Jonathan Biss, piano

Friday, November 01, 2024 - 7:30 PM
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

300 South Broad Street Learn More

This concert is part of the Elaine Kligerman Piano Recital Series. You can subscribe to this series, Build Your Own subscription, or purchase a Season Pass. Individual tickets go on sale August 1.

About This Performance

Jonathan Biss has established himself as “one of his generation’s most serious musical thinkers” (New York Times). His latest PCMS recital pairs one of Schubert’s last sonatas—“works which address the mysteries of life and death, and do so unflinchingly and with astonishing beauty”—with a newly commissioned work by Black composer Alvin Singleton. “The intention is not to suggest a particular connection between the old and new works: it is to show that one can immerse oneself in the greatest music of the past and work to ensure that the present and future are more just, and so much richer for it” (Jonathan Biss).

Schubert: Four Impromptus, D. 935: No. 1 in F Minor
Schubert: Four Impromptus, D. 935: No. 3 in B-flat Major
Singleton: Bed-Stuy Sonata  Philadelphia Premiere/PCMS Co-Commission
Schubert: Sonata in A Major, D. 959

The Artist(s)

Jonathan Biss, piano
Pianist Jonathan Biss is a world-renowned educator and critically-acclaimed author who channels his deep musical curiosity into expansive performances and projects in the concert hall and beyond. Praised as “a superb pianist and also an eloquent and insightful music writer” (The Boston Globe) with “impeccable taste and a formidable technique” (The New Yorker),… Read More


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