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Single Tickets are Now on Sale

News |Feature | Sep 05, 2012 | By Marna Seltzer, Director of Princeton University Concerts
Single Tickets are Now on Sale, Angelika Kirchschlager will make her Princeton debut as part of the 12-13 season

Angelika Kirchschlager will make her Princeton debut as part of the 12-13 season

I am pleased to announce that single tickets are now FINALLY sale for all of our 2012-2013 concerts and I want to encourage you to buy tickets NOW to the events you want to hear.  We've had record number of subsciptions this season and there will be limited space, especially on the main floor, for all of our concerts.

At a sold-out performance last season one of my favoriate subscribers, James Camner, a Princeton local and a new subscriber to Princeton University Concerts, gave me a huge compliment.  He said,  “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.”  We want to building on that success this season.  Once again, we will offer a variety of programs, including four 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.  PUC will present 16 concerts, including 4 special events, and its Richardson Chamber Players series. 

The 2012-2013 season opens on October 4 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, we build 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.   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 I think makes going to a PUC concert unique.

You can purchase tickets online by following the links on each of the individual concert pages or you can call the University Box Office at 609-258-9220.  They are open Monday-Friday, 12PM-6PM.

We want to hear from you.  Please use the comment section below to let us know what you think of our programs and any suggestions you've got to bring new programs to our series.  I look forward to seeing you all a lot in the upcoming season.

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