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2017 Chamber Jam with the Takacs String Quartet

December 5, 2016

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY CONCERTS OFFERS AMATEUR STRING PLAYERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY WITH THE TAKÁCS STRING QUARTET
AT RICHARDSON AUDITORIUM IN ALEXANDER HALL JANUARY 19, 2017

CALLING ALL AMATEUR STRING PLAYERS OF ALL AGES:  VIOLINS, VIOLAS, CELLOS AND BASSES! Princeton University Concerts (PUC) wants you! The Takács String Quartet will return January 18-19, 2017 to Richardson Auditorium for the third and fourth concerts in their six-part Beethoven String Quartet Cycle. After the concert on Thursday, January 19, 2017 amateur string players (violins, violas, cellos, and basses) of all ages and levels have the unparalleled opportunity of joining the professionals on stage to sight-read Beethoven’s String Quartet Op. 18, No. 4. It’s another annual “Late Night Chamber Jam,” and whether or not Beethoven is your jam—or even whether or not you play an instrument—the chance to join this legendary ensemble, or to witness the gathering of community members with the pros is not one to be missed.

Tickets to the Takács String Quartet’s concert are not required to participate in the Late Night Chamber Jam, but reservations are required for the reading.  To sign up, please visit princetonuniversityconcerts.org or call 609-258-2800.

Now in its sixth annual recreation, the Late Night Chamber Jam—a unique opportunity for amateur musicians in our community to read music with professionals—has become a beloved annual event. “Think of it like Roger Federer calling down a few fans from the stands at the U.S. Open to play doubles.” (The Princeton Packet) The Beethoven String Quartet Cycle is a momentous occasion for PUC, and to have the annual jam as a part of our celebration of the composer’s legacy makes this event particularly meaningful. This composer, in particular, is celebrated for the universality of his music—the Chamber Jam is a testament to the accessibility of his music to for all. Even if you participate in the Jam only by listening, the experience is guaranteed to reverberate for a very long time.

Princeton University Concerts has offered community members a chance to play alongside professionals ever since a magical informal reading took place a few seasons ago, when Ensemble ACJW visited campus. In the midst of exam period, students were eager for a study break; reading a Beethoven Symphony alongside these professionals seemed like just the thing. Subscribers joined the musicians and students and the palpable excitement and spontaneous energy were unforgettable. From that moment, PUC has been determined to make such a reading into an annual event and amateurs of all ages and levels have played alongside the talented young players of the Chicago Symphony Winds, the East Coast Chamber Orchestra, the Escher String Quartet and the St. Lawrence String Quartet.

HOW TO SIGN UP TO PLAY WITH THE TAKÁCS STRING QUARTET
To participate in the reading, sign up in advance at princetonuniversityconcerts.org.  Space is limited so early signup is recommended. Limited tickets remain for the Takács Quartet concert preceding the Late Night Chamber Jam, and can be purchased online or by calling 609-258-9220.  Please note that you do not have to attend the concert to participate in the Late Night Chamber Jam.  The Chamber Jam will take place roughly at 10PM on March 24, 2016.

For all press inquiries please contact Dasha Koltunyuk at 609-258-6024 or dkoltuny@princeton.edu
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LISTING INFORMATION
TAKÁCS STRING QUARTET

WHEN:                                   

CONCERTS: Wednesday & Thursday, January 18-19, 2017 8PM
LATE NIGHT CHAMBER JAM: Following the January 19th concert, at roughly 10PM

WHERE: Princeton University Concerts, Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall

CONCERT TICKETS:  $10-$50 available online at princetonuniversityconcerts.org, by phone at 609-258-9220, or in person two hours prior to concert at the Richardson Auditorium Box Office. Tickets are required for the concerts only; not for the Late Night Chamber Jam.

PHOTOS:   Please contact Dasha Koltunyuk at 609-258-6024 or dkoltuny@princeton.eduor download at princetonuniversityconcerts.org/for-press

LATE NIGHT JAM:  Bring your string instrument and read Beethoven’s Quartet Op. 18, No. 4 with members of the Takács String Quartet on the stage of Richardson Auditorium.  The reading is open to all string players.  To reserve a space, please sign up online at  princetonuniversityconcerts.org or call 609-258-2800.

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FOR PRESS RELATED INQUIRIES PLEASE CONTACT

Dasha (Darya) Koltunyuk
dkoltuny@princeton.edu
Phone:  609-258-6024