Boheme Opera of New Jersey

Trenton musician and educator Joseph Pucciatti  and pianist Sandra Milstein-Pucciatti co-founded Boheme Opera of New Jersey in 1981.  Its performances are held at The College of New Jersey. Its most current source of information is on its Facebook page, linked below. Website Facebook Page

Capital Philharmonic

The Capital Philharmonic is a classical orchestra formed in September, 2013 by musicians from the Greater Trenton Symphony Orchestra. performing under the direction of conductor Daniel Spalding. The Trenton War Memorial is their performance home. Their performances have featured a range of popular guest artists including Sarah Dash. 2014  WHYY Friday Arts interview and performance […]

Wilford “Bill” Holcomb

Wilford “Bill” Holcombe (1924-2010) was a flutist, saxophonist, composer arranger known for his work with such prominent musicians as Tommy Dorsey and Peter Nero, as well as his film scores.  He also founded Musicians Publications. A graduate of Trenton High school and Julliard, he remained in the area throughout his life.  He began playing with […]

Paul Robeson

Paul Robeson (1898-1976) was an  athlete, scholar, artist and activist who was revered for his almost superhuman talents and, at times, reviled for his political positions. He used his artistic talents, speaking skills and celebrity on behalf of the defendants in the infamous Trenton Six murder case. He was born in Princeton, New Jersey to […]

Richard Crooks

From his Wikipedia page: He was born on June 26, 1900 in Trenton, New Jersey. Following several concert seasons as an oratorio and song recital specialist, including the American premier of Mahler‘s Das Lied von der Erde, he traveled to Germany where he made hisoperatic debut in Hamburg as Cavaradossi in Puccini‘s Tosca in 1927. […]

Gloria Lane (Gussie Siet)

From her Wikipedia page: Gloria Lane (born June 6, 1930 (sic), Trenton, New Jersey) is an American operatic mezzo-soprano who had an active international performance career from 1949 to 1976. In her early career she distinguished herself by creating roles in the world premieres of two operas by Gian Carlo Menotti, the Secretary of the Consulate […]

George Antheil

Interactive Timelines by Erin Rabbitt (1900-1924) and Nicole DeStefano (1924-1959) A Lasting Impression: George Antheil and Trenton Makes Music: George Antheil was a composer who greatly contributed to the music scene in the early 1900s. Today, Antheil continues to be relevant, and is a great figure to come out of the area of Trenton. It […]

Joseph Pucciatti

From SJ Magazine Pucciatti grew up in the Chambersburg section of Trenton. He attended Trenton State College (now The College of New Jersey) and earned his teaching degree in music. He has taught in the Trenton schools for more than 30 years, currently teaching at an urban high school not far from where he spent […]