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Takacs String Quartet Wraps Up Six-Part Beethoven Series

February 21, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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CONTACT:  Dasha Koltunyuk, dkoltuny@princeton.edu, 609-258-6024

TAKACS STRING QUARTET WRAPS UP THE SIX-PART BEETHOVEN SERIES AT PRINCETON UNIVERSITY CONCERTS

One of the most anticipated and popular of Princeton University Concerts’ offerings this season has been the Complete Beethoven String Quartet Cycle, performed by the legendary Takács String Quartet over a series of six concerts. Having started the cycle this past November and January with four sold-out concerts, the group returns to Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall on Wednesday, March 15 and Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 8pm for the last two programs in the cycle.

Both concerts have quickly sold out. However, more seats have been made available for the March 15th performance. While the concert on the 15th was originally planned to have “Beethoven Up Close” seating with audience downstairs and onstage only, balcony seating will now be available as well, and the stage seats have been eliminated. There is no reserved seating for this concert. Patrons who had expected to sit downstairs are asked to arrive early to choose their seat; the doors will open at 7:30PM.

Supplementary Special Events: Adult School Class, Pre/Post Concert Talks, Closing Reception
In celebration of this special mini-series, Princeton University Concerts is offering several special events around the concerts. Tuesday, March 14 at 7PM in Taplin Auditorium at Fine Hall will culminate the three-part Exploring the Beethoven String Quartets in collaboration with the Princeton Adult School, taught by Emeritus Professor Scott Burnham and first violinist of the Takács Quartet, Edward Dusinberre. Admission to the final class can still be purchased through the Princeton Adult School. In addition, all ticketholders can hear Professor Burnham illuminate the programs in a post-concert talk-back after the concert on Wednesday, March 15, and in a pre-concert talk before the concert on Thursday, March 16. Following this last concert, everyone is invited to the Richardson Lounge for a reception marking the conclusion of the 2016-17 Beethoven Cycle.

LISTING INFORMATION
TAKACS STRING QUARTET
WHEN:
Wednesday, March 15, and Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 8PM
Post-concert Talk-Back with Professor Scott Burnham on March 15
Pre-concert Talk by Professor Scott Burnham on March 16 at 7pm, free to ticketholders

WHAT:
BEETHOVEN CYCLE PART FIVE: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017 8PM
BEETHOVEN: String Quartet No. 6 in B-flat Major, Op. 18, No. 6
BEETHOVEN: String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135
BEETHOVEN: String Quartet No. 9 in C Major, Op. 59, No. 3

BEETHOVEN CYCLE PART SIX: THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2017 8PM
BEETHOVEN: String Quartet No. 7 in F Major, Op. 59. No. 1
BEETHOVEN: String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat Major, Op. 130, with Op. 133 “Grosse Fuge”

WHERE:
Princeton University Concerts, Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, Princeton University

TICKETS:
$50, $40, $25 General; $10 Students. Tickets are available online at princetonuniversityconcerts.org, by phone at 609-258-9220, or in person two hours prior to the concert at the Richardson Auditorium Box Office.

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