June 26, 2019

Free Chamber Concerts Continue at Richardson

CORIGLIANO AND MORE: The 52nd season of the Princeton University Summer Chamber Concerts continues Thursday, June 27 with PUBLIQuartet at Richardson Auditorium. Admission is free.

Works by John Corigliano and Princeton University’s own Caroline Shaw and Shelley Washington are on the program Thursday, June 27 when PUBLIQuartet performs at Richardson Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. The concert is part of the annual Princeton University Summer Chamber Concerts series.

PUBLIQuartet’s creative, interactive programming presents contemporary works, original compositions, and improvisations expanding the role of the string quartet. Since its inception in 2010, the ensemble has generated collaborative opportunities for composers, introduced young musicians to contemporary music and extended techniques, and interacted with concertgoers through curated programs which critically engage with issues inside and outside the music world.

Selected by Concert Artists Guild as 2013 New Music/New Places Ensemble, PQ was recognized by Chamber Music America (CMA) in 2015 with the ASCAP Adventurous Programming Award (for outstanding and innovative approaches to contemporary classical, jazz, and world chamber music), and in January 2019, PQ was selected to receive CMA’s third annual Innovator Award. They have participated in residencies at the Juilliard String Quartet Institute, Robert Mann String Quartet Institute, the Shouse Institute (GLMF), and the Banff Centre.

Even though concerts are free, tickets are still required. Starting one week before each concert a block of tickets is available online through the university ticket office (tickets.princeton.edu). Once the online tickets are “sold out,” the remaining tickets will be available first-come, first-served at the box office on the day of the concert.  There is a maximum of 4 tickets per party.  Doors open for general seating one-half hour before the concert.

Further information, including ticket information for those with disabilities, visit  www.princetonsummerchamberconcerts.org or call (609) 570-8404.