with three-time GRAMMY-nominated artist Ryan Shaw.
Accompanying them is the Princeton Symphony Orchestra, conducted by John Devlin. The high-energy, glittering tribute includes iconic favorites “Respect,” “Think,” “A Natural Woman,” “Chain of Fools,” and more.
Internationally renowned pianist Christopher Taylor takes the pavilion stage on Sunday, June 11 at 4pm. His recital program includes selections by composers of some of the world’s most thrilling works for the piano: Sergei Rachmaninoff, Nikolai Kapustin, Sofia Gubaidulina, and Sergei Prokofiev.
Pictured Above: Time for Three. Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez
Time For Three is renowned for their charismatic and energetic performances in venues including
Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, and The Royal Albert Hall. In 2020, the band partnered with cellist
and composer Ben Sollee to put together the soundtrack to the new Focus Features’ film Land, starring
and directed by Robin Wright. They have collaborated with artists as diverse as Ben Folds, Branford
Marsalis, and Joshua Bell, and premiered original works by Pulitzer Prize-winners Jennifer Higdon and
William Bolcom. Their most recent commission by Pulitzer Prize-winner Kevin Puts, Contact, is featured on their 2023 GRAMMY award-winning album, Letters for the Future, alongside Jennifer Higdon’s Concerto 4-3 (Deutsche Grammophon).
The Festival takes place June 9-25 at Morven Museum & Garden, with performances almost every day, among them Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, hilarious improvisation with Broadway’s Next Hit Musical, Andrew Lippa’s musical tribute to Harvey Milk, a collaboration of Attacca Quartet & American Repertory
Ballet, a Juneteenth Celebration featuring Met Opera star Will Liverman, a “feel good” Mazel Tov
Cocktail Party!, Peter and the Wolf Family Concert, and more. Tickets are available now, ranging from $10 – $125, at princetonsymphony.org/festival.
About The Princeton Festival
Founded in 2004, the Princeton Festival quickly established a reputation for artistic excellence and innovative programming in the performing arts. 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, and a constantly evolving selection of other genres, including jazz, world music, orchestral pops, choral concerts, country music, chamber recitals, and an annual piano competition. 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.