The Diderot String Quartet plays at Richardson

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

The second concert of the 55th season of free Princeton University Summer Chamber Concerts will take place with the Diderot String Quartet on Sunday, June 26 at 2 p.m. in the Richardson Auditorium on the Princeton University campus. The concert will explore “The Legacy of the Fugue” with Bach Runaway Art 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 new approach to 18th and 19th century works. Diderot reunited in 2012 after first meeting at the 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 pleasure of exploring the quartet’s repertoire on period instruments 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 performances at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Toledo Museum of Art, and the Morgan Library in New York. The Quartet was quartet-in-residence at the Washington National Cathedral for five seasons and was a visiting professor at the Baroque Performance Institute in Oberlin.

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

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