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Benjamin Beilman, Violin and Andrew Tyson, Piano Photo
Benjamin Beilman, Violin and Andrew Tyson, Piano Photo
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Benjamin Beilman, Violin
Andrew Tyson, Piano

Thursday, April 2, 2020, 8:00 PM MUSICAL PREVIEW: Trenton Youth Orchestra, Lou Chen, Conductor at 7PM, free to ticketholders Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall


BEETHOVEN Violin Sonata No. 5 “Spring”
FREDERIC RZEWSKI  Demons (Princeton Premiere)
BRITTEN Suite for Violin and Piano, Op. 6                                      
PROKOFIEV Violin Sonata No. 2 in D Major, Op. 94b

Ticket Info

$25-55 General / $10 Students (with valid ID)

About the Artist

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.

Artist Websites

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Andrew Tyson »

Violinist Benjamin Beilman Plays Schubert's C Major Fantasy at the Verbier Festival

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Pianist Andrew Tyson Plays "Noctuelles" from Ravel's "Miroirs"

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“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.”

- Benjamin Beilman