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CANCELED: Alexi Kenney, Violin
Live Music Meditation Outdoors

Princeton University Concerts Debut


Sunday, October 10, 2021, 2:00 PM EDT, 5:30 PM EDT


Due to the possibility of inclement weather, Live Music Meditation: Outdoors with Alexi Kenney, violin, has been canceled.

We are disappointed that the projected weather forecast prevents us from holding Sunday’s program. We invite ticketholders to transfer their ticket(s) to one of our other upcoming Live Music Meditation Outdoors events. Please check your email for additional information or call our office (609.258.2800) on Monday for details.


$25 General | $10 Students

In the case of inclement weather, tickets will be refundable.

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, feeling its vibrations slowly fade into the splendor of nature. We invite you to experience our popular Breathe in Music program in a new outdoor format, combining meditation instruction by Matthew Weiner, Associate Dean in the Office of Religious Life, with live music performed by the next generation of classical music stars.

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. In April 2021, Alexi released his first recording, Paul Wiancko’s X Suite for Solo Violin, accompanied by a visual album that pairs each of the seven movements of X Suite with seven contemporary sculptures. He has been profiled by Musical America, Strings Magazine, and The New York Times, and has written for The Strad.

No prior experience with meditation necessary. Each event is limited to 50 participants, and advanced tickets are required for entry. Masks are encouraged. Patrons will be directed to a dedicated seat on the ground, and are asked to remain within this socially-distant space for the comfort of other attendees. If desired, patrons are encouraged to bring a blanket, mat, or chair for use during the meditation, as no seating is provided.

Co-sponsored by the Princeton University Office of Religious Life and Graduate School, and D&R Greenway Land Trust.

Afternoon Session (2PM):

Offering a midday reset within the timeless calm of the graduate college courtyard.

Twilight Session (5:30PM):

Welcoming you to unwind at dusk, watching the sunset together within the magical surroundings of the D&R Greenway Land Trust.

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Alexi Kenney Violin

Matthew Weiner Meditation Guide


An hour of meditation and music. Check back here following the event for a listing of performed music.