Matan Porat, piano

Friday, November 22, 2019 - 7:30 pm
American Philosophical Society

American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall,
427 Chestnut Street
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$25.00 per ticket

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About This Performance

Making his PCMS solo recital debut, Israeli-born Matan Porat presents Carnaval, a program based on Schumann’s masterpiece. Performed without intermission, this 65-minute concert intersperses Schumann’s 21 character pieces with short compositions by 19 different composers. All relate to the characters or the music of Schumann through motivic connections, riddles, or games. The result is an entirely new view of Carnaval.

Program featuring Schumann’s Carnaval, Op. 9, and short works by 19 different composers from Couperin to Kurtág

This concert is supported by the Adele and John Gray Endowment Fund.

The Artist(s)

Matan Porat, piano
Hailed by the New York Times for his “magnificent sound and breath of expression”, pianist and composer Matan Porat has performed in distinguished venues including the Philharmonie in Berlin, Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall in London, Auditorium du Louvre and Salle Gaveau in Paris and the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, and with orchestras such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra,… Read More


Variations on a theme by Scarlatti (beginning)- Matan Porat, piano
Johannes Brahms- piano concerto no. 2 op. 83 (Matan Porat, Hejá Domonkos, Concerto Budapest)