Events - Weekly
|Sunday, March 31|
|Monday, April 1|
|Tuesday, April 2|
PRINCETON SOUND KITCHEN
Works by Dave Molk, Viet Cuong, Matt Marble, Amanda Feery, Alex Dowling, Chris Rogerson, Gilad Cohen and Chris Rogerson.
Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall · 7:30 p.m.– 9:30 p.m.
|Wednesday, April 3|
|Thursday, April 4|
ELIAS STRING QUARTET
Sponsored by Princeton University Concerts.
HAYDN Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 64, No. 6
JANÁČEK Quartet No. 2 “Intimate Letters”
SCHUMANN Quartet in A Minor, Op. 41, No. 1
It wasn’t the first time an older, married man fell in love with a younger, unattainable woman—just one of the more artistically fruitful ones. In his 60s, Leoš Janáček met Kamila Stösslová, 38 years his junior, whose image he would call “translucent as mist.” Over the next decade plus, he wrote hundreds of intimate letters to her, kept a “Kamila” diary, and modeled operatic heroines after her. His Second String Quartet, “Intimate Letters,” is filled with “that sweetest longing” for Kamila. Her family joined Janáček in his native village in July, 1928; we can picture the composer pleased when Kamila’s husband departed. Then fate intervened. Kamila’s son got lost, and while looking for the little boy, Janáček literally caught his death of cold, expiring in August. The intensely talented Elias Quartet, newly recorded in a live concert at Wigmore Hall, will perform in their Princeton University Concerts debut this powerful music along with quartets by Schumann and Haydn, the father of the form.
Musical Preview featuring Princeton University students at 7:00 p.m. free to ticketholders.
For ticket information call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.
Richardson Auditorium · 8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
|Friday, April 5|
WEEHAWKEN - A NEW OPERA BY FLANNERY CUNNINGHAM
"Weehawken" at the Forbes Black Box Theatre
A new opera about the 1804 duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. Music and libretto by Flannery Cunningham.
April 5 & 6 at 7:30PM
Stage directed by David Kellett
Music directed by Kamna Gupta
Rehearsal pianist Paul Noh
Stage manager Reina Gabai
Costumes by Carina De La Paz
Lighting by Peter Szerzo
Set construction by Joshua Haecker
Wigs by Marie Miller
Free Admission, Tickets available at Frist Campus Center Ticket Office.
Forbes Black Box · 7:30 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
|Saturday, April 6|
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY CHAMBER ENSEMBLE
Join the Princeton University Chamber Ensemble in welcoming spring for our last performance of the year this Saturday, April 6th at 8 pm in the Rockefeller Common Room. Free admission and refreshments!
Bach, J.S.: Concerto for Two Violins, featuring Dean Wang '13 and Caitlin Wood '15
Poulenc: Sextet for Wind Quintet and Piano (Marcelo Rochabrun '15, flute; George Liu '15, clarinet; Alexa McCall '15, oboe; Louisa Slosar '15, bassoon; Kim Freid '14, horn; Julian Edgren '16, piano)
Bartok: Romanian Folk Dances for Orchestra
Haydn: Symphony No. 88
Rockefeller Common Room · 8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.