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YEARS OF MUSIC MAKING 2018–2019 Season


Joyce DiDonato Mezzo-soprano

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YEARS of MUSIC MAKING

Anniversaries are often a time for looking back on all that has come before. And with 124 years of presenting the world’s greatest musicians— from cellist Yo-Yo Ma to violinist Isaac Stern, the Budapest String Quartet to contralto Marian Anderson, pianist Vladimir Horowitz to pianist Dame Myra Hess—there can be no doubt that Princeton University Concerts has made an immeasurable impact on the history of classical music. But as we look ahead to our 125th season, we choose to look toward the future. Toward musical luminaries who transcend genre, bringing us to the very heart of music. Toward an ever-evolving concert experience— from the focused intensity of Performances Up Close, to the transformative connectedness of Live Music Meditations—within the incredible intimacy of Richardson Auditorium and beyond. Toward reshaping our musical canon through commissions, interdisciplinary initiatives, and reveling in the unexpected. It will be a year-long celebration of our commitment to redefining how classical music is presented and experienced and striving to introduce ever broader audiences to the most gloriously life-affirming music that the world has to offer.

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CONCERT CLASSICS SERIES 8 CONCERTS The cornerstone of PUC, bringing you the world’s finest chamber music from hallowed veterans and audience favorites, to the next generation of talent making their PUC debuts

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Thursday, Oct.11, 2018 8:00 PM CO N C E RT C L A S S I C S S E R I E S

JERUSALEM STRING QUARTET with PINCHAS ZUKERMAN, Viola AMANDA FORSYTH, Cello*

RICHARD STRAUSS String Sextet Op. 85 from Capriccio

ARNOLD SCHOENBERG String Sextet Op. 4, “Verklärte Nacht”

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY String Sextet Op. 70, “Souvenir de Florence”

All of the best things in life begin with friends and family, and our 125th season is no exception. We’ll kick things off by bringing back the acclaimed Jerusalem String Quartet after a six-year hiatus – but they won’t be coming alone. They’ll be bringing their longtime friend and mentor, legendary violist Pinchas Zukerman, and his wife, cellist Amanda Forsyth. Together, these old acquaintances will offer a program of rarely heard, richly expressive works. The season will saunter out of the gate to the aristocratic overtones of Strauss’ faux-Rococo sextet from his opera Capriccio, before shifting the mood to Schoenberg’s transfixing, transcendent “Transfigured Night.” The concert will end on a bittersweet note with Tchaikovsky’s touchingly nostalgic “Souvenir de Florence.”

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SPEAKING OF THE CLARINET... PUC has a long history of presenting non-traditional instruments in recital, including banjos, mandolins, bagpipes, accordions, harpsichords, crumhorns, and even an Anglo-Saxon harp!

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Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 8:00 PM CO N C E RT C L A S S I C S S E R I E S

MARTIN FRÖST* Clarinet HENRIK MÅWE* Piano

FRANCIS POULENC Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
 ANTONIO VIVALDI / GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN Selections for Clarinet and Piano JOHANNES BRAHMS Sonata No. 2 for Clarinet and Piano in E-flat Major, Op. 120, No.2

JOHANNES BRAHMS Hungarian Dances, arr. by Fröst

Until you’ve heard Martin Fröst, you really haven’t heard the clarinet. —The Times (London)

When asked “What’s your favorite instrument to hear in a classical music recital?” most people’s default response probably wouldn’t be “the clarinet.” That is, until they’ve heard the sweeping sounds of Swedish clarinetist Martin Fröst. This is a performer who truly transcends his instrument and makes music that simply feels alive. From his riveting on-stage presence (he’s been known to dress up like a bird in concert) to his inventive approach to programming, if anyone is going to convert you to the clarinet, it’s Fröst. For his PUC debut (and one of only two U.S. recitals this season), he’s joined by fellow Swede Henrik Måwe for a sumptuous spread of Brahms, Poulenc, and Vivaldi/Telemann arrangements.

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Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 8:00 PM

STEVEN ISSERLIS* Cello CONNIE SHIH* Piano

“COMPOSERS & THEIR MUSES” CLARA SCHUMANN 3 Romances, Op. 22, arr. Isserlis ROBERT SCHUMANN 3 Romances, Op. 94 VÍTEZSLAVA KAPRÁLOVÁ � Ritornelle BOHUSLAV MARTINU Sonata No. 1 for Cello and Piano AUGUSTA HOLMÈS “Minstrel’s Chant,” arr. Isserlis CÉSAR FRANCK Sonata for Cello and Piano in A Major

IT'S A CELLOBRATION! Isserlis is the latest in a distinguished line of cellists to bring their resonant tones to Richardson Auditorium. Previous performers include greats like Pablo Casals (1922), Jacqueline du Pré (1968), Mstislav Rostropovich (1963), and Yo-Yo Ma (1979).

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Steven Isserlis is – without question – one of the greatest cellists performing today. One of only two living cellists in the Gramophone Hall of Fame (the other one is a little-known performer named Yo-Yo Ma), this is a man who never stops searching, reaching, and expanding his musical output. PUC is honored to have him make his long-awaited debut on the series, with a program that tells a tale of love and influence, juxtaposing works by female composers with those of the men they inspired. Join us for what promises to be a luminous night of music making and storytelling, with one of the leading lights of the art form.


PADEREWSKI MEMORIAL CONCERT

Thursday, Mar. 14, 2019 8:00 PM CO N C E RT C L A S S I C S S E R I E S

ALEXANDER MELNIKOV Piano ANDREAS STAIER* Piano

SCHUBERT WORKS FOR PIANO DUO including the Fantasie in F Minor, D. 940

Back in 2016, Alexander Melnikov came to PUC and played a 3-hour program of the complete preludes and fugues of Shostakovich that left the audience with jaws squarely on the floor (his recording of the works was named one of the “50 Greatest Recordings of All Time” by BBC Music Magazine). Now he returns with good friend and fellow keyboard maven Andreas Staier to perform a gloriously intimate program of Schubert’s four-hand piano music. It’s the concert equivalent of gourmet-quality comfort food, and you’ll want to be there, plate in hand.

SPEAKING OF PIANO PAIRS... Famed husband-and-wife duo Robert and Gaby Casadesus lived in Princeton, where they performed at PUC and developed a lasting friendship with violinist (and occasional physicist) Albert Einstein.

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AS FATE WOULD HAVE IT... George Enescu may be a featured composer on this program, but he actually gave the PUC premiere of Ravel’s “Tzigane,” performing on the series as a violinist in 1938!

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Thursday, Mar. 28, 2019 8:00 PM CO N C E RT C L A S S I C S S E R I E S

PATRICIA KOPATCHINSKAJA* Violin POLINA LESCHENKO* Piano BÉLA BARTÓK Violin Sonata No. 2 FRANCIS POULENC Violin Sonata

GEORGE ENESCU Sonata No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 25 MAURICE RAVEL “Tzigane”

Patricia Kopatchinskaja is incapable of giving a boring performance. She is one of classical music’s great risk takers. —Bachtrack

First things first: it’s pronounced “Koh-pahCHEEN-skah-yah,” but you can feel free to just call her “PatKop.” This wild-child of the violin has exploded onto the international scene in recent years with an untamable energy and a far-reaching approach to repertoire that runs from baroque and classical to commissions and reimagined modern masterpieces. For her PUC debut, she explores music rooted in her Moldovan-Austrian-Swiss heritage, from Enescu’s folksy Sonata No. 3 to the Hungarian flavors of Ravel’s “Tzigane.”

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Thursday, Apr. 4, 2019 8:00 PM

TAKÁCS STRING QUARTET with MARC-ANDRÉ HAMELIN, Piano JOHN FEENEY,* Bass

FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN String Quartet in G Major, Op. 76, No. 1, Hob.III:75 DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH String Quartet No. 4 in D Major, Op. 83 FRANZ SCHUBERT Quintet for Piano and Strings in A Major, D. 667 “Trout”

At this point, the Takács String Quartet are part of the PUC family, making their 20th appearance on the series this season. But this year will be different – not only because of their recently-announced new second violinist Harumi Rhodes (daughter of Samuel Rhodes of the Juilliard Quartet), but also because they’ll be bringing along the magnificent pianist Marc-André Hamelin to play the scales off of Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet. “Why the ‘Trout’?” you may ask. Well first, because it’s a shining jewel in the crown of the chamber music repertoire, but also because it came out on top of our audience survey of “favorite pieces of chamber music.” You asked for it, friends, and now you’ve got it!

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A TIMELESS CLASSIC... Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet was first performed on the series in 1909 by the Kneisel String Quartet and friends, and has remained a PUC favorite for over a century as one of the most popular selections in our “favorite pieces of chamber music” audience survey.


CHARLES S. ROBINSON MEMORIAL CONCERT

Thursday, Apr. 11, 2019 8:00 PM CO N C E RT C L A S S I C S S E R I E S

AUSTRALIAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA RICHARD TOGNETTI, Artistic Director PAUL LEWIS, Piano

SAMUEL ADAMS Concerto Grosso WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467 JOHANNES BRAHMS String Sextet in G Major, Op. 36, arr. for String Orchestra

There’s something indescribable about watching the 18 players of the Australian Chamber Orchestra perform together – the way they move, stand, breathe, and play as one, led by the indefatigable Richard Tognetti. The visceral, explosive energy they generate as an ensemble pushes the boundaries of chamber music, and when combined with the intensity and vision of a pianist like Paul Lewis, you’re in for a truly transformative evening of music-making. They’ll be playing Mozart’s evergreen “Elvira Madigan” concerto, as well as an arrangement Brahms’ aching Sextet in G Major and a brand-new work by Samuel Adams (the composer, not the famed brewer/founding father).

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FROM THE FOUR CORNERS... Over the years, PUC has brought in ensembles from all around the world. In addition to the Ébène Quartet (France), we’ve hosted the debuts of the Hagen String Quartet (Germany), the Budapest String Quartet (Hungary), the Danish String Quartet (Denmark), the Tokyo String Quartet (Japan), the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir (one guess where they’re from…), and many more.

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Thursday, May 2, 2019 8:00 PM CO N C E RT C L A S S I C S S E R I E S

ÉBÈNE STRING QUARTET

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN String Quartet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1 GABRIEL FAURÉ String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 121 LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131

Perhaps we can all agree that the French are inherently cooler than the rest of us. After all, this is a people who invented black turtlenecks and Existentialism, while simultaneously perfecting the breakfast pastry. And at the top of the list of “cool things from France” is the Ébène Quartet, perhaps the only group in history that can smoothly transition from Bartók to barbershop harmonies, Brahms to Bruce Springsteen. Here, they’ll focus on Beethoven as part of their multi-year cycle of his complete string quartets, while also taking the time to perform their signature rendition of the Fauré quartet – the first time it’s ever been performed at PUC!

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GUSTAVO DUDAMEL: ARTIST-INRESIDENCE 4 CONCERTS Our very first artist-in-residence is someone who has done more for the arts in his thirty-seven years than most artists can hope to achieve in a lifetime. The current Music and Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic has revolutionized music’s capacity to bring people together and to serve as a platform for individual, societal, and world change. The residency will present Maestro Dudamel in a range of roles that showcase this dedication. This includes curating four concerts illuminating music’s relationship with the world through performances and panel discussions on set themes, interdisciplinary collaborations with academic units across campus, and a special concert with the Princeton University Orchestra and Glee Club conducted by Maestro Dudamel. A full residency schedule will be announced in the fall.

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G U S TAV O D U DA M E L , A RT I S T- I N - R E S I D E N C E

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I cannot say that music is the only thing that will save the world, but we have to put art somewhere far more central to the main sense of our society. - Gustavo Dudamel

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Concerts curated by Gustavo Dudamel

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Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 2:00 PM

Monday, Jan. 7, 2019 7:00 PM

SIMÓN BOLÍVAR STRING QUARTET*

MUSICIANS FROM THE LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC*

Exploring “Art & the Americas” Panel discussion following the concert, moderated by Gustavo Dudamel

Exploring “Art & Faith” Panel discussion following the concert, moderated by Gustavo Dudamel

ALBERTO GINASTERA

JURI SEO

String Quartet No. 1, Op. 20

New Work written for the occasion

DONNACHA DENNEHY

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

New Work written for the occasion

Quintet in A Major for Clarinet and Strings, K. 581

� ANTONÍN DVORÁK

ARVO PÄRT

String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, Op. 96 “American”

Chamber Works

As Music Director of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, Dudamel will bring together a string quartet made of the principals in the orchestra (each now living outside of his home country), to play a program that explores music’s ability to transcend geographical and political borders and unite us in our shared experiences. A highlight of the program will be a new work by Princeton University faculty composer Donnacha Dennehy.

Conductor Sir Georg Solti once said “Mozart makes you believe in God,” and it’s hard to disagree after listening to the absolute perfection of his Clarinet Quintet. As the luminous centerpiece of this program that explores the intersection of art and spirituality, Mozart’s music will be placed side-by-side with that of living Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, whose “holy minimalist” works evoke a kind of meditative transcendence, containing oceans of feeling in their seemingly simple repetitions. A new work by Princeton University faculty composer Juri Seo rounds out this intense, introspective program.

Gustavo Dudamel is simply the hottest thing to hit classical music since Leonard Bernstein. -CBS 60 Minutes


Friday, Apr. 26, 2019 7:30 PM

ENSEMBLE BERLIN, FEATURING MEMBERS OF THE BERLIN PHILHARMONIC*

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA Michael Pratt, Director PRINCETON UNIVERSITY GLEE CLUB Gabriel Crouch, Director GUSTAVO DUDAMEL* Conductor

Exploring “Art & Nature” Panel discussion following the concert, moderated by Gustavo Dudamel

STEVEN MACKEY New Work written for the occasion

RICHARD WAGNER Fantasia in F-sharp Minor, WWV 22

RICHARD WAGNER Prelude and Liebestod from “Tristan and Isolde”

G U S TAV O D U DA M E L , A RT I S T- I N - R E S I D E N C E

Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2019 7:00 PM

Exploring “Art & Society”

FRANZ SCHUBERT

Gesang der Geister über den Wassern for Men’s Chorus, D. 714

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo and Juliet

FELIX MENDELSSOHN

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61

FRANZ SCHUBERT “The Shepherd on The Rock” D. 965

FRANZ SCHUBERT Fantasy in C Major, D. 760 “Wanderer”

Maestro Dudamel’s relationship to the hallowed Berlin Philharmonic stretches back a decade and includes close personal connections with the orchestra’s most recent Music Directors, Claudio Abbado and Sir Simon Rattle. For this concert, Dudamel has chosen a handful of musicians from that august orchestra to perform a program that explores nature in all its forms – from science to the environment to the very nature of humanity itself. Works by Schubert and Wagner, as well as a new work by Princeton University faculty composer Steven Mackey, paint a broad musical portrait of the physical world and beyond that is perhaps most elegantly encompassed by a quotation from their contemporary, poet Heinrich Heine: “When words leave off, music begins.”

For the final concert in the residency, Maestro Dudamel picks up his baton for the first time and does the thing he does better than anyone else in the world today: inspire and empower young people through the power of music. He will lead the Princeton University Orchestra and Glee Club in a program centered around two great Shakespeare plays, Tchaikovsky’s take on Romeo and Juliet and Mendelssohn’s majestic rendition of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The latter will feature film projections by Venezuelan film director Alberto Arvelo, a good friend of Maestro Dudamel, with whom he has collaborated several times in the past.

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SPECIAL EVENTS 2 CONCERTS

Two special events this season highlight artists who engender community, offer jubilant, jazz-inspired programs, and defy expectations. It’s a celebration of PUC as a magnet for the greatest musical icons of our time.

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He has the uncanny ability to bring out your inner child. -The New York Times


BOBBY MCFERRIN* Vocalist

SPECIAL EVENTS

Friday, Sep. 21, 2018 7:30 PM

“CIRCLESONGS” Bobby McFerrin is not so much a musician as he is an instrument of music itself, a pure distillation of sound into joy whose performances blur the lines between performer and audience, fusing the two in a joyous communion. He opens PUC’s 125th season in that same spirit of community with his remarkable Circlesongs, a unique musical language that grows out of tribal chant and sacred music, moving across styles and time periods and resulting in something that is as ancient as it is urgently relevant. McFerrin will improvise an evening of shared sound with some help from the Princeton University Glee Club, and together they’ll lead the audience in a call and response, following a pulsing pathway toward the freedom we feel when raising our voices together in harmony.

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Joyce sings and the world is suddenly brighter. -American Composer Jake Heggie

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Sunday, Mar. 10, 2019 3:00 PM SPECIAL EVENTS

JOYCE DIDONATO Mezzo-soprano CRAIG TERRY, Piano CHUCK ISRAELS,* Bass CHARLIE PORTER,* Trumpet JIMMY MADISON,* Drums

“SONGPLAY” Joyce DiDonato is one of the great communicators of our era – able to bridge genres and generations with her profound humanity, her musical vision, and her extraordinary voice. In her new program, “SONGPLAY,” she traces the musical thread from the Italian Baroque to the American Songbook, including art songs to sambas to jazz ballads. PUC audiences got a taste of this back in 2015 when she sang the Italian art song standard “Caro mio ben” with a jazz piano accompaniment as an encore to a jaw-dropping recital debut. She and her ensemble play with the transitions and connections between styles and centuries, weaving a musical tapestry connected by a collective sense of joy and experimentation.

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PERFORMANCES UP CLOSE 6 CONCERTS Three profound chamber works chosen by our audience are each performed by world-class musicians in an almost communion-like intimacy. By offering these remarkable pieces of music a chance to breathe and stand on their own, this forward-thinking series goes straight to the spiritual and communal core of chamber music. As always, these concerts invite the audience to be on stage with the performers, creating an intimate and spontaneous new setting to hear world-class music. This season, more than ever, each detail of these concerts—from stage lighting to seating configuration—is specially curated to foster as direct an experience of the musical work as possible.

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Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM

SCHUBERT STRING QUINTET IN C MAJOR, D. 956

MESSIAEN QUARTET FOR THE END OF TIME

SCHUBERT OCTET FOR WINDS AND STRINGS IN F MAJOR, D. 803

Takács String Quartet; David Requiro, Cello*

Yehudi Menuhin might have put it best when he described Franz Schubert’s music as “purity itself.” His sublime cello quintet, completed weeks before his death, is quite possibly one of the most perfectly written works in all of chamber music - a piece of astounding beauty that exists entirely in its own musical universe. Centered around a miraculous slow movement that seems to stop time itself, the narrative fuses drama, consoling sadness, transcendence, bliss, and more, before ending with a rousing dance-like finale which – composed as the composer lay on his death bed – stands among the most life-affirming statements in all of music.

Stefan Jackiw, Violin; Jay Campbell, Cello;* Yoonah Kim, Clarinet;* Conrad Tao, Piano*

No words can adequately capture the towering mystery of Olivier Messiaen’s “Quartet for the End of Time.” One can speak of the piece’s backstory, composed in a World War II concentration camp and inspired by the biblical depiction of an Angel of God heralding the end of days. One can describe the musical language, which incorporates birdsong, plainchant, shimmering cascades of light, a sonic depiction of eternity, and everything in between. But ultimately, the only way to truly understand it is to sit in wonder as this hour-long musical journey reveals the depths of our humanity while simultaneously opening the door to the infinite. Guiding our way will be four of the brightest young stars of classical music, led by PUC favorite Stefan Jackiw, who stepped in for Isabelle Faust back in 2015 and illuminated a darkened hall (and our collective souls) with a movement of the Messiaen arranged for violin and piano. A number of concertgoers expressed the hope that they might one day hear him play the full piece, and now, friends, that day has come.

P E R FO R M A N C E S U P C LO S E

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM

Brentano String Quartet; Anthony McGill, Clarinet;* Jennifer Montone, Horn;* Daniel Matsukawa, Bassoon;* Leigh Mesh, Bass*

Listening to Franz Schubert’s Octet makes one feel that a reservoir of melody has been opened up, with torrents of tunefulness pouring from each measure. What might on the surface seem like a lighthearted musical diversion, in fact, holds deep wells of yearning, evanescent beauty, haunting the lighter moments and looking toward the composer’s far darker works. The sound world expands and contracts, sounding richly symphonic one moment and strikingly spare the next, and in the hands of the Brentano Quartet – who spent 16 years in-residence at Princeton – and friends, this kaleidoscopic masterpiece will be nothing short of revelatory. *Princeton University Concerts debut 25


CROSSROADS 3 CONCERTS NEW THIS SEASON A new series draws musicians and music from around the globe, distilling chamber music to its purest and most elemental form and highlighting music’s steadfast intimacy and uncanny capacity to tell stories and spark new conversations. It’s a celebration of PUC’s expansion of all that “chamber music” can encompass.

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Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 7:30 PM

Tuesday, Apr. 16, 2019 7:30 PM

ABIGAIL WASHBURN Banjo WU FEI* Guzheng

GABRIEL KAHANE* Vocalist/Composer

AVI AVITAL* Mandolin OMER AVITAL* Bass

CRO SS ROADS

Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 7:30 PM

8980: BOOK OF TRAVELERS

BEIJING MEETS BANJO It might feel a bit strange to use the words “rockstar” and “guzheng” in the same sentence, but if anyone can take this 2,000-year-old Chinese stringed instrument and crank it up to 11, it would be Wu Fei. She is singlehandedly responsible for bringing this once-elitist court instrument out of the palaces of the Qin dynasty and into the streets, using it in entirely unexpected and captivating ways. And matching her string for string and note for note is Abigail Washburn, a banjo virtuoso (and wife of fellow picker Béla Fleck) and TED Fellow who happens to also be fluent in both the language and culture of China. Together, these two remarkable musicians come together for an evening of musical storytelling that crosses continents to find commonalities.

In these divided times, music has an ever-more important role as a universal language of connection, and a reminder of our shared experience. The morning after the 2016 presidential election, singersongwriter Gabriel Kahane packed a suitcase and took a two-week, 8,980-mile train trip across the U.S. without a phone or internet. The resulting song cycle, drawn from the kaleidoscopic spectrum of his fellow travelers, is an eloquent cry for reconciliation and an attempt to rediscover our collective humanity in the face of all that seeks to separate us.

AVITAL MEETS AVITAL What do you get when you mix up Moroccan, North African, Israeli, and Mediterranean musical traditions and filter them through a blend of jazz and classical idioms? We probably would never have known if not for the musical union of mandolinist Avi Avital and bassist Omer Avital (no relation). Fortunately for us, these two virtuosos have joined forces to explore the crossroads of classical technique and jazz improvisation, in a conversation that grows from a shared cultural experience and travels across genres and decades to arrive in a place of mutual self-discovery.

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2 CONCERTS

“Bring on the Brass!” with special guests The Westerlies Brass Quartet* AGES

“The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses” with special guests The Princeton Girlchoir AGES

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Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 1:00 PM

Saturday, Mar. 23, 2019 1:00 PM

Back by popular demand, pianist and host Orli Shaham will introduce pre-school-aged kids to the joy of live classical music. She will be joined by special guest artists, the Westerlies Brass Quartet. The Westerlies navigate a wide array of music with the precision of a string quartet, the audacity of a rock band, and the charm of a family sing-along.

Based on the beloved story by Paul Goble, The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses is a musical telling of the exciting and haunting tale of a Native American girl who understands horses on a mystical level and runs away from home to be with the horses. A story of thunderstorms and thundering hooves, The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses will enchant and inspire audiences of all ages. Music by Bruce Adolphe.

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PUC nurtures a lifelong love of music by offering kids of all ages a chance to encounter chamber music in person at Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall through two special programs featuring world-class musicians. Pre-school aged kids, ages 3–6, will be able to enjoy “Baby Got Bach,” hosted by renowned pianist Orli Shaham. PUC’s staple family concert “Meet the Music” for kids ages 6–12 will return in the spring with musicians from The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.


Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 3:00 PM R I C H A R D S O N C H A M B E R P L AY E R S

RICHARDSON CHAMBER PLAYERS

“From Rio to Brooklyn,” featuring mixed chamber works of George Gershwin, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Silvestre Revueltas, Astor Piazzolla, and Cuban composer Leo Brouwer

2 CONCERTS Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 3:00 PM Our resident ensemble of performance faculty, distinguished guest artists and supremely talented students offer Sunday afternoon concerts of mixed chamber works.

“Then & Now: Celebrating PUC’s 125th Anniversary,” featuring mixed chamber works by Camille Saint-Saëns, Johannes Brahms, Eric Nathan, Richard Strauss, and Anton Arensky written during PUC’s inaugural season (1894–1895) paired with works of today

BEYOND THE MUSIC A year-long program of FREE initiatives at the heart of our mission to allow everyone to engage with music and its performers in accessible and meaningful ways. Step outside the traditional concert experience and indulge in:

Performers as Teachers Workshops

Pre-Concert Events

Go behind-the-scenes as the season's artists coach talented Princeton student performers.

Experience illuminating talks by renowned musical scholars and performances by remarkable students.

The Annual Late Night Chamber Jam

Live Music Meditations

Take advantage of this unique opportunity for amateur musicians of all ages and levels to read music with the pros.

Enjoy lunchtime performances by artists on the series with guided meditation by Matthew Weiner, Associate Dean of Religious Life.

More details about these free programs and others will be announced in the fall at princetonuniversityconcerts.org.

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8 THURSDAY NIGHT CONCERTS 10/11

Jerusalem String Quartet

12/13

Martin Fröst, Clarinet

02/28

Steven Isserlis, Cello

03/14

Alexander Melnikov/Andreas Staier, Piano

03/28

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Violin

04/04

Takács String Quartet

04/11

Australian Chamber Orchestra

05/02

Ébène String Quartet

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GUSTAVO DUDAMEL ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE SERIES 4 CONCERTS CURATED BY GUSTAVO DUDAMEL Subscribers to this series will receive first offers on tickets to any extra non-concert events that will be part of the Dudamel Residency. A $158*

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10/11

Jerusalem String Quartet

12/13

Martin Fröst, Clarinet

02/28

Steven Isserlis, Cello

CROSSROADS SERIES

03/14

Alexander Melnikov/Andreas Staier, Piano

3 CONCERTS

03/28

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Violin

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04/04

Takács String Quartet

04/11

Australian Chamber Orchestra

05/02

Ébène String Quartet

12/02

Simón Bolívar String Quartet w/Gustavo Dudamel

01/07

Musicians from the Los Angeles Philharmonic w/Gustavo Dudamel

04/23

Ensemble Berlin: Musicians from the Berlin Philharmonic w/Gustavo Dudamel

04/26

Princeton University Orchestra & Glee Club, Gustavo Dudamel, Conductor

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C $243*

RICHARDSON CHAMBER PLAYERS 2 SUNDAY AFTERNOON CONCERTS SERIES TICKETS: $26

MAKE YOUR OWN SERIES Choose 3 or more different concerts from all of our offerings EXCEPT PERFORMANCES UP CLOSE and the DUDAMEL CONCERT ON APRIL 26 (see single ticket section) and save 10% off the single ticket prices. Please call us at 609-258-2800 to make your own series.

SPECIAL EVENTS

*The concert on April 26 featuring Gustavo Dudamel as conductor is a benefit concert to raise funds for a new education program that will send Princeton students to teach music in Trenton. This program will be designed in collaboration with Maestro Dudamel while he will be in residence at Princeton. The benefit portion of the April 26 ticket is tax-deductible as follows:

Add BOBBY McFERRIN or JOYCE DIDONATO to any subscription package and save 10% off single ticket prices.

A $70 tax-deductible B $50 tax-deductible C $35 tax-deductible

DISCOUNTED SEATS $36


Bobby McFerrin, vocalist

SINGLE TICKETS Single tickets for all events, including concerts on the PERFORMANCES UP CLOSE SERIES and the DUDAMEL CONCERT ON APRIL 26, will go on sale ONLINE ONLY on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, and everywhere else on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. Concerts on the PERFORMANCES UP CLOSE SERIES are offered only as single tickets; however, in honor of our 125th anniversary, subscribers to the Anniversary Series can buy those tickets with their subscription now.

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY STUDENTS Princeton University students may purchase single tickets 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 valid ID can attend our concerts for as little as $5. General student tickets go on sale Tuesday, September 4, 2018.

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VENUE & PARKING All concerts take place in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, unless otherwise noted. Richardson Auditorium is located on the Princeton University campus behind Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street.

Balcony

For parking and accessibility information, please visit our website at princetonuniversityconcerts.org or call us at 609-258-2800, Monday-Friday, 10AM-4 PM.

A PRICE

COMPANION SEAT

B PRICE

EXTRA LEG ROOM

C PRICE

OBSTRUCTED VIEW

PLEASE NOTE: All subscriptions must be purchased through the Concert Office. A processing fee of $8 is added to both FULL SUBSCRIPTION SERIES orders and $6 to all other series, including MAKE YOUR OWN SERIES orders. We are not able to offer refunds or exchanges on ticket orders. All programs and artists are subject to change.

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YEARS of MUSIC MAKING

It’s a year-long party, and you’re invited!

PHOTOGRAPHY: Gustavo Dudamel: Andrew Eccles | Joyce DiDonato: Pari Dukovic | Jerusalem String Quartet: Felix Broede | Pinchas Zukerman: Cheryl Mazak | Amanda Forsyth: Cheryl Mazak | Martin Fröst: Mats Bäcker | Steven Isserlis: Kevin Davis | Alexander Melnikov: Marco Borggreve | Andreas Staier: Marco Borggreve | Patricia Kopatchinskaja: Julia Wesely | Takács String Quartet: Glenn Asakawa | Marc-André Hamelin: Fran Kaufman | Paul Lewis: Eric Manas | Ébène String Quartet: Julien Mignot | Gustavo Dudamel: Rafael Pulido | Bobby McFerrin: Petra Hajska | Joyce DiDonato: Pari Dukovic | Performances Up Close: Andrew Wilkinson | Stefan Jackiw: Sophie Zhai | Jay Campbell: Beowulf Sheehan | Yoonah Kim: Yi-Suk Jang | Conrad Tao: Brantley Gutierrez | Brentano String Quartet: Jürgen Frank | Abigail Washburn/Wu Fei: Shervin Lainez | Gabriel Kahane: Josh Goleman | Avi Avital/Omer Avital: Christie Goodwin | Meet the Music Illustration: Roger Roth

Princeton University Concerts 2018–19 Season Brochure  

Announcing Princeton University Concerts 2018–19 season, celebrating 125 years of music making!

Princeton University Concerts 2018–19 Season Brochure  

Announcing Princeton University Concerts 2018–19 season, celebrating 125 years of music making!

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