PCMS Gala Celebration

Sunday, May 15, 2022 - 7:00 PM
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

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About This Performance

We invite you to join us for an evening of great music-making, in support of the mission, values, and programs that have made PCMS such a vital part of the cultural life of our city and region. In collaboration with Jeremy Denk, we have curated a program that highlights eight of our closest musical friends and celebrates our mission to engage our community in a life more beautiful through the shared experience of chamber music.

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

BartókContrasts for violin, clarinet and piano
Mendelssohn: Piano Trio in C Minor, Op. 66
Lee, III: Principal Brothers No. 3
Elgar: Piano Quintet in A Minor, Op. 84

Please note: Pamela Frank has had to cancel her appearance due to health reasons. Alexi Kenney will take her place in Mendelssohn's Trio in C Minor.

The Artist(s)

Jeremy Denk
Jeremy Denk, piano
Jeremy Denk is one of America’s foremost pianists, proclaimed by the New York Times ‘a pianist you want to hear no matter what he performs’. Winner of a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, and the Avery Fisher Prize, he has also been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Denk has appeared many times at Carnegie Hall and in recent years has worked with such orchestras as Chicago Symphony,… Read More
Anthony McGill, clarinet
Hailed for his “trademark brilliance, penetrating sound and rich character” (New York Times), clarinetist Anthony McGill is one of classical music’s most recognizable and brilliantly multifaceted figures. In addition to his dynamic international solo and chamber music career, McGill is principal clarinet of the New York Philharmonic—the first African-American principal player in the organization's history. In 2020,… 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
Named one of the greatest string quartets of the last 100 years by BBC Music Magazine, the GRAMMY® nominated Dover Quartet has followed a “practically meteoric” (Strings) trajectory to become one of the most in-demand chamber ensembles in the world. In addition to its faculty role as the Penelope P.… Read More