"On April 10, at 3 p.m., Biss will participate in a PUC Live Music Meditation event at Wolfensohn Hall on the Institute for Advanced Study campus. Meditation instruction will be provided by Matthew Weiner, associate dean in the Princeton University Office of Religious Life. This is an opportunity to take part in attentive, focused, and mindful listening."

This Spring, the Institute's Arts lineup includes free, public programs with world renowned concert pianists, a three-time Grammy Award winning mezzo soprano, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and a star Principal Dancer and current Artistic Director of the San Francisco Ballet.

"Lillian Pierce vividly remembers a moment when she was 4 years old, waiting in her family’s station wagon for her older brother and sister to get out of school, magnolia trees forming pink and white arches overhead. Her mother was sitting in the driver’s seat, writing sequences of numbers in blue ink, balancing her checkbook. Pierce was mesmerized."