CLARINETIST MARTIN FRÖST MAKES RARE U.S. RECITAL APPEARANCE AT PRINCETON UNIVERSITY CONCERTS

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CLARINETIST MARTIN FRÖST MAKES RARE U.S. RECITAL APPEARANCE

AT PRINCETON UNIVERSITY CONCERTS

Fröst’s visit to Princeton also includes an appearance

on the popular Live Music Meditation series

 

“Until you’ve heard Martin Fröst, you really haven’t heard the clarinet” claims The Times (London) – and Princeton University Concerts is offering one of only two U.S. appearances this season during which audiences can do so. Fröst is a performer who truly transcends his instrument and makes music that simply feels alive, from his riveting on-stage presence (he’s been known to dress up like a bird in concert) to his inventive approach to programming…if anyone is going to convert you to the clarinet, it is Fröst.

 

His visit to Princeton University Concerts with pianist Henrik Måwe on Thursday, December 13, 2018 will begin at 12:30PM with a Live Music Meditation, guided by Princeton University Associate Dean of Religious Life Matthew Weiner, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. This is a FREE, unticketed opportunity to experience world-class music on an incredibly personal and visceral level while meditating to live music performed by the duo. No experience is necessary.

 

At 8PM in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall, Fröst and Måwe present a recital of works by Francis Poulenc, Antonio Vivaldi, and Johannes Brahms on Princeton University Concerts’ 125th anniversary Concert Classics series. At 7PM, students in the Princeton University Clarinet Ensemble, “Anches Cantori,” will start the evening off with arrangements of works for multiple clarinets in a tribute to the instrument. This pre-concert event is free to all concert ticket-holders.

 

The Live Music Meditation is free and unticketed. Tickets for the evening concert are $10-$55, available online at princetonuniversityconcerts.org, by phone at 609-258-9220, or in person two hours prior to the concert at the Richardson Auditorium Box Office.

 

 

ABOUT MARTIN FRÖST

Clarinetist, conductor and Sony Classical recording artist, Martin Fröst is known for pushing musical boundaries and has been described by the New York Times as having “a virtuosity and a musicianship unsurpassed by any clarinetist — perhaps any instrumentalist — in my memory”.  Fröst has appeared with orchestras such as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Israel Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Philharmonia Orchestra and Orchestre National de France. Winner of the 2014 Léonie Sonning Music Prize, one of the world’s highest musical honours, Fröst was the first clarinetist to be given the award and joined a prestigious list of previous recipients including Igor Stravinsky, Daniel Barenboim and Sir Simon Rattle.

 

ABOUT HENRIK MÅWE

Henrik Måwe is a frequent guest at Scandinavian concert halls and music festivals. Recent highlights have also included a debut with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, as well as concerts in Västerås and Berwaldhallen with violinist Christian Svarfvar. He studied at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki as well as the Kungl Music School in Stockholm, where his most important mentor was Prof. Staffan Scheja. During his studies, Måwe also worked with some of the best pianists and educators in the world, including Dominique Merlet, Dimitri Bashkirov, John O’Conor and Olli Mustonen, and was awarded top prizes at a number of international piano competitions. In 2014, Henrik Måwe released “Sonic Philosophy: Color and Affect,” an album with violinist Hugo Ticciati that received brilliant reviews in BBC Music and Gramophone Magazines. Måwe’s other regular collaborations include Martin Fröst, Anna Larsson, Christian Svarfvar and Torleif Thedéen.

LISTING INFORMATION
MARTIN FRÖST, CLARINET

HENRIK MÅWE, PIANO

 

WHEN: Thursday, December 13, 2018

Live Music Meditation: 12:30PM

Concert: 8PM

RECITAL PROGRAM: POULENC: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano

VIVALDI/TELEMANN: Selections for Clarinet and Piano

BRAHMS: Sonata No. 2 for Clarinet and Piano in E-flat Major, Op. 120, No. 2

BRAHMS: Hungarian Dances, arr. Fröst

WHERE: Princeton University Concerts, Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, Princeton University
TICKETS: The Live Music Meditation is free and unticketed. Concert tickets are $55, 45, 25 General; $10 Students. Tickets are available online at princetonuniversityconcerts.org, by phone at 609-258-9220, or in person two hours prior to the concert at the Richardson Auditorium Box Office.
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