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Takács String Quartet (Virtual Watch Party)

Thursday, October 15, 2020, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Live Q&A with the quartet members following the streamed performance Virtual Watch Party: Stream from the comfort of your own home


MOZART 1. Allegro moderato from String Quartet No. 15 in D Minor, K. 421
SAMUEL COLERIDGE-TAYLOR 1. Prelude and 3. Humoresque from 5 Fantasiestücke for String Quartet, Op. 5
BARTÓK Introduzione and 3. Allegro vivace from String Quartet No. 1, Op. 7
DEBUSSY 3. Andantino and 4. Très modéré from String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10

Ticket Info

In accordance with Princeton University's guidelines, we are converting this season’s Takács Quartet concert to a free digital presentation. The streamed concert will premiere on Thursday, October 15 at 8:00 pm and will remain available on demand through 11:59PM on Sunday, October 18. No registration required, but please RSVP for access to special content leading up to the stream!

About the Artist

That the Takács String Quartet opens our virtual 2020-2021 season with their 21st appearance on our series is certainly a testament to the fact that not even a global pandemic can get in the way of our love for this formidable group. Even after 21 appearances, the novelty never ceases. With a new violist in tow—Emmy Award winner, two-time Grammy nominee, and Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient Richard O’Neill—the quartet will launch our inaugural Watch Party with a program of works by Mozart, Bartók, Debussy, and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. For those who RSVP, you will receive remarks from Professor Emeritus Scott Burnham about the evening’s program, including the fascinating history of Coleridge-Taylor’s background as a 20th-century English composer and activist of European and African descent.

Everyone who joins the Watch Party will be invited to talk directly to members of the Takács Quartet in a post-stream Q&A. And, to make the evening feel all the more special, Olsson’s Fine Foods will make a specially-curated cheese platter, dubbed the "Sound Board," to complement the music available for purchase and home delivery. More details on that soon!

It will certainly be a season opening like no other in Princeton University Concerts’ 127-year history—and we hope that this free offering will be a welcome and celebratory way for us to reunite through music once again.

We look forward to “seeing” you there.

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