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Harold Robinson and Friends

Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 3:00 PM (Add to calendar)

American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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For some time, PCMS and Harold Robinson have discussed a program that would showcase the double bass. His prior PCMS appearances have resulted in pleas from audiences to hear more from this magnificent artist in repertoire that displays his superb musicianship as well as the integrity of his playing. Of particular note is Prokofiev’s Quintet. Derived from his unpublished ballet Trapèze, it is highly “modern,” uncompromisingly dissonant, and quirky in form. It demands a very high level of virtuosity from all the players, most notably from the double bass.

Harold Robinson, double bass; Erica Peel, flute/piccolo; Richard Woodhams, oboe; Ricardo Morales, clarinet; Juliette Kang, violin; Che-Hung Chen, viola; Edgar Meyer, double bass

Schulhoff: Concertino for Flute, Viola, and Double Bass
Prokofiev: Quintet, Op. 39
Duos for two double basses TBA

Richard Woodhams, oboe

Richard Woodhams is Principal Oboe of the Philadelphia Orchestra. He has made frequent solo appearances with the Orchestra in Philadelphia, as well as in New York, Boston, and other cities throughout the United States and Asia in collaboration with its four previous music directors. His recordings with the Orchestra include Richard Strauss’s Oboe Concerto with Wolfgang Sawallisch..

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Juliette Kang, violin

A native of Edmonton, Canada, Juliette Kang is First Associate Concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra, where she holds the Joseph and Marie Field Chair. She came to Philadelphia from the Boston Symphony, where she served as assistant concertmaster from 2003 to 2005. Prior to that she was a member of the first violin section of the Metropolitan Opera.

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Che-Hung Chen, viola

Violist Che-Hung Chen has been a member of The Philadelphia Orchestra since the spring of 2001, when he was hired by then Music Director Wolfgang Sawallisch, becoming the first Taiwanese citizen ever to join the Orchestra. He has also served as acting associate principal viola under former Music Director Christoph Eschenbach. Mr. Chen was the.

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Ricardo Morales, clarinet

Ricardo Morales is one of the most sought after clarinetists of today. He joined The Philadelphia Orchestra as principal clarinet in 2003. Prior to this he was principal clarinet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, a position he assumed at the age of 21, under the direction of James Levine. His virtuosity and artistry as a.

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Edgar Meyer, double bass

Edgar Meyer emerged in the 1990s as one of the world's most talented string bass players, at home, remarkably, in both the classical repertory and in bluegrass. He is also a composer whose works achieved wide diffusion in the late 1990s; they served as cornerstones in the efforts of Sony to forge new audiences for.

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Harold Robinson, double bass

Harold Robinson joined The Philadelphia Orchestra as principal bass in September 1995. He previously served as principal bass with the National Symphony from 1985 to 1995, and he also served as assistant principal bass of the Houston Symphony Orchestra (1977-85) and principal bass of the New Mexico Symphony (1975-77, then known as the Albuquerque Symphony)..

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American Philosophical Society

Address: Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Concerts at the American Philosophical SocietyBenjamin Franklin Hall is a 375 seat auditorium offering plaza level and balcony seating.  All concerts at this venue are general admission seating.  Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance. There are many historic elements to the building.  Designed in the Italianate style, it features a visually striking white marble façade and an impressive collection of paintings.…more info