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Announcing the 2014-2015 Season!  “Musical Dream Teams”

News |Feature | May 02, 2014 | By Marna Seltzer, Director of Princeton University Concerts
Announcing the 2014-2015 Season!  “Musical Dream Teams”, Actress Meryl Streep will open the 2014-2015 season with the renowned Takács String Quartet.

Actress Meryl Streep will open the 2014-2015 season with the renowned Takács String Quartet.

Dear Friends,

Every spring, I have the pleasure of announcing the next season of PUC artists. We work very hard through the fall and winter to assemble the best possible programs, and unveiling the details of what’s next comes with all the pride and excitement of presenting a great gift to a good friend.
The 2014-15 season is particularly special because it clearly reflects the core values and mission of PUC: excellence; discovery; innovation; and community. Twelve performers will make their PUC debuts next year. They range from countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, a Princeton alumnus and a rising star in the world of vocal performance, to Marc-Andre Hamelin, one of the great pianists of our time.

The season is dotted with what we are calling "musical dream teams," artistic collaborations whose sums are even greater than their renowned parts. Georgian violin virtuoso Lisa Batiashvili joins the dynamic English pianist Paul Lewis for a rare joint appearance. Superstar mandolinist Chris Thile, whose sold-out show was a highlight of 2013, will return to perform with another genre-bending musician, bassist Edgar Meyer.

Determined to push the boundaries of “chamber music” and to explore all facets of music’s transformative potential, we bring you another event exclusive to PUC. The Takács String Quartet will join actor Meryl Streep, reading from Philip Roth’s novella Everyman, in a program that explores music, death, and the meaning of life. This unique collaboration brings together some of the most brilliant and creative interpretive artists of our time.

After a few seasons of searching for the perfect wind ensemble to bring to the Richardson stage, we are pretty sure we’ve found it. The winds of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will play Mozart’s Gran Partita, a sublime piece that Antonio Salieri likened to “hearing the voice of God.” Following the concert will be a jaw-dropping opportunity for amateur musicians of all ages and abilities to join the CSO musicians on stage to read a symphony: another great late-night chamber jam aimed at bringing together campus and community.
As always, all of these programs are offered at one of the lowest ticket prices around, making PUC programs accessible and unique.  Enjoy!


Marna Seltzer
Director of Princeton University Concerts


Subscriptions to the 2014-2015 season will go on sale on Friday, March 28, 2014.  Online ordering is not possilbe until the end of April.  To order a subscription, please call 609-258-2800. Single tickets to Takács String Quartet/Meryl Streep and Chris Thile/Edgar Meyer will go on sale ONLINE ONLY on August 1, 2014.  All other single tickets will go on sale Tuesday, September 2, 2014.  Please continue to check the website for more information on the 2014-2015 season.

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