Collective Listening Project
Find your soundtrack!
Listen to our collection of streamable playlists with accompanying commentary, curated by members across the Princeton University Concerts community—including musicians, scholars, staff, and audience members.
Playlist No. 67: 2022-23 Season Highlights
Get to know the artists appearing as part of our 2022-23 season through this playlist curated by PUC's Director Marna Seltzer.
Playlist No. 66: Tetzlaff String Quartet Selects
Violist Hanna Weinmeister of the Tetzlaff String Quartet, making their Princeton University Concerts debut on our 2021-22 season, shares her listening recommendations.
Playlist No. 65: Violinist Mark Steinberg Selects
The Mahler Chamber Orchestra's concertmaster Mark Steinberg—familiar to many in our audience as a violinist of the Brentano String Quartet, the University's former ensemble-in-residence—has curated a playlist as part of our Collective Listening Project, sharing the recordings he has listened to "way more times than I have fingers and toes to count on!" We hope you enjoy exploring these cherished works.
Playlist No. 64: Pianist Roman Rabinovich Selects
As the Rubinstein Competition winner prepares for his PUC debut with violinist Benjamin Beilman, he has shared some of the music most recently on his mind — from musicians and composers whom he particularly admires, to some of his all-time favorite works:
Playlist No. 63: Tenor Mark Padmore Selects
Mark Padmore curates a playlist "of great singing in many different styles. Not just great voices but wonderfully intelligent singing. Each word counts and means something - the desire to communicate is paramount."
Playlist No. 62: Accordionist Julien Labro Selects
In April 2016, Julien Labro dazzled audiences at Princeton on our Up Close series. Julien shares a playlist of music that holds special meaning.
Playlist No. 61: 2021-22 Season Highlights
In this week’s Collective Listening Project, get a taste of what Princeton University Concerts' new season will hold.
Playlist No. 60: Class of 2021 Selects
What are the "kids" listening to these days? In this Collective Listening Project, we celebrate the Department of Music's incredible senior class of majors and certificate students and share in the music that they have most often turned to during their four years on campus.
Playlist No. 59: Musician Rhiannon Giddens Spotlight
Rhiannon Giddens' latest album, "They're Calling Me Home," was recorded during lockdown over the course of six days on an isolated working farm just outside of Dublin, Ireland. The twelve tracks explore the core of our shared experience of this past year—our relationships to our sense of home and our grappling with death on a previously unfathomable scale.
Playlist No. 58: Opera Director Yuval Sharon Selects
Yuval Sharon, founder and Artistic Director of The Industry in Los Angeles and the newly appointed Artistic Director of Detroit’s Michigan Opera Theatre, was able to apply his novel approach to immersive, site-specific productions to the restrictions imposed by the pandemic—creating innovative, drive-through operatic experiences. He shares tracks that resonated for him the past year.