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Artist Interview: Miguel Yisrael

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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.

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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.

Artist Interview: Fergus McWilliam of the...

  The Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet was founded in 1988 as the first permanently established wind quintet in the orchestra’s history. Champions of the entire spectrum of wind quintet literature, the quintet makes its PCMS debut on February 13. I was lucky enough to connect with Fergus McWilliam (center), hornist and founding member of the.

Artist Interview: Bella Hristova

Described by the New York Times as an artist with “impeccable sound and technique,” Bulgarian-born, Curtis-trained Bella Hristova performs on Friday, January 31 at the American Philosophical Society with fellow Curtis alumna Amy Yang. I spoke with Bella earlier this month about her upcoming performance, her newest CD and her recent performance with Jaime Laredo. Patrick.

Musings on a “Winter Journey”

In preparation for their tour in late January and February to the US and Canada, Gerald Finley and Julius Drake talk briefly about the power and beauty of Schubert’s Die Winterreise, which they have recently recorded on Hyperion Records.  Their recital with PCMS on Tuesday, February 11th will feature this “Winter Journey” song cycle. 

Artist Interview: Jupiter Quartet’s Nelson Lee

Formed in 2001, the Jupiter Quartet is one of today’s most active sting quartets. Coupled with extensive tours both state-side and abroad,  the Quartet places a strong emphasis on education. They currently serve on the faculty of the University of Illinois; hold visiting faculty residencies at Oberlin Conservatory and Adelphi University; and work heavily within.

Ailyn Pérez makes U.S. solo professional...

December 17 marks a major career milestone for Ailyn Pérez, the “lyric soprano who truly seems to have it all” (Opera News), when she makes her U.S. solo professional recital debut at Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center. Joined by “superb” pianist Ken Noda (New York Times), the Richard Tucker and Plácido Domingo Award-winner will perform arias from.

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