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Announcing the 2016-17 Season

April 8, 2016

The announcement of the 123rd Princeton University Concerts (“PUC”) season also brings with it the announcement of a landmark event: the last time that the Takács String Quartet will perform the complete cycle of Beethoven String Quartets, works for which they have famously set the gold standard in their interpretation. Having selected Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall as one of the three American venues in which the group will bid farewell to this extraordinary cycle, the Takács anchors the 2016-2017 PUC season celebrating the pillars of the great classical music tradition—both as they have stood and as they evolve in the present day. This includes presenting the most revered artists in the field, of whom 15 are making their Princeton University Concerts debut. The Concert Classics Series includes the legendary pianist Murray Perahia “whose place among the great pianists of our time is not disputed” (The Guardian), Europe’s most celebrated string ensemble, the Hagen String Quartet, and the long-awaited return of beloved violinist Pamela Frank who will be joined by PUC favorite Christian Tetzlaff for a rare program of violin duos. Yet as a gesture to the pillars of PUC’s mission of presenting music in as vibrant a way as possible, for the first time the season will open not with the Concert Classics Series but with the new PUC125: Performances Up Close series launched last year. Joined by guitarist Pablo Sáinz Villegas, the young violinist Augustin Hadelich will treat an audience intimately seated around him onstage in-the-round to a sound resembling that of “a virtuoso out of the Golden Age.” (The New Yorker) When the Classics series launches a week later, it extends the youthful appropriation of tradition with mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton, “opera’s nose-studded rock star,” (The New York Times) and a heartwarming reminder of this process in 25-year-old Daniil Trifonov’s two-piano recital with his teacher, Sergei Babayan. With a special event featuring Béla Fleck and his wife Abigail Washburn to top off the season, PUC is excited to pay tribute to the diversity imbuing the core of music as it continues to shape and be a part of our traditions.

To continue PUC’s tradition of commitment to accessibility, all programs in the 2016-17 season remain exceptionally affordable. Starting at just $10, ticket prices for the world’s best chamber music—performed in Richardson Auditorium, an historic venue beloved by performers and audiences alike—remain uncontestably the lowest in the region. They often include a range of opportunities to further engage the audience with the music including pre-concert talks given by renowned musical scholars, musical previews by talented Princeton students, live music meditations, and opportunities to converse with the artists at receptions, post-concert Q&As, and an annual “Late Night Chamber Jam.”

Speaking about the upcoming season, Princeton University Concerts Director Marna Seltzer said:  “This is the 5th full season that I have programmed and I am so proud of the way the organization has evolved, offering new experiences for a growing and curious audience. We’ve built on, and even redefined the “Classics,” experimented with new formats such as the PUC125 Performances Up Close Series and introduced kids ages 3-12 to the joy of live music.  I can now say that there really is something for everyone. Classical music is alive and well at Princeton and an experience with PUC will convince you of that.” 

Subscriptions to the 2016-2017 season are now on sale.  With more subscribers than PUC has seen in over 2 decades, interested individuals are highly encouraged to secure their tickets as early as possible. Subscribers often receive special discounts to events not only affiliated with PUC—including saving 10% off single ticket prices—but also to events at the Princeton University Music Department. Patrons can choose from a flexible variety of subscription packages online at princetonuniversityconcerts.org or by phone at 609-258-2800, Monday-Friday, 10AM-4PM.  

THE 2016-2017 SEASON
(Organized by series, then chronologically)

CONCERT CLASSICS SERIES
The cornerstone of the PUC season, offered as a series of 9 Thursday nights, features the pillars of classical music performed by today’s most renowned artists. 

*indicates Princeton University Concerts debut

Thursday, October 6, 2016, 8PM at Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall
JAMIE BARTON, Mezzo-Soprano*
JAMES BAILLIEU, Piano*
Songs by Turina, Brahms, Dvorak and Ives

A young Mezzo from Georgia is currently taking the world by storm, and her name is Jamie Barton. Sporting a nose ring and an ebullient smile, Barton summons a tone that has earned her comparisons to many of the mid-20th century greats – and indeed, the magnificent Marilyn Horne called a recent recital “one of the greatest I’ve ever heard.” Just this year she won the prestigious Richard Tucker prize, an honor conferred annually on a rising American star that places her in the lineage of Renee Fleming, David Daniels, and Joyce DiDonato. But as her voice becomes a staple in large opera houses, we are thrilled to invite her into the more immediate and personal setting of Richardson Auditorium to ring in opening night of Princeton University Concerts’ 2016-17 mainstage series! She brings us a program of late Romantic lieder, a wonderful showcase for her richly detailed instrument, which the Los Angeles Times calls “the darkly creamy lager that poured forth from altos of yore.”

Thursday, October 13, 2016, 8PM at Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall
BELCEA STRING QUARTET*

SCHUBERT Quartet No. 12 in C Minor, D. 703 “Quartettsatz”
BRAHMS Quartet in A Minor, Op. 51, No. 2
SCHUBERT Quartet No. 14 in D Minor “Death and the Maiden”

Twenty years ago, a group of young string players at the London’s Royal College of Music came together around a collective passion for the string quartet repertoire and its endless capacity for reinterpretation. A few years later, their rendering of the Debussy and Ravel string quartets won the Gramophone award for Best Debut Recording, and the rest is history. The Guardian (London) describes the intensity of a Belcea performance well: “[they] seize the music’s energy, shocking us out of our seats with every fortissimo.” And in addition to their eternally youthful energy, they are deeply committed to mentoring emerging groups and fostering a landscape of young quartet players – the Belcea Quartet Trust is an ambitious new project that offers intensive coaching sessions for ensembles on the rise. In their Princeton debut (and a rare visit to the United States), they will perform works by two great melodicists, Schubert and Brahms. Prepare to drive home with tunes running through your head!

Thursday, October 27, 2016, 8PM at Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall
DANIIL TRIFONOV, Piano*
SERGEI BABAYAN, Piano*

SCHUMANN Andante and Variations in B-flat Major, Op. 46
SCHUBERT Fantasie in F Minor for Piano Four Hands, D. 940
BRAHMS Hungarian Dances WoO. 1
RACHMANINOFF Two Suites for Two Pianos

At the age of 25, Daniil Trifonov has already established himself as one of the finest living pianists. “A fully formed virtuoso with an artistic soul to match his mighty? fingers” (Seattle Times), he has appeared with all of the “Big Five” U.S. orchestras, swept first prize and Audience Prize at both the Rubinstein and Tchaikovsky Competitions, and given a solo recital at Carnegie Hall to uproarious acclaim. Amid his touring schedule, though, he manages to continue studying at Cleveland Institute of Music, under the tutelage of prominent Armenian pianist Sergei Babayan. In an extremely special evening, this student and teacher come together to perform a program of 19th century piano duos. It will be the first two-piano program on our series since 1982, and an unusual opportunity to witness such an intimate relationship enacted onstage – the cherished passing of music from one generation to the next will be right before our eyes.

Thursday, November 17, 2016, 8PM at Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall
TAKÁCS STRING QUARTET

ALL-BEETHOVEN
String Quartet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 18, No. 2
String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat Major, Op. 74 “Harp”
String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131

PUC is absolutely thrilled and honored to be hosting the Takács Quartet for six concerts this season as they perform the Beethoven string quartet cycle in its entirety. Hailed as “chamber music playing of overwhelming intensity … simply the best I’ve seen in concert” (The Guardian, London), their 2006 box set of the sixteen quartets has become the high-water mark for these masterworks. Two of their six programs will be a part of the Concert Classics Series, beginning with this special evening in November. The program proceeds chronologically, beginning with Beethoven’s Quartet Op. 18, No. 2, written during his time studying with Haydn and deeply rooted in the 18th century quartet tradition. His Quartet Op. 74 follows, nicknamed “Harp” for the arpeggiating pizzicato figure in the first movement. After intermission, audiences will be treated to the tremendous, seven-movement Op. 131, the last quartet Beethoven finished. Upon hearing a performance of the quartet for the first time, Schubert remarked, “After this, what is left for us to write?”

Thursday, February 9, 2017, 8PM at the Princeton University Chapel
ESTONIAN PHILHARMONIC CHAMBER CHOIR*
Kaspars Putnins, Artistic Director

“NORTHERN LAND & SPIRIT”
Choral Works by Arvo Pärt, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Veljo Tormis, and Jean Sibelius

Our spring season kicks off with the beloved Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir in their first visit to the Northeast since selling out Carnegie Hall in June 2014. The music of their homeland, in all its glory and gravitas, anchors their mission and repertoire, but the 25-voice ensemble brings equal might to everything from Gregorian chant to the present day. The Washington Post declares, “the choir’s performances inspire a transporting awe,” while Newsday praises their “music- making of sublime and self-abnegating mastery.” They have been nominated for no less than fourteen Grammy’s across a range of styles, and they visit Princeton with a program of favorites from Northern Europe: Tchaikovsky, Tormis, Sibelius, and the uncrowned king of Estonian music, Arvo Pärt, whose vocal music is written exclusively for the EPCC. Princeton’s beautiful and resounding University Chapel will be the perfect space to revel in the power of the human voice.

Thursday, March 2, 2017, 8PM at Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall
HAGEN STRING QUARTET

SCHUBERT Quartet No. 10 in E-flat Major, Op. 125
SHOSTAKOVICH Quartet No. 12 in D-flat Major, Op. 133
DVORAK Quartet No.14 in A-flat Major, Op. 105

Over a three-decade career, the Hagen Quartet have become an unmatched presence on the European chamber music scene, touring and collaborating at a whirlwind pace while releasing forty-five CDs for Deutsche Grammophon. They formed in Salzburg in 1981 and have remained Austria-based, with Vienna’s Die Presse heralding them as “the highest art of existence.” PUC audiences were very fortunate to host them on an infrequent U.S. tour in 2012, and are doubly fortunate to have them back in 2017! The group – which includes three siblings – will be performing on the four Stradivarius instruments previously owned by the Paganini, Cleveland, and Tokyo Quartets. Their program is a sample of chamber music at its finest and most exciting, from a great quartet whose unusual interpretations are always full of surprises.

Thursday, March 16, 2017, 8PM at Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall
TAKÁCS STRING QUARTET

ALL-BEETHOVEN
String Quartet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 59. No. 1
String Quartet No. 13, Op. 130, with Op. 133 (“Grosse Fuge”)

The Beethoven Series closes with three celebrated works from the master’s middle and late periods. After this season, the Takács Quartet will no longer perform the Beethoven quartet cycle in its entirety, so this performance marks a final farewell bow for the legendary interpreters, who “play the Beethoven repertoire better than any quartet past or present” (Cleveland Plain Dealer). The evening begins with the great “Razumovsky” Quartet Op. 59, No. 1 – at just over forty minutes, the piece marks his chamber music’s first foray into more expansive forms and sets the stage for later explorations. After intermission, they bring us the Quartet Op. 130, including the original last movement, the notorious “Grosse Fugue,” which was so poorly received (“an indecipherable horror”) upon its premiere that Beethoven hastily replaced it with a more digestible Finale. But the bold and dense fugue is now considered a groundbreaking achievement – Stravinsky famously called it “an absolutely contemporary piece of music that will be contemporary forever.”

Thursday, April 20, 2017, 8PM at Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall
PAMELA FRANK, Violin*
CHRISTIAN TETZLAFF, Violin

Violin duos by Jean-Marie Leclair, Sergei Prokofiev, Béla Bártók, and Johann Sebastian Bach

Two of the most revered violinists of our generation come together for a special evening of rarely performed works for two violins. In 2000, Pamela Frank received the Avery Fisher Prize – perhaps the highest honor given to American instrumentalists. Teaching at Curtis and Peabody, her public concerts have been precious few in recent years. She now returns to the concert stage, bringing her “big, rich sound … that breathes with purpose” (Philadelphia Inquirer). The other half of the duo is none other than Christian Tetzlaff, who is becoming a staple at Richardson Auditorium after his extraordinary solo debut in 2012 and the sold-out follow-up with his eponymous trio last season. A violin duo is perhaps the most intimate and conversational of all the chamber music forms, and these two masters – who have been friends for thirty years – invite us into the discussion.

Thursday, May 11, 2017, 8PM at Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall
MURRAY PERAHIA, Piano

Program TBD

Pianist Murray Perahia first graced our stage in the spring of 1976, shortly after winning the Leeds Piano Competition and earning his first record deal. Forty years later, he returns to Princeton as one of the most influential pianists of our time, having performed with every leading orchestra to universal acclaim, all while enjoying the friendship of the likes of composer Benjamin Britten and pianist Vladimir Horowitz. The Chicago Tribune declares, “His commanding insights are more than enough to breathe freshness and distinction into works we've heard many times before, but seldom played at this inspired level.” But while his playing has been celebrated for its meticulous, jaw-dropping clarity, he finds inspiration in the unpredictable: “What really counts for me,” Perahia reveals, “is spontaneity. I never give the same performance twice.” PUC is honored to have him close the season with one of his trademark unrepeatable evenings.


SPECIAL EVENT
A singular concert samples music at the heart of American culture by two legends of the banjo.

Thursday, April 13 2017, 8PM at Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall
BÉLA FLECK, Banjo*
ABIGAIL WASHBURN, Banjo and Voice*

Béla Fleck is one of the most innovative and influential banjo players in the history of the instrument, often combining classical harmony with an effortless Scruggs style. He was at the helm of such landmark groups as the Flecktones and the Africa Project, and recently wrote his first Banjo Concerto, commissioned and premiered by the Nashville Symphony Orchestra. With 15 Grammys and 30 nominations, he has been nominated in more musical categories than any other artist in Grammy history! The collaboration with his wife and fellow banjoist, Abigail Washburn, is one of the most magical in his catalogue, with the purity of two-part counterpoint in full force guided by Abigail’s soulful singing and claw-hammer style. In a season anchored by timeworn masterworks, Fleck and Washburn offer a slightly different perspective in the mix, drawing from the great vernacular music of Appalachia.

“BEETHOVEN UP CLOSE” - THE COMPLETE BEETHOVEN STRING QUARTET CYCLE

Played by the TAKÁCS STRING QUARTET
Hosted by Princeton Emeritus Professor Scott Burnham

When the world renowned Takács Quartet completed their recording project of all sixteen Beethoven string quartets in 2006, Alex Ross of The New York Times wrote, “this survey stands as the most richly expressive modern account of this titanic cycle.” And indeed, their interpretations have stood as the gold standard for Beethoven, from the whimsical and strident early Op. 18 quartets to the cryptic and the monumental Grosse Fugue. This concert season, the Takács have chosen Princeton as one of three venues in the United States where they will perform the entire cycle, across six concerts in Richardson Auditorium, for the last time together.

In a brief thirty-year career, Ludwig van Beethoven journeyed further – expressively, conceptually, and psychologically – than any other composer before or since. His artistic odyssey is considered one of the supreme accomplishments in human history, compared to the building of cathedrals or the rise of empires. The concept of absolute music – music for its own sake, not “about” anything, or in service of the church – crystallized in his wake. And while his nine symphonies arguably contained many of the grandest and most boundary-breaking moments in his catalogue, the sixteen quartets are where he explored within and made his most personal statements. Collectively, the cycle reads like a blueprint for his artistic development.

Over these six performances with the Takács quartets, we are treated to the ultimate thrill of seeing this blueprint unfold before our eyes, even more relevant in 2016 than on the day of Beethoven’s death in 1827. 

Each concert will be preceded by or followed by a talk by Princeton Emeritus Professor Scott Burnham, one of the leading scholars of Beethoven in the country today. PUC will also announce other related events that will offer the opportunity to fully immerse oneself in these stunning works.  Two of the six concerts are folded into the Thursday night Concert Classics Series, but the other four will offer an even more visceral opportunity to engage with the music directly in another kind of “up close” experience.  With the Quartet seated directly in the center of the hall and the audience surrounding them on all sides, Richardson will be transformed into a circle, a reflection of the cycle itself.  At its heart, the experience will be as singular as the music itself: intimate, direct and all-encompassing.

PUC will offer several different subscription options (details on the ticketing page) but it is worth noting that because of the reduced capacity for the 4 Beethoven Up Close concerts, tickets to the entire cycle will be limited. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 8PM in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall*
String Quartet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1
String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor, Op. 95 “Serioso”
String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat Major, Op. 130 with Finale

Thursday, November 17, 2016, 8PM in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall
String Quartet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 18, No. 2
String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat Major, Op. 74 “Harp”
String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131

Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 8PM in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall*
String Quartet No. 5 in A Major, Op. 18, No. 5
String Quartet No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 18, No. 4
String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor, Op. 132

Thursday, January 19, 2017, 8PM in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall*
String Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op. 18, No. 3
String Quartet No. 8 in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2
String Quartet No. 12 in E-flat Major, Op. 127

Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 8PM in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall*
String Quartet No. 6 in B-flat Major, Op. 18, No. 6
String Quartet No. 17 in F Major, Op. 135
String Quartet No. 9 in C Major, Op. 59, No. 3

Thursday, March 16, 2017, 8PM in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall
String Quartet No. 7 in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1
String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat Major, Op. 130, with No. 16, Op. 133 “Grosse Fugue”

*These concerts are part of “Beethoven Up Close.” Tickets to these events will be limited.

PUC125 – PERFORMANCES UP CLOSE

Launched last year to great acclaim, this new series pushes the traditional concert setup towards the epitome of music-without-bounds. Presented with the audience seated onstage around the artists, PUC125 offers a diverse array of hour-long, interactive concerts that experiment with the ideal way of listening to music. Exploring everything from lighting and artwork on the stage to seating arrangements, interaction with the artists, and the most vivid and eclectic of programs reflecting the voices of a new generation, the series aims to bring the music up-close to the listener in as comfortable, fresh, and exciting way as possible.  As one patron remarked this season, PUC 125 offers “wonderful intimacy with the performer and other audience members!  The music is so close to you, it's magical.” 

Thursday, September 29, 2016 6PM & 9PM on stage at Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall
AUGUSTIN HADELICH,* Violin
PABLO SÁINZ VILLEGAS,* Guitar
“Histoire du Tango” - works by Piazzolla, De Falla, Ysaÿe
The season will dance into being with a dazzling program infused with fiery Spanish flare. Grammy-winning violin phenomenon Augustin Hadelich and guitar star Pablo Sáinz Villegas bring highlights from their popular album Histoire du Tango, transforming the Richardson Stage into an Argentine Nightclub. With two of the most exciting musicians of their generation bringing out the dance of this music, PUC dares the audience to sit still!

Sunday, February 12, 2017 2PM & 5PM at Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall
COLIN CURRIE,* Percussion
“Percussion alive!” - music by Per Norgaard, Toshio Hosokawa, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and Iannis Xenakis
One of the most internationally sought-after solo percussionists of our time, “surely the world’s finest and most daring percussionist” (The Spectator, London), Colin Currie will perform feats of percussion acrobatics, bouncing seamlessly between instruments with his hallmark “cool headed brilliance” (The Daily Telegraph, London). Having premiered works by most of today’s leading composers, all of Colin Currie’s performances sparkle with novelty and spontaneity. With the seemingly infinite range of sounds conjured by his instruments, Currie will show music at its most primal, liberating, and unexpected.

Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 6PM at Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall
BENJAMIN BAGBY,* Voice & Anglo-Saxon Harp
“Beowulf,” the epic book in performance
Watch as Bagby summons music’s magical capacity to travel across time and bring narrative to life. Accompanied by a six-string lyre, the riveting adventures of the legendary warrior Beowulf in his quest to defeat the horrific monster Grendel will be recited, chanted, and sung in the original Old English in which this illustrious 11th century masterpiece was written. This production, critically acclaimed for almost two decades, is a rare chance to encounter one of the most popular texts in western literature as it was originally performed.

Sunday, April 30,  2017 5PM & 7:30PM at Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall
PEKKA KUUSISTO,* Violin
NICO MUHLY, * Piano
“Breaking ground” – music by Bach, Philip Glass, Arvo Pärt, Nico Muhly, with Finnish folksongs

According to The Telegraph (London), Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto “surely has the most personal sound of any classical violinist now alive.” Composer-pianist Nico Muhly is one of the most celebrated and sought-after classical composers of the last decade and is the youngest composer ever commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera.  These ground-breaking classical musicians join forces for a hallmark program of their own curating that combines the music of J.S. Bach with contemporary fare.


ALL IN THE FAMILY– two concerts for kids and their families

A youngster’s life-long love of music will begin the moment he or she encounters chamber music in person at Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall. Back by popular demand, “Baby Got Bach,” a program that introduces pre-schoolers to classical music, will return in the fall. Older kids 6-12 will be able to enjoy PUC’s staple family concert, “Meet the Music” in the spring when musicians of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and host Bruce Adolphe will present a program in honor of Albert Einstein.

Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 1pm in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall
“Baby Got Bach”
Back by popular demand, pianist Orli Shaham will introduce pre-school-aged kids to the joy of live classical music played by renowned musicians.

Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 1pm in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall
“Meet the Music”
The musicians of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and host Bruce Adolphe return on Pi Day Weekend with a program that honors Princeton’s own Albert Einstein.

RICHARDSON CHAMBER PLAYERS

Formed in 1994-95, this mixed ensemble comprises Princeton’s Performance Faculty, distinguished guest artists, and supremely talented Princeton students. Richardson Chamber Players concerts take place on Sundays at 3pm in Richardson Auditorium.  The artistic direction of the group rotates.  This seasons’ programs were conceived by a small committee consisting of cellist Alistair MacRae, mezzo-soprano Sarah Pelletier and percussionist Benjamin Herrington.

Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 3pm in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall
“Melting Pot,” an eclectic program of chamber works by Charles Ives, William Bolcolm and Paquito D’Rivera

Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 3pm in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall
“England's Green,” a program in partnership with The Princeton University Art Museum

Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 3pm in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall
“Looking forward, looking back,” - including a new work by Princeton composer/faculty Juri Seo

SUBSCRIPTION TICKET PRICES, one of the lowest in the region

SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGES:

CONCERT CLASSICS SERIES (The Best Deal)
9 Thursday night concerts
A  $310    B  $255    C  $140

CONCERT CLASSICS SERIES PLUS (An Even Better Deal)
Add the remaining 4 Beethoven Up Close concerts to a Concert Classics Series subscription for an additional $80, a savings of 50% off the single ticket prices

BEETHOVEN UP CLOSE: BEETHOVEN STRING QUARTET CYCLE (Save 20%)
6 concerts
A  $208   B  $192   C  $168

RICHARDSON CHAMBER PLAYERS
3 Sunday afternoon performances
All subscriptions are $39.  Or, add the three concerts to a Concert Classics Series subscription and pay just $24.

Á LA CARTE – MAKE YOUR OWN SERIES
Choose 3 or more different concerts from all of our offerings EXCEPT PUC125 and save 10% off the single ticket prices. 

SPECIAL EVENT

BELA FLECK/ABIGAIL WASHBURN
Add this special event to a Concert Classics Series and receive a 20% discount off of single ticket prices.
All seats $32

SINGLE TICKETS
Single tickets for all events EXCEPT PUC125 will go on sale ONLINE ONLY on Monday, August 1, 2016 and everywhere else on Tuesday, September 7, 2016.  Concerts on the PUC125 series are only offered as single tickets.  Single tickets for PUC125 events will go on sale in the month preceding each event.  Please see the website for exact sale dates.

HOW TO BUY A SUBSCRIPTION:
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All subscriptions must be bought through the Concert Office. To subscribe, call 609-258-2800 or visit princetonuniversityconcerts.org.  Please note a processing fee is applied to all orders.  All programs and artists are subject to change.

For further information please contact Darya Koltunyuk at 609-258-6024 or dkoltuny@princeton.edu

2016-2017 SEASON CONCERTS AT-A-GLANCE

Thursday, September 29, 2016 6PM & 9PM
AUGUSTIN HADELICH,* Violin
PABLO SÁINZ VILLEGAS,* Guitar

Thursday, October 6, 2016, 8PM
JAMIE BARTON, Mezzo-Soprano*
JAMES BAILLIEU, Piano*

Thursday, October 13, 2016, 8PM
BELCEA STRING QUARTET*

Sunday, October 16, 2016, 3PM
RICHARDSON CHAMBER PLAYERS

Thursday, October 27, 2016, 8PM
DANIIL TRIFONOV, PIANO*
SERGEI BABAYAN, Piano*

Saturday, November 5, 2016, 1pm
“BABY GOT BACH”

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 8pm
TAKÁCS STRING QUARTET

Thursday, November 17, 2016, 8PM
TAKÁCS STRING QUARTET

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 8pm
TAKÁCS STRING QUARTET

Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 8pm
TAKÁCS STRING QUARTET

Thursday, February 9, 2017, 8PM at the Princeton University Chapel
ESTONIAN PHILHARMONIC CHAMBER CHOIR*
Kaspars Putnins, Artistic Director

Sunday, February 12, 2017 2PM & 5PM
COLIN CURRIE,* Percussion

Sunday, February 19, 2017, 3PM
RICHARDSON CHAMBER PLAYERS

Thursday, March 2, 2017, 8PM
HAGEN STRING QUARTET

Saturday, March 11, 2017, 1pm
“MEET THE MUSIC”

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 8pm
TAKÁCS STRING QUARTET

Thursday, March 16, 2017, 8PM
TAKÁCS STRING QUARTET

Thursday, March 30, 2017, 7PM
BENJAMIN BAGBY,* Voice & Anglo-Saxon Harp

Sunday, April 9, 2017, 3PM
RICHARDSON CHAMBER PLAYERS

Thursday, April 13 2017, 8PM
BÉLA FLECK, Banjo*
ABIGAIL WASHBURN, Banjo & Voice

Thursday, April 20, 2017, 8PM
PAMELA FRANK, Violin*
CHRISTIAN TETZLAFF, Violin

Sunday, April 30, 2017 6PM & 9PM
PEKKA KUUSISTO,* Violin
NICO MUHLY, * Piano


All concerts take place at Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, unless otherwise noted.


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