35th Anniversary Gala

Thursday, April 01, 2021 - 7:30 PM
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

300 South Broad Street Learn More

Gala tickets go on sale October 1.

About This Performance

There is no better way to celebrate our 35th Anniversary than with a program highlighting eight of our closest musical friends. In collaboration with Jeremy Denk, we have curated a program that celebrates our mission to engage our community in a life more beautiful through the shared experience and transformative impact of great chamber music.

BartókContrasts for violin, clarinet and piano
Mendelssohn: Piano Trio in C Minor, Op. 66
Elgar: Piano Quintet in A Minor, Op. 84

Jeremy Denk, piano; Anthony McGill, clarinet; Pamela Frank & Alexi Kenney, violin; Peter Wiley, cello; Dover Quartet

The Artist(s)

Jeremy Denk, piano
Jeremy Denk is one of America’s foremost pianists. Winner of a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship, the Avery Fisher Prize, and Musical America’s Instrumentalist of the Year award, he was also recently elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Mr. Denk returns frequently to Carnegie Hall and has recently performed with the Chicago Symphony, New York Philharmonic,… Read More
Anthony McGill, clarinet
Recognized as one of the classical music world’s finest solo, chamber and orchestral musicians, Anthony McGill was named Principal Clarinet of the New York Philharmonic beginning in September 2014. He previously served as Principal Clarinet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Associate Principal Clarinet of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Mr. McGill has appeared as soloist with many orchestras including the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra,… Read More
Pamela Frank, violin
Pamela Frank has established an outstanding international reputation across an unusually varied range of performing activity. As a soloist she has performed with leading orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, the Berlin Philharmonic and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic. Ms. Frank performed regularly with the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra,… Read More
Alexi Kenney
Alexi Kenney, violin
The recipient of a 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant, violinist Alexi Kenney has been named “a talent to watch” by the New York Times, which also noted his “architect’s eye for structure and space and a tone that ranges from the achingly fragile to full-bodied robustness.” His win at the 2013 Concert Artists Guild Competition at the age of nineteen led to a critically acclaimed Carnegie Hall debut recital at Weill Hall.… Read More
Peter Wiley, cello
Celebrated for his "accurate intonation and warmth of tone" (New York Times), Grammy-nominated cellist Peter Wiley attended the Curtis Institute at just 13 years of age, under the tutelage of David Soyer. He continued his precocious accomplishments with his appointment as principal cellist of the Cincinnati Symphony at age 20, after one year in the Pittsburgh Symphony.  … Read More
Dover Quartet
Dover Quartet
The Dover Quartet catapulted to international stardom following a stunning sweep of the 2013 Banff Competition. Recently named the Cleveland Quartet Award winner, and awarded the coveted Avery Fisher Career Grant, the Dover has become one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world. Hailed as “the next Guarneri Quartet” (Chicago Tribune),… Read More