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Takács String Quartet
Julien Labro, Bandoneón


Thursday, February 17, 2022, 7:30 PM EST


Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall


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This event is part of our Spring Concert Classics Series.

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One of the world’s greatest string quartets...”

—The New York Times

Concert Classics Series

About the Event

We finally return to the concert hall after an almost two-year pandemic hiatus! To mark this special occasion, “one of the world’s greatest string quartets” (The New York Times) returns for their 22nd appearance on our series with a fellow familiar face—dazzling accordionist and bandoneón virtuoso Julien Labro. Together, they herald the next chapter in Princeton University Concerts’ 129-year history with new works by Brazilian-American composer Clarice Assad and Grammy-winner (and The National rock band guitarist!) Bryce Dessner. Both compositions were co-commissioned by PUC as part of the Music Accord consortium of 11 presenters nationwide.

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Edward Dusinberre Violin

Harumi Rhodes Violin

Richard O'Neill Viola

András Fejér Cello

Julien Labro Bandoneón


  • Bryce Dessner

    Circles (premiere)

  • Labro

    Meditation No. 1

  • Dino Saluzzi


  • Bach (arr. Labro)

    Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645

  • Labro


  • Ravel

    String Quartet in F Major

  • Clarice Assad

    Clash (premiere)

New works by Clarice Assad and Bryce Dessner, both co-commissioned by PUC. The Quartet will also perform Ravel’s String Quartet, and Labro’s incredible musicianship will be on display during a solo set.

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