Davone Tines, avant-garde bass-baritone singer and Harvard and Juilliard graduate, defies the convention of what it means to be “classical.” He has undoubtedly established himself as one of the most exciting singers of his generation.


Date:            Thursday, November 16, 2023

Time:           7:00PM Meet in the lobby for cocktails / 7:30PM Performance

Place:           Matthews Theater at the McCarter Theater Center, 91 University Place, Princeton, NJ


DAVONE TINES is a bass-baritone singer whom The New Yorker declared is “changing what it means to be a classical singer,”  Davóne Tines and his powerful voice first made waves leading operas by Kaija Saariaho (Only the Sound Remains), Matthew Aucoin (Crossing), and Terence Blanchard (Fire Shut Up in My Bones). But the Harvard and Juilliard graduate—who sang some of his first notes with his Baptist church choir in Virginia—really started turning heads with carefully curated, avant-garde recitals such as "Recital No. 1: MASS," a deeply personal statement that finds a throughline between Bach and the Agnus Dei. Whether in conventional roles at opera houses or with his own works that push the boundaries of what we consider “classical,” Tines has undoubtedly established himself as one of the most exciting singers of his generation. Check out this link to see him perform at the 2019 Harvard Commencement (Click Here) and don't miss his only 2023/2024 New Jersey performance! 


THIS IS NOT YET CONFIRMED, but we are trying to arrange a backstage "meet and greet" with him after the performance. 


ARRIVE AT 7:00PM that evening and gather with other Harvard alumni in the lobby of the Matthews Theater for good conversation before the 7:30PM performance.  Wear crimson so we can easily find each other.


RSVP BEFORE NOON ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH.  We have reserved excellent seats for this performance.  Unsold tickets will be released for sale to the general public after that date and time. 


Organizer:      Fred Larcombe (frederick@larcombe.us)

Cost:               $45 per person



Once you have successfully placed your order, an email from webmaster@theharvardclubofprinceton.org will immediately confirm your purchase.  Your tickets will be under your name at the McCarter Theater box office on the day of the performance.