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. 75: Future Presence
We are pleased to share the music by Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Ives that will be played by the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in an immersive, virtual reality sound installation taking place in January 2024. You can listen to these complete works after the virtual reality experience, or simply enjoy them on their own.
Playlist No. 74: Justin Taylor, Harpsichord
Harpsichord virtuoso Justin Taylor, makes his PUC debut on our Performances Up Close series with his close collaborator, baroque violinist Théotime Langlois de Swarte. We asked him to share with us a few pieces of music that mean something to him
Playlist No. 73: 2023-24 Season Highlights
Get to know the artists appearing as part of our 2023-24 season through this playlist curated by PUC’s Director Marna Seltzer!
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.