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Gerald Finley, bass-baritone and Julius Drake, piano

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

  • Gerald Finley - Tchaikovsky

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Canadian bass-baritone Gerald Finley has long been recognized as “a recitalist of rare versatility, a concert artist of the first rank, and an opera singer of distinction” (New York Times). Joined by his longtime recital partner, Julius Drake, the Grammy Award winner returns to PCMS by popular demand with a program that encompasses Russian songs, Lieder, and English and American folk songs.

Beethoven: Selection of Four Goethe Lieder
Schubert: Selection of Eight Goethe Lieder
Tchaikovsky: Four Romances
Rachmaninov: Six Romances
Selection of Folk Songs to be announced from the stage


This performance features a free pre-concert lecture starting at 6:45 PM with Cori Ellison

Gerald Finley, bass-baritone

Canadian bass-baritone Gerald Finley has become one of the leading singers and dramatic interpreters of his generation, with award-winning performances and recordings on CD and DVD with major labels and performing at the world’s major opera and concert venues in a wide variety of repertoire. His recent awards include a Grammy for Best Opera Recording 2012 (Dr..

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Julius Drake, piano

Pianist Julius Drake lives in London and specializes in the field of chamber music, working with many of the world’s leading artists both in recital and on disc. He appears at all the major music centers: in recent seasons concerts have taken him to the Aldeburgh, Edinburgh, Munich, Schubertiade, and Salzburg Music Festivals; to Carnegie Hall and.

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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.…more info