The McCarter Theatre in Princeton is pleased to announce its lineup for the 2018-2019 music series. Highlights include an all-star piano quartet and collaboration between opera sensations.
Look below for the lineup and ticket information.
CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER’s All-Star Piano Quartet
WU HAN, piano
DANIEL HOPE. violin
PAUL NEUBAUER, viola
DAVID FINCKEL, cello
Monday, January 28, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in the Matthews Theatre
McCarter welcomes the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center for an evening of chamber music. Four stars are aligned in this quartet, including Chamber Music Society’s co-artistic directors Wu Han and David Finckel; violist Paul Neubauer; and acclaimed violinist Daniel Hope, a soloist in his own right who doubles as music director of the Zurich Chamber Orchestra. Their program includes two of the all-time classic piano quartets, those of Brahms (No.3 in c, Op.60) and Dvořák (in E-flat, Op. 87), plus a rarity: the Quartet in A by the Czech Romantic composer Josef Suk.
JORDI SAVALL & HESPÈRION XXI – Tous les matins du monde
Friday, February 22, 2019 at 8 p.m. in the Matthews Theatre
Gambist Jordi Savall has brought humanity, unique artistry, and virtuosity to his exploration of early music that has spanned half a century. A conductor of three ensembles—including Hespèrion XXI with which he performs for this engagement—his 250 recordings have earned him six Grammy nominations. In his McCarter debut, his ensemble will play the music inspired by the 1992 French hit film Tous le matins du monde (starring Gérard Depardieu) by Marin Marais, Couperin, Lully, Rameau and others.
ERIC OWENS, bass-baritone
LAWRENCE BROWNLEE, tenor
Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 3 p.m. in the Matthews Theatre
Two titans of opera stages join forces for the first time in a unique vocal collaboration. Bass-baritone Eric Owens is equally at home in orchestral, recital, and operatic music. His triumphs range from Wagner’s Ring Cycle to John Adams’ Doctor Atomic. Tenor Lawrence Brownlee has made a specialty of the most difficult bel canto roles, and his album Virtuoso Rossini Arias earned him a Grammy nomination. Together, they form a team of operatic royalty in a program that will feature works from the operatic repertoire and beyond.
JAN LISIECKI, piano
Monday, March 18, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in the Matthews Theatre
Polish-Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki has, at 22, has confirmed his status as a particularly imaginative and poetic pianists. His 2017 recording of Chopin works for piano and orchestras won the Ecco Klassik Prize—an album of which The New York Times said, “Lisiecki’s blend of youthful brilliance, refinement and grace are perfect for this music; all the performances are outstanding.” For his McCarter debut, he has curated a program he calls Night Music, incorporating many facets of this genre of piano repertoire, including Ravel’s Gaspard de la Nuit, Schumann’s Nachtstucke Op.23, and Chopin’s Scherzo No. 1 in b.
JEAN-YVES THIBAUDET, piano
Monday, April 15, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in the Matthews Theatre
Midori has established a record as a master musician and innovator. Her partner at the keyboard will be the prolific, Grammy-nominated, French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, making his McCarter Debut. Thibaudet has over 50 albums—two with Grammy nominations. He is Artist-in-Residence with the Boston Symphony Orchestra this season. What also sets him apart is his delight in music beyond the standard repertoire, from jazz to opera, and including film soundtracks. Midori will join him in sonatas by Schumann, Fauré, Debussy, and Enescu.
MITSUKO UCHIDA, piano
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in the Matthews Theatre
Mitsuko Uchida maintains an inspired balance between head and heart, combining that iconic perfection of sound with spontaneity. Uchida will present an all-Schubert program—a composer of particular interest to her—encompassing three Sonatas: D.537 in A minor, D. 840 in C major, and his last, the great Sonata in B-flat, D.960 (Op. Posth).
Ticket and Subscription Information
Subscription packages for the 2018-2019 Theatre, Dance, Music, and Signature Series are available now by calling McCarter Theatre Center at (609) 258-5050, visiting www.mccarter.org, or visiting the McCarter Theatre Ticket Office, located at 91 University Place in Princeton.