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Chestnut Brass instruments

Last week the Chestnut Brass Company presented a children’s concert at the Free Library of Philadelphia.  Through a new partnership with the Library, PCMS continued its tradition of inviting area schools for an interactive concert.  The Quintet brought their entertaining program entitled, “Hot Air:  The Story of Brass Instruments”, showing the development from the shells and.

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Great Conversations

Last week the Chestnut Brass Company presented a children’s concert at the Free Library of Philadelphia.  Through a new partnership with the Library, PCMS continued its tradition of inviting area schools for an interactive concert.  The Quintet brought their entertaining program entitled, “Hot Air:  The Story of Brass Instruments”, showing the development from the shells and.

Artist Interview: Lydia Artymiw

Originally scheduled for Sunday, December 8th, the all-star group of Hiroko Yajima, Kim Kashkashian, Marcy Rosen and Lydia Artymiw was set to play works by Dvořák and Shostakovich. But, as we all remember, mother nature had other plans in store. As we approach the rescheduled date of Tuesday, May 20 I thought it would be nice to re-post my.

Behind the Scenes at PCMS: The...

While we had some close calls this season with near cancellations thanks to Mother Nature, in the end we presented all of our concerts minus one (due to illness). Amazingly we somehow avoided any real close calls with artists unable to make it to Philadelphia during any of our countless storms. However, we were forced to postpone one concert this year, and as.

PCMS Education Program Season Review

Having grown over the past few decades, PCMS’ Education Program has evolved to serve audiences of all ages.  Amassing nearly the same number of events as our main concert series, it supports our mission of bringing great music to all people in Philadelphia and fostering community around the shared experience.  No matter their experience or.

Artist Interview: Robin Scott

An accomplished young soloist and chamber musician, violinist Robin Scott (second from left) is about to embark on his second Musicians from Marlboro tour. In advance of the group’s Friday, May 2 concert in Philadelphia, Mr. Scott was kind enough to answer a few questions about his experience at Marlboro (both on campus and the road), his musical.

Artist Interview: Miguel Yisrael

At the forefront of the new generation of international concert lutenists, Lisbon-born, Paris-based Miguel Yisrael has been called the new prince of the baroque lute. A self-described “artist with an archaeologist’s approach,” he is capable of rendering the refinement of the 17th century French lute repertoire in all its subtlety by joining rhythmic conviction with.

Artist Interview: Julietta Curenton

Flutist Julietta Curenton joins PCMS on Sunday, March 9th at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. In advance of her PCMS debut, Ms. Curenton was kind enough to answer a few questions about her program, her musical upbringing and her time in Philadelphia. Patrick Burke:  Your program on March 9th features two Bach Cantatas bookended by works from.

2013-14 Concert Reviews

  With the midpoint of our 2013-14 Season just now in the rear view mirror, it’s an ideal time to “review” the first half of our concert schedule. Relive your favorite performance or simply take a look back at what area critics had to say about no less than 21 PCMS concerts between October and.

Artist Interview: Yumi Kendall of the...

Joining us on February 17, the Dryden Quartet is described by the Philadelphia Inquirer as “fearless, flexible and fiery”. The quartet’s cellist, and acting Associate Principal of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Yumi Kendall (center) was kind enough to answer a few questions earlier this month about their upcoming performance, the history of the ensemble and her summers.

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