With our 126th season, we are reaffirming our roots as one of the country’s oldest and boldest chamber music series, and channeling the exuberant scope of our 125th anniversary celebration with an exciting season that stays closer to home. We are celebrating American musicians and composers from the very opening of our season when The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center presents a “New World Spirit” program, all the way through to the spring when “the young American string quartet of the moment” (The New Yorker), the Dover Quartet, makes its Princeton University Concerts debut.
We are paying tribute to this moment in our history—including both Beethoven’s 250th anniversary, and music by several living composers, including two newly commissioned works by Grammy nominated composer Anna Clyne and already legendary living composer Frederic Rzewski. We are continuing our commitment to providing immersive experiences, both programmatic (Charles Ives’ complete violin sonatas performed by violinist Stefan Jackiw and Jeremy Denk) and an all-Beethoven program with the Melnikov/Faust/Queyras trio) and experience-centric (on-stage concerts, mini-residencies, and on campus-partnerships).
We are pushing the boundaries of genre and identity—welcoming jazz legend pianist Brad Mehldau alongside beloved tenor Ian Bostridge and introducing conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin as a pianist with vocal superstar Joyce DiDonato.
And we are always thinking about our ever expanding definition of chamber music by crossing cultures to bring Ensemble Basiani, the State Choir of Georgia, in the glorious splendor of the Princeton University Chapel.
As always, we are both reuniting and growing our star-studded PUC family, welcoming back many fan favorites and introducing over ten debuts.
Here’s to the next 125 years!« Back to blog