2017-2018 Music Series


Concluded Events

December 18, 2017 - 7:30pm

Bach's Brandenburgs

This Princeton holiday tradition brings together 20-plus resident members of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center—an all-star lineup performing one of music’s most enduring masterpieces all in one evening.
PLEASE NOTE: this concert will take place at Richardson Auditorium.


January 29, 2018 - 7:30pm

Nikolaj Znaider

Robert Kulek, piano

As a violin virtuoso, Nikolaj Znaider has simultaneously established a relationship with orchestras he not only plays with but regularly conducts, like the London Symphony with whom he is recording all the Mozart violin concertos. As a recitalist, he has both the sweetness of a Fritz Kreisler, the muscularity of a Francescatti, and his own wisdom for setting off the poetic against the prosaic.


February 4, 2018 - 3pm

Daniil Trifonov, piano & Matthias Goerne, baritone

Here’s the duo of the season—the hottest pianist on the planet joining forces with the baritone of the moment. After winning both the Tchaikovsky and the Arthur Rubinstein competitions in 2012, Daniil Trifonov has steadily climbed every musical Everest in his path. Next season, he will be Carnegie Hall’s “Artist in Residence,” curating seven different programs. Matthias Goerne continues to conquer opera stages the world over, and his resume covers every major role in the repertoire.


February 21, 2018 - 7:30pm

Seong-Jin Cho, piano

No stranger to international competitions, Seong-Jin Cho was only 17 when he won Third Prize at the 2011 Tchaikovsky Competition and was the Gold Medalist at the 2015 Chopin International Competition in Warsaw. He is already a superstar in his native South Korea, where his concerts sell out in minutes, and where the CD of his Chopin competition highlights has sold an unprecedented 150,000 copies to date. His second CD, Chopin’s First Piano Concerto with Noseda and the London Symphony, was released last fall and will be followed this November by a solo Debussy album.


March 25, 2018 - 3pm

National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba

Founded in 1960, the Orquestra Sinfonica Nacional de Cuba’s mission has been to introduce Cuban and Latin American music to the rest of the world, and its tours have taken it everywhere—including to the USA for the first time in 2012. The piano soloist at McCarter is Yekwon Sunwoo, the gold medalist of the 2017 Van Cliburn Competition.


March 26, 2018 - 7:30pm

Sir James Galway & Lady Jeanne Galway

Michael McHale, piano
Globally renowned as the supreme interpreter of the classical flute repertoire, Sir James Galway is a consummate performer whose appeal transcends all musical boundaries. With over 30 million recordings sold worldwide, Galway has been a household name for decades. The diversity of Galway’s repertoire reflects his impressive musical range, and has served to establish him as an artist of the very highest stature.


April 9, 2018 - 7:30pm

Silkroad Ensemble

Yo-Yo Ma’s Silkroad Ensemble’s members—musicians, storytellers, and visual artists—hail from more than 20 countries along the routes of the ancient Silk Road. Their voices and instruments (kamancheh, gaita, shakuhachi, pipa, sheng, and bawu, to name a few) all support Yo-Yo Ma’s goal: to maintain the integrity of art rooted in authentic traditions while nourishing global connections.


May 1, 2018 - 7:30pm

Jeremy Denk, piano

Jeremy Denk, recipient of both a MacArthur “Genius Grant” and Avery Fisher Prize, has carved out his own unique place as a recitalist, focusing on a thought-provoking repertoire. His recital will include Beethoven’s Sonata No. 30 Op. 109 and the Schumann Fantasy, as well as Prokofiev’s rarely heard Visions Fugitives.