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Single Tickets to 2014-15 Special Events Now On Sale Online Only

August 5, 2014

DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND, SINGLE TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE FOR PRINCETON UNIVERSITY CONCERTS 2014-15 SPECIAL EVENTS ONLINE ONLY AT PRINCETONUNIVERSITYCONCERTS.ORG

Single tickets are now available online only (princetonuniversityconcerts.org) for two special events presented by Princeton University Concerts: On Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 7:30pm, PUC welcomes back superstar mandolinist Chris Thile, this time with bassist Edgar Meyer.  These two MacArthur Geniuses will cross traditional boundaries in a diverse program of largely original music.  In February, the divine mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato returns to Princeton after a sensational debut last season to join the Brentano String Quartet in the Princeton premiere of acclaimed composer Jack Heggie's Camille Claudel:  Into the Fire on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 7:30pm.   Both performances are held at Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall.  To purchase tickets to these events please visit princetonuniversityconcerts.org.  Single tickets to all events go on sale on September 2 and will be available online, by phone at 609-258-9220 and in person at the Frist Campus Center Box Office. 

Please note that tickets were also available online for the Friday, September 19 performance pairing the Takács String Quartet and legendary actress Meryl Streep, however all full price tickets to this event sold out in less than 24 hours. We are encouraging patrons to mark their calendars for September 2 when we will be putting the obstructed view seats in Richardson Auditorium on sale, and, if necessary, will add a simulcast site at a greatly reduced price.  Stay tuned to our website for the most up to date details.

Details for all three special events follow:

The Takács String Quartet and Meryl Streep
Friday, September 19 at 7:30pm
Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall
Princeton University Concerts presents a very special event pairing the renowned Takács String Quartet and legendary actress Meryl Streep on Friday, September 19 at 7:30pm at Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall.  These extraordinary artists come together to perform a program of words and music featuring readings from the great American writer Philip Roth's novella Everyman, interspersed with works for string quartet including Franz Schubert's Death and the Maiden, as well as music by Arvo Pärt. This unique collaboration between some of the most brilliant, creative and interpretive artists our time is happening only in Princeton. 

Tickets are $60, $50, $35 General; $15 Students.  Please note all full price tickets for this event are sold out.   Ticket prices for obstructed view seats, and the simulcast will be published on September 2.


Chris Thile, Mandolin and Edgar Meyer, Bass
Thursday, October 9 at 7:30pm
Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall
Looking out in awe of the beauty of Richardson Auditorium at his sold out Princeton debut last season, mandolinist Chris Thile exclaimed, "I've always wanted to perform in a castle" and coined the term "stouring" so he could stay put at Richardson and have audiences come to him.  Princeton University Concerts is thrilled to welcome him back, this time with celebrated bassist Edgar Meyer. The program for this special event will feature original music composed by the duo.  In his review of Chris Thile's concert last season, Philadelphia Inquirer critic David Patrick Stearns said, "the concert had older classical types, young students, and earthier rootsy types in adjacent seats.  We should all mingle like this more often."

Tickets are $40 General; $10 Students.  Available only at princetonuniversityconcerts.org until September 2.

Brentano String Quarte and Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-Soprano
Wednesday, February 18 at 7:30pm
Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall
Fast on the heels of the enormous success of Joyce DiDonato's first recital appearance on our series last season, and following the end of the Brentano String Quartet's residency at Princeton, we are pleased to offer a way to hear both of these great artists again...together! These superb musicians will join forces for the Princeton premiere of Camille Claudel: Into the Fire, a song cycle for Mezzo-soprano and String Quartet written by composer Jake Heggie with lyrics by Gene Scheer Heggie.

Tickets are $45, $35, $20 General; $10, $5 Students. Available only at princetonuniversityconcerts.org until September 2.

For further information please contact Catherine Ugolini at 609-258-6024 or cugolini@princeton.edu
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