News from the Arts

Spring 2019 • Princeton Public Schools

Welcome to News from the Arts

The Princeton Public Schools Visual and Performing Arts department is pleased to share an electronic newsletter with information about recent and upcoming events. We are grateful for the tremendous community support for our programs and invite you to attend our many events so that you may experience the incredible and inspiring work of our students. If the cost of admission would present a financial hardship for your family, please contact us at patricklenihan@princetonk12.org. For more information, please visit our website at: https://tinyurl.com/ArtsPPS

CP Orchestra Concert

The CP strings students will present their spring orchestra concert, featuring a variety of musical selections. All are welcome to attend.


Tuesday, April 23, 2019

7:00 PM

CP All-Purpose Room

PHS Spring Choral Concert

All PHS choirs and a cappella groups perform in this annual concert. Free admission.


Wednesday, April 24, 2019

7:30 PM

PHS Auditorium

LB Choir and Orchestra Concert

Littlebrook School presents a concert of the fourth and fifth grade choirs and the third, fourth, and fifth grade orchestras. Students will be performing music of a sound spectrum from classical to folk to jazz and selections from around the world. Free admission.


Thursday, April 25, 2019

7:00 PM

Littlebrook All-Purpose Room

PHS Student-Directed Plays

PHS seniors strut their directorial stuff in this annual festival of 10-minute plays. Free admission.


April 25 and 26, 2019

7:30 PM

PHS Black Box Theatre

NJAJE State Jazz Finals

The top vocal jazz ensembles and jazz bands in the state will compete for the title of "State Champion." All are invited! The doors open at 4:30 PM. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students/seniors.


NJAJE State Vocal Jazz Festival

Friday, April 26, 2019, 5:00 PM

PHS Performing Arts Center



NJAJE State Jazz Ensemble Finals

Saturday, April 27, 2019, 5:00 PM

PHS Performing Arts Center

RS Orchestra Concert

The Riverside strings students will present their spring orchestra concert, featuring a variety of musical selections. All are welcome to attend.


Friday, May 3, 2019

7:00 PM

Riverside School Gymnasium

JW Annual Student Art Show

The art students of John Witherspoon Middle School will exhibit their achievements in this culminating gala celebration. Works include two- and three-dimensional pieces by over 400 students.


Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 6:00-7:30 PM

JW Main Commons

JW Spring Band Concerts

Please join us for a concert featuring the Witherspoon Winds, Concert Band, and Symphonic Band on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at 7:30 PM in the JW Auditorium.


On Tuesday, May 14, 2019, our Seventh and Eighth Grade Jazz Bands will present a concert at 7:30 PM in the JW Auditorium.

JW Spring Orchestra Concert

Please join us for a concert featuring the Orchestra Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, and Witherspoon Symphony.


Thursday, May 9, 2019

7:30 PM

JW Auditorium

PHS Spring Drama

PHS Spectacle Theatre presents The Bottom of the Lake by Steven Stack. Who lies at the bottom of the lake? PHS Spectacle Theatre presents the Drama One classes in Steven Stack's The Bottom of the Lake, an awesome combination of ghost stories, urban legends, teen issues, absurd comedy, and film noir, all in a single play! Free admission. May 9, 10, and 11, 2019, 7:30 PM, PHS Black Box Theatre.

Cranbury Big Band Dance

Enjoy a joint dance featuring the Cranbury School Jazz Band and PHS Studio Band at the Cranbury School. Admission: $10/adults and $5/students and seniors; tickets available at the door.


Friday, May 10, 2019, 7:00 PM

JW Spring Choral Concert

Please join us for a concert featuring the Sixth, Seventh, and Eight Grade Choirs performing repertoire from around the world in the beautiful PHS PAC. Free admission.


Wednesday, May 15, 2019

7:30 PM

PHS Auditorium

PHS Spring Band Concert

An annual showcase of all PHS band classes. Free admission.


Tuesday, May 21, 2019

7:30 PM

PHS Auditorium

JP Evening of the Arts

Join us for the annual JP Evening of the Arts! The student art show will feature artwork by every student. The bands and orchestras, as well as the fourth grade choir, will present their spring concert.


Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Johnson Park School

Littlebrook Art Show

School-wide art show exhibiting a work of art by each student. All are welcome to attend.


Wednesday, May 22, 2019

7:00 PM

Littlebrook School

PHS Spring Orchestra Concert

The annual spring orchestra concert will feature the Repertoire Orchestra, Sinfonia, and the PHS Orchestra. Several seniors in the PHS Orchestra will be featured as soloists. During the concert, student seniors will also be recognized for their service to the high school orchestral program. Free admission.


Wednesday, May 22, 2019

7:30 PM

Bristol Chapel at Westminster Choir College

CP Art Show

Community Park School presents its annual art exhibition featuring two- and three-dimensional works. Each student will exhibit one piece of work completed during the course of the school year. Free admission.



Thursday, May 30, 2019

5:30-7:00 PM

Community Park School

PHS Annual Student Art Show

The art students of Princeton High School will exhibit their achievements in this culminating gala celebration. Works include two- and three-dimensional pieces by over 400 students.


Thursday, May 30, 2019

6:00-8:00 PM

Numina Gallery and Room 172 at Princeton High School

CP Spring Band Concert

The beginner and advanced bands will present their spring concert. Free admission.


Thursday, May 30, 2019, 6:30 PM

CP All-Purpose Room

PHS Studio Band Concert

A performance of selected material from the current academic year, as well as several traditional Studio Band selections. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students/seniors; tickets are available at the door.


Thursday, May 30, 2019

7:00 PM

PHS Auditorium

PHS Jazz Ensemble Big Band Dance

Please attend our Big Band Dance featuring the PHS Jazz Ensemble playing music from the 1940s to current day. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and students; tickets are available at the door.

Friday, June 7, 2019

7:00 PM

PHS Cafeteria

PHS Cabaret Night

PHS Choir presents its annual Cabaret Night, an evening of jazz, musical theatre, and cabaret repertoire. Admission: $10 adults, $5 students and seniors.


Saturday, June 8, 2019

7:30 PM

PHS Auditorium

Riverside School Art Show

Please join us in celebrating our Riverside Artists in our Riverside Art Museum. This year, our students tried to fill the gap by only finding inspiration from under-represented artists.


Tuesday, June 11, 2019

5:30-7:30 PM

Riverside School

Contact Us

Patrick Lenihan, Supervisor of Visual and Performing Arts

Princeton Public Schools

Our next electronic arts newsletter will be distributed in early October and will include all of our fall events.