June 19, 2024

Summer Chamber Concerts Return to Richardson

SERIES OPENER: The Ulysses Quartet is first on the list of ensembles at the Princeton University Summer Chamber Concert 57th season at Richardson Auditorium on June 23.

The Ulysses Quartet will open Princeton University Summer Chamber Concerts’ 57th Season in Richardson Auditorium on Sunday, June 23 at 4 p.m. Works by Fanny Mendelssohn, Beethoven, and Tower are on the program. Ruth Ochs, who conducts the Princeton University Sinfonia, will provide commentary.

Founded in the summer of 2015, the Ulysses Quartet won the grand prize and gold medal in the senior string division of the 2016 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and first prize in the 2018 Schoenfeld International String Competition.

The quartet’s members hail from Canada, the U.S., and Taiwan. They hold degrees from the Manhattan School of Music, New England Conservatory, Boston Conservatory, the Juilliard School, and University of North Texas. The musicians perform on instruments and bows on loan from the Maestro Foundation, and private donors.

The quartet believes in the power of music to inspire, enlighten, and bring people together. Ulysses aims to use this platform to raise the voices of underrepresented BIPOC and female composers. The group’s name pays homage to Homer’s hero Odysseus and his arduous homeward voyage, signifying the constant pursuit of artistic and personal ideals.

For more information, visit princetonsummerchamberconcerts.org or call (609) 570-8404.