Program

Beethoven

Violin Sonata No. 5 “Spring”

Frederic Rzewski

Demons

Britten

Suite for Violin and Piano, Op. 6

Prokofiev

Violin Sonata No. 2 in D Major, Op. 94b

Event Info

Presented by the Princeton University Concerts series. To purchase, and for a complete event listing, click here.

Violinist Benjamin Beilman and pianist Andrew Tyson met only 45 miles away when they were both students at the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Just a few years later, Beilman won the coveted 2012 Avery Fisher Career Grant; the following year, Tyson followed suit. Since then, the two friends have skyrocketed to international stardom, establishing themselves firmly as the leading artists of their generation. “The brilliant young violinist” (The New York Times) and “real poet of the piano” (BBC Radio 3) make their Princeton debuts with a varied program that takes us all the way from Beethoven’s 19th-century spring to Frederic Rzewski’s 2016 reaction to the presidential election. Rzewski’s new work, written for Beilman and dedicated to author/political activist Angela Davis, is another co-commission by PUC. The evening will be a celebration of the brightest young talent, and music, of our time.