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ECCO w/ Sivan Magen, harp

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

  • ECCO - Elgar

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Subscribe and Save: This concert is part of the Laurie Wagman Century Series, in Memory of Irvin J. Borowsky.

Comprised of 17 leading soloists and chamber musicians of today’s younger generation (many of whom are principals in major American orchestras), this “exciting, conductor-less band of strings” (The New Yorker) combines the power and expansiveness of a great orchestral ensemble with the personal involvement and spontaneity of chamber music. Of special note on this program is the Philadelphia premiere of Christopher Theofanidis’ A Thousand Cranes, a symphony for strings and harp “inspired by the power of a child’s innocence to transcend human tragedy.”

TheofanidisA Thousand Cranes [Philadelphia Premiere]
CapletConte fantastique
Lutosławski: Five Folk Melodies
Suk: Serenade in E-flat Major

This performance features a free pre-concert lecture starting at 6:45 PM with Ross Amico.


In 2001, a group of musicians — colleagues and friends from leading conservatories and music festivals across the country collectively — envisioned the creation of a democratically-run, self-conducted chamber orchestra that would thrive on the pure joy and camaraderie of classical music-making. This organic approach and high level of passion and commitment resulted in ECCO (East Coast.

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Sivan Magen, harp

Praised by the press as “a magician” (New York’s WQXR), of “unheard of depth of colors, range of expression and rhetorical flow” (American Record Guide), Sivan Magen is the only Israeli to have ever won the prestigious International Harp Contest in Israel, a recent winner of the Pro Musicis International Award in NY and the 2012.

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Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

Address: 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

The Perelman Theater is part of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, located on the southwest corner of Broad and Spruce Streets in Center City Philadelphia. The smaller of the two concert halls in the Kimmel Center, the Perelman Theater is a 627-seat auditorium with seating on the plaza, plaza tier, first balcony, and second balcony levels.  All…more info