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Concert Review:
Dawn Upshaw and Gilbert Kalish

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Philadelphia Inquirer Music Critic David Patrick Stearns and Music Web International Critic Bernard Jacobson reviewed Tuesday’s all-Ives concert with Dawn Upshaw and Gilbert Kalish. Presented by the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society as part of the Irvin Borowsky and Laurie Wagman Century Series, the collaborative concert by the MacArthur Award-winning soprano and eminent pianist took place on Tuesday,.

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Concert Review: Dawn Upshaw and Gilbert...

Philadelphia Inquirer Music Critic David Patrick Stearns and Music Web International Critic Bernard Jacobson reviewed Tuesday’s all-Ives concert with Dawn Upshaw and Gilbert Kalish. Presented by the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society as part of the Irvin Borowsky and Laurie Wagman Century Series, the collaborative concert by the MacArthur Award-winning soprano and eminent pianist took place on Tuesday,.

Artist Interview: Carol Jantsch, tuba

Going into her ninth season as Principal Tuba of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Carol Jantsch has been praised as “a soulful soloist with gentle vibrato” and for “a sound as clear and sure as it [is] luxurious” (Philadelphia Inquirer).  Earlier this week I connected with Carol to discuss her November 9th performance at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, her work with.

Concert Review: Mark Padmore, tenor &...

Philadelphia Inquirer Classical Music Critic Peter Dobrin reviewed our first vocal recital of the 2014-15 Season: a PCMS debut collaboration between Mark Padmore, tenor and Jonathan Biss, piano. The concert took place on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 8 pm at the Kimmel Center’s Perelman Theater. In his review, Dobrin praises Padmore for his “natural”.

Artist Interview: Dover Quartet

Considered one of the most remarkably talented string quartets to emerge at such a young age, the Dover Quartet makes its third appearance on our Series—its first since becoming the quartet-in-residence at Curtis last year. We spoke with them about their December 9th PCMS program as well as their interest in music education. Erik Petersons:.

Artist Interview: David McCarroll, violin

Violinist David McCarroll (far left) has been a fixture at the Marlboro Music Festival for the last six summers. Winner of the 2012 European Young Concert Artists Auditions and Silver Medalist at the Klein International Competition, he has performed throughout Europe and the Americas. David returns to the PCMS stage in three performances over our 2014-15 season, and.

PCMS 2013-14 Season Recap

Reflecting on our 2013-14 Season, I wanted to take a moment to thank you, our audience, for your attendance and support, and to share some of the more memorable highlights from the past year. We were pleased with the success of the season, as we continued to serve our musical and community goals, and to prepare.

Chestnut Brass – Childrens Concerts in...

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, piano

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: Last...

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.

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