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Benjamin Bagby Brings “Beowulf” to Princeton

February 28, 2017

BENJAMIN BAGBY BRINGS “BEOWULF” TO PRINCETON

“Beowulf” – The Epic Book in Performance is a production critically acclaimed for almost two decades, one that is a rare chance to encounter one of the most popular texts in western literature as it was originally performed. On Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 6pm in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, accompanied by a six-string, “Anglo-Saxon” harp, Benjamin Bagby will recite, chant, and sing in the original Old English in which this illustrious 11th-century masterpiece was written. Princeton University Concerts has commissioned experiential designer and Adobe Creative Resident, Craig Winslow, to bring the colorful characters and narrative to life through the use of projection. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, this performance is “a double tour de force of scholarly excavation and artistic dynamism.”

The intimate setting of the PUC125 (“Performances Up Close”) series presented by Princeton University Concerts, of which this concert is a part, aims to bring the music as close to the music and imagery as possible by seating the audience on stage around the artist. The intimacy, vibrancy and creativity fostered by this setup, as well as its limited seating, has made admission to the series one of the hottest tickets in town. Bagby’s “Beowulf” is sold out; any returned tickets may be available at the Richardson Auditorium box Office the night of the concert. The final concert of the PUC125 series will take place on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 7:30PM when Finnish violin virtuoso Pekka Kuusisto joins the youngest composer ever commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera, Nico Muhly, in a program juxtaposing classic fare with contemporary discoveries. Tickets are currently on sale.

LISTING INFORMATION
BENJAMIN BAGBY, voice and Anglo-Saxon harp
CRAIG WINSLOW, experiential designer and 3D artist
WHEN:
Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 6:00pm
WHAT:
“Beowulf” – The Epic Book in Performance
WHERE:
Princeton University Concerts, Stage of Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, Princeton University
TICKETS:
$25 General; $10 Students. This concert is SOLD OUT. Any returned tickets may be available at the Richardson Auditorium Box Office the night of the concert, starting at 5PM.
PHOTOS:
Please contact Dasha Koltunyuk at dkoltuny@princeton.edu or 609-258-6024.

FOR PRESS RELATED INQUIRIES PLEASE CONTACT

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