February 9, 2022

Princeton University Concerts Begins Spring Performances

BACK ON STAGE: The Takács String Quartet, a frequent visitor to Princeton University Concerts, will open the 2022 Spring Season on Thursday, February 17, at Richardson Auditorium. (Photo by Amanda Tipton)

After 23 months, Princeton University Concerts (PUC) returns to the series’ trademark Concert Classics events, presented annually for 129 years, starting February 17 at 7:30 p.m. with a performance by the Takács String Quartet with Julien Labro on bandoneón, in Richardson Auditorium.

The eight-concert spring lineup features many of the artists whose concerts were canceled during the past two seasons due to the pandemic.

Following the Takacs String Quartet, the series continues Thursday, March 10 with tenor Mark Padmore and pianist Mitsuko Uchida. On Wednesday, March 16, violinist Benjamin Beilman and pianist Roman Rabinovich will perform. Uchida returns Thursday, March 24 to perform with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. The series continues Thursday, March 31 with the Ébène String Quartet. Next on Thursday, April 7 is the Dover String Quartet, followed by the Tetzlaff String Quartet on April 21, and the sibling duo of cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason and pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason on April 27.

“After one of the only sustained Concert Classics Series breaks in PUC’s 129-year history, it is with a tremendous sense of excitement that we resume our programming,” said Marna Seltzer, series director. “I am thrilled that we can fulfill our commitment to artists whose concerts were canceled during the past two seasons — their appearance on our stage will now feel all the more special. More than half of these artists will be making their PUC debuts, including both young, rising stars and established legends. This is just the beginning of a new chapter in PUC’s history — a chapter shaped by all of the lessons that we have learned throughout the pandemic and a chapter focused on the integral role of the arts within our society.”

Full subscriptions are $140 or $300. Single tickets are $10-$55 (students $10 with valid ID). Proof of vaccinations is required. Visit concerts.princeton.edu.

Ticketing Information:

Both subscriptions and single tickets for all of these events are on sale now.
Full Subscriptions, all 8 concerts: $300 (A); $140 (B)
Make Your Own Subscriptions, choose 3 or more concerts and save 10% off single ticket prices.
Single Tickets: Range between $10 to $55 depending on event.  All student tickets $10, with valid ID.

This year, ticketing policies are designed with maximum flexibility. Should a change in policy or public health conditions make someone uncomfortable, PUC will issue a refund or exchange upon request.

Before entering the venue, all concert attendees are required to show photo ID and proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to the maximum extent, which now includes a COVID booster shot for all eligible to receive it. An active Princeton University ID card will be accepted as proof of vaccination. All patrons will be required to wear a mask while attending PUC events.  For a complete list of PUC’s COVIDSafety Protocol, visit https://concerts.princeton.edu/ticketing-policies.

For further information about Princeton University Concerts please contact: Marna Seltzer at seltzer@princeton.edu or 609-258-2800.