Shai Wosner, piano

Wednesday, November 01, 2023 - 7:30 PM
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

300 South Broad Street Learn More

$30.00 per ticket

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About This Performance

Harry T. Burleigh was the first Black composer to be acclaimed for his concert songs as well as for his adaptations of African-American spirituals. He studied at the National Conservatory of Music in New York, where his association and friendship with Antonín Dvořák inspired the Czech composer and then-director of the Conservatory to write his New World Symphony and “American” Quartet. ECCO—an ensemble featuring leading soloists and chamber musicians of today’s younger generation—illuminates the connections between Burleigh and Dvořák while collaborating with Israeli-born pianist Shai Wosner on a new concerto by MacArthur Fellow Vijay Iyer, co-commissioned by PCMS.

Burleigh: Spirituals [Arr.]
Iyer: Piano Concerto  Philadelphia Premiere/PCMS Co-Commission
Dvořák: Quartet in F Major, Op. 96, American [Arr.]

Running time: 1 hour and 40 minutes (including intermission) 

The Artist(s)

The critically acclaimed East Coast Chamber Orchestra (ECCO) is a collective of dynamic like-minded artists who convene for select periods each year to explore musical works and perform concerts of the highest artistic quality. Drawing from some of the world's finest orchestras, chamber groups, and young soloists, ECCO strives for vitality and musical integrity; a self-governing organization,… Read More
Shai Wosner, piano
Pianist Shai Wosner has attracted international recognition for his exceptional artistry, musical integrity, and creative insight. His performances of a broad range of repertoire—from Beethoven and Schubert to Ligeti and the music of today—reflect a degree of virtuosity and intellectual curiosity that has made him a favorite among audiences and critics, who note his “keen musical mind and deep musical soul” (NPR’s All Things Considered).… Read More


ECCO | Montgomery: "Starburst"
Shai Wosner | PCMS Q&A and mini-performance
Pre-Concert Talk

From Dvorak and America, to Iyer’s new Piano Concerto; the Old and the New presented by Peter Schoenbach at 6:30pm