Alexi Kenney, violin
Anna Polonsky, piano

Friday, March 19, 2021 - 6:00 PM
American Philosophical Society

American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall,
427 Chestnut Street
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In-person tickets for this event are sold-out. Please join us via livestream or call 215-569-8080 to join the waiting list.

About This Performance

Note: This concert replaces the Johannes Moser/Anna Polonsky recital originally scheduled for this date. Tickets to the Moser concert will gain you entrance to the new program.

The recipient of a 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant and a 2020 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award, 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.” Don’t miss the PCMS recital debut of this extraordinarily violinist of whom Cleveland Classical raves: “It would be unfair to say that someday Kenney will be a superstar. He already is.”

Dvořák: Violin Sonata in F Major, Op. 57
Ko: Plush Earth in Four Pieces
Dancigers: Skyline for Solo Violin
Poulenc: Violin Sonata
ClarkeMidsummer Moon

Watch the livestreamed concert via the video player below.

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Special thanks to Susan Giesecke Bloom, MD and A. Charles Winkelman, MD, and to The Presser Foundation, for their support of our livestream programming.

The Artist(s)

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
Anna Polonsky, piano
Anna Polonsky is widely in demand as a soloist and chamber musician. She has appeared with the Moscow Virtuosi, the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, the Memphis Symphony, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble, and many others. Ms. Polonsky has collaborated with the Guarneri, Orion, Daedalus,… Read More

Videos

Alexi Kenney plays Schubert's Introduction & Variations on "Trockne Blumen"
Watch Alexi Kenney play Joni Mitchell's "Blue" for solo violin
WHAT YOU'LL HEAR