Princeton University Concerts (“PUC”) will offer a dynamic series of concerts for the 2013-14 season featuring an incredible variety of programs and artists. The season opens with the Takács String Quartet performing the complete cycle of Bartók String Quartets over two evenings, Thursday, October 10 and Friday, October 11. In addition to these concerts, PUC will collaborate with the Princeton Adult School to offer a special class entitled “Bartók String Quartets: Deconstructed” taught by Professor Derek Katz of UC, Santa Barbara on Thursdays, September 26 and October 3. This course will offer insight into these groundbreaking works. Concert tickets are included in the cost of the class. Please call 609-683-1101 or visit www.princetonadultschool.org to register.
PUC is thrilled to announce the addition of “Meet The Music,” two concerts for children ages 6-12 and their families, featuring musicians from The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center with host Bruce Adolphe. Inspiring and educating, these critically acclaimed programs are sure to encourage a love of classical music in young listeners and delight audiences of all ages.
From Greece and Denmark to Poland and Uzbekistan, PUC has drawn performers from an international pool of the best of today’s classical musicians. Some of the extraordinary artists visiting Princeton this year include mandolin sensation and MacArthur “Genius,” Chris Thile, the young Uzbeki piano virtuoso Behzod Abduraimov, the brilliant Polish pianist Piotr Anderszewski, Greek violinist Leonidas Kavakos, the Danish String Quartet, and the incomparable mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, whose Princeton engagement is her only recital to be given in the United States this season.
PUC’s Director, Marna Seltzer, says “Princeton University Concerts has presented the world’s most commanding performers since 1894. Next year’s series builds on that tradition while broadening our audience base by presenting artists like Chris Thile and reaching out to younger audiences with a new set of Family Concerts. We are on a mission to expand our impact in this community and to develop future audiences for classical music. I think the 2013-14 season reflects the diversity of scope and offerings that will do just that.”
PUC continues to offer some of the lowest ticket prices in town to hear remarkable artists up close and personal in the intimacy of Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, regarded as one of the finest spaces to hear classical music in the country.
For more information, contact the PUC office at 609-258-2800 or visit www.princetonuniversityconcerts.org.