Due to the developing COVID-19 (coronavirus) epidemic, Princeton University is implementing policies to ensure the health and safety of the community by temporarily discouraging gatherings of large groups of people in close proximity between now and April 5, 2020. In accordance with the university's decision, Princeton University Concerts regrets to announce that the upcoming performance of Benjamin Beilman and Andrew Tyson on Thursday, April 2, 2020 has been canceled.
We will continue to monitor the evolving situation as it impacts the remaining events in our 2019-2020 season. We have no doubt that the life-long love of music that we all share will continue to bring us together before long.
This outbreak has already caused significant financial impact on artists and arts presenters around the world. While all ticketholders are entitled to a full refund, please consider donating your ticket(s) as a charitable, tax-deductible gift to PUC. Let us know if you would like to donate your tickets or to receive a refund by submitting this form, contacting our office by phone 609.258.2800 (M–F, 10AM–4PM), or emailing us by Friday, March 20.
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Thank you for your patience and understanding! Stay healthy!
BEETHOVEN Violin Sonata No. 5 “Spring”
FREDERIC RZEWSKI Demons (Princeton Premiere)
BRITTEN Suite for Violin and Piano, Op. 6
GRIEG Violin Sonata No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 45
Violinist Benjamin Beilman and pianist Andrew Tyson met only 45 miles away when they were both students at the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Just a few years later, Beilman won the coveted 2012 Avery Fisher Career Grant; the following year, Tyson followed suit. Since then, the two friends have skyrocketed to international stardom, establishing themselves firmly as the leading artists of their generation. “The brilliant young violinist” (The New York Times) and “real poet of the piano” (BBC Radio 3) make their Princeton debuts with a varied program that takes us all the way from Beethoven’s 19th-century spring to Frederic Rzewski’s 2016 reaction to the presidential election. Rzewski’s new work, written for Beilman and dedicated to author/political activist Angela Davis, is another co-commission by PUC. The evening will be a celebration of the brightest young talent—and music—of our time.
- Benjamin Beilman
“What draws me in [to Rzewski’s music] is this idea that there’s someone with such strong convictions that’s able to communicate them through a fairly abstract form. Whatever motivation or political orientation he’s coming from is almost irrelevant because he can communicate that without a program or without words or interviews or anything.”
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