Bernstein, Bates &

Sunday, December 09, 2018 - 3:00 PM
American Philosophical Society

American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall,
427 Chestnut Street
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About This Performance

Pianist Leon Bates, whose career has spanned almost 50 years since his student days at Settlement Music School and Temple University’s Boyer College of Music, has announced his retirement from concert touring for medical reasons. The Society honors his legacy with a program entitled Bernstein, Bates & Friends, which will feature more than a dozen musicians who Leon has mentored, or with whom he has collaborated throughout his amazing five-decade career.

Ahn Trio; Portland String Quartet; Borealis Wind Quintet; Louise Toppin, soprano; Dynasty Battles, piano; Joseph Joubert, piano

Bernstein: Piano Trio [Ahn Trio]
Walker: Piano Sonata No. 1 [Dynasty Battles, piano]
Lefebvre: Suite for Wind Quintet, Op. 57 [Borealis Wind Quintet]
Ives: String Quartet No. 1 [Portland String Quartet]
Gershwin: Selection of Songs TBA [Louise Toppin, soprano and Joseph Joubert, piano]

Note this program replaces the Leon Bates-Michelle Cann program originally scheduled for this date.

This concert is supported by The Presser Foundation.