Music

The Edward T. Cone Concert Series
2013–2014 Season

In 2013–14, the Edward T. Cone Concert Series at the Institute for Advanced Study is curated by Sebastian Currier, the Institute's Artist-in-Residence. Concerts and concert talks are free and open to the public.

TICKETS: Tickets are required for the concerts. Please see below for information about when tickets will be available for each performance. When tickets are available, registration links will appear in the concert information below.

CONCERT TALKS: Concert talks in Wolfensohn Hall will follow the Friday concerts and precede the Saturday concerts, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE: We request that ticket holders arrive in Wolfensohn Hall no later than ten minutes prior to the concerts' 8:00 p.m. start time in order to be seated. Beginning at 7:55 p.m., empty seats will be allocated to those on the wait list. • Performances are not suitable for children under the age of eight. • All programs are subject to change.

 

October 11 and 12, 2013 – Cassatt String Quartet

November 22 and 23, 2013 – Lara St. John, violin, and Martin Kennedy, piano

February 7 and 8, 2014 – Nunc Ensemble

March 28 and 29, 2014 – Argento Ensemble

 

Friday, October 11, and Saturday, October 12, 2013
8 p.m. in Wolfensohn Hall

Sight and Sound
Cassatt String Quartet

The celebrated Cassatt String Quartet will perform a new work by Bruce Adolphe, based on the life and paintings of the American Impressionist Mary Cassatt. The program includes the Ravel quartet, a masterpiece of musical Impressionism, and Quiet Time by Sebastian Currier.

To register for tickets to the Friday, October 11, performance:
https://ias-air-csq-10112013.eventbrite.com

To register for tickets to the Saturday, October 12, performance:
https://ias-air-csq-10122013.eventbrite.com

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Friday, November 22, and Saturday, November 23, 2013
8 p.m. in Wolfensohn Hall

Musical Geographies
Lara St. John, violin, and Martin Kennedy, piano

Over the years, acclaimed violinist Lara St. John has collected thousands of folk tunes from Eastern Europe and the Middle East, and has commissioned composers to make arrangements of some of the material. She will perform a group of pieces from this intriguing project, as well as works by Bartók and Corigliano.

To register for tickets to the Friday, November 22, performance:

http://lsj-20131122.eventbrite.com

To register for tickets to the Saturday, November 23, performance: 

http://lsj-20131123.eventbrite.com

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Friday, February 7, and Saturday, February 8, 2014
8 p.m. in Wolfensohn Hall

The Brahms-Ligeti Connection
Nunc Ensemble

In 1982, Ligeti wrote his Horn Trio, calling it a homage to Brahms. It was an important turning point in Ligeti’s musical style, when his modern­ist aesthetic shifted and he began to look back to the past. The superb Nunc Ensemble will perform both the Ligeti and the Brahms horn trios side by side, as well as works by Rakowski and Ferneyhough.

To register for tickets to the Friday, February 7, performance:

https://ne-201427.eventbrite.com

To register for tickets to the Saturday, February 8, performance: 

https://ne-201428.eventbrite.com

 

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Friday, March 28, and Saturday, March 29, 2014
8 p.m. in Wolfensohn Hall

Mahler and Intergalactic Love
Argento Ensemble

The distinguished Argento Ensemble will perform Sebastian Currier’s Deep-Sky Objects—a cycle of songs with text by Sarah Manguso that portray longing and desire on an intergalactic scale—as well as Mahler songs arranged by Arnold Schoenberg.

To register for tickets to the Friday, March 28, performance:

https://ae-32814.eventbrite.com

To register for tickets to the Saturday, March 29, performance: 

https://ae-32914.eventbrite.com

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For more information about the Artist-in-Residence program, please call (609) 734-8228 or email .

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