RICHARDSON CHAMBER PLAYERS PRESENTS “LES SIX” AT PRINCETON UNIVERSITY CONCERTS

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RICHARDSON CHAMBER PLAYERS PRESENTS “LES SIX” AT PRINCETON UNIVERSITY CONCERTS

The mixed chamber ensemble featuring Princeton University faculty presents a Sunday afternoon concert at Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall this weekend.

PRINCETON, NJOn Sunday, November 19, 2023 at 3:00 PM at Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall on the Princeton University campus, performance faculty from the Department of Music comprising the Richardson Chamber Players will present “Les Six.” This program highlights chamber works by a group of six composers, who became known as “Les Six,” who lived and worked in Montparnasse in the 1920s: Darius Milhaud, Arthur Honegger, Georges Auric, Germaine Tailleferre, Louis Durey, and Francis Poulenc.

The program features Milhaud’s Suite for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano; Honegger’s Three Poems by Paul Fort; Georges Auric’s Trio for Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon; Germaine Tailleferre’s Adagio for Violin and Piano; Rondo for Oboe and Piano; and Arabesque for Clarinet and Piano; Louis Durey’s Le bestiaire, Op. 17a for Voice and Piano; and Francis Poulenc’s Sextet, FP 100.

 

This concert closes out Princeton University Concerts (PUC)’s fall 2023 offerings. PUC’s season will resume in January 2024 with the North American premiere of Mahler Chamber Orchestra’s Future Presence, a ground-breaking concert experience in virtual reality. Part of PUC’s Performances Up Close series, this experiential installation will run Thursday, January 18 through Sunday, January 21 at the Lewis Arts Complex on Princeton’s campus. Other highlights of the upcoming spring season include jazz legend Brad Mehldau, the long-awaited return of the Hagen String Quartet, and the Princeton debut of opera star Golda Schultz. The Richardson Chamber Players will also return on March 24, 2024 for another “French Afternoon” program.

RICHARDSON CHAMBER PLAYERS PERFORMERS:

Bart Feller, Flute

Margaret Kampmeier, Piano

Francine Kay, Piano

Alexandra Knoll, Oboe

Chris Komer, Horn

Barbara Rearick, Mezzo-soprano

Jo-Ann Sternberg, Clarinet

Brennan Sweet, Violin

Bob Wagner, Bassoon

 

TICKETS:

$15 General/$5 Student. Tickets can be purchased at puc.princeton.edu or by calling 609-258-9220.

LISTING INFORMATION

 

RICHARDSON CHAMBER PLAYERS:

Les Six

 

WHEN:

Sunday, November 19, 2023 at 3:00 PM

 

WHAT:

Works by Darius Milhaud, Arthur Honegger, Georges Auric, Germaine Tailleferre, Louis Durey, and Francis Poulenc performed by Princeton University Department of Music performance faculty

 

WHERE:

Princeton University Concerts, Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, Princeton University

 

TICKETS:

$15 General/$5 Students. Tickets are available online at puc.princeton.edu, by phone at 609-258-2800, or in person 45 minutes prior to the concert at the Richardson Auditorium Box Office.

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