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126TH SEASON

2019/2020 CONCERTS & EVENTS


Slip into the embrace Slip into the embrace of Richardson Auditorium, leave behind the distractions of the outside world, and allow yourself a moment of pure, present listening. Indulge your curiosity; welcome an experience that is deeply personal; share in the magic as a single note pulls together hundreds of people. For 126 years, Princeton University Concerts has been committed to bringing you the world’s greatest musicians. We now offer more ways to experience their artistry than ever.

The music awaits—

the choice is yours.

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Immerse yourself

in music... CONCERT CLASSICS SERIES

ICONS OF SONG

Celebrate everything from Beethoven’s 250th anniversary to our American musical heritage in these mainstage concerts, featuring the greatest virtuosos of our time.

Witness extraordinary artists breathe new life into timeless classics through fresh collaborations.

THU, OCT 10, 2019 / 8PM

THU, MAR 26, 2020 / 8PM

TUE, OCT 22, 2019 / 8PM

THE CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER

MAHLER CHAMBER ORCHESTRA* MITSUKO UCHIDA* PIANO

IAN BOSTRIDGE TENOR BRAD MEHLDAU* PIANO

THU, NOV 7, 2019 / 8PM

THU, APR 2, 2020 / 8PM

WED, DEC 11, 2019 / 8PM

STEFAN JACKIW VIOLIN JEREMY DENK* PIANO

BENJAMIN BEILMAN* VIOLIN ANDREW TYSON* PIANO

JOYCE DIDONATO MEZZO-SOPRANO YANNICK NÉZET-SÉGUIN* PIANO

THU, FEB 6, 2020 / 8PM

THU, APR 16, 2020 / 8PM

THU, APR 30, 2020 / 8PM

ISABELLE FAUST VIOLIN JEAN-GUIHEN QUEYRAS CELLO ALEXANDER MELNIKOV PIANO

DOVER STRING QUARTET*

MATTHIAS GOERNE BARITONE JAN LISIECKI* PIANO

THU, FEB 20, 2020 / 8PM

CALIDORE STRING QUARTET

THU, APR 30, 2020 / 8PM

MATTHIAS GOERNE BARITONE JAN LISIECKI* PIANO

PERFORMANCES UP CLOSE

THE ARTIST AS IMPROVISER

One of our most popular offerings, these hour-long concerts with audience seated on stage take you to the very forefront of performance. The season’s concerts focus on music at its most spontaneous. TUE, FEB 11, 2020 / 6PM & 9PM

VISION STRING QUARTET*

GABRIELA MONTERO* PIANO

CONRAD TAO* PIANO CALEB TEICHER* TAP DANCE

SPECIAL EVENT

ALL IN THE FAMILY

Experience the world’s oldest polyphonic choral tradition, a UNESCO Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity, through its masters: the state ensemble of Georgian folk singing.

Instill a lifelong love of music in your kids through these live chamber music programs.

RICHARDSON CHAMBER PLAYERS

MON, NOV 18, 2019 / 7:30PM

ENSEMBLE BASIANI* GEORGIAN STATE VOCAL ENSEMBLE

Presented in collaboration with the Princeton University Glee Club in the Princeton University Chapel. 4

TUE, APR 7, 2020 / 6PM & 9PM

TUE, NOV 12, 2019 / 6PM & 9PM

SAT, NOV 2, 2019 / 1PM

MEET THE MUSIC “OCEANOPHONY” Ages 6–12

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Bruce Adolphe, Host SAT, MAR 14, 2020 / 1PM

ORLI SHAHAM’S BACH YARD “WELCOME THE WINDS” Ages 3-6

Orli Shaham, Piano/Host, Ensemble Connect,* Guests

Sponsored by Princeton University Concerts Our resident ensemble of Princeton University performance faculty and talented students offer three Sunday afternoon concerts of mixed chamber music. SUN, OCT 20, 2019 / 3PM SUN, NOV 24, 2019 / 3PM SUN, MAR 8, 2020 / 3PM * Princeton University Concerts Debut


...and beyond Take your love of music to the next level by enjoying these programs designed to bring you closer to the music and the musicians you love.

LIVE MUSIC MEDITATION

LATE NIGHT CHAMBER JAM

Experience world-class music more personally than ever during a meditation guided by Associate Dean Matthew Weiner of the Princeton University Office of Religious Life. No experience necessary.

A rare opportunity for amateur string players of all levels and ages to jam with the pros. THU, FEB 20, 2020 / 10PM

CALIDORE STRING QUARTET

TUE, OCT 22, 2019 / 12:30PM

BRAD MEHLDAU PIANO THU, NOV 7, 2019 / 12:30PM

STEFAN JACKIW VIOLIN JEREMY DENK PIANO THU, FEB 6, 2020 / 12:30PM

JEAN-GUIHEN QUEYRAS CELLO THU, APR 16, 2020 / 12:30PM

AT THE MOVIES Enjoy films related to the programs and artists on our series through our partnerships with the Princeton Garden Theatre and the Princeton Public Library. WED, OCT 2, 2019 / 7:30PM

MARTHA GRAHAM: DANCE ON FILM Princeton Garden Theatre I Ticketed SAT, FEB 1, 2020 / 3PM

WARM UPS

FILM SCREENING FOR KIDS: BEETHOVEN LIVES UPSTAIRS Princeton Public Library I Free

Come at 7PM to Concert Classics Series concerts for programilluminating talks by renowned musical scholars or performances by talented students.

MON, FEB 10, 2020 / 7:30PM

FREE TO TICKETHOLDERS

CHARLIE CHAPLIN’S MODERN TIMES, FOLLOWED BY A CONVERSATION WITH PIANIST GABRIELA MONTERO Princeton Garden Theatre I Ticketed

DOVER STRING QUARTET

“Going into a concert hall should be like going into a sanctuary for a moment of reflection, only to leave feeling different, refreshed, and inspired.” — Pianist Jan Lisiecki (appearing 4/30/20)

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CONCERT CLASSICS SERIES

Step into timeless tradition Become a part of our 126-year long history as one of the nation’s oldest and boldest chamber music series by celebrating the greatest artists of our time.

“The great composers always change. And as you change, they change.” — Pianist Mitsuko Uchida (appearing 3/26/20)

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CONCERT CLASSICS SERIES

CHARLES S. ROBINSON MEMORIAL CONCERT

Thu, Oct 10, 2019 / 8PM

CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER Gloria Chien, Wu Han PIANO, Chad Hoopes, Kristin Lee, Danbi Um, Angelo Xiang Yu VIOLIN, Matthew Lipman, Paul Neubauer VIOLA, Nicholas Canellakis, David Finckel CELLO, Anthony Manzo BASS, Ransom Wilson FLUTE, David Shifrin CLARINET, Marc Goldberg BASSOON WARM UP 7PM

PROFESSOR SIMON MORRISON talks about the evening’s program

CONCERT PROGRAM 8PM

“NEW WORLD SPIRIT” HARRY T. BURLEIGH Southland Sketches

DVOŘÁK

Quintet for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Cello in E-flat Major, Op. 97

BERNSTEIN

Clarinet Sonata

COPLAND

Appalachian Spring Suite for Ensemble

We begin 126 years ago and 910 miles away in the small town of Spillville, Iowa. Just as Princeton University Concerts is born, Czech composer Antonín Dvořák composes his String Quintet, Op. 97 in American farm-country. Drawing on folk tunes and spirituals—many of which he learned from his assistant, African-American composer Harry T. Burleigh—Dvořák sets the stage for a new tradition of “American music.” Hear this lineage evolve in a program also featuring Leonard Bernstein’s very first published work and culminating in one of the most beloved American masterpieces: Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring, in its original instrumentation. As a pupil of one of Dvořák’s students, Copland wrote this music for Martha Graham’s ballet celebrating American pioneers. We invite you to come celebrate the frontier of our rich cultural history as together we launch our 126th season! RELATED EVENT At the Movies

Wed, Oct 2, 2019 / 7:30PM Screening of Martha Graham: Dance on Film Princeton Garden Theatre I Ticketed

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L I V E M U S I C M E D I TAT I O N

Breathe in music Imagine sitting with your eyes closed, your body still, your awareness heightened. And then, as you take a breath, suddenly there’s music...

“When the first notes threaded their way into my consciousness,they seemed to come from inside me.” — The New York Times

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ICONS OF SONG

Tue, Oct 22, 2019 / 8PM

Ian BOSTRIDGE Brad MEHLDAU*

TENOR

PIANO

CONCERT PROGRAM 8PM

SCHUMANN

Dichterliebe, Op. 48

MEHLDAU

The Folly of Desire, inspired by Dichterliebe with texts by Shakespeare, e.e. cummings, Brecht, Yeats, Goethe, Blake, and others

Talk about a real-life fairytale: they met at a German castle, fell in (musical) love, and made music together happily ever after. The collaboration between tenor Ian Bostridge and jazz legend Brad Mehldau is a groundbreaking moment in music history—both artists are unmatched in the musical spheres they inhabit. Bostridge’s many recordings have garnered all the major international record prizes, including 15 GRAMMY nominations; his artistry has been honored by a CBE from Queen Elizabeth. Mehldau’s genius has been compared to that of J.S. Bach—considered to be the most influential jazz pianist of our time, and he is revered for his jaw-dropping skill as an improviser and composer. With a trans-genre style, Mehldau is no stranger to collaborating with classical song icons, having been commissioned by Carnegie Hall to write song cycles for sopranos Renée Fleming and Anne Sofie von Otter. His newest song cycle is a meditation on desire, with lyrics from the poetry of Shakespeare, e.e. cummings, Brecht, Yeats, Goethe, Blake, and others—a most fitting counterpart to Schumann’s yearning Dichterliebe (“A Poet’s Love”) and to a program in which two of music’s greatest stars come to us as poets of love. RELATED EVENT Live Music Meditation

Tue, Oct 22, 2019 / 12:30PM Brad Mehldau, Piano * Princeton University Concerts Debut

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“Denk exuded an affinity for Ives and vivid imagination. Jackiw, balancing fervor and elegance, proved a comparably inspired Ivesian.” — The New York Times 10

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CONCERT CLASSICS SERIES

Thu, Nov 7, 2019 / 8PM

Stefan JACKIW Jeremy DENK*

VIOLIN

PIANO

with members of the Princeton University Glee Club WARM UP 7PM

PRE-CONCERT TALK

about the evening’s program

CONCERT PROGRAM 8PM

CHARLES IVES

The complete Violin Sonatas with the songs that inspired them

When insurance salesman-by-day/modernist composerby-night Charles Ives invited violinist Franz Milcke to read through his violin sonatas, he recollects that his friend “didn’t even get through the first page... After he went, I had a kind of feeling which I’ve had off and on… Are my ears on wrong? No one else seems to hear it the same way.” Leave it to PUC fan-favorite, Avery Fisher Career Grant-winning violinist Stefan Jackiw and MacArthur “Genius” Award-winning pianist Jeremy Denk to prove that all was quite well with Ives’ ears as they skillfully guide us, in reverse order, from the raucous fourth violin sonata to the exuberant spontaneity of the first. By interspersing Ives’ sonatas with the popular Americana classics— hymns, songs, marches—that he imbued in these works with some help from members of our own Princeton University Glee Club, the duo humanizes and contextualizes some of the most substantial, yet rarely heard, music in the violin repertory by an American composer. RELATED EVENT Live Music Meditation

Thu, Nov 7, 2019 / 12:30PM Stefan Jackiw, Violin Jeremy Denk, Piano

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PERFORMANCES UP CLOSE

Take the stage Be so near the musicians that you feel you can touch the music as you sit on stage.

“One of the most touching music experiences I’ve had... being so close to the musicians made a huge difference!” — Patron

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PERFORMANCES UP CLOSE

AUDIENCE ON STAGE

Tue, Nov 12, 2019 / 6PM & 9PM

VISION STRING QUARTET *

CONCERT PROGRAM 6PM

GRAŻYNA BACEWICZ String Quartet No. 4

SCHUMANN

String Quartet No. 3 in A Major Op. 41, No. 3 9PM

JAZZ STANDARDS

The future is bright, in the hands of the four young players of the Berlin-based Vision Quartet. Whether breathing new life into a beloved masterpiece and paying tribute to an overlooked female composer (6PM) or rocking out to their own compositions and arrangements of jazz and pop tunes (9PM), this revolutionary group finds the spontaneity and groove in everything that they play. They will have you on the edge of your seat as they—playing standing and from memory—perform as if they are composing on the spot. This, friends, will be an evening to remember! * Princeton University Concerts Debut

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SPECIAL EVENT

Mon, Nov 18, 2019 / 7:30PM Princeton University Chapel

ENSEMBLE BASIANI* Georgian State Vocal Ensemble with Princeton University Glee Club co-presented with Glee Club Presents

CONCERT PROGRAM 7:30PM

A capella sacred and folk songs from Eastern Europe

Thriving for centuries, the world’s oldest polyphonic choral tradition keeps alive the rich heritage of folk songs, monastic chants, religious hymns, and epic ballads that have shaped the very spirit of the country of Georgia. This singular singing style, proclaimed by UNESCO as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity, pours from the male vocalists of Ensemble Basiani in an unforgettably haunting way—especially within the spellbinding acoustic of the Princeton University Chapel. In a program traversing the 7th–13th centuries, these internationally beloved singers bring the very soul of their homeland to our doorstep, immersing us in the timeless modernity of ancient tradition. * Princeton University Concerts Debut 14


“Exquisitely rendered... Hauntingly beautiful.” — The New York Times

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ICONS OF SONG

Wed, Dec 11, 2019 / 8PM

Joyce DIDONATO

MEZZOSOPRANO

PIANO

CONCERT PROGRAM 8PM

SCHUBERT

Winterreise, Op. 89, D. 911

Each time that operatic superstar Joyce DiDonato comes to our series, she brings an element of surprise. This most welcome return is no exception, offering us the rare opportunity to experience Franz Schubert’s iconic songcycle, Winterreise (“Winter’s Journey”), from a previously unexplored perspective. This musical monodrama leads us through the wandering despair of a protagonist whose heartbreak gives way to oblivion after his beloved falls for another. But “what happens to the winter’s journey,” DiDonato asks, “when we feel it through the heart of the one who was the impetus of such agony and despair? The survivor. The one left behind.” Metropolitan Opera and Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin puts down his baton in his Princeton University Concerts debut to join the voice “nothing less than 24-carat gold” (Times of London) in answering this question. Together, they take us on an intimate and profound winter’s journey— reminding us that the inner, private world that we can access through music does not exist in isolation and that the songs that we have heard so many times before gain new meaning each time that they are sung.

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“Perhaps one element of a true masterpiece is that it invites itself to be experienced in new light.” — Joyce DiDonato

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CONCERT CLASSICS SERIES

Thu, Feb 6, 2020 / 8PM

Isabelle FAUST Jean-Guihen QUEYRAS Alexander MELNIKOV VIOLIN

CELLO

PIANO

RELATED EVENT Live Music Meditation

Thu, Feb 6, 2020 / 12:30PM Jean-Guihen Queyras, Cello

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WARM UP 7PM

PROFESSORS SCOTT BURNHAM & ELAINE PAGELS discuss Beethoven

CONCERT PROGRAM 8PM

ALL BEETHOVEN

Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 11 “Kakadu” Variations, Op. 121a in G Major Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 97 “Archduke”

Exploring the works of a single composer has become a specialty for PUC. In 2016, Alexander Melnikov made a jaw-dropping debut playing Shostakovich’s 24 Preludes & Fugues; a few months later, Isabelle Faust played an unforgettable recital of J.S. Bach’s complete violin sonatas and partitas in the Princeton University Chapel. To help us celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday, these renowned soloists return for a rare joint appearance together with their dear friend cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras. Their uplifting program is a remarkable opportunity to immerse in the composer’s piano trios. While these works are often overshadowed by his monumental string quartets, the virtuosity and expanse of Beethoven’s piano trios revolutionized this genre. The “Archduke” trio remains one of the absolute pinnacles of the repertoire—its brilliance, power, and joy well matched to the musicians who will perform it.


PERFORMANCES UP CLOSE

Tue, Feb 11, 2020 / 6PM & 9PM

Gabriela MONTERO*

PIANO

CONCERT PROGRAM 6PM

RACHMANINOFF

Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 36

CHARLIE CHAPLIN

The Immigrant, with improvised piano score by Gabriela Montero 9PM

SCHUMANN

Carnaval, Op. 9

MONTERO

Improvisations

Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero has improvised since first touching the piano as a child; it is thanks to the encouragement of piano legend Martha Argerich that she has made real-time improvisations on themes suggested by her audience a part of her career. A brilliant pianist whom you might recognize from her performance at the inauguration of President Barack Obama, she will both offer us her inimitable interpretation of one of the greatest cycles in the piano repertory and let us witness the remarkable art of real-time improvisation to Charlie Chaplin’s film The Immigrant, as well as to themes suggested by the audience.

RELATED EVENT At the Movies

Mon, Feb 10, 2020 / 7:30PM Screening of Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times Post-screening discussion with Gabriela Montero Princeton Garden Theatre | Ticketed

AUDIENCE ON STAGE

* Princeton University Concerts Debut

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“Deep reserves of virtuosity and irrepressible dramatic instinct.” — The New York Times

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CONCERT CLASSICS SERIES

Thu, Feb 20, 2020 / 8PM

CALIDORE STRING QUARTET WARM UP 7PM

COMPOSER ANNA CLYNE

talks about the evening’s program

CONCERT PROGRAM 8PM

“THE GREAT FUGUES” BACH

Selections from Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080

ANNA CLYNE

New Work inspired by Beethoven’s “Grosse Fuge” (Princeton premiere)

BEETHOVEN

String Quartet Op. 130 with Op. 133 “Grosse Fuge”

Pianist Glenn Gould once said that “there’s never been anything more beautiful in all of music” than Bach’s Art of the Fugue. What begins as a simple melody is gradually transformed into a tapestry of seemingly infinite multidimensions—a feat that has haunted composers and listeners for centuries. Beethoven wove Bach’s polyphonic thread into his own masterpiece, a work that in turn inspired GRAMMY-nominated composer Anna Clyne to write her latest composition, co-commissioned by PUC and fellow presenters around the country. Through this interconnected program, we will watch time unfold in the hands of performers who have also grown before our eyes. Having made their PUC debut alongside the Emerson String Quartet in 2015, the Calidore String Quartet recently made international headlines as the winners of the inaugural M-Prize, the world’s largest chamber music prize. It is a thrill to welcome them back for their mainstage debut. RELATED EVENT Late Night Chamber Jam

Tue, Feb 20, 2020 / 10PM Amateur string players: Join the Calidore Quartet on stage after their performances to sight read with them. Sign up begins in January 2020. 21


CONCERT CLASSICS SERIES

PADEREWSKI MEMORIAL CONCERT

Thu, Mar 26, 2020 / 8PM

MAHLER CHAMBER ORCHESTRA* Mitsuko UCHIDA* PIANO / DIRECTOR

Meesun Hong Coleman CONCERTMASTER / LEADER

WARM UP 7PM

ANNOUNCEMENT of the 2020/21 season

CONCERT PROGRAM 8PM

MOZART

Piano Concerto No. 17 in G Major, K. 453

JÖRG WIDMANN

Choralquartett (arr. Jörg Widmann)

MOZART

Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-flat Major, K. 482

When composer Gustav Mahler came to Princeton University Concerts in 1911 conducting what is now the New York Philharmonic, this concert was one of many on the series by the world’s greatest orchestras at the time. His namesake orchestra was formed in 1997 by Claudio Abbado with a new tradition of orchestral playing in mind: as a nomadic, self-governing ensemble that translates a full orchestral sound into the intimacy of chamber music. Their long-term partnership with legendary pianist Mitsuko Uchida—one of the greatest living interpreters of Mozart’s keyboard music—is a gift that keeps on giving. It is a true privilege to hear this fusion of artists who breathe new life into every note that they play on our stage, just a few days before they continue their American tour at Carnegie Hall. 22

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CONCERT CLASSICS SERIES

Thu, Apr 2, 2020 / 8PM

Benjamin BEILMAN* Andrew TYSON*

VIOLIN

PIANO

WARM UP 7PM

MUSICAL PREVIEW

Trenton Youth Orchestra, Lou Chen, Conductor

CONCERT PROGRAM 8PM

BEETHOVEN

Violin Sonata No. 5 “Spring”

FREDERIC RZEWSKI

Demons (Princeton premiere)

BRITTEN

Suite for Violin and Piano, Op. 6

PROKOFIEV

Violin Sonata No. 2 in D Major, Op. 94b

Violinist Benjamin Beilman and pianist Andrew Tyson met only 45 miles away when they were both students at the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Just a few years later, Beilman won the coveted 2012 Avery Fisher Career Grant; the following year, Tyson followed suit. Since then, the two friends have skyrocketed to international stardom, establishing themselves firmly as the leading artists of their generation. “The brilliant young violinist” (The New York Times) and “real poet of the piano” (BBC Radio 3) make their Princeton debuts with a varied program that takes us all the way from Beethoven’s 19th-century spring to Frederic Rzewski’s 2016 reaction to the presidential election. Rzewski’s new work, written for Beilman and dedicated to author/political activist Angela Davis, is another co-commission by PUC. The evening will be a celebration of the brightest young talent—and music—of our time. 24

“Poised and monstrously talented.” — The Philadelphia Inquirer

* Princeton University Concerts Debut


PERFORMANCES UP CLOSE

Tue, Apr 7, 2020 / 6PM & 9PM

Conrad TAO* Caleb TEICHER* PIANO

TAP DANCER

CONCERT PROGRAM 6PM, 9PM

WORKS BY J. S. BACH GEORGE GERSHWIN ARNOLD SCHOENBERG CONRAD TAO WITH TAP IMPROVISATION

AUDIENCE ON STAGE

Talk about tapping to the beat! If ever there were a program that blurred the line between composition and performance, it would be this groundbreaking collaboration between pianist/composer Conrad Tao and tap-dancer/ choreographer Caleb Teicher. The two former teenage prodigies have become leaders in shaping the future of their art forms—one as a Lincoln Center Emerging Artist and the other as Dance Magazine’s “Best Emerging Choreographer.” As Teicher improvises dance to Tao’s breathtaking playing, in a program including everything from selections from J.S. Bach’s “Goldberg” Variations to original compositions by the pianist, the boundaries between choreography, composition, and genre will fade into the raw, free-spirited energy of artistic expression.

* Princeton University Concerts Debut

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CONCERT CLASSICS SERIES

Thu, Apr 16, 2020 / 8PM

DOVER STRING QUARTET *

WARM UP 7PM

PROFESSOR EMERITUS SCOTT BURNHAM illuminates the evening’s program

CONCERT PROGRAM 8PM

MOZART

Quartet in C Major, K. 465, “Dissonance”

BARTÓK

Quartet No. 2

RAVEL

Quartet in F Major

RELATED EVENT Live Music Meditation

Thu, Apr 16, 2020 / 12:30PM Dover String Quartet

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It has only been six years since the Dover Quartet swept every prize at the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition, when they were just 24 years old. In that time, they have stunned the field with a “practically meteoric” (Strings) rise to becoming one of the most in-demand ensembles internationally, making their Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium debut, serving as the Quartet-in-Residence at the Kennedy Center, and smoothly sailing from one coveted prize to the next—from the Avery Fisher Career Grant to the Cleveland Quartet Award. The prolific career of such young performers is well matched to the program they bring for their Princeton debut: Mozart was just 29 when he wrote his famous “Dissonance” quartet; Ravel was 28 when he took to the form. Separated by centuries, composer and performer transcend their common ages; they prove that, within the timelessness of music, there is so much to do — and so much time. * Princeton University Concerts Debut


CONCERT CLASSICS SERIES & ICONS OF SONG

Thu, Apr 30, 2020 / 8PM

Matthias GOERNE Jan LISIECKI*

BARITONE

PIANO

WARM UP 7PM

ANNOUNCEMENT

of the 2020 Creative Reactions Contest Winners

CONCERT PROGRAM 8PM

ALL BEETHOVEN SONGS

including An die ferne Geliebte, Op. 98

As we celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday, we celebrate a composer who has brought together billions of people of all ages and backgrounds through music that continues to surprise and astound. It is hard to imagine a more perfect tribute to this than through a concert of his songs—rarely heard in recital— performed by a most remarkable pairing of musicians. Baritone Matthias Goerne is one of the most awe-inspiring singers of our time, a star both on the world’s largest opera stages and in the most distinguished recital halls. The “ideal singer of lieder” (The New York Times), Goerne gave a mesmerizing debut on our series two years ago and now brings Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki to give his. Just 23 years old, Lisiecki has been an exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist since he was 15; his “uncommonly sensitive performance” (The New York Times) at his 2016 Carnegie Hall debut established his undisputed place among the greatest young pianists. The two come together for an ode to Beethoven, and the perfect culmination of our season. * Princeton University Concerts Debut

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Instill a lifelong love of music in your kids through these special programs, featuring live chamber music.

RELATED EVENT At the Movies

Sat, Feb 1, 2020 / 3PM Screening of Beethoven Lives Upstairs Princeton Public Library I Free

Join the celebration of composer Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th anniversary of birth in this family-friendly movie about a young boy who learns to love classical music from his upstairs neighbor, Ludwig van Beethoven.

Sat, Mar 14, 2020 / 1PM

“WELCOME TO THE WINDS” Orli Shaham, Piano with wind players from Ensemble Connect*

Meet all the instruments in the woodwind family! See how to make music just by breathing in this interactive program combining storytelling, costumed musicians, and the chance to come on stage and make music with the performers.

AGES

3-6

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Sat, Nov 2, 2019 / 1PM sponsored by Princeton University Concerts

“OCEANOPHONY” The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Bruce Adolphe Host

Plunge into an ocean of music and poetry to meet the sarcastic fringehead fish, an expanding pufferfish, a stoplight parrotfish, a love-struck seahorse, an eightpart fugal octopus, and more! Swim through marine snow and discover the mysterious world of coral music. Music, poetry, underwater photography, and amazing facts about the ocean and its creatures: it is all part of Oceanophony.

Our resident ensemble of performance faculty, distinguished guest artists, and supremely talented students offer Sunday afternoon concerts of mixed chamber works.

Sun, Oct 20, 2019 / 3PM CLARA SCHUMANN AT 200 3PM

CLARA SCHUMANN

Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann, Op. 20

ROBERT SCHUMANN

Adagio and Allegro for Horn & Piano, Op. 70

CLARA SCHUMANN

6 Lieder, Op. 13 for Soprano & Piano

AGES

JOHANNES BRAHMS

6-12

4 Lieder, Op. 46 for Voice & Piano

CLARA SCHUMANN

Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 17

Sun, Nov 24, 2019 / 3PM DVOŘÁK & BURLEIGH: THE AMERICAN CONNECTION 3PM

ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK

from Humoresques, Op. 20 for Solo Piano

DVOŘÁK

from “Biblical Songs,” Op. 99 for Soprano & Piano

HARRY T. BURLEIGH 6 Spirituals

DVOŘÁK/WILLIAM ARMS FISHER

“Goin’ Home,” arranged for Baritone & String Quartet

DVOŘÁK

Quintet No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 97

Sun, Mar 8, 2020 / 3PM BEETHOVEN AT 250 3PM

ALL BEETHOVEN

Sextet for Horns and String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 81b 6 Bagatelles, Op. 126 Septet in E-flat Major, Op. 20 29


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CONCERT CLASSICS SERIES

ICONS OF SONG TUE, OCT 22, 2019 / 8PM

THU, OCT 10, 2019 / 8PM

THU, MAR 26, 2020 / 8PM

THE CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER

MAHLER CHAMBER ORCHESTRA / MITSUKO UCHIDA

IAN BOSTRIDGE / BRAD MEHLDAU

THU, NOV 7, 2019 / 8PM

THU, APR 2, 2020 / 8PM

STEFAN JACKIW / JEREMY DENK

BENJAMIN BEILMAN / ANDREW TYSON

JOYCE DIDONATO / YANNICK NÉZET-SÉGUIN

THU, FEB 6, 2020 / 8PM

ISABELLE FAUST / JEAN-GUIHEN QUEYRAS / ALEXANDER MELNIKOV

THU, APR 16, 2020 / 8PM

THU, FEB 20, 2020 / 8PM

THU, APR 30, 2020 / 8PM

CALIDORE STRING QUARTET

MATTHIAS GOERNE / JAN LISIECKI

THU, APR 30, 2020 / 8PM

MATTHIAS GOERNE / JAN LISIECKI

(See Concert Classics Series pricing for this concert)

DOVER STRING QUARTET

General A $55 B $45 C $25 | Students* $10 Subscribe to all 8 concerts in this series. A $315 B $265 C $140

SPECIAL EVENT

WED, DEC 11, 2019 / 8PM

General A $55 B $55 C $45 | Students* $10 Subscribe to all 3 concerts in this series. A $132 B $124 C $92

Combine both series at a 35% discount! A $375 B $313 C $163

PERFORMANCES UP CLOSE

RICHARDSON CHAMBER PLAYERS

TUE, NOV 12, 2019 / 6PM & 9PM

SUN, OCT 20, 2019 / 3PM

VISION STRING QUARTET

CLARA SCHUMANN AT 200

General $40 | Students* $10

TUE, FEB 11, 2020 / 6PM & 9PM

SUN, NOV 24, 2019 / 3PM

GABRIELA MONTERO

ALL IN THE FAMILY

TUE, APR 7, 2020 / 6PM & 9PM

DVOŘÁK & BURLEIGH: THE AMERICAN CONNECTION

MON, NOV 18, 2019 / 7:30PM

ENSEMBLE BASIANI

GEORGIAN STATE VOCAL ENSEMBLE

SAT, NOV 2, 2019 / 1PM

MEET THE MUSIC Ages 6-12 SAT, MAR 14, 2020 / 1PM

CONRAD TAO / CALEB TEICHER

General $30 | Students* $10

SUN, MAR 8, 2020 / 3PM

BEETHOVEN AT 250

General $15 | Students* $5

ORLI SHAHAM’S BACH YARD Ages 3-6

General $10 | Students $5

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* Valid ID required. Princeton University students have access to free tickets through Passport to the Arts. For more information, visit the “For Students” section of our website, princetonuniversityconcerts.org


SAVE 10% MAKE YOUR OWN SERIES

Choose your own adventure by picking 3+ concerts from all of our offerings, except Performances Up Close.

VENUE & PARKING All events take place in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall unless otherwise noted. Richardson Auditorium is located on the Princeton University campus, directly behind Nassau Presbyterian Church (61 Nassau Street). For parking and accessibility information, please visit our website, or call us Monday–Friday, 10AM–4PM.

HOW TO BUY Pick your concerts. Choose your seat price. Buy your tickets! IN PERSON

Princeton University Ticketing Academic Year Hours: Frist Campus Center Box Office Mon–Fri, 12PM–4:30PM Lewis Arts Complex Roth Box Office Mon–Fri, 4:30PM–8:30PM Richardson Auditorium Box Office Open one hour before Performances Up Close events, and two hours before all other concerts.

ONLINE

princetonuniversityconcerts.org

BY PHONE

Single Tickets: 609-258-9220 Subscriptions: 609-258-2800 PLEASE NOTE A small processing

fee is added to all orders. All programs and artists are subject to change.

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Pianist Brad Mehldau (appearing 10/22/19)

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IMAGE CREDITS: Cover Art: Julia Sverchuk | Richardson Auditorium: Nick Donnoli | Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: courtesy of Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill | Live Music Meditation: courtesy of Princeton University Concerts | Ian Bostridge: Sim Canetty-Clarke | Brad Mehldau: Michael Wilson | Jeremy Denk: Michael Wilson | Stefan Jackiw: Sophie Zhai | Performances Up Close: Andrew Wilkinson | Vision Quartet: Tim Klöcker | Ensemble Basiani: Pat Moore | Joyce DiDonato: Simon Pauly | Yannick Nézet-Séguin: Hans van der Woerd | Isabelle Faust/Jean-Guihen Queyras/ Alexander Melnikov: Josep Molina | Gabriela Montero: Shelley Mosman | Calidore Quartet: Marco Borggreve | Mitsuko Uchida: courtesy of Suntory Hall | Benjamin Beilman: Stefan Ruiz | Conrad Tao: Brantley Gutierrez | Caleb Teicher: David Needleman | Dover Quartet: Carlin Ma | Matthias Goerne: Caroline De Bon | Jan Lisiecki: Christoph Köstlin | Meet the Music Illustration: Roger Roth | Orli Shaham’s Bach Yard Illustration and Guitar Player: Olga Kalantarov-Hautin

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