Diderot String Quartet Plays at Richardson

Diderot String Quartet Plays at Richardson


A FRESH APPROACH: The Diderot String Quartet will perform a free concert of 18th and 19th century music on Sunday, June 26 at 2 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium on the Princeton University campus.   

The second concert of Princeton University Summer Chamber Concerts’ 55th season of free chamber music concerts is with the Diderot String Quartet on Sunday, June 26 at 2 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium on the Princeton University campus. The concert will explore “The Legacy of the Fugue” with Bach’s Art of Fugue and Mendelssohn’s String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13.

Named after the 18th-century French philosopher and Boccherini enthusiast Denis Diderot, the quartet brings a fresh approach to works of the 18th and 19th centuries. Diderot came together in 2012 after having first met at Oberlin Conservatory and The Juilliard School. The four musicians share a background in historical performance and a passion for the string quartet genre; they found the thrill of exploring the quartet repertoire on period instruments to be irresistible.

Recent and upcoming engagements include Chamber Music Pittsburgh, Santa Fe Pro Musica, Lincoln Friends of Chamber Music (NE), Connecticut Early Music Festival, Rockefeller University’s Tri-I Noon Recital Series; The Crypt Sessions (NYC); and Music Before 1800 in New York. Diderot has also been featured in performance at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Toledo Museum of Art and the Morgan Library in New York. The Quartet served as quartet-in-residence at Washington National Cathedral for five seasons and served as guest faculty for Oberlin’s Baroque Performance Institute.

For tickets, visit tickets.princeton.edu. There is a limit of two tickets for orchestra and four for balcony.


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