Single tickets to all concerts in the 2016-17 Princeton University Concerts (“PUC”) Concert Classics Series, Beethoven String Quartet Cycle, All-in-the-Family Series, and Richardson Chamber Players are now on sale, online only, at princetonuniversityconcerts.org. Patrons are now also able to buy single tickets to the Béla Fleck/Abigail Washburn Special Event, as well as the first of the PUC125: Performances Up Close concerts. These tickets will be available by phone and in person as of Tuesday, September 6, 2016.
PUC is offering a more abundant selection of concerts than ever before in its 123-year history. Anchored by the complete cycle of Beethoven’s sixteen string quartets, performed by the Takács Quartet in a series of six concerts, the season is poised to celebrate the bright spectrum of classical music. In the Concert Classics Series, 25-year-old piano star Daniil Trifonov’s Princeton debut alongside his teacher Sergei Babayan in October will give way in the spring to the return of legendary pianist Murray Perahia. Metropolitan Opera favorite Jamie Barton, “opera’s nose-studded rock star” (The New York Times) will offer an intimate debut recital in Richardson Auditorium before the 25-voice Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir fills the Princeton University Chapel a few months later.
A return of last season’s favorites includes Christian Tetzlaff, joining his long-time friend Pamela Frank in a rare recital of violin duos, family concerts for youngsters 3-6 (“Baby Got Bach”) and kids 6-12 (“Meet the Music”), as well as the cutting-edge PUC125: Performances Up Close initiative with audience seated onstage around the performers in casual, hour-long concerts. In collaboration with artists from other fields—including Adobe Creative Resident designer Craig Winslow—this season PUC125 will expand its scope. At each of the four concerts in the series, the Richardson stage will undergo a transformation unique to each particular program. The curated multimedia environment promises to heighten and extend the listener’s experience of the music in this fusion of art forms. Single tickets for these concerts will be available two months before each concert. At this time, tickets to violinist Augustin Hadelich and guitarist Pablo Sáinz Villegas’ “Histoire du Tango” program on September 29, 2016 are now released online.
For a complete listing of concerts visit princetonuniversityconcerts.org.
SINGLE TICKET PRICES
Concert Classics Series Concerts – 9 Thursday Nights
Jamie Barton, mezzo-soprano; Belcea String Quartet; Sergei Babayan, piano & Daniil Trifonov, piano; Takács String Quartet (2 concerts); Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir; Hagen String Quartet; Pamela Frank, violin & Christian Tetzlaff, violin; Murray Perahia, piano.
$50, $40, $25 general / $10 students with valid ID
PUC125 Series – 4 pairs of one-hour concerts presented in the round on the Richardson stage of Alexander Hall
Augustin Hadelich, violin & Pablo Sáinz Villegas guitar; Colin Currie, percussion; Benjamin Bagby, voice/anglo-saxon harp; Pekka Kuusisto, violin & Nico Muhly, piano.
$25 general / $10 student
Beethoven Up Close Series – performed by Takács Quartet, hosted by Princeton Professor Emeritus Scott Burnham
While two of the concerts in the Beethoven Complete String Quartet Cycle are part of the Concert Classics Series, the remaining four are presented in an intimate in-the-round setup.
$40 general / $10 student
Béla Fleck, banjo & Abigail Washburn, banjo/voice
$40 general / $15 students
Family Concerts – 2 Concerts
$10 adults / $5 kids, buy both and save 20% off single ticket prices
Richardson Chamber Players – 3 Sunday afternoon concerts featuring Princeton’s resident ensemble of performance faculty, distinguished guest artists and supremely talented students
$15 general / $5 student
HOW TO BUY SINGLE TICKETS:
BY PHONE, as of Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Frist Campus Center Ticket Office (open Monday-Saturday, 11am-5pm), after September 6, 2016
SUBSCRIPTION PRICES (the best deal):
Concert Classics Series - 9 Thursday night concerts, save up to 30%
$310, $255, $140
Make Your Own Series
Choose 3 or more different concerts from all of our offerings, except PUC125, and save 10% off single ticket prices.
Richardson Chamber Players – 3 Sunday Afternoon Concerts
All subscriptions just $39 or add these concerts to a Classics series for just $24
HOW TO BUY SUBSCRIPTION TICKETS:
All subscriptions must be bought through the Concert Office. To subscribe, call 609-258-2800 [Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm] or visit princetonuniversityconcerts.org
For further information please contact Dasha Koltunyuk at 609-258-6024 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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