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Live Music Meditation:
Alexi Kenney, Violin

with meditation instruction by Matthew Weiner


Thursday, September 29, 2022, 12:30 PM EDT


Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall


Free, unticketed I Ticketing & COVID-19 Policies

When the first notes of [the music] threaded their way into my consciousness, they seemed to come from inside me…music wound its way through me as sound turned pure sensation.”

—The New York Times

Live Music Meditation

About the Event

Breathe in sound and silence through guided meditation as you listen to music more viscerally than ever before, meditating to the playing of violinist Alexi Kenney, guided by Matthew Weiner, Associate Dean in the Princeton University Office of Religious Life. This is a FREE, unticketed opportunity to indulge in attentive, focused, and mindful listening.

No prior experience with meditation necessary. Capacity is limited, and we advise participants to arrive early—although the event officially begins at 12:30PM, doors to the hall and meditation instruction will begin at 12:00PM (noon); all patrons will be asked to enter in silence. Doors will close once capacity is reached. The event will conclude by 1:30PM. If desired, attendees may bring floor seating (mat/cushion/etc); seating will be on stage, with chairs provided. For more information about the Live Music Meditation experience, check out this New York Times feature and Performance Today segment

About the Musician:

The recipient of a 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant and a 2020 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award, Alexi Kenney is building a career that defies categorization, following his interests, intuition, and heart. He is equally at home creating experimental programs and commissioning new works, soloing with major orchestras in the USA and abroad, and collaborating with some of the most celebrated musicians of our time.

Alexi Kenney will perform in the evening as part of the inaugural “Healing with Music” series event, exploring music’s role in brain injury recovery. He will also return to make his solo recital debut on the Concert Classics series in February in a program centered around the music of J.S. Bach.

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Alexi Kenney Violin

Matthew Weiner Meditation Instruction


  • Nicola Matteis

    Passaggio Rotto

  • J.S. Bach

    Sonata for Violin Solo No. 2 in A Minor, BWV 1003 – I. Grave

  • Nicola Matteis

    Fantasia in A Minor

  • Kaija Saariaho


  • Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber

    Passacaglia from ​Rosary Sonatas

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