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Popular “Meet The Music” Family Concert Returns to Princeton University Concerts on November 7th

October 13, 2015

“My Brother Franz Schubert” Featuring The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Princeton University Concerts has a lot in store for kids this 2015-2016 season. The first family event will be offered on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 1PM in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall when Bruce Adolphe, Director of Family Programs at The Chamber Music Society (CMS) of Lincoln Center, presents a program titled “Meet the Music: My Brother Franz Schubert.” Mr. Adolphe will tell a fun version of the true story about how Franz Schubert’s older brother, Ferdinand, tried desperately to compose a good accompaniment to the “Trout” melody. Although Franz ultimately came up with the option known to us today in his seminal “Trout” Quintet, the humorous and good-natured sibling rivalry sheds a familiar light on the legendary music that will be performed by esteemed musicians from the CMS.
As this concert will occur during the last weekend of the NJEA fall break, Princeton University Concerts has again partnered with the Arts Council of Princeton to offer a complimentary ticket for this concert to all kids who register before November 2nd for the “Faces & Places” mini-camp taking place November 5-6 from 9AM-3:30PM. For more information, please visit
Although this concert is recommended for kids ages 6 and up, the Family Series will be expanded later this season to include an event for youngsters ages 3-6 in March: “Baby Got Bach: Principally Percussion” will be hosted by renowned pianist Orli Shaham in collaboration with Princeton’s own resident percussion ensemble, Sō Percussion. Also new this year is the PUC125: Performances Up Close series. Only one hour long, very casual, and at an earlier time in the evening, the concerts in this series provide families the opportunity to sit on stage with the artists and enjoy a pre-dinner/pre-homework intimate encounter with music.
Bruce Adolphe, Host and Ferdinand Schubert
Yekwon Sunwoo, Piano
Kristin Lee, Violin
Mark Holloway, Viola
Dane Johansen, Cello
David Grossman, Double Bass
Christopher Herbert, Baritone
The next concert in the All in the Family series, “Baby Got Bach: Principally Percussion” for kids ages 3-6 will take place on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 1PM. 
“Meet the Music” seeks to spark a life-long love of music that will begin the moment a child "meets the music" in person in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall.  Kids (suggested ages six and up) will embrace the joys of classical chamber music in this renowned program of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, hosted by composer Bruce Adolphe, Director of Family Programs at CMSLC.  A 21st Century embodiment of composer/educator Leonard Bernstein and comedian/performer Victor Borge, Adolphe makes the discovery—or rediscovery—of chamber music a hoot for the whole family.
WHEN:  Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 1PM
WHAT: Meet The Music:  “My Brother Franz Schubert,” a concert for kids (suggested ages 6-12) and their families.  Musicians from The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center play chamber music by Schubert.
WHERE: Princeton University Concerts, Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, Princeton University
TICKETS: $10 General; $5 Students. Tickets are available online at, by phone at 609-258-9220, or in person two hours prior to the concert at the Richardson Auditorium Box Office. Last season’s concerts sold out quickly. Please buy your tickets early.
MINI-CAMP:  “Faces & Places” November 5 & 6, 2015 9AM – 3:30PM.  Registration is $150 (Arts Council of Princeton members) or $175 (non-members).  Please visit or call 609-924-8777 to register. Campers who register before 5pm on November 2nd will receive a complimentary ticket to “My Brother Franz Schubert.”
PHOTOS: Please contact Dasha Koltunyuk at or 609-258-6024

For further information please contact Dasha Koltunyuk at or 609-258-6024

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Dasha (Darya) Koltunyuk
Phone:  609-258-6024