Jan Lisiecki, piano

MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2019

Venue Matthews Theatre


Few emerging pianists have made an impact on the classical scene like Polish-Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki. Lisiecki started playing at age five, but has always rebuffed the label “child prodigy,” and at 22, has confirmed his status among the most imaginative and poetic pianists of his generation. 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 engagement, 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.




As of March 1, the shuttle between the train station and McCarter is no longer running.

The Dinky train service from Princeton Junction to Princeton is suspended until Spring 2019. NJ Transit is providing substitute bus service. Buses will depart Princeton station 15 minutes prior to the scheduled train departure time. View updated bus schedule.




Photo by Deutsche Grammophon.

Photo by Deutsche Grammophon.

Photo by Deutsche Grammophon.

Photo by Deutsche Grammophon.

Photo by Deutsche Grammophon.



Major support for the 2018-2019 Music Series provided by The Edward T. Cone Foundation.


MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2019

Mitsuko Uchida, piano

A musician’s musician who maintains an inspired balance between head and heart, combines iconic perfection of sound with spontaneity in an all-Schubert program.

MARCH 12–31, 2019

Ken Ludwig’s The Gods of Comedy

Directed by Amanda Dehnert

McCarter favorite Ken Ludwig (Baskerville, Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express) is back with a hilariously divine new play filled with madcap mayhem, a touch of romance, and lots of laughs.