2019 - 52nd Season


THURSDAY, JUNE 20 , 2019

7:30  p.m.

Jesse Mills, violin 

Raman Ramakrishnan, cello

Rieko Aizawa, piano

Trio in G Major, "Gypsy          Franz Joseph Haydn

Trio No. 1 in D Minor               Robert Schumann

Trio No. 2 in E Minor              Dmitri Shostakovich

Tickets AVAILABLE 6/13



7:30 p.m.

Curtis Stewart, violin  

Jannina Norpoth, violin

Nick Revel, viola  

Amanda Gookin, cello

Valencia                            Caroline Shaw

String Quartet                    John Corigliano

Middleground                    Shelley Washington

Mind the Gap: "What is American?"    Dvorak/PUBLIQuartet                 

Tickets Available 6/20



7:30  p.m.

Joe Burgstaller, trumpet    

Haim Avitsur, trombone   

David Jolley, french horn

3 Sinfonias               J. S. Bach

Trio in C Major, Op. 87          Ludwig Van Beethoven

Till Eulenspiegel          Richard Strauss

And more...  



FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2019

7:30  p.m.


Luri Lee, violin   

Emily Kruspe, violin

Hezekiah Leung, viola  

Jonathan Lo, cello

Quartet in B flat, op.76 no4                              Franz Joseph Haydn

Quartet no. 1 "Metamorphoses Nocturnes"               Gyorgy Ligeti   

Quartet in F Major, op. 59, no. 1                    Ludwig van Beethoven



What You Need to Know



Tickets are available online one week before each concert through the University Ticket Office (below) or by clicking the "Tickets Available..." link by each concert.

 *** If "sold out" on university ticket office website, any remaining or returned tickets will be available at the Richardson Auditorium ticket office 1 1/2 hour before the concert. 
Please take only as many tickets as you will need and return any unused tickets to the box office.  This will allow more people the opportunity to enjoy these free concerts!  


General Admission

For people with disabilities: 

For those people who need special seating arrangements, please call and leave your name, address, phone number and number of tickets you would like on a message at (609) 570-8404 OR email your request to the Friday before the concert you wish to attend. 


Doors will open for those with disabilities 45 minutes before the concert.  There will be assigned areas for those with disabilities and for senior living groups.  Please follow the directions of the ushers.  Doors open for general seating 30 minutes before the concert.   Seats are not reserved. 


Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall

All concerts are held in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall on the Princeton University campus.

Metered parking is available on the street in the Princeton Borough. Parking garages are available for public parking on Hulfish Street and Chamber Street surrounding Palmer Square. For information on parking in Princeton please visit (maintained by Princeton Borough).

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About Us

Summer Chamber Concerts Committee 2019

Melissa Bohl, Chair

Scott Burnham
Robin Connerat
Martha Cook Davidson
​Bob Ellis
Philip Haimm
Olga Hasty

Ruth Ochs
Bob Pollack
David Rittenhouse
Irina Rivkin

Haim Soicher

Caryl Tipton,
Concert Manager

Our History

     Founded in 1968 by music journalist, pianist and cellist, Barbara Sand, the Princeton University Summer Chamber Concerts were first offered in the North Court of the Graduate College and were later moved to its main court.  In the early years, Ms. Sand readied the space by pruning tree branches.  She recruited local children to sell lemonade and collect contributions.  Sometimes children perched in the trees to hear the music.  Listeners sat on the lawn with blankets and picnic baskets.

     In 1991, because of renovations at the Graduate College as well as the inconvenience of insects, poor acoustics and lack of air conditioning, the concerts moved to Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, on the the campus of Princeton University.

     For over fifty years, the goal of the Summer Chamber Concerts has been to provide chamber music performances of the highest caliber, free of charge, for everyone to enjoy -- young and old, families and students, music lovers all.  From the beginning, the concerts have also given young professional musicians a chance to perform.  Some of the early, fledgling groups that have since become renowned international chamber music ensembles include the Emerson, Shanghai and Tokyo String Quartets.     

An Impressive List of Ensembles in 52 years

Adaskin String Quartet

Aeolus String Quartet
Afiara String Quartet
Ahn Trio
Aizuri Quartet
Alexander String Quartet
American String Quartet
Amphion String Quartet
Angeles String Quartet
Annapolis Brass Quintet
Argus Quartet
Arianna String Quartet

Ariel String Quartet
Athens Guitar Trio
Audubon Quartet
Aulos Ensemble

Avalon String Quartet
Beacon Brass Quintet
Biava String Quartet
Boehm Quintette
Borealis Wind Quintet
Borromeo String Quartet

Brass Ring
Brentano String Quartet
Carducci String Quartet
Cassatt String Quartet
Cavani String Quartet
Chester String Quartet
Chiara String Quartet
Chilingirian Quartet
Claremont Trio
Cleveland Quartet
Ciompi Quartet
Colorado String Quartet
Concord String Quartet
Cypress String Quartet

Composers String Quartet
Corigliano Quartet
Daedalus String Quartet
Dorian Wind Quintet
Dolce Suono Trio
Donald Sinta Quartet
Eastern Brass Quintet
Ensō String Quartet
Eroica Trio
Escher String Quartet

Finckel and Hahn
Franciscan Quartet
Gryphon Trio

Harada and Thomopoulos
Harlem Quartet
Horszowski Piano Trio

Imani Winds
Jacques Thibaud Trio
Jasper String Quartet
Johannes String Quartet
The Jubal Trio
Kreuzberger Quartet
Lark Quartet
Leipzig String Quartet
Linden String Quartet
Leontovich Quartet

Ludwig Quartet
Lysander Piano Trio
Magellan String Quartet
Manhattan Brass Quintet
Manhattan Quartet
Mannes Trio
Meliore Quartet

Meridian Arts
Meridian String Quartet
Miami String Quartet
Miro String Quartet
Moscow String Quartet
Muir String Quartet
The Music Project
New World Quartet
New York Philomusica

NY Vocal Arts Enxemble
New Zealand String Qt.

Olivia Ensemble
Orion String Quartet
Osiris Piano Trio
Parker String Quartet
Peabody Trio
Prima Trio
Primavera String Quartet

Princeton Ensemble
Ridge String Quartet
Rosamonde Quartet

Sartory Trio
St. Lawrence String Quartet
St.Petersburg Str Quartet
Saturday Brass Quintet
Sequenza Trio
Shanghai Quartet
Solid Brass
Sunrise Piano Quartet
Takacs String Quartet
Tokyo String Quartet
Trio Cavatina
Trio con Brio Copenhagen
Trio Solaris
Vega String Quartet
Vienna Piano Trio
Voxare String Quartet
Weiss-Kaplan-Newman Trio
Whitman String Quartet

Yale Festival Quartet

Ying Quartet


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