The Edward T. Cone Concert Series
2014–2015 Season

In 2014–15, 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.

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 10 and 11, 2014 – The Crossing

November 14 and 15, 2014 – Ralph van Raat

February 20 and 21, 2015 – Bridget Kibbey, harp, Jack Stulz, viola, and Julietta Curenton, flute

March 20 and 21, 2015 – Peter Serkin, piano, and Fred Sherry, cello


Friday, October 10, and Saturday, October 11, 2014
8 p.m. in Wolfensohn Hall

The Little Match Girl Passion
The Crossing 

The acclaimed chorus The Crossing will perform David Lang's Pulitzer-Prize winning work, The Little Match Girl Passion, which combines the haunting Hans Christian Anderson story with additional texts to create a rich, enthralling, multi-layered narrative. To complement this work, Kile Smith wrote The Consolation of Apollo, which weaves together dialogue between the astronauts of Apollo 8 and their TV broadcast from the moon's orbit.

Click here for tickets for Friday, October 10.

Click here for tickets for Saturday, October 11.

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Friday, November 14, and Saturday, November 15, 2014
8 p.m. in Wolfensohn Hall

Amsterdam/New Amsterdam
Ralph van Raat

For decades now, there has been a close association between the preeminent Dutch composer Louis Andreissen and a significant group of American minimalist and post-minimalist composers in the United States. Ralph van Raat, the young, vibrant, celebrated pianist from Amsterdam, will explore this connection, playing works of both American and Dutch composers, including Andreissen, David Lang, and John Adams.

Tickets will be available to the public beginning October 31.

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Friday, February 20, and Saturday, February 21, 2015
8 p.m. in Wolfensohn Hall

A Harp, a Viola, and a Flute
Bridget Kibbey, harp, Jack Stulz, viola, and Julietta Curenton, flute

With its unique instrumental combination and seductive sound, Debussy's Sonata for Flute, Harp, and Viola has led to many subsequent works written for this unusual combination. One such work, Sebastian Currier's 15 Minutes, consisting of fifteen one minute movements, will be performed along with the Debussy by the much-acclaimed performers Bridget Kibbey, Julietta Curenton, and Jack Stulz.

Tickets will be availble to the public beginning February 5.

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Friday, March 20, and Saturday, March 21, 2015
8 p.m. in Wolfensohn Hall

Late Beethoven and American Modernism
Peter Serkin, piano, and Fred Sherry, cello

The pianist Peter Serkin and cellist Fred Sherry are both known for their brilliant renderings of classical repertoire, as well as for their passionate advocacy and electrifying performances of contemporary music. They will present Beethoven's last two cellos sonatas, as well as solo works by the American modernist composers Babbitt, Wuorinen, and Carter

Tickets will be available to the public beginning March 5.

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

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