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From the bottom of our hearts, welcome to a 124th Princeton University Concerts season blooming with all sorts of groundbreaking, inspiring music! Our garden is ripe with world-class artists from across the globe whose different backgrounds, persuasions, and musical languages are united by their unflagging devotion to craft and expression. Take a trip to the North Country with Norwegian Baroque ensemble Barokksolistene as they blend the music of Purcell with the folk music of their homeland, and then hear the great Hungarian-born pianist Sir Andrås Schiff tackle the music of Bach and Beethoven. From a bel canto tenor to a Galician bagpiper, this season is budding with new, diverse ideas that will compel, intrigue, and delight. As always, we are humbled to call the beautiful, intimate Richardson Auditorium our home for this musical journey. And as our PUC125 series enters its third year, the audience is again invited on stage to experience chamber music as it was originally intended: right up close. Take a moment to stop and smell the roses by joining us for any or all of this globetrotting season ‌ looking forward to seeing you soon!


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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017, 8PM RICHARDSON AUDITORIUM IN ALEXANDER HALL

The group’s calling card has always been its probing, visionary interpretations of the early Haydn quartets, and indeed the [Haydn] quartet which opened the concert, was amazing. Here, the delicate gut strings on their period instruments perfectly caught the psychological tension.

QUATUOR MOSAÏQUES* MOZART MOZART HAYDN

String Quartet No. 17 in B-flat Major, K. 458 “The Hunt” String Quartet No. 21 in D Minor, K. 421 String Quartet in C Major, Op. 20, No. 2, HOB III:32

The sound of a world-class string quartet is much like the human voice: no two sound the same, and the personality of the artist shines through in the nuances of their expression. We are thrilled to kick off our 2017-2018 Concert Classics Series with one of the great and unique voices of the string quartet genre, Vienna’s Quatuor Mosaïques, as they celebrate their 30th anniversary. Renowned for their interpretations of 18th-century classics on gut-stringed instruments, Quatuor Mosaïques have brought the rich, delicate timbre of gut strings to modern audiences on four continents and in countless prestigious chamber music festivals. Their performances of the early Haydn quartets earned them the 2000 Gramophone Award and were heralded as “probing, visionary interpretations” by The Washington Post. This will be our first time hosting a period instrument quartet, and they promise to cast a spell with their core repertoire from the Galant era.

THE WASHINGTON POST

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Zimmermann and Hoppe convincingly breathe new life and bring an astonishing array of colours and voices to a neglected area of the repertoire. THE IRISH TIMES

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2017, 8PM RICHARDSON AUDITORIUM IN ALEXANDER HALL

TABEA ZIMMERMANN, VIOLA THOMAS HOPPE,* PIANO HINDEMITH SCHUBERT SHULAMIT RAN SCHUMANN BRAHMS

Viola Sonata Op. 25, No. 4 Viola Sonata in A Minor, D. 821 “Arpeggione” Perfect Storm Märchenbilder for Viola and Piano, Op. 113 Sonata for Viola and Piano in F Minor, Op. 120, No. 1

Two seasons ago in Richardson Auditorium, the phenomenal pan-European Arcanto Quartet dazzled us with a lush program of Romantic repertoire. Tabea Zimmermann, who is regularly cited as the world’s greatest living violist, made her Princeton debut during that performance, and our ears are still resonating with her singular, unforgettable tone. Now she returns triumphantly, treating us to a full evening of her majestic playing alongside pianist Thomas Hoppe. György Ligeti once said of the viola, the violin’s mysterious and unsung cousin: “the low C-string gives the viola a unique acerbity, compact, somewhat hoarse, with an aftertaste of wood, earth and tannic acid.” And indeed, in Zimmermann’s hands, the instrument sings just as it should, filled with “graceful athleticism and a feathery left-hand touch.” (The New York Times) Hoppe and Zimmermann will perform the cornerstones of the viola sonata repertoire, rarely heard on our stage, including Brahms’ late masterpiece Op. 120, No. 1 and Schubert’s wonderfully melodic “Arpeggione” Sonata.

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2017, 8PM RICHARDSON AUDITORIUM IN ALEXANDER HALL

BENJAMIN GROSVENOR,* PIANO BACH BRAHMS BRETT DEAN DEBUSSY BERG RAVEL

French Suite No. 5 in G Major, BWV 816 4 Klavierstücke, Op. 119 Hommage à Brahms Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune (arr. Leonard Borwick/George Copeland) Piano Sonata, Op. 1 Gaspard de la nuit

Just past his 24th birthday, Benjamin Grosvenor is quickly becoming one of the world’s most decorated young pianists. When he signed to Decca Records in 2011, he became the youngest British musician ever to do so, and since then he has appeared with dozens of major orchestras on five continents. The New York Times writes, “He commands the stage with aristocratic ease … Mr. Grosvenor makes you sigh with joy … a temperament rare in yesteryear, let alone now.” His electrifying performances and understated virtuosity earned him the New York Philharmonic’s inaugural Ackman Prize last October, and there’s no question that his legacy will continue to blossom in the coming years. We’re proud to invite him to make his debut in Princeton with a program that highlights his wide expressive range and multidisciplinary musical intelligence, featuring works by Bach, Brahms, Debussy, Ravel, and Berg.

poetic and gently ironic, brilliant yet clear-minded, intelligent but not without humour, all translated through a beautifully clear and singing touch. THE INDEPENDENT (LONDON)

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Biss’s ability and interest go for things of transcendence and sublimeness. PIANIST LEON FLEISHER

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2018, 8PM RICHARDSON AUDITORIUM IN ALEXANDER HALL

BRENTANO STRING QUARTET WITH SPECIAL GUEST JONATHAN BISS, PIANO CHARLES S. ROBINSON MEMORIAL CONCERT

MOZART WEBERN ELGAR

String Quartet No. 19 in C Major, K. 465 “Dissonance” 6 Bagatellen for String Quartet, Op. 9 / SCHUBERT Minuets, D. 89 Piano Quintet in A Minor, Op. 84

For thirteen years, the Brentano String Quartet was Princeton’s cherished quartet-in-residence, filling Richardson Auditorium with more wonderful performances than we can count, with a whirl of collaborators and repertoire. In 2014, they moved on to the same post at the Yale School of Music, replacing the Tokyo String Quartet after their 37-year tenure. The Daily Telegraph (London) has called their sound “hair-raising … An ensemble of exceptional insight and communicative gifts.” These gifts will be in full bloom in February, when the home team returns and is joined by another Princeton veteran, pianist Jonathan Biss. Biss is a New York City cultural linchpin with a long history as both a soloist and chamber musician. Their program includes the lush and rarely heard Elgar Piano Quintet, composed on vacation in summer of 1918 and “influenced by the quiet and peaceful surroundings.”

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THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2018, 8PM PRINCETON UNIVERSITY CHAPEL

TENEBRAE CHOIR Nigel Short, Artistic Director For purity and precision of tone, and flawless intonation, Nigel Short’s chamber choir Tenebrae is pretty much unbeatable. THE TIMES (LONDON)

OWAIN PARK JOBY TALBOT

Footsteps Path of Miracles

London’s 17-voice Tenebrae Choir, founded and directed by former King’s Singer Nigel Short, is one of the world’s leading vocal ensembles. With a repertoire that spans five centuries and especially celebrates new works, Tenebrae adheres to its self-described mission of “passion and precision.” They graced our series in 2012 and return this year with a very special performance of Joby Talbot’s Path of Miracles, commissioned by the group in 2005. The work is based on the most enduring route of the Catholic pilgrimage, the Camino de Santiago, and the drama unfolds both musically and visually, with the choir singing from all corners of the chapel. The Times (London) called Tenebrae’s recording of Path of Miracles “an evocative odyssey”—we invite you to take part in the odyssey with eyes and ears. The program begins with a wonderful new piece by British choral composer and rising star Owain Park. The piece was also commissioned by Tenebrae as a companion to Path of Miracles, and is scored for two choirs. Princeton’s own Glee Club will join Tenebrae in this memorable, homespun collaboration.

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He’s a very rare example of a musician who sets moral standards for the world. CONDUCTOR IVÁN FISCHER

THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2018, 8PM RICHARDSON AUDITORIUM IN ALEXANDER HALL

SIR ANDRÁS SCHIFF, PIANO PADEREWSKI MEMORIAL CONCERT

MENDELSSOHN BEETHOVEN BRAHMS BRAHMS BACH

Fantasie in F-sharp Minor, Op. 28 Piano Sonata No. 24 in F-sharp Major, Op. 78 8 Klavierstücke, Op. 76 7 Fantasien, Op. 116 English Suite No. 6 in D Minor, BWV 811

The New York Times writes, “There is nothing more reliable in the world of classical music today than pianist András Schiff playing Bach.” Over a four-decade career, Schiff has attained legendary status as one of the instrument’s all-time greats, amassing Grammys, Gramophones, and even Knighthood for his contribution to the arts. His interpretations of Bach’s keyboard music are perhaps the most influential since Glenn Gould, publicly denouncing use of the sustain pedal in favor of lean, clear counterpoint. But his approach and sound vary widely from composer to composer, era to era—he is one of a few living pianists whose musicianship genuinely seems to know no bounds, and the influence of his work on other artists can be heard in concert halls, universities, and recording studios around the world. He visits Richardson Auditorium with a program that is sure to shed new light on timeless classics.

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THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2018, 8PM RICHARDSON AUDITORIUM IN ALEXANDER HALL

ARTEMIS STRING QUARTET MOZART String Quartet No. 23 in F Major, K. 590 SHOSTAKOVICH String Quartet No. 7 in F-sharp Minor, Op. 108 SCHUMANN String Quartet in A Major, Op. 41, No. 3 Since their formation in Lübeck, Germany in 1989, the Artemis Quartet has steadily risen to the top tier of European chamber music, hosting regular series in Vienna, Berlin, and Amsterdam that have achieved legendary status. Passion, power, and harnessed-chaos are the hallmarks of their style. The New York Times described a recent concert at Carnegie Hall as “a warm, alert performance, shivering with energy even in its silences.” They return to Princeton after a tremendous 2013 performance, bringing with them a new second violinist and a varied program of masterworks. Mozart’s K. 590 String Quartet, his last, is weightless and shimmering. Schumann’s Quartet Op. 41, No. 3, also his last, opens with a two-note downward-falling motif tenderly set to the lyric “Clara,” his wife. In between is Shostakovich’s hugely popular String Quartet No. 7, which clocks in at a slim thirteen minutes and is equal parts sardonic and heartbreakingly sincere.

… they leap, in a single bow stroke, from a snarl to a smile. FINANCIAL TIMES (LONDON)

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THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2018, 8PM RICHARDSON AUDITORIUM IN ALEXANDER HALL

LAWRENCE BROWNLEE,* TENOR SCHUMANN

Dichterliebe, Op. 48, and Spiritual Sketches

With his sweet tone, fastidious pitch, and poetic phrasing, Brownlee made familiar fare sound intriguingly fresh, banishing, for a moment, the ghosts of Caruso and Pavarotti.

Richardson Auditorium will transform into the Metropolitan Opera stage

ALEX ROSS, THE NEW YORKER

here at Princeton will be half spirituals and half art song, delivered in his

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for an evening as the superstar tenor Lawrence Brownlee visits for a wonderfully imaginative program of songs. Brownlee has been called “one of the world’s leading bel canto tenors” (Associated Press) and his voice “an instrument of great beauty and expression” (NPR), and over the last five years he has taken the opera world by storm, performing at nearly every major opera house and alongside dozens of world-class orchestras. Recently, he has turned his attention to the urgent and painfully relevant topic of race relations in America, releasing a CD of spirituals and other songs that engage with his African-American roots, in tribute to Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and the Black Lives Matter movement. His program one-of-a-kind, glistening belt.


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His place among the great pianists of our time is not disputed. THE GUARDIAN (LONDON)

THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2018, 8PM RICHARDSON AUDITORIUM IN ALEXANDER HALL

Technical control is one thing, but the compelling quality throughout this programme was the intense personal conviction Truls conveyed … By turns tender, introverted, fiery and passionate, he constantly propelled us forward on this compelling epic journey.” THE STRAD MAGAZINE

TRULS MØRK,* CELLO BEHZOD ABDURAIMOV, PIANO RACHMANINOFF GRIEG GRIEG RACHMANINOFF

Two Pieces for Cello and Piano, Op. 2 Cello Sonata in A Minor, Op. 36 Intermezzo in A Minor for Cello and Piano Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 19

Truls Mørk is one of the 21st century’s definitive cellists—his tone is song-like and recognizable, as if he’s extracting his own voice from the instrument. He is the only Norwegian ever to win a Grammy Award, and his playing has been characterized as “unforced splendor … his expansive, Russianinflected bowing and vibrato ensures that quiet passages float into the far reaches of the hall.” (The New Yorker) In the last decade, his public appearances have been scarce due to illness, and we feel honored to be a part of his return to the world stage, which has already been met with glorious reviews. He is joined by Uzbek pianist Behzod Abduraimov in a program of chamber music by two great composers from their respective homelands: Norway’s Edvard Grieg and Russia’s Sergei Rachmaninoff. Abduraimov made his Princeton debut in 2013 as a relatively unknown gem, and has since gone on to major stardom, including his Stern Auditorium in Carnegie Hall debut this past season.

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Special Event

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2017, 7:30PM RICHARDSON AUDITORIUM IN ALEXANDER HALL

“SHOSTAKOVICH AND THE BLACK MONK” A RUSSIAN FANTASY FEATURING THE EMERSON STRING QUARTET ACCOMPANIED BY AN ENSEMBLE OF SEVEN ACTORS INCLUDING

LEN CARIOU AND JAY O. SANDERS DIRECTED BY JAMES GLOSSMAN In Anton Chekhov’s classic short story The Black Monk, a brilliant

We are presenting a theatrical realization of Shostakovich’s vision of The Black Monk as an opera. The music will be woven into the fabric of the drama, much as Shostakovich’s personal story is interwoven with the Chekhov story in James Glossman’s script. PHILIP SETZER, EMERSON STRING QUARTET

scholar is haunted by hallucinations of a black monk and unravels in his obsessive quest for genius. This mystical story resonated with Dmitri Shostakovich, and he always dreamed of adapting it for an opera. But decades of suffering under an oppressive political regime wreaked havoc on the composer’s life, and he left the work unfinished. In a very special new project, the Emerson String Quartet is reimagining Shostakovich’s struggle to retell Chekhov’s story through a staged performance of his 14th String Quartet, accompanied by a cast of seven actors. This bold intersection of chamber music and theater speaks to the continuing adventurousness of the Emerson, who celebrate their 40th anniversary this season and have treated us to more inspired performances in Richardson Auditorium than we can count. Princeton University Concerts is proud to have been a part of commissioning this work, as part of our increasing mission to celebrate and nurture interdisciplinary, non-traditional projects. Dive deeply with us into the stories of Chekhov, Shostakovich, love, art, and madness.

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PUC125 offers wonderful intimacy with the performer and other audience members! The music is so close to you, it’s magical. PUC125 PATRON

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2017 6PM & 9PM

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2017 6PM & 9PM

Barokksolistene*

Cristina Pato,* Galician Bagpipe and the Cristina Pato Quartet

Bjarte Eike,* Artistic Director “The Double Deal” – an evening with Henry Purcell from the theatre and court to the pub

“Latina and Migrations” – exploring the musical heritage of Cristina Pato and the gaita

The Norwegian Baroque ensemble Barokksolistene gracefully synthesize the vernacular music of their homeland with traditional repertoire, and here at Princeton they will treat us to a double-header: a 6pm in-the-round performance in Richardson of music from English theatres and the court in the time of Henry Purcell, followed by a 9pm “Alehouse Session” of songs and melodies from the pubs and taverns of 17th-century England. The “Alehouse Session” will take place in the newly opened Lewis Center Complex for the Arts to celebrate its arrival on campus. Please join for both, and bring an appetite for beer!

The gaita, or Galician bagpipe, has an unmistakable sound: haunting, tender at moments, and ferocious in others. A member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, Cristina Pato is one of its few masters. “She’s a virtuoso, and when she opens the floodgates of her technique, the force can knock you back a few steps.” (The New York Times) In two different programs with her quartet, Pato will showcase all that her instrument and prodigious talent can offer. At 6PM, she samples the diffusion of Latino music from her most recent CD “Latina,” and at 9PM the ensemble returns to explore the gaita’s folk roots and legacy with selections from “Migrations.”

Any group that can have a festival audience performing an Icelandic football chant has to be doing something right. THE GUARDIAN (LONDON)

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Her music gets to you if you open your heart. In fact it will pry open the gateway to your soul and if you resist, it will get you anyway. THE WORLD MUSIC REPORT


Folk music is in everyone’s ears. The songs and melodies of your family, culture, city, and country irrevocably shape your musical personality, and the same applies to the great classical composers. In our third season of “PUC125,” we spotlight the importance of vernacular music in our tradition, bringing you performances that blend “concert hall” repertoire with dances, drinking tunes, and street music. Just as always, these concerts invite the audience to be on stage with the performers, creating an intimate and spontaneous new setting to see world-class artists of all stripes. Jump in with us for a set of unique experiences that explore the many facets of classical and folk music’s transformative potential.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2018 6PM & 9PM

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2018 6PM & 9PM

Jennifer Koh,* Violin

Danish String Quartet

“Exploring Bach’s Chaconne and Its Legacy” – through works by Missy Mazzoli, Luciano Berio, and Esa-Pekka Salonen Although J.S. Bach is not typically categorized as “folk music,” much of his work found origins in the rhythms and tunes of dance. Trailblazing violinist Jennifer Koh explores these connections in a program based on one of Bach’s greatest dances, the Chaconne from his Violin Partita in D Minor. She will perform this pillar of classical music, followed by contemporary music that explicitly looks to it for inspiration.

A seeker, an adventurer, an artist who endeavors to find and reveal relationships, and to see the Western musical heritage in an evolving, unbroken continuum.

“Modern Day Vikings” – Jörg Widmann, Brahms, and Scandinavian Folk Music A series that blends folk and classical traditions wouldn’t be complete without the tremendous Danish String Quartet. They visited Richardson in 2014 and blew us away with their unorthodox, laid-back approach to standard repertoire and Scandinavian folk music alike. Now, we get the opportunity to join them onstage for two PUC125 performances, much like the evening with Barokksolistene—classical music at 6pm, and arrangements of Scandinavian folk tunes at 9pm.

One of the best quartets before the public today. THE WASHINGTON POST

FINANCIAL TIMES (LONDON)

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All in the Family

Your youngster’s life-long love of music will begin the moment he or she encounters chamber music in person at Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall. Older kids, ages 6-12, will be able to enjoy PUC’s staple family concert, “Meet the Music,” in the fall. And, back by popular demand, “Baby Got Bach” for pre-schoolers will return in the spring.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2017, 1PM

MEET THE MUSIC “Four Harmonious Friends”

SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 2018, 1PM

BABY GOT BACH “String ’Stravaganza”

Come to Richardson Auditorium to hear The

Back by popular demand, pianist and host Orli

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center play

Shaham will introduce pre-school-aged kids to

a new musical and magical version of a very

the joy of live classical music. She will be joined

ancient story about an elephant, a monkey,

by special guest artists the Rolston String

a rabbit, and a bird who must learn to get

Quartet, First Prize winners of the prestigious

along. Featuring a Japanese flute called the

Banff International String Quartet Competition

shinobue, Irish folk drums, a cello, and bass

in 2016, in a program that highlights chamber

trombone—guess which instrument is which

music for string instruments with piano.

animal! Musicians from the Silk Road Project and Global Musicians Workshop join composer and host Bruce Adolphe to play his new and ancient tale plus new and improvised music on unusual instruments. Single tickets to these events will go on sale ONLINE ONLY on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 and everywhere else on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.

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Our resident ensemble of performance faculty, distinguished guest artists and supremely talented students Sponsored by Princeton University Concerts

The Richardson

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2017, 3PM

Chamber Players

RICHARDSON AUDITORIUM IN ALEXANDER HALL

was formed in the 1994-1995 Centennial Season of Princeton University Concerts. The ensemble

Bohemia: Echoes of Vltava A musical journey down the Vltava river through works by Czech composers Antonín Dvořák, Josef Suk, Leoš Janáček, and Bedřich Smetana.

comprises musicians who teach instrumental

SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 2018, 3PM

music and voice at

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artists, and supremely

Bernstein and Friends: A Centennial Celebration

talented Princeton

A tribute to the legendary composer and conductor

students. Their

featuring his compositions as well as those of contemporaries

repertoire largely

Aaron Copland, William Schuman, and Lukas Foss.

Princeton University, distinguished guest

consists of works for singular combinations of instruments and voices, which would otherwise remain unheard. The artistic direction of the group rotates. This season’s

SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2018, 3PM RICHARDSON AUDITORIUM IN ALEXANDER HALL

Voices of America: Celebrating African-American Composers A showcase of masterpieces by Daniel Bernard Roumain, Alvin Singleton, George Walker, and others.

programs were conceived by a small committee consisting of pianist Geoffrey Burleson, trombonist Benjamin Herrington, and soprano Sarah Pelletier. Michael Pratt is a Founding Director and Advisor.

Members of The Richardson Chamber Players

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BEYOND THE MUSIC Throughout the year, Princeton University Concerts offers novel ways of engaging with the music and the performers outside of the concert experience. All of these activities are FREE and open to the community.

PRE-CONCERT EVENTS Before each of the Concert Classics Series performances in Richardson Auditorium, all ticketholders are invited for a free pre-concert event at 7PM. These 30-minute offerings range from programilluminating talks given by renowned musical scholars to performances by some of Princeton University’s most talented students.

MINDFULNESS WITH MUSIC Launched in 2015 in collaboration with the Princeton University Office of Religious Life, Mindfulness with Music is a program that hosts free Live Music Meditations with musicians on the Princeton University Concerts season. These lunchtime events offer the community the chance to experience world-class music more viscerally and personally than ever before during half-hour meditations guided by Associate Dean Matthew Weiner.

PERFORMERS AS TEACHERS Several of the season’s artists offer an incredible opportunity to go behind-the-scenes when they coach talented Princeton students in performance workshops free and open to the public. These are chances to delve into the core of the professionals’ understanding of music, witness the process of a musician’s preparation and development, and engage with music from the other side of the curtain.

LATE NIGHT CHAMBER JAM Now in its seventh annual recreation, the Late Night Chamber Jam—a unique opportunity for amateur musicians of all ages and levels to read music with the professionals on the series—has become a beloved annual event. “Think of it like Roger Federer calling down a few fans from the stands at the U.S. Open to play doubles.” (The Princeton Packet) Details on all these programs will be announced in the Fall. For more information, please visit princetonuniversityconcerts.org.

THE STUDENT AMBASSADORS OF PUC is a committee of Princeton University students—passionate musicians, artists and music-lovers who strive to make the Princeton University Concerts series an integral, inspiring, and memorable part of every student’s Princeton journey. Some of their initiatives include the Creative Reactions Contest, Intermission Meet-Ups, Pre-Concert Dinners, and facilitating direct contact with the visiting performers. All Princeton University students are invited to join. For more information, visit the “for students” page at princetonuniversityconcerts.org. 16 609.258.2800


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SUBSCRIPTION TICKET PRICES SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGES CONCERT CLASSICS SERIES (The Best Deal) 9 Thursday night concerts

Quatuor Mosaïques Tabea Zimmermann, Viola | Thomas Hoppe, Piano Benjamin Grosvenor, Piano Brentano String Quartet | Jonathan Biss, Piano Tenebrae Choir Sir András Schiff, Piano Artemis String Quartet Lawrence Brownlee, Tenor Truls Mørk, Cello | Behzod Abduraimov, Piano

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PLEASE NOTE All subscriptions must be purchased through the Concert Office. A processing fee of $8 is added to all CONCERT CLASSICS SERIES orders and $6 to all À LA CARTE SERIES orders. We are not able to offer refunds or exchanges on ticket orders. All programs and artists are subject to change.

VENUES All concerts take place in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, unless otherwise noted. Richardson Auditorium is located on the Princeton campus behind Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street. For parking information, please visit our website at princetonuniversityconcerts.org or call us at 609.258.2800.

Choose 3 or more different concerts from all of our offerings EXCEPT PUC125 (see single ticket section below) and save 10% off the single ticket prices. Please call us at 609.258.2800 to make your own series.

SPECIAL EVENT: “SHOSTAKOVICH AND THE BLACK MONK” with the EMERSON STRING QUARTET

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Add this special event to a CONCERT CLASSICS SERIES and receive a 20% discount off single ticket prices: All seats $32.

SINGLE TICKETS Single tickets for all events, including concerts on the PUC125 series, will go on sale ONLINE ONLY on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 and everywhere else on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Concerts on the PUC125 series are only offered as single tickets.

BALCONY

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY STUDENTS Princeton University students may purchase single tickets now to any of our events before they go on sale to the general public. To reserve seats, Princeton students only should call the Concert Office at 609.258.2800.

STUDENT TICKETS All other students of all ages with a valid ID can attend our concerts for as little as $5. General student tickets go on sale Tuesday, September 5, 2017.

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WHY SUBSCRIBE? SINGLE TICKET DISCOUNTS CONCERT CLASSICS SERIES subscribers receive $5 off single ticket prices to many Princeton University Concert events.

TICKET DISCOUNTS CONCERT CLASSICS SERIES subscribers can add select events to a subscription and receive a discount.

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PHOTOGRAPHY QUATUOR MOSAÏQUES: Wolfgang Krautzer. TABEA ZIMMERMANN: Marco Borggreve. BENJAMIN GROSVENOR: courtesy of operaomnia.co.uk. BRENTANO STRING QUARTET: Juergen Frank. JONATHAN BISS: Benjamin Ealovega. TENEBRAE CHOIR: Sim Canetty-Clarke. SIR ANDRÁS SCHIFF: Peter Fischli/Lucerne Festival. ARTEMISSTRING QUARTET: Nikolaj Lund. LAWRENCE BROWNLEE: Derek Blanks. TRULS MØRK: Johs Boe. BEHZOD ABDURAIMOV: Nissor Abdourazakov. EMERSON STRING QUARTET: Lisa Mazzucco. BAROKKSOLISTENE: Thor Brødreskift. CRISTINA PATO QUARTET: Xan Padron. JENNIFER KOH: Juergen Frank. DANISH STRING QUARTET: Caroline Bittencourt. MEET THE MUSIC Illustration: Peter Roth.

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