Video: Student work: Ensemble ACJW to present concert
Posted January 13, 2012; 01:53 p.m.
Ensemble ACJW, featuring musicians from The Academy at Carnegie Hall, will perform in the Princeton University Concerts series Jan. 19 in Richardson Auditorium.
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On Thursday, Jan. 19, the Princeton University
Concert series presents Ensemble ACJW, featuring
musicians from The Academy at Carnegie Hall.
The concert will take place at Richardson
Auditorium in Alexander Hall.
The Princeton University Concerts is a gem of Princeton tradition that has enriched
this campus for more than 100 years.
We're going to hear music by Beethoven, Shostakovich
and the contemporary composer David Bruce.
This is a high-energy event not to be missed.
As a student sitting in this glamorous
Richardson Auditorium, it's a special moment
amidst a crazy academic life. That we get
to experience some of the finest music making
from vocal Renaissance music to ground-breaking
funky groups like Time for Three is just
an enormous, amazing gift that this University offers us.
A lot of people have this image of Beethoven,
that he's a heaven-storming world-beater,
and that he's deadly serious in a lot of his
compositions, with a knotted brow -- just
think of those busts of Beethoven that you
often see -- but the piece that we're going
to hear in this concert, the trio for
clarinet, cello and piano, opus 11, is
a lot of fun, and it taps into a vein that
Beethoven worked a lot all during his career,
but mostly during the early years, which was
I would say everyone should take advantage
of this opportunity.
If you'd like to hear more about it, I'm going
to be talking with the performers on stage
before the concert. I hope you can join us.