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Book rates Princeton University as "best of best" for gays, lesbians - One of top 20 campuses in nation according to "The advocate College Guide for LGBT Students"

08/08/2006

Authors: Hilary Parker

The Princeton Packet

According to "The Advocate College Guide for LGBT Students", Princeton University is in the top 20 best campuses for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgenter students. The University's new LGBT Center opened in march of thie year, expanding upon the older LGBT student office.

Fenwick Hospitality Group ( Agricola Eatery) to Partner with Princeton University to Operate a Bar and Bistro at the Arts and Transit Project

12/02/2015

Princeton University has selected Fenwick Hospitality Group as its partner to operate a bar and bistro that are part of the Arts and Transit Project. The company's founder, Jim Nawn, who has been a Princeton area resident since 1999, owns Agricola, a popular Princeton eatery that offers a farm-to-table menu, in association with Great Road Farm.

The development of the Arts and Transit Project encompasses an area along University Place and Alexander Street just south of McCarter Theatre Center and just east of Forbes College. The two dining options will be a bar and bistro located in the former north and south station buildings, respectively.

Continue reading this story at http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S44/82/96E14/index.xml?section=topstories

Valid from 12/02/2015 to 01/30/2016

Piano Phenomenon Igor Levit's Only East Coast Appearance at Princeton University February 4

01/05/2016

Twenty-eight-year-old piano star Igor Levit will make his only East Coast recital appearance in a Princeton University Concerts debut on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 8PM in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall. After mesmerizing ten sold-out audiences this past December at New York City's Park Avenue Armory and setting critics ablaze for his interpretation of J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations in collaboration with performance artist Marina Abramovi?, this revolutionary young pianist will present J.S. Bach's Partita No. 4 in D Major BWV 828, Ludwig van Beethoven's "Tempest" Sonata No. 17 in D Minor Op. 31 No. 2, Franz Schubert's Moments musicaux Op. 94 D. 780, and Sergei Prokofiev's Sonata No. 7 in B-flat Major Op. 83. Levit will teach a master class, free and open to the public, to Princeton University students at 11AM in Taplin Auditorium prior to his recital. Princeton University Professor Scott Burnham will offer his thoughts on the program in a pre-concert talk at 7PM, free to all ticketholders.

When he made his debut at London's Queen Elizabeth Hall, Levit so astounded the audience that they forgot to applaud in between pieces, completely hypnotized by his playing. Ever since, he has continued to surpass and reshape the standard of piano virtuosity, boldly and triumphantly taking on projects that most musicians would not approach until much later in their careers. It is rare for such a young performer to so ubiquitously and tangibly take the world by storm, and even more rare when their music is as transcendent; "revelatory experiences like this don't come often in a lifetime." (BBC Music Magazine) Although critical acclaim has followed him all around the world, Levit does not get swept up in distracting ostentation; his playing is remarkably full of "technical brilliance, tonal allure, intellectual drive, and an elusive quality that the Germans indicate with the word Innigkeit, or inwardness." (The New Yorker) He has achieved the remarkable feat of asserting himself as both the most novel as well as one of the most respected of pianists within an extraordinarily short period of time.

In a concert series so intent on bringing performances "up close" and presenting the infinite youth and endlessly exciting possibility of classical music, Igor Levit—his magnetic sound, his youthful passion, the searching yet confident nature of his interpretations—promises to be the crux of Princeton University Concert's mission. Although already so well-respected, Levit is still at the beginning of his career. We are lucky to catch him at Princeton just as he is taking off.

TICKETS: $50, $40, $25 General; $10 Students. Tickets are available online at princetonuniversityconcerts.org, by phone at 609-258-9220, or in person two hours prior to the concert at the Richardson Auditorium Box Office

Valid from 01/05/2016 to 02/05/2016

Princeton University’s Theatre Intime Presents Gidion’s Knot

09/27/2015

A parent-teacher conference explodes into an interrogation of women’s roles as nurturers and educators via confrontation: part fistfight, part horror story, part philosophical reflection.

Seven performances of Gidion’s Knot will be held at the Hamilton-Murray Theatre at the following times:

Friday, October 9 at 8pm

Saturday, October 10 at 8pm

Sunday, October 11 at 2pm

Thursday, October 15 at 8pm

Friday, October 16 at 8pm

Saturday, October 17 at 2pm and 7pm

To purchase tickets, visit www.princeton.edu/utickets, Frist Campus Center Box Office (609-258-9220), or buy at the door!

Valid from 09/27/2015 to 10/18/2015

October Music at Princeton University

10/01/2015

October 2015 Music News & Updates 

Welcome in autumn with this incredible range of music! Here's what October 2015 has in store:

JACK Quartet © Henrik Olund

SO PERCUSSION 

WITH JACK QUARTET

 
Oct 1, 2015 at 7:30pm

TONIGHT

Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall
 

We are used to hearing: "please turn off your electronic devices" at most classical music events; this will not be the case when the Edward T. Cone Performers-in-Residence, SO Percussion present their first of two FREE performances in Princeton, joined by the incredibly vibrant JACK String Quartet. These remarkable musicians will not only offer the utterly unique sonority for which they are so famous, created by an extensive range of percussive instruments, but will also push past the frontier of typical instrumentation and venture into incorporating laptops, turntables, and re-purposed golf video game controllers as instruments in works by former Princeton graduate student Andrea Mazzariello, acclaimed composer Tristan Perich, S?'s own Jason Treutingand Princeton Professor Dan Trueman.

 

FREE admission. Reservations required.

Please call 609-258-9220 or RESERVE TICKETS NOW>

 

 
Oct 4, 2015 at 11:00am

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall
 

The Princeton University Glee Club invites one of the world's most renowned early music specialists, soprano Dame Emma Kirkby, to host a masterclass for select Princeton singers.  The class is FREE and open to the public.

 

Emma Kirkby & Jakob Lindberg© Malcolm Crowthers

Oct 4, 2015 at 7:30pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall
 

For 40 years Dame Emma Kirkby's uncommonly crystalline voice, her extraordinarily agile coloratura and her facility to communicate text have been adored by lovers of Renaissance and Baroque music, and have served as the primordial model for many specialists in this repertory. Even today, her recordings of repertoire from Dowland to Bach and beyond are considered "definitive." This is a rare and precious opportunity to hear this master of her craft in recital at Princeton, where she'll be performing a program of 17th Century English repertoire from Dowland to Purcell called "The Golden Age Revived." 

FREE event, but tickets are required. Please call 609-258-9220 or 

Oct 10, 2015 at 8:00pm

Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall
 

University Concert Jazz Ensemble conducted by Dr. Anthony D.J. Branker with guest pianist 

Jim Ridl plus The Jim Ridl Quartet, featuring trumpeter Philip Harper, bassist John Benitez, and drummer Donald Edwards.

Tickets $15 General; $5 Students

FREE for Princeton University Students through "Passport to the Arts"

 

Please call 609-258-9220 or BUY TICKETS NOW>  

       Gallicantus, directed by Gabriel Crouch (left)         © Susan Porter-Thomas

Oct 11, 2015 at 2:00pm & 4:30pm

Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall
 

"Songs of the Sibyl" - The Sibyls of Ancient Greece, we are told, were mystical women with prophetic powers. Princeton Glee Club's own Gabriel Crouch and his renowned Renaissance vocal ensemble bring their words to life in a program of the complete setting by Lassus paired with works by Hildegard von Bingen, and Princeton professors Dan Trueman and Dmitri Tymoczko. Part of the "PUC 125: Performances Up Close" series of one-hour concerts in-the-round, offering the audience the opportunity to sit on stage with the performers. 

Tickets $25 General; $10 Students

FREE for Princeton University Students through "Passport to the Arts"

 

Please call 609-258-9220 or BUY TICKETS ONLINE:

Buy HERE for 2pm

Buy HERE for 4:30pm

Oct 13, 2015 at 8:00pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall
 

After Sunday's concert in Richardson, Gallicantus will perform new works by Princeton graduate composers Jeff Snyder, Alex Dowling, Elliot Cole, Emma O'Halloran, Ninfea Cruttwell-Reade, Viet Cuong, Noah Kaplan, and Amanda Feery.  

 

FREE admission, reservations not required. 

Pavel Haas Quartet © Marco Borggreve

Oct 15, 2015 at 8:00pm

Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall 

 

Known as the foremost arbiters of their homeland's rich Romantic-era music, the Czech Republic-based  Pavel Haas String Quartet offers a few gems from this repertoire by Martinu and Dvo?ák, followed by Beethoven's titan Quartet Op. 59, No. 2 "Razumovsky."

 

Pre-concert talk by Prof. Scott Burnham at 7PM, free to all ticket holders. READ MORE>

 

$50, 40, 25 General; $10 Students

FREE for Princeton University Students through

"Passport to the Arts"

 

Please call 609-258-9220 or BUY TICKETS NOW>  

Oct 18, 2015 at 3:00pm

Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall 

 

Our resident ensemble of performance faculty, distinguished guest artists and supremely talented students will perform works by composers from the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp: 

Pavel Haas, Gideon Klein, Viktor Ullman, Hans Krása and Zikmund Schul. READ MORE>

 

$15 General; $5 Students

FREE for Princeton University Students through"Passport to the Arts"

 

Please call 609-258-9220 or BUY TICKETS NOW>  

ORCHESTRA FEATURING

S? PERCUSSION AND

CONCERTO COMPETITION 

WINNER PAUL CHANG '16, 

CLARINET.

 

Oct 23 & 24, 2015 at 7:30pm

Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall 

 

DAVID LANG                   man made, for percussion quartet and orchestra, 

                                         with S? Percussion

AARON COPLAND         Clarinet Concerto, 

                                         Paul Chang '16, clarinet

ROBERT SCHUMANN    Symphony No. 2, Op. 61

 

$15 General; $5 Students

FREE for Princeton University Students through

"Passport to the Arts"

 

Please call 609-258-9220 or BUY TICKETS ONLINE:

Buy HERE for Oct 23

Buy HERE for Oct 24

Calidore Quartet © Jeffrey Fasano

Oct 27, 2015 at 6:00pm & 9:00pm

Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall 

 

"Composer's Last Words," Part One

If you heard the Calidore Quartet on opening night of the Princeton University Concerts mainstage series collaborating with the Emerson Quartet, here's a great opportunity to get to know them in a different context. They put together a program of the last quartets written by beloved composers Mendelssohn and Mozart before their untimely deaths. A one hour concert offered with the audience on stage in-the-round, as part of Princeton University Concert's new series, "PUC125: Performances Up Close." Part two of "Composer's Last Words" will be offered by the Escher Quartet on March 24, 2016. 

 

Tickets $25 General; $10 Students

FREE for Princeton University Students through"Passport to the Arts"

 

Please call 609-258-9220 or BUY TICKETS ONLINE:

Buy HERE for 6pm

Buy HERE for 9pm

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Valid from 10/01/2015 to 11/01/2015

February Music Events at Princeton University

02/01/2016

It may be a shorter month, but just as much (if not more) music to look forward to!
Reminder: you can always update what kinds of events you'd like to be notified about by filling out this brief form.

 

Feb 4, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

Before his recital in Richardson Auditorium at 8PM as part of the Princeton University Concerts Classics Seriespiano virtuoso Igor Levit will work with three talented Princeton students. This class, free and open to the public, is an extraordinary opportunity to hear a truly extraordinary piano master's thoughts on three gems from the piano repertoire. 

 

PROGRAM:

BACH Overture in the French Style, BWV 831 

performed by Edward Leung '16
BEETHOVEN First Movement of Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Op. 110 

performed by Paul von Autenried '16

SCHUMANN Carnaval, Op. 9 

performed by 

Paul Noh 

'16

 

FREE and open to the public. 

No reservations required. 

 

Feb 4, 2016 at 8:00pm

Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

 

Twenty-eight-year-old piano star Igor Levit will make his only East Coast recital appearance in a Princeton University Concerts debut after mesmerizing ten sold-out audiences this past December at New York City's Park Avenue Armory, and setting critics ablaze for his interpretation of J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations in collaboration with performance artist Marina Abramovic.

 

Princeton University Professor Scott Burnham will offer his thoughts on the program in a pre-concert talk at 7PM, free to all ticket holders.

 

PROGRAM:

BACH Partita No. 4 in D Major, BWV 828
SCHUBERT Moments musicaux, Op. 94, D. 780
BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 17 in D Minor, Op. 31, No. 2 "Tempest"
PROKOFIEV Sonata No. 7 in B-flat Major, Op. 83

 

Tickets $50, $40, $25 general; $10 students; 

Please call 609-258-9220

 

or 

MASTERCLASS WITH 

DAVID SHIFRIN, CLARINET

FREE EVENT | MASTERCLASS

 

Feb 8, 2016 at 7:30pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

Princeton clarinet students will work with David Shifrin, a Grammy-nominated, Avery Fisher Prize-winning clarinetist. In addition to serving as principal clarinetist with the Cleveland Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra (under the baton of none-other than Leopold Stokowski) among others, he has received critical acclaim for his recitals at celebrated venues all over the world. Mr. Schifrin has collaborated with distinguished artists and ensembles such as Guarneri, Tokyo, and Emerson String Quartets, Wynton Marsalis, and pianists Emanuel Ax and André Watts. Having finished his residency at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center as its Artistic Director, he now serves on the faculty at the Yale School of Music.

 

 

FREE and open to the public. No reservations required.

JACK HILL, DOUBLE BASS

FREE EVENT | FACULTY RECITAL

 

Feb 11, 2016 at 7:30pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

Double bassist Jack Hill, a member of the performance faculty, will be joined by cellists Tomasz Rzeczycki and Bartosz Kaczmarski and Princeton University violin students Kristin Qian and Tabitha Oh in a program entitled "Dragonetti's London."

 

Throughout the 18th and early 19th centuries, musicians from Italy and elsewhere in Europe flocked to London, taking full advantage of the British fascination with Italian music and musicians and the many opportunities for freelance musicians. The double bassist, Domenico Dragonetti (1763-1846), was one of those musicians. Dragonetti's skills were legendary and his reputation had proceeded him, Dragonetti was the most sought after bassist and was always asked to lead bass sections, his pay matching many of the top musicians of the day. He was also the featured performer for many of the subscription chamber music concerts held in and around London, often in the home of wealthy patrons, playing both his own compositions and works arranged for double bass.  This recital is a recreation of such a concert.

 

PROGRAM:

BACH                 Trio for Two Cellos and Bass, BWV 1015 arr. Vincent Novello

DRAGONETTI    Duetto for Cello and Double Bass

                            Three Waltzes for Solo Double Bass

ROSSINI             Duetto for Cello and Double Bass

                            String Sonata in A Major

 

FREE and open to the public.  No reservations required.

JAZZ @ CAFÉ VIVIAN

FREE EVENT | PRINCETON UNIVERSITY JAZZ 

 

Feb 11, 2016 at 11:00pm

Café Vivian, Frist Campus Center

 

The Jazz @ Cafe Vivian series continues with the University Jazz Vocal Collectivecoached by Dr. Trineice Robinson-Martin and Dr. Anthony D.J. Branker

 

FREE and open to the public. 

No reservations required. 

ACRONYM: A PERIOD INSTRUMENT CONCERT

FREE EVENT 

 

Feb 15, 2016 at 7:30pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

Baroque string band ACRONYM, whose 2015 recording of Giovanni Valentini's instrumental works was lauded by critics for its "expertise, enthusiasm and an almost tactile sense of timbre" (Gramophone), joins forces with "brilliant and moving" (Early Music America) vocalists of Les Canards Chantants for a program featuring the unusual and enticing large-ensemble sonatas of Giovanni Valentini (c. 1582-1649), once Kapellmeister of the Holy Roman Empire. These works will be coupled with the first modern performances of a number of extracts from his Secondo libro di madrigali (1616).

 

FREE and open to the public.  No reservations required.

MIGUEL ZENÓN, ALTO SAXOPHONE/COMPOSER

FREE EVENT | LECTURE/DISCUSSION

 

Feb 17, 2016 at 7:30pm

Solley Theatre, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts

 

The Program in Latin American Studies presents a Conversation with and Performance by Miguel Zenon, a MacArthur "Genius" Award Fellow, Guggenheim Fellow, and multi-time Grammy nominee. Co-sponsored by the Program in Jazz Studies and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

 

FREE and open to the public.  

No reservations required.

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY 

JAZZ VESPERS ENSEMBLE

FREE EVENT | PRINCETON UNIVERSITY JAZZ 

 

Feb 17, 2016 at 8:00pm

Princeton University Chapel

 

The University Jazz Vespers Ensemble gives a free performance in the unique atmosphere of the University Chapel.

 

FREE and open to the public.   

No reservations required.

"SOUND OF BAMBOO"

RILEY LEE, SHAKUHACHI

FREE EVENT 

 

Feb 19, 2016 at 7:30pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

Riley Lee is a Grandmaster of the Shakuhachi, a Japanese end-blown flute. In 1980 he became the first non-Japanese person to achieve the rank of Grandmaster. In residence at the Department of Music this semester, he will offer a special recital for the community featuring a diverse selection of pieces from the shakuhachi repertoire, performed on a number of different sizes or lengths of instruments. 

 

PROGRAM

Several honkyoku ('main' or 'original pieces'), ancient anonymous works performed and transmitted as spiritual practice within the context of Zen Buddhism. 
 

A work based on the honkyoku style, composed in the early 20th century by Sakai Chikuho I
 

Two modern duets composed by graduate students at Princeton: one by alumna Frances White for shakuhachi and electronic sound, and one by Quinn Collins for shakuhachi and piano.
 

A selection of duos of traditional Celtic tunes arranged by and performed with Prof. Barbara White

A piece from Riley Lee's latest CD, co-composed by the performer and Australian composer John Cleworth.

 

FREE and open to the public. 

No reservations required. 
      

Eric Plutz, Organ

ERIC PLUTZ, ORGAN

FREE EVENT | PERFORMANCE FACULTY 

 

Feb 19, 2016 at 8:00pm

Princeton University Chapel

 

Composer Louis Vierne may be known only to organists, but you will have an opportunity to hear an All-Vierne program that will not be limited to organ-only music. Soprano and Princeton Alumna Sarah van der Ploeg '08 and Performance Faculty violist Jessica Thompson will join University Organist Eric Plutz in a program for Soprano, Viola, Piano and Organ. 

 

FREE and open to the public. 

No reservations required. 
      

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY GLEE CLUB PRESENTS:

LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY GLEE CLUB

 

Feb 20, 2016 at 6:30pm

Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

 

Ladysmith Black Mambazo is a South African choral male group from Ladysmith in KwaZulu-Natal. The four-time Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble will be presented by, and alongside, the Princeton University Glee Club as part of the Glee Club Presents series. Although they could bring down the house with their magnetic dance moves and witty onstage banter alone, today Ladysmith Black Mambazo is celebrated as one of the finest a cappella groups in the world, with a sound that is as captivating as it is unmistakable. Proclaimed by The Guardian as "one of the most revered singing groups on Earth," they are the most enduring ambassadors for South African musical culture for over fifty years. The group's story is indelibly bound to the struggle and extraordinary emergence of the free South African nation at the end of the last century. 

 

Tickets $15 Adults, $5 Students; Please call 609-258-9220

 or 

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY JAZZ FACULTY: 

COMPOSING IN THE MOMENT

FREE EVENT | PRINCETON UNIVERSITY JAZZ

 

Feb 20, 2016 at 8:30pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

Recital with tenor & soprano saxophonist Ralph Bowen, guitarist Bruce Arnold, pianist Michael Cochrane, bassist Brian Glassman, drummer Vince Ector, and musical director Dr. Anthony D. J. Branker

 

FREE and open to the public.  No reservations required.

RICHARDSON CHAMBER PLAYERS:

INVITATION TO THE DANCE

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY CONCERTS EVENT 

 

Feb 21, 2016 at 3:00pm

Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

 

The resident ensemble of performance faculty, distinguished guest artists and supremely talented students presents three concerts each academic year. This will be their second concert of the 2015-16 season.

 

PROGRAM:

LUIGI BOCCHERINI Guitar Quintet in G Major, G. 448 "Fandango"

MAURICE RAVEL La Valse, for Two Pianos

JOHANN STRAUSS, arr. Arnold Schoenberg Emperor Waltzes

MANUEL DE FALLA 7 Canciones populares españoles for Voice and Guitar

DARIUS MILHAUD Scaramouche, Op. 165b for Two Pianos

 

Performers: 
Anna Lim, Violin; Demi Fang '17, Violin; Jessica Thompson, Viola; Susannah Chapman, Cello; Laura Oltman, Guitar; Jayn Rosenfeld, Flute; Jo-Ann Sternberg, Clarinet; Francine Kay, Piano; Paul von Autenried '16, Piano; Min Joo Yi '16, Piano; Rochelle Ellis, Soprano

 

Tickets $15 general; $5 students.

Please call 609-258-9220 

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY 

JAZZ VESPERS ENSEMBLE

FREE EVENT | PRINCETON UNIVERSITY JAZZ 

 

Feb 21, 2016 at 11:00am

Princeton University Chapel

 

The University Jazz Vespers Ensemble gives a free performance in the unique atmosphere of the University Chapel.

 

FREE and open to the public.  

No reservations required.

TETZLAFF TRIO

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY CONCERTS EVENT

 

Feb 25, 2016 at 8:00pm

Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

 

In the crowded and entangled landscape of violin virtuosi, Christian Tetzlaff has achieved superstardom over the course of three decades in the public eye. Following a triumphant solo recital two seasons ago on our series, he returns this year with the Tetzlaff Trio, a rare configuration that includes pianist Lars Vogt and cellist (and sister) Tanja Tetzlaff. It will be the first piano trio on our stage in over ten years, and we are celebrating the occasion with a program of absolute treasures that anchor the 19th-century piano trio repertoire. This is not a collection of artists who tour through the states together more than once in a blue moon, so please be sure to put this one on your calendar. 

 

The Princeton Girlchoir will present a pre-concert performance at 7PM, free to all ticketholders. 

 

PROGRAM:

SCHUMANN Trio No. 2 in F Major, Op. 80

DVORÁK      Trio No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 90, "Dumky"

BRAHMS      Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8

 

Tickets $50, $40, $25 general; $10 students. 

Please call 609-258-9220 

DANA RAMIREZ '16, VIOLIN AND PIANO

FREE EVENT | STUDENT SENIOR RECITAL

 

Feb 28, 2016 at 3:00pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

Dana Ramirez has just returned to campus from London, where she studied at the Royal College of Music this past fall semester as part of Princeton University's partnership with the conservatory. This senior recital is part of the Certificate in Musical Performance. 

 

PROGRAM:

SAINT-SAËNS  Violin Sonata No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 15

                             Dana Ramirez, violin

                             Dasha Koltunyuk, piano

LISZT                Années de pèlerinage II, S.16: No. 5 - Sonetto 104 del Petrarca

                             Dana Ramirez, piano

WIENIAWSKI    Violin Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp Minor, Op. 14

                             Dana Ramirez, violin

                             Gloria Yin, piano

 

FREE and open to the public. No reservations required.

Valid from 02/01/2016 to 03/01/2016

"Princeton Tonight," Princeton University's First and Only Student Television Show Premiers Feb 27

02/19/2016

"Princeton Tonight," Princeton University's first and only student-run broadcast television show, will air its premiere episode on Saturday, February 27th. Hosted by Jordan Salama, the program features interviews with notable figures in the entertainment industry and beyond, as well as sketches and other pre-recorded comedy shorts.  The show is produced out of the Princeton University Broadcast Center in conjunction with Princeton Film Productions. 

The premiere episode features an interview and performance by Billy Joel band member Mike DelGuidice. DelGuidice's story is like no other: a self-taught musician, he's gone from playing piano bars at age 16 to touring the country with the Piano Man himself. 

The show will air throughout central New Jersey on Comcast and Verizon channel 20 at 8 p.m. A premiere screening event will be held in East Pyne 010 on Princeton University's campus at 8 p.m. and is open to the public. The episode will also be available on "Princeton Tonight's" YouTube channel (Princeton Tonight) shortly after it airs. Follow "Princeton Tonight" on Facebook (Princeton Tonight) and Twitter for updates and additional content.

Valid from 02/19/2016 to 02/28/2016

Music at Princeton University April 2016

03/26/2016

April 2016 Music Events

Welcome in the spring with a vibrant assortment of beautiful music!
Reminder: you can always update what kinds of events you'd like to be notified about by filling out this brief form.

NOAH FISHMAN, COMPOSER

 

April 1, 2016 at 7:30pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

What happens when you try to synthesize and integrate a foreign musical tradition into an existing performance and composition practice? Noah Fishman has explored this in Lyssna, a senior thesis composition and recital. 

 

The recital will feature Lyssna, a string quartet in five movements, as well as solo instrumental pieces, improvisations, and video projections, collectively serving as a prism through which to expand and distill the slanting harmonies and rhythms of Swedish folk music. 

 

Featuring Noah Fishman on electric and upright bass, mandolin, piano, and guitar. Also featuring Emma Powell '17, Samantha Cody '17, Sam Matzner '17, Calvin VanZytveld '19, and a handful of surprise guests!

 

FREE and open to the public. No reservations required.

MASTERCLASS WITH 

FABIAN ALMAZAN 

MASTERCLASS | FREE

 

April 1, 2016 at 12:00pm

McAlpin Hall, Woolworth Center

 

The Program in Jazz Studies is excited to announce that composer/pianist Fabian Almazan will be on campus for a short residency April 1-2, 2016.  An alumnus of the Brubeck Institute and the Manhattan School of Music, Almazan now plays with Terence Blanchard and tours North and South America, Asia and Europe.  Almazan, born in Cuba and raised in Miami, has a style that "rings of multiplicity", according to The New York Times.  Not only are Almazan's compositions noted for their beauty and diversity, but "Almazan's achievement is how he arrays all these contrasting textures and colors into a powerful, conflicted portrait of our time." (Jazz Times)

 

FREE and open to the public. No reservations required.

NATALIE HEJDUK, ORGAN

 

April 2, 2016 at 3:00pm

Princeton University Chapel

 

Natalie Hejduk is the first Princeton student to pursue a Certificate in Performance for the pipe organ.  Her recital will feature German, French, and American organ music from the Baroque era to the twentieth century.

 

FREE and open to the public. No reservations required.

FABIAN ALMAZAN & RHIZOME IN CONCERT

PROGRAM IN JAZZ STUDIES EVENT | FREE

 

April 2, 2016 at 8:00pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

After treating us to a masterclass on April 1, composer/pianist Fabian Almazan will continue his residency by offering a concert with the group Rhizome featuring featuring vocalist/guitarist Camila Meza, bassist Linda Oh, and drummer Henry Cole, with string quartet.
 

FREE and open to the public. No reservations required.

THE PRINCETON PIANISTS

ENSEMBLE PRESENTS:

NIGHTFALL

 

April 2, 2016 at 8:00pm

Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

 

The Princeton Pianists Ensemble, famous for its presentation of music on up to five pianos at one time, presents its spring concert. Nightfall features performers from La Vie en Cello and the Princeton University Ballet. The performance will include original student arrangements of a broad array of both classical and popular music, featuring full audiovisual effects, and collaboration with cellists and dancers. 

 

PROGRAM
TCHAIKOVSKY    
Symphony No. 1, Mvmt 1 for 5 pianos, 10 hands arr. Gloria Yin 

LLOYD WEBBER  Phantom of the Opera for 3 pianos, 12 hands arr. Marcus Spiegel

SAINT-SAENS       Danse Macabre for 5 pianos, 10 hands, 5 cellos arr. Will Atkinson

MENDELSSOHN   A Midsummer Night's Dream for 2 pianos, 8 hands, 6 dancers

DEBUSSY              Variations on Clair de Lune for 2 pianos, jazz band arr. David Nie Symphonie

BERLIOZ                Fantastique for 5 pianos, 10 hands arr. Paul von Autenried
 
Tickets $15 General; $10 Seniors/Children; $8 Students;

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RICHARDSON CHAMBER PLAYERS: "PARISIAN SPRING"

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY CONCERTS

 

April 3, 2016 at 3:00pm

Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

 

Spring is the season of renewal. By the turn of the twentieth century, a similar spring effect was stirring the artistic climate of Paris as the city grew into the cultural capital of the Western world. The composer's featured in this program contributed, in one way or another, to the musical innovations of early twentieth-century Paris, and were likewise affected by the many threads of modernism in the cultural makeup of "the city of light." You will experience, through chamber music, the Parisian Spring.

 

PROGRAM

IBERT           Deux Stèles Orientées                        

DE FALLA    Psyché                         

DEBUSSY    Sonata for flute, viola, and harp                       

RAVEL         Chansons madécasses                   

MILHAUD    Symphonies pour petit orchestre

 

PERFORMERS

Elaine Christy, harp; Jack Hill, double bass; Anna Lim, violinAlistair MacRae, cello; 

Sarah Pelletiersoprano; Michael Pratt, conductor; Barbara Rearick, mezzo-soprano; 

Jayn Rosenfeldflute; Jo-Ann Sternberg, clarinet; Matt Sullivan, oboe; Jennifer Tao, piano; Jessica Thompson, viola; Robert Wagner, bassoon; Monica Wei '17, piccolo;

 

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ALYSON BEVERIDGE '16, SOPRANO

STUDENT SENIOR RECITAL | FREE

 

April 3, 2016 at 7:30pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

PROGRAM

BACH Cantata 199: Mein Herze Schwimmt Im Blut

BARBER  Knoxville: Summer 1915

WEILL Excerpts from Die Sieben Todsünden

MASSENET "Il est doux, il est bon" from Herodiade

BOCK Selections from Musicals by Jerry Bock

 

FREE and open to the public. No reservations required.

PRINCETON SOUND KITCHEN PRESENTS:

"BLOOM AND BUZZ"

CONTEMPORARY MUSIC | FREE

 

April 5, 2016 at 8:00pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

The Princeton Sound Kitchen is an experimental series in which professional musicians perform new works by Princeton composition faculty and graduate students. This concert will feature compositions by graduate students Bora Yoon, Viet Cuong, Noah Kaplan, Daniel Silliman, and Kendall Williams.

 

FREE and open to the public. No reservations required.

PAUL LEWIS, PIANO 

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY CONCERTS

 

April 7, 2016 at 8:00pm

Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

 

When Paul Lewis appeared with violinist Lisa Batiashvili in Princeton last year, it was clear that a solo return was paramount. Princeton University Concerts is excited to welcome back this multiple Gramophone-winning pianist for the most Romantic program of the season. As a compliment to this concert, the Ellipses Slam Poetry Team--a group of talented Princeton University undergraduate poets who have been recognized as one of the top Slam Poetry teams in the nation--will perform in tribute to the Romantic period in a pre-concert event at 7PM, free to all ticketholders.

 

PROGRAM
BRAHMS        Three Intermezzi, Op. 117
SCHUBERT    Sonata No. 9 in B Major, D. 575
BRAHMS        Four Ballades, Op. 10
LISZT              Après une lecture du Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata ("Dante" Sonata)

 

Tickets $50, $40, $25 general; $10 students; 

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MASTERCLASS WITH PIANIST PAUL LEWIS 

MASTERCLASS | FREE

 

April 8, 2016 at 10:00am

Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall 

 

After his recital the previous evening as part of the Princeton University Concerts Classics Series, piano legend Paul Lewis will work with three talented Princeton students. This class, free and open to the public, is an extraordinary opportunity to hear a truly extraordinary piano master's thoughts on three gems from the piano repertoire. 

 

FREE and open to the public. No reservations required.

FIFTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON THE 

MUSIC OF AFRICA

FREE

 

April 8-9, 2016 10:00am - 6:00pm

Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall 

 

Directed by Professor Kofi Agawu, the two-day event will feature workshops, lecture-demonstrations, and concerts by African master musicians from Burkina Faso, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Kenya, and Nigeria. Performers include Olivier Tarpaga and the Dafra Kura Band, seperewa player Osei Korankye, mbira musicians Chartwell Dutiro, Jennifer Kyker and Tendai Mapurta, and drummers and dancers of the Ahenemma Cultural Group (led by Kwame Owusu). The keynote speaker will be Professor Bode Omojola of Mount Holyoke College. Workshops will be led or moderated by Professors Jean Ngoya Kidula (University of Georgia) and Kwasi Ampene (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor).

 

For a complete schedule of events and to register, please click HERE

THOMAS REEVES '16, PIANO

STUDENT SENIOR RECITAL | FREE

 

April 10, 2016 at 3:00pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

PROGRAM

HAYDN                  Andante with Variations 

                              in F Minor, Hob. XVII/6

SCHOENBERG    Suite for Piano, Op. 25

T. REEVES           Crossbeams (2016)

SCHUMANN         Novelletten, Op. 21

 

FREE and open to the public.  No reservations required.

MASTERCLASS WITH 

VIOLINIST DAVID KIM

MASTERCLASS | FREE

 

April 12, 2016 at 3:30pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

Before his recital in the same venue, violinist David Kimthe concertmaster of and soloist with, the legendary Philadelphia Orchestra will work with talented Princeton undergraduate violinists. An alumnus of The Juilliard School, where he earned both his Bachelor's and his Master's degrees, Mr. Kim was a student of the famed pedagogue Dorothy DeLay. 

 

 

FREE and open to the public. 

No reservations required.

DAVID KIM, VIOLIN

RECITAL | FREE

 

April 12, 2016 at 7:00pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

After offering a Master Class to Princeton University students at 3PM, David Kim will present a recital free and open to the public. Kim has been the concertmaster of, and soloist with, the legendary Philadelphia Orchestra for over fifteen years. In 1986, he was the only American to win a prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, and in 1990 he was a prizewinner at the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. In the midst of his acclaim at competitions, Mr. Kim also founded the Kingston Chamber Music Festival at the University of Rhode Island, and incorporated an annual outreach program to thousands of elementary school kids. 

 

 

FREE and open to the public.  No reservations required.

JULIEN LABRO, 

ACCORDION/ BANDONEON/ ACCORDINA:

"THE BIG SQUEEZE"

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY CONCERTS, 

PUC125 PERFORMANCES UP CLOSE SERIES

 

April 14, 2016 at 6:00pm & 9:00pm

Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

 

Accordion virtuoso Julien Labro is set to make his Princeton debut--as is the accordion. The last offering of this season's PUC125: Performances Up Close series, the two one-hour-long concerts will present a unique opportunity to discover the rich repertoire of the accordion, and its relatives the accordina and bandoneón, for the very first time in the history of PUC. Equally at home performing traditional Latin music in performing arts centers, free jazz in clubs, and hooks on techno tracks, Labro is a true Renaissance man. He brings us two sets of music in the round; first we are treated to a program of accordion music from around the world, then he is joined by a band for a jazz nightcap. 

 

NEW: ENCORE, in partnership with the Princeton University Art Museum

In between the two "Big Squeeze" programs, squeeze in some art! At 7:30PM and 8:00PM the museum will salute the concerts' South American repertoire with a special, 30-minute tour of its Art of the Ancient Americas galleries. Free and open to all.

 

PROGRAM

6PM: Music by Bernhard MoliqueAstor PiazzollaIsaac AlbénizGabriel FauréFernando Otero and Julien Labro

9PM: An hour of jazz performed by Labro, Gregg Kallor, bassist Jorge Roeder, and drummer Richie Barshay.

 

$25 General; $10 Students; buy tickets to both programs and save 20%!

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JAZZ @ CAFÉ VIVIAN

PROGRAM IN JAZZ STUDIES | FREE 

 

April 14, 2016 at 11:00pm

Café Vivian, Frist Campus Center

 

The Jazz at Café Vivian series continues featuring the University Art Blakey Jazz Messengers Ensemble, coached by Jim Ridl.

 

FREE and open to the public. 

No reservations required. 

MICHAEL MANNING '17, COUNTERTENOR

A RECITAL OF ENGLISH SONGS, FROM DOWLAND TO BRITTEN

STUDENT JUNIOR RECITAL  | FREE

 

April 16, 2016 at 3:00pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

Studying abroad at the Royal College of Music with acclaimed countertenor Lawrence Zazzo this past fall, countertenor Michael Manning '17 became interested in the art of the English Song. He will trace the long history of English music for countertenors in his junior recital as part of the Program in Musical Performance, joined by lutenist John Lacombe, pianist Eric Plutz, and tenor David Kellett

 

PROGRAM

Songs by JOHN DOWLAND, HENRY PURCELL, RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, HERBERT HOWELLS, and BENJAMIN BRITTEN

 

FREE and open to the public.  No reservations required.

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY GLEE CLUB: 

BACH'S B MINOR MASS

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY GLEE CLUB AND CHAMBER CHOIR

 

April 17, 2016 at 7:30pm

Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall
 

The Princeton University Glee Club and Chamber Choir, under conductor Gabriel Crouch, performs the masterpiece by Johann Sebastian Bach that may rightly be called the summation of his life's work: The Mass in B Minor, BWV 232. The choir will be joined by a professional baroque orchestra and an extraordinary cast of soloists - Jessica Petrus (soprano), Barbara Rearick (mezzo), Tom Cooley (tenor) and Dashon Burton (bass). 

 

PROGRAM

J.S. BACH Mass in B Minor, BWV 232

 

$15 General; $5 Students; 
     

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"INFORMATION FLOW IN MUSIC"

MUSICOLOGY COLLOQUIUM WITH 

PROFESSOR DAVID TEMPERLEY, EASTMAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC

GUEST LECTURE | FREE

 

April 18, 2016 at 4:30pm

Room 102, Woolworth Center

 

Professor David Temperley, visiting from the Eastman School of Music, will speak about an important principle in many musical styles: the principle of Uniform Information Density (UID), which states that communication is optimal when information flows at a fairly uniform, moderate rate. Prof. Temperley will apply this principal to music, discussing its applications in several diverse areas of music: rules of Renaissance counterpoint, the construction of classical themes, and patterns of expressive performance.

 

FREE and open to the public. No reservations required.

plork

PRINCETON LAPTOP ORCHESTRA (PLOrk) PRESENTS: HUMAN MODULAR

CONTEMPORARY MUSIC | FREE

 

April 18, 2016 at 8:00pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

PLOrk, the Princeton Laptop Orchestra, presents "Human Modular," a program of live electronic music that explores how technology both connects and disconnects us from each other. Two classic works by John Cage and a piece from the 1980s by Nicolas Collins are combined with new compositions by the ensemble and a raucous electronic arrangement of a Swedish folk song. 

 

FREE and open to the public. No reservations required. 

PRINCETON SOUND KITCHEN

COMPOSITION GENERALS CONCERT | FREE 

 

April 19, 2016 at 8:00pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

The Princeton Sound Kitchen is an experimental series in which professional musicians perform new works by Princeton composition faculty and graduate students. This concert will feature compositions by graduate students Bora Yoon, Florent Ghys, Yuri Boguinia, Kendall Williams, and Anna Pidgorna responding to works by Stravinsky, Abdel Wahab, Webern, Beethoven, and Pärt.

 

FREE and open to the public. No reservations required.

UNIVERSITY JAZZ VESPERS ENSEMBLE

PROGRAM IN JAZZ STUDIES | FREE

 

April 20, 2016 at 8:00pm

Princeton University Chapel

 

The University Jazz Vespers Ensemble gives a free performance in the unique atmosphere of the University Chapel.

 

FREE and open to the public. No reservations required.

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA: 

STRAUSS & SHOSTAKOVICH

 

April 21, 2016 at 7:30pm

April 23, 2016 at 7:30pm

Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

 

Michael Pratt, Conductor. Stuart B. Mindlin Memorial Concert. 

 

This is a program of beloved blockbusters that will show the range of the orchestra -- the two works are as different as they can be. Yet their journeys are similar. Richard Strauss' Death and Transfiguration combines 19th century Romantic lushness and spirituality in portraying a soul's journey from struggling with death to ecstatic redemption, while Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5 is an exploration of 20th century tortured introspection moving from wintery bleakness to blazing triumph. 

 

PROGRAM

STRAUSS               Death and Transfiguration, Op. 24

SHOSTAKOVICH   Symphony No. 5, Op. 47.  

 

$15 General; $5 Students; 
    

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DANA RAMIREZ '16, VIOLIN

STUDENT SENIOR RECITAL | FREE

 

April 22, 2016 at 7:30pm 

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

Dana Ramirez has just returned to campus from London, where she studied at the Royal College of Music this past fall semester as part of Princeton University's partnership with the conservatory. This senior recital is part of the Certificate in Musical Performance, and had originally been scheduled for February of this year. 

 

PROGRAM:

SAINT-SAËNS  Violin Sonata No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 15

                             Dana Ramirez, violin

                             Dasha Koltunyuk, piano

LISZT                Années de pèlerinage II, S.16: No. 5 - Sonetto 104 del Petrarca

                             Dana Ramirez, piano

WIENIAWSKI    Violin Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp Minor, Op. 14

                             Dana Ramirez, violin

                             Gloria Yin, piano

 

FREE and open to the public. No reservations required.

OMG: A SENIOR THESIS OPERA 

BY STEPHANIE LEOTSAKOS '16

FREE EVENT

 

April 23, 2016 at 3:00pm

April 24, 2016 at 3:00pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

An original chamber opera traversing six different time periods, beginning in the year 550 CE and ending in the modern day. A senior thesis production advised by Prof. Donnacha Dennehy. The hour-long opera will be followed by a Q&A with the composer at 4PM. 

 

FREE and open to the public.  No reservations required.

PAUL VON AUTENRIED '16, PIANO

STUDENT SENIOR RECITAL | FREE

 

April 24, 2016 at 7:30pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

PROGRAM

BACH                Toccata in G Minor, BWV 915

                           Prelude and Fugue in G Minor                                  from The Well Tempered

                            Clavier, Book I, BWV 861

                           English Suite No. 3 in G minor, BWV 808

BEETHOVEN    Sonata in A-flat Major, Op. 110

FRANCK           Prelude, Chorale, and Fugue, M21

FREE and open to the public. No reservations required.

PRINCETON SOUND KITCHEN PRESENTS

MOBIUS PERCUSSION

CONTEMPORARY MUSIC EVENT | FREE

 

April 26, 2016 at 8:00pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

The Princeton Sound Kitchen is an experimental series in which professional musicians perform new works by Princeton composition faculty and graduate students. In this concert, Mobius Percussion, a Brooklyn-based quartet renowned for their immersive performances, will perform new compositions by Quinn Collins, Matthew McBane, and Dave Molk

 

FREE and open to the public. No reservations required.

MATTHIAS GOERNE, BARITONE

ALEXANDER SCHMALCZ, PIANO

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY CONCERTS

 

April 28, 2016 at 8:00pm*

Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

 

Experience the deeply personal lieder of Schubert at his peak. The Princeton University Concerts series closes with the baritone who has been called the heir of the late Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, singing the repertoire that made him a star.

 

PROGRAM

SCHUBERT  Die Schöne Mullerin, D. 795

 

*with a pre-concert event at 7PM free to all ticketholders: a reading of winning student poetry/prose from the 2015-16 Creative Reactions Contest

 

$50, $40, $25 General; $10 Students; 

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ALICE TERRETT '16, JAZZ BASS

STUDENT SENIOR RECITAL | PROGRAM IN JAZZ STUDIES | FREE

 

April 30, 2016 at 3:00pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

A jazz performance covering a range of genres, from jazz standards to original compositions, including a taste of musical theatre. With talented horn players and a killing rhythm section, this will be a funky performance not to be missed.

 

Songs by Charles Mingus, Steve Kuhn, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and Stephen Sondheim, plus a few original compositions

 

FREE and open to the public. No reservations required.

Valid from 03/26/2016 to 05/01/2016

Single Tickets to All Concerts in the 2016-17 Princeton University Concerts Series on Sale Now

08/01/2016

Single tickets to all concerts in the 2016-17 Princeton University Concerts ("PUC") Concert Classics Series, Beethoven String Quartet Cycle, All-in-the-Family Series, and Richardson Chamber Players are now on sale, online only, at princetonuniversityconcerts.org. Patrons are now also able to buy single tickets to the Béla Fleck/Abigail Washburn Special Event, as well as the first of the PUC125: Performances Up Close concertsThese tickets will be available by phone and in person as of Tuesday, September 6, 2016. 

 

PUC is offering a more abundant selection of concerts than ever before in its 123-year history. Anchored by the complete cycle of Beethoven's sixteen string quartets, performed by the Takács Quartet in a series of six concerts, the season is poised to celebrate the bright spectrum of classical music. In the Concert Classics Series, 25-year-old piano star Daniil Trifonov's Princeton debut alongside his teacher Sergei Babayan in October will give way in the spring to the return of legendary pianist Murray Perahia. Metropolitan Opera favorite Jamie Barton, "opera's nose-studded rock star" (The New York Times) will offer an intimate debut recital in Richardson Auditorium before the 25-voice Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir fills the Princeton University Chapel a few months later.

 

 

A return of last season's favorites includes Christian Tetzlaff, joining his long-time friend Pamela Frank in a rare recital of violin duos, family concerts for youngsters 3-6 ("Baby Got Bach") and kids 6-12 ("Meet the Music"), as well as the cutting-edge PUC125: Performances Up Close initiative with audience seated onstage around the performers in casual, hour-long concerts. In collaboration with artists from other fields—including Adobe Creative Resident designer Craig Winslow—this season PUC125 will expand its scope. At each of the four concerts in the series, the Richardson stage will undergo a transformation unique to each particular program. The curated multimedia environment promises to heighten and extend the listener's experience of the music in this fusion of art forms. Single tickets for these concerts will be available two months before each concert. At this time, tickets to violinist Augustin Hadelich and guitarist Pablo Sáinz Villegas' "Histoire du Tango" program on September 29, 2016 are now released online.

 

 

For a complete listing of concerts visit princetonuniversityconcerts.org.

 

 

SINGLE TICKET PRICES

 

 

Concert Classics Series Concerts – 9 Thursday Nights

 

 

Jamie Barton, mezzo-soprano; Belcea String Quartet; Sergei Babayan, piano & Daniil Trifonov, piano; Takács String Quartet (2 concerts); Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir; Hagen String Quartet; Pamela Frank, violin & Christian Tetzlaff, violin; Murray Perahia, piano.
$50, $40, $25 general / $10 students with valid ID

 

 

PUC125 Series – 4 pairs of one-hour concerts presented in the round on the Richardson stage of Alexander Hall

 

Augustin Hadelich, violin & Pablo Sáinz Villegas guitar; Colin Currie, percussion; Benjamin Bagby, voice/anglo-saxon harp; Pekka Kuusisto, violin & Nico Muhly, piano.
$25 general / $10 student

 

 

Beethoven Up Close Series – performed by Takács Quartet, hosted by Princeton Professor Emeritus Scott Burnham

 

 

While two of the concerts in the Beethoven Complete String Quartet Cycle are part of the Concert Classics Series, the remaining four are presented in an intimate in-the-round setup.

 

 

$40 general / $10 student

 

 

Special Event
Béla Fleck, banjo & Abigail Washburn, banjo/voice

 

 

$40 general / $15 students

 

 

Family Concerts – 2 Concerts
$10 adults / $5 kids, buy both and save 20% off single ticket prices

 

 

Richardson Chamber Players 3 Sunday afternoon concerts featuring Princeton's resident ensemble of performance faculty, distinguished guest artists and supremely talented students  
$15 general / $5 student

 

 

HOW TO BUY SINGLE TICKETS:

 

 

ONLINE
princetonuniversityconcerts.org

 

 

BY PHONE, as of Tuesday, September 6, 2016
609-258-9220

 

 

IN PERSON
Frist Campus Center Ticket Office (open Monday-Saturday, 11am-5pm), after September 6, 2016

 

 

SUBSCRIPTION PRICES (the best deal):?

 

 

Concert Classics Series - 9 Thursday night concerts, save up to 30%
$310, $255, $140

 

 

Make Your Own Series
Choose 3 or more different concerts from all of our offerings, except PUC125, and save 10% off single ticket prices.

 

 

Richardson Chamber Players – 3 Sunday Afternoon Concerts
All subscriptions just $39 or add these concerts to a Classics series for just $24

 

 

HOW TO BUY SUBSCRIPTION TICKETS:

All subscriptions must be bought through the Concert Office. To subscribe, call 609-258-2800 [Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm] or visit princetonuniversityconcerts.org

For further information please contact Dasha Koltunyuk at 609-258-6024 or dkoltuny@princeton.edu

Valid from 08/01/2016 to 10/01/2016

September Events @Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University

08/30/2016

Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University

Event Listings September 2016

609­258­5262

 

Title: “Performing Beckett” with Lisa Dwan, presented by the Fund for Irish Studies

Date: September 16

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Location: James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau St., Princeton

Description: Internationally-acclaimed Irish actress Lisa Dwan will discuss her recent performances of the plays of Samuel Beckett, which had sold-out engagements from London’s Royal Court Theatre to New York’s Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Free and open to the public

For more information: http://arts.princeton.edu/events/fund-irish-studies-lisa-dwan-performing-beckett/

 

Title: Reading by Maylis De Kerangal and Viet Thanh Nguyen, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing

Date: September 19

Location: McCormick Hall, Room 101 on the Princeton campus

Time: 4:30 p.m 

Description: French author of The Heart, Maylis De Kerangal, and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Viet Thanh Nguyen read from and discuss their work in a Belknap Global Conversation, presented in cosponsorship with Princeton’s Council for the Humanities, with additional support from the Program in American Studies, Department of Comparative Literature, and the Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication.

Free and open to the public

For more information: http://arts.princeton.edu/events/reading-maylis-de-kerangal-viet-thanh-nguyen-2/

 

 

Title: Reading by Jenny Johnson and Joy Williams, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing 

Date: September 21  

Location: Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center, 91 University Place, Princeton

Time: 4:30 p.m   

Description: 2016-17 Princeton Hodder Fellow and poet Jenny Johnson and writer Joy Williams, finalist for both a National Book Award in Fiction and a Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, open the Althea Ward Clark W’21 Reading Series.

Free and open to the public

For more information: http://arts.princeton.edu/events/reading-jenny-johnson-joy-williams/

 

Title: Emerging Writers Reading by Teddy Wayne, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing

Date: September 30

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau St., Princeton, NJ
Description: Award-winning novelist Teddy Wayne and four seniors in the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing at Princeton University read from their work. The Emerging Writers Reading Series, showcases senior thesis students of the Program in Creative Writing with established writers as special guests. 

Free and open to the public

For more information: http://arts.princeton.edu/events/tag/reading-series/

Photo credit: Award-winning novelist Teddy Wayne, photo by Kate Greathead

 

Title: Princeton French Theater Festival

Dates: September 22-October 6

Description: A series of seven theater and dance performances organized by Florent Masse of Princeton’s Department of French and Italian in collaboration with the Lewis Center for the Arts.

Free and open to the public, but reservations required

For more information: http://arts.princeton.edu/events/tag/french-theater-festival/

 

Full Schedule:

Title: Dans la Solitude des Champs de Coton (In the Loneliness of the Cotton Fields) by Bernard-Marie Koltès

Dates/Times: September 22 & 23, 8 P.M.

Location: Frick Chemistry Building / Atrium

Description: In an undefined and timeless place, a dealer and a client meet. The two protagonists assess one another before launching into a quarrel of words, full of poetry.  Roland Auzet stages and sets to music this famous play by Bernard-Marie Koltès in an all-new version, with a twist: each spectator will participate using a set of headphones. Performed in French.

 

Title: Clôture de l’amour (Closing of Love) by Pascal Rambert

Dates/Times: September 24 at 8 pm & September 25 at 5 pm

Location: Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau Street

Description: Two perspectives are presented as a couple negotiates a painful break-up. Written for the 2011 Avignon Theatre Festival, where it became an instant classic, the play was awarded the 2012 Prix de la Meilleure création d’une pièce en langue française (Best French Language Play) by the Syndicat de la Critique and the Grand Prix de littérature dramatique by the Centre national du théâtre. Performed in French with English subtitles.

 

Finir en Beauté (A Beautiful Ending) by Mohamed El Khatib

Dates/Times: September 28-29, 8 P.M.

Location: Whitman College Class of 1970 Theatre

Description: From interviews, emails, texts, administrative documents and other “real sources,” Mohamed El Khatib alone on stage (re)constructs a delicate tale of mourning about the death of his mother in a touching work that achieves a certain timelessness. The play was an acclaimed success at the 2015 Avignon Fringe Festival. Performed in French with English subtitles.

 

Title: Mon Grand Amour (My Great Love) by Caroline Guiela Nguyen / Les Hommes Approximatifs

Dates/Times: September 30 at 5 pm, 7:30 pm, and 10 pm; October 1 at 3 pm, 5 pm, and 7:30 pm

Location: Site-specific performance location on the Princeton campus

Description: In this new work by a prominent new artist of the French stage, Caroline Guiela Nguyen, artistic associate of Comédie de Valence, tells the story of a place changed by the life of another place, far away, in Saigon.

 

Title: Ceux Qui Restent (The Ones Who Remain) by David Lescot

Dates/Times: September 30 – October 1, 8 P.M.

Location: Matthews Acting Studio / 185 Nassau Street

Description: April 19, 2013 marked the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, after which it was destroyed. Today in France, there are barely ten individuals still alive who lived in the Warsaw Ghetto. This performance tells the stories of two of them, Paul Felenbok and Wloda Blit-Robertson, based on interviews with these two survivors. Performed in French with English subtitles.

 

Titles: Paroles de Soldats (Soldiers’ Words) by Hubert le Roux & Antoine Sabbath

Date/Time: October 4, 8 P.M.

Location: Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau Street

Description: Paroles de Soldats reminds us of the enduring effects of war on the French soldiers engaged in international conflicts over the last 30 years in Iraq, Rwanda, Afghanistan and beyond. Five actors from the Jeune Théâtre National lend their voices to these accounts, sharing the fear and anguish these soldiers encountered when faced with brutal combat that left no one unscathed. Performed in French.

 

Title: Movement on Movement by Noé Soulier

Dates/Times: October 5 – 6 at 8 pm

Location: Whitman College Class of 1970 Theater on Princeton campus

Description: Dance artist Noé Soulier physically reproduces sequences from internationally-recognized choreographer William Forsythe's  Improvisation Technologies, in which William Forsythe presents different tools to generate and analyze movements. By using these tools as dance material, Soulier makes an explanation of a dance the dance itself. Words and gestures interact to create correspondences, frictions and gaps. Performed in French and English

 

 

Valid from 08/30/2016 to 10/06/2016

December 2016 Music Events at Princeton University

11/30/2016

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY CREATIVE LARGE ENSEMBLE

[PROGRAM IN JAZZ]

 

December 3, 2016 at 8:00pm

Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

 

The debut of celebrated bandleader and composer Darcy James Argue, who has joined the department as conductor of the Princeton University Creative Large Jazz Ensemble
 

The GRAMMY and JUNO-nominated artist, Guggenheim Fellow, and Doris Duke Artist will make his debut leading the Creative Large Ensemble in a program including everything from beloved classics - Duke Ellington, Benny Carter, Mary Lou Williams - to more recent works and arrangements by today's leading artists. The concert will also feature saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa, the new Director of Jazz at Princeton University.

 

[Tickets just $5 students/$15 general, available HERE or at 609-258-9220]

Games Violet: Alex Dowling and Emma O'Halloran

BUILD AND GAMES VIOLET 

[PRESENTED BY PRINCETON SOUND KITCHEN]

 

December 6, 2016 at 8:00pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

A free concert featuring works by Princeton Graduate and Faculty Composers, performed by Build and Games Violet.

 

Build is a Brooklyn-based instrumental band consisting of Matt McBane, violin; Andrea Lee, cello; Michael Cassedy, piano; Ben Campbell, bass; and Adam D. Gold, drums.

 

Games Violet is an Irish band based in Philadelphia, founded by graduate students Alex Dowling and Emma O'Halloran

 

FREE and open to the public. No tickets required. 

 

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY 

SMALL GROUPS

[PROGRAM IN JAZZ]

 

December 7, 2016 at 7:30pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

Join Rudresh Mahanthappa, the new Director of Jazz at Princeton University, and his two wonderful student small groups as they explore the wide musical spectrum that is jazz.  In performing the works of masters and contemporary legends such as Thelonius Monk and Sonny Stitt, as well as fresh student compositions, these ensembles express this truly modern art form at its highest level of depth and beauty.

 

Few musicians share the ability of alto saxophonist/composer Rudresh Mahanthappa to embody the expansive possibilities of his music with his culture. What has materialized is a sound that hybridizes progressive jazz and South Indian classical music in a fluid and forward-looking form that reflects Mahanthappa's own experience growing up a second-generation Indian-American. The current manifestations of that trajectory include his latest project Bird Calls (2015), which was named #1 album of the year by both DownBeat and NPR Music's Jazz Critics Poll. 


FREE and open to the public. No tickets required. 

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA

 

December 8 & 9, 2016 at 7:30pm

Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall 

 

The Princeton University Orchestra continues an exciting 2016-17 season with a WORLD PREMIERE event. 

 

Maestro Michael Pratt will lead the world premiere of Guggenheim Fellow composer Juri Seo's Piano Concerto, with the composer at the piano. A member of the composition faculty since 2014, Seo has been awarded the Goddard Lieberson Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship from the University of Illinois, and the Otto Eckstein Fellowship from Tanglewood.

 

[Tickets just $5 students/$15 general, available HERE or at 609-258-9220]

 

 PROGRAM:

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Coriolan Overture, Op. 62
JURI SEO Piano Concerto *WORLD PREMIERE*
Juri Seo, piano
GEORGE GERSHWIN Porgy & Bess: A Symphonic Picture
IGOR STRAVINSKY Firebird Suite

MASTERCLASS WITH PIANIST GILBERT KALISH

 

December 9, 2016 at 1:00pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

Pianist Gilbert KalishLeading Professor and Head of Performance Activities at Stonybrook University, and member of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, will work with talented Princeton undergraduate pianists in a workshop free and open to the public. 

 

Celebrated for his profound influence on the musical community as educator and as pianist in myriad performances and recordings, Kalish is a major figure in American music making.


FREE and open to the public. No tickets required. 

Members of Op. 21. Photo by Sadie van Vranken.

OPUS 21 CHAMBER MUSIC COLLECTIVE

 

December 10, 2016 at 3:00pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

After successful concerts at the Princeton Club of New York and Columbia University, Opus 21, Princeton University's premier student chamber music ensemble, will close its 2016 season with an end-of-semester concert.  The program threads together diverse traditions in the history of Western Art Music. From the passionate Russian trios of Shostakovich and Rachmaninoff to the quiet nobility of Schubert's Nocturne, from the fiery tangos of Piazzolla to the sometimes dark and rich, sometimes exuberantly joyful Idylls of Frank Bridge, each part of the program tells a story of struggle, victory, bliss, and repeated disillusionment, culminating in the ultimate triumph of Dvorak's Piano Quintet. 

 

FREE and open to the public. No tickets required.

STRAVINSKY IN PRINCETON: 

A 50TH ANNIVERSARY

 

December 11, 2016 at 3:00pm

Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

 

The Princeton University Glee Club and ensemble-in-residence So Percussion will celebrate the 50th anniversary of a momentous event in the musical history of Princeton: the residence of the great composer Igor Stravinsky. 

 

The concert will include works that were performed during Stravinsky's residency half a century ago, alongside one of Stravinsky's great choral masterworks Les Noces (1923), for chorus, soloists, percussion ensemble, and four pianos. Appearing alongside the chorus and percussion ensemble will be soloists Jacquelyn Stucker (soprano), Adele Grabowski (mezzo-soprano), Jonas Budris (tenor), and Joseph Beutel (bass-baritone). The ensemble of four pianists consists entirely of current and former students at Princeton University: Dasha Koltunyuk ('15), Paul von Autenried and Min Joo Yi (both '16) and Seho Young ('19). 

 

[Tickets just $5 students/$15 general, available HERE or at 609-258-9220]

December 12, 2016 at 4:30pm

Room 102, Woolworth Center

 

Tim Carter (David G. Frey Distinguished Professor of Music) was born (1954) in Sydney, Australia, and studied in the United Kingdom at the University of Durham and then under Nigel Fortune at the University of Birmingham. His research focuses on music in late Renaissance and early Baroque Italy; on Mozart's Italian operas; and on American musical theater in the mid-twentieth century. He is particularly concerned with the development of appropriate historical, analytical and critical tools to deal with problematic works that sit on several cusps and forge new musical languages; the careful garnering and analysis of sources and documentary evidence; the elucidation of text-music relationships, with particular reference to the influence of poetic structures on musical form and process; and the embedding of contemporary performances (and performers) within surviving scores and the intertextual and performative issues that arise.

 

FREE and open to the public. No tickets required. 

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY WIND ENSEMBLE: A WINTER CONCERT

 

December 12, 2016 at 7:30pm

Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

 

The Princeton University Wind Ensemble will present its annual holiday concert featuring some of the most classic winter music to help ring in a good new year. The program also includes a series of adventurous pieces that will take you to rather warmer but no less festive places. 

 

[Tickets just $5 kids/ $6 students/ $10 general, available HERE or at 609-258-9220]

PRINCETON SOUND KITCHEN PRESENTS

 

December 13, 2016 at 8:00pm

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

 

A free concert featuring works by Princeton Graduate and Faculty Composers written for strings, electronics and piano, performed by today's leading performers of contemporary music. 

 

FREE and open to the public. No tickets required. 

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY SINFONIA

Ruth Ochs, conductor

Lou Chen, assistant conductor

 

WILLIAM TREGO SINGERS

Renata Dworak Berlin, conductor

 

December 15, 2016 at 7:30pm

Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall  

 

The Princeton University Sinfonia along with the William Trego Singers will perform a festive program sure to lift your spirits.

 

 Program:

CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS Danse Bacchanal from Samson and Delilah
CHRISTOPHER ROUSE Karolju (selections)
SERGEI PROKOFIEV Lieutenant Kijé Suite
EDWARD ELGAR Nimrod from Enigma Variations
GALLUS ZEILER Magnificat in B-flat Major
ALEXANDER BORODIN Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor
  And a special performance by the Sinfonia Flute Choir, directed by Jayn Rosenfeld.

[Tickets just $5 students/$10 general, available HERE or at 609-258-9220]

Valid from 11/30/2016 to 12/16/2016

Music at Princeton University January 2014

12/19/2013

Friday, January 10
Saturday, January 11
 

Princeton University Opera Theater Presents
Monteverdi's The Coronation of Poppea
Michael Pratt, Conductor
Ethan Heard, Director
Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, 7:30PM
 
The Princeton University Opera Theater presents a production of Claudio Monteverdi's The Coronation of Poppea, directed by Ethan Heard and conducted by Michael Pratt
 
Tickets are $10 General, Free for Students.  Please call 609-258-9220 or 
Wednesday, January 8
 

MUS 210:  Beginning Workshop in Musical Composition Concert
McAlpin Hall, Woolworth Center, 7:30PM
 
Program featuring music by students in MUS 210 Beginning Workshop in Musical Composition taught by Paul Lansky.
 
FREE Admission.
 
Sunday, January 19  

Princeton University Glee Club & 
Chamber Choir
Gabriel Crouch, Director
West Side Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood, NJ, 4:00PM
 
The Princeton University Glee Club & Chamber Choirled by Gabriel Crouch, will perform as part of the West Side Concert Series at the West Side Presbyterian Church located at 6 South Monroe Street, Ridgewood, NJ
 
FREE Admission.
Happy Holidays!  
We look forward to seeing you in 2014.

If you are hosting a musical event at Princeton and would like to include your event on the Music at Princeton calendar, please visit the Music Department Website.  The Music Department hosts many concerts each season.  Please sign up for the monthly Music at Princeton calendar,  or check the  Music Department website.

Valid from 12/19/2013 to 01/20/2014

Music at Princeton University December 2013

11/12/2013

Thursday, December 5
Friday, December 6
 

Princeton University Orchestra & 
University Concert Jazz Ensemble
Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, 7:30PM
 
The Princeton University Orchestra, led by Michael Pratt, and the Princeton University Concert Jazz Ensemble, led by Dr. Anthony D.J. Branker will come together for two concerts featuring the world premiere of Teatro di Strada, a new work written by Princeton graduate, composer David Sanford and featuring acclaimed saxophonist Ralph Bowen.  The complete program follows:
 
 
Dr. Anthony D.J. Branker  Ballad for Trayvon Martin for Orchestra and       Jazz Quartet* (Ralph Bowen, tenor saxophone)
David Sanford  Teatro di Strada* (Ralph Bowen, tenor saxophone) 
Beethoven  Overture to Egmont, Op. 84 (JJ Warshaw, guest conductor)
Dvorak  Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95 "From the New World"
 
*World Premiere
 
Tickets are $15 General, $5 Students.  Please call 609-258-9220 or 
Thursday, December 5
 

Jazz @ Café Vivian
Café Vivian, Frist Campus Center, 11:00PM
 
The University Jazz Vocal Collective, coached by Dr. Anthony D.J. Branker, performs at Café Vivian. 
 
FREE admission.
 
Sponsored by the Program in Jazz Studies
Sunday, December 8 
BACH DAY
 

Princeton Chapel Choir
Penna Rose, Conductor
University Chapel, 2:30PM
 
The Princeton Chapel Choir will perform selections from Bach's Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 with orchestra as part of a "Bach Day" at Princeton.
 
FREE admission.

Princeton University Glee Club & 
Chamber Choir
Gabriel Crouch, Director
Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, 5:00PM
 
The Princeton University Glee Club & Chamber Choir , led by Gabriel Crouch, will continue "Bach Day" with a performance Bach's Magnificat, BWV 243 at Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall. 
 
TICKETS:  $15 General, $5 Students.  Please call 609-258-9220 or BUY TICKETS NOW.
Wednesday, December 11
 

MUS 215:  Projects in Jazz Performance with Mark Gross, Saxophone
McAlpin Rehearsal Hall, 8:00PM
 
Recital for Music 215: Projects in Jazz Performance with visiting artist, alto and soprano saxophonist Mark Gross
 
FREE admission.
 
Sunday, December 15
 

Anthony Branker & Word Play
Solley Theatre, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts 3:00PM
 
Dr. Anthony D.J. Branker & Word Play, featuring David Binney, alto-saxophone; Ralph Bowen, tenor and soprano saxophone; Conrad Herwig, trombone; Jim Ridl, piano; Kenny Davis, bass; Donald Edwards, drums; Renato Thoms, conguero; and Alison Crockett, vocals, present a pre-recording session concert performance of a new suite by composer Anthony Banker for his upcoming CD Forward to be released on Origin Records
 
FREE admission. 
 

Valid from 11/12/2013 to 12/16/2013

November Events at Princeton University's Department of Music

10/14/2013

Monday, November 4
 
Works-In-Progress Talk:  
Elise Bonner, Princeton University
Cone Seminar Room, Mendel Library, Woolworth Center, 4:30PM
 
Title TBD.
 
 
FREE admission. 
Tuesday, November 5
 
Princeton Sound Kitchen:
The Black Box Project
Wilson College Black Box Theatre, 8:00PM
 
The Princeton Sound Kitchen presents Princeton composers Alex Dowling, Amanda Feery, Wally GunnDave Molk, and Jason Treuting showing newly devised performance works with director Laura Sheedy.
 
 
 
FREE admission. 
Thursday, November 7
 
The St. Lawrence String Quartet
Pre-Concert event at 7:00PM, free to ticketholders
Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, 8:00PM
 
The St. Lawrence String QuartetEnsemble-in-Residence at Stanford University, perform a program of Haydn, Dvorák, and Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer at Richardson Auditorium.  Said Alex Ross in The New Yorker, "The St. Lawrence are remarkable not simply for the quality of their music making, exalted as it is, but for the joy they take in the act of connection."  The complete program follows:
 
HAYDN Quartet in D Major, Op. 71, No. 2
R. MURRAY SCHAFER Quartet No. 3
DVORÁK Quartet in A-flat Major, Op. 105                                 
 
TICKETS:  $45, $35, $20 General, $10, $5 Students.  Please call 609-258-9220 or BUY TICKETS NOW >
 
Join the SLSQ on stage following the concert for a late night chamber jam! All string players welcome. Please call 609-258-2800 for more information and to register.
 
Saturday, November 9
 
Lions and Tigers:  A Joint Concert  with the Columbia Classical Performers
Mathey Common Room, 7:00PM
 
An evening of chamber music, featuring undergraduate musicians from Columbia University and Princeton University. Food and refreshments provided.
 
FREE admission.
Sunday, November 10
 
Richardson Chamber Players:  
Brass Bonanza
Michael Pratt, Director
Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, 3:00PM
 
Players to include: Wayne DuMaine, trumpet; Brian Brown, tuba; John Ferrari, percussion; Benjamin Herrington, trombone; Francine Kay, piano; Chris Komer, horn; Anna Lim, violin.  The complete program follows:
 
GIOVANNI GABRIELI Madrigale  (Alma Cortes'e Bella)
GEORGE GERSHWIN Transcriptions for Trumpet and Piano
OSKAR BOEHME Sextet for Brass in E-flat Minor, Op. 30
  DAVID SANFORD  Forlorn Rags for Trombone and Marimba
  BRAHMS Horn Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 40  
 
TICKETS:  $15 General, $5 Students.  Please call 609-258-9220 or BUY TICKETS NOW >
Wednesday, November 13
 
Jazz Vespers
University Chapel, 8:00PM
 
Featuring the University Jazz Vespers Ensemble.   
 
FREE admission.
Thursday, November 14
 
Yosvany Terry, Saxophone & His Quintet
Solley Theater, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, Arts Council of Princeton, 7:00PM 

Afro-Cuban alto saxophonist/composer 
Yosvany Terry and His Quintet perform at the Arts Council of Princeton (102 Witherspoon Street).

 

 

 

 

FREE admission.

 

Co-Sponsored by the Program in Jazz Studies

Thursday, November 14
 
Jazz @ Café Vivian
Café Vivian, Frist Campus Center, 11:00PM
 
 
FREE admission.
 
Sponsored by the Program in Jazz Studies
Friday, November 15
 
Princeton University Glee Club 
Chamber Choir
Gabriel Crouch, Conductor
Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, 7:30PM
 
 
The Princeton University Glee Club and Chamber Choir hosts Yale for a centennial celebration featuring the world premiere of jointly commissioned double choir work by Jaakko Mäntyjärvi.  Also on the program will be Herbert Howells' "Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing" written for JFK's memorial service in 1963 as well as a work by Benjamin Britten to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the composers birth. 
 
 
TICKETS:  $15 General, $5 Students.  Please call 609-258-9220 or BUY TICKETS NOW >
 
Saturday, November 16
 
Meet The Music:  A Trilling Event
Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, 1:00PM
 

A wacky private ear, Inspector Pulse, must determine the identity of a highly ornamented tune for a desperate client.  The tune has a familiar ring, but it is so full of trills, trinkets, and decorative doodads that the Inspector must investigate all the ways a melody can be embellished in order to solve the mystery.  Featuring music of Telemann, Handel, Bach, and more. 
 
Your youngster's life-long love of music will begin the moment he or she "meets the music" in person in Richardson Auditorium.  Kids embrace the joys of classical chamber music in this renowned program of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, hosted by composer Bruce Adolphe, Director of Family Programs at CMSLC.  A 21st Century embodiment of composer/educator Leonard Bernstein and comedian/performer Victor Borge, Adolphe makes the discovery -- or rediscovery -- of chamber music a hoot for the whole family.
 
 
TICKETS:  $10 Adults, $5 Children.  Please call 609-258-9220 or BUY TICKETS NOW >.  Purchase a subscription to both Meet The Music Concerts together and save 20% SUBSCRIBE NOW >
Tuesday, November 19
 
Princeton Sound Kitchen
Dan Trueman, Director
Solley Theater, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, Arts Council of Princeton, 8:00PM


Works by Cameron Britt, Dave Molk, Cenk Ergün, Elliot ColeViet Cuong, Jason Treuting

Alex Dowling, Emma O'Halloran, and Dan Trueman

 

 

 

 

 

FREE admission. 

Wednesday, November 20
 
University Jazz Vocal Collective & Crossing Borders Improvisational Music Ensemble
Solley Theater, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, Arts Council of Princeton, 7:30PM
 
University Jazz Vocal Collective & Crossing Borders Improvisational Music Ensemble, coached by Dr. Anthony D.J. Branker perform at the Arts Council of Princeton.
 
FREE admission.
 
Sponsored by the Program in Jazz Studies
Thursday, November 21
 
Musicology Colloquium:  Anne Danielsen, University of Oslo
Room 106, Woolworth Center, 4:30PM
 
 
 
"Microrhythm in Groove-based Music"
 
 
 
FREE admission.
 
Thursday, November 21
 
Behzod Abduraimov, Piano
Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, 8:00PM
 
"Rip-roaringly exciting" and "a gift from God" are among the breathless reviews 23-year-old pianist Behzod Abduraimov has elicited, as well as this from the International Record Review: "He has the neuro-motor responses of a jungle cat and the energy reserves of an Olympic athlete on peak form." After achieving a sensational victory in the 2009 London International Piano Competition, winning first prize with a thrilling performance of Prokofiev's Third Concerto, the young phenom toured with the Sydney Symphony under Vladimir Ashkenazy, a great pianist in his own right. Abduraimov's electrifying version of Saint-Saëns's Dance Macabre is that of an artist possessed -- and sporting a rather sly grin.  The complete program follows: 
 
BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 12 in A-flat Major, Op. 26
BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 23 in F Major, Op. 57, "Appassionata"         
CHOPIN  Fantasia in F Minor, Op. 49
LISZT Benediction de Dieu dans la solitude, S. 173/3
SAINT-SAËNS/LISZT/HOROWITZ  Danse Macabre, Op.40   
 
TICKETS: $45, $35, $20 General, $5, $10 Students.  Please call 609-258-9220 or       
Friday, November 22
 
Jazz Colloquium:  David Binney, Composer & Saxophonist
McAlpin Hall, Woolworth Center, 1:30PM
 
 
Jazz Colloquium featuring composer and saxophonist David Binney.
 
 
 
FREE admission.

Sponsored by the Program in Jazz Studies
Saturday, November 23
 
University Concert Jazz Ensemble
Dr. Anthony D.J. Branker, Conductor
& the David Binney Quartet
Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, 8:00PM
 
 
The University Concert Jazz Ensemble
conducted by Dr. Anthony D.J. Branker plus the David Binney Quartet featuring David Binney, alto saxophone; Jacob Sacks, piano; Eivind Opsvik, bass; and Dan Weiss, drums. 
 
 
 
TICKETS:  $15 General, $5 Students or BUY TICKETS NOW >

Sponsored by the Program in Jazz Studies
If you are hosting a musical event at Princeton and would like to include your event on the Music at Princeton calendar, please visit the Music Department Website.  The Music Department hosts many concerts each season.  Please sign up for the monthly Music at Princeton calendar,  or check the  Music Department website.

Valid from 10/14/2013 to 11/24/2013

The Princeton Singers Concert at Princeton University Art Museum Go Forward This Weekend as Scheduled

11/02/2012

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presents 
DREAMSCAPES 
at
The Princeton University Art Museum
The Princeton Singers hopes that you and your families are safe. Our thoughts are with all who have been affected by Sandy. Our concerts this weekend at the Princeton University Art Museum will go forward as scheduled. We hope you will join us to enjoy a brief respite from the storm aftermath and to experience the healing power of music.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd 
5:30pm 
 
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4th 
5:30pm 
 
 PRINCETON UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM  
Tickets: $15
general admission  
 
This concert is generously supported by
The Princeton University Art Museum
about the performance
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The Princeton Singers, in conjunction with the Princeton University Art Museum's exhibition Dancing into Dreams, presents an exciting program devoted to dreams, invocations, rituals and transformations.  A tapestry of Shaman songs, Peyote rites, aboriginal Australian sun myths and Igbe chanting shows the rich relationship of music and ritual.

Valid from 11/02/2012 to 11/05/2012

Princeton University Music Department November Concert Highlights

10/27/2013

The Princeton University Department of Music presents a variety of concerts for the month of November featuring performances from the Princeton University Concert Jazz Ensemble, led by Dr. Anthony D.J. Branker (Nov. 23), the Princeton University Glee Club and Chamber Choir, conducted by Gabriel Crouch  (Nov. 15) and the Princeton Sound Kitchen, directed by Dan Trueman (Nov. 5 & 19). Princeton Sound Kitchen events are free and open to the public.  To purchase tickets to any other performances please call 609-258-9220 or visit princeton.edu/utickets.  Here are some highlights for November 2013:

 

 

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY GLEE CLUB AND CHAMBER CHOIR

Gabriel Crouch, Conductor

 

Led by Gabriel Crouch, the Princeton University Glee Club is Princeton’s oldest and most prestigious choir.  Members come to the ensemble from all backgrounds, all corners of the globe, and all academic departments on campus.  The Glee Club’s repertoire consists of anything from the 15th to the 21st century, from the most solemnly sacred to the most provocatively profane, and from the most revered choral masterworks to the Princeton fight songs of which they are the proud keepers.

 

Friday, November 15, 2013 at 7:30pm, Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall

Princeton University Glee Club and Chamber Choir and Yale Glee Club

 

Jaakko Mäntyjärvi: The Famous Tay Whale for double choir (World Premiere) (Joint Commission with Yale)

Herbert Howells:  Take Him, Earth, For Cherishing

Benjamin Britten:  A movement from Sacred and Profane, Op. 91

 

I have worked with, and loved Jaakko's music for many years,” says Glee Club Director, Gabriel Crouch.  “There is no such thing as an easy piece of Mäntyjärvi - his harmonic language is much too complex for that - but he has a wonderful gift for story-telling and a keen eye for dark humor, so even the first rehearsal of the toughest work is enormous fun. When we commissioned him to write for this concert, we encouraged him to seek a text which felt appropriate to him, and I could almost see the twinkle in his eye when I got the email saying that he'd chosen William McGonagall's 'The Famous Tay Whale' - renowned as one of the worst poems in the history of the English language. We think that this work is a masterpiece of the genre - a typically melodramatic and sardonic setting of the text, with a dazzling and fiendishly difficult piano 4-hands accompaniment.”  Tickets are $15 General, $5 Students and are available by calling 609-258-9220 or online at princeton.edu/utickets

 

PRINCETON SOUND KITCHEN

Dan Trueman, Director

 

Princeton Sound Kitchen (formerly the Composer’s Ensemble) provides a forum for Princeton composers to realize their musical visions onstage, cultivating a spirit of exploration and inquiry.  Each season the next generation of the most gifted young composers, students in Princeton’s celebrated Ph.D. Program in Composition, create acoustic, electronic, improvised and theatrical works, bringing them to life in collaboration with today’s leading performers of contemporary music.  This season features electric guitar quartet Dither, the Mivos String Quartet, pianist Lisa Moore, inaugural Lewis Center Fellow Jason Treuting (of So Percussion), and The Nash Ensemble of London.   Please visit princetonsoundkitchen.org for more information. 

 

Tuesday, November 5 at 8PM at the Black Box Theater, Wilson College

The Black Box Project 

Princeton composers Alex Dowling, Amanda Feery, Wally Gunn, Dave Molk and Jason Treuting will be showing newly devised performance works in a black box theater with director Laura Sheedy.

 

Tuesday, November 19, Arts Council of Princeton, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street

Obsession

New works for solos and duos by Princeton composers Cameron Britt, Elliot Cole, Viet Cuong, Alex Dowling, Cenk Ergün, Emma O’Halloran, Chris Rogerson and Jason Treuting.

 

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLES

Dr. Anthony D.J. Branker, Conductor

 

If you want to discover,” says Dr. Anthony D.J. Branker – who now celebrates his 25th year heading the Princeton University Jazz Program -  “always be willing to explore.” And that neatly sums up the purpose of the university jazz program, which seeks to educate and expose the university community to the artistic and historical significance of jazz. Princeton’s jazz groups have performed in Europe, Asia, and Australia, and have collaborated with other prestigious ensembles including those from The Juilliard School and The Royal College of Music in Stockholm. They’ve also worked with Grammy-winning trumpeter/composer Terence Blanchard on A Tale of God’s (Requiem for Katrina).

 

Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 8pm, Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall

Princeton University Concert Jazz Ensemble conducted by Dr. Anthony D.J. Branker plus the David Binney Quartet featuring alto saxophonist David Binney, pianist Jacob Sacks, bassist Eivind Opsvik, and drummer Dan Weiss.  Tickets:  $15 General, $5 Students.  Please call 609-258-9220 or visit princeton.edu/utickets

 

Please check the Department’s website www.princeton.edu/music throughout the year for guest lectures, colloquia, conferences, and additional performances featuring student soloists and ensembles including the Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk), Princeton Opera Company (POCO), and many others.

 

Valid from 10/27/2013 to 11/24/2013

Music at Princeton University March 2014

02/11/2014

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MARCH 2014

 

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Saturday, March 1
 
The 3rd Annual Columbia/Princeton 
Jazz Summit
Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, 8:00PM
 
Tickets are $15 General; $5 Students.  Please call 609-258-9220.
Sunday, March 2
 
The Richardson Chamber Players
Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, 3:00PM
 
 
Players to include Elizabeth DiFelice, piano; Wayne DuMaine, trumpet; Jo-Ann Sternberg, clarinet; Alistair MacRae, cello; Sarah Pelletier, soprano; Matthew Sullivan, oboe; Kyle Armbrustt, viola; members of the Princeton University Orchestra conducted by Michael Pratt.
 
ROY HARRIS  Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight
            BARBER  Adagio for String Quartet
            BERNSTEIN  Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
            CARTER  Tempo e Tempi
            COPLAND  Quiet City
 
Tickets are $15 General; $5 Students.  Please call 609-258-9220 or BUY TICKETS NOW>
Monday, March 3
 
Musicology Colloquium:  
Sydney Hutchinson, Syracuse University
Woolworth Center, Room 106, 4:30PM
 
Sydney Hutchinson of Syracuse University presents "A Tigress of a Different Stripe: Performing Gender in Dominican Music from Fefita to Rita." 
FREE Admission.
Tuesday, March 4  
Princeton Sound Kitchen
Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall, 8:00PM
 
The Princeton Sound Kitchen presents Jennifer Frautschi, violin and John Blacklow, piano in a program of works by Princeton professors Barbara White and Steven Mackey.  The program also features music by Stephen Hartkee, Elena Ruehrd, and Dan Coleman.
FREE Admission.
Thursday, March 6  
Jazz @ Café Vivian
Café Vivian, Frist Campus Center, 11:00PM
 
Featuring the University Monk/Mingus Ensemble coached by Jim Ridl.
 
FREE Admission.
 
Sponsored by the Program in Jazz Studies
 
Friday, March 7
Saturday, March 8
 
Princeton University Orchestra
Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, 7:30PM
 

The Princeton University Orchestra performs Friday, March 7 at 7:30PM and Saturday, March 8 at 7:30PM at Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall.  Led by Maestro Michael Pratt, the Orchestra will perform a program to include Benjamin Britten's cantata Phaedra - the composer's last vocal work - featuring mezzo-soprano Barbara Rearick. Princeton sophomore Jessie Chen will join the Orchestra as soloist for Max Bruch's Scottish Fantasy for violin and orchestra and junior Nicholas Stead will perform Maurice Ravel's Piano Concerto for the Left Hand. Both Chen and Stead are winners of the Orchestra's annual Concerto Competition. The program will conclude with one of Mozart's beloved late works,the Symphony No. 38 in D Major "Prague." Princeton Professor of Music Wendy Heller will offer pre-performance remarks about Phaedra, which is presented as part of the campus-wide initiative"Myth in Transformation: The Phaedra Project"

 

 
Tickets are $15 General, $5 Students.  Please call 609-258-9220.
Sunday, March 9  
Richard Goode, Piano 
C.K. Williams, Poet
Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, 3:00PM
Pre-concert talk moderated by Professor Jeff Dolven at 2:00PM
 

On the heels of the successful Princeton University Concerts collaboration of countertenor David Daniels and choreographer Mark Morris, two more superlative artists partner in 2014: Grammy-winning pianist Richard Goode and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet C.K. Williams

 

The New York Times calls the poetry-loving Mr. Goode

"a poet of the piano," while Paul Muldoon hails Mr. Williams, who has written of music as "this exaltation, this splendor, this bliss," as "one of the most distinguished poets of his generation." Among the pieces Mr. Goode will perform is Janacek's On an Overgrown Path , one of the works in which the composer expressed his profound despair at the death of his 21-year-old daughter. Missing the partnership of these like-minded poets -- a Princeton exclusive -- would be tragic indeed.  

 

Please note that this concert was rescheduled from the 2012-2013 season and will be offered free to all subscribers who were originally holding a ticket to the concert on May 9, 2013.

 
Tickets are $45, $35, $20 General and $10, $5 Students.  Please call 609-258-9220 or BUY TICKETS NOW >
Wednesday, March 12  
Jazz Vespers
University Chapel, 8:00PM
 
 
FREE Admission.
 
Sponsored by the Program in Jazz Studies
 
Saturday, March 15
 
Meet The Music:  "Leave it to Ludwig"
Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, 1:00PM
 
 
Kids ages six and up embrace the joys of classical chamber music in this renowned program of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, hosted by composer Bruce Adolphe, Director of Family Programs at CMSLC.  A 21st Century embodiment of composer/educator Leonard Bernstein and comedian/performer Victor Borge, Adolphe makes the discovery -- or rediscovery -- of chamber music a hoot for the whole family.
 
Beethoven's instrumental music creates powerful stories.  But what is the tale?  His music tells of everyday human life, full of action and emotions.  Beethoven himself will appear in Richardson to help a young pianist play his music as he meant it to be played.  Featuring music of Beethoven.
 
Tickets are $10 Adults, $5 Kids.  Please call 609-258-9220 or BUY TICKETS NOW>
Tuesday, March 25  
Princeton Sound Kitchen
Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall, 8:00PM

The Princeton Sound Kitchen presents an evening of video works and multi-channel audio works by Princeton composers.
FREE Admission.
Thursday, March 27
 
Musicology Colloquium:  
Mark Anthony Neal, Duke University
Woolworth Center, Room 106, 4:30PM
 
Mark Anthony Neal presents "Trapped in the Soul Closet" 
FREE Admission.
 
Thursday, March 27  
Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-Soprano
Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, 8:00PM
 
"A commanding, royal presence" is how Vanity Fair refers to golden-voiced mezzo Joyce DiDonato, who says the characters in her recent album, "Drama Queens," run the gamut of emotions from "suicidal sadness to rapturous bliss." For Gramophone Magazine's Hall of Fame issue, composer Jake Heggie said the Kansas-born mega-star's staggering artistry "reminds us that in any generation there are few giants... She is a transformative presence...  Joyce sings and the world is suddenly brighter. Every gleaming note and phrase is infused with connection, meaning and an almost unnerving empathy."  And here is Alex Ross in The New Yorker: "There are singers who are secure in technique but cautious in expression, there are singers who deliver passion but damage the ears, and then there is Joyce DiDonato, who consistently finds the golden mean... [She] has a way of capturing extreme emotions without resorting to excess: she is a singer not only of flair and power but of intelligence and taste."  The intelligent (not to mention tasteful) thing for you to do would be to purchase tickets to her only 2014 United States recital -- right here in Princeton -- right now.
 
Tickets are $45, $35, $20 General, $10, $5 Students.  Please call 609-258-9220 or BUY TICKETS NOW>
Friday, March 28  
Student Recital
Darya Koltunyuk '15, Piano
Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall, 7:30PM
 
Program TBA. 
 
FREE Admission.
 
Saturday, March 29  
Student Recital
Deberly Kaufmann'14, Cello
Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall, 7:30PM
 
Program TBA. 
 
FREE Admission.
 
Sunday, March 30  
Student Recital
Priscella Chan '14, Piano
Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall, 3:00PM
 
Program TBA. 
 
FREE Admission.
 
If you are hosting a musical event at Princeton and would like to include your event on the Music at Princeton calendar, please visit the Music Department Website.  The Music Department hosts many concerts each season.  Please sign up for the monthly Music at Princeton calendar,  or check the  Music Department website.

Valid from 02/11/2014 to 03/31/2014

McCarter & Princeton University Art Museum Announce Hot Pursuit: A pARTy Crawl April 5, 2014

03/26/2014

Hot Pursuit: A pARTy Crawl

Date

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Time

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Where

Art Museum

Join fellow young professionals and students on April 5 at the Princeton University Art Museum and satisfy your thirst for culture, art, music, food, and wine—all for FREE! Enjoy student-led tours of selected art in the museum’s collection, performances by L’Avant-Scène, pan-European food and wine, and more!

Then follow the tunes of Roaring 20 (R20) to McCarter for a 7pm performance of The Barber of Seville. Performance tickets are $15 for students* and $20 for 35 and under; you must show valid I.D. when picking up your tickets.

Order your Tickets HERE.
For $15 student tickets, use promo code:STUTIX For $20 35 & Under tickets, use promo code:HOTPURSUIT

*Princeton University students, use your TigerCard for FREE tickets or $5 with promo code: PUSTUTIX

Valid from 03/26/2014 to 04/06/2014

Princeton University Glee Club Upcoming Concerts

10/07/2014

Friday October 24, 2014, 7:30pm
Richardson Auditorium
Princeton University Glee Club and Chamber Choir
'
The Football Concert' - a 100 year tradition
Harvard Glee Club visits Princeton Glee Club

Friday, November 14, 2014, 7:30pm
Woolsey Hall
Princeton University Glee Club and Chamber Choir

'The Football Concert' - a 100-year tradition
Princeton Glee Club visits Yale Glee Club

Sunday, December 7, 2014, 5pm
Richardson Auditorium

Princeton University Glee Club with
Princeton University combined Jazz Ensembles
A holiday special featuring music for the season and spotlighting Wynton Marsalis' gospel masterpiece 'Abyssinian Mass'.

Friday, February 20, 2015, 7:30pm
THE GLEE CLUB PRESENTS

Theatre of Voices
Paul Hiller, conductor

Friday, February 27, 2015, 7:30pm
Richardson Auditorium

Princeton University Glee Club and
Nassau Sinfonia

Walter L. Nollner Memorial Concert
'Coronation Music': To mark the 300th anniversary of the coronation of King George I, the Glee Club presents music for the grandest of all royal occasions composed by Purcell, Handel, Walton and others

Friday, April 24, 2015, 7:30pm
Richardson Auditorium
Princeton University Glee Club and
Princeton University Orchestra

Verdi 'Requiem'
The superb choral and orchestral musicians of Princeton University, together with a quartet of world class soloists, combine to present one of the towering masterworks of classical music

Friday, May 29, 2015, TBD
Richardson Auditorium
Princeton University Glee Club
Thomas Tallis - Spem in Alium 
Annual Glee Club Reunion

Tickets can be bought at the Frist Box Office (609-258-9220) or by visiting princetongleeclub.com

Valid from 10/07/2014 to 01/01/2015

Theatre Intime Presents "This Is Our Youth" at the Hamilton Murray Theater in Murray-Dodge Hall, Princeton University.

10/31/2010

No one said growing up was easy…

Kenneth Lonergan’s This Is Our Youth

 

How do we use the advantages we are given? In 1982, on Manhattan's wealthy Upper West Side, articulate, pot-smoking friends Warren Straub, a dejected nineteen-year-old, and Dennis Ziegler, a charismatic, domineering drug dealer, scramble to return the $15,000 they stole from Warren's abusive father. Further complicating things, they are joined by Jessica Goldman, the anxiously insightful young woman Warren yearns for. This Is Our Youth is a hilarious and agonizing look at a young group's pride, privilege, and self-discovery.

            In meticulous, hilarious, and agonizing detail, This Is Our Youth follows forty-eight hours of three very lost young souls in the big city at the dawn of the Reagan Era.  Funny, painful, and compassionate, This Is Our Youth is a living snapshot of the moment between adolescence and adulthood when many young people first go out into the world on their own, armed only with the ideas and techniques they developed as teenagers—ideas and techniques far more sophisticated than their parents ever realize, and far less effectual than they themselves can possibly imagine.

 

This Is Our Youth runs Thursday, November 11 through Saturday, November 13th and Thursday, November 18th through Saturday, November 20th at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 general admission, $10 seniors/faculty/staff, and $8 students.  To purchase tickets, visit www.princeton.edu/utickets, or call the Frist Campus Center Ticket Office at 609-258-1742.  Tickets will also be available for sale at the theater forty-five minutes prior to each performance.  All performances will take place in the Hamilton Murray Theater in Murray-Dodge Hall at Princeton University. 

 

Theatre Intime, a Princeton mainstay since 1920, is the only theater on the University campus run entirely by undergraduate students, provided the finest quality entertainment for the student body and the surrounding community for more than eighty-five years. We invite you to join us for another unforgettable season. For more information, please visit our website at www.theatreintime.org. 

 

For more information, or to schedule a review, contact Sarah Hedgecock at (918) 605-2298 or shedgeco@princeton.edu.

Valid from 10/31/2010 to 11/21/2010

Princeton University Orchestra Features Electric Guitar Concerto premiere, Competition Winners March 4 & 5, 2011

02/15/2011

The Princeton University Orchestra and Michael Pratt will present two evenings of student winners of the University Concerto Competition on concerts Friday March 4 and Saturday March 5 at 8:00 pm. in Richardson Auditorium.  Also featured on the concerts will the premiere of new work for Electric Guitar and Orchestra with the composer as soloist.

 

Mark Dancigers, a fourth year fellow in Princeton’s Ph.D. program in Composition will be the soloist in his own new work, “Concerto for Electric Guitar and Orchestra”. Michael Pratt commented, “Mark is part of a brilliant new generation of composers to blend music from the club and the concert hall into a vibrant stream that is revitalizing much of our concert life. Plus, he is a virtuoso guitarist.”

 

Jessica Anastasio ’11, a flutist who won the Concerto Competition in 2009, will play Mozart’s “Concerto for Flute and Orchestra in D major”. Yoon Won Song ’11 will play Sibelius’” Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D minor”.

 

“The concerti by Mozart and Sibelius are among the most beloved works for each of their respective instruments. Jessica and Yoon are in so many ways representative of Princeton’s musical stars—both engaged in rigorous academic courses of studies, yet both achieving an exceptional level of musical accomplishment. They both will be pursuing graduate study in music performance”, concluded Pratt.

 

 

One may purchase tickets ($15 general, $13 seniors, $8 students) by calling 609-258-9220 or ordering online at www.princeton.edu/utickets.

 

 

Biographies for the featured students follow:

 

Jessica Anastasio is a senior majoring in Classics and pursuing the Musical Performance certificate. In the summer of 2007 she performed at the Kennedy Center as a Presidential Scholar in the Arts, and is now an Emerging Artist for Miyazawa Flutes, Inc. She has performed at numerous summer festivals, including the Tanglewood Music Center (where she was the youngest student ever to attend), the Aspen Music Festival and the National Repertory Orchestra where she has performed under the batons of James Levine, Michael Tilson Thomas, Christoph von Dohnanyi and Rafael Frübeck de Burgos. She is a substitute flutist for the Kansas City Philharmonic, the San Antonio Symphony and the New World Symphony. She studies flute at Princeton with Jayn Rosenfeld, Principal Flute of the Princeton Symphony.

 

Yoon Won Song is a senior where she is pursuing a degree in Economics and is

Co-concertmaster of the Princeton University Orchestra. She has performed in Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Poland, Russia, Japan, and Korea, as well as in the United States. In March 2004, she became the third prize laureate of the renowned International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians. In addition, she has received many awards including first prizes at the Daily Korea Times competition, the Music Journal Competition, and the Seoul Symphony Orchestra Competition. Her teachers include Dorothy DeLay, Hyo Kang, Stefan Milenkovich, Nam-Yun Kim, and, at Princeton, Anna Lim.

 

Described by the New York Times as "entrancing" and "rich in beguiling timbres", the music of Mark Dancigers has been commissioned and performed by orchestras and chamber ensembles across the United States. An active electric guitarist and advocate for new music, he has premiered over 60 new works for the electric guitar across the United States, Canada, and Mexico, and been hailed as "one of indie-classical's top shredders" by Seth Walls of Newsweek. He studied at Yale University and the Yale School of Music, where his principal teachers included Martin Bresnick, Ezra Laderman, Kathryn Alexander, Aaron Jay Kernis, Matthew Suttor, and John Halle.. He is currently completing his doctorate in music composition at Princeton University under Steven Mackey.

Valid from 02/15/2011 to 03/06/2011

November Events at Princeton University's Department of Music

10/29/2010

Contact:               Ernest Clark, Concert Coordinator

Phone:                        609-258-6842

E-mail:                        ernestc@princeton.edu

All events are free unless indicated. Pictures are available upon request.  If you are receiving this in error or wish to add another contact to our list, please contact us.

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Tuesday, November 9

Composers Ensemble at Princeton: “Dudes and Divas”

featuring works by graduate students Gilad Cohen,
Lainie Fefferman, Sean Friar, and Jascha Narveson

Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall, 8:00 p.m.

 

Wednesday, November 10

Jazz Vespers

Featuring the University Jazz Vespers Ensemble,

Dr. Anthony D.J. Branker, director

University Chapel, 8:00 p.m.

 

Thursday, November 11

Jazz at Café Vivian

featuring the University Tadd Dameron Ensemble coached by Ralph Bowen

Frist Campus Center, 11:30 p.m.

 

Friday, November 12 & Saturday, November 13

Conference: “Saints' Liturgies: Profiles of a Practice in the Middle Ages”

211 Dickinson Hall, Princeton University

To include a presentation by Jamie Greenberg GS: "The Wurzburg Comes: Roman Saints in Anglo-Saxon England"?

Info: jamie.kreiner@gmail.com

Sponsored by the Program in Medieval Studies with co-sponsorship by the Departments of Music and History, the Council for the Humanities, the Shelby Cullom Davis Center?for Historical Studies, the Center for Human Values, PIIRS, the Center for?the Study of Religion, the Group for the Study of Late Antiquity, and the?Gardner Magic Project.

Monday, November 15

Violin Master class with Pinchas Zukerman

Join Mr. Zukerman as he works with Princeton violin students

Laurent Cote, Kamron Saniee, Eddie Skolnick and Yoon Won Song

Woolworth Center Room 102, 4:30 p.m.

Co-sponsored by McCarter Theater

 

Monday, November 15

Non-Western Music Colloquium

“Conversations in Japanese Taiko: Lecture and Performance”

Kenny Endo and Kaoru Watanabe

The powerful sound of Japanese taiko drums—once used to mark the limits of a shrine parish—have captured the imagination of newartistic ensembles and community groups around the world.

Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall, 7:00 p.m.

Free but tickets required. Call 609-258-9220. Any remaining tickets may also be obtained in the Fine Hall lobby below Taplin Auditorium starting one hour before the performance.

 

Wednesday, November 17 & Thursday, November 18

M.R. Daniel GS: “Fell Through a Crack” (Dissertation Composition)

Class of 1970 Theater at Whitman College, 8:00 p.m.

A surreal yet minimalist three-part multimedia children's song for adults, including those who are whistling loudly to keep the boogie man away. Featuring live and processed sound. voice, text and video, and inspired by that which the body proves capable, and that which results.

 

Thursday, November 18

Composition Colloquium

Tristan Murail, Columbia University

French composer Tristan Murail is considered one of the founding members of the “spectral school” of music composition, which involves the use of the fundamental properties of sound as a basis for harmony and structure.

Woolworth Center Room 102, 4:30 p.m.

 

Sunday, November 21

Princeton University Chamber Choir, Gabriel Crouch, conductor

“Chansons Francaises” - celebrating two hugely significant generations in the history of French choral music, separated by some 400 years.

Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, 3:00 p.m.

Tickets: $5 all seats. Call 609-258-9220 or order online at www.princeton.edu/utickets/.

 

 


Monday, November 22

Popular Music Colloquium

“The Incredible Slightness of Being: 1970s Disco”

Alice Echols, University of Southern California

Woolworth Center Room 102, 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, November 28

Rupert Huber, Austrian pianist/composer

Woolworth Center Room 102, 9:00 p.m.

 

Monday, November 29

Musicology Colloquium

"'Heilige Trias,' 'Stildualismus,' Beethoven: Limits of Nineteenth-century Germanic Music Historiography"

Gundula Kreuzer, Yale University

Edward T. Cone Seminar Room, Mendel Music Library, 4:30 p.m.

 

 

 

Valid from 10/29/2010 to 11/30/2010

Princeton University Concert Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Vocal Collective to present “You and the Night and the Music” December 4, 2010

11/16/2010

Come enjoy an evening filled with the sounds of songs dedicated to the themes of love and romance when the Princeton University Concert Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Vocal Collective, directed by Dr. Anthony D.J. Branker present the program “You and the Night and the Music: Singing Songs From Songbooks” on Saturday, December 4. The concert will feature such time-honored standards as “A Time for Love,” “All of Me,” “I Cried For You,” “The Touch of Your Lips,” “Angel Eyes,” “Dream a Little Dream of Me,” “If I Were a Bell,” “Mean to Me,” and “I Wish You Love.” This performance will begin at 8:00 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, located on the Princeton campus. Tickets are $15 ($5 for students) and may be purchased at the Box Office in Alexander Hall. For more information, call (609) 258-9220 or order online at www.princeton.edu/utickets.

 

Throughout the years, the Princeton University Jazz Program under the direction of Dr. Anthony D.J. Branker has sought to educate and expose the university community to the artistic and historical significance of jazz by presenting artists and repertoire that are representative of the wide spectrum of styles and conceptual approaches found throughout the music’s evolution. Students involved in jazz performance have numerous opportunities to concertize, participate in master classes, study privately, and to pursue independent projects. They also have the opportunity to participate in academic courses from the music department curriculum that encourage the study of the historical, social, theoretical, stylistic, and creative issues that pertain to the jazz idiom. In 2008, Princeton University received a $4 million gift that will enhance the study and performance of jazz, significantly expanding the university’s ability to support performances and develop innovative research and teaching in this uniquely American and broadly influential art form. As a result of this generous contribution to the development of jazz studies at Princeton, we are proud to announce the establishment of the newly created Certificate Program in Jazz Studies at Princeton University.

 

Presently, the ensemble program features one 17-piece big band and an ever changing variety of small groups, which have included Jazz Composers Collective, Crossing Borders Improvisational Music Ensemble, Free to Be Ensemble, Jazz Vocal Collective, Tadd Dameron Ensemble, Horace Silver Ensemble, Old & New Stories Collective, Ralph Bowen Ensemble, Modal Ensemble, Pat Metheny Ensemble, New Voices Collective, Miles Davis Ensemble, Wayne Shorter Ensemble, Afro-Latin Ensemble, Jazz Messengers Ensemble, Ornette Coleman Ensemble, Swingtet, Fusion Ensemble, Ellington/Strayhorn Ensemble, Afro-Groove Ensemble, John Coltrane Ensemble, Horace Silver Ensemble, Ensemble X, New Orleans Ensemble, Jazz Saxophone Quartet, Art Blakey Ensemble, Avant Garde Ensemble, Monk/Mingus Ensemble, Hard Bop Ensemble, Jazztet, and the Jazz Vespers Ensemble. Qualified students have the opportunity to pursue further studies in jazz performance through the Music Department’s Certificate Program in Musical Performance.

 

In an effort to provide ensemble members with the opportunity to learn from recognized jazz masters, Princeton’s national award-winning jazz program has been fortunate to sponsor master class residencies and feature its ensembles in concert performances with such internationally renowned artists as Clark Terry, Phil Woods, Slide Hampton, Jimmy Heath, Gilberto Gil, Jon Faddis, Conrad Herwig, Oliver Lake, Frank Foster, Benny Carter, Ted Curson, Stanley Jordan, Bobby Watson, Terence Blanchard, Bob Mintzer, Ralph Peterson, Steve Nelson, Antonio Hart, Don Braden, Jacky Terrasson, Jonny King, Walt Weiskopf, Valery Ponomarev, Bryan Carrott, Michael Philip Mossman, Rick Margitza, Ralph Bowen, Mark Gross, Clifford Adams, Jeffery Smith, Guilherme Franco, Renato Thoms, and Winston Byrd.  The program has also been fortunate to feature Dr. Billy Taylor, Maria Schneider, Geri Allen, Omar Sosa, Victor Lewis, Bill Frisell, Fred Hersch, Joanne Brackeen, Roy Hargrove, Hugh Masekela, James Williams, Craig Handy, Jeremy Pelt, Gene Bertoncini, Jim Black, Bruce Williams, Scott Lee, and Wilson “Willie Tee” Turbinton as guest lecturers in master class situations. For more information on the jazz program please visit www.princeton.edu/~puje

 

Dr. Anthony D.J. Branker holds the endowed chair of the Anthony H.P Lee ‘79 Senior Lecturer in Jazz Studies, is Founder/Director of the Program in Jazz Studies, and serves as Associate Director of the Program in Musical Performance at Princeton University, where he directs an extensive list of ensembles and teaches courses in jazz theory through improvisation & composition, jazz performance practice in historical and cultural context, jazz composition, and the evolution of jazz styles. He has served as a U.S. Fulbright Scholar and visiting professor at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre in Tallinn, Estonia and has also been a member of the faculty at the Manhattan School of Music, Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts, Hunter College of the City University of New York, Ursinus College, and the New Jersey Summer Arts Institute.

 

Valid from 11/16/2010 to 12/05/2010

Princeton University's Department of Music December Events

12/01/2010

Thursday, December 2

POPULAR MUSIC COLLOQUIUM
Woolworth Center Room 102, 4:30PM

 
"Break on the Break: Movement, Ethnicity, and the Aesthetic of Hip-Hop Composition"


Speaker: Joe Schloss, City University of New York
 

 

JAZZ AT CAFÉ VIVIAN

University Horace Silver Ensemble

Ralph Bowen, director

Frist Campus Center, 11:30PM

 

For more information about the jazz program,  click here


Friday, December 3

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY GLEE CLUB AND CHAMBER CHOIR
Gabriel Crouch, conductor

Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, 8:00PM


READINGS AND CAROLS
Featuring Christmas music from four centuries, with readings drawn from the most uplifting, provocative and funny literature inspired by the season. Follow the lights to Richardson Auditorium for a wonderful evening of music and the spoken word!

 

TICKETS:
$15 (general), $5 (students - Passport to the Arts eligible). Contact University Ticketing at 609-258-9220 or order online

 

For more information on Glee Club and Chamber Choir, click here 


Saturday, December 4

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY CONCERT JAZZ ENSEMBLE &
JAZZ VOCAL COLLECTIVE
Dr. Anthony D.J. Branker, director
Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, 8:00PM
 

YOU AND THE NIGHT AND THE MUSIC - SINGING SONGS FROM SONGBOOKS


TICKETS:

$15 (general),$5 (students - Passport to the Arts eligible). Contact University Ticketing at 609-258-9220 or order online

For more information about the jazz program,  click here


Tuesday, December 7

MUSICOLOGY COLLOQUIUM
Woolworth Center Room 102, 4:30PM

Speaker: Peter Urquhart, Institute for Advanced Study


For more information about the Graduate Program in Musicology, click here


PIANO MASTER CLASS
IGNAT SOLZHENITSYN

Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall, 7:30PM
Solzhentisyn
Ignat Solzhenitsyn


Join Mr. Solzhenitsyn as he works with Princeton piano students:

Mariana Olaizola

Sherry Xu,

Lingbo Anne Tong

Anna Tchetchetkine


 

Ignat Solzhenitsyn, Music Director of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Principal Guest Conductor of the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, and Professor at the Curtis Institute of Music, is both a pianist and a conductor. During his stay as an Oates Fellow in Music he will also conduct and perform with the orchestra.

 

PATTI SMITH

50 McCosh, 8:00PM

 

Singer, songwriter, poet, and visual artist.


Wednesday, December 8

LECTURE BY TRIMPIN
Bowl I, Robertson Hall, 4:30PM

"Making of the Gurs Cycle Multi-Media Installation"

Trimpin is an artist, musician and composer who creates new instruments at the intersection of sculpture and music and often incorporates computers to play them. He has built a six-story-high xylophone and a panoply of other instruments. Born Gerhard Trimpin, he now uses only his last name. A MacArthur recipient, he is the inaugural Edward T. Cone Fellow in Music from December 7-10, 2010.

Co-sponsored by Council on the Humanities, Department of Religion, Princeton University Art Museum and Judaic Studies.


Thursday, December 9

COMPOSITION COLLOQUIUM
Woolworth Center Room 102, 4:30PM

Speaker: Trimpin

For more information about the Graduate Program in Composition, click here

MUS 215 PROJECTS IN JAZZ PERFORMANCE
Kenny Davis, faculty
Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall, 8:00PM

For more information about jazz courses,
click here

Friday, December 10 & Saturday, December 11

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA
Michael Pratt, conductor
Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, 8:00PM


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Dmitri Shostakovich


ALL-SHOSTAKOVICH PROGRAM

PIANO CONCERTO NO. 1

    Ignat Solzhenitsyn, piano

SYMPHONY NO. 8

    Ignat Solzhenitsyn, guest conductor


TICKETS
$15 (general), $13 (seniors), $8 (students - Passport to the Arts eligible). Contact University Ticketing at 609-258-9220 or order online

 

For more information about the Princeton University Orchestra, click here 

Co-sponsored by the Council on the Humanities.

Sunday, December 12

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY WIND ENSEMBLE
Robert Gravener, conductor
Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, 3:00PM
 
DECEMBER LIGHTS

Featuring works by John Williams, Alfred Reed, Leroy Anderson, J. S. Bach and others.


TICKETS:

$10 (general), $6 (students - Passport to the Arts eligible), $5 (children 12 and under). Contact University Ticketing at 609-258-9220 or order online

For more information about the wind ensemble, click here

Monday, December 13

NON-WESTERN MUSIC COLLOQUIUM

Woolworth Center Room 102, 4:30PM


"From Chinatown Opera to The First Emperor (Tan Dun, 2006): Racial Imagination and the Trope of Chinese Opera"


 Speaker: Nancy Rao, Rutgers University

Tuesday, December 14

COMPOSERS ENSEMBLE AT PRINCETON
Barbara White & Michael Pratt, directors

Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall, 8:00PM


"FANCY THAT"

Featuring music and video by graduate students Eliot Cole, Michelle Nagai, Kate Neal & Professors Paul Lansky and Dmitri Tymoczko

For more information about Composers Ensemble, click here.

Wednesday, December 15

MUS 310 ADVANCED WORKSHOP IN MUSICAL COMPOSITION

Barbara White, faculty

Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall, 8:00PM

 
For more information about undergraduate courses, xxxxxx.


Thursday, December 16

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY SINFONIA

Ruth Ochs, conductor
Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, 8:00PM 


BERLIOZ Le Corsaire Overture
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor

    Xiao Xue Cassandra Wang, piano

MOZART Clarinet Concerto in A Major "Finale"

    Jonathan Tu GS (2010 Sinfonia Concerto Competition Winner)

BORODIN Symphony No. 2 in B minor

  

TICKETS:

$5 (general). Passport to the Arts eligible. Contact University Ticketing at 609-258-9220 or order online


For more information about Sinfonia, click here


 

 

Valid from 12/01/2010 to 12/17/2010

The Princeton University Opera Theater Present Scenes from Three Operas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart on January 8, 2011

12/17/2010

The Princeton University Opera Theater will present a performance of scenes from three operas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart on January 8, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium. Arias and ensembles from three masterpieces, The Marriage of Figaro, Cosí fan tutte and The Magic Flute, will be sung by the students enrolled in Music 214. Members of the Princeton University Orchestra will be in the pit, conducted by Michael Pratt and Andrea Grody ’11.

 

Edward Berkeley, director of undergraduate opera at the Juilliard School and Director of the Aspen Opera Theater will direct. Mr. Berkeley is a Visiting Lecturer in the Music Department this fall, and has directed operas in major international houses. Mr. Pratt and Mr. Berkeley are longtime collaborators, and they last worked together in 1997 for a Princeton production of Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex. The scenes will be sung in Italian and German, with spoken commentary by Mr. Berkeley.

 

Tickets for the performance are $10 for general admission, and free to students with I.D. Tickets may be purchased online at www.princeton.edu/utickets or by calling 609-258-9220.

Valid from 12/17/2010 to 01/09/2011

March Music Events at Princeton University

03/02/2011

MARCH 2011
 
Thursday, March 3  

JAZZ AT CAFÉ VIVIAN 

featuring the University Modal Ensemble, Ralph Bowen, coach

Frist Campus Center, 11:30PM

For more information about the Program in Jazz Studies, click here.
 
Friday, March 4 & Saturday, March 5 

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA CONCERTO CONCERT

Michael Pratt, conductor

Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, 8:00PM

 

PROGRAM

 

MARK DANCIGERS (Graduate Student) Electric Guitar Concerto

MOZART Concerto for Flute and Orchestra in D Major, K.314 

    Jessica Anastasio '11, flute

SIBELIUS Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D minor

    Yoon Won Song '11, violin

 

TICKETS:

$15 (general), $13 (seniors), $8 (students).

Call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220 or click here.

 

For more information about Princeton University Orchestra, click here.    

 

(Kevin Laskey '12, marimba, was also a competition winner this year, but will perform in the fall). 

 
Monday, March 7 

POPULAR MUSIC COLLOQUIUM

 Woolworth Center Room 102, 4:30PM   

 

 Speaker: Jairo Moreno, University of Pennsylvania  

"Aurality and Letradismo in Ruben Blades"

 
Thursday, March 10
ADASKIN STRING TRIO 

sponsored by Princeton University Concerts

Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, 8:00PM
Adaskin Trio
Adaskin String Trio

PROGRAM

BEETHOVEN
String Trio in G Major, Op. 9, No. 1
MARTINU
String Trio No. 1
HADYN
String Trio in A Major (Baryton Trio No. 71)
DOHNANYI
Serenade for String Trio

 

TICKETS:
Visit University Ticketing or call 609-258-9220.  For more information about this concert, visit the Princeton University Concerts website.

 

Monday, March 21 
COMPOSITION COLLOQUIUM
Woolworth Center Room 102, 4:30PM
heiner
Heiner Goebbels

Speaker:
Heiner Goebbels, Institute for Applied Theatre Studies, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany


For more information about the Program in Theater and Princeton University, click here.

 

This program is co-sponsored with the Lewis Center for the Arts.

 
Monday, March 21 
COMPOSERS ENSEMBLE AT PRINCETON 

Brentano String Quartet (Edward T. Cone Performers-in-Residence)

Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall, 8:00PM

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Brentano String Quartet

Performing new works by graduate students Elliot Cole, Cenk Ergun, Caroline Shaw, and N. Cameron Britt

For more information about Composers Ensemble at Princeton, click here.

For more information about the Brentano String Quartet, visit their website.
 
Tuesday, March 22
COMPOSERS ENSEMBLE AT PRINCETON

Barbara White & Michael Pratt, directors

Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall, 8:00PM

New works by graduate students Andrea Mazzariello, Anne Hege, and Cenk Ergun


For more information about Composers Ensemble at Princeton, click here.
 
Wednesday, March 23 

VOCAL MASTER CLASS, MARNI NIXON 

Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall, 3:00PM

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Marni Nixon


2011Peabody Award Winner for "Outstanding Contribution to American Music" and the

singing voice of Deborah Kerr, Natalie Wood and Audrey Hepburn in the Motion Pictures and on the Soundtracks of The King and I, An Affair to Remember, West Side Story, and My Fair Lady.

 

Co-sponsored by the Certificate Program in Musical Performance and the Lewis Center for the Arts. For more information about the certificate program, click here

For more information about the Lewis Center for the Arts, click here.

Visit Marni Nixon's website.  

 


JAZZ VESPERS

Featuring the University Jazz Vespers Ensemble,

Anthony D.J. Branker, director

University Chapel, 8:00PM

For more information about the Program in Jazz Studies, click here.

 

Thursday, March 24 & Friday, March 25 
NERO ARTIFEX 
(a dissertation opera with a new take on the life of one of history's most notorious rulers) 

Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, 8:00PM


Theodor Popov '11, composer
Veronica Shi '11, translator/historian
Mariah Min '10, librettist  
David Kellett, director 
 
Friday, March 25 

Q&A WITH DJ KRUSH 

101 Friend Center, Williams Street, 4:30PM

CONCERT WITH DJ KRUSH
The Terrace Club, 62 Washington Road, 8:00PM

Part of "In the Mix: Asian Popular Music " Conference. For full schedule and registration, click here.
 
Friday, March 25 

CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN MUSICAL PERFORMANCE RECITAL

Will Livengood, jazz trumpet   

Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall, 8:00PM

Featuring original compositions as well as works by Woody Shaw, John Coltrane, and Mark Nagy '11.

For more information about the certificate program,   click here.
 
Saturday, March 26

TAIKO PERFORMANCE & WORKSHOP 

with Princeton Tora Taiko and Kaoru Watanabe  

Woolworth Center McAlpin Rehearsal Hall,
Performance 5:00PM, Workshop 6:00PM


Part of "In the Mix: Asian Popular Music " Conference. For full schedule and registration, click here.
 
Friday, March 25 & Saturday, March 26  

"IN THE MIX: ASIAN POPULAR MUSIC" CONFERENCE

 

Co-sponsored by the  Program in East Asian Studies, Council of the Humanities, PIIRS, Lewis Center for the Arts, Program in American Studies, and Program in African-American Studies


For full schedule and registration, click here.
 
Sunday, March 27 

FACULTY RECITAL

Jennifer Tao, piano 

Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall, 3:00PM

PROGRAM

HAYDN Fantasia in C Major Hob.XVII/4
MESSIAEN Petites Esquisses d'Oiseaux
MEDTNER Fairy Tales, Op. 26 & Sonata in A-flat Major, Op. 11, No.1
SCHUMANN Davidsbündlert
änze, Op. 6

For more about Jennifer Tao, click here
 
Monday, March 28
MUSICOLOGY COLLOQUIUM 

Mendel Music Library Cone Seminar Room, 4:30PM

 

Speaker: Lewis Rowell, Indiana University

"Tribal Musics of India"


CHAMBER MUSIC MASTER CLASS

The Nash Ensemble of London 

Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall, 7:30PM

Visit the Nash Ensemble Web Site for more information on this ensemble.
 
Tuesday, March 29  

COMPOSERS ENSEMBLE AT PRINCETON  

The Nash Ensemble of London  

Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall, 8:00PM

PROGRAM

POULENC Sonata for Oboe and Piano, Op. 185
TROY HERION (Graduate Student) Sextet
GILAD COHEN (Graduate Student) Ten Variations
RAVEL Piano Trio in A minor

For more information about Composers Ensemble at Princeton, click here.
 
Wednesday, March 30

A CONVERSATION WITH MARK MORRIS & SIMON MORRISON

50 McCosh Hall, 5:00PM
Co-sponsored with the Lewis Center for the Arts Program in Dance.
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Mark Morris & Simon Morrison


 

 

For more information about the Program in Dance, click here.

 

CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN MUSICAL PERFORMANCE RECITAL

Anand Krishnamurthy, jazz guitar  

Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall, 8:00PM

Featuring original works and selections by J. Henderson, W. Shaw and others.

For more information about the Certificate Program, click here

 

Thursday, March 31
NASH ENSEMBLE OF LONDON

presented by Princeton University Concerts

Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, 8:00PM 

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Nash Ensemble

PROGRAM

  

MOZART  Piano Quartet in G  minor, K. 478

MOZART  Oboe Quartet in F Major, K. 370

BRAHMS  Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34

 

PERFORMERS:  Ian Brown, Piano; Gareth Hulse, Oboe; Marianne Thorsen, Violin; Laura Samuel, Violin; Philip Dukes,Viola; Paul Watkins, Cello

TICKETS:
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Valid from 03/02/2011 to 04/01/2011

MAY AT PRINCETON UNIVERSITY CONCERTS

04/12/2011

 

MAY AT PRINCETON UNIVERSITY CONCERTS

 

CLOSING THE RICHARDSON CHAMBER PLAYERS SEASON

The Richardson Chamber Players closes its season with “Fleur de Lys,” music for king and courtier on Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 3pm in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall. The concert will feature music by French baroque masters Rameau and Monteclair played by Princeton’s performance faculty including baroque violinst Nancy Wilson and harpsichordist Wendy Young.

 

TOKYO QUARTET CLOSES THE PRINCETON UNIVERSITY CONCERTS SEASON

The final concert on the Princeton University Concerts Classics Series will feature the famed Tokyo String Quartet, friend to Princeton audiences since its formation in 1968. The Quartet will appear on the series on Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 8pm in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall.  The program will feature quartets by Mozart, Takemitsu and Beethoven.

 

For complete listing details on both concerts, please refer to the end of this release.

 

ABOUT THE RICHARDSON CHAMBER PLAYERS

The Richardson Chamber Players was founded during the 1994-1995 Centennial Season of Princeton University Concerts.  For fifteen seasons, The “RCP” has brought to Princeton audiences programs of unusual interest, largely consisting of works for singular combinations of instruments and voices, which would otherwise remain unheard.  Performers are drawn from the professional musicians who teach instrumental music and voice at Princeton, as well as distinguished guest artists.  Occasionally, the players are joined by exceptional Princeton University Students. The artistic direction of the group rotates.  This season’s programs were conceived by a small committee consisting of violinists Anna Lim and Nancy Wilson, Soprano Martha Elliott and clarinetist Jo-Ann Sternberg.

 

THE PROGRAM

 

“FLEUR DE LYS,” Music for King and Courtier

RAMEAU Cinquieme Concert from Pieces de Clavecin en Concert
MONTECLAIR Cantata Pan et Sirinx
RAMEAU Troisieme Concert from Pieces de Clavecin en Concert
RAMEAU Quatrieme Concert from Pieces de Clavecin en Concert
MONTECLAIR Cantata La Mort de Didon

 

THE PLAYERS

Martha Elliott, Soprano; Colin St. Martin, Flute; Nancy Wilson; Violin;

Vivian Barton Dozor, Viola da Gamba; Wendy Young, Harpsichord

 

ABOUT TOKYO QUARTET

Officially formed in 1969 at the Juilliard School, the Tokyo String Quartet traces its origins to the Toho School of Music in Tokyo, where the founding members were deeply influenced by Professor Hideo Saito. Instilled with a deep commitment to chamber music, the original members of what would become the Tokyo Quartet eventually came to America for further study with Robert Mann, Raphael Hillyer, and Claus Adam. Soon after its formation, the quartet won First Prize at the Coleman Competition, the Munich Competition, and the Young Concert Artists International Auditions.  Since then, the quartet has collaborated with a remarkable array of artists and composers, built a comprehensive catalogue of critically acclaimed recordings, and established a distinguished teaching record.  Today the quartet comprises violist Kazuhide Isomura, a founding member; second violinist Kikuei Ikeda, who joined in 1974; cellist Clive Greensmith, a 1999 arrival; and first violinist Martin Beaver, with the group since the fall of 2002. The Tokyo has served as quartet-in-residence on the faculty of Yale University's School of Music since 1976 and has made over 30 recordings, seven of which have been nominated for Grammy Awards.  The quartet performs on a group of renowned Stradivarius instruments known as "The Paganini Quartet."  For more information on the Tokyo Quartet visit www.tokyoquartet.com.

 

THE PROGRAM

 

MOZART                          Quartet No. 15 in D Minor, K. 421

TAKEMITSU                        String Quartet No. 1 "A way a lone"

BEETHOVEN                        Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 130

 

 

 

CALENDAR LISTING INFORMATION

 

 

TOKYO STRING QUARTET

 

WHEN:                          Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 8:00PM

 

WHERE:                        Princeton University Concerts, Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall

 

TICKETS:                        $40, $30, $20;  students $10, $5

                                    Tickets can be bought over the phone by calling Princeton University

                                    Ticketing at  (609) 258-9220 or online at www.princeton.edu/utickets

 

PICTURES:                        Please contact Princeton University Concerts for pictures of

                                    The Tokyo Quartet or download them directly from their

                                    website at http://www.tokyoquartet.com/artist.php?view=dpk

 

PROGRAM

NOTES:                        Program Notes are available by contacting Princeton University Concerts

                                     at (609) 258-2800

 

QUESTIONS:            Contact Princeton University Concerts at (609) 258-2800

 

 

RICHARDSON CHAMBER PLAYERS

 

WHEN:                          Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 3:00PM

 

WHERE:                        Princeton University Concerts, Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall

 

TICKETS:                        $20, $15, $10; students $5

                                    Tickets can be bought over the phone by calling Princeton University

                                     Ticketing at  (609) 258-9220 or online at www.princeton.edu/utickets

 

PROGRAM

NOTES:                        Program Notes are available by contacting Princeton University Concerts

                                     at (609) 258-2800

 

QUESTIONS:            Contact Princeton University Concerts at (609) 258-2800

Valid from 04/12/2011 to 05/20/2011

Upcoming Events at Princeton University’s Theatre Intime

03/03/2015

Princeton University’s Theatre Intime Presents Me Too Monologues

Me Too Monologues are scripted by anonymous students writing about their own experiences with mental health. These monologues were then selected and edited by the directors to be performed by fellow student actors.

Produced by the Princeton University Undergraduate Student Government (USG) and Theatre Intime and directed by Nathalie Ellis-Einhorn '16 and Nadia Diamond '17, performances of Princeton's very own Me Too Monologues will be held at the Hamilton-Murray Theatre on the following dates:

Friday, March 6th at 10:30pm

Saturday, March 7th at 2pm

Tickets are free and will be available at the Frist Campus Center Box Office (609-258-9220) and at the door.
 

Princeton University’s Theatre Intime Presents Student Playwrights Festival

The Student Playwrights Festival is an annual tradition that offers student writers the opportunity to put their shows onstage. Written by, directed by, and starring students, Student Playwrights Festival is a celebration of everything that is great about student theatre!

Seven performances of the Student Playwrights Festival will be held at the Hamilton-Murray Theatre on the following dates:

Friday, March 27 at 8pm

Saturday, March 28 at 8pm

Sunday, March 29 at 2pm

Thursday, April 2 at 8pm

Friday, April 3 at 8pm

Saturday, April 4 at 2pm

Saturday, April 4 at 8pm

Tickets: visit www.princeton.edu/utickets, Frist Campus Center Box Office (609-258-9220), or buy at the door!

Valid from 03/03/2015 to 05/01/2015

MARCH CHAMBER MUSIC AT PRINCETON UNIVERSITY CONCERTS

02/14/2011

ADASKIN STRING TRIO & NASH ENSEMBLE OF LONDON COME TO PRINCETON
 
The next concert on the Princeton University Concerts Classics Series will feature the Adaskin
String Trio.  The ensemble will appear on the series on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 8pm
in Richardson Auditorium at Alexander Hall.  The program will feature four cornerstones of the
string trio repertoire, trios by Beethoven, Dohnanyi, Haydn and Martinu.  Martinu once taught
in the Princeton Department of Music.  Following that, The Nash Ensemble of London will be
in residence for 5 days, participating in several concerts, working with students at Princeton and
at Westminster Choir College.  They will give two concerts.  The first will feature the work of two
composition students from the Princeton University Music Department.  That concert will take
place on Tuesday, March 28 at 8pm in Taplin Auditorium at Fine Hall.  The second concert, on
the Princeton University Concerts Classic Series, will take place on Thursday, March 31 at 8pm in
Richardson Auditorium at Alexander Hall.  The program will feature chamber works by Mozart
and Brahms.  For complete listing details on our March concerts, please refer to the end of this
release.


ABOUT ADASKIN STRING TRIO
Celebrating over 15 years of music making, the Adaskin String Trio commands a vast string
trio repertoire ranging from the Classical era to today’s composers.  The Trio performs
extensively throughout the United States and Canada, and has appeared at Merkin Concert
Hall in New York, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington DC, and in Boston, Los
Angeles, Montreal, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Santa Barbara, and Chicago.   The trio’s recordings
include the complete Beethoven String Trios on Musica Omnia which won critical acclaim in
American Record Guide.

Although the Adaskin String Trio is currently based in New England, the members of the trio are
all originally from Canada. They met in Montreal where they each studied chamber music with
founding Orford Quartet cellist Marcel Saint-Cyr. They later completed two years as ensemble-in-
residence at The Hartt School under the guidance of the Emerson Quartet. The trio is named in
honor of Murray Adaskin, one of Canada ‘s most loved and respected composers, and two of his
brothers, violinist Harry Adaskin and producer and music educator John Adaskin.


THE PROGRAM
BEETHOVEN   String Trio in G Major, Op. 9, No. 1          
MARTINU  String Trio, No. 1
HAYDN   String Trio in A major (Baryton Trio #71)
DOHNANYI  Serenade for String Trio


ABOUT THE NASH ENSEMBLE OF LONDON
The Nash Ensemble of London is one of Britain’s foremost musical ensembles.  For the past forty
years, it has been renowned throughout the world for the calibre of its players, its imaginative
programming, and its dedication to the recognition and promotion of new composers.


Amelia Freedman, the Nash’s founder and artistic director, has received many honors including
Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music and the CBE.  She holds an Honorary Doctorate from Bath
University, the Chevalier of the Order National du Merite for her services to French Music, the
Cobbett Gold Medal of The Worshipful Company of Musicians, and the prestigious Leslie Boosey
Award of the Performing Rights and Royal Philharmonic Societies.  In addition to her work with
The Nash Ensemble, Ms. Freedman has served as Head of Classical Music at the South Bank Centre,
and has been Artistic director of the Bath Mozartfest since 1995.


The Nash Ensemble will be in residence at Princeton for 5 days.  In addition to two public
performances, they will work with graduate students in composition, give masterclasses, work with
students at Westminster Choir College and Princeton High School, appear in several Princeton
classes and meet with students informally in dorms and dining halls.


THE PROGRAMS


March 29, 2011
POULENC  Sonata for Oboe and Piano
TROY HERION Graduate Student in Composition, Work TBD
GILAD COHEN Graduate Student in Composition, Work TBD
RAVEL  Piano Trio in A Major

March 31, 2011
MOZART   Piano Quartet in G  Minor, K. 478
MOZART   Oboe Quartet in F Major, K. 370
BRAHMS   Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34
PERFORMERS
Ian Brown, Piano; Gareth Hulse, Oboe; Marianne Thorsen, Violin; Laura Samuel, Violin; Philip
Dukes, Viola; Paul Watkins, Cello


 

Valid from 02/21/2011 to 04/01/2011

Banff Mountain Film Festival at Princeton University April 22 & 23, 2011

04/11/2011

Banff Mountain Film Festival at Princeton University
7 p.m., Friday, April 22, and Saturday, April 23, McCosh Hall, Room 10
This annual festival features spectacular action-packed films on a range of mountain and adventure sports, including rock climbing, mountaineering, kayaking, mountain biking, extreme skiing and explorations of the natural world. Free gear giveaways! There will be shows Friday, 4/22 & Saturday, 4/23 with different films shown each night. For details, visit: www.princeton.edu/~oa/special. Watch the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vP_Lipjc1Gc. To purchase tickets ($10 student with PU ID; $15 all others) visit: www.princeton.edu/utickets, or call Frist Campus Center ticket office (609.258.9220). Any remaining tickets will be available at the door for $15. (Banff has sold out for the past three years; advance ticket purchase recommended.) Sponsored by Princeton University's Outdoor Action Program and Blue Ridge Mountain Sports.

Valid from 04/11/2011 to 04/24/2011

Princeton Symphony Orchestra and Princeton University Art Museum Present Festival of Music and Art October 1, 2011

09/09/2011

Princeton, NJ—Saturday, October 1, from noon to 5 pm, the Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) is teaming up with the Princeton University Art Museum to present a Festival of Music and Art on the Princeton University campus. A first-time event, to be enjoyed together by families, the festival will spotlight two of the Princeton community’s most enduring and brilliant cultural institutions: its extraordinary art museum and its award-winning symphony orchestra. With the theme American Adventures, the festival celebrates music and art made in America. The festival was initiated as part of PSO BRAVO! education programs, and is geared toward children ages four through 12 and their families.

 

One of the festival’s main attractions will be the PSO’s first-ever family concert, taking place at 2:30 pm at the PSO’s stunning home venue, Richardson Auditorium. The concert will stage a kid-friendly introduction to live orchestral music that is sophisticated enough for adults to enjoy as well, with a program based on the PSO’s first Classical Series concert of the season, Visions of America. The family concert will open with Aaron Copland’s toe-tapping “Hoedown” from Rodeo, followed by Charles Ives’ spirited Variations on “America,” which elaborates and embellishes one of America’s best-known anthems. Selections from the “New World” Symphony will offer a discovery of African American and Native American musical influences that inspired Czech composer Antonín Dvorák while he was living and composing in America. Finally, the PSO will perform John Philip Sousa’s famous march tune Stars and Stripes Forever, with PSO Music Director Rossen Milanov inviting the audience to join in the fun as he “conducts” their hand-clapping and foot-stomping.

 

Before and after the concert, just across the Princeton University campus at the Princeton University Art Museum, kids can explore the museum’s vast American art collections in a scavenger hunt and even create their own art! The museum’s family art activities will take place from noon to 5 pm and refreshments will be served.

 

The afternoon will be an unforgettable day of fun for families. Concert tickets are affordably priced at just $10 each. Thanks to a grant to PSO BRAVO! from the New Jersey-based Frank and Lydia Bergen Foundation, the PSO will also make available 200 tickets, free of charge, to low-income families and social service agencies.

 

For tickets, please call the PSO at (609) 497-0020 or download an order form at www.princetonsymphony.org. Tickets may also be purchased at www.princeton.edu/utickets and at the Richardson Auditorium box office the day of the concert.

 

ABOUT PSO BRAVO!

The Princeton Symphony Orchestra’s acclaimed PSO BRAVO! education programs reach more than 10,000 students each year. Meet the Orchestra! establishes PSO musicians in teaching partnerships at more than 30 public, private, and special-needs elementary schools throughout Central New Jersey, and stages full-orchestra performances for elementary school students each spring. At the middle school level, Listen Up! invites students to attend Classical Series concerts and create visual art in response to the music they hear. Through Master It!, advanced high school and college instrumentalists participate in public masterclasses with world-renowned artists. New in 2011, PSO BRAVO! offers the PSO Family Concert, an afternoon of culture for families to enjoy together. >From kindergarten through college, PSO BRAVO! inspires the next generation of musicians and audiences.

 

ABOUT THE PRINCETON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA                                                    

Whether performing classical masterworks, introducing music by modern-day masters, or hosting students at their first live symphony performance, the Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) is a cultural centerpiece of the Princeton community and one of New Jersey’s finest music organizations. Led by Music Director Rossen Milanov and guided by an extraordinary Board of Trustees, the PSO offers award-winning orchestral, pops, and chamber music programs, as well as lectures and other events to complement these concerts. Through PSO BRAVO!, the PSO produces wide-reaching and innovative education programs, carried out in partnerships with local schools and arts organizations. The PSO is proud to be a multiple-year recipient of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts’ highest honors: a Citation of Excellence and designation as a Major Arts Institution. The only professional orchestra to make its home in Princeton, the PSO performs at historic Richardson Auditorium on the campus of Princeton University.

Find the PSO online at www.princetonsymphony.org; on Facebook at www.facebook.com/princetonsymphony; and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/psomusic.

Valid from 09/09/2011 to 10/02/2011

THE EMERSON STRING QUARTET OPENS PRINCETON UNIVERSITY CONCERTS 2011-2012 SEASON October 6, 2011

09/20/2011

Princeton University Concerts opens its 2011/2012 season with the Emerson String Quartet appearing on the series for the first time in 12 years on Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 8pm in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall.  The quartet will be offering a program of works by Shostakovich, Barber and Beethoven, music that explores the relationship between Music and Memory, part of a community-wide collaboration entitled “Memory and the Work of Art.”  Professor Scott Burnham will explore why Barber’s Adagio is so often heard a moments of profound commemoration in a pre-concert talk at 7pm, free to ticketholders.

 

PROGRAM

 

BEETHOVEN                        Quartet for Strings, Op. 127

BARBER                        Adagio from String Quartet, Op. 11

SHOSTAKOVICH            Quartet for String No. 5

 

ABOUT THE EMERSON QUARTET

“America’s greatest quartet” (Time Magazine), named for the 19th Century American philosopher, has captured nine Grammies, three Gramophone Awards and the coveted Avery Fisher Prize, and prompted the Times of London to opine, “with musicians like this there must be some hope for humanity.” Their season-opening concert features works that are among the most moving and provocative that humanity has ever produced. The first of Beethoven’s legendary late string quartets launches a season-long tribute to a composer whose music is still considered radical. Following Barber’s astonishingly moving anthem (as originally written) comes a brilliant quartet by Shostakovich, who knew something of Beethoven’s pain and anguish. With Soviet authorities turning a deaf ear to his genius, he saved his most private utterances for quartets he wasn’t sure would ever be heard in public. On that score, happily, he was wrong.

Valid from 09/20/2011 to 10/07/2011

Upcoming Events from Princeton University’s Theatre Intime

02/03/2015

Princeton University’s Theatre Intime Presents The Freshman One-Act Festival

 

The newest members of Theatre Intime strut their stuff in a night of one-acts directed, acted and produced by the freshman class of 2018, featuring:

- David Ives' "Engima Variations," directed by Carolyn Beard '18
- A.R. Gurney's "The Problem," directed by Jared Hopper '18
- Patrick Gabridge's "Insomnia," directed by Abigail Jean-Baptiste '18
- Edward Albee's "The Sandbox," directed by Kyle Berlin '18
 

Performances will be held at the Hamilton-Murray Theatre on the following dates:


Thursday, February 5 at 8:00 PM
Friday, February 6 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 7 at 8:00 PM

To purchase tickets: visit www.princeton.edu/utickets or call 609-258-9220.
 

Princeton University’s Theatre Intime Presents The Little Dog Laughed

 

When Hollywood star Mitchell falls in love with rentboy Alex, they find themselves questioning everything that they have always believed about the nature of love and success.  As they fumble through their relationship’s awkward, tentative, endearing first steps, Diane is there to guide the show to a happy ending…the way she defines it.

Written by Douglas Carter Beane and directed by Jack Moore ’15, seven performances of The Little Dog Laughed will be held at the Hamilton-Murray Theatre from Friday, February 20 through Saturday, February 28.

To purchase tickets: visit www.princeton.edu/utickets or call 609-258-9220.

 

 

Valid from 02/03/2015 to 03/01/2015

McCarter at the Princeton University Art Museum February 23, 2012

02/10/2012

  Off the Wall  McCarter at the  Princeton University Art Museum  Thursday, February 23 starting at 6:30pm.  Please join us for a special evening  celebrating Travesties at the Princeton  University Art Museum on  Thursday, February 23 starting at 6:30pm.  Tom Stoppard’s Travesties  is a comic  masterpiece that explores the purpose of  art and role of the artist. What better  venue to get a sneak peek at this play  than the world-class art museum in our  own backyard? Meet the cast, hear a brief  excerpt from the play, explore the museum,  and enjoy some light refreshments in a  beautiful and inspiring setting.  RSVP by February 14 to David Cannon at (609) 258-6530 or dcannon@mccarter.org  This community event is free and open to the public. Food and beverages will be provided.  This event is part of a new partnership between the two cultural anchors of our community,  McCarter Theatre and the Princeton University Art Museum.

Valid from 02/10/2012 to 02/24/2012

Princeton University Concerts Announces 2012-2013 Season

04/06/2012

 

At a sold-out performance last month, James Camner, a Princeton local and a new subscriber to Princeton University Concerts, remarked “I can’t remember ever subscribing to anything  - including the Metropolitan Opera and Philadelphia Orchestra - that has been so consistently excellent as this year’s Princeton University Concerts season.”  Building on that success, which has attracted capacity audiences, Princeton University Concerts (“PUC”) is pleased to announce the details of its 2012-2013 season.   Once again, PUC will offer a variety of programs, including three of the finest string quartets in the world today, one of the world’s great English choirs, two chamber orchestras with very different approaches and a concert bringing together master pianist Richard Goode and poet C.K. Williams.  From Great Britain and Germany to Poland and Carnegie Hall, the offerings of “PUC” represent a diverse and international array of the best of today’s classical musicians.  Most of the concerts will be presented in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, regarded as one of the most exceptional acoustics for classical music in the country.  PUC will present 15 concerts, including 3 special events, and its Richardson Chamber Players series. 

 

The 2012-2013 season opens with the Takács String Quartet.  They come to Princeton in the same season that they assume the prestigious role of Associate Artists at the famed Wigmore Hall in London, a new long-term position awarded to a senior internationally acclaimed ensemble who will be central to Wigmore’s programming.  Closing the season, PUC builds on a concept started in the current season with countertenor David Daniels and choreographer Mark Morris - pairing artists across discipline for a one-of-a-kind evening.  In this event, pianist Richard Goode will collaborate with Princeton’s own Pulitzer prize-winning poet C.K. Williams in a program that will include solo piano music and poetry read from the stage by Williams.   In between, 6 musicians will make their PUC debuts, including a recital by the young Polish piano virtuoso Rafal Blechacz and a rare duo performance by mezzo-soprano Angelika Kirchschlager and tenor Ian Bostridge, who will appear in only 3 venues in the United States next year (Alice Tully Hall in New York, The Kimmel Center in Philadelphia and Princeton).  The series will also explore two different themes:  the relationship between words, music and song in three very different programs, and the art of the piano in the course of three diverse recitals.  A special event will mark the 100th anniversary of Woodrow Wilson’s presidency of the United States and violinist Julia Fischer, who dazzled PUC audiences this season, will return with a solo recital.  PUC’s Director, Marna Seltzer, says “Princeton University Concerts has presented the world’s most commanding performers since 1894. Next year’s series continues to build on that tradition while spotlighting artists new to Princeton audiences and expanding the framework that has made PUC’s 11-12 season a critical and audience success. We will continue to feature programs that bring together our loyal adult concert-going community with younger audience, and Princeton students in particular, a cross section that makes going to a PUC concert unique.”

 

Some of the 8 subscription concerts will be preceded by talks given by a variety of speakers, including the popular Princeton professor Scott Burnham who charmed PUC audiences this season.  Others will be preceded by musical previews played by talented Princeton students, a feature new to PUC’s current season. 

 

Subscriptions are now on sale for the 2012-2013 season.  PUC continues to offer one of the lowest ticket prices in town to hear remarkable artists up close and personal in the intimacy of Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall.  PUC will offer several different subscription packages making it easier to subscribe.  Single tickets will go on sale Tuesday, September 4.  For more information, contact the PUC concert office at 609-258-2800.

 

 

THE 2012-2013 SEASON

(Organized by series, then chronologically)

 

CONCERT CLASSICS SERIES

The cornerstone of the PUC season, offered as the full subscription of 8 concerts or as smaller concert packages, features the pillars of classical music performed by today’s most renowned artists.  All concerts take place on Thursday nights in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, unless otherwise noted.

 

*indicates Princeton University Concerts debut

 

 

Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 8pm in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall

TAKáCS STRING QUARTET

 

Schubert String Quartet No.13 in A Minor, D. 804 (“Rosamunde”)

Britten String Quartet No. 2 in C Major

Dvorak String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, Op. 96 (“American”)

 

Recognized as one of the world’s great ensembles, the Takács Quartet plays with a unique blend of drama, warmth and humor, combining four distinct musical personalities to bring fresh insights to the string quartet repertoire.  John Gilhooly, Director of Wigmore Hall, recently announced that from the 2012-13 season, the Takács Quartet will be Associate Artists at the Hall. This is a new position which is awarded on a long-term basis to senior internationally acclaimed ensembles who will be central to the venue’s chamber music output over many years.  The Quartet is renowned for its exacting standards and hugely engaging performances, enjoying an unsurpassed reputation throughout Europe, the United States, Australia and Asia.

 

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 8pm in Princeton University Chapel

TENEBRAE,* Britain’s premier chamber choir

NIGEL SHORT, Director

presented in collaboration with McCarter Theatre

 

Works by Rachmaninoff, Pärt and Paul Mealor

 

Tenebrae, a 17-voice British choir founded 10 years ago by Nigel Short, a former member of the King’s Singers, has established itself as the chamber choir of choice for critics and audiences in the UK and around the world. The group blends the passion of a large cathedral choir with the precision of a chamber ensemble to create a unique and enchanting sound, one which is as dazzlingly effective in medieval chant as it is in contemporary works. With every performance exploiting the unique acoustic and atmosphere of each venue in which they perform (in this case the gothic revival splendor of the Princeton University Chapel), the carefully chosen team of singers enable the audience to experience the power and intimacy of the human voice at its very best.  The ensemble is best known to American listeners through its recordings: about a dozen of its own (on the Signum Classics label). But a tour to the United States last spring (2011) caused the New York Times to write that “ if the group toured here as often as the Tallis Scholars, it could probably match — perhaps even draw on — that ensemble’s considerable following.”  Recently, two of Tenebrae’s recordings were nominated in the Choral category of the BBC Music Magazine Awards, the first time in the history of the awards that an ensemble has had two nominations in a single category.  The mixed program will include works by Paul Mealor who was catapulted to international attention when 2.5 billion people (the largest audience in broadcasting history) heard his Motet, Ubi caritas performed by the choirs of Westminster Abbey and Her Majesty’s Chapel Royal at the Royal Wedding Ceremony of His Royal Highness Prince William and Catherine Middleton (now TRH The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge) at Westminster Abbey.  For the first time in its history, PUC will move its audience to the Princeton University Chapel, the ideal venue for Tenebrae’s debut.  PUC is also pleased to highlight its connection to one of Tenebrae’s principal singers, Gabriel Crouch, Princeton’s much-loved Director of the Glee Club and Choral Program.

 

Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 8pm in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall

ANGELIKA KIRCHSCHLAGER,* Mezzo-Soprano

IAN BOSTRIDGE,* Tenor

JULIUS DRAKE, Piano

 

HUGO WOLF’S Spanisches Liederbuch

 

Two of the world’s outstanding lieder interpreters explore the subtle nuance and beauty of the art of the song in this recital of thirty-four songs selected from Hugo Wolf’s Spanisches Liederbuch.  It’s hard to imagine singers better matched to reveal the profound emotional intensity of Wolf’s art and to remind us what a startlingly original composer of lieder he was.  Princeton audiences will be among the few in the country to hear this powerhouse duo who will sing this repertoire in only 3 venues next season, a testament to the PUC series and its concert venue that renowned musicians have flocked to for over a hundred years.

 

Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 8pm in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall

THE ENGLISH CONCERT

HARRY BICKET, Director

 

Baroque Chamber Orchestra Masterpieces by Handel, Telemann and Purcell

 

In February 2013, Princeton will be the site of the American Handel Society’s bi-annual conference.  It is no coincidence that the English Concert known for, among other things, its interpretations of Handel will appear on the PUC series anchoring the American Handel Festival which will take place at Princeton during the conference.  The English Concert, returning to PUC after many years, is among the finest baroque chamber orchestras in the world, with an unsurpassed reputation for inspiring performances of Baroque and Classical music in the concert hall and on CD. Based in London, the orchestra presents an annual season there, in addition to extensive touring. In 2007 Harry Bicket became the orchestra’s Artistic Director, following in the steps of Andrew Manze and their founder, Trevor Pinnock. The English Concert’s many recordings include several prize-winners, most recently As steals the Morn, a CD of Handel arias with tenor Mark Padmore that received a 2008 BBC Music Magazine Award. The visit to Princeton precedes a concert performance of Handel’s opera Radamisto at Carnegie Hall, part of a larger concert opera project that was started last season and will feature The English Concert over several seasons in Carnegie Hall.

 

Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 8pm in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall

ARTEMIS STRING QUARTET

 

Mendelssohn String Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op. 44, No. 1

Bach Selections from The Art of the Fugue

Piazzolla Fugues

Mendelssohn  String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 80

 

The Berlin-based Artemis Quartet was founded at the Lübeck Musikhochschule in 1989. Walter Levin, the Emerson Quartet, the Juilliard Quartet and the Alban Berg Quartet have been and remain important teachers and mentors for the ensemble. Since 1994 the four players have performed as a professional ensemble, quickly gaining a reputation as one of the leading ensembles of their generation. Their international stature was established by winning First Prizes at the ARD Competition in 1996 and soon thereafter First Prize at the Premio Borciani. Rather than pitch themselves into the tempting fast track of career success, the members of the Artemis Quartet instead immersed themselves in further study.  In 1998 the ensemble spent a year in residence with the Alban Berg Quartet in Vienna followed by a three-month sabbatical at Berlin’s Wissenschaftskolleg. Their debut at the Berlin Philharmonie in June of 1999 marked the formal start of their career. A new phase of the chamber group’s life began in July 2007 when Gregor Sigl and Friedemann Weigle became members of the quartet.   Since 2004 the quartet’s series of concerts at the Berlin Philharmonie has met with high praise from critics and audiences alike. From the 2011-12 season onwards the ensemble is “quartet-in-residence” at the Konzerthaus in Vienna.

 

Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 8pm in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall

ELIAS STRING QUARTET*

 

Haydn Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 64, No. 6

Janacek Quartet No. 2 (“Intimate Letters”)

Schumann Quartet in A Minor, Op. 41, No. 1

 

The Elias String Quartet take their name from Mendelssohn’s oratorio, Elijah, of which Elias is in its German form.  A relative newcomer on the quartet scene, they have quickly established themselves as one of the most intense and vibrant quartets of their generation. They perform around the world, collaborating with many different artists.  The Quartet was formed in 1998 at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester where they worked closely with the late Dr. Christopher Rowland. They also spent a year studying at the Hochschule in Cologne with the Alban Berg quartet. Other mentors in the Quartet’s studies include Hugh Maguire, György Kurtág, Gábor Takács-Nagy, Henri Dutilleux and Rainer Schmidt of the Hagen Quartet.  The quartet has been chosen to participate in BBC Radio 3’s prestigious New Generation Artists’ scheme and is the recipient of a 2010 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award. In April 2010, their disc of Mendelssohn, Mozart and Schubert on the Wigmore Hall Live label was given the BBC Music Magazine Newcomer Award.  This year they had their debut at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and a week long tour in Europe with pianist Jonathan Biss. Future projects include a five-concert series at Wigmore Hall, a US tour including their Carnegie Hall debut, returning to the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and participating in Jonathan Biss’s Schumann project at Carnegie Hall.

 

Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 8pm in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall

RAFAL BLECHACZ, Piano*

 

Bach Partita No. 3 in A Minor, BWV 827

Beethoven Sonata in D Major, Op. 10, #3

Debussy Suite Bergamasque

Szymanowski Sonata No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 8

In October 2005 Rafal Blechacz was the uncontested winner of the 15th Frédéric Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw, Poland.  In addition to the Grand Prize, Mr. Blechacz won all the special prizes of the Competition: the Polish Radio Prize for best mazurka performance, the Frédéric Chopin Society Prize for the best performance of a polonaise, the National Philharmonic of Poland Prize for the best concerto performance, and the Krystian Zimerman-sponsored prize for the best performance of a sonata.   In July 2010 he received the prestigious Premio Internazionale Accademia Musicale Chigiana (Siena, Italy), awarded annually by an international jury of music critics to young musicians for superb artistic achievements.  On May 29, 2006, Rafal Blechacz signed an exclusive recording contract with Deutsche Grammophon, thus becoming only the second Polish artist, after Krystian Zimerman, to be signed to the prestigious label.  His first recording of the Chopin Preludes, honoring the Chopin anniversary year of 2010, received a “Best of the Year” honor from Gramophone Magazine, and the Preis der Deutschen Schalplattenkritik, a prestigious recognition from Germany’s music critics.  The recording quickly achieved double platinum status in Poland. 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 8pm in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall

RICHARD GOODE, Piano

C.K. WILLIAMS, Poet*

 

Beethoven Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Op. 110

Selections from Janacek “On an Overgrown Path”

Other works by Beethoven, Brahms and Chopin

 

Following on the heels of the collaboration between choreographer Mark Morris and countertenor David Daniels, the season finale brings together a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who calls Princeton his home with a musician who has been acknowledged worldwide as one of today’s leading interpreters of classical music.  The two artists, both poets of their craft, have jointly selected a program that pairs C.K. Williams’ words with Richard’s Goode’s musical interpretations.  Hailed by poet Paul Muldoon as “one of the most distinguished poets of his generation,” C.K. Williams has created a highly respected body of work, including many collections of original poems, volumes of translation, several books of criticism and a memoir.  His love for music shows up in many of his poems and springs partly from a childhood of piano lessons.   His musical partner for the evening, Richard Goode, shares a love of poetry and is known for a very personal approach to music that has led the New York Times to call him “a poet of the piano.”  This special program will be performed with poetry read by C.K. Williams between piano works and will be offered only in Princeton. 

 

 

RICHARDSON CHAMBER PLAYERS

Formed in 1994-95, this mixed ensemble comprises Princeton’s Performance Faculty, distinguished guest artists, and supremely talented Princeton students. Richardson Chamber Players concerts take place on Sundays at 3pm in Richardson Auditorium.  Each concert features informal commentary from prominent hosts, exploring the themes of each concert.

 

Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 3:00PM in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall

“MUSIC FOR A WHILE,” all-Purcell program

 

Players include: Nancy Wilson and Vita Wallace, Baroque violins; Wendy Young, harpsichord, Vivian Barton, cello & gamba; Julianne Baird, soprano

 

 

 

 

Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 3:00PM in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall

 

“BACHIANAS & MORE”

Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasilieras No. 6 for Flute and Bassoon

KURT WEILL Frauentanz, 7 Poems from the Middle Ages, Op. 10 for Soprano and Instruments

Hindemith Die Junge Magd, Song cycle for Mezzo-soprano, Flute, Clarinet, and String quartet, Op.23b

Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasilieras No. 5 for Soprano and an Orchestra of Cellos

 

Players include: Jo-Ann Sternberg, clarinet; Martha Elliott, soprano; and Barbara Rearick, mezzo-soprano

 

Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 3:00PM in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall

 

“SOMETHING SLAVIC”

BARTOK Romanian Folk Dances for Violin and Piano

RACHMANINOFF Vocalise for Viola and Piano

GYöRGY KURTáG Bach Transcriptions for Piano Four Hands

Chopin Polonaise Brillante for Cello and Piano

Dvorak Quintet for Piano and Strings, Op. 81

 

Players include: Margaret Kampmeier, piano and Tom Kraines, cello

 

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 7:30PM in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall

JULIA FISCHER, Violin

Back by Popular Demand!

 

BACH Solo Violin Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006

YSAŸE Solo Violin Sonata in A Minor, Op. 27, No. 2

BACH Solo Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001

HINDEMITH Solo Violin Sonata in G Minor, Op. 11, No. 6

 

This past February Julia Fischer made her Princeton debut in Richardson Auditorium on the PUC subscription series.  Playing to a capacity crowd of subscribers, students and other music lovers, the audience was treated to a dazzling display of fiery technique, a rich sound that filled the hall and a musical journey that ended with a heartfelt encore of Ernst Bloch’s Nigun.  PUC audiences were lucky to hear a rare recital by a violinist who does not often perform in the United States.  Audiences will be luckier still to be one of two venues (the other is Carnegie Hall) in the United States where she will perform a solo recital next season before taking a hiatus from recital appearances in the United States.  This violinist is definitely back by popular demand, this time taking the stage on her own to tackle the fiendishly difficult solo violin repertory. 

 

Tuesday, February 12 at 7:30PM in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall

a special double bill

ECCO, East Coast Chamber Orchestra*  & YOU

 

Mozart Divertimento in F Major, K. 138

Bartok Divertimento

plus... a community reading (piece TBD) with ECCO - all string players invited!

 

In 2001, a group of musicians – colleagues and friends from leading conservatories and music festivals across the country – collectively envisioned the creation of a democratically-run, self-conducted chamber orchestra that would thrive on the pure joy and camaraderie of classical music-making. This organic approach and high level of passion and commitment resulted in ECCO, a dynamic collective that combines the strength and power of a great orchestral ensemble with the personal involvement and sensitivity of superb chamber music. The ensemble’s debuts in New York’s Town Hall and The Kennedy Center confirmed its position as one of the most exceptional ensembles of today’s generation, whose fresh interpretations, coupled with passionate and joyous playing, have earned them standing ovations and re-engagements.  This special event, free to subscribers, builds on the huge success of the appearance by the ensemble Time for Three this season by showcasing a young ensemble with a fresh approach to music-making  (violinist Nick Kendall of Time for Three is a member of ECCO).  The concept for this concert, though, will be entirely new for PUC.  In an era where audience participation and feedback has become essential, we will celebrate the joy of music-making by inviting the audience to participate in the performance. As a special part of the evening, all string players will be invited to the stage to read a chamber orchestra work alongside the young players of ECCO.  Stay tuned for more details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 8pm in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall

INON BARNATAN, Piano

paderewski memorial concert

 

“HONORING WOODROW WILSON”

BEETHOVEN Thirty-two Variations in C Minor

BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53 (“Waldstein”)

SCHUMANN Carnaval, Op. 9

CHOPIN Selected Pieces

ERNEST SCHELLING Nocturne a Raguse

STOJOWSKI By the Brookside

 

Israeli pianist Inon Barnatan caught the eye of Princeton audiences when he made his debut this fall with cellist Alisa Weilerstein.  He returns to Princeton to take part in a community-wide celebration of the Woodrow Wilson centenary, an occasion that marks the 100th anniversary of Wilson’s inauguration as President of the United States and will be celebrated by many local organizations.  For PUC’s contribution, we have asked Mr. Barnatan to recreate a program played by the legendary pianist Ignacy Paderewski.  Following World War I, Paderewski laid aside his concert career, holding the offices of Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland.  As such, he was a signer of the Treaty of Versailles, becoming friendly with Woodrow Wilson whose support had been influential in the establishment of Poland as an independent state.  In 1925, shortly after Wilson’s death, Paderewski visited Princeton, under the auspices of Princeton University Concerts, to play a recital in honor of Wilson.  Mr. Barnatan is perhaps the ideal pianist to bring this historic program back to life.  His interest in thematically-related programming recently led him to release his second solo recording called Darkness Visible.  The recording features wide-ranging inspired by other works of art.  On the recording Mr. Barnatan examines how different characteristics of darkness are represented in music.

 

*indicates Princeton University Concerts debut

 

 

SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION

 

FULL SUBSCRIPTIONS (the Best Deal)

 

Concert Classics Series

            8 concerts, save up to 30%

            A  $229, B  $179, C  $119

 

MAKE YOUR OWN SERIES

Choose 3 or more different concerts from all of our offerings and save 10% off the single ticket prices.

 

PUC prides itself on offering the chance to experience something new.  The packages below provide an alternative way to view the season and may be helpful as ticket buyers build their own series. 

 

Words, Music and Song

Tenebrae

Ian Bostridge/Angelika Kirchschlager

Goode/Williams

 

Next Generation

ECCO, East Coast Chamber Orchestra

Rafal Blechacz

Elias String Quartet

 

Art of the Piano

Inon Barnatan

Rafal Blechacz

Richard Goode

 

Blockbusters

Takács String Quartet

Julia Fischer

Ian Bostridge/Angelika Kirchschlager

 

The String Quartet

Takács String Quartet

Artemis String Quartet

Elias String Quartet

 

Sunday Afternoon Serenades

Richardson Chamber Players

 

 

 

Special Events

 

Julia Fischer, Violin

Add this event to a full Concert Classics subscription and receive a 20% discount off the single ticket prices.

 

ECCO, East Coast Chamber Orchestra

FREE for all full subscribers.  Limit one ticket per person.

 

Inon Barnatan, Piano  “Honoring Woodrow Wilson”

Add this event to a full Concert Classics subscription and receive a 20% discount off the single ticket prices.

 

Subscriptions can be bought by calling the Concert Office at 609-258-2800.  The Concert Office is open Monday through Friday, 10AM to 4PM.  Subscription information can also be submitted online at princetonuniversityconcerts.org.

 

For all questions, contact the Concert Office at 609-258-2800.

 

 

Valid from 04/06/2012 to 08/06/2012

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY CONCERTS ANNOUNCES ITS 2011-2012 SEASON

04/04/2011

Three of the finest string quartets in the world today, three of the most sought-after young artists of their generation, and a concert bringing together dance and music for the first time in PUC’s 118-year history constitute the core of Princeton University’s Concerts (“PUC”)  2011-2012 concert season.  From Germany and Jerusalem to London and Carnegie Hall, the offerings of “PUC” represent a diverse and international array of the best of today’s classical musicians.  The concerts will be presented in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, regarded as one of the most exceptional acoustics for classical music in the country.  Building on its 117-year history, the offerings of PUC expand from 11 to 13 concerts, and introduce a new partnership with McCarter Theatre, a bonus concert featuring the eclectic ensemble Time for Three and an interdisciplinary collaboration between choreographer Mark Morris and countertenor David Daniels.  PUC continues to offer one of the lowest ticket prices in town to hear exceptional artists up close and personal in the intimacy of Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall.