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. 72: Fred Hersch’s “My Coma Dreams”
Jazz legend Fred Hersch spent several months in an AIDS-related coma in 2008. He transformed his memories of that harrowing experience into a deeply moving original jazz-theater piece called "My Coma Dreams."
Playlist No. 71: Joshua Roman Selects
Cellist Joshua Roman shares some of the "warm cozy feeling" tracks to which he has often turned as he adjusts to living with Long COVID. The playlist ends with a tribute to the "Harry Potter" audiobooks he has enjoyed listening to, narrated by Jim Dale.
Playlist No. 70: Tunes for the Family! Bruce Adolphe Selects
Inspector Pulse’s inner human, host of our Meet the Music family concert Bruce Adolphe, shares pieces that tell stories, or just the feeling of a story, to set your imagination spinning (or whatever your imagination likes to do.)
Playlist No. 69: Clemency Burton-Hill Selects
"Healing with Music" series host Clemency Burton-Hill shares a small selection from the many musical tracks to which she turned during her recovery from a brain hemorrhage in 2020.
Playlist No. 68: Class of 2022 Selects
The seniors who graduated from the Princeton University Department of Music share the tracks to which they listened most throughout their undergraduate years in this Collective Listening Project playlist.
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."